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...]

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...]