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“Cheo” stage competition seeks new young talents

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(Cinet)- A national competition for professional ‘Cheo’ (traditional opera) young talents took place in Ninh Binh with a participation of 45 Cheo artists from eight art troupes nationwide on November 22. … [Read more...]

Social News 25/11

Vietnam leads way in forest protection Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy. Tacconi made the statement yesterday in Ha Noi at a seminar on payments for environmental services. Enterprises benefiting from unharmed forests fund the programme in Viet Nam, while in … [Read more...]

RoK – largest investor in VN in 11 months

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VGP – The total newly-registered and additional capital from the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s businesses into Viet Nam reached US$6.82 billion over the past 11 months of 2014, according to the Foreign Investment Agency, under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) businesses registered to invest US$17.33 billion in Viet Nam in 11 months, equal to 83.3% of the same period last year. The total disbursed FDI was estimated at US$11.2 billion, up … [Read more...]

Association for Quang Ninh major project funding

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With the use of a conveyor system instead of automobiles to transport discarded soil and rocks, over VND300 billion of transportation costs will be saved annually. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 24/11

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Bun Cha listed top 10 world's best street food … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/11

HCM City bustling with year-end fashion shows Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, Defined Moment, andAtelier Chardon Savard of France; ISSUE of Thailand; Frederick Lee from Singapore; Tsolo Munkh from … [Read more...]

Students to be treated to award-winning movie screenings

HA NOI (VNS) - Students from eight cities and provinces throughout the country will enjoy a free film screening from November 21 to December 4. The Cinema for Everyone 2014 programme will show the Vietnamese movie Than Tuong (Idol), which won various awards at the Golden Kite Awards 2013, in Dak Lak, Lam Dong, Nha Trang and Nghe An, as well as Hai Duong, Thai Nguyen, An Giang and Ninh Thuan. This year, students will also get a chance to learn more about the value and significance of … [Read more...]

Travel News 17/11

Conde Nast Traveler lists Long Bien Market a world's best Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets. Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam's resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it's best to make … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (Nov 16, 2014)

by Phuong Mai Prize-winning plays staged in rural areas during Tet HCM City-based drama troupes will stage several award-winning plays in the city and neighbouring provinces during Tet (Lunar New Year), particularly in rural areas with fewer entertainment choices. "It's our tradition to travel to rural areas because we want to create a happy and peaceful Tet for people who appreciate traditional art forms but are rarely able to enjoy them," says Hong Van, director of the Phu Nhuan … [Read more...]

City bustling with year-end fashion shows

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Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, Defined Moment, andAtelier Chardon Savard of France; ISSUE of Thailand; Frederick Lee from Singapore; Tsolo Munkh from Mongolia;Somarta of Japan and Song Zio of the … [Read more...]

Survivor of 5-day drift on Vietnam river given free treatment

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An elderly woman who was found alive on Tuesday on a cluster of water hyacinth drifting on a river she had fallen into five days earlier will be spared the fees at the hospital where she is being treated. >> Vietnam woman survives five days drifting without food on river … [Read more...]

Weekend visit to craft villages in Hanoi suburbs

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VietNamNet Bridge - Going to the village of Dao Thuc to watch water puppetry or to Thach Xa Village to learn how to make bamboo dragonflies are trips that you should try.Thach Xa Bamboo Dragonfly Village For a long time, memories about peaceful childhood in bucolic areas revolved around the image of kites, the blue sky and beautiful swarms of dragonflies. However, this memory is gradually becoming strange to young people. Now, they do not fly kites or catch dragonflies to make it "bite their … [Read more...]

That wins gold at cycling tournament

Nguyen Thi That takes the lead in the women's 25km individual points race at the ongoing National Sports Games' cycling tournament in Hoa Binh yesterday. - Photo vietmaz.com HA NOI (VNS) - Nguyen Thi That won her first gold medal in the women's 25km individual points race at the ongoing National Sports Games' cycling tournament yesterday. That, from An Giang, took the lead with a time of 34:11.43, followed by Nguyen Thuy Dung of Binh Duong, who has won two gold medals in this event, with a … [Read more...]

Press digest – November 13

PM meets with US President PM Nguyen Tan Dung on Thursday met with US President Barack Obama in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on the sidelines of the 22nd ASEAN Summit and related meetings. The two leaders expressed their pleasure at the progress of the relations between Viet Nam and the US, especially after the two sides set up comprehensive partnership in 2013. The Vietnamese Government chief also asked the US to completely lift the ban on the lethal arms sales to Viet Nam. President Obama pledged … [Read more...]

Dung strikes gold again at cycling event

Cyclist Nguyen Thuy Dung won an event at the ongoing National Sports Games' cycling tournament in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh yesterday. - Photo thethaovietnam.vn

HA NOI (VNS) - Veteran cyclist Nguyen Thuy Dung won another gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Games' cycling tournament in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh yesterday. … [Read more...]

Japan provides non-refundable aid for education, healthcare in VN

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VGP - The signing ceremony of the Japanese Government's non-refundable aid for five projects in Viet Nam was held at the Japanese Embassy in Ha Noi on November 12. The aid, worth more than US$500,000, aims to expand two health care centers in My Hao, Hung Yen Province and Cam Giang, Hai Duong Province, build a primary school in Phu Luong, Thai Nguyen Province and a secondary school in An Thi, Hung Yen Province and provide medical equipment for Phong Chi Linh hospital in Hai Duong Province. … [Read more...]

Vietnam woman survives five days drifting without food on river

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In a strange but true story, an elderly Vietnamese woman in southern Vietnam was found alive on Tuesday on a cluster of water hyacinth drifting on a river she had fallen into five days earlier. Pham Thi Mai, 63, from Vinh Long province's Vinh Long City, was rescued in the afternoon of November 11, local police reported. Around noon that day fishermen in Phuoc Hau Commune, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province, found the woman lying on a cluster of water hyacinth drifting on the Duong Chua … [Read more...]