Ho Chi Minh City to organize $1.5mn pyrotechnic, light shows on New Year’s Eve

Le Ton Thanh, vice director of the local Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism told

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are planning to organize pyrotechnic and light shows, estimated to cost US$1.5 million, at an iconic skyscraper in the downtown area on New Year's Eve. Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday that the cost will be covered by sources mobilized from society. … [Read more...]

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Ben Tre expands coconut groves

Ben Tre Province is planning to expand its coconut plantations in areas affected by climate change. Farmers can earn more profits from coconuts, rather than fruit, rice and vegetables - VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc

HCM CITY (VNS) - Ben Tre Province, the country's largest coconut cultivation area, plans to grow an additional 10,000ha of coconut trees in areas affected by climate change to 2020. … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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 … [Read more...]

Hanoi’s Liberation celebration: 60 Thanh Giong Statues presented


The eighty-centimeter gilded bronze sculptures weigh 60-65kg each (Photo: anninhthudo.vn) … [Read more...]

Eight Vietnamese activities honoured as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


(Cinet)- Numerous kinds of music and festivals in Vietnam have attracted many local and foreign visitors. There are eight cultural activities that have been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). … [Read more...]

World, national heritages help boost tourism industry

With many natural, cultural heritages and rich history, Vietnam has many destinations to attract tourists. The tourism industry needs to work out suitable strategies to tap tourism potential, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported. In addition to 21 World Heritage Sites, Vietnam has more than 40,000 monuments and landscapes, of which more than 3,000 monuments are rated national values and more than 5,000 sites are rated provincial values. Many of them are attractive tourist … [Read more...]

Eight Vietnamese activities recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


Besides beautiful landscapes that attract many local and foreign visitors, people can also find a rich, long-standing culture with numerous kinds of music and festivals in Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Erosion damages property along HCM City riverbanks

HCM CITY (VNS) - Land erosion along rivers and canals at 38 sites in HCM City is threatening the lives of local residents and damaging property. Tran The Ky, deputy director of the city's Department of Transport, was quoted by Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper as saying that the city had 38 erosion-prone sites along rivers and canals, mostly in District 2, District 12, and Binh Thanh, Thu Duc, Nha Be and Can Gio districts. Of the sites, 18 are especially dangerous and 11 were … [Read more...]

Promoting Heritage Value Connectivity

With many natural, cultural heritages and rich culture and history, Vietnam has a lot of appealing factors to attract tourists. The tourism industry needs to work out suitable strategies to tap tourism potential.

In addition to 21 World Heritage Sites, Vietnam has more than 40,000 monuments and landscapes, of which more than 3,000 monuments are rated national values and more than 5,000 sites are rated provincial values. Many of them are attractive tourist destinations. … [Read more...]

Hanoi’s West Lake


(VOVworld) - West Lake is one of Hanoi's most beautiful sites. Its many historical and cultural relics reflect the development history of the capital city. West Lake is perhaps the most romantic corner of Hanoi. West Lake is a natural lake located northwest of Hanoi. It covers an area of ​​500 hectares and is encircled by a 20 km road. Historical records show that the lake was once part of the Red River. It has had several names: Dam Dam (Mist Lake), Kim Nguu (Golden Buffalo Lake), and Xac … [Read more...]

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Ex-Miss Vietnam wins 1st Elite Model Look Dang Thi Le Hang, 21, the 2012 Miss Vietnam, has won the first Elite Model Look. … [Read more...]

Mekong Delta province protects ethnic minority culture

Kien Giang, September 8 (VNA) - The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is undertaking maximum efforts to preserve and develop the unique cultures of its ethnic minorities, who make up 14.5 percent of the local population. The Ok-Om-Bok festival, which is held annually in Go Quao district, has been upgraded into a culture-tourism-sports festival featuring a variety of activities, such as art performances, trade fairs and photo exhibitions, showcasing the social-economic achievements, culture … [Read more...]

Stage collapse injures 3 during live TV show in HCMC, cause unclear


Workers replace a broken glass panel in a television stage of the Vietnamese version of a Dutch reality show "The Voice of Children" in Ho Chi Minh City on August 10, 2014. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre … [Read more...]

Dong Thap to Focus on Potential Tourism Development


Dong Thap is considered a locality with special natural landscapes and charming rivers carrying traits of the wetland of the wild Dong Thap Muoi. The province has many famous places to visit and typical tourism products of the land of waters. These are favourable conditions to promote the development of the province's tourism in the future. Formation of key tourism destinations … [Read more...]

Visiting Van To to watch bronze drum casting


Bronze drums are Vietnamese culture's featured products and a symbol of the national founding period. … [Read more...]

Industrial Zones: Concentrating on Creating Clean Land Fund for Industries

Rach Mieu bridge has been opened for traffic, facilitating transportation in Ben Tre, thus luring more investors into Ben Tre, especially into its industrial zones.

By now, Ben Tre has established two industrial zones (An Hiep industrial zone, Giao Long industrial zone), investment certificates have been granted to 38 projects with total registered capital of VND9,597 billion; of which there are 21 FDI projects with registered capital of US$327.6 million. Foreign investors come mainly from Thailand, Japan and Korea. Currently, An Hiep industrial zone has rent 100 percent of its industrial land; Giao Long industrial zone has rent 95 percent in the first … [Read more...]

Hiep Thanh Fertiliser Co., Ltd: Crop Yield Builds Brand Name

Established on an agriculture-based land, Hiep Thanh Co., Ltd is a trusted supplier of fertilisers for farmers in Ben Tre province. The company's fertiliser quality ensures bumper crops.

Founded in 2009, Hiep Thanh Co., Ltd manufactures NPK fertilisers for local farmers. In 2013, the fertiliser output reached 25,000 tonnes valued at VND250 billion. Besides, the company has established close relations with research institutes, application centres and scientists to study on technological innovation, product development, market expansion and personnel training to turn out a wide range of products for different crops. Currently, Rong Viet-branded products of Hiep Thanh Company are … [Read more...]

Seminar discusses cocoa industry in Mekong delta

A series of measures to develop the cocoa industry in the Mekong Delta region were proposed at a recent seminar held in Ben Tre province. Phan Thi Thu Suong, deputy director of the Ben Tre Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the area under cacao trees in the province plummeted from more than 10,000ha in 2012 to 5,100ha now. Volatile prices and low productivity due to poor farming practices and limited use of technology were to blame for farmers chopping down cacao trees for … [Read more...]

Seminar discusses cocoa sector

A farmer dries cocoa at a factory of Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam in Ben Tre Province's Giao Long Industrial Zone. Large cocoa buying and processing firms should offer reasonable prices to encourage farmers to grow cocoa. - VNA/VNS Photo The Anh

BEN TRE (VNS)- A series of measures to develop the cocoa industry in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta were proposed at a seminar held in Ben Tre Province on Thursday. … [Read more...]