PANO - A ceremony to break ground for NguyenDuyHieuBoardingJunior High School was held on May 27th in Nam Tra Commune, Nui Thanh, Quang Nam by representatives of the People's Army Newspaper, the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH) and local officials. The cost of the school is US$ 60,000 funded by Nippon Foundation/AEFA (Japan) and HeathEd (USA). According to investors and local officials, 6 classrooms and other education and training facilities will be built in the school that will enroll children of local ethnic minorities. At the ceremony, President of VNAH, Tran Van Ca, announced that the organisation will fund lunches for the students as well as books and computers for the school. VNAH also gave 200 gifts to local children on the occasion. Reportedly, VNAH has funded the construction of 17 schools worth some US$ 35,000 each nationwide since the beginning of the year, and in coordination with the People's Army Newspaper granted thousands of wheelchairs for … [Read more...] about School for ethnic minority children breaks ground
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Fifty photos depicting Vietnam’s landscapes, people and culture will be displayed at an exhibition titled “Beautiful Vietnam” in Houston, Texas, USA form April 25 to 28. Nguyen Viet Thanh and Hoang Hai Thinh are called “photo friends” because they were always together during business trips. They also share points of view in photography. However, at the upcoming photo exhibitions in the US, the two friends will introduce photos of two different trends. If Viet Thanh’s photos focus on the daily life, Hai Thinh’s works feature landscapes and people as well as culture of Vietnamese people. Viet Thanh has won many prizes at domestic and international photo contests. This is the fourth time his photos being displayed in the US while it is the first time of Hai Thinh. Viet Thanh, 42, is an outstanding photo journalist of Vietnam at present. He is working for the Vietnam News newspaper. Hai Thinh, 49, is well-known as “Hai Keu” on … [Read more...] about Vietnamese photographers to exhibit their works in USA
I. ECONOMY 1. Manufacturing: 1.1. Industrial manufacture: - Estimated value of industrial manufacture in 4/2009 is VND 6,405.5 billion (fixed price in 1994), up 1.4% against last month. The first four months reach VND 24,982.5 bil, achieving 27,2% of the plan and up 6,9% compared with the same period last year. a/ Central state industrial sector: Estimated value of industrial manufacture in 4/2009 is VND 674.9 billion, equal to 96.2% last month; the first four months reach 2,446.5 bil, achieving 25.4% of the plan, equal to 95.2% the same period last year. … [Read more...] about Socio-Economic Overview in April 2009 and the first four months of 2009; Some key tasks in May 2009.
Hanoi to host int'l conference on geological parks Around 350 delegates will attend the second international conference on geological parks in the Asia-Pacific region to be held in Hanoi from July 16-24. Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) Nguyen Linh Ngoc said that the ministry's decision to organise the event shows Vietnam's support for the UNESCO initiative to develop and preserve geological parks around the world. It will also help raise Vietnam's international status in the field. … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 17/3
"The Colours of Vietnam" shines in US The event is a cultural exchange organized by the Vietnamese embassy in the US to commemorate the 67th anniversary of Vietnam's National Day (September 2). The paintings on display represent a wide range of styles and media, from traditional techniques such as lacquer and oil on canvas, to unique materials like rice bags. The 30 paintings by seven artists depict Vietnam from its struggle for national independence to its current stage of development, offering the American audience a broad view of daily life in the country including family love, beautiful Vietnamese women in ao dai (traditional long dress) and changes in the capital city of Hanoi. The exhibition features artists Hong Viet Dung, Dao Thanh Duy, Bui Huu Hung, Pham Luc, Tran Luu My, Dinh Quan, and Le Thanh Son, some of whom are self-taught, and some received a classical art education. All seven artists have shown their work internationally in Asia, Europe and the United … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 19/9