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...]

Vietnam’s maiden lotus-themed festival kicks off in southern hub

A man and a kid are seen playing o an quan, a Vetnamese folk game at the "SenTroi Nam" festival in HCMC’s District 7 on June 26, 2015. Photo: Dong Nguyen

A lotus-themed festival kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday night, attracting not only local residents but also tourists and expats. Titled "Sen Troi Nam" (Southern Lotus), the event was jointly held by the administration of the southern province of Dong Thap, known as where Vietnam’s best lotuses are grown, and the Phu My Hung Development Corporation and Sparkling Trading Services and Investment JSC. The event aims to honor the pure beauty of the flower, as well as introduce the southern traditional culture characteristics to urban spectators, according to the organizers. This is the first time for lotus, which has been nominated to be Vietnam’s national flower, to be selected as the main theme for a festival, they added. Taking place the Cresent Lake in District 7, "Sen Troi Nam" gathered around 40 booths featuring foods, folk games, music performances including don ca tai tu (the unique traditional musical art of southern Vietnam), calligraphy, to he (a … [Read more...]

Phu My optimistic of first-half results

HA NOI (VNS)— PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo), better known as Phu My Fertiliser (DPM), estimated its first-half revenues will reach VND4.945 trillion (US$226.8 million) and pull in profits of VND810 billion ($37.2 million). The prediction would mean 3 per cent more in revenues and 13 per cent more in profits than the target it set at the start of the year. Other fertiliser companies including Phu My urea, Phu My NPK, Phu My Kali (potassium), Phu My SA and Phu My DAP also did well, surpassing their targets. According to PVFCCo General Director Cao Hoi Duong, the encouraging results could be attributed to lower oil prices in the global market, which helped reduce gas input costs at the Phu My Fertiliser Plant. The rising quality and reputation of Phu My fertiliser products in the market and a strong distribution network both contributed to positive sales in the first six months, Duong said. Phu My fertiliser products currently hold 48 per cent of the … [Read more...]

Fertiliser plants set for revamp

The PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Corporation signed in Ha Noi yesterday an EPC Contract to revamp the Phu My NH3 and NPK complex. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung HA NOI (Biz Hub) — PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) yesterday signed the EPC Contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) with an international contractor consortium to revamp the Phu My NH3 and NPK complex. The project, covering an area of over 15 hectares on the land housing Phu My Fertiliser Plant at Phu My 1 Industrial Zone in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, consists of two parts: revamping the NH3 Unit and build Phu My NPK Plant. The complex project has a total investment capital of nearly VND5 trillion, some US$37 million, 70 per cent of which will be financed by bank loans and another 30 per cent by the owner's equity. After completion, the upgrading of the NH3 Unit will increase the current ammonia output at Phu My Fertilizer Plant by 90,000 tonnes … [Read more...]

NH3 Unit and Phu My NPK Plant to be built

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At the signing ceremony (VNA) NDO - An EPC Contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) to build the Phu My NH3 and NPK complex was signed in Hanoi on June 7 between PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) and an international contractor consortium. The contractor consortium includes Italy’s Technip Group, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation. The project has a total investment capital of nearly VND5 trillion (approximately US$37 million), 70% of which will be financed by bank loans and another 30% by the owner’s equity. The complex will be under construction over 26 months and brought into operation by July, 2017. The project, covering an area of over 15 hectares on the land of the Phu My Fertiliser Plant in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, consists of two parts: the NH3 Unit and the Phu My NPK Plant. Once completed, the upgrade of the NH3 … [Read more...]

Harvest season festival held for local farmers

Local farmers taking part in a puzzel of brandnames.

PANO - The PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) has recently held the "Phu My Harvest Season Festival 2015" for the North Central region in Yen Dinh district, Thanh Hoa province. Local farmers met and talked with experts from the Thanh Hoa province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and PVFCCo, learning more about agricultural crops cultivation knowledge and skills, such as how to choose seeds, fertilize soil, cultivate crops and use suitable fertilizers. After that, the participants took part in contests on rice and crop harvest. Previously, the corporation had held the festival in An Giang and Dak Lak provinces, providing sound assistance to locals. Translated by Pham Huy … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City in $66mn profit sharing dispute over Phu My Hung

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The administration of Ho Chi Minh City is wondering why it has yet to receive its share in earnings of the city’s famous Phu My Hung Urban Area, a joint venture in which it owns US$18 million worth of legal capital. The Phu My Hung Development Corporation (PMH) was founded in 2003 as a joint venture between Tan Thuan Industrial Promotion Co. Ltd. (IPC), 100 percent owned by the city’s administration, and Taiwan’s Phu My Hung Asia Holdings Corporation (PMH AH). The company is in charge of developing the namesake urban area in District 7, known as a hub for expats living and working in the southern metropolis. The joint venture has a legal capital of $60 million, with the PMH AH accounting for $42 million, or 70 percent of the total. The city’s $18 million worth of capital contribution is in the form of allowing the company to use land without paying the land usage fee. The city’s administration said PMH made huge profits between 2010 and 2014, … [Read more...]