Ha Noi develops tourism products

HA NOI — The capital this year will focus on further developing tourism products to attract more domestic and foreign visitors, according to the local Culture, Sports and Tourism Department. During a conference on plans for Ha Noi and Viet Nam tourism development held on Tuesday, the department said tourism products were still limited due to delays in official approval. Deputy head of the department, Truong Minh Tien, said they have been collecting opinions on developing and exploiting tourism from related enterprises and sectors. The department is expected to submit its plan to the People's Committee of Ha Noi for approval by June, Tien said. Under the plan, Ha Noi would develop the Thang Long Citadel, Dong Ngac Village, the Ba Vi tourism area, the Old Quarter, theatres and other existing tourism sites. Additionally, the department would run promotion programmes in potential markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Eastern Europe, China, South Korea and Japan. … [Read more...]

Northwestern Cultural Colors in Hanoi

(VEN) - The Northwestern Cultural Colors Program will be held from April 26-30 in Hanoi by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism in association with the Hanoi People's Committee, people's committees of northwestern provinces and related organizations. The event is to celebrate large ceremonies of the year including the Southern Liberation Day (April 30), the May Day (May 1), the Dien Bien Phu Victory Day (May 7) and President Ho Chi Minh's 122nd birthday (May 19). The program is also to promote traditional cultures of peoples in the northwest and to tighten the ties between Vietnamese ethnic groups./. Thanh Tam … [Read more...]

Exhibition reviews Mekong Delta construction and development

(VOVworld) - A press conference was held in Can Tho City on Thursday to introduce an exhibition highlighting development in the Mekong River Delta over the past decade. The exhibition will take place late next month to mark the 37th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day and Vietnam's unification. The event will review the 10-year implementation of a Politburo Resolution on socio-economic development, security, and national defense in the Mekong Delta. Several conferences will also be held to introduce the region's potential, and call for further investment. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh told reporters 'The organizing board should outline a detailed plan and spur the ministries and agencies involved to ensure the success of the exhibition'. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students football tourney held in Moscow

A football tournament for the Vietnamese students in the summer of 2011 wrapped up in Moscow on June 12. Vietnamese student football tournament opens in Moscow The event attracted 15 football teams from 40 universities that have Vietnamese alumni. The Bauman Moscow State Technical University won the trophy, the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University placed second and the Vietnamese Association of Fellow-Countryman Grup came in third. The tournament was held to commemorate Vietnam’s important days such as the Southern Liberation Day (April 30), May Day, the 121 st birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) and 100 years since President Ho left the country to seek for ways to save the nation. … [Read more...]

Hue Traditional Crafts Festival opens

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The 2011 Hue Traditional Crafts Festival opened at the Ngo Mon Square in Hue City on April 30 to celebrate the Southern Liberation Day (April 30) and International May Day. Addressing the opening ceremony, Phan Trong Vinh, Chairman of the Hue municipal People’s Committee, said the festival, under the theme of “Vietnamese Gastronomy in the Tranquility of Hue’s gardens”, aims to introduce cuisine and bonsai, both integral to Hue’s identity. It is also a chance to honour artisans who are preserving the country’s traditional crafts, particularly in Hue. Visitors to the festival can enjoy sophisticated dishes that were once served at the royal court as well as vegetarian fare from across the country in a traditional garden setting. There will be an exhibition of thousands of bonsai trees from all over Vietnam raised by talented bonsai artists and a seminar entitled “The Taste of Vietnamese Gastronomy and the Art of Bonsai”. Children … [Read more...]

OVs in Cambodia celebrate 36th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day

The Overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia held a ceremony on April 29 to mark the 36th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Addressing the ceremony, Tran Van Toi, President of the Overseas Vietnamese in Phnom Penh, stressed the need to promote revolutionary tradition and the glorious spirit of Southern Liberation Day. He urged overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia to strengthen solidarity, friendship and mutual affection with Cambodian people and authorities, abide by the laws of their host country, preserve Vietnam’s national identity, and integrate well in Cambodia. On behalf of the Vietnamese community in Cambodia, Mr Toi highlighted great efforts made by the Vietnamese Party and State in providing active and effective assistance to Vietnamese communities in foreign countries, including the Vietnamese association in Cambodia, especially in making the association a strong and united body. The event was attended by President of the Vietnamese Association in Cambodia Chau … [Read more...]

OVs in Cambodia celebrate 36th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day

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The Overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia held a ceremony on April 29 to mark the 36th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Addressing the ceremony, Tran Van Toi, President of the Overseas Vietnamese in Phnom Penh, stressed the need to promote revolutionary tradition and the glorious spirit of Southern Liberation Day. He urged overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia to strengthen solidarity, friendship and mutual affection with Cambodian people and authorities, abide by the laws of their host country, preserve Vietnam's national identity, and integrate well in Cambodia. On behalf of the Vietnamese community in Cambodia, Mr Toi highlighted great efforts made by the Vietnamese Party and State in providing active and effective assistance to Vietnamese communities in foreign countries, including the Vietnamese association in Cambodia, especially in making the association a strong and united body. The event was attended by President of the Vietnamese Association in Cambodia Chau … [Read more...]

Tourists flock to central region

The number of tourists to the central region on the occasion of Southern Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day has increased remarkably against the previous years. In the coastal areas of Da Nang city, Cua Dai in Hoi An ancient town, Lang Co beach in Thua Thien Hue province, some hotels have been fully booked. Especially, nearly 6,000 visitors have registered for visiting Cu Lao Cham island, up four times compared to normal days. To meet the visitors’ demand for accommodation and travel, Hoi An city’s Department of Trade and Tourism in the central Quang Nam province have put more than 60 high-speed ferries and boats into operation. As the four-day long holiday coincides with the international fireworks festival, the number of visitors to Da Nang city is expected to increase by 20 percent from a year earlier, and five times compared to normal days. To ensure the quality of tourism services, local authorities have asked hotels to sell goods at the listed prices and … [Read more...]

Tourists flock to central region

The number of tourists to the central region on the occasion of Southern Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day has increased remarkably against the previous years. In the coastal areas of Da Nang city, Cua Dai in Hoi An ancient town, Lang Co beach in Thua Thien Hue province, some hotels have been fully booked. Especially, nearly 6,000 visitors have registered for visiting Cu Lao Cham island, up four times compared to normal days. To meet the visitors' demand for accommodation and travel, Hoi An city's Department of Trade and Tourism in the central Quang Nam province have put more than 60 high-speed ferries and boats into operation. As the four-day long holiday coincides with the international fireworks festival, the number of visitors to Da Nang city is expected to increase by 20 percent from a year earlier, and five times compared to normal days. To ensure the quality of tourism services, local authorities have asked hotels to sell goods at the listed prices and … [Read more...]

Fireworks to light up City for Liberation Day

The HCM City People's Committee has announced fireworks displays will be organised at two spots to mark the 36th Southern Liberation Day on April 30. The fireworks will begin at Thu Thiem Ward in district 2 and Dam Sen Park in district 11 at 9pm and last 15 minutes. The display at Thu Thiem Ward will be broadcast live on HTV. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students in Cuba celebrate Uncle Ho’s birthday

Vietnamese students have held a wide range of activities in Villa Clara and Matanzas provinces in Cuba to mark the 35th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day and the 120th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh. The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP) in coordination with the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba and Las Villas University held a gala in Santa Clara City in May 13 with the participation of Vietnamese and Cuban students. During the three-hour gala, Vietnamese students introduced their national history of construction and defence and told about President Ho Chi Minh. They also performed traditional dances and folk songs that highlighted the Party and Uncle Ho. On the same day, Ambassador Vu Chi Cong accompanied embassy staff and representatives of Vietnamese offices in Cuba to attend a gathering at the Cuba-Vietnam friendship primary school to mark the 120 th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh and the 115 th death anniversary of Cuban hero Jose Marti. Mr Cong … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students in Cuba celebrate Uncle Ho’s birthday

Vietnamese students have held a wide range of activities in Villa Clara and Matanzas provinces in Cuba to mark the 35th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day and the 120th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh. The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP) in coordination with the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba and Las Villas University held a gala in Santa Clara City in May 13 with the participation of Vietnamese and Cuban students. During the three-hour gala, Vietnamese students introduced their national history of construction and defence and told about President Ho Chi Minh. They also performed traditional dances and folk songs that highlighted the Party and Uncle Ho. On the same day, Ambassador Vu Chi Cong accompanied embassy staff and representatives of Vietnamese offices in Cuba to attend a gathering at the Cuba-Vietnam friendship primary school to mark the 120 th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh and the 115 th death anniversary of Cuban hero Jose Marti. Mr Cong … [Read more...]

“Don’t burn” screened in Paris

"Don't burn!" - a film of director Dang Nhat Minh, was shown on May 1 at the Vietnam Culture Centre in Paris for a full room of nearly 100 viewers, who are both Vietnamese and French people. After the film, the audience had an opportunity to join in discussions with director Dang Nhat Minh. They expressed respect towards Dang Thuy Tram, the central character and also the army doctor who had dedicated her life to the country during the Vietnam war. The film made its first debut in France late last month during the Vietnamese film programme to celebrate the country's 35th anniversary of the Southern Liberation Day and national reunification. … [Read more...]

Grand meeting marks Southern Liberation Day

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The great victory in April 30, 1975 was considered one of the country's greatest and most brilliant historical events, completing the people's national democratic revolution and opening a new era of development for Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City held a grand meeting on April 30 to mark the 35th anniversary of Southern Liberation and National Re-unification (April 30), and the 124th anniversary of May Day (May 1) and to receive the Gold Star Order from the State President. Present at the meeting were President Nguyen Minh Triet, Politburo member and Standing member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister, Truong Vinh Trong, Party and State leaders, and revolutionary veterans along with international delegates from Russia, Laos, Cambodia and China. Speaking at the ceremony, Le Thanh Hai, Politburo member ad Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City's Party Committee, emphasised that the spring 1975 victory was the most … [Read more...]

Quang Ngai to hold requiem for Hoang Sa fleet

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A troop banquet ceremony honoring and commemorating the Hoang Sa fleet which patrols the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in the Nguyen Dynasty was held on Ly Son island in the central province of Quang Ngai on April 28. A procession taking tablets of soldiers to the An Vinh communal house is organizes in the ceremony honoring and commemorating the Hoang Sa fleet. The event is an age-old cultural belief of the people on the island aiming to pay tribute to the ancient strong army of Paracel cum Spratly who devoted their life to the country. The program includes a procession taking tablets of soldiers to the An Vinh communal house, a requiem for these martyrs, and a release of flower lanterns on to the sea. There is also an inauguration ceremony of commemorative area including An Vinh Temple, Am Linh Tu Pagoda and Hoang Sa naval monument, exhibition hall which were built to honor and commemorate the Hoang Sa fleet. The activities aim to mark the 35th … [Read more...]

320 journalists to report Vietnam’s Southern Liberation Day

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Around 60 foreign correspondents from 15 countries and 260 domestic reporters will attend a ceremony to mark 35th anniversary of Vietnam's Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Tran Quang Dung, Head of Ho Chi Minh Municipal Department of External Affairs said that 28 international guests from 13 countries and 2 delegations from Laos and Cambodia have registered to participate in the opening ceremony. Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the City Party Committee said that this year's celebration will be held at the national level. Therefore, he urged relevant organisations to cooperate and ensure the success of the ceremony. Source: VOV … [Read more...]

Quang Tri holds requiem for fallen soldiers

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More than10,000 tombs in the Truong Son national cemetery for fallen soldiers was lit by candles as part of the requiem on April 24. The event was held by the Quang Tri provincial Women's Union to mark the 35 th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Local leaders, together with 500 women, representing the Union attended the incense offering ceremony and a cultural programme in honouring the fallen soldiers. After that, monks from the provincial Buddhist Sangha organised ritual services for the dead. On April 25, local Women's Union representatives visited the Road No.9 national cemetery and laid wreaths at the Quang Tri ancient citadel and granted 300 presents to local Vietnamese heroic mothers and families of social beneficiaries. … [Read more...]

Quang Tri holds requiem for fallen soldiers

More than10,000 tombs in the Truong Son national cemetery for fallen soldiers was lit by candles as part of the requiem on April 24. The event was held by the Quang Tri provincial Women’s Union to mark the 35 th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Local leaders, together with 500 women, representing the Union attended the incense offering ceremony and a cultural programme in honouring the fallen soldiers. After that, monks from the provincial Buddhist Sangha organised ritual services for the dead. On April 25, local Women’s Union representatives visited the Road No.9 national cemetery and laid wreaths at the Quang Tri ancient citadel and granted 300 presents to local Vietnamese heroic mothers and families of social beneficiaries. … [Read more...]

320 journalists to celebrate Vietnam’s Southern Liberation Day

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Around 60 foreign correspondents from 15 countries and 260 domestic reporters will attend a ceremony to mark 35th anniversary of Vietnam's Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Tran Quang Dung, Head of Ho Chi Minh Municipal Department of External Affairs said that 28 international guests from 13 countries and 2 delegations from Laos and Cambodia have registered to participate in the opening ceremony. Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the City Party Committee said that this year's celebration will be held at the national level. Therefore, he urged relevant organisations to cooperate and ensure the success of the ceremony. … [Read more...]