23-year-old girl wins second Vietnam MasterChef

In her element: Hoang Minh Nhat performs at the Vietnam MasterChef contest on Saturday. - Photo kenh14.vn

VietNamNet Bridge - Hoang Minh Nhat, a 23-year-old bank employee, beat fellow Vietnamese overseas home cook Le Chi of Canada in the pressure-packed finale of the second Vietnam MasterChef. Right after the show, Nhat decided to quit her current job to devote all of her time and efforts to cooking. "From now on, I am completely free to pursue my life's biggest dream," she said. … [Read more...]

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Vietnam Summer Camp 2014 to come Quang Ngai on July 18

The Vietnamese overseas youths and students meeting and exchanging with Quang Ngai youths and students in the Vietnam Summer Camp 2011.

​As planned, 170 Vietnamese overseas youths and students from 30 countries and territories worldwide participating in the Vietnam Summer Camp 2014 shall arrive in Quang Ngai on July 18. … [Read more...]

Ensuring legitimate rights of Vietnamese overseas

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(VOV) - Vietnam is examining nationality registration procedures for Vietnamese expatriates to ensure their legitimate rights and interests, says Le Hai Binh, the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson. Modest numbers of expatriates keep Vietnamese nationality Granting Vietnamese nationality certificates Government decree on cross-nationality marriage released Binh was responding to reporters' queries at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on April 17, amidst concerns about a small number of … [Read more...]

NA Chairman meets Vietnamese community in Italy

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(VOV) - National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on March 21 had a meeting with representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy and overseas Vietnamese community in Rome during his current visit to Italy. NA Chairman hails strategic ties with Italy NA Chairman begins Italy trip Vietnam - an ideal place to live: Italy newspaper He briefed them on the National Assembly's recent approval of the Constitutional amendments, saying the new constitution will be enforced in 2014 to meet the country's … [Read more...]

Helping poor children to have a cozy Tet

Benevolent donors giving gifts to the poor and orphaned children in Dong Hoa district

With the spirit of "mutual help", these days, the departments, sectors, unions, benevolent donors have been traveling far to the remote, mountainous areas to share with the poor, the ethnic minority compatriots, to join hands and care for the poor children and their families to have a happy Tet. During the last days of the old year, cadres of the department of labor-war invalids-social affairs together with the helpers have been traveling to the districts, orphans and children-nurturing … [Read more...]

Diplomatic sector promotes international integration

The event was attended by Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, General Tran Dai Quang along with leaders and representatives from central ministries and agencies and the diplomatic sector. (VOV) - The 28th Diplomatic Conference on the Vietnamese diplomacy with international integration opened in Hanoi. The conference aims to review external activities over … [Read more...]

Diamond Access Inc. denounced as frauds

After some reporters pointed out that the funds promised by a group called Diamond Access Inc was suspect, several people contacted the media to denounce the company for swindling their money. Le Van Dang denounces Paul Le Hung for fraud Diamond Access Inc., said to be headed by a Vietnamese Overseas in the US, Paul Le Hung, offered to grant USD10 billion per year to Vietnam for infrastructure projects. Tien Giang Province would have been among the list of benefactors. However, the local … [Read more...]

Refusal on huge foreign aid stirs up public concerns

Tien Giang provincial government turned down the aid, despite their need to upgrade many deteriorating infrastructure.

The local government of Tien Giang Province has refused a VND4.2 trillion (USD200 million) grant offered by a foreign group because they said it was for infeasible proposals. In recent days, public concerns have been raised over a fact that a group called "Diamond Access Inc." in the Asia-Pacific region offered to grant USD10 billion per year to Vietnam for infrastructure construction. Tien Giang Province is among the list of benefactors. However, the province People's Committee turned … [Read more...]

Overseas Vietnamese to attend the death anniversary of Hung Kings

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VietNamNet Bridge - 65 overseas Vietnamese from many countries will offer incense at the Temple of Hung Kings in Phu Tho province and attend the requiem of heroes and martyrs in Cao Bang province. On the occasion of the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese will take the delegation of overseas Vietnamese to visit, offer incense at the temples of Au Co - the country's mother and Lac Long Quan, the country's father as well as the Temple of Hung Kings, … [Read more...]

PPC Secretary Nguyen Ngoc Thien receives and works with the 1st Deputy Governor of Vladimir Province (Federation of Russia)

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Within the scope of the visit to Hue, on February 27, Mr. Kuzin Viacheslav Pavkovich, the 1st Deputy Governor of Vladimir Province (Federation of Russia) and the delegation of other department leaders and Vietnamese Overseas businessmen in Vladimir had a meeting with Thua Thien Hue Province. At the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee introduced an overview of Thua Thien Hue culture, history and socio-economy. He hoped that both provinces would … [Read more...]

OVs contribute opinions to 1992 Constitution amendment draft

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(VOVworld) - Huynh Dam, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, VFF on Thursday chaired a meeting in Hanoi to collect opinions of representatives of Overseas Vietnamese, OVs to the 1992 Constitution amendment draft. Most delegates agreed that the revised constitution should clarify the role, position, interests, and obligations of the Vietnamese community abroad and the government's protection of their rights when they invest in Vietnam. The more than 4 million Vietnamese living … [Read more...]

New coach ditches failing veterans for younger squad

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Newly-appointed coach of Vietnam’s national football team Hoang Van Phuc has made whole-sale changes, dropping veterans in favour of younger players in preparation for the SEA Games 27. The former Hanoi T&T coach surprised the public, dropping Trong Hoang. Phuc explained that he had not selected Hoang as he knew the player was mulling over moving to another club. Phuc also wanted to test newly called-up Van Thang and Van Quyet. "I just want to say that this is only an examination. … [Read more...]

First meeting of overseas Vietnamese unions opens

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Vietnam's first meeting of leaders of Viet kieu's associations across the world opened in the Central Highlands resort town of Da Lat on Friday, with the participation of 150 representatives from 32 countries. The three-day event was convened by the foreign ministry's State Committee on Vietnamese Overseas in cooperation with other agencies. … [Read more...]

Overseas Vietnamese attending 2012 Summer Camp come to HCMC

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Around 160 overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) teenagers and youths from all over the world who are attending the 2012 Summer Camp set foot in the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday – six days before the 19-day camp ends in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The camp is generally a trans-Viet trip organized from July 11 – 30 to create a chance for attendants to visit historic monuments and sites along their way from the North to the South. … [Read more...]

Viet Kieus attending 2012 Summer Camp come to HCMC

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Around 160 overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) teenagers and youths from all over the world who are attending the 2012 Summer Camp set foot in the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday – six days before the 19-day camp ends in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. … [Read more...]

A Spratly summer camp for Viet Kieu?

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Vietnam's presence on the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago could expand to overseas Vietnamese if the deputy foreign minister has his way. Deputy foreign minister Nguyen Thanh Son speaks at the press conference Wednesday in Hanoi Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son announced at press conference Wednesday he is seeking permission to expand an annual summer camp for teenage Viet Kieu to the island chain in the East Sea. "Giving young Viet Kieu a chance to set foot on Truong Sa is our … [Read more...]

Foreigners snub ‘right to buy’ housing offer

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According to data released by the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment's Department of Land Registration & Land Use Statistics only 299 non-Vietnamese nationals had bought homes in the country as of April 10, 2012. Of the 299 non-Vietnamese nationals - the vast majority of whom are Vietnamese by ethnicity - 252 chose HCM City as an ideal location. Can Tho ranked second with 12 houses having been sold. Some other provinces like Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Haiphong, and Dong … [Read more...]

A modern village for Vietnamese overseas to be built in Hai Duong

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Au Viet Joint-Stock Corporation has said that it is implementing construction of the Au Viet Village for Vietnamese Overseas, on an area of nearly 21 ha, in Hai Duong City. The Village will be located along Highway 5, about one kilometer from Hai Duong City, near Thai Binh River to the east, Nhi Chau District's administrative office to the north, Phu Luong Bridge in the south and BigC Center and Duc Giang Mechanics Company to the west. The Village will include 60 villas along its main road, … [Read more...]

HCM City spends 15mln USD on poor during Tet

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The city spent more than 300 billion VND (15 million USD) on this year's Tet (Lunar New Year), caring for the poor families, officials say. The funds were sourced from the city budget, several sectors and sponsors, they said. Of the amount, over 121 billion VND (6.1 million USD) was spent on preparing Tet for 242,657 people who'd made wartime contributions to the nation. The city also delivered Tet gifts worth 16.6 billion VND (830,000 USD) to 31,366 poor households. The Fatherland … [Read more...]

HCMC spends $15 million caring for the poor during Tet

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Ho Chi Minh City spent more than VND300 billion (USD15 million) on this year's Tet (Lunar New Year), caring for the poor families, officials say. The funds were sourced from the city budget, several sectors and sponsors, they said. Of the amount, over VND121 billion (USD6.1 million) was spent on preparing Tet for 242,657 people who'd made wartime contributions to the nation. The city also delivered Tet gifts worth VND16.6 billion (USD830,000) to 31,366 poor households. The Fatherland Front … [Read more...]