Social News 18/12

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Ha Noi told to fight sexual harassment in public transport The National Committee for Traffic Safety asked the Ha Noi People's Committee to combat sexual harassment against women and girls on public transport. Accordingly, relevant agencies must identify locations, public transport routes and road sections where sexual harassment often occurs. The city must also improve lighting in areas where women are vulnerable to sexual assault, broadly announce telephone numbers for police in case of emergency and give instructions and advice on how to avoid and what to do when encountering sexual harassment. Women should be provided training in necessary skills to protect themselves in public places, and authorities should encourage them to report sexual harassment and other physical abuse, the committee said. Additionally, the city must tighten control over areas where sexual abuse is common in order to discover and punish criminals. Deputy chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee … [Read more...]

Disadvantaged residents in North receive cow

At the ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

Military-run Vietnamese mobile network operator Viettel in coordination with People’s Committee of the northern province of Cao Bang and Border Guard Steering Committee yesterday held a ceremony to give seeding cows to poor residents in the province’s Trung Khanh District. State President Truong Tan Sang and representative of the program "Bo Giong Giup Nguoi ngheo bien gioi" (Seeding cow for border poor residents) handed over 50 cows to disadvantaged people in Chi vien, Dam Thuy, and Phong Nam of Trung Khanh District of Cao Bang Province. Each one year old seeding cow weighing from 130 kilogram worth VND50 million (US$2,340) will help residents stabilize and improve their family economy. To support residents in breeding cows, Viettel Corporation also gave each family a mobile phone for connecting the steering board when they need guideline. In addition, Viettel Corporation provided 20,000 tons of cement for building and upgrading farm houses. Speaking at the ceremony, … [Read more...]

2014 outstanding entrepreneurs and lecturers honored

30 outstanding entrepreneurs and lecturers were honored in Hanoi,    on Sunday. (Photo: vov.vn)

(VOVworld) – 30 outstanding entrepreneurs and lecturers were honored in Hanoi, on Sunday. A ceremony was co-hosted by the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association, the Thanh Giong Intellectual Gateway, and TOPICA E-learning Program. At the event, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and Vietnam Youth Union awarded 5 entrepreneurs who have helped youths set themselves up in business. 30 entrepreneurs have led projects to assist youths in business and share their experience with youths via E-learning. … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City to welcome New Year with myriad festivities

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Many activities to welcome the upcoming New Year will kick off from December 20 in Ho Chi Minh City, the local People’s Committee said Tuesday on its website. Several streets in the downtown area including Ham Nghi, Le Loi, Dong Khoi, Le Duan, Nguyen Van Troi and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, as well as well-known places such as District 1’s Lam Son Park and Con Rua (Turtle) Lake will be decorated with lights from December 20 to January 5. … [Read more...]

War veterans contribute to new rural development in Ben Tre

Rice fields in Chau Binh commune, Giong Trom district

(VOVworld) – Upholding the fine tradition of President Ho Chi Minh’s soldiers, war veterans in Ben Tre province have spared no effort to contribute to local socio-economic development. They have always taken the lead in implementing the national program on new rural development. VOV’s Phan Anh reports… Chau Binh commune in Ben Tre province’s Giong Trom district has seen significant changes in recent years including new bridges and paved roads. These changes are thanks to the tireless efforts of local authorities and the public, especially war veterans, who went to every household to encourage people to donate land, money, and labor to build roads and upgrade the local infrastructure. The engagement of war veterans in the new rural development program created the local people’s consensus and trust necessary to the program’s success. Dao Van Hoi, Secretary of Chau Binh commune’s Party Committee, said: "The local War Veterans’ … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 7/10

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Dragon Bridge among world's top 30 gorgeous bridges Rong (Dragon) Bridge in the central city of Danang has been listed among top 30 gorgeous bridges over the world by a famous tourism website, Viralnova. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 6/10

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Music, light show brightens HCM City A free concert will grace HCM City with visual effects and performances of Viet Nam's leading singers. Cao Hon, Xa Hon ­- Viet Nam Oi! (Move Higher and Farther, Viet Nam!) will take place at the Reunification Palace on October11. The two-hour concert will include three parts, with each part spotlighting Thanh Bui, Hong Nhung or Ho Ngoc Ha. Thanh, owner of the Soul Music Academy, said: "My performance will feature my little students. We will bring audiences songs in both Vietnamese and English. There will be dance and musicals as well." … [Read more...]