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...]

Overseas Vietnamese rush to pour money into real estate (part 2)

VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate firms all have confirmed a significant increase in the number of buyers from overseas recently, both overseas Vietnamese and foreigners. Related news Overseas Vietnamese rush to pour money into real estate Phu My Hung Company reported more than 100 successful transactions between the company and overseas customers from early July to August 8. According to Phu My Hung’s general director Truong Quoc Hung, the Phu My Hung new Urban Area has attracted 30,000 residents since the day of establishment; 50 percent of them are foreigners, including Viet Kieu. Hung believes that with the new law allowing foreigners to buy houses in Vietnam, the number of foreigners and Viet Kieu buying houses under their real names will increase in the time to come. A real estate expert in HCM City noted that Viet Kieu are eyeing a wide range of real estate products, from high-end apartments and luxury beachfront villas to lower-end apartments. He said many people … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City to establish special economic zone

Ho Chi Minh City will build a special economic zone encompassing districts 7, Nha Be, Binh Chanh and Can Gio in order to fully tap the southern economic hub’s potential and advantages for further development. Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the economic zone is intended to create breakthroughs in production, export and import activities, thus luring more investments in the city. In order to implement the project, which he said is of special significance to the city’s development, Quan asked the project building team to focus on analysing its role, objective and scale, given the context of Vietnam’s intensive and extensive international integration. It is essential to concretise prioritised sectors that could serve as catalysts for the economic zone, he said, asking the team to propose development models and capital mobilisation for the project. The official assigned the Ho Chi Minh Institute for Development Studies to … [Read more...]

Wheelchairs given to the disabled in Lam Dong

The Lawrence S. Ting Memorial Fund on August 11 presented 110 wheelchairs worth 183 million US$8,470 to people with disabilities in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. The donation is part of a programme co-sponsored by the fund and the Phu My Hung Corp. to provide 14,000 means of transport for the disabled across 53 provinces and cities nationwide in order to facilitate their daily activities and social integration. According to Nguyen Van Luc, Chairman of the provincial Association for Protection of Poor Patients, Disabled People and Orphaned Children, the association has so far this year provided support for 17,140 disadvantaged people in the province worth a total of more than US$717,590. Additionally, another 331 means of transport and aid tools worth more than US$78,700 sourced from Latter Day Saints Charities have also been offered to local disabled people. Proceeds donated by other organisations, individuals and sponsors have also been presented to children from … [Read more...]

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Vietnam main partner of Asia-Pacific economic forum in Bayern Vietnam was chosen as a main partner of the 12th Asia-Pacific economic forum held in the German state of Bayern on July 23 with the engagement of nearly 200 businesses. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh said Vietnam and Germany will celebrate the 40th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2015. Following the success of the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) organised in Ho Chi Minh City in November 2014, Vietnam was chosen as a main partner of the Asia-Pacific economic forum in Berlin, and this time in Bayern, she said. This has not just demonstrated the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations but also confirmed that Vietnam is a reliable market and ideal destination for German investors, she added. She said the Vietnamese Government has enacted measures to improve local business climate, create a legal framework to ensure publicity and … [Read more...]

President Sang continues activities in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

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State President Truong Tan Sang continued his working visit to the southeast province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on July 24 with trips to local enterprises and a meeting with fishermen at Cat Lo port in Vung Tau city. Talking with offshore fishermen, the President inquired into the implementation of Decree 67 on facilitating fisheries, the advantages and obstacles fishermen face and the export prospect of Vietnam’s fishery sector. The President spoke highly of Vung Tau city’s advantage in developing the fishing industry, which generated thousands of jobs for labourers. On the visit to the Phu My 3 industrial zone, the President praised Japanese investors for quickly implementing projects and called on investors to focus on fields suitable with Vietnam such as agricultural mechanics or transport. The Phu My 3 is the result of the cooperation between Vietnamese and Japanese governments, specializing in mechanics and electronics and is being built on an area of 1,050 … [Read more...]

President Sang works in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

(VOV) -President Truong Tan Sang on July 24 held a working session with Ba Ria –Vung Tau provincial authorities to discuss local socio- economic development and national defense and security measures. President Sang visited several industrial zones and explored local fishermen's living conditions at Cat Lo offshore port, saying the Party and State have always created favorable conditions for local people’s fishing activities. Also on the same day, he visited staff and workers from the specialized Phu My industrial zone, calling on them to focus on manufacturing agricultural, transportation, and construction machinery. Earlier, he attended an inaugural ceremony for the expanded construction of a steel plant invested by Japanese steelmaker Vina Kyoei in the Phu My I Industrial Park in Tan Thanh district, the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. … [Read more...]