Painter Nguyen Ngoc Dan (VOVworld) - Over the past decade, Nguyen Ngoc Dan has organized three painting exhibits featuring Hanoi: "Spanning the street" in 2007, "Street" in 2012 and "Alley" in 2013. Dan's paintings feature Hanoi streets with their tangle of electrical wires, road signs, and loudspeakers. Born in 1972 in Hải Phòng, Nguyễn Ngọc Dân graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University in 1966. Specializing in portraits and landscapes, Dân shifted to depict an urbanized Hanoi with all of its contemporary features. His paintings of Hanoi corners under a tangle of electric wires have pushed the boundaries between traditional and modern art. Dan's latest exhibition, entitled "Inner Channeling", held earlier this month at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Dan featured new artworks on the same theme: wires, electric poles, loud speakers, and messy and stuffy in the city. Dân told VOV: "I've closely followed every single change to electric wires in Hanoi streets. Electric wire systems have … [Read more...] about Artist Nguyen Ngoc Dan and his paintings of Hanoi streets’ electric wires
Domestic Press Highlights (16-05-2006) Mekong Delta region almost fully wired Electricity Company No 2, in charge of the southern region, has reported that 99.8 per cent of the communes in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta now have access to electricity. The company added that this was the result of the decade-long national electricity programme. Only 70.4 per cent of communes had electricity before the programme. The company said it was investing in the electricity supply and network for southernmost Phu Quoc and Phu Quy islands in Kien Giang and Binh Thuan provinces. Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) English teachers need training: MoET Some 12 per cent of [Vietnamese} English teachers in Viet Nam do not have university teacher training, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET). The nationwide study shows that 18 per cent of all teachers lack training on pedagogy techniques. In addition, on average, 1,470 students share a lab room and the rate at … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta region almost fully wired
VietNamNet Bridge - A paradox has existed: while power plants have capacity in excess and they have to sell electricity to China, the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) still plans to purchase electricity from China in the upcoming years. Power plants which have the total investment capital of up to tens of trillions of dong have been left idle. Meanwhile, the government is still calling for more investment in power projects, while EVN has been insisting on raising the sale prices. … [Read more...] about Enterprises sell electricity to China, Government purchases electricity from China
BTO - According to the energy development investment program, in the period 2020 - 2025 Binh Thuan can become the large electricity center of the country. When the plants generate power, their total capacity will achieve 14,000 MW. We wonder if Binh Thuan can reach that "title" for more than 10 more years. The future: looking forward to major projects The local government has identified that the energy development must keep one step ahead and combine planning for economic-social development in the province. Binh Thuan has much potential to exploit energy sources such as: hydropower, wind power, thermal power and other forms of renewable energy (sun, wave…). In the past years, implementing energy projects both have contributed to increasing industrial value and have served people's life in the locality. In generally, power projects in Binh Thuan also have contributed to ensuring common energy security for the whole country, especially the dry season every year. … [Read more...] about Binh Thuan will be the country’s the electricity center?
Total electricity loss in the first five months of this year still remained high, estimated at some VND6.5 trillion ($310.4 million) in value, according to a recent report of the Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN). With the average electricity price of VND1,242 per kWh, the total value of electricity loss was equal to the total investment for Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydropower projects which are proposed to be invested by Duc Long Gia Lai Group. The electricity loss in the period was over 5.3 billion kWh, or 11 percent of the total electricity production and purchase, said the report on electricity supply situation in the first five months of 2012. The ratio is exceeding the target of electricity loss ratio at 9.5 percent set by EVN for 2012. Particularly, electricity production and purchase was estimated at 46.34 billion kWh, of which, the commercial electricity (electricity sale for households) in January-May reached 40.98 billion kWh, according to EVN’s … [Read more...] about Electricity loss estimated at $310.4 mln in Jan-May