Thanh Hoa to remove industry promotion obstacles

Thanh Hoa's industry promotion funding reaches more than VND8.168 billion

(VEN) - Thanh Hoa Province has been able to deploy only five of nine contents regulated in the Governmental Decree 45/2012/ND-CP on industry promotion due to the irrationality of a number of criteria as well as the levels of support for the rural industrial bases. The total annual industry promotion funding approved for Thanh Hoa is VND8.168 billion, including VND4.828 billion as local funding and VND3.340 billion as national funding. With the average annual industry promotion funding of VND5 … [Read more...]

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Bronze drum and cannon cast to present to General Vo Nguyen Giap

General Vo Nguyen Giap

PANO - The Lam Kinh Cultural Heritage Association will begin casting a copper drum, a cannon and a sword as offerings to General Vo Nguyen Giap on December 22nd, the founding anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army, said the association's Chairman Ho Quang Son on November 11th. The drum will be a version of the Dong Son copper drum which was found in Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa Province. It will be 103cm in diameter (symbolizing the 103 year lifespan of General Vo Nguyen Giap) and … [Read more...]

Haiyan makes landfall, weakens into depression

Heavy rain is likely to cause severe flooding in Hanoi

(VOV) - Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Haiphong and Quang Ninh early on November 11, uprooting big trees, ripping off house roofs and causing blackouts in many places. Numerous flights affected by typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan changes course, threatens north Typhoon Haiyan forces mass evacuation in Vietnam Hayian, packing winds of 117kph when making landfall, was considered the most powerful storm that has hit Quang Ninh and Haiphong for years. Travelling further inland, the storm weakened into … [Read more...]

Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in evening

New prevention plans have been made after Haiyan changed its direction

(VOV) - Destructive typhoon Haiyan has weakened a bit after travelling along the central coast, and is forecast to slam into the northern delta in the evening. Numerous flights affected by typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan changes course, threatens north Typhoon Haiyan forces mass evacuation in Vietnam At 05.00pm Haiyan was about 270-330km off the central coast of Thanh Hoa and Quang Ninh provinces, packing winds of 149kph near its eye. In the next 12 hours, the storm will be moving north-west … [Read more...]

Haiyan likely to slam into north-central region


(VOV) - The north-central province of Thanh Hoa is stepping up the evacuation of nearly 45,000 residents from coastal areas before typhoon Haiyan is forecast to make landfall late on November 10. The evacuation order was released by the provincial Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control at 08.00am following news Haiyan is likely to batter the north-central region instead of the central coast. Residents in Quang Xuong, Tinh Gia, Sam Son, Hoang Hoa, Hau Loc and Nga Son were … [Read more...]

Hanoi plans evacuations ahead of typhoon Haiyan

New prevention plans have been made after Haiyan changed its direction

(VOV) - Leaders of the capital city has requested all districts draw up residential evacuation plans after typhoon Haiyan changed its direction and is forecast to strike the northern delta, including the city. Numerous flights affected by typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan changes course, threatens north Typhoon Haiyan forces mass evacuation in Vietnam At an urgent meeting on November 10, weather experts said Haiyan will rip through Hanoi early on November 11, bringing heavy downpours to the … [Read more...]

Thousands mourn General Vo Nguyen Giap

Veteran To Xuan Thanh from Quang Thai commune, Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa province, holds a portrait of General Giap. "The General's death is a great loss to the country", he said

Nhan Dan Online - Thousands of people from across the country have been lining up outside the National Morgue in Hanoi since early this morning to pay tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap. Veteran Le Thi Kim Loan, 56 years old from Ung Hoa district, Hanoi, caught a bus to the morgue at 5 a.m. She wrote three poems about the General after his deathto pay respect to him Italian Paolo Giovanni Baltista and his wife arrived in Vietnam yesterday for the funeral of General Giap. He met the … [Read more...]

In pictures: People pay tribute to General Giap outside funeral home


VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of people went to the National Funeral Home, No5. Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi from early morning to follow the funeral ceremony of General Vo Nguyen Giap through the big LED screen outside. Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, 80 years old, got a train from Do Luong district, Nghe An province to Hanoi two days ago. He went to the General's home on October 10 but he could not get in since the memorial service was closed. This morning, Mr. Hoa came here from from 5am to find the most … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa artisan casts biggest bronze drum ever


An artisan in Thanh Hoa Province shares about his work on the world's biggest bronze drum, which was completed in late September. The drum was cast, using the lost-wax method, by artisan Le Van Bay, and tens of other artisans, in the bronze casting village of Che Dong. Bay said on September 27 that it took them eight months to create the sculpture mould for the drum, which follows the Ngoc Lu drum-type. 11 tonnes of bronze were used to make the 2 meter high drum which has a diameter of 2.5 … [Read more...]

18 million students enter new school year

The opening ceremony at Quang Xuong 1 High-school in Thanh Hoa province.

VietNamNet Bridge - This morning, September 5, about 18 million students enter the new school year and 4.7 million children enter kindergartens. According to the Ministry of Education and Training, in the 2013-2014 school year, Vietnam has more than 22 million students of all levels, including about 4.7 million of preschool children (up by nearly 220,000 over last year), more than 7.4 million of elementary students (more than 100,000 over last year), nearly 5 million of secondary students, … [Read more...]