Phu yen boats shipped to Switzerland

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The Phu My trade village in central Phu Yen province's An Dan commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. The modest deal presents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. … [Read more...]

Basket boats shipped to Switzerland

The Phu My trade village in central Phu Yen province's An Dan commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. Basket boats intertwined with Ngan Ha village's historyThe modest deal presents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. The small, round bamboo boats, literally known in Vietnamese as Thuyen Thung, are typically usedfor tuna fishing, especially in southern and central provinces. "Prices of the exported basket boats are reasonable from VND900,000-2.5 million (US$43-119), depending on size," said Truong Thi Bich Kieu, who owns a production facility in An Dan commune. "It's now the fishing season so we have to speed up production in order to fill orders from domestic clients," she added. Her facility has created dozens of jobs for local people that offer a monthly salary of US$3 million (US$143), which is much higher than the local average. However, Kieu said, her business needs financial assistance … [Read more...]

Phu Yen boats off to Switzerland

PHU YEN (VNS)— The trade village of Phu My in central Phu Yen Province's An Dan Commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. The modest deal represents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. The small, round bamboo boats, literally known in Vietnamese as thuyen thung, are typically used for tuna fishing, especially in southern and central provinces. "Prices of the exported basket boats are reasonable from VND900,000-2.5 million ($43-119), depending on size," said Truong Thi Bich Kieu, who owns a production facility in the commune. "It's now the fishing season so we have to speed up production in order to fill orders from domestic clients," she said. … [Read more...]

Phu Yen’s coracle exported to Switzerland

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Ms. Truong Thi Bich Kieu, the owner of a coracle-making unit in An Dan commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, let known that her family has just received a 200-coracle order to export to Switzerland to provide tourism companies. According to Ms. Kieu, with sleek, durability and affordable prices (an average of 1.5 to 3 millions for one coracle), Phu Yen's coracles are popular with the nationwide customers, and now getting popular with foreign market. … [Read more...]

250 dancers verge on Opera House for Hoa Muon Sac

People's Artist Ung Duy Thinh and director of the concert Hoa Muon Sac discusses the event in District 3.

VietNamNet Bridge - Hoa Muon Sac (Multicolored Flowers), featuring 250 dancers, will take place at HCMC Opera House at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The concert will feature nice professional art troupes such as Bong Sen Theater, HCMC Dance School, HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera and other troupes from Phu Yen, An Giang and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces. Audiences will have a chance to enjoy many genres of dance in diverse themes and styles from folk to contemporary. Each work presents a point of view of life, exposing hopes and beauty in the working life and spiritual world of human beings. "The is the biggest ever event, providing the professional working spirit of Vietnam Association of Dance Artists. The event is also a festive day for artists to have a chance to meet and share their passion and experience," said People's Artist Ung Duy Thinh, director of the concert. Visitors will get a glimpse of daily life in the Mekong Delta through the work 'Mua Ca' (Fishing Season), … [Read more...]

Phu Yen boats off to Switzerland

PHU YEN (VNS)— The trade village of Phu My in central Phu Yen Province's An Dan Commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. The modest deal represents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. The small, round bamboo boats, literally known in Vietnamese as thuyen thung, are typically used for tuna fishing, especially in southern and central provinces. "Prices of the exported basket boats are reasonable from VND900,000-2.5 million ($43-119), depending on size," said Truong Thi Bich Kieu, who owns a production facility in the commune. "It's now the fishing season so we have to speed up production in order to fill orders from domestic clients," she said. … [Read more...]

Hoi An old town to go eco

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched a pilot project to develop ecofriendly business models in the historic town of Hoi An, Lao Dong newspaper reported. Foreign tourists row traditional Vietnamese fishing boats called thuyen thung (basket boats) on a river in Hoi An. … [Read more...]

A new day dawns on Cua Dai Beach

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As Cua Dai Beach near the ancient town of Hoi An is pretty quiet in the early morning, it is preferred by tourists who want to experience the fresh breeze of the ocean and take a stroll on smooth white-sand stretches when a new day begins. Tourists can come to the pristine Cua Dai Beach on foot or by cycling through four kilometers from the heart of Hoi An to the beach located on the outskirts of the city nestled by Hoai River and surrounded with rustic nature. A couple walks hand-in-hand on Cua Dai Beach while a basket-like bamboo boat sways on the sea at dawn … [Read more...]

Creation of bamboo boats is a silent pleasure

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Most visitors go to Phan Thiet City's Thuy Tu Temple to witness the hundreds of whale skeletons but they forget there is also a lot of life in the nearby bamboo boat making craft village, the silent corner of sea life. Thuyen thung (bamboo boat) has been used by fishermen in the Quang region for over a century in central Vietnam. Due to the high demand of fishermen, the craft of making bamboo boats also developed, but these days just a few households preserve the craft. A worker in the bamboo boat making craft village in Phan Thiet City … [Read more...]

Basket boat racing in Hoi An

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If you like boat racing with the excitement but not the danger, join the basket boat race on the Hoi An Eco-tour, organized by Khoa Tran Travel Company. The family-run tour company in the ancient town of Hoi An operates tours with local farmers and fishermen, for tourists to sample how they live and work and have a bit of fun on the way. Erica Tubbs' husband takes pictures of her and a fisherwoman in thuyen thung chai (basket boat) - Photo: Minh Duy … [Read more...]

Fish the day away

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Catch a breeze and some fish at the beach outside Hoi An. Tourists share a day with pineapple sellers at Cua Dai Beach just outside the historic port town of Hoi An … [Read more...]

Hoi An Charms Miss Universe Contestants

Beauties on Cua Dai Beach

Hoi An, a quiet ancient town in the central province of Quang Ninh, was jubilant when 80 Miss Universe contestants arrived Wednesday. The sunny day was made hotter when long legs and the world's best figures arrived in the Palm Garden, a five-star resort on Cua Dai Beach. The young women took part in sea sports and folk games including casting nets with fishermen, kite flying, beach volleyball, water-skiing, parachute jumping, bit mat dap nieu (where a blindfolded person tries to break a clay pot), nhay sap (dancing on a bamboo pole), and thuyen thung (bamboo basket boat racing). The beauties put on ao dai dresses to participate in a parade entitled, "Hoi An ancient town at night." Some 10,000 watched as they travelled around the city on pedicab. More than 700 colorful lanterns with the names of contestants and their countries of origin were lit along Tran Phu Street. The beauties enjoyed a performance of traditional music and dance at Chua Cau Bridge and released colourful … [Read more...]

Basket boats intertwined with Ngan Ha village’s history

Ngan Ha villagers, both male and female, have got used to rowing the thuyen thung very early since childhood. Many still remember clearly the first day of learning how to row out from the shore without spinning around and around in a circle. Basket boats, locally called thuyen thung, dot the more than two-kilometre-long beach of Ngan Ha Village in Ninh Thuy district, south central Khanh Hoa province. The small, round bamboo boats put out to dry in the sun look like mushrooms growing on the sand. If you travel there for the first time, you may wonder why such a small fishing village has so many basket boats. To satisfy your curiosity, you should backtrack in the history of Ngan Ha, now located along the road from Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard to Doc Let, one of the most famous tourist parks along Khanh Hoa's coastline. You can find the tale about the history of thuyen thung in many documents and books. Hundreds of years ago groups of people from across the country moved to … [Read more...]

Seaplane operator seeks to offer aerial tours of Ho Chi Minh City

A Hai Au Aviation seaplane operates in UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay, located in the northern province of Quang Ninh. Photo:

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have just requested the local transport department to consider a seaplane operator’s proposal to launch aerial tours above the city. The municipal People’s Committee has recently tasked the Department of Transport and other competent agencies with taking into careful consideration a proposition which was put forward by Hai Au Aviation, a private firm, regarding such tours. The company earlier sought permission to launch a new tour that would allow tourists to explore the city from the sky. The expected itinerary of the seaplane tours is Tan Son Nhat International Airport-Thanh Da Peninsula-the downtown area-Phu My Bridge-Can Gio District. The Thanh Da Peninsula is situated in Binh Thanh District, while the Phu My Bridge spans over the Saigon River sections in District 2 and District 7. Luong Hoai Nam, CEO of Hai Au Aviation, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that his company will work to implement this project in the next six months … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 14

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Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, March 14, in Vietnamese media.Politics -- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his spouse will pay official visits to Australia from March 17 to 18 and New Zealand from March 19 to 20, at the invitations of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. These visits aim to strengthen the strategic partnership relations between Vietnam and the two nations. Society -- According to a proposal raised on Friday by a research group under the Vietnam’s Party Central Committee's Commission for Internal Affairs, civil servants holding positions at ministerial bureau and department levels or higher should be banned from depositing money or property abroad or owning overseas property, as a new measure to prevent corrupt acts and improve recovery of losses in corruption cases. -- Police in Vietnam’s southern hub Ho Chi Minh City on Friday said they have … [Read more...]

Social News 13/3

World Meteorological Day 2015 to be observed in Vietnam Vietnam will hold a meeting in Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An on March 23 as part of activities for World Meteorological Day, announced the Department of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change. A series of activities will be held across localities to mark the event, the department revealed. This year, World Meteorological Day will be themed "Climate Knowledge for Climate Action." According to Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation Michel Jarraud, the theme could not be more relevant as the world moves towards ambitious decisions and actions to address climate change. Information on weather and climate, given its variability and change, is so embedded in daily life from daily weather forecasts to seasonal climate predictions that it can be easy to forget the amount of observation, research, computing and analysis that lies behind weather and climate information products, he said. The knowledge … [Read more...]

“Phu My Harvest Season Festival” held in the Central Highlands

Organizing Committee and the first prize winner.

PANO - The PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) recently held the "Phu My Harvest Season Festival 2015" in the Central Highlands. The festival aims to honour coffee trees for its 100 years of presence in the region. This is also part of the activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Buon Ma Thuot and to mark 110 years of the establishment and development of the city. At the festival, four teams competed on contents related to the knowledge and games in taking care of coffee trees and coffee harvest, etc. At the end of the competition, the Phu My - Dak Nong team won first prize worth VND 25 million; Phu My - Gia Lai team finished second with VND 20 million; and third prize (VND 15 million) and consolation prize (VND 10 million) went to Phu My- Lam Dong and Phu My-Dak Lak, respectively. The festival left good impression on locals. This is really a unique and interesting playground for farmers and rural residents, as a highlight of the Buon … [Read more...]

Long-lasting troubles of living in apartments in Vietnam

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Residing in apartments in Ho Chi Minh City means living with disputes, many apartment residents have moaned. This has been confirmed after local authorities have summed up as many as 16 kinds of disputes between residents and apartment investors in recent years. As a result, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City will conduct a comprehensive inspection at all 1,244 apartment buildings in the city from now till June, said Do Phi Hung, vice director of the Department of Construction and head of the inspection program. This marks the first time the city is organizing such a check. Problems that cause concern The 16 disputes recognized by authorities include the misuse of common areas in apartments, the cost of management and operation of facilities, the cost of maintenance, safety for fire prevention, construction quality, the issuance of certificates of apartment ownership, public security, and sales contracts. The city will also have a chance to correct loopholes … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 28

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Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, February 28, in Vietnamese media. -- Vietnamese lawmakers discussed the need to ensure human rights for those under temporary detention or arrest, and address relevant shortcomings in this filed at a debate on the draft law on temporary detention and arrest on Friday, the last working day of the 35th session of the National Assembly's Standing Committee. Society -- Police from the Ministry of Public Security said on Friday they have detained and commenced legal proceedings against Phan Minh Nguyet, director of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, on charges of "abusing position and power while on duty." Nguyet was former chairman and CEO of a Hanoi-based limited liable company before taking his post at the said department in January 2014. -- Authorities in Duc Hoa District of the southern province of Long An on Friday mobilized firefighters to destroy a large bee's nest from which … [Read more...]