VietNamNet Bridge - After many failures with racecourse projects, Hanoi is again considering developing a formula 1 race course and allowing betting in order to increase city revenue and put the business under control. Sources said that at a working session with Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh recently, Hanoi’s leaders asked the government to issue regulations on the business conditions for 16 business fields mentioned in Appendix 4 of the Enterprise Law. The leaders said the city has called for investment into the F1 race course project in the city. One foreign group has shown its interest in the project. “You may see that lottery is an important source of revenue for many Mekong Delta provinces. I know a province which has GDP value of VND1.3 trillion, and VND980 billion from lottery,” he said. “So, it would better to allow a horse racetrack and betting and put the activities under control, rather than prohibiting the business and failing to collect … [Read more...] about Will Hanoi set up a horse racetrack and allow betting?
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Govt comments on draft betting rules Lan Nhi HANOI – The Government Office has announced Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue’s conclusion on a draft decree on betting on horse racing, dog racing and international soccer, which has been delayed for years. The draft went before the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee a long time ago but has yet to be adopted as many issues remain to be improved. According to the announcement, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism are told to stick to the contents of the draft presented to the NA Standing Committee. No betting on international horse and dog races and no images of these races would be allowed while international soccer betting would be approved on a pilot basis for a period of five years. Points of sales must be no less than 500 meters from schools and public parks for children. Betting firms cannot decide when to start and end a bet. Those firms wanting to distribute tickets via … [Read more...] about Govt comments on draft betting rules
Electronic Music Performance Thu 06 Sep 2012, 9 pm Miix 61A Luong Ngoc Quyen Str, Hanoi You are invited to the premiere performance of Malaysia's Mushroom Buttons and T.K.I. supported by West Coast US producer and performer Nick Everett ' Unconventional Science on Thursday September 6. Expect a bone-crunching night of contemporary bass heavy grooves, glitch hop, hip hop, trap, dubstep and future garage, combining vintage twisted refits and originally produced tracks. This will be Takashi Aiman (T.K.I) and Jason Chee's (Mushroom Buttons) first performance in Vietnam, ably supported by Nick Everett (Unconventional Science) ' already a firm favourite on Hanoi's burgeoning underground bass scene ' who will kick the party off with an eclectic mix of the best in cutting-edge tunes. … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 1-15 (daily updated)
LONDON: Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson on Thursday (Jun 30) ruled himself out of the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron in a bombshell announcement just a week after Britain voted to leave the EU. The decision by the former London mayor upended the leadership contest in the ruling Conservative Party and added to the deep uncertainty over how and when Britain will split from the bloc. The shock outcome of the Jun 23 referendum has led to massive political upheaval, with warnings about the country's economic future and fears about its unity as support for independence surged in pro-EU Scotland. The maverick Johnson had been tipped as a favourite to succeed Cameron, who resigned after the vote saying he would leave it to his successor to begin formal talks with the EU on Britain's departure - despite European leaders insisting on a quick divorce. The frontrunner in the five-horse race is now interior minister Theresa May, who supported staying in the EU but insisted … [Read more...] about Johnson pulls out of race to be Britain’s Brexit PM
As part of a wider programme to develop tourism, Ba Ha, in Lao Cai Province hosted horse races on May 28 and 29. An impressive showingUpwards of 70 horses competed. These are work horses taken from surrounding districts and provinces. For a short time they became race horses, and a few of them champions. Vang Van Huynh, from Na Hoi, Lao Cai, riding horse No. 29 won first prize, VND20 million (USD970).This year’s competition attracted tens of thousands of spectators.Nguyen Nam Hung, from Hanoi, commented, “This is the first year I’ve come to see the horse races. Actually, what attracts me most is the track itself. It’s great.”The event is also a chance for Bac Ha to show off the specialities of the region, such as Ban Pho maize alcohol, Bac Ha tea, forest honey, along with traditional brocades.Photos captured from the competition:The thrill of victoryReady to raceGo!A horse not used to racingFront of the packAwarding ceremony … [Read more...] about Farm horses get a day on the race track