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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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, … [Read more...]

Sports and Art Performance Festival 2011 of Banking Sector in Dong Nai

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Towards the Vietnam's Southern Liberation Day on April 30 and the 60th foundation anniversary of the State Bank of Vietnam (06/5/1951 - 05/6/2011), the banking sector of Dong Nai opened the Sports and Art Performance Festival 2011 on April 16 morning. 41 delegations from the province-based bank branches take part in this festival … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]