‘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...]

20 ICOMs donated to Tinh Hoa and Nghia An fishermen

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​Recently, ICOM radio devices were handed over to 20 fishermen in two communes of Tinh Hoa (6 ICOMs) and Nghia An (14 ones) by Quang Ngai City Red Cross organization. ​These machines were donated to fishing vessels with a capacity of 20-89 CV. This is an activity within the framework of the "East Sea Connectivity" program launched by Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Vietnam Red Cross, Voice of Vietnam and Vietnam Television. The program enables fishermen to contact the mainland when needed during offshore fishing operations to ensure their safety and to actively prevent and respond to disasters. Dai Ki​et … [Read more...]

US media features Vietnam’s National Party Congress

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Several newspapers in the US have commented that leadership transition at Vietnam's 12th National Party Congress shows political stability in the Southeast Asian nation. The re-appointment of Nguyen Phu Trong as Party General Secretary means that there would be no major changes in Vietnam's orientations for economic development, according to US newspapers. The New York Times quoted Frederick Burke, managing partner for Vietnam at the American law firm Baker & McKenzie as saying that the leadership transition at this week's party congress was encouraging because it highlighted the country's political stability and respect for the rule of law. The paper also cited Sami Kteily, executive chairman of PEB Steel, a construction company in Ho Chi Minh City, that Vietnam's membership in several recent trade agreements underlined the country's commitment to being an active member of the global economy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the re-election of Party General Secretary … [Read more...]

Press significantly contributes to successful Party Congress

Hanoi , January 28 (VNA) – The success of the 12 th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was significantly contributed by the press. Newly-elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong made the remark while meeting with domestic and foreign reporters in Hanoi on January 28, right after the Congress ended. The Party leader hailed the journalists for their timely reporting of the Congress – a significant political event to the public, stressing that after eight days of working, the Congress concluded as a big success. The Party chief told reporters from the Vietnam Television (VTV) that he was touched by the sentiments of domestic compatriots and international friends for trusting him as the top leader of the Party. There will be a lot of things to do in the coming tenure given the opportunities and challenges from both at home and abroad, he said, adding that enormous efforts are needed to fulfill the missions. He said it is imperative to … [Read more...]

State Capital Investment Corporation continues divestment, restructuring of enterprises

A model of VTV Tower in Ha Noi. As a joint venture between Vietnam Television and SCIC, the tower is expected to be among the top attractions in the capital city. — Photo VTV

VietNamNet Bridge – The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) divested State capital from 120 businesses in 2015, earning VND94.49 trillion (US$200.17 million) from a book value of VND1.68 trillion ($74.9 million). This was a 2.7-time increase, achieving 176 per cent of the target. As of December 31, 2015, SCIC's portfolio comprised 197 enterprises, with the State capital's book value being more than VND20 trillion ($891.7 million), accounting for 23 per cent of the charter capital and a market value of nearly VND95.7 trillion ($4.26 billion). As for new investments, SCIC focused its investment resources and obtained positive turns last year. SCIC's total investment disbursement in 2015 was more than VND8 trillion ($356.7 million). Certain large-scale projects became operational after a long period of preparation, including VTV Tower, a joint venture between Vietnam Television and SCIC, and some others being considered for investment such as the co-operation … [Read more...]

Members of the 12th Party Central Committee

The Saigon Times Daily I. Official members 1. Nguyen Hoang Anh, 53, Party secretary and chairman of Cao Bang Province 2. Chu Ngoc Anh, 51, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology 3. Nguyen Thuy Anh, 53, deputy head of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Social Affairs 4. Tran Tuan Anh, 52, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, and deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission 5. Nguyen Xuan Anh, 40, Party secretary of Danang City 6. Ha Ban, 59, deputy head of the PCC’s Commission for Organization 7. Nguyen Hoa Binh, 58, prosecutor general of the Supreme People’s Procuracy 8. Truong Hoa Binh, 61, chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court 9. Duong Thanh Binh, 55, Party secretary of Ca Mau Province 10. Nguyen Thanh Binh, 59, deputy head of the PCC’s Commission for Organization 11. Phan Thanh Binh, 56, president of Vietnam National University-HCMC 12. Nguyen Van Binh, 55, governor of the State Bank of … [Read more...]

Structure of 12th Party Central Committee

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The average age of the 12th Party Central Committee's 200 members is 53, as according to the list announced by the 12th National Party Congress on the afternoon of January 26. The new Party Central Committee (PCC) has 20 female members and 17 ethnic minorities. The re-elected included seven from the 11th tenure Political Bureau, namely Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Vice Chairwomen Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Tong Thi Phong, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education Dinh The Huynh, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan. In terms of the age structure, among the 180 official members, 26 are under 50; 142 others in the group of 51-60; and the remainder, above 61. The two youngest official members are Secretary of the Da Nang municipal Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Anh and Secretary of the Kien … [Read more...]

Art program to celebrate success of National Party Congress

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(Cinet)- My Dinh National Stadium organized a gala to celebrate the success of the 12th National Party Congress in the evening of January 28. The 90-minute programme is directed by People’s Artist Nguyen Quang Vinh and scripted by Meritorious Artist Khanh Toan. The performances, which are to be delivered onstage with a total area of up to 1,200 square metres, will be supported by visuals on screen and music, and are set to thoroughly entertain audiences. It will be arranged into three parts under the themes of "Singing under the Glorious Party Flag", "Motherland in the Flower Season", and "Party – The Springtime and the Faith", expecting to heighten patriotism and trust in the Party and Uncle Ho among the participants. The event will draw the participation of around 1,500 artists across the country, including those from the Vietnam National Academy of Music, the Vietnam Dance College, the Vietnam Circus Federation, and the Military University of Culture and Arts. … [Read more...]

List of 200 members of the 12th Party Central Committee

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The following is the list of 180 official members and 20 alternate members of the 12th Party Central Committee. 1. Nguyen Hoang Anh - Party Secretary of Cao Bang Province 2. Chu Ngoc Anh - Deputy Minister of Science - Technology 3. Nguyen Thuy Anh - Deputy Chair of the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs 4. Tran Tuan Anh - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade 5. Nguyen Xuan Anh - Da Nang Party Secretary 6. Ha Ban - Deputy Head of the Central Organizing Committee 7. Nguyen Hoa Binh - Head of the People's Supreme Procuracy 8. Truong Hoa Binh - Chief Justice of the People's Supreme Court 9. Duong Thanh Binh - Party Secretary of Ca Mau 10. Nguyen Thanh Binh - Deputy Head of the Central Organizing Committee 11. Phan Thanh Binh - Director of the National University, Ho Chi Minh City 12. Nguyen Van Binh - Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam 13. Tat Thanh Cang - Deputy Party Secretary of HCM City 14. Bui Minh Chau - Deputy Party Secretary and Chairman of Phu Tho … [Read more...]

Young Vietnamese girl with cancer fulfills dream of being flight attendant

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A young Vietnamese girl with cancer from the northern province of Hai Duong realized her dream of becoming a flight attendant on Sunday. Le Nguyen Khanh Linh, 11, a student of Sao Do 2 (Red Star 2) Elementary school in Hai Duong, had been wishing for an opportunity to board a plane and become a flight attendant. Linh, who is a young cancer patient, was being treated at K Hospital in Hanoi when she was visited by representatives from Jetstar Pacific, a low-cost Vietnamese carrier, after which her aspiration was acknowledged. The little girl was then chosen to be in a show called ‘Dieu Uoc Thu 7," literally translated as "The Saturday Wish," which is a reality show designed by national broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) to help turn the hopes and dreams of Vietnamese people with adversities into a reality. The show is aired weekly at 1:00 pm on Saturday on VTV3. Flag carrier Vietnam Airlines agreed to cooperate with the program producer and prepared an airplane under … [Read more...]

SCIC continues divestment, restructuring of enterprises

HA NOI (VNS) — The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) divested State capital from 120 businesses in 2015, earning VND94.49 trillion (US$200.17 million) from a book value of VND1.68 trillion ($74.9 million). This was a 2.7-time increase, achieving 176 per cent of the target. As of December 31, 2015, SCIC's portfolio comprised 197 enterprises, with the State capital's book value being more than VND20 trillion ($891.7 million), accounting for 23 per cent of the charter capital and a market value of nearly VND95.7 trillion ($4.26 billion). As for new investments, SCIC focused its investment resources and obtained positive turns last year. SCIC's total investment disbursement in 2015 was more than VND8 trillion ($356.7 million). Certain large-scale projects became operational after a long period of preparation, including VTV Tower, a joint venture between Vietnam Television and SCIC, and some others being considered for investment such as the co-operation initiative with … [Read more...]

SCIC to continue divestment process in 2016

A model of VTV Tower in Ha Noi. As a joint venture between Vietnam Television and SCIC, the tower is expected to be among the top attractions in the capital city. -Photo VTV

The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) divested State capital from 120 businesses in 2015, earning VND4.49 trillion (US$200.17 million) from a book value of VND1.68 trillion ($74.9 million). This was a 2.7-time increase, achieving 176 per cent of the target. As of December 31, 2015, SCIC's portfolio comprised 197 enterprises, with the State capital's book value being more than VND20 trillion ($891.7 million), accounting for 23 per cent of the charter capital and a market value of nearly VND95.7 trillion ($4.26 billion). As for new investments, SCIC focused its investment resources and obtained positive turns last year. SCIC's total investment disbursement in 2015 was more than VND8 trillion ($356.7 million). Certain large-scale projects became operational after a long period of preparation, including VTV Tower, a joint venture between Vietnam Television and SCIC, and some others being considered for investment such as the co-operation initiative with the National … [Read more...]

Special arts programme entitled “The Party, the Spring”

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(Cinet) - A special arts programme entitled "The Party, the Spring" was held at the Au Co Art Centre in Hanoi on the evening of January 23. The eventaims to celebrate the 12th National Party Congress, the 86th anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (February 3, 1930-2016) and the upcoming Tet Festival. The programme was broadcast live on VTV1 and held by the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper and Vietnam Television, . The event is some arts performances along with television reports, which helped viewers to gain a better understand about the foundation of the CPV, revolutionary struggles and the historic victory over invaders under the leadership of the CPV along with the process of national renewal and construction. Many popular songs honouring the CPV, President Ho Chi Minh as well as the land and people of Vietnam were performed by famous artists including People's Artist Thanh Hoa, Meritorious Artist Dang Duong as well as singers Ngoc Ky, Hoang Hong … [Read more...]

Honouring some artists at Mai Vang Awards

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(Cinet)- Ten talented artists in terms of movie, music and theatre were honoured at the annual Mai Vang (Golden Ochna) Awards ceremony at the HCM City Opera House on January 22. This year, the organiser received more than 370,000 votes for all categories, including favourite movie, theatrical play and TV programme. The readers voted Yeu (Love) as Favourite Movie. The film, directed by choreographer Viet Max, tells a story of a songstress and her childhood girl friend, who discover that they have unknown feelings for each other. The movie stars actress Chi Pu and tomboy singer Gil Le. It earned nearly VND12 billion (US$545,000) in three days after the film began screening to the public. Actor Binh Minh, who was one of the event's co-hosts, and actress Nha Phuong won Favourite Actor and Actress. The cai luong (reformed theatre) play Nua Doi Huong Phan (The Flavour), a famous production by scriptwriters Hai Trieu and Hoa Phuong, received the award for Favourite Theatrical Play. … [Read more...]

Serial documentaries on Japan to be aired in Vietnam

A corner of Kagoshima prefecture. Photo: vtv.vn

PANO – Vietnam Television and Japan’s TBS Television have introduced their joint serial documentaries named "Colours of Japan". The nine episodes will help audiences discover Japan’s seven prefectures: Aomori, Yamagata, Niigata, Toyama, Nagano, Oita and Kagoshima. These prefectures were selected based on their distinct characteristics of scenery, culture, science, and technology, giving viewers the closest and newest look of the country and people of "the land of the rising sun". The documentaries will be aired from 9:25 to 10:02 on Sundays from January 24th on channel VTV2 of Vietnam Television. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...]

Mai Vang Awards honour talented artists

Comic actor Truong Giang (middle) brought home two Golden Ochna awards for Favourite Thearical Actor and Favourite Comic Actor (Source: nld.com.vn)

Ten talented artists in different fields of movie, music and theatre were honoured at the annual Mai Vang (Golden Ochna) Awards ceremony at the HCM City Opera House on January 22. Launched in 1991, the awards, voted by Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper readers, recognise artists who make contributions to the nation's cultural and arts activities. This year, the organiser received more than 370,000 votes for all categories, including favourite movie, theatrical play and TV programme. The readers voted Yeu (Love) as Favourite Movie. The film, directed by choreographer Viet Max, tells a story of a songstress and her childhood girl friend, who discover that they have unknown feelings for each other. The movie stars actress Chi Pu and tomboy singer Gil Le. It earned nearly 12 billion VND (545,000 USD) in three days after the film began screening to the public. Director Viet Max said, "It is my first movie. It is my and the film staff's honour when our film received a warm welcome from the … [Read more...]