Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 23

Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, January 23, in Vietnamese media: Politics -- Nguyen Thien Nhan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and Rolf Rosebrock, Chairman of the German federation of social equality, on Thursday agreed to increase bilateral exchanges between their member organizations in a meeting in … [Read more...]

Social News 22/1

Students stable after anaphylactic shock The 35 students who experienced anaphylactic shock after being vaccinated in a secondary school in southern Hau Giang Province are now in stable condition, according to the provincial Preventive Health Centre. On Monday, 35 students at Vinh Vien A Secondary School experienced difficulty breathing, headache, vomiting and fever after … [Read more...]

Social News 17/1

Fishing boat rescued near Truong Sa A fishing boat and its 13 crew members were rescued at sea near Viet Nam's Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands after sending an SOS on Wednesday. The boat's crew belongs to Ly Son Island's An Hai Commune in the central province of Quang Ngai. Nguyen Quoc Chinh, head of the An Hai Commune Fishing Union, confirmed yesterday that the union had … [Read more...]

Coal sector urged to ensure sufficient domestic supply

The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Corporation (Vinacomin) should focus on increasing production to ensure sufficient domestic coal supply and reduce the risks of an energy shortage. Speaking at the January 13 conference on implementing the 2015 tasks, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said coal exploration and exploitation should work in tandem with … [Read more...]

Efforts to be made for 25% of communes to meet new rural standards in 2015

The Hai Duong provincial People's Committee (PPC) on January 9 announced its decision to recognize 13 communes to meet new rural standards in 2014. Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Head of the provincial Steering Board for New Rural Development, awards recognition certificates of the provincial People's Committee to the first 13 new rural … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/1

Local rock music gaining popularity As many as 20,000 rock music lovers took part in RockStorm7 night concert which was held in HCMC on December 27. This was seen as a highlight in the local music industry, manifesting the vigorous sprit of rock music. RockStorm7 undoubtedly created an unforgettable music feast among rock enthusiasts with the participation of six bands … [Read more...]

10 provincial highlights

The year 2014 witnessed numerous events. Below are 10 highlights selected by the Hai Duong Newspaper. 1. Sea and islands draw attention from everywhere China’s illegal placement of the rig Haiyang 981 in Viet Nam's waters aroused patriotic spirit among the people from all strata throughout the country in general and Hai Duong in particular. The provincial residents … [Read more...]

Digital music thrives in Vietnam, but at a price

In today’s Internet age, digital music has gained a preponderance in the music market in Vietnam – just as in other countries – but it remains plagued by poor quality and rampant copyright infringements. The year 2014 has seen a further explosion of digital music, with many songs enjoying huge popularity. Young singers such as Son Tung M-TP, Truc Nhan, … [Read more...]

Consumer goods prices barely fall after sharp fuel price cuts

Vu Yen Consumers select garlic at a supermarket in HCMC - PHOTO: HUNG LE Co.opmart revises down prices Nguyen Thanh Nhan, deputy general director of Saigon Union of Trading Cooperatives (Saigon Co.op) and director of the supermarket chain Co.opmart, said Saigon Co.op is working with goods suppliers to offer promotions and discounts to consumers. Fresh foods like farm … [Read more...]

Social News 23/12

Farmer turns down VND30m offers for giant chicken A farmer in Hung Yen Province has grown what he hopes will be an award-winning giant chicken, weighing seven kilograms, and has refused offers of more than VND 30 million to sell it. Han Minh, from Dong Tao Commune, Khoai Chau Distrist, wants to enter the chicken in the annual chicken fair later this month. The commune is … [Read more...]

70 years of development of the heroic Vietnam People’s Army – Major Events (Part 2)

PANO - After prompt preparations, on December 22nd, 1944, at Tran Hung Dao forest in Hoang Hoa Tham commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province (present Tam Kim commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province), the Vietnam Armed Unit for National Liberation was officially founded. The unit had three sections, composed of 34 members selected from Cao-Bac-Lang guerrillas … [Read more...]

More supermarkets open in HCMC, Mekong

Hung Le Co.opmart Cao Lanh is the 15th store of Saigon Co.op in the Mekong Delta and the 74th nationwide of Saigon Co.op. The 8,000-square-meter, VND140-billion facility sells more than 30,000 products, including items the enterprise has registered for the price stabilization program in HCMC. Nguyen Thanh Nhan, deputy general director of Saigon Co.op, said Co.opmart Cao … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s top ten musical events of 2014

VietNamNet Bridge – The Music and Press Club, under the Vietnam Musicians’ Association (VMA), and the Vietnam Journalists’ Association on December 16 announced the top ten Vietnamese musical events and activities of 2014. The Nghe Tinh Vi - Giam folk singing was recognised by UNESCO as a world intangible cultural heritage of humanity. 1. Nghe Tinh … [Read more...]

Salt production surges despite low prices

Ha Long Production Development and Investment Co workers produce salt in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan. - Photo: VNA/VNS Vietnam's salt production has jumped by 16.4 percent this year to 1.18 million tonnes, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Favourable weather and an increase in the area devoted to salt production are the reasons for 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...]

Foreign Trade University Ho Chi Minh City wins CFA Institute Research Challenge Vietnam Final

A team from Foreign Trade University Ho Chi Minh City has been named the winner of the fourth CFA Institute Research Challenge in Vietnam, the national final of the annual international competition considered as the "Investment Olympics" for university students. The team will represent Vietnam at the Asia-Pacific final in Manila, Philippines on March 11-12, 2015. "The students … [Read more...]

Tenth stage: Tran Nguyen Duy Nhan finishes first

PANO - The tenth stage of the ongoing Across-Vietnam Cycling Tournament-The Vietnam Defence Cup 2014 on December 14th witnessed dramatic competition of five cyclists in the leading group. Cyclist Tran Nguyen Duy Nhan winning a narrow victory In this stage, from Soc Son (Hanoi) to Bac Kan in a distance of 155km, cyclists sped up from the 10th kilometer. A group of ten … [Read more...]

Rating on country’s transportation infrastructure goes up

VietNamNet Bridge – The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced that the usefulness and quality of Vietnam’s transportation infrastructure in 2014 was ranked 74 amongst 138 countries, compared to 90 in 2012 and 103 in 2010. A good transportation infrastructure will help improve the image and capabilities of Vietnam. The information is part of the 2014 … [Read more...]

Biggest Co.opmart supermarket launched in city

Hung Le The inauguration of the Co.opmart Foodcosa supermarket attracts a lot of visitors - PHOTO: TAN THANH Located at 304A Quang Trung Street in Go Vap District, the supermarket covers over 17,000 square meters. It is the 30th store of the Co.opmart supermarket chain in the city and the 73th nationwide. Construction of the Co.opmart Foodcosa supermarket with four … [Read more...]

Tran Cam Dan winning the first prize

Phu Yen Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently held the contest for Tourist Guide in 2014. Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Pham Van Bay awarding first prize to contestant Tran Cam Dan. Contest had participation of 11 tourist guides, travel notes from Phu Yen relics Management Board, Phu Yen Museum, offices of … [Read more...]