‘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...]

87 foreign journalists registered to cover the massive parade

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The Hanoitimes - The National Committee for major events organisation opened a press centre in Hanoi on August 31 at the National Assembly House. Nearly 800 reporters including 87 foreign journalists from 145 press agencies at home and abroad have registered to cover the grand parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2). Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan pledged optimal conditions for domestic and foreign reporters to cover the country’s major celebrations, especially the grand parade and meeting on September 2. The Deputy Minister expressed his hope that the press agencies would broadcast the events swiftly and accurately to people of all social strata. He urged the journalists to strictly abide by the committee’s regulations to ensure security and safety for the meeting. The massive parade, which will be broadcast live on the Vietnam … [Read more...]

Hanoi closes 40 streets for massive National Day parade

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A total of 40 streets in Hanoi will be shut down to prepare for a massive parade to mark Vietnam’s 70th National Day (September 2). All types of vehicles, except those having special signs, will not be allowed to enter 40 streets in downtown Hanoi from 9:00 pm on September 1 to 12:00 pm on September 2. Most of the surrounding streets in Ba Dinh District where a ceremony to commemorate National Day will be organized will be blocked, including Hung Vuong, Chua Mot Cot, Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Hoang Hoa Tham, Hoang Dieu, Kim Ma and Tran Phu. The parade will start from Ba Dinh Square and split into two directions, one heading for Nguyen Thai Hoc – Kim Ma – Lieu Giai and the other for Nguyen Thai Hoc – Hang Khay – Trang Tien – The Opera House. Some other streets which will be closed to vehicles include Trang Thi and Trang Tien in Hoan Kiem District, Nguyen Chi Thanh in Dong Da District, and some roads in Tay Ho District. The event starts at 7:00 … [Read more...]

Press center for National Day celebrations inaugurated

The Ministry of Information and Communications in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the High Command of Safeguards under the Ministry of Public Security yesterday inaugurated a press center in Hanoi where international and local reporters can make report of the event to mark August Revolutionary Day and National Day (September 2). The center will receive international and local reporters who will release information of the anniversary celebration and parade to mark the two important events in Ba Dinh Square and some streets in Hanoi tomorrow. As scheduled, around 550 media organizations, including 50 international newspapers, television channels and news agencies, will release news of the event. Today, a delegation comprising leaders and former leaders of the country and the capital city of Hanoi attended an incense lighting ceremony at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and National Martyr Monument. Tomorrow, the parade will be held in the Ba … [Read more...]

VFF Chairman speaks about Vietnam economy in English

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VietNamNet Bridge - Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan appeared on national TV channel VTV4’s Bizline program on Saturday night to talk about Vietnam’s economic achievements since the country’s independence 70 years ago. As a program of VTV4, a channel for foreign audience and overseas Vietnamese of the Vietnam Television (VTV), Bizline is conducted in English. In the latest Bizline show, Nhan spoke in English. In the show, Nhan was introduced as a senior official who has held many high-ranking positions in the Government in the 2007-2013 period and who is an experienced economic expert. Commenting on Vietnam’s economic growth in the last 70 years, especially since the Doi Moi (renovation) period in 1986, Nhan shared his personal stories: "I remember during that time when I came back from the army to teach at a university in 1983, most people were very happy to have a bicycle to go to work but today most people drive motorbikes … [Read more...]

Unfair treatment

The Saigon Times Daily The request comes after the Ministry of Finance asked the transport ministry to tell transport enterprises to reduce charges as almost all firms in the sector have kept their fares unchanged despite the fuel price cuts. Passenger Tran Van Phu in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District told Vietnam Television (VTV) last week that he was displeased with the unfair treatment by transport enterprises including taxi operators. As of last Friday, only two transport firms nationwide had lowered prices by 8.3% compared to early this year, according to the transport ministry. As calculated, the local diesel price has gone down by a total of VND2,940 a liter after five rounds of cuts since June 4 while the price of A92 gasoline has been adjusted down by a combined VND2,180 a liter since June 19 after four rounds of price reductions. Meanwhile, taxi firms quickly revised up fares by at least VND500 per kilometer after the gasoline price went up in March and May this year. … [Read more...]

Massive parade lures media attention

Nearly 800 reporters including 87 foreign journalists from 145 press agencies at home and abroad have registered to cover the grand parade marking the 70 th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2). To support the reporters, the national committee for major events organisation opened a press centre in Hanoi on August 31 at the National Assembly House. Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan pledged optimal conditions for domestic and foreign reporters to cover the country’s major celebrations, especially the grand parade and meeting on September 2. The official expressed his hope that the press agencies would broadcast the events swiftly and accurately to people of all social strata. He urged the journalists to strictly abide by the committee’s regulations to ensure security and safety for the meeting. The massive parade, which will be broadcast live on the Vietnam … [Read more...]

Special live-aired program highlights national flag

The red flag with the golden star of Vietnam was the emphasis of a program entitled "The Flag of Independence" broadcast live by Vietnam Television, linking the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on the evening of August 30th. The program was in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the National Day on September 2nd. A red flag with the golden star in the middle was highlighted at the program. In this program, Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh, and Politburo member and Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong presented flowers to show their gratitude to veteran revolutionaries who participated in the General Uprising of the August Revolution in 1945 and the National Day on September 2nd 1945. "The Flag of Independence" program was an epic about the national aspiration for independence throughout the ups and downs of the history of Vietnam. Therefore, dominating the program … [Read more...]

Press centre opens for National Day celebrations

At a rehearsal for parades celebrating the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, on August 29 (Photo: VGP) NDO – A press centre opened at the National Assembly headquarter in Hanoi on August 31 to serve the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan stressed that means of communications and the press play an important role in the overall success of the celebrations. He reaffirmed the commitment to actively create the most favourable conditions for domestic and international reporters and provide them with full information on the activities, particularly mass marches to be staged on September 2. He expressed his hope that participating press agencies would report on the activities to the public in the quickest and most accurate way, while strictly abiding by regulations relating to ensuring security … [Read more...]

Activities at home to mark National Day

(VOVworld) – The Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee held a ceremony on Sunday to present Party Membership Badges to 2,626 Party members on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of National Day. Politburo member and Secretary of the City’s Party Committee Le Thanh Hai praised the significant contributions made by the Party members to the cause of Party building and to national construction and defense. The live video conference, entitled ‘Independence Flag’, was held at the Thang Long Royal Citadel archeological site in Hanoi and Thu Ngu flag tower in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: nhandan online) A live video conference, entitled "Independence Flag", was held by Vietnam Television at the Thang Long Royal Citadel archeological site in Hanoi and the Thu Ngu flag tower in Ho Chi Minh City. During the event, the permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh and National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong offered a floral tribute to … [Read more...]

Works start on Vietnam’s first solar power plant

The construction of a multimillion-dollar solar power plant, the first of its kind in Vietnam, kicked off during a groundbreaking ceremony in the central province of Quang Ngai on Saturday. The site of the 19.2 MW Thien Tan Solar Power Plant project is located in Duc Minh Commune, Mo Duc District. The developer, Thien Tan Investment and Construction Joint Stock Company, expects to spend nearly VND900 billion (US$40.05 million) on this plant, whose construction is scheduled for completion in July 2016. The plant will add about 28 million kWh of electricity to the national grid a year, according to national broadcaster Vietnam Television. An Indian contractor will construct the plant while Thai experts will be in charge of consultancy. Equipped with advanced technology and equipment imported from Europe, the plant will operate without generating dust, wastewater or noise, Thien Tan said. The plant will be entitled to a preferential land rent and the exemption of corporate … [Read more...]

Video conference marks 70th anniversary of National Day

The live video conference, entitled ‘Independence Flag’, was held at the Thang Long Royal Citadel archeological site in Hanoi and Thu Ngu flag tower in Ho Chi Minh City. NDO - A live video conference, entitled ‘Independence Flag’, was held by the Vietnam Television at the Thang Long Royal Citadel archeological site in Hanoi and Thu Ngu flag tower in Ho Chi Minh City on August 30. The event was attended by Politburo members - the permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh and National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong. The programme opened with a dance themed ‘the Party’s flag’ portraying the patriotic resistance movements of Vietnamese people around the country in the early 20th century. The live video aimed to help audiences learn more about the revolutionary process and birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam as well as the Vietnamese people’s struggle for national independence and … [Read more...]

Exhibition features Vietnam’s 70-year achievements

An exhibition to showcase the nation's socio-economic achievements, one of the largest celebrations to mark the 70th year since Vietnam gained independence, was opened in Hanoi on August 28. The event, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, saw the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Prime Ministers Vu Duc Dam and Pham Binh Minh, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi, and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai. The exhibition highlights the sacrifices of the Vietnamese people in protecting their country following the historic victory over aggressors in the August Revolution that led to the establishment of the nation on September 2, 1945. The impressive achievements made in both social and economic terms since the Doi moi (renewal) policy was created in 1986 are also outlined. More than 60 venues were set up by 25 ministries and Government agencies presenting … [Read more...]

New musical, documentaries to celebrate National Day

HCM City, August 28 (VNA) – A new film programme will air on Vietnam Television to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Day on September 2, next week. The programme's highlighted films include the musical work Khat Vong Binh Yen (Desire for Peace) and documentary films Dau An Ban Tuyen Ngon (Declaration of Independence) and Ho Chi Minh Bai Ca Tu Do (President Ho Chi Minh-Song of Freedom). Female director Viet Huong's film Khat Vong Binh Yen portrays a love story of a young girl of the Youth Volunteer Brigade and a soldier of the National Liberation Front, who both face difficulties and challenges in wartime. The director Huong invited young singer Ha Linh and dancer Thanh Nam to play leading roles. Both documentaries Dau An Ban Tuyen Ngon and Ho Chi Minh Bai Ca Tu Do feature historic events that occurred from 1945 to 1975. The films will be broadcast on VTV1, VTV2, VTV3, VTV4 and VTV6 at 8.30pm on August 31, and at 2.15pm on September 2. VNA/VNP … [Read more...]

Vietnam introduces communications network to KL Converge

A Vietnamese delegation is attending the three-day communications expo KL Converge at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in the Malaysian capital city from August 27-29. The Vietnamese delegation , led by Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Thanh Hung, includes representatives from the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Vietnam Television (VTV), Voice of Vietnam (VOV), Vietnam Internet Association, Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services Company (VMS) and Saigontourist Cable Television Company. The delegation introduce d the development of communications in Vietnam and showcase d a wide variety of products and solutions among more than 100 international pavilions. Attending the platform for the second time, Vietnam aims to promote its natural and cultural beauty as well as its innovations in a number of fields, including communications, information technology and television broadcasting, said Deputy Minister Hung. KL … [Read more...]

Art program “Shining Vietnam”

PANO – The People’s Army Newspaper in collaboration with Vietnam Television and TMT Events Joint Stock Company, on the evening of August 25th, held an art program entitled "Shining Vietnam" as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19th) and National Day (September 2nd). The organization panel hands over scholarships to students The art program consists of 3 parts: the Autumn of Revolution, Reunification songs, and Shining Vietnam, featuring revolutionary songs praising the contributions of the glorious Party, Uncle Ho and the heroic people and army of Vietnam. The songs have brought about invincible spiritual power, encouraging the people of Vietnam to advance ahead in the cause of national liberation in the past, and the current national construction and protection cause. The program has left good impressions and emotions in the heart of the audience. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]