Defence Minister to attend ADMM Retreat

Minister of National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh. Photo: VNA

PANO - A high-ranking military delegation, led by Minister of National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh on November 17th left Hanoi for Myanmar to participate in the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) Retreat. Other members of the delegation are Lieutenant General Vu Van Hien, Chief of the Defence Ministry Secretariat; Major General Vu Chien Thang, Head of the Foreign Relations Department under the Ministry; Major General Ngo Quang Lien, assistant to the Defence Minister; and Major … [Read more...]

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Foreign-style animal statues to be removed from monuments within three months

A Chinese-style lion statue.

VietNamNet Bridge - February 2015 is the deadline for removal of foreign-styled animal statues from historical and cultural monuments. However, monument managers are having difficulty complying with the regulation because of a lack of guidance. relate news Culture Ministry sends dispatch on the appropriate use of animal statues in VNCulture Ministry removes foreign-style animal statues from all templesSacred animals reveal the true Vietnam After an inspection team of the Ministry of Culture, … [Read more...]

Travel Highlights 7/11

Hau Giang to revive famous market Nga Bay floating market, one of most famous floating markets in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, is an attractive destination in Hau Giang Province. At the market, hundreds of boats hang samples of their products, mostly agricultural produce, on bamboo poles. Sales begin early in the morning and end by noon. When the floating market was established in 1915, it was located at the meeting point of seven canals and rivers in Nga Bay town. It became one of the … [Read more...]

Poetic passages in Da Lat

The path to the pine hill next to the Than Tho Lake.

VietNamNet Bridge - Apart from the mild weather and blooming flowers, Dalat also impresses tourists with streets of pipes stretching across the city to the suburbs. … [Read more...]

New group links female entrepreneurs

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan (second, right) and Mai Kieu Lien (first, right), CEO and Chairwoman of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint - Stock Company, give milk to poor children in central Quang Ngai Province's Ly Son Island. Lien is the only Vietnamese woman to have been named among Asia's 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen three times by US business magazine Forbes. - Photo vietbao.vn

HA NOI (VNS) - A congress held in Ha Noi yesterday launched the Viet Nam Association of Women Entrepreneurs and elected Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa its first president. … [Read more...]

Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam

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Three of my young Vietnamese friends are starting a small business in Da Nang City in the central region. The young lady has taken the risk and the plunge to create a business space of their own creativity and imagination. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/10

British dance ensemble to brighten Vietnam stages Two stunning contemporary dance productions "Without Stars" and "There We Have Been" inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood are set to light up Vietnam stages this October. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi for a one-night-only show on October 22 and the IDECAF stage in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-25. A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, James Cousins founded his dance company in … [Read more...]

10 action, romance films in cinemas this month

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VietNamNet Bridge - In addition to horror and thriller movies, many action and romance films will be released in Vietnam this month, including "Outcast" and "Fury".1. Lupin the Third Release date: 3/10 … [Read more...]

Hanoi to honour top ten citizens

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The ten most outstanding citizens of Hanoi, including musician Phu Quang, Doctor Nguyen Tien Quyet and Colonel Tran Duc Long, will be honoured on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the capital. … [Read more...]

Who is the second-ranked dollar billionaire in Vietnam?

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VietNamNet Bridge - After Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong, the following names are said to be the most outstanding candidates for the second dollar billionaire of Vietnam. relate news First Vietnamese billionaire on Forbes listVietnamese-American billionaire among 1,000 richest people in the worldSpecial heirs in Vietnam300 billionaires group as Vietnamese super-rich On September 17, Wealth-X and UBS (Swiss Bank) released the report "Billionaire Census 2014". In particular, Vietnam has two billionaires … [Read more...]

Vietnamese archers set medal target at 17th Asian Games

Vietnamese archers are looking forward to winning their first-ever Asiad medal at the 17th Games.

Nhan Dan Online - Vietnam's nine-member archery team, comprising six athletes and three officials, will depart for Incheon, Republic of Korea (RoK) on September 19 for the 17th Asian Games (Asiad), with its medal hopes pinned on archers Nguyen Tien Cuong and Loc Thi Dao, who are named among the 64 athletes to receive key assistance from the sports sector. Vietnamese archery's medal target is quite achievable, with its strength in the men's team and individual compound (three strings) and the … [Read more...]

Top Vietnamese designers ready for spotlight in Italy

Strike a pose: A design by Cong Khanh, one of four Vietnamese designers who will showcase their collections in Italy. - VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) - Four leading Vietnamese designers will show off their latest collections - highlighting traditional Vietnamese textiles - at a fashion show in Italy, on September 17. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese designers off to Italy

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(VOV) -Vietnamese designers Minh Hanh, Lan Huong, Cong Khanh and Quang Nhat have been chosen to present their latest silk and brocade designs at a fashion show in Italy on September 17. Miss Vietnam 2010 Ngoc Han, Miss Sea 2010 Nguyen Thi Loan, Miss Photogenic 2002 Phuong Lien, and Roman will also be attending the event to model the designs. The information was released by designer Minh Hanh at a press conference in Hanoi on September 9. At the Italy event, the Vietnamese ambassador is … [Read more...]

The beauty of Vietnam’s rocky coasts

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VietNamNet Bridge - In addition to beautiful beaches and blue water, these beaches have rock grounds with strange shapes and bright colors, which are the masterpieces bestowed by Mother Nature.1. Da Nhay Beach This is a beautiful beach that is 40 km north of Dong Hoi city in the central province of Quang Binh. Da Nhay in Vietnamese means "the rocks that jump", referring to the topographical feature of this beach which sees thousands rock reaching the sea, surrounding small fine sand beaches … [Read more...]

Bio-substances used for livestock waste treatment

Using biological liquid absorbing substances together with rice husks or sawdust to make a sheet-like mat in the farming of livestock and cattle will improve sanitary condition and health for the animals, leading to high economic gains for breeders. This bio-technology has been allowed to apply on a trial basis in many localities across the country like Ha Nam , Hau Giang, Dong Thap, Bac Giang, Ben Tre, Thanh Hoa, Tay Ninh, Nam Dinh, Hung Yen, Quang Ninh and Phu Tho. According to the Animal … [Read more...]

Local galleries sound out chances abroad

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My Tran In fact, local galleries have for many years introduced local artworks abroad but the practice is ever more boisterous these days. Annually, there are dozens of international art fairs like Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong in March, Art Expo Malaysia in September, Art Apart Fair Singapore in July, or Art Basel in Hong Kong in May. … [Read more...]

Bringing Cultural – Festival Tourism Potential into Full Play

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Soc Trang is a coastal province in the Mekong Delta. It is located on the mouth of the Hau River, and on overland and waterway traffic routes linking Ho Chi Minh City with Southwest provinces. Natural tourism resources are distributed evenly and accessed easily across the province. … [Read more...]

Rare paintings threatened by family problems

by Phuoc Buu THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) - Family poverty has placed a priceless collection of paintings by Ton That Dao, a former member of the Hue royal family, in jeopardy. There is also argument in the family over who controls the paintings, the members of the family in Viet Nam or two of his children (daughter- artist Dao's second child and son- artist Dao's third child) now living in the United States. According to Tran Thi Lien Phuong, daughter-in-law of the artist, none of his descendants … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/7

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Vocal contest return fetes Hanoi A vocal contest will be held as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Ha Noi's Capital Liberation Day on October 10 in 1954. … [Read more...]

Sculpted path narrates Da Lat history in red basaltic soil

Mud house: The 90sq.m building in the new complex has been recognised as the first to be made of balsatic soil without baking.

by Le Huong … [Read more...]