70 years of development of the heroic Vietnam People’s Army – Major Events (Part 3)

President Ho Chi Minh observing the battle of Dong Khe (1950). A filed photo

PANO - Together with the Dien Bien Phu Campaign ending the anti-French war and the Ho Chi Minh Campaign driving American imperialists out of the country, in wartime, Vietnamese troops and people conducted such typical campaigns as: Part 3: Typical campaigns in the resistance wars against French and American invaders Campaigns in the anti-French war 1. Viet Bac Campaign from October 7th to December 20th, 1947 2. North Quang Nam Campaign in July 1949 3. Song Thao Campaign from May 19th to July 18th, 1949 4. Song Lo Campaign from April 29th to May 31st, 1949 5. Le Loi Campaign from November 25th, 1949 to January 30th, 1950 6. Cau Ke Campaign from December 7th to 26th, 1949 7. Cao-Bac-Lang Campaign from March 15th to April 30th, 1949 8. Le Hong Phong Campaign from February 7th to March 15th, 1950 9. Border Campaign from September 16th to October 14th, 1950 10. Ben Cat II Campaign from October 7th to November 15th, 1950 11. Tran Hung Dao Campaign from December 25th, 1950 to … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/12

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Twelve sites recognised as national relics Twelve archaeological, historical and architectural relics around the country have been recognised as national relic sites by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Ky Anh ancient rock rampart in Ky Lac commune, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province. The list consists of three archaeological, seven historical and two architectural relics, located in 10 provinces: Son La, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien–Hue, Quang Nam, An Giang, Binh Phuoc, Long An and Khanh Hoa. Three archaeological relics named are the Loi Citadel in Thuy Xuan and Thuy Bieu wards, Hue City, Thua Thien–Hue province; Hoa Diem relic in Cam Thinh Dong commune, Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province; and Khe Ho ancient rock ground in Hang Chu commune, Bac Yen district, Son La province. The seven historical sites comprise three in Thai Nguyen, including the complex of Muc Temple and Huong Ap pagoda in Pho Yen district; the relic where the Brigade 308 … [Read more...]

The 02nd Congress of Representatives from Ethnic Minorities in the province formally held

The PPC's Vice Chairwoman offers Certificates of Merit from the PPC's Chairman  to great collectives and individuals Minh Thien

​On Wednesday morning, 17 December 2014, Quang Ngai province's Party and Government formally held the 02nd Congress of Representatives from Ethnic Minorities in the province. ​ The Congress welcomed 304 exemplary delegates, representing over 180,000 ethnic minority people from Ca Dong, Hre, Cor and others living in the six mountainous districts of Son Ha, Tra Bong, Minh Long, Ba To, Son Tay and Tay Tra. The event greeted Deputy Minister, Vice Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minorities (CEM) in Vietnam Mr. Hoang Xuan Luong, HNgam Nie Kdam - Vice Chairman of the Central Highlands Steering Committee and a wide range of provincial leaders from Provincial Party and Government as well as representatives from other provinces inCentral and Central Highland regions of Vietnam. Achievements in 2009-2014 The socio-economic situation in mountainous and ethnic minority areas of the province has reached remarkable development with important achievements in the period 2010-2014. Total … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 19/12

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Christmas concert with Hanoi Ensemble Christmas is just around the corner, and to celebrate the special occasion, Manzi and Hanoi Ensemble have teamed up to present a special chamber concert. Come, sip some mulled wine and enjoy some favourite Christmas tunes - classical, folk, contemporary and popular. Hanoi Ensemble's musicians and teachers come from the Viet Nam National Academy of Music, and have performed in several concerts, festivals and cultural exchange programmes in the country and abroad. The members have studied both in Viet Nam and in well-known international conservatories. The concert will start at 8pm on Saturday at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street. Due to limited capacity, please email manzihanoi@gmail.com before 8pm today. Ritual singing at Ha Noi Art Market The ongoing Ha Noi Art Market will stage a performance featuring hat chau van (ritual singing), which will be performed by artists of the Nghe Tinh UNESCO Club. A religious art form that combines … [Read more...]

Nghia Hanh residents to be supported rice

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​Chairman of Provincial People's Committee has just approved to allocate more than VND 1.2 billion to Nghia Hanh District People Committee. ​ The fund will be spent on buying rice for people in two communes of Hanh Tin Dong and Hanh Tin Tay. The district government is directed to develop the assistant follow requisitions. Minh Thien … [Read more...]

Vietnamese metropolis to closely inspect food as Tet nears

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Vietnam’s southern hub Ho Chi Minh City will carry out a campaign to inspect food quality for about 80 days in an attempt to strengthen protection of public health during the coming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which will fall on February 19, 2015. The city’s interdisciplinary inspection teams will strictly punish any food importers, producers and traders that violate regulations on food safety in all 24 districts of the city, said the HCMC Food Hygiene and Safety Sub-department. Inspectors will focus their inspections on numerous commodities including meat, fish, egg, cakes, sweets and jam, alcohol, beer, soft drinks, pickled vegetables and oily grains, said Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai, deputy head of the agency. The campaign will commence on December 20, 2014 and end on March 10, 2015. Mai called on consumers not to buy food items without origin or with unclear origin, or without quality certification, in order to protect themselves and their relatives from poor quality … [Read more...]

Social News 14/12

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Vietnam warned against unsafe foods The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health this week received warnings of foreign food safety agencies against two types of dried food originating in Taiwan including tofu and fruits, which contain toxic substances. Particularly, Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety informed the Vietnamese administration of a ban on dried tofu imported from Taiwan after this product had been found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. The UK Food Standards Agency on Monday also warned against dried fruits produced by two firms named Gima and Norfolk, which contained sulfur dioxide not listed on the food label. … [Read more...]

HCM City firms in deal to sell safe products

Twelve producers and distributors in Ho Chi Minh City have pledged to provide the market with safe and qualified products in line with an agreement they signed with the city’s market monitoring agency on December 8, the Saigon Times Daily reported. The participating firms include supermarket chains Big C, Aeon, Citimart and Maximark, Thien Hoa Electronics Center, and other consumer products and electronics distributors. Hat firm Non Son, Thu Duc rice vermicelli firm, and Binh Minh Gas Ltd. Co. are among the producers joining the programme. … [Read more...]