Art & Entertainment News 20/12

Twelve sites recognised as national relics Twelve archaeological, historical and architectural relics around the country have been recognised as national relic sites by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Ky Anh ancient rock rampart in Ky Lac commune, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province. The list consists of three archaeological, seven historical and two … [Read more...]

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...]

Government News 16/12

Hanoi receives Chilean President’s sculpture gift The Hanoi People’s Committee hosted a ceremony on December 15 to inaugurate an art sculptural work presented by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The artwork, which is comprised of five pieces of stone taken from the Andes Mountains and sculptured by famous Chilean painter Vicente Fajardo, features the … [Read more...]

Social News 15/12

Project targeting low-income earners introduced in Ha Nam A World Bank-funded project targeting low-income earners has been introduced in the northern province of Ha Nam. The 55.6 million USD project, supported by the World Bank is being carried out nationwide from 2013 to 2018. The "Innovation Targeting People on Low Incomes in Vietnam" project aims to create opportunities … [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...]

Travel News 9/12

Saigontourist opens Saigon–Ban Gioc Resort Saigontourist and Saigon-Ban Gioc Co., Ltd will introduce the first phase of the project of Saigon-Ban Gioc Resort in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on December 15. The four-star resort is located at Ban Gioc Waterfall, one of the most imposing waterfalls in Asia and … [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...]

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...]

Locals, expats encouraged to compete in UN-backed forest photo competition in Vietnam

Locals and expats living in Vietnam are all welcome to make submissions to a photo competition jointly organized by the Vietnamese agriculture ministry and a United Nations forest protection program. The "Forest and Life" photo competition was launched on November 28 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in cooperation with the UN-REDD Vietnam program. … [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...]

Government News 1/12

Vietnam calls for IOF’s greater attention to women, children Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has called on the French-speaking community to pay greater attention and increase resources for the protection and promotion of women and youngsters’ engagement in political, economic and social life. Addressing the 15th Summit of the International Organisation of La … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 29

Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, November 29, in Vietnamese media. Politics -- Vietnam highly values its cooperation with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is ready to engage in activities launched by WEF, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told WEF Managing Director Philipp Roesler at their talks in Hanoi on Friday. PM Dung hailed the … [Read more...]

Social News 29/11

Court sentences four for forging passports, signatures The Ha Noi People's Court yesterday sentenced four persons to several years in prison for forging authorised signatures and immigration documents to help two people flee abroad. According to the indictment, the four persons are Phan Van Lap, 46, from Quang Binh Province; Phi Manh Thang, 32, from Thach That District in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/11

Israeli exhibition shows VN's beauty Israeli lawyer Alon Samuel, who travelled all over Viet Nam in 2011, is displaying photos from the trip at an exhibition on Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Road. Over one month, Samuel set foot in almost every province. Amazed by the country's "incredible " beauty, the lawyer captured thousands of photos. Anyone who has been to Viet Nam will … [Read more...]

Social News 22/11

Experts: VN should not limit motorbikes Viet Nam should improve public transit and road safety rather than limiting the number of motorbikes, as the two-wheeled vehicles will continue to be the country's main form of transport for the foreseeable future, participants said at a workshop on Tuesday in Ha Noi. Motorbikes account for more than 85 per cent of vehicles … [Read more...]

Social News 19/11

Bribery scandal targets officials of many enterprises A Ministry of Health (MoH) working group investigating the bribery scandal involving American firm Bio-Rad Laboratories has revealed that senior officials and employees of dozens of local enterprises may be implicated. The documents uncovered to date reveal that 22 hospitals, 8 institutes, 4 medicine and pharmaceutical … [Read more...]

Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every … [Read more...]