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


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


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


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


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...]

1,500 runners to join Hanoi Moi Run


(VOV) -Organizers have unveiled at a press conference that more than 1,500 runners have registered for the final round of the 42nd annual Hanoi Moi Run for Peace set for October 4 at Hoan Kiem Lake. The participants come from 82 teams nationwide and include nearly 350 foreigners and 200 professional Vietnamese runners said the organizers. The event aims to celebrate the 70th anniversary of August Revolution and National Day and the 61st anniversary of Capital Liberation Day. Since its launch, the tournament has drawn the participation of more than 30,000 in the qualifying rounds, making it the largest event of its type. The event will broadcast live at 7:00 am on Vietnam television VTV6. … [Read more...]

VTV airs Vietnamese history animation


A scene from the animation (Credit: VTV) NDO - National broadcasting network Vietnam Television (VTV) has begun airing an animated programme on the history of Vietnam, which is expected to run for up to 2,000 episodes. Titled "Hao khi ngan nam" (Thousand-year heroic spirit), the series is shown at 21:55 from Monday to Friday with each episode running for five minutes. Each episode features a historical event, figure or anecdote from the era of Hung Kings, Vietnam’s legendary founders, to the Later Le Dynasty in the late 18th century when the country was divided between the Trinh and Nguyen Lords. This is the first time that such a long-running animation on Vietnamese history has been produced and broadcast on television. VTV says the film has been produced in consultation with leading historical experts to ensure the target audience, which mainly consists of children, will gain a general and systematic knowledge of national history. It is expected that the series will help … [Read more...]

Over VND 12 billion donated to “Operation Healthy Heart” program

An art performance at the exchange

PANO - The organizing panel of the "Operation Healthy Heart" program received more than VND 12 billion from units and benefactors nationwide, in an exchange reviewing the program’s seven years of operation on the evening of September 27th in Hanoi. During a live broadcast, attended by Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan and co-hosted by Vietnam Television and military-run telecom group Viettel, the audience heard of the program’s difficult but sentimental routine, and watched the first-ever music video with performances of a number of domestic and international singers and artists to appeal to the community to support the program. According to the organizers, the program has been backed by more than 8,000 individuals and groups at home and abroad. With donations of nearly VND 90 billion over the past 7 years, 2,700 underprivileged children under 16 suffering congenital heart diseases have received free heart surgery so far. Most recently, this September, the … [Read more...]

Over 2,700 disadvantaged children receive support for heart surgery

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan and representatives at the event. (Photo: ATP)

Over the past 7 years, organizations and individuals have given assistance worth nearly VND90 billion for the program on heart surgery for children entitled "Operation Healthy Heart". The information was released during a meeting to review the program over the past 7 years by its organizers - Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Vietnam Military-run Telecommunications Group (Viettel) held on September 27th in Hanoi. According to the organizers, the assistance has helped 2,700 disadvantaged children under 16 years old who were the victims of inborn heart diseases have access to free heart surgery. The results have shown the program to have significant humanitarian value by saving poor children with inborn heart diseases, assisting them to have a normal life with healthy hearts. During the meeting, the organizers launched the program for the 8th year with an initial amount of VND12 billion donated to the program while sponsors pledged to pay heart operation fees for 116 children./. … [Read more...]

2,700 children with congenital heart diseases receive free surgery


Free surgeries have been provided to 2,700 poor children under the age of 16 who are suffering from congenital heart diseases. (Credit: vtv.vn) NDO – Free surgeries have been provided to 2,700 children under the age of 16 who are suffering from congenital heart diseases and are living in difficult circumstances over the past seven years under the ‘Hearts for you’ programme. The information was released at a conference broadcast live in Hanoi to report outcomes of the implementation of the programme. Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan was in attendance at the event. Launched in 2008 by Vietnam Television and Vietnam Military Telecommunications Group Viettel, the ‘Hearts for you’ programme has raised nearly VND90 billion donated by more than 8,000 individuals, organisations and enterprises in the country and overseas. With the achieved results, this programme has brought a normal life to poverty stricken children suffering from heart diseases as well as … [Read more...]

Fresh trends hit Vietnam Fashion Week


The latest creations by Vietnam's leading fashion designers will strut down this year's spring-summer runway at Vietnam Fashion Week, which opened in Hanoi on September 25. Seventeen designers from Vietnam, Spain and Malaysia show 900 outfits in three nights of ready-to-wear and one haute couture show Monday evening. The event takes place at its usual location at Vietnam Television's station. Veteran designer Minh Hanh, and founder of the Vietnam Fashion Week, said the designs span from organzas and silks, to more casual denims and linens to satisfy customers' growing demand for diverse closets. Hanh goes back in time to historic Japan with a dress collection made from hakata ori, silk textiles used for obi (belt) and kimonos since the 1200s. "Fashion week, held twice a year, gives us designers a chance to improve our skills, encourage young designers and get a feel for customers' taste," said Hanh. "By presenting our creations at fashion week, we hope to inspire new trends for … [Read more...]

Vietnam introduces draft planning for national press management


Vietnam is likely to see fewer print newspapers but more online ones, while influential media outlets such as Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper will be put under a higher management level, according to a recently announced proposal. The proposition on national press management and planning towards 2025, prepared by the Ministry of Information and Communications, was introduced at a conference chaired by Minister Nguyen Bac Son in Hanoi on Friday. The new planning of the press industry is aimed at improving the efficiency of press management and leadership, the Vietnam News Agency quoted Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan as saying. It also addresses the overlapping investment and loose management of the media, and enhancing capacity for media managers as well as journalists, according to the deputy minister. Higher-level managers for influential newspapers The Ministry of Information and Communications will consider creating some specific mechanisms … [Read more...]

More print newspapers to shift to e-versions: proposal

Vietnam will have fewer print and more electronic newspapers, according to a proposal on national press management and planning towards 2025, introduced by the Ministry of Information and Communications on September 25th.

Print newspapers are being urged to shift to electronic versions, read the proposal. Electronic newspapers run by organisations and agencies below ministerial and provincial levels will be put under the management of ministries and provinces, it stated. Meanwhile, social organisations and State-owned enterprises are unlikely to issue electronic newspapers but rather electronic magazines. Radio and television stations are being asked to air 70 percent domestically-produced programs and only 30 percent foreign contributions while the number of foreign channels is not to exceed 30 percent. Vietnam News Agency, the Radio Voice of Vietnam, the Vietnam Television, Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper, and Cong an Nhan dan (People’s Public Security) Newspaper are expected to operate in the multi-media model without setting up their own broadcast system for their TV channels. Local television networks will become financially independent by 2020, said the proposal. According to Deputy … [Read more...]

Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016

(Photo: VNA)

The Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 showcasing 900 new designs will be held at the Vietnam Television’s studio S14 from September 25th-28th in Hanoi. The new designs by 17 designers from Vietnam, Malaysia and Italy will be introduced to the audiences over four nights including 3 nights of "Ready to Wear" and one night of "Haute Couture". The information was revealed by leading Vietnamese designer Minh Hanh. In the first "Ready to Wear" show, designers Ngoc Han, Nhi Hoang, Quang Huy, Chula, Ha Duy and Hung Viet will introduce their latest Spring-Summer fashion trends for 2016. The second and third shows of "Ready to Wear" on September 26th - 27th will showcase the designs by Genviet, Thuy Design House, Xuan Hao, Cao Duy, Minh Minh, Malaysian designer Eric Choong, Tang Thanh Cong, Thuong Huyen, Hien Dang, Vu Viet Ha and Minh Hanh. The closing night Haute Couture will bring audiences the latest designs by Genviet, Chula, Quang Huy, Ha Duy, Vu Viet Ha, Hung Viet, Eric … [Read more...]

Fashion Week to forecast latest fashion spring-summer trend for 2016

Designer Minh Hanh's designs

Designer Ngoc Han’s designs NDO - Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 will be held at Vietnam Television's studio S14 in Hanoi from September 25 to 28, forecasting the latest spring-summer fashion trends for 2016. The remark was made by Minh Hanh, a leading Vietnamese designer, a delegate of the Vietnam Fashion Week’s organising board, made the remark at a press conference held in Hanoi on September 24. The fashion week will introduce 900 of the latest Spring-Summer designs from 17 domestic and foreign designers during three "Ready To Wear" nights and one "Haute Couture" night. The designs not only showcase creation but also lean towards wearability. Designer Ngoc Han’s collection, inspired by the beauty of Vietnamese pottery, will open the fashion week on September 25. The designer has invested in the most modern digital printing unit for her designs, according to designer Minh Hanh. The first ‘Ready To Wear’ show will also showcase … [Read more...]

120 kids partake in Mid-Autumn festival

At the press conference (Photo: SGGP)

120 kids from the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen, Cao Bang. Bac Kan, Phu Tho, Lang Son, and Quang Ninh will partake in Dem Hoi Trang Ram (Mid-Autumn Festival) themed Thap sang Uoc Mo Thieu Nhi Vietnam ( Lighting Vietnamese Children’ wishes) on September 26 in Hanoi. The Youth Communist Union in Ho Chi Minh City, its central counterparts and Vietnam Television, and Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) held a press conference to launch the 8th program on September 23 in Hanoi, aiming to offer children a happy and loving Mid-Autumn festival. Under the program, children will have opportunity to tour Hanoi’s cultural and historical sites and receive gifts, scholarships. Vietcombank will give 120 scholarships during the event. Of these, 100 scholarships worth VND1 million (US$44.5) each will be offered disadvantaged children and 20 scholarships worth VND 3million each will present to children from meager-income families but have good … [Read more...]

VTV to divest K+, SCTV and VTVcab

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnam Television (VTV) will divest its holding in three pay TV units including Vietnam Television Cable Corporation (VTVcab), Saigon Tourist Cable Television (SCTV) and K+, said Tran Binh Minh, VTV's General Director. "VTVcab will be equitised by the end of this year, which means we will offload our stakes in this unit," Minh said, during the 20th anniversary of the VTVcab network. "After divesting from VTVcab, as well as SCTV and K+, VTV will only take over the supervision of broadcasting content." The divestment aims to enhance the efficiency of the pay TV units, as well as bring more benefits to shareholders. Simultaneously, the proceeds from the divestment will help the development of VTV, he added. VTVcab, wholly owned by VTV and launched in September 20, 2005, has become the largest pay TV supplier in Viet Nam, providing services in more than 60 provinces. Currently, VTVcab is broadcasting on 200 channels, including 50 HD channels and 20 special … [Read more...]

2 arrested for stabbing TV reporter who exposed illegal mining in northern Vietnam


Chu Van The, 24, one of the two young men who admitted to attacking reporter Nguyen Ngoc Quang on September 4, 2015. Photo: CTV Thai Nguyen police have arrested two men accused of attacking a television reporter who had reported about illegal mining in the northern province. The arrestees, 22-year-old Duong Nghia Hau and 24-year-old Chu Van The, are facing charges of deliberately injuring other, police said. The case happened on September 4 when Nguyen Ngoc Quang, 44, deputy chief of the news desk at Thai Nguyen Radio and Television Station, was driving a car with his wife inside from his house in Dong Hy District to the office in Thai Nguyen Town. When Quang reached Gia Bay Bridge, two masked young men on a motorbike blocked his car and used a hammer to break its front door. As Quang and his wife, Pham Kieu Nhi, ran away, these men chased them and attacked Quang with knives, leaving him eight wounds in his shoulders, back, and arms. Nguyen Ngoc Quang, 44, sustains multiple … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City to build 3 reservoirs to curb inundation next year


Work on three reservoirs aimed at preventing flooding will kick off in three districts of Ho Chi Minh City next year with a total investment of about VND1.3 trillion (US$57.6 million). Accordingly, the Bau Cat reservoir will be built in Tan Binh District, while the Go Dua and Khanh Hoi reservoirs will be constructed in Thu Duc District and District 4 respectively, the Anti-Flood Program Operation Center said. The three lakes, to be built underground, are part of a master plan to build 103 reservoirs of this kind, 875 hectares in area, across the city during the 2016-20 period, the center said. Of the three, the Bau Cat reservoir is the pilot project to construct the first underground lake in the city, the center added. The reservoir, which is designed to be 125 meters long, 32 meters wide and 2.5 meters deep, will be able to contain 10,000m3 of rainwater upon completion. It will help ease floods when rainfall exceeds the existing drainage capacity of 76mm for three hours in … [Read more...]

Over 1,500 children in Central Highlands benefit from free heart check-up program

A doctor gives heart check-up to a boy during the program. (Photo: PANO)

Over 1,500 children under 16 years old in 6 poor districts of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on September 13th-14th were given free medical check-ups for early detection of the symptoms of inborn heart diseases. This was part of the humanitarian heart operation program entitled "Operation Healthy Heart" conducted by the Vietnam Military-run Telecommunications Group (Viettel) in collaboration with the Hanoi Medical University Hospital, Bach Mai Hospital, Chu Se Rubber Hospital in Gia Lai province and Vietnam Television (VTV). During the program, 36 children were discovered to contract inborn heart diseases, 10 of which receiving medical instruction to have the necessary operation. As the majority of the 10 patients in need of surgical treatment belong to poor ethnic minority families who cannot afford the medical fees, the organising committee instructed the families on how to ask for assistance from the humanitarian program as well as from other domestic and … [Read more...]