Artist sheds light on urban developmentNational Young Fine Arts Festival, painter and head of the jury board Le Van Suu announced yesterday at the closing ceremony. … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News 7/9
Southern ground music and food festival
Kaleidoscope (17-09-2006) with Tran Dinh Thanh Lam Is that a bug in my soup? People in HCM City are getting rich off the trading of insects, which are prized as rare delicacies at area eateries. At the Insect Restaurant owned by Tung De in Cu Chi District, the key ingredients in its dishes are grown outside in a large garden in full view of the guests. There, thousands of crickets are bred in hundreds of containers, and scorpions live and reproduce in a large pool, feeding off rotting straw and coconut shells. "Insects are very productive and need little care," he said. "Crickets just need some mash and carrots. If 30 females mate with 15 males, they can produce more than 10,000 eggs per day. One kilo of 700 crickets sells for VND300,000 (US$18.8)." At Hoang Khang Company, also in Cu Chi, earthworms are the specialty. The company raises the popular trun que or redworms, which thrive on cattle dung and straw. At VND150,000 a kilo, they are used as feed for poultry, tortoise and fish. … [Read more...] about Is that a bug in my soup?
Travellers Notes (24-06-2006) Ba Na central mountain resort welcomes tourism festival Da Nang tourism authority has prepared for another festival to take place at Ba Na-Suoi Mo Resort in Hoa Vang District, some 40km west of the city. The three-day Ba Na Tourism Festival, which will kick off on July 14, aims to help promote eco-tourism in Da Nang. The event will include music shows, the fifth Ba Na Tennis Cup, a gong performance by Ko Tu ethnic people, and a photo exhibition. The festival also includes an exposition of fine cuisine and folk games, folk stories and a kite flying performance. Saigontourist organises Hong Kong-Nha Trang yacht race The country's leading tour operator Saigontourist will join hands with the Hong Kong Royal Yacht Club to organise an international yachtrace from Hong Kong to Nha Trang later this year. The second international sailing boat race, which will take place between October 25 and November 1 is to attract from 150 to 200 competitors on some 20 sailing … [Read more...] about Ba Na central mountain resort welcomes tourism festival
PART A SOCIO-ECONOMIC, NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY OVERVIEW IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2009 In the first 6 months of 2009, the socio-economic situation, national defense and security in the province have advantages but also face difficulties and challenges that affect the socio-economic development. Well-timed measures introduced by Government along with the great effort made by all sectors, departments, enterprises and production and business establishments has helped remain the local economic growth rate. Estimated GDP in six months of 2009 (in comparison with 1994) is VND 14,005.5 billion, reaching 41.9% of the plan, up 7.14% over same period. Specifically, industry - construction sector gains VND 9125.8 billion, reaching 42.1% against the plan, up 7%; service sector gains VND 3622.8 billion, reaching 44.9% of the plan, up 8.9%; the agriculture, forestry and fisheries gain VND 1256.9 billion, reaching 34.1% of the plan, up 3.6% over the same period. … [Read more...] about Socio-Economic Overview In The First 6 Months, A Number Of Tasks And Solutions In The Last 6 Months Of 2009
Farmer turns down VND30m offers for giant chicken A farmer in Hung Yen Province has grown what he hopes will be an award-winning giant chicken, weighing seven kilograms, and has refused offers of more than VND 30 million to sell it. Han Minh, from Dong Tao Commune, Khoai Chau Distrist, wants to enter the chicken in the annual chicken fair later this month. The commune is renowned for its breed of giant chickens, which can have legs bigger than a man's arm. Han Minh said, "Some people offered me over VND 30 million for my seven kilogram chicken, but I want to sign it up for the upcoming fair." Dong Tao's chickens, which take up to two years to grow to full size, are much sought after for their unique appearance, and as a luxury status symbol for the Tet holiday. The chickens usually fetch prices of VND 300,000 to VND 400,000 per kilogram. Expressway crack repairs completed The Viet Nam Expressway Corporation has finished fixing a 73m crack that appeared between Km82 and 83 of … [Read more...] about Social News 23/12