Social News 22/11

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Experts: VN should not limit motorbikes … [Read more...]

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Boosting strategic relationship between US and Vietnam

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The Hanoitimes - New US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and new Vietnam Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh are believed to make significant advances in the strategic partnership between the two nations in the time ahead. Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh made the statement a at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on November 20 in the context when Mr Ted Osius has been ratified by the US Senate to become US Ambassador to Vietnam and Mr Pham Quang Vinh will leave for the US to take up the … [Read more...]

VN told to boost competitiveness

HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam is becoming an attractive investment destination for German companies, but the country needs to enhance its competitiveness and improve its policies. This was said at a dialogue, entitled "Industrial development in Viet Nam, supply of skilled labour and other challenges," held by the ministry of planning and investment to seek further economic co-operation with Germany. German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel said that … [Read more...]

Social News 20/11

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [Read more...]

Social News 20/1

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [Read more...]

Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

25th ASEAN Summit opens in Myanmar

The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his entourage arrived in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on the afternoon of November 11, beginning his visit to the country to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings. At the airport, he was welcomed by the Myanmar Minister of Rail Transportation, and the Myanmar Ambassador to Vietnam , Vietnam ’s Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh, and Ambassador and Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Representative Mission to ASEAN Vu Dang Dung. … [Read more...]

Social News 11/11

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70 percent of cancer patients in country detected late … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 10-20 (daily updated)

Future Shorts Vietnam - 5 Year Anniversary Sat 15 Nov 2014, 7 pm Saigon Outcast 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, Dist 2, HCMC Future Shorts will be celebrating its fifth year in Vietnam with a screening under the stars at Saigon Outcast on November 15th at 7pm. For the special occasion, we'll be showing the best of the best from the last five years of Future Shorts, and featuring music from DJ Stu Pot. Future Shorts is the world's largest pop-up short film festival, bringing audiences and … [Read more...]

Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh. As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 5

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Here are the top news stories in Vietnam in brief for today, November 5, 2014: -- Dai Nam tourism complex, located in the southern province of Binh Duong, will be shut down for unknown reasons from November 10 to the end of this year, according to an official announcement released by the company. … [Read more...]

Viet Nam beats U23 Bahrain 3-0 in HCM City friendly

HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam cruised to a 3-0 win over U23 Bahrain in a friendly match at HCM City's Thong Nhat Stadium yesterday. Striker Nguyen Anh Duc jumped to score the first goal for Viet Nam from a corner in the 11th minute, while Nguyen Van Quyet made the score 2-0 in the 79th minute and Thanh Trung completed the game with a goal in the fourth minute of injury time. Bahrain had a chance to tie the score in the 17th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick. However, Kumail Alaswad did … [Read more...]

Vietnam beats U23 Bahrain 3-0 in HCM City friendly

Vietnam cruised to a 3-0 win over U23 Bahrain in a friendly match at Ho Chi Minh City's Thong Nhat Stadium on October 29. Striker Nguyen Anh Duc jumped to score the first goal for Vietnam from a corner in the 11th minute, while Nguyen Van Quyet made the score 2-0 in the 79th minute and Thanh Trung completed the game with a goal in the fourth minute of injury time. Bahrain had a chance to tie the score in the 17th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick. However, Kumail Alaswad did not … [Read more...]

Hanoi Today

Large avenues and roads More than ten years ago, Hanoi residents were so familiar with the small streets, lanes and short streets, which were laid out in an order similar to a chessboard, that they knew them like their palms. But now nobody can say he/she knows all the roads and streets in Hanoi because the streets are much different than before. With the exception of the old quarter in the centre of the city, a large transport system has been built. All of the new roads are large and … [Read more...]

Journalist Tran Mai Hanh and his memory of April

Late VNA General Director Daoo Tung (center), journalist Tran Mai Hanh (right), and Van Bao   in Tay Ninh forest on 29/4/1975.

(VOVworld) - Whenever I think of the historic event at noon on April 30, 1975, at Independence Palace, I always think of events on the last day of the war, April 29. On the mid-day special news bulletin on May 1, 1975, VOV broadcast an article, the first one on Vietnamese media, about the historic victory of the liberation of Sai Gon on April 30. The article, entitled "Ho Chi Minh City - a golden name", was written by Tran Mai Hanh, a Vietnam News Agency journalist in Sai Gon. The report was … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic pieces from Vietnamese folk song Piano Concerto a-minor Op.54 Vietnam Premiere Symphony No.3 Eb major Op.97 "Rhenish" … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/10

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

The 10 most modern works in Hanoi

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VietNamNet Bridge - The National Assembly House, an elevated highway, Thang Long Boulevard and the Keangnam and Lotte high-rises, the two tallest buildings in the country, are among the most modern works in in Hanoi, giving the city a new look. … [Read more...]

Social News 14/10

New diseases need int'l fightback, experts say More than 100 health, livestock and environment experts from 17 countries are discussing ways to promote collaboration in disease prevention in the face of several newly emerging diseases at a three-day workshop that began in Ha Noi yesterday. They agreed that increased collaboration was needed to prevent and fight the spread of diseases like avian influenza H5N1, H7N9, SARS and Ebola. "We should mobilise society as a whole to participate in … [Read more...]

Nhat Tan – Vietnam’s longest cable-stayed bridge

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VietNamNet Bridge - The construction of the Nhat Tan cable-stayed bridge started in 2009 and is one of the key transportation projects in Hanoi. Nhat Tan Bridge is on Belt Road 2 of Hanoi, starting at Phu Thuong Ward (West Lake District), running parallel to Lac Long Quan Road. After crossing the Red River, the bridge cuts Highway 5 at Vinh Ngoc intersection and heads towards the north and ends at the intersection with Nam Hong Road in Dong Anh district. Nhat Tan Bridge has a total length of … [Read more...]