VietNamNet Bridge – Young people across the country set a record “the highest number of people jump up on the same day” at seven large beaches of Vietnam on July 7.
On the morning of July 7, the Vietnam Optimistic Festival took place simultaneously at seven beaches, including: Vung Tau, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Quy Nhon, Sam Son and Bai Chay. At the festival, the record was made, with the participation of more than 10,000 young people, to call for and promote people for a positive and more optimistic Vietnam.
France 5 makes film about Vietnam The Saigon Times Daily A still image is captured from the “Les sourires du Vietnam” movie made by France 5 Echappées Belles on Youtube France 5, a public television network in France, has produced a film called “Les sourires du Vietnam” (smiles of Vietnam), featuring beautiful images of the country and people of Vietnam, the Government portal chinhphu.vn reports. The one-and-a half-hour film is a joint effort of reporters from France 5’s Echappées Belles program, the French Embassy in Hanoi and the Cultural Center of Vietnam in France. It is currently available on France…... [read more]
The Vietnamese unit of the world’s largest carmaker Toyota is considering putting an end on production and switch to import to enjoy the preferential tax treatment a trade pact will offer in the next three years. Toyota Motor Vietnam could cease making cars in Vietnam and import from other ASEAN countries to enjoy the zero import duty in 2018, President Yoshihisa Maruta said at a meeting to announce the company’s operation plans for 2015 on Thursday. Toyota Motor Vietnam currently has to import most of the spare parts for its production in the Southeast Asian country, and there will soon…... [read more]
Toyota Motor Vietnam could cease making cars in Vietnam and import from other ASEAN countries to enjoy the zero import duty in 2018, President Yoshihisa Maruta said at a meeting to announce the company’s operation plans for 2015 on April 2. Toyota Motor Vietnam currently has to import most of the spare parts for its production in the Southeast Asian country, and there will soon come the day when importing a complete car from Thailand is cheaper than assemble it in Vietnam, Maruta said. The Japanese president, who is also chairman of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association (VAMA), said the…... [read more]
Exquisite JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Makes Debut In Vietnam JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s luxury brands portfolio, will launch the new JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay on Phu Quoc Island off the southwestern coast of Vietnam. Located in the most beautiful private beach on the island, the resort, designed by “King of Exotic Resorts” Bill Bensley, is set to be one of the most luxurious resorts in the region. “The opening of the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is a special occasion for many reasons. It…... [read more]
Online learning makes links in Vietnam By My Tran in HCMC Vietnam is gradually developing a range of quality online university courses, a Vietnamese ICT expert told the Sixth International Conference on Information Technology for Education 2010 ([email protected] 2010) on Thursday. The development of e- Universities was essential for Vietnam to keep up globally in the era of integration and globalization, Do Phuc, Dean of Faculty of Information Systems and director of Center of E-learning Technology and Education said at the conference at Reunification Palace, 35 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, HCMC’s District 1. In developed countries, e-university learning was…... [read more]
Worldhotels to make debut in Vietnam Kieu Giang By Kieu Giang - The Saigon Times Daily Roland Jegge, Worldhotels’ executive vice president in Asia Pacific, hands over a lucky-draw award to a guest at the firm’s debut in HCMC on August 20 - PHOTO: KIEU GIANG Germany-headquartered Worldhotels, one of the leading groups for independent upscale hotels worldwide, on August 20 made its first public appearance in Vietnam through an event held in downtown HCMC. According to Worldhotels’ executive vice president in Asia Pacific, Roland Jegge, the group which was founded in 1970 targets savvy business and leisure travelers who…... [read more]
The "Making Peace With Vietnam" documentary made by a US producer will be presented at the Third New Beijing International Movie Week film festival, scheduled to take place from Feb. 28 to Mar. 8. The feature-length documentary, shot in Vietnam during May and June 2007, focuses on the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and the work of a handful of Americans and Vietnamese who have dedicated their lives to healing the wounds of the War. "I think it's the best post-Vietnam War documentary made on the effects of the war on both sides of the conflict", said Kenneth Herrmann, a…... [read more]
NDO – Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) on December 11 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to promote the rights of people with disabilities in Vietnam.... [read more]
People join hands for Vietnam-America artworks Kieu Giang By Kieu Giang - The Saigon Times Daily Artists from the Ben Thanh Art and Frame Company and staff at the U.S. Consulate General in HCMC last week painted three large canvases for the 20th anniversary of Vietnamese-U.S. diplomatic relations. The paintings depict Washington D.C., HCMC, and a specially designed logo that celebrates the twentieth anniversary of diplomatic relations. Artists Nguyen Hai Anh, Le Anh Can, and Nguyen T. Hoai Thuong helped organize the project, and showed consulate general staff how to paint the canvases. The paintings will be on display at…... [read more]
Ngo Van Hien, 38, was swept away trying to cross a swollen stream on Thursday morning. His body was found in the afternoon.At least one person drowned in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Thursday after the region was hit by heavy rainfall in the build up to Typhoon Doksuri. Rescue forces are still looking for a three-year-old boy who was swept away while playing on a beach with his family on Wednesday afternoon. Strong winds have also ripped the roofs of dozens of houses, while several streets have benen flooded. Doksuri is the 10th storm to form…... [read more]