VinaCapital and Daiwa pour US$45 million in IDP

Representatives of VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund, Japan's Daiwa PI Partners and IDP announce their investment co-operation at a ceremony held in HCM City on December 18. — Photos HA NOI (Biz Hub) — VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund and Japan's Daiwa PI Partners will invest approximately US$45 million in Viet Nam's International Dairy Joint … [Read more...]

Restoring a dismantled ancient pagoda in Chuong My District

(Cinet)- 1,000-year-old Tram Gian Pagoda in Ha Noi's outlying Chuong My District has been restored to its near-original state. The two-year renovation project focused some efforts on the pagoda's most prominent features like a shrine for the abbots, and a building housing a musical stone and drum.The renovations adhered with national regulations covering relic repair. During … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/11

HCM City bustling with year-end fashion shows Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, … [Read more...]

Ha Noi restores dismantled ancient pagoda in Chuong My District

HA NOI (VNS) - The 1,000-year-old Tram Gian Pagoda in Ha Noi's outlying Chuong My District has been restored to its near-original state, said local authorities. In late 2012, much of the pagoda was dismantled by the pagoda managers for renovation but without permission from relevant authorities. The shock of the actions urged the city's Department of Culture, Sports and … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 19/11

Exhibit features ancient photos of Viet Nam Adventure of Baphuon, a documentary film of director Didier Fascio, will be screened at 7:30 pm on December 3. - Photo Pictures from the photo collection of the French School of Extreme Orient on ancient Viet Nam will be displayed here on December 3. The exhibit, entitled Viet Nam's Diversity: Photos of the … [Read more...]

Social News 11/11

70 percent of cancer patients in country detected late Vietnam has an average of 15,000 new cancer patients every year, while 70 percent of cases are detected late, so they at last have died of cancer, said medical workers. Moreover, the fatal disease is on upward trend and more and more young people get it. Especially most popular cause of the disease is outside … [Read more...]

Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh … [Read more...]

Social News 3/10

HCM City sunk floodwater An one hour heavy rain shouldered in the area of Ho Chi Minh City, causing serious flooding several streets in the evening of September 30. Floodwater unexpectedly rise up and caused traffic jam and motorcycle engine failure during many hours in main roads like Binh Thanh district's Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ung Van Khiem street; district 2's Luong Dinh Cua, … [Read more...]

Social News 20/9

USAID grants US$1.5 mil to HCM City's metro project The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways signed a grant agreement on September 18 for a feasibility study on fully integrated information solutions for the central control of a metro system in HCM City. This is the third time USTDA has provided … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 19/9

VTV3 to broadcast Miss Ao Dai Vietnam live The winner of the Miss Ao Dai (traditional long dress) Vietnam pageant will represent the nation at world pageants in 2015, including the Miss World, Miss International and Miss Supranational pageants. VTV3 channel is broadcasting the contest, in form of a reality television show, starting September 29. A representative of the … [Read more...]

Social News 18/9

Survey to valuate patients' satisfaction over public healthcare services The Institute of Health Strategy and Policy under the Ministry of Health September 15 announced that it has chosen hospitals such as Tu Du Maternity, Nhan Dan Gia Dinh, Children No.2 and the Center for Preventive Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City for the project of valuating patients' level of satisfaction … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 22/8

My Son Sanctuary to be in 3D simulation Danang-based 3D services supplier, 3DSCAN VN, has unveiled a project to provide a 3D scanning project for the World Heritage site My Son Sanctuary, Thanh Nien reports. The project is in progress with the measuring, calculating and data collecting done by specialized and aerial cameras, said Nguyen Cong Huong, head of the management … [Read more...]

List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020. The projects are categorized into five: technical infrastructure, social infrastructure, agriculture, processing and preserving and production-service sectors. No. Project Locality Total Capital (million USD) Investment model … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 15/8

An Giang preserves Oc Eo cultural relic values Southern An Giang authorities have paid attention to preserving and promoting values of the Oc Eo special national cultural relic. The province has hastened to complete infrastructure facilities for the relic, including electricity, clean water and drainage systems while building a showroom for antiques unearthed in the relic, … [Read more...]

Social News 6/8

VND2.3 trillion to be invested in upgrading Tan Son Nhat airport A VND2.3 trillion (US$108 million) project is set to begin in November to expand T2 International Terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Minister of Transportation Dinh La Thang has approved the project of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which is scheduled to be completed … [Read more...]

Police probe faulty medical equipment

HA NOI (VNS)- Ha Noi police are co-operating with the Ministry of Health to investigate the medical equipment provided by the ministry's bidding package number four to district-level hospitals in the city, said the municipal Police Colonel Phan Cao Thu. The VND30 billion (US$1.45 million) package provided equipment for 10 district-level hospitals including those in Son Tay, … [Read more...]

Hospitals under scrutiny

HA NOI (VNS) - The Ha Noi Department of Health will conduct consecutive inspections at five district-level hospitals across the city this week after the city-based Thuong Tin hospital was caught using a medical machine without documents to prove its origin. The move followed an inspection on Sunday by inspectors and officials from the municipal Department of Health, Department … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 7/7

Vietnamese seafood banquet sets Asian record A seafood banquet - 777m in length- in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on July 5 for over 700 guests has set a record as Asia's longest ever. The food was awesome, with seven variants of seafood including crab, clams, oysters and snails,artfully arranged on each table. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, General Director of Asia … [Read more...]