Social News 17/12

Six farmers drown as fishing boat overturns Six farmers were drowned when their boat suddenly overturned this morning in Nam Thinh Commune of the northern Thai Binh Province's Tien Hai District. The accident occurred when the farmers were on their way to catch clams. According to the local people, the farmers were in a small boat. The accident was blamed on strong winds and the fact that the small boat was overcrowded. The local rescue team has salvaged the boat after retrieving the victims' bodies. The People's Committee of the district visited the victims' families and gave each VND3 million (US$140) as aid. Court starts hearing former VietinBank execs’ appeals agement department at the Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), and other defendants. On January 27, 2014, Nhu was sentenced to life in jail by the HCMC People’s Court for swindling nearly VND4 trillion out of three banks, nine companies, and three individuals. To steal the deposits of customers … [Read more...]

Social News 10/12

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National award for media coverage of VN launched The Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and Steering Committee for External Information Services launched their first-ever award for Viet Nam-related journalism for overseas audiences yesterday in Ha Noi. Print newspapers, radio, television and e-newspapers published in Vietnamese and foreign languages, both domestically and overseas, are eligible for the prize. Pham Van Linh, deputy chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and the Steering Committee, said that broadcasting Viet Nam's image to the world and spreading the word about the country's achievements were important tasks. … [Read more...]

14 Vietnamese get ASEAN CIO, CSO awards

Duc Tam Vietnamese accounted for 12 out of 17 winners of the 10th ASEAN CIO Awards and two out of three winners of the 10th ASEAN CSO Awards as announced by International Data Group (IDG) and the CEO & CIO Club at an award ceremony at the five-star hotel Sofitel Saigon Plaza in HCMC on Tuesday. The remaining five winners of the 10th ASEAN CIO Awards are from Singapore, the Philippines and Laos while the only recipient of the 10th ASEAN CSO Awards outside Vietnam was Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, chief executive officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 4/12

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Concert features bands from the US, UK Saigon Outcast will host an International Live Music concert featuring the US band Tonstartssbandht and the UK's The Magic Pinions on December 13. Tonstartssbandht, consisting of two brothers Andy and Edwin White, will play boogie, 60s psychedelic rock and choral pop with a guitar and drum, while The Magic Pinions will present instrumental, chill out and ambient music. The performance will begin at 7pm at 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street in District 2. Tickets are VND200,000, and are available at www.ticketbox.vn. … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 1-10 (daily updated)

Hanoi Urban Flea Market in December 2014 Sun 07 Dec 2014, 9 am HERO Bar 42M Yen Phu, Hanoi Hanoi Urban Flea Market - a quite-young-yet-had-some-popularity flea market in the Westlake district as well as Hanoi's expat community and youngsters. This time, in honor of the immortal holiday spirit, we've come to decide to expand our market in both quality and quantity. Ticket price: 10,000 VND Exhibition "The Cosmos and The Sea" Opening: Thu 04 Dec 2014, 6 pm (at both gallery spaces) Main gallery: 04 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 … [Read more...]

Social News 25/11

Vietnam leads way in forest protection Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy. Tacconi made the statement yesterday in Ha Noi at a seminar on payments for environmental services. Enterprises benefiting from unharmed forests fund the programme in Viet Nam, while in Thailand, for example, the government must provide the funding. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/11

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Israeli exhibition shows VN's beauty … [Read more...]

Social News 22/11

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

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 post of Vietnamese Ambassador to the US. … [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 Viet Nam was regarded as an important partner of Germany in ASEAN and that many German businesses were seeking to invest in the country. … [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 will host workshops, exhibitions, runs, street dances and other activities between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 in 12 provinces and cities across the country. … [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 will host workshops, exhibitions, runs, street dances and other activities between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 in 12 provinces and cities across the country. … [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 HCM City on Monday. … [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. The 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings will focus on discussing measures to speed up the implementation of a roadmap on building the ASEAN Community, map out orientations for the community development beyond 2015, and promote unity and the core role of ASEAN in the regional structure. … [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 filmmakers together in a worldwide community around challenging, entertaining and thought-provoking films, taking place in over 90 countries and 300 cities across the globe. … [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 the areas along canals in districts from now to 2015, the department carried out nearly 70 percent of its target. … [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 not beat Nguyen Thanh Binh with a spot kick. … [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 beat Nguyen Thanh Binh with a spot kick. … [Read more...]