Social News 17/12

Six farmers drown as fishing boat overturns Six farmers were drowned when their boat suddenly overturned this morning in Nam Thinh Commune of the northern Thai Binh Province's Tien Hai District. The accident occurred when the farmers were on their way to catch clams. According to the local people, the farmers were in a small boat. The accident was blamed on strong winds and … [Read more...]

Vietnam-Laos joint force busts drug ring, seizing 92 bricks of heroin

Vietnamese border guards and Laotian police officers have cracked down on a large transnational drug trafficking ring, arresting six people and seizing a large amount of heroin, a Vietnamese senior official said. >> Vietnam police indict 12 people who traded 763kg of heroin The joint force has seized 92 bricks of heroin weighing about 32 kg, two cars and 60,520 Thai … [Read more...]

Cold snap covers northern, central regions

A cold front slamming in the northern region since December 11 has reduced temperatures in the northern and central regions, said the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center yesterday. The northern, central regions have been under a cold snap for the last four days(Photo: VNA) Temperatures sharply fell to 3-4 degrees in northern mountainous areas such as Mau Son in … [Read more...]

Cyclists conquer mountain pass

PANO - Cyclists on December 9th competed in the sixth stage of the Across-Vietnam Cycling Tournament-The Vietnam Defence Cup 2014 with a challenge of conquering Hai Van Pass. In this stage, cyclists raced two sections, 31km from Da Nang city to the top of Hai Van Pass, and 65km from Lang Co to Hue city. Despites heavy rains and slippery road, cyclists, with their iron will, … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/12

HCM City hosts 10th CD/DVD fair The 10th fair for audio and video CDs and DVDs will be held at the Labor Cultural Center at District 1's 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10. The event aims to promote consumption of original, copyrighted products at an affordable price. The fair features more than 3,000 disks in various genres of music, movies, … [Read more...]

Vietnam increasingly dependent on China, despite rhetoric

A vendor selling Chinese-made blankets at a market in the northern province of Lang Son on September 23, 2014. Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP Vietnam’s trade deficit to China surged again this year despite pledges to reduce dependence on the dominant supplier following last May's oil rig row. The latest figures from the General Statistics Office showed that Chinese imports … [Read more...]

Social News 9/12

ADB urges use of ICT in healthcare Information and communication technology tools are crucial for Asian governments to fast-track quality, affordable healthcare for all of their citizens, a regional healthcare conference heard in HCM City last week. "Better use of ICT means better data and systems that improve the quality of healthcare while reducing the costs," Susann … [Read more...]

Vietnamese products gain export growth in South Korea

Workers at a factory of the Bac Giang Garment Joint Stock Company. Forty per cent of its total export turnover came from South Korea. Textile products of Viet Nam exported to South Korea has shown positive signs. — Photo HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Vietnamese major exports will soon see strong growth in South Korea after the approval of the … [Read more...]

Social News 8/12

Traffic police officer faces investigation Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday started an investigation into a traffic police officer who allegedly crashed his BMW into a group of militiamen while on patrol on Saturday morning, killing two and seriously injuring at least five others. The policeman was identified as Lieutenant Pham Hong Tuan of Chau Duc District's Traffic … [Read more...]

Sir Nick Faldo revisits his own golf course

Sir Nick Faldo revisits his own golf course Sir Nick Faldo, the legendary British golf player, last weekend revisited his favourite golf course: the Laguna Lang Co Golf Club. Faldo, who has won six major golf events and more than 30 titles in the European Professional Golf Association, has visited the golf course which he himself designed and which was constructed in the … [Read more...]

The thematic exhibition on Dong Son Culture

Dong Son culture (dated from the seventh century BC to the first - second century AD) was a Metal Ages archaeological culture in ancient Vietnam. It was named by archaeologists for the Dong Son village on the banks of Ma River, Thanh Hoa City where a number of bronze items were accidentally discovered in 1924. The remains of Dong Son culture are very numerous, diverse and … [Read more...]

Hue launches golden tourism week

Hue launches golden tourism week The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre will offer a variety of promotions to visitors during the Golden Tourism Week, which is running from December 24-30, said its Director Phan Thanh Hai. Regarding promotional packages, tourists can use a single ticket they buy to visit the Royal Palace, Ung Lang (known as Khai Dinh Tomb) and Hieu Lang … [Read more...]

Proactiveness in waging the national resistance war 1946

PANO – After the success of the August Revolution in 1945, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Vietnamese people's earnest desire was to live in peace and build a life of prosperity, liberty, and happiness. Therefore, the Government and people of Vietnam made all necessary concessions to avoid a war with the French colonialists. However, "the more … [Read more...]

Hue launches golden tourism week to lure more visitors

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre will offer a variety of promotions to visitors during the Golden Tourism Week, which is running from December 24-30, said its Director Phan Thanh Hai. Regarding promotional packages, tourists can use a single ticket they buy to visit the Royal Palace, Ung Lang (known as Khai Dinh Tomb) and Hieu Lang (known as Minh Mang Tomb) to enter … [Read more...]

Questions that remain

Son Nguyen An investment certificate was issued last October by Chan May-Lang Co Economic Zone Authority for World Shine Hong Kong to build a five-star resort on Hai Van Pass linking Thua Thien-Hue and Danang City. The resort, according to Tuoi Tre, covers an area of 200 hectares at Cua Khem Cape, where Hai Van Mount intrudes the farthest into the sea. To date, the investor … [Read more...]

Minister of Defence halts risky resort project

Minister of Defence Phung Quang Thanh said the World Shine-Hue resort project, located on Hai Van Mountain need to be stopped because it poses a threat to national security. Minister of Defence Phung Quang Thanh The area on Hai Van Mountain lends a great vantage point to the sea in a sensitive strategic location. When it was announced that 200ha of land on the mountain would … [Read more...]

Controversial resort project in central Vietnam called off

The Saigon Times Daily Vietnam News Agency quoted the authority’s head Nguyen Que as saying that the agency and the investor of the resort project have agreed on the suspension since on November 26 as it is located in an area of great importance for national defense and security. Que confirmed the licensing of World Shine-Hue lies in the hands of the Chan May-Lang Co … [Read more...]

Vinh Phuc on right track to develop craft villages

The northern province of Vinh Phuc is focusing all resources to develop traditional craft villages in an effort to provide more jobs and increase incomes for locals, especially those in rural areas. Currently, the province has over 19,300 rural production facilities operating mainly in the fields of agro-forestry-fishery product processing, handicrafts, stone carving, … [Read more...]

Provincial government pulls plug on controversial Hai Van Pass project

A view of Hai Van Pass. Photo: Mai Thanh Hai The government of Thua Thien-Hue Province put an end to a controversial resort project backed by a Chinese developer. Nguyen Que, deputy head of Chan May-Lang Co Economic Zone’s management board, told Thanh Nien that they signed an agreement on Wednesday with the The Dieu Joint Stock Company, the Chinese investor in the … [Read more...]