Social News 23/11

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Japan applies single tourist visas for Vietnamese citizens The Japanese Embassy in Hanoi announced that on November 20, Japan started a simplified application procedure for single tourist visas for Vietnamese nationals as part of efforts to further promote people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. Accordingly, Vietnamese individuals are able to apply for single tourist visas when they take part in package tours (with a stay of less than 15 days) organised by local travel agencies … [Read more...]

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Hanoi Int’l Film Festival opens today

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Hanoi Int'l Film Festival opens today … [Read more...]

Social News 20/11

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/11

HCM City bustling with year-end fashion shows Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, Defined Moment, andAtelier Chardon Savard of France; ISSUE of Thailand; Frederick Lee from Singapore; Tsolo Munkh from … [Read more...]

Social News 20/1

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [Read more...]

Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

Duo combine a mixture of styles

On stage: Pho An My performs at her show in 2011. - Photo vietnamnet.vn

HA NOI (VNS) - The duo of pianist Pho An My and composer Dang Tue Nguyen will present a new stage production that combines the traditional art of tuong and chamber music. … [Read more...]

Deputy Defence Minister visits Army Corps 16

Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Cung (first from the right, front row) visiting Army Corps 16.

PANO - A defence mission, led by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Cung, Deputy Minister of the National Defence, on November 13th paid a visit to Army Corps 16. At the working session, the corps' Commander, Lieutenant General Le Duc Tho, briefed the mission on the results of task implementation in 2014. Accordingly, the corps has well carried out training missions, and command and staff exercises, as well as production activities. … [Read more...]

Social News 12/11

llegal sand mining boats seized As many as 51 boats involved in illegal sand mining have been seized by police in the capital city's Phuc Tho District. The operation, carried out by 200 policemen from the Ministry of Public Security netted records of illegal sales dating back many years, as well as weapons, indicating the possibility that gangs were protecting the illegal business. Police said the boats are believed to have been directly mining sand from the river bed or filling their hulls … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 11/11

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Best young short-movie makers honored … [Read more...]

Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh. As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 7/11

Hanoi launches World heritage discovery competition A competition on world heritage discovery in Hanoi officially opened on November 6. Hanoi now has four world heritage sites: the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, 82 stone stele records of doctoral laureates in the Temple of Literature, Giong festival at Phu Dong and Soc temples and Ca Tru (ceremonial singing). Entrants are required to demonstrate their knowledge about these four world heritage sites and propose conservation and development … [Read more...]

Social News 7/11

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JICA provides assistance in road maintenance The second phase of the Project for Capacity Enhancement in Road Maintenance will commence in December with financial and technical support from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), according to a document signed between the Ministry of Transport and JICA in Hanoi on November 5. At the signing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong highlighted the need for the sustainable maintenance and management of Vietnam 's … [Read more...]

Social News 6/11

Drug smuggling ring brought to light Ho Chi Minh City police announced they have smashed a gang trafficking drugs from China. The police said they opened their investigation last month after discovering a man named Nguyen The Manh in Tan Binh district selling drugs to small dealers in Ho Chi Minh City. From Manh, the police tracked down more suppliers and finally reached the ring leader, 36-year-old Vu Xuan Nhat from the northern province of Hai Duong. Nhat bought drug in China and … [Read more...]

Sports News 3/11

Hoang Anh Gia Lai replace seniors Hoang Anh Gia Lai have opted not to re-sign contracts with 20 players in order to use their self-trained athletes in the coming season. After the success of his U19 team in recent tournaments, Doan Nguyen Duc, owner of the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Club and the Hoang Anh Gia Lai-Arsenal JMG Academy, has decided to push the young team to play at the V-League, the national premier league. Hoang Anh Gia Lai's U19 players, who are key members of the national U19 team, … [Read more...]

Motorbike owners rebel over new road-use fees

National Road 1A during rush hour. Motorbike owners are worried about how to budget for an increase in road-use fees that starts today. - VNA/VNS Photo Khuong Duy

HA NOI (VNS)- Motorbike owners are worried about how to budget for an increase in road-use fees that starts today. Many say they will refuse to pay. … [Read more...]

Social News 31/10

Ventilator donated to City hospital The New Zealand-based Julie Ferne Memorial Trust donated a Newport e360 ventilator to the Children Hospital 2 in HCM City yesterday, making it the first medical equipment donation made by the Trust to the hospital. The Preston family partnered with VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) to procure the ventilator and to ensure that the equipment will be used and maintained properly. Since 2012, the Julie Ferne Memorial Trust has raised funds from around the world to … [Read more...]

VietinBank: Reliable Partner of FDI Enterprises

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As a leading credit institution in Vietnam, the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) is proud to be a pioneering provider of modern financial and banking products and services of international standard for foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises in the country. Moreover, with its experience and knowledge of policies and markets in Vietnam, VietinBank always understands and shares difficulties with FDI firms and introduces effective and timely solutions to … [Read more...]

Social News 27/10

VFF signs MoU on cooperation with Singaporean partner The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the People's Association of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the 2014-2016 period in Hanoi on October 22. The MoU was signed by VFFCC Vice President and General Secretary Vu Trong Kim and Chief Executive Officer of the Singaporean association Ang Hak Seng. The signing followed talks between VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan and the Singaporean … [Read more...]