‘Do Re Mi’ children singing contest to air final round

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The final round of Do Re Mi, an annual singing contest for children, will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television's VTV3 channel on July7. Ten of the selected contestants join the final round (Photo: SGGP) Ten of the selected contestants including Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, Trinh Nhat Minh, Le An Nam, Luu Thi Huong Thao, Ju Uyen Nhi, Do Khanh Nhi, Le Mai Quynh, Rmah Thanh Xuan, Tran Quoc Thai and Pham Mai Ngoc Nhat of ages 6-8 triumphed over thousands of candidates to join the final round. This year, the 7th singing contest had drawn a large number of children from across the nation, included remote areas such as Ha Giang, Nghe An, Gia Lai and Ca Mau. Le Tran Nhat Tien, a nine-year-old boy from the northern province of Ha Tinh had won a special cash prize of VND15 million and a trip to Hello Music Land in Melbourne, Australia, with his parents in the last contest. … [Read more...]

Central region boy, 9, wins Do Re Mi singing competition

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HA NOI — The Do Re Mi singing contest for children awarded a Special Prize to Le Tran Nhat Tien on Sunday. Tien, a nine-year-old boy from the central province of Ha Tinh, received a cash prize of VND15 million (US$700) and a trip to Hello Music Land in Melbourne, Australia, with his father or mother. First and second prizes were given to Bao Tran, 8; Gia Linh, 9; and Bich Hang, 8. Do Re Mi has been broadcast by Viet Nam Television, with sponsorship by Vinamilk, annually since 2006.-VNS … [Read more...]

8-year-old boy crowned at children singing contest

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Le Tran Nhat Tien from the northern province of Ha Tinh has been crowned winner at Doremi, the singing contest for children held annually by the national Vietnam Television Station. At the final night of the competition which is in its 6th year on August 12, the 8-year-old boy impressed the jury as well as viewers with his confident performances of two songs "Trong Com" (Cylindrical Drum) and "Bay Cao Tieng Hat Uoc Mo" (The Voice of Dreams Flying High), then won the highest prize worth VND20 million (US$1,000). … [Read more...]

Judge and audiences cry when 9-year-old boy sings

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VietNamNet Bridge – Both judges and the audience were touched by the performance of Le Tran Nhat Tien, a 9-year-old boy from the central province of Ha Tinh, in a show of the Do Re Mi television singing contest for kids on July 22. Judges Tran Thanh and Chau Anh and many viewers could not hold on their tears when Tien sang “Seeing Mum in Dream.” … [Read more...]

Aspiration for reunion

An art performance at the exchange

PANO - The aspiration of soldiers, who fought and sacrificed their lives far from their hometowns, to reunite with their families; mothers’ and wives’ desire for years waiting for their children and husbands; the aspiration of soldiers who were lucky to be alive after the war to find remains of their fallen comrades; all were addressed in a touching exchange themed "Aspiration for reunion" on the evening of July 27th at the Hall of the Ministry of National Defence. A time of war, a time of glory Addressing this exchange, which was co-organized by the Office of the State Steering Committee on Searching For and Repatriating Remains of Martyrs, the Vietnam Television and the Military Broadcasting Centre, and aired live, State President Truong Tan Sang expressed deep gratitude to and thoroughly inquired after heroic Vietnamese mothers, wounded and sick soldiers, relatives of martyrs and other national contributors. The exchange started off with a report on President Ho Chi … [Read more...]

Vietnam defense minister Phung Quang Thanh attends art program in Hanoi

Vietnam’s Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh (C, sitting) is seen at the art exchange program. Photo:

Vietnam’s Minister of Defense, Phung Quang Thanh, attended a special art exchange program in Hanoi on Monday to mark the 67th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27), along with many other high-ranking officials. General Thanh returned from France on July 25 after recovering from surgery on a lung tumor – reportedly benign – that was performed at a French hospital on June 30. He came back after German news agency DPA on July 19 published an article saying he had died the same day at a French hospital where he was being treated for lung cancer, citing an anonymous military source. On July 20, Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, rejected the DPA article, affirming that General Thanh had recovered from the surgery and was healthy. After Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper carried a report on Saturday on Minister Thanh’s return to Hanoi on a flight operated by flag carrier Vietnam … [Read more...]

“Khat Vong Doan Tu” art programme to take place in Hanoi on July 27

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The Hanoitimes - "Khat Vong Doan Tu" (An aspiration for reunion) art programme will be held at the Defence Ministry’s Hall in Hanoi on July 27 evening to celebrate the 68th War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27). According to Major General Tran Van Minh, Director of the Department of Policy under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, said at a press conference on July 24 in Hanoi, the programme is organised by the Steering Committee for the Search and Repatriation of Remains of Fallen Soldiers to pay tribute to war martyrs, invalids and revolutionary contributors. The programme will be broadcasted live on the Vietnam Television’s VTV1 channel and the Vietnam National Defence Television channel. The show will also honour teams, individuals and organisations who have been working tirelessly to search for and repatriate the remains of fallen soldiers. Thu Minh … [Read more...]

8th “Mau hoa do” art program held in Hanoi

Presenting savings books for the war invalids at the program (Photo: HT)

(CPV) - On the occasion of 68th anniversary of Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (27/7/1947 – 27/7/2015), the 8th "Mau hoa do" (Red Flower Colour) art program co-organised by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Online Newspaper, the Vietnam National Communications Group, Vietnam HDtv and Nhan Tam Join-Stock Companies and the Vietnam Television (VTV) took place on July 23rd in Hanoi. The event was attended by comrades: the former Vietnamese Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu; Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Vice chairman of the Political General Department of the Vietnamese People’s Army Nguyen Trong Nghia; Deputy Heads of the Party Central Committee’s Commission of Popularization and Education Nguyen The Ky and Bui The Duc; Editor-in-chief of the CPV Online Newspaper Dao Ngoc Dung and deputies from ministries, departments, branches, businesses and sponsors and the crowded of war invalids and soldiers and revolutionary contributors. Addressing … [Read more...]

8th “Mau hoa do” art program

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(Cinet)- 8th "Mau hoa do" (Red Flower Colour) art program co-organized by the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper, the Vietnam National Communications Group, Vietnam HDtv and Nhan Tam Join-Stock Companies and the Vietnam Television (VTV) kicked off on July 23rd in Hanoi. The 8th "Mau hoa do" art program took place at 20h on July 23rd at the meeting-hall of the Ministry of Defence, No. 7, Nguyen Tri Phuong street, Ba Dinh district in Hanoi and was broadcasted live on VTV2. The audiences enjoyed some performances during the program such as ‘To quoc toi chua dep the bao gio (My beautiful country)’; Dat nuoc (The country); ‘Thoi hoa do’ (The red flower); ‘Mien xa tham’ (Far-away region); ‘Co gai mo duong’ (Girls opening streets); ‘Cuoc doi van dep sao’ (Life is beautiful);… by performances of famous artists: people’s artist Thanh Hoa; meritorious artists Thai Bao; Viet Hoan; singers Ton That Thai Son; Thu … [Read more...]

Major art programme to mark War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day

An art programme titled "Khat Vong Doan Tu" (An aspiration for reunion) will be held at the Defence Ministry’s Hall in Hanoi on July 27 evening to mark the 68 th War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day. The programme will be broadcasted live on the Vietnam Television’s VTV1 channel and the Vietnam National Defence Television channel (QPVN). Major General Tran Van Minh, Director of the Department of Policy under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, said at a press conference on July 24 in Hanoi that the show is organised by the Steering Committee for the Search and Repatriation of Remains of Fallen Soldiers to pay tribute to war martyrs, invalids and revolutionary contributors. It will also honour teams, individuals and organisations who have been working tirelessly to search for and repatriate the remains of fallen soldiers. Many Party and State leaders are expected to attend the event together with Heroic Vietnamese Mothers and war … [Read more...]

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Show to celebrate Invalids, Martyrs Day Viet Nam Television (VTV), in co-operation with its partners, will broadcast a special live programme next week to mark the 68th Day for Invalids and War Martyrs (July 27). The 120-minute program-me will feature dozens of young and veteran singers, dancers and music players from professional art troupes. There will also be performances in praise of the country, its history and traditional culture and lifestyle. Featured songs will be those recognised as canons of revolutionary music written by talented composers such as Huy Du, Pham Tuyen and Nguyen Duc Toan. The boy band Oplus will perform Toan's Biet On Chi Vo Thi Sau (Grateful to Heroine Vo Thi Sau), a song in memory of the southern young heroine Vo Thi Sau, who died for her country when she was only at 16. People's Artist Tran Hieu will sing along with the pop band MTV the new version of Cung Anh Tien Quan Tren Duong Dai (We Go to the Battle Together), a work composed by Huy Du with … [Read more...]

Documentary on Vietnam War uses keepsakes to tell its story

A documentary film on the Vietnam War with English subtitles will begin airing on Vietnam Television this week. The 50-minute work, titled Ky Vat Chien Tranh (War Memorabilia), was written and directed by Le Minh, a journalist and documentary filmmaker. The work covers the war's events and battles through keepsakes from both American and Vietnamese soldiers during the war. To complete the film, Minh and his staff travelled around Vietnam and the US, interviewing dozens of soldiers who had kept and exchanged objects and diaries. The film staff interviewed American veteran Bob Frasure, who had found and kept a diary written by Vietnamese war martyr Vu Dinh Doan of Hai Duong Province for 40 years. In 2012, the diary was returned to Doan's son, who cried when he received the diary. "I asked myself why Bob kept the diary of a Vietnamese soldier, and why he found the way to return it. I answered my questions after filming," said director Minh, who spent four years on the film. "Bob … [Read more...]

Arts programme pays tribute to fallen female volunteers of Dong Loc

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Leaders of the Party, State and Ha Tinh province present gifts to families of the 10 fallen young female volunteers and a policy beneficiary. NDO – A programme was held on July 23 at the Dong Loc T-junction historical relic site in the central province of Ha Tinh to mark 68th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27) and 47th anniversary of the Dong Loc T-junction victory (July 24). The annual programme was co-organised by Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper, Ha Tinh province and Vietnam Television. The event was attended by Politburo members: Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) To Huy Rua who is also Head of the PCC Commission for Organisation and National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong. Addressing the ceremony, member of the Party Central Committee and Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper, Thuan Huu, highlighted the contributions and sacrifice made by the 10 young female volunteers as well as thousands of soldiers, transportation workers … [Read more...]

8th “Mau hoa do” art program to take place in Hanoi

The 7th "Mau hoa do" art program (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)

(CPV) – On the occasion of 68th anniversary of Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (27/7/1947 – 27/7/2015), the 8th "Mau hoa do" (Red Flower Colour) art program co-organised by the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper, the Vietnam National Communications Group, Vietnam HDtv and Nhan Tam Join-Stock Companies and the Vietnam Television (VTV) will take place on July 23rd in Hanoi. The annual event aims to pay tribute to the war invalids and martyrs, Vietnamese heroic mothers and needy veterans across the country. The 8th "Mau hoa do" art program will take place at 20h on July 23rd at the meeting-hall of the Ministry of Defence, No. 7, Nguyen Tri Phuong street, Ba Dinh district in Hanoi and will be broadcast live on VTV2 . The audiences will enjoy the immortal epics during the program such as ‘To quoc toi chua dep the bao gio (My beautiful country)’; Dat nuoc (The country); ‘Thoi hoa do’ (The red flower); ‘Mien xa tham’ … [Read more...]

Cultural show to celebrate August Revolution, Independence Day

HA NOI (VNS) — About 500 performers from 10 Ha Noi-based troupes will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945) and the Independence Day of Viet Nam (September 2, 1945). They will perform in an art show entitled Viet Nam – Thoi Dai Ho Chi Minh (Viet Nam – Ho Chi Minh Era), which will be staged in the form of an epic, with songs, dances and music, combined with screenings of documentary excerpts and the art of lighting and sound. The show will present milestones in the nation's history in a chronological order. It will be aired live on Vietnam Television at 8pm on September 2. Meanwhile, the annual Autumn Melodies symphony concert will be held at My Dinh Stadium in August to celebrate Independence Day. The Viet Nam National Symphony Orchestra will host the show. — VNS … [Read more...]

Approving an art performance to mark 70th anniversary of the National Day, September 2

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The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry said on July 20 that the ministry approved a special art performance to celebrate 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day (September 2). The program themed "Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Era" will take place on the night of September 2 in Hanoi and will be broadcast live on the Vietnam Television. The performance is a semi-epic story told through dancing, music and singing combined with movies, documentaries, sound, lights and stage techniques to create impressively grandiose scenes. The program aims to highlight the "Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Era", portraying the historic period of the nation’s heroic revolutionary war under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Around 500 artists from the military and central art units in Hanoi will participate in the performance. Besides, a music concert "The Autumn Melodies" will also be organised at the My Dinh stadium to mark … [Read more...]

VTC posts impressive results in the first half of 2015

Vietnam Multimedia Corporation or Vietnam Television Corporation (VTC) posted impressive results in the first half of the year. The company's turnover reached 1.85 trillion VND (85.6 million USD), representing a 37 percent year-on-year rise. Figures released during a conference held in Hanoi on July 16 to unveil the tasks before VTC in the second half of the year showed that its profit of 81.6 billion VND during the six-month period amounted to 80 percent of its target for the entire year. VTC's subsidiary, VTC Intecom, contributed the highest turnover of 1.23 trillion VND in the overall result, posting a 49 percent year-on-year increase. The company's profit reached 100 billion VND, which is much higher than 27 billion VND profit it made during the same period last year. VTC Digital reported a turnover of 226 billion VND and a profit of 33 billion VND, while VTC Media posted a turnover of 45 billion VND and a profit of 2.8 billion VND. The corporation contributed 222 billion … [Read more...]

Over thirty finalists to compete in Sao Mai singing contest

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PANO - The final round of Sao Mai singing contest 2015 will take place in FLC Sam Son Beach and Golf Resort in Thanh Hoa province from July 26th to August 15th with the 36 best contestants selected from the North, the Central and the South of Vietnam as well as Europe, announced the Vietnam Television on July 16th in Hanoi in a briefing conference. They will compete in three music genres, namely chamber music, folk music and light music on July 26th, August 1st and August 8th respectively. Vietnam Television will broadcast live all final evenings and the last one on August 18th on its channel 1. Translated by Ha Thanh … [Read more...]

Vietnam struggles to attract investors to transport infrastructure

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Long Thanh - Dau Giay Highway between Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Dong Nai. Photo credit: SGTO Vietnam is seeking to attract investment to develop its transport infrastructure, but it is not an easy task since local companies have limited finances while foreign ones are not interested in the business. The Ministry of Transport said recently it needs around VND288 trillion (US$13.03 billion) over the next five years for transport infrastructure. More than half of this is for roads, according to a ministry plan that is awaiting feedback from related agencies before being submitted to the government for approval. Most of the funding has to come from local and foreign investors, with the government only able to provide 30 percent of it. But without a developed stock market local private players mainly depend on bank loans for such projects, which require large sums for long terms. "Getting long-term loans is now a challenge for local private investors," Le Tuan Anh, … [Read more...]