Art & Entertainment News 17/12

First private war remnants museum opens in Hanoi The first-ever private war remnants museum just opened in downtown Ha Noi. The museum features thousands of war objects gathered across the country over the past 20 years by Nguyen Manh Hiep, a war veteran. The collection, which includes bomb shells, soldiers' utilities and photos, is being displayed in a 30-sq.m yard in front … [Read more...]

Cyclist Do Tuan Anh wins yellow and blue jerseys

PANO - The Across-Vietnam Cycling Tournament-The Vietnam Defence Cup on December 16th concluded with a victory for cyclist Do Tuan Anh from DOMESCO Pharmacy Dong Thap 1. The cyclist won yellow and blue jerseys with 31 hours 29 minutes and 46 seconds and 193 points, respectively, followed by Nguyen Thanh Tam from An Giang-Hat Ngoc Troi (Heavenly Gem) (18 seconds slower) and Le … [Read more...]

Land-related corruption critical

Van Ly The Land Transparency Study, which was announced in Hanoi City last week, found that land management ranked second in the list of sectors with major corruption concerns, followed by construction, customs, health, taxation, traffic, mineral management, planning and investment, education, economic police, banking, court and finance. Speaking at the announcement of the … [Read more...]

HCMC event honors LGBT community, attracts 1,000

Around a thousand LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender) people and their allies on Sunday flocked to the city's Labor Culture Palace in District 1 for the event titled "Embrace Diversity Festival 2014" The "Ngày hội Tôn Vinh Sự Đa Dạng 2014" (Embrace Diversity Festival 2014) was held on December 13 by ICS Center, an organization supporting LGBT (lesbians, gays, … [Read more...]

Vietnam men fix raincoats, hunt for killer and forest bees

A middle-aged man in central Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province has spent 40 years mending raincoats, while another in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak risks his life hunting for highly poisonous hornets as their means of livelihood. The seasonal raincoat fixer Nguyen Van Sy, 55, has patched up raincoats’ holes or rips at a market along the Hoai River in … [Read more...]

Social News 13/12

Vietnam climbs 16 notches in transport infrastructure: WEF The availability and quality of transport infrastructure of Vietnam moved 16 steps to rank 74/138 in 2014, according to the Global Enabling Trade Report 2014 released at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF). In terms of the Enabling Trade Index (ETI), the WEF placed Vietnam at a position that is higher than other … [Read more...]

Promoting Vi-Giam singing

(VOVworld)- Vi-Giam folk singing of Nghe An and Ha Tinh province has been officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Local authorities and people of the two provinces have made an effort to preserve and promote the genre. Maintaining regular activities of Vi Giam clubs in villages has been a way to promote Vi Giam singing. Phôt: … [Read more...]

Students in Ha Tinh stay at home, wait for parent/school agreement

VietNamNet Bridge – Six hundred students in Huong Binh Commune of Huong Khe district in the central province of Ha Tinh have stayed at home for several months, as their parents and local authorities still cannot agree about school restructuring. Local authorities decided to split and merge some schools in the locality in a school restructuring plan but they did not … [Read more...]

Quyet is Southeast Asia Player of the Week

Quyet is Southeast Asia Player of the Week Vietnamese forward Nguyen Van Quyet has been selected as the Southeast Asia Player of the Week by the Malaysian edition of goal.com. The 23-year-old player scored one goal in the match between Viet Nam and Malaysia during the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) -Suzuki Cup's first leg, semi-final held in Malaysia on Sunday. "The … [Read more...]

Vietnam-India IT and Foreign Language Centre to be set up

PANO - Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence worked with Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Preeti Saran on December 9th at the Telecommunications University. At the meeting, the two sides discussed and inspected the progress of the establishment of Vietnam-India Information Technology (IT) and Foreign Language Centre at the university under the … [Read more...]

Social News 10/12

National award for media coverage of VN launched The Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and Steering Committee for External Information Services launched their first-ever award for Viet Nam-related journalism for overseas audiences yesterday in Ha Noi. Print newspapers, radio, television and e-newspapers published in Vietnamese and foreign … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Leading Enterprises: Doing Good or Doing Well?

On December 3, the workshop "Sustainability – A Business Proposition" was co-hosted by Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( VCCI), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. As many as 100 of Vietnam’s leading enterprises explored together the actionable recommendations to benefit … [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...]

Creating a legal framework to improve business environment

(VOVworld)- The 13th National Assembly’s adoption of the revised Enterprise and Investment Laws at its 8th session has received positive feedback from the business community. The revised laws are expected to improve Vietnam’s business and investment environment. Enterprises praised the adoption of the revised Laws on Enterprise and Investment under which the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/12

Vietnam Idol kicks off sixth season The 6th season of Vietnamese version of the US television show American Idol has been kicked off on November 28. Viet Nam Idol features contestants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have never taken part in a singing competition. Auditions will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang, Hue, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Hai Phong, Can Tho, … [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...]

Rural residents get improved sanitation through CHOBA programme

East Meets West (EMW), Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and other stakeholders in water supply, sanitation and public health met at a conference on December 5 to evaluate two years of implementation of the Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) Programme in 10 provinces. As many as 74,000 households have benefited from improved sanitation, speakers at the meeting revealed. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 6/12

4,000-year-old bones discovered in Ha Tinh Archaeologists have uncovered stone implements, pottery and human and animal bones and teeth, including rhinoceros feet, dating back four millennia in the central province of Ha Tinh, in a find hailed as giving new insights into Vietnam's post-stone-age culture. The team from Ha Tinh Museum undertook the dig from November 21 to … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 4/12

Concert features bands from the US, UK Saigon Outcast will host an International Live Music concert featuring the US band Tonstartssbandht and the UK's The Magic Pinions on December 13. Tonstartssbandht, consisting of two brothers Andy and Edwin White, will play boogie, 60s psychedelic rock and choral pop with a guitar and drum, while The Magic Pinions will present … [Read more...]

Viet Nam a potential MICE market of Thailand

Jaruwan Suwannasat, TCEB's director, said Viet Nam ranked second in terms of foreign visitors visiting trade shows and exhibitions in Thailand last year. — VNS photo Xuan Huong. HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — More and more Vietnamese businesses are visiting trade shows in Thailand to seek business opportunities, according to the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau … [Read more...]