Smartphones, tablets new ‘babysitters’ in Vietnam: survey

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Vietnamese kids under six spend up to an hour a day on mobile devices, playing games, listening to children's songs and watching cartoons. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency … [Read more...]

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Culture, sports complexes in Vietnam marooned and wasted

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A slew of culture and sports venues across Vietnam have been left desolate for years due to several reasons or sold at almost half the construction costs to private companies. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/10

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VIUP wants Khau Vai Love Market preserved … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 14/10

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Artist creates 'geometric game' with colorful prints … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 20-30 (daily updated)

Exhibition "Information Transmitted by Horse Riding" Opening: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 6 pm Exhibition: 30/09 - 26/10/2014 L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the installation exhibition by Trieu Tuan Long. At first glance, the exhibition is merely a herd of seven horses calmly grazing in a meadow. If we look more closely, these horses are carefully crafted from Boi papers, a Vietnamese traditional material, and are covered with randomly arranged pictures conveying meaningful life … [Read more...]

Outstanding exhibitions in September

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This September seems to be a favourable month for exhibitions covering a wide range of artistic fields. Let's check out the most outstanding exhibitions this month.1. Exhibition "The Clouds Will Tell" 07 Sep - 05 Oct 2014 Nha San Collective After Zone 9 art complex was forced to closed down, Nhà Sàn Collective has found a new space at 24 Lý Quốc Sư Hà Nội. "The Clouds Will Tell" features the first group exhibition of Nha San Collective at this new space. It provides a unique opportunity to … [Read more...]

Madame Pham Thi Thi

Madame Pham Thi Thi (second from left)

(VOVworld) - I met her one morning in August, 2014. The weather in Hanoi was chilly because autumn had arrived. She was accompanied by a maid who reminded her whenever she forgot some details. No one can fight aging. She is in her 80s now and her memory has weakened. However, she looks healthy. She takes the bus to go swimming at a sports club in Quan Thanh street every afternoon. She sold her house at 14 Ngo Tram street, which is associated with many of her family's memories. She is living with … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/9

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Game show capitalises on mixed marriages in Viet Nam HCM City Television is working with the MayQ Media to launch a new singing TV game show targeting Vietnamese and foreign husbands and wives living in Viet Nam. Vo Chong Minh Hat (Husband and Wife Sing Together), which will start next month, is expected to help the couples keep their love in marriage through the passion of music. Couples of all ages are encouraged to send their photos and records or music video clips to the organiser at … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 11/9

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Punk-pop duo to hit CAMA ATK Blue Hawaii, a band from Montreal, Canada, featuring Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alexander Cowan, will perform live in Ha Noi on Saturday. The punk-pop musical duo, who made waves around the world with their releases Blooming Summer in 2010 and Untogether in 2013, will dominate the CAMA ATK stage, where Raphaelle's dense female harmonies will combine with Alex's synth, guitar and drums, creating a unique flavour not often seen in Asia. Mixing punk with pop, the … [Read more...]

Deploying Consistent Export – Import Facilitation Solutions

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The Bac Giang Customs Office responsible for managing industrial zones officially deployed the Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS) from April 7, 2014. The VNACCS/VCIS system will directly improve the efficiency of export and import customs clearance, thus helping facilitate trade and enhance economic competitiveness. Vietnam Business Forum's reporter has an interview with Mr Vu Danh Hai, Director of Bac Giang Customs Office … [Read more...]

SBV Bac Giang: Supporting Businesses to Overcome Difficulties

Recently, the State Bank of Vietnam - Bac Giang Branch (SBV Bac Giang) has been actively implementing solutions on monetary policy of the Central Bank to ensure reasonable credit growth to stabilise the money market and foreign exchange. Besides, SBV Bac Giang focused on directing local credit institutions to reduce costs and adjust lending rates downward in line with the macroeconomic situation and the direction of the SBV, which helps remove the difficulties of enterprises. Than Van Minh, … [Read more...]

Bac Giang City: New Look, New Stature

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In recent years, Bac Giang has made strong and continuous transformation that helps the province achieve new outcomes, contributing to its overall development. These achievements across all areas in the reform process have created momentum and are an important prerequisite for Bac Giang to continue to achieve better performance. This helps Bac Giang become a big city with strong potential for the future.New look … [Read more...]

Bac Giang: Vibrant Investment Promotion Activities

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In recent years, Bac Giang Province has adopted many measures to enhance the exploitation of resources of many sectors and people for socio-economic development. The province has also issued a number of policies to encourage investment as well as implemented administrative reforms to create an open, attractive business environment for domestic and foreign investors, said Mr Bui Van Hai, Chairman of Bac Giang's People Committee to the Vietnam Business Forum. … [Read more...]

Car industry faces development roadblocks

HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam's ambitious master plan for the development of its fledgling automobile manufacturing industry for 2020 to 2030, which the government recently endorsed, is facing major stumbling blocks. According to the Prime Minister's Decision 1168/QD-TTg dated July 16, Viet Nam targets the production of 227,000 automobiles and aims to be a supplier of spare parts and high-value items for the world automobile market by 2020. Under the plan, cars with nine seats will meet 60 per cent … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 15/8

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An Giang preserves Oc Eo cultural relic values Southern An Giang authorities have paid attention to preserving and promoting values of the Oc Eo special national cultural relic. The province has hastened to complete infrastructure facilities for the relic, including electricity, clean water and drainage systems while building a showroom for antiques unearthed in the relic, facilitating local people and tourists to learn. An official ceremony to announce the Prime Minister's decision to … [Read more...]

The man at the heart of VN’s oil industry

Labour Hero: Tran Le Dong (third from right), who has received the nation's highest civilian honour, with international experts at an oil and gas industry conference in 2011. - Photo petrotimes.vn

VietNamNet Bridge - Tran Le Dong has been a part of the nation's oil and gas industry since its inception and played a major role in its development. "I am a drop of the country's oil and gas reserves," he said. Tran Le Dong has devoted his life to the national oil and gas industry and has conducted several studies on the exploitation of the natural resources. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/7

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The Aristocrats tour to stop in HCM City As part of their "Culture Clash" Asian tour, US rock band Aristocrats will perform at a live concert in HCM City on August 13. The band, made up of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Narci Minnermann, will play instrumental rock and jazz fusion. The show will begin at 8 pm at the HCM City Music Centre, 57 Cao Thang Street, District 3. Tickets costing VND500,000-1 million are available at the venue. HCM City awaits South Korean … [Read more...]

Traditional music festival gathers expat Vietnamese players

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A "dan tranh" (16-chord zither) festival, which kicked off on Monday, is attended by several expat Vietnamese ensembles the world over who have been dedicated to their home country's traditional musical instrument. "Hoi Ngo Dan Tranh" (The Zither Reunion), an annual event since 2010, is running in Ho Chi Minh City until Friday, July 4. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 24/6

Chefs in Shanghai for Bocuse d'Or competitionUNESCO launches contest on public transport The UNESCO Centre for Culture and Education (UNESCO-CEP) has launched a photo contest to raise awareness among young people about the benefits of using public transport. The competition Cau Chuyen San Ga (The Station Story) targets professional and amateur photographers aged between 18 and 35 years old living in Vietnam. The station is seen as the departure point and destination of a journey, and the … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 19/6

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Shocking child drowning figures shake the nation A new effort is being made to overcome Viet Nam's record as the country with the highest rate of child deaths from drowning in Southeast Asia. … [Read more...]