‘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...]

Vietnamese woman had 18 abortions as her husband wants a son: report

Vietnam Television aired a story on Wednesday about a woman in the northern province of Hai Duong who had 18 abortions because her husband wants a son. The story quickly spread on the Internet in Vietnam, where gender-based abortion is believed to be widespread. The woman, whose identity has been protected, said her life has been hard due to both poverty and the pressure of giving birth to a male child. Her husband is the eldest son in his family and many families in rural Vietnam still stick to the age-old tradition that only sons can inherit and protect the family assets and values. After the first four births of all girls, her husband was disappointed and she was depressed. She decided to terminate all pregnancies unless it’s a boy. Gender discrimination In the video, she did not say how many abortions she had had, but the newsreader reported 18 abortions in total when introducing the story. Although her story is extreme and it might be rare for a woman to have that … [Read more...]

Year-to-date 30% hike in gasoline price reasonable: Vietnam minister

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A 30-percent rise in local gasoline prices in the year to date is reasonable because the global oil price has surged 38 percent since February, Vietnamese Minister Finance Dinh Tien Dung said during a recent TV program. The ministries of finance and trade-industry last Wednesday gave the green light to the second gasoline price hike in May with a six percent rise, bringing the retail gasoline price in Vietnam to VND20,100-21,030 per liter. With the latest price increase, the second consecutive price hike this month and the third since the beginning of the year, current gasoline prices have gone up over 30 percent, or around VND4,800 per liter, so far this year. The recent adjustment in fuel prices in Vietnam matches the fluctuations of global prices, Minister Dung said during the "People Ask – Ministers Answer" TV program, which was aired by national broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) on Sunday evening. As of May 21, the world oil price was at US$60.72 a barrel, up … [Read more...]

Nhan Dan wins second prize in external information service awards

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Politburo members Le Hong Anh (third from right), Dinh The Huynh (second from left) and first prize winners. NDO - Journalist Song Ha’s interview with Deputy Minister of Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh on Vietnam’s defence policy has won Nhan Dan Newspaper second prize in the 2014 National External Information Service Awards in journalism. In the article, published in Nhan Dan Monthly, the senior official talks about strategic trust as a way to resolve international conflicts, especially with increased tensions in the East Sea. Through the interview with Deputy Minister Vinh, readers can see Vietnam’s current defence strategy - that Vietnam will never made concession on independence, territorial and sovereign rights. Nhan Dan also won a third prize and two consolation prizes for articles on the print newspaper and the online version. The awards ceremony took place on May 27 in the presence of Politburo members Le Hong Anh, standing member of the CPV Central … [Read more...]

Art program donates nearly USD 46,000 to needy children

Organizers of program "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" presenting gifts to needy children. Photo: cand.com.vn

Art program "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" (Sympathy Hearts) this year will donate over VND 1 billion (USD 45,800) to impoverished children and children with disabilities, said the organizing board. It will bring up the concert’s donation to children living in difficult circumstances to over VND 20 billion (USD 916,200) so far. The 7th edition of the charity program was organized by the Gia Dinh va Tre Em (Family and Children) magazine in association with the Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) newspaper in response to the Action Month for Children and International Children’s Day (June 1st). The program will be held at Hanoi Opera House and broadcast live on VTV2 channel on late May 30th. Vietnam has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, including 1.2 million children, over 330,000 orphans and nearly 25,000 Orange/Dioxin victim children. In addition, the organising board will donate part of sum raised during the … [Read more...]

Art progamme donates nearly US$46,000 to needy children

Art programme "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" (Sympathy Hearts) this year will donate over VND1 billion (US$45,800) to impoverished children and children with disabilities, said the organising board. It will bring up the concert’s donation to children living in difficult circumstances to over VND20 billion (US$916,200) so far. The 7th edition of the charity programme was organised by the Gia Dinh va Tre Em (Family and Children) magazine in association with the Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) newspaper in response to the Action Month for Children and International Children’s Day (June 1). The programme will be held at Hanoi Opera House and broadcast live on VTV2 channel on late May 30. Vietnam has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, including 1.2 million children, over 330,000 orphans and nearly 25,000 Orange/Dioxin victim children. In addition, the organising board will donate part of sum raised during … [Read more...]

Art progamme donates nearly 46,000 USD to needy children

Art programme "Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam" (Sympathy Hearts) this year will donate over 1 billion VND (45,800 USD) to impoverished children and children with disabilities, said the organising board. It will bring up the concert’s donation to children living in difficult circumstances to over 20 billion VND (916,200 USD) so far. The 7th edition of the charity programme was organised by the Gia Dinh va Tre Em (Family and Children) magazine in association with the Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) newspaper in response to the Action Month for Children and International Children’s Day (June 1). The programme will be held at Hanoi Opera House and broadcast live on VTV2 channel on late May 30. Vietnam has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, including 1.2 million children, over 330,000 orphans and nearly 25,000 Orange/Dioxin victim children. In addition, the organising board will donate part of sum raised … [Read more...]

VTV to broadcast live Vietnam U23 squad’s games at SEA Games 28

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PANO – All matches of the Vietnam U23 football team in Group B at the coming SEA Games 28 in Singapore will be live broadcast on VTV6 channel of Vietnam Television (VTV). Some matches in Group A and from semifinal to final rounds are also selected for live broadcast. The VTV also replays other matches at 11:30pm. Besides, the national television station broadcasts live the opening and closing ceremonies for the Games, which are scheduled on June 5th and 21st, respectively. From June 6th and 16th, a series of sports competitions will be also aired on VTV6 and VTV2 channels. At the SEA Games 28, Vietnam team faces off strong rivals in Group B with current champion Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Brunei and Timor Leste. Group A includes Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines. Translated by Van Hieu … [Read more...]

Pilot digital TV transmissions held in Hanoi

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The Red River Delta Transmission Broadcasting Company (RTB JSC) launched a pilot broadcast digital terrestrial television (DTT) service in the capital city of Ha Noi on May 19. Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang (middle) and leaders of the Red River Delta Transmission Broadcasting Company launch a pilot broadcast digital terrestrial television service in Ha Noi on May 19. Photo tapchibcvt.gov.vn The service will initially provide 14 standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) channels in Ha Noi, as well as in five northern cities and provinces on one frequency. The frequency will increase to two by September. By the end of 2016 the company's transmission network will cover all areas in the Red River Delta. According to a TV digitalisation plan approved by the Prime Minister in December 2011, five cities under the central authority will switch from analog to DTT by the end of this year. At the moment, there are five companies offering DTT … [Read more...]

Vietnamese U-23 team to have a security official’ accompaniment in Singapore

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The Vietnamese national U-23 football team will have the accompaniment of a security official when they take part in the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore from June 5-16. The news was confirmed by managers of the Vietnamese sports delegation to Singapore. So, this will be the third security official to accompany the delegation, who is in charge of the single football team, while two other security officials will care for the remaining national teams of Vietnam. The Vietnamese delegation has 570 members, including 392 athletes and 178 coaches and officials, to compete in 285 events of 28 sports. The tournament offers competition in a total of 36 sports. The delegation is headed by Tran Duc Phan – vice head of the General Sports Department and head of the delegation in Singapore. Vietnam plans to win 56-65 gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, including most gold medals in the two sports of track and field, with 10 gold medals, and swimming, … [Read more...]

1,250 children sing a song on Uncle Ho

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A music video of a song on Uncle Ho titled "Ai yeu bac Ho Chi Minh hon thieu nien nhi dong" (Who loves Uncle Ho Chi Minh more than teenagers and children" with the participation of more than 1,250 children has been made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday. The song composed by Phong Nha in late 1945 has been revised in the video. The video also drew the participation of 50 singers, actors, actresses, models and MCs from across the country. Together with the voice of children from different provinces and cities nationwide and artists, some rare documentaries about Uncle Ho has been used in the over-six-minute video. The video will be broadcast on channels of Vietnam Television, on the website of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, and the Central Young Pioneers’ Association. Readers can watch the video on the Internet at http://www.chacha.vn/video/ai-yeu-bac-ho-chi-minh-hon-thieu-nien-nhi-dong,v2Xg.html?src=VIDEO_HOT. On this … [Read more...]

Vietnamese singer Trung Quan to perform in Japan

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VietNamNet Bridge – Young Vietnamese singer Nguyen Tran Trung Quan will fly to Japan to participate in a music program to be held by Japan’s NHK Group in collaboration with Vietnam Television (VTV) from May 21. The program is an exchange between Vietnam and Japan artists to foster solidarity between the two countries. Trung Quan will present his first album Khoi Hanh (Departure), introducing a combination of electronic music and traditional Vietnamese instruments to Japanese audiences. Within the framework of the program, the Vietnamese representative is scheduled to perform with well-known Japanese singer Atsushi. Nguyen Tran Trung Quan won the New Artist and Album of the Year at the Cong Hien (Devotion) Music Awards in 2014. VOV … [Read more...]

Nguyen Tran Trung Quan to perform in Japan

(VOV) -Young Vietnamese singer Nguyen Tran Trung Quan will fly to Japan to participate in a music program to be held by Japan’s NHK Group in collaboration with Vietnam Television (VTV) from May 21. The program is an exchange between Vietnam and Japan artists to foster solidarity between the two countries. Trung Quan will present his first album Khoi Hanh (Departure), introducing a combination of electronic music and traditional Vietnamese instruments to Japanese audiences. Within the framework of the program, the Vietnamese representative is scheduled to perform with well-known Japanese singer Atsushi. Nguyen Tran Trung Quan won the New Artist and Album of the Year at the Cong Hien (Devotion) Music Awards in 2014. … [Read more...]

Diverse activities to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 125th birthday

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(VOVworld) – Various activities have been held both at home and abroad to remember President Ho Chi Minh on his 125th birthday, May 19th. A ceremony to offer incense and floral wreaths was held at the Ho Chi Minh museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam Television and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Management Board co-organized a live video conference Monday entitled "Ambitions of President Ho Chi Minh". Broadcast live in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi and Hoang Tru village in Nghe An province, the program highlighted the ambitions of the President and his journey abroad for national salvation. A number of art activities were held in Hanoi to pay tribute to the President. A special exhibit featuring 125 photos and artifacts about Uncle Ho was held in Hanoi. The Nghe An provincial museum opened exhibits themed "President Ho Chi Minh forever stays in the heart of Vietnamese citizens and international friends" and "Nghe An, the hero in the Ho Chi Minh era". 500 documents and items on … [Read more...]

Media, press sign cooperation agreement with financial sector

The Ministry of Finance hoped media and press agencies would continue cooperating with the ministry to enhance communication and public budget management publicity, according to Minister Dinh Tien Dung. Speaking at a ceremony to sign a media cooperation agreement among the Ministry and the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, the Vietnam Television, the Vietnam News Agency and Radio The Voice of Vietnam, Dung hailed the effective and active contributions of the media and press, saying they have helped raise public awareness and understanding of relevant legal documents and policies. He also highlighted four key publicity campaigns to be promoted by the media and press, including comprehensive measures to effectively implement fiscal policies and administrative reform, particularly in taxes, customs, and the state treasury. Focus will also be dedicated to restructuring public investment and state-owned enterprises and improving management of public debt, energy and consumer-goods … [Read more...]