Dong Thap: Ancient trees win heritage honour

The 326-year-old Sop (Ficus pisocarpa Blume) tree (Source: dongthap.gov.v) A 287-year-old carambola tree and a 326-year-old Sop (Ficus pisocarpa Blume) tree in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap have been recognised as national heritage trees. Certificates of the recognition were handed over to local authorities by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and … [Read more...]

Beauty of the Mekong Delta region during water rising season

Trees and plants in the region are enriched with alluvium flowing downstream during the flood season. (Cinet)- Every year, from August to November, banks throughout Mekong River Delta are submerged due to flooding of the Mekong river upstream. Because the water doesn't come all of a sudden but rises gradually, the local people don't call it the "flood season" but "water rising … [Read more...]

Dong Thap kick-starts the construction of new monument

PANO - Dong Thap Province on October 29th held the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a monument at Cao Lanh wharf in Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province. Witnesses of the event gather. Photo: nhandan.com.vn The project is in commemoration of the day when troops in Southern Vietnam gathered in Cao Lanh town, Long Chau Sa province (now Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap … [Read more...]

Dong Thap to Focus on Potential Tourism Development

Dong Thap is considered a locality with special natural landscapes and charming rivers carrying traits of the wetland of the wild Dong Thap Muoi. The province has many famous places to visit and typical tourism products of the land of waters. These are favourable conditions to promote the development of the province's tourism in the future. Formation of key tourism … [Read more...]

Binh Dinh to get tough on foot-dragging investor

Dao Loan This strong measure is not only meant to hasten the progress of this capital-intensive tourism project, but also serves as a warning to other slow projects in the province, said Mai Thanh Thang, vice chairman of the province. This project by Vietnamese American Hotel and Resort Co. Ltd. requires nearly VND4 trillion of investment to develop facilities over 300 … [Read more...]

President inspects Tran Dai Nghia memorial site

President Truong Tan Sang on February 16 visited the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long to inspect the construction work of a memorial site for Professor Tran Dai Nghia - a brilliant student of President Ho Chi Minh and a pioneer in modernising Vietnam's military technology. President Truong Tan Sang at a working session with Vinh Long provincial leaders (Source: VNA) … [Read more...]

President visits Tran Dai Nghia memorial site

Speaking at a meeting with Vinh Long leaders on February 16, President Sang conveyed the memorial site will have deep national significance, reflecting the moral code of "remembering the water source we drink" and educating future generations on the Vietnamese revolutionary traditions and Professor Nghia's diligence, creativity and dedication to his country. (VOV) - … [Read more...]

President inspects construction of memorial site for Prof. Tran Dai Nghia

(VOVworld) - President Truong Tan Sang has made an inspection tour of the construction of a memorial site professor Tran Dai Nghia, an excellent disciple of President Ho Chi Minh and a great scientist of Vietnam's revolution. Speaking at a working session in Vinh Long province on Sunday, President Sang said the memorial site will have an in-depth significance, reflecting the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 10/2

Hanoi set to host traditional festivities for ethnic groupsSeveral festivals held by various ethnic groups will be celebrated at the Culture Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Ha Noi next month.During the three-day (February 15-17) event the Sac Xuan Tren Moi Mien To Quoc (Spring in Every Region Nationwide) festival will stage the bumper crop-praying ceremony of the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 6/2

Tet festivals take place across VietnamDeputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc beat the drum to officially open the Bai Dinh pagoda festival on February 5 in the northern Ninh Binh province, praying for peace, happiness and prosperity.In the 1,000-year-old pagoda, King Dinh Tien Hoang who reigned in the 10th century built an altar to pray for favorable weather.In the 18th … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines January 30

Da Nang flower festival opens The Tet flower festival opens at 29 March Park in the central city of Da Nang today.Over 1,000 artworks made of flowers will be on display, along with other activities such as calligraphy, painting exhibition, a bird-singing contest and cuisine pavilions.Artists from Hue, Hoi An, Ninh Thuan and Tien Giang will be participating in the festival. … [Read more...]

Tourist Areas in the Mekong Prepare for Tet Festival

Tourist areas in the Mekong delta are busily preparing to welcome the Tet festival 2014. Tourists are buying a souvenir when touring to a Mekong delta province (Photo: VNA) Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta officially opened its first Flower Street on January 28. It will be open for seven days of the Lunar New Year holiday. Ancient houses and ecological areas such as My Khanh, … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 31

Son La provides 3,300 tonnes of rice for studentsThe People's Committee of the northern mountainous province of Son La has decided to provide more than 3,300 tonnes of rice to 44,485 local students in 293 schools in 11 poor districts.Accordingly, the students, mostly from the districts of Song Ma, Muong La, Bac Yen and Thuan Chau, will receive 15 kilograms of rice every month … [Read more...]

Thousands holidaymakers in Hue City on National Day

According to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Thua Thien-Hue Province, the number of holidaymakers to Hue City on occasion of National Day are estimated at 60,000, from which foreign visitors account for one third. On September 2, historical monuments in Hue will be open free of charge for all Vietnamese visitors from 7am to 5pm. Most holidaymakers are attracted … [Read more...]

Visiting Uncle Ho’s mother’s village

(VOV) - Hoàng Trù or Chùa village, the home village of President Ho Chi Minh's mother, is the place where he was born. Hoàng Trù village is located in Kim Liên commune, Nam Đàn district, Nghệ An province, about 15 km west of Vinh city. The Hoàng Trù relic site is associated with the birthplace of Uncle Ho, his childhood and stories about his parents. The relic complex … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Reunification and Liberation Days

Runners at the cross-country run in Ho Chi Minh City Nhan Dan - A variety of cultural and artistic activities took place across the country to celebrate the 38th anniversary of Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30) and the 127th May Day (May 1). * The Nghi Xuan district in the central province of Ha Tinh officially launched the Xuan Thanh beach … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 28/4

President honours former prisoners of Con Dao who fought for independence President Truong Tan Sang on Friday, April 26, presented the "Hero of the People's Armed Forces" title to a collective of revolutionaries who were once jailed in the Con Dao Island prison. The island off the coast of the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau has been well-known for a notorious prison … [Read more...]

Tien Giang Province, a beautiful and rich area

Since the 17 th century, the fertile land in the North of the Tien River has been reclaimed and developed by generations of inhabitants into an area with rich rice fields, fruit gardens, and busy trade along the river banks. Gradually, the brisk market towns of My Tho and Go Cong emerged in the fertile Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta. This area is Tien Giang Province. … [Read more...]

President visits modern rural areas in Dong Thap

President Truong Tan Sang on February 13 made a Lunar New Year visit to the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap and inquired into the building of new rural areas in the locality. President Truong Tan Sang presents Tet gifts to prominent residents in Dong Thap on Feb. 13, 2013. The President visited Hoa An commune, an exemplary new rural area in Dong Thap, and underscored the … [Read more...]

President inspects new rural building in Dong Thap

President Truong Tan Sang plants a tree as a souvernir at the tomb of Nguyen Sinh Sac, the father of the late President Ho Chi Minh. Photo Chinhphu.vn DONG THAP (VNS) -President Truong Tan Sang on February 13 made a Lunar New Year visit to the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap and inquired into the building of new rural areas in the locality. Sang visited Hoa An commune, … [Read more...]