Fire threat stalks Bình Dương wood workshops Many woodwork plants in Bình Dương Province face a high risk of fire since they lack proper prevention equipment. —Photo: thanhnien.vn With the year just three months old there have already been fires at many wood processing workshops in Bình Dương Province, which have caused injuries to people and damaged properties. Recently there have been several fires in Tân Uyên town that caused serious damage with thousand of square metres of workshops burnt down and several businesses going bankrupt as a result. In February a fire destroyed a 1000sq.m facility belonging to Mỹ Nghệ wood processing workshop in Thuận An town. The province has more than 600 woodwork facilities, but only 10 per cent of them have effective fire prevention equipment. Though losses caused by fire are huge, most businesses, with an eye on cost, fail to invest in fire prevention equipment. … [Read more...] about Social News 30/3
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Witnessing their children gazing ardently at cartoons produced by foreign picture companies every day on television, a married couple of artists have determined to make animated films not only for educational purposes, but also as entertainment in an admirable effort to help resurrect a dwindling domestic cartoon industry. Graduated from Dong Nai Province Fine Art School in pottery sculpture in 1984 and later from the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art University in canvas in 1993, gifted artist Nguyen Hoang Huy, 47, has made his mark in the arts as the winner of several prizes in sculpture and oil paintings awarded by Viet Nam and city's Fine Arts Association. Huy married Nguyen Phuong Hoa, 40, a graphic designer, in Dong Nai in 1995. After their marriage, the couple moved to HCMC, where Hoa got a job as an animation artist for a foreign picture company while Huy worked as a volunteer arts teacher for speech and hearing - impaired kids at some centers established by the city's Red … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Cartoons for Vietnamese Kids, Why Not?
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has had three million cable TV subscribers so far, which means that less than 15 percent of households have used the services. The latest report by the Ministry of Information and Communication showed that there are 40 pay-TV service providers. The pay-TV market has been controlled by the big guys, headed by VTV which possesses three brands VCTV, SCTV, K+, followed by BTS-Hanoi, HTVC-HCM City and VTC. The Vietnam Cable TV (VCTV) now has some 1.2 million cable TV subscribers, SCTV, a joint venture between VTV and Saigontourist 1.5 million, while K+, a joint venture between VTV and French Canal Plus 40,000 satellite TV subscribers. As such, 3 million out of the 4.5 million subscribers in Vietnam are the clients of the national television (VTV) alone. This means that VTV now holds 70 percent of the pay-TV market in Vietnam. The big market share ratio has brought VTV some big power. It has been continuously raising the subscription fee over the last … [Read more...] about Pay-TV clients taste bitterness of the monopoly
A leading South Korean investor has become the largest cinema operator in Vietnam, through buying a majority stake in MegaStar. A report on Film Business Asia last month revealed that South Korea's CJ-CGV is paying $73.6 million for a 92 per cent stake in the British Virgin Islands-registered Envoy Media Partners Limited (EMP), which in turn owns 80 per cent of MegaStar Media Ltd., Co. (MegaStar), and will become the largest cinema operator in Vietnam. Mr Brian Hall, Chairman of MegaStar, confirmed that the South Korean investor is in the process of completing procedures to secure foreign ownership of MegaStar through repurchasing EMP's ownership. He said the transaction would be completed within a month. … [Read more...] about Screen capers
RoK television supports Vietnamese AO victims The Republic of Korea's MBC Television wants to support Agent Orange (AO) victims in Vietnam, MBC General Director Kim Jae Cheul said. The MBC leader affirmed this willingness while working with the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange /dioxin (VAVA) in Hanoi on October 26. MBC will bear all expenses for 80 Vietnamese AO victims to come to the RoK for medical check-ups in June 2012, he said, adding that during this trip, the Vietnamese AO victims will meet with Koreans who share the same plight, to exchange experience in overcoming difficulties in their life. From 2013, MBC will annually invite top doctors and health experts from large RoK hospitals to provide medical check-ups and treatment for AO victims in Vietnam. The television channel plans to make a TV programme on Vietnamese and Korean AO victims to seek more support for them. The same day, the MBC delegation visited the Friendship Village where Vietnamese … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 27/10