Busso Von Mueller, a German famous cinematographer, has come back to Ha Noi to make his second film about the capital, entitled "Ha Noi in Reforms" which is based on the ideas of the director of Goethe Institute in Ha Noi. The film is about a "new" Ha Noi with remarkable changes and development. The completion phase of the film will be done in Germany and it is expected to be shown this Autumn in Viet Nam. Busso Von Mueller said it has taken two years for filmmaker team to prepare for the film. Images and interviews are still being recorded; it is quite different to the " Good Morning, Hanoi", which was produced in 2003, a tentative illustration of an individual profile. When "Good morning, Hanoi" or "Le story" was presented in the two important film festivals in German, broadcast by ZDF Television, it attracted young audience who know little about Viet Nam. It was later showed in Viet Nam in March, 2004. In 2005, Busso Von Mueller, cinematographer of the film "3 degrees … [Read more...] about German Cinematographer to Make Film about Ha Noi
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HA NOI — The capital's People's Committee has decided to erect a "welcome gate" at each of the four entrance paths to the city. However, there is little support from the general public or architects. Architects describe the design of the gates as "inappropriate". They say they would be too far from the city centre and complain that their installation has been planned too hastily. Under the plan, gates will be built at four different locations around the city, each of which would have a different meaning. The first gate would be at the beginning of Highway No.1 bordering Ha Nam Province. It is considered the way to liberate the south and re-unite the country. The second would be on the Ha Noi-Lang Son Road in Bac Ninh Province, the birthplace of King Ly Thai To who made the Thang Long capital 1,000 years ago. The third gate would be at the start of the road from Noi Bai International Airport and considered the gate for international exchanges. The fourth gate would be on the … [Read more...] about Public apathetic about Ha Noi’s welcome gates
The Hanoi Times - The press and the public are saying that construction projects earmarked for the celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Ha Noi are behind schedule and over budget. What are the reasons for this? There are 35 key projects, some of which have invested billions of dong into roads and bridges. There are also projects that involve museums, schools, libraries and theatres. The Ha Noi Library and Kim Lien - Dai Co Viet Underpass are among the projects that are planned to be finished for the event. A significant number of other projects will be finished before next year's anniversary of Ha Noi's Liberation Day. It will be impossible to finish a number of projects, which have began this year, like NhatTanBridge. But basically, most of the projects will be finished by the deadline. However, some projects have not been completed because of weak management, a limited State budget and cumbersome procedures. With regards to the implementation process, it is … [Read more...] about Ha Noi may need to take lead in culture, not economy
Last week, Viet Nam News asked our readers how Ha Noi should be branded. The following are some of your opinions. Rodney Todd, British, UK In the short term, I would brand Ha Noi as a city of warmth, with open friendly people. Perhaps I have been lucky but as I leave after my first visit here, these are the thoughts I will take away. Branding a city is a delicate, sophisticated business simply because of the range and age of people you are reaching out to. And Ha Noi is a developing city with, I am sure, short-term and long-term goals. You Asked, published every Tuesday, gives you the opportunity to ask all the questions a visitor to Viet Nam or an expatriate living here long-term might have. Your Say, published on Fridays, enables you to express your opinions about a topic or issue raised by the Editor. Next week: An increasing number of Vietnamese children and teenagers are being diagnosed with mental disorders. Nearly 1,000 children with mental illnesses are admitted to the … [Read more...] about What do you associate with the name Ha Noi?
Last week, we asked readers what they thought about Ha Noi's plans to ease traffic jams by introducing congestion charges for vehicles in the city and banning certain types of vehicles from some streets Graham Bassett, British, HCM City I have come to the conclusion that until Viet Nam's leaders really grasp the nettle, little will change when it comes to the chaos that passes itself off as organised traffic management. Half-hearted measures will not change anything. In Europe, it's not unusual to see whole areas of cities and towns reserved for pedestrian use-only. As indeed, that is what happened here in HCM City during Tet. Wasn't it nice to be able to walk freely instead of waiting to be run down? Unfortunately such schemes don't come cheap. They also require a planned, well-developed and well-run public transport system to be put in place first. It is okay to ban vehicles, but without a viable alternative, how are people supposed to get about? One thing that the cities of … [Read more...] about There’s no simple answer to Ha Noi traffic problem