Social News 22/12

Six fishermen rescued from sinking ship Two fishing boats from Quang Tri Province rescued six fishermen from Da Nang off the coast of Thua Thien – Hue Province yesterday, as well as towed their sinking ship. The Da Nang's Coastal Information Radio Station said yesterday that the fishing boat, DNA 90388TS, was half submerged in the waters off Thua Thien Hue Province on … [Read more...]

Hanoi Today

Large avenues and roads More than ten years ago, Hanoi residents were so familiar with the small streets, lanes and short streets, which were laid out in an order similar to a chessboard, that they knew them like their palms. But now nobody can say he/she knows all the roads and streets in Hanoi because the streets are much different than before. With the exception of the old … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 27/8

Disney show makes historic debut in HCMC As a sign that Vietnam is becoming more appealing for international tours of all kinds, local audiences will be able to enjoy a visit from some of the most famous cartoon characters on the planet next month. Master Magician Mickey Mouse and his ever-present sidekick Minnie Mouse join forces with professional illusionist Michael Barron … [Read more...]

List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020. The projects are categorized into five: technical infrastructure, social infrastructure, agriculture, processing and preserving and production-service sectors. No. Project Locality Total Capital (million USD) Investment model … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 1/8

Vietnam wins four Green Good Design Awards in USA The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have presented renowned architect Vo Trong Nghia four Green Good Design Awards for preeminent works. The four masterpieces - Kon Tum Indochine Café, Binh Thanh House, Stone House, and Dailai Conference Hall - have been selected for … [Read more...]

Social News 22/7

Ha Noi hospital opens new building The Ha Noi Department of Health, yesterday, inaugurated a new seven-level building, constructed under a project to upgrade Duc Giang General Hospital for VND861 billion (US$41 million). The building, with a capacity of 500 beds, will be used for the purposes of examination, outpatient treatment, emergency treatment and administration. The … [Read more...]

Social News 13/7

Transport Minister agrees to speed up airport expanding in Thanh Hoa Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has approved a proposal to speed up a project to broaden Tho Xuan Airport in central province of Thanh Hoa. Minister Thang instructed Airport Corporation of Vietnam to complete the airport design before July 15 to start construction by October. It is expected to complete … [Read more...]

Firm evidence proves Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagoes

Hanoi, June 10 (VNA) - China's recent unilateral acts in the East Sea, particularly its illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty and international law, threatening peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation in the East Sea. To vindicate its wrong … [Read more...]

Vietnam cinema to screen in Paris next week

VietNamNet Bridge - Cinematheque Francaise will hold a program highlighting an overview of Vietnam's cinema in Paris from June 11 to 27. A scene in "Mua oi" (guava season) movie by director Dang Nhat Minh. As part of the Vietnam Year in France, the program will feature 36 movies and documentaries, with 31 of them directed by 24 locals. The movie "Mua oi" (guava season) … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 7/5

Dengue fever threat in Ha Noi The dengue fever is likely to break out again in the capital city unless appropriate preventive measures are taken, health experts warned at a workshop yesterday. Director of the Ha Noi Health Department Nguyen Nhat Cam said the number of dengue fever patients in the Central Region and Central Highlands declined in the first four months of … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 22/4

Vietnam seeks ways for overseas nationals to maintain nationality Vietnamese authorities are looking for ways to help millions of overseas Vietnamese maintain their nationality as the deadline for the regulation approaches, said a spokesman for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In accordance with the Nationality Law 2008, overseas Vietnamese who do not have valid … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 22/3

VN women feature in film festival About 10 Vietnamese filmmakers have been honoured at the 36th Creteil International Women's Film Festival in Paris. The filmmakers including veterans Viet Linh, Siu Pham and Nguyen Trinh Thi, and emerging ones such as Truong Que Chi and Nguyen Hoang Diep. The 77-minute film Homostratus by Siu Pham and Jean-Luc Mello is a … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 18/2

Paris fashion academy backs TV show Project Runway This year, "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" program has decided to cooperate with Atelier Chardon Savard Fashion Academy - one of the leading fashion institutes in Paris, aiming to improve its professional quality. Accordingly, top three contestants of "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" will have the opportunity to go to Paris to … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 10/2

Cold spell hits north, fog covers southThe National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said a cold spell in the north, which started yesterday afternoon, was likely to continue for the next five to six days.It is forecast that the cold will continue to be felt in north and northern central Viet Nam today and also affect the remainder of the central region.Meanwhile, … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 28

Former Deputy Minister Receives JICA AwardFormer Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh was granted the Japan International Agency (JICA) Contribution Award on January 23.This award honors his contributions to Vietnam-Japan relations.JICA Vietnam Chief Representative Mori Mutsuya and fellow sponsors highly appreciated Mr. Sinh's strong negotiation skills and … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s top ten cultural events of 2013

Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper has chosen its list of the top ten cultural events in 2013. 1. A meeting was held in Hanoi on August 8 to review 15 years of implementation of the fifth resolution of the Party Central Committee, eighth tenure on building an advanced Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity. Vietnam has made significant achievements in building and … [Read more...]

Social Highlights for November 4

Shop blaze kills four family membersFour members of a family were killed after their general store suddenly caught fire in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province's Toc Tien Commune yesterday morning. The victims are a couple, their 15-year-old son and 74-year-old father. The cause of the blaze remains unknown.Rescue teams failed to save the victims because it took time to break … [Read more...]

Shop blaze kills four family members

Shop blaze kills four family membersFour members of a family were killed after their general store suddenly caught fire in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province's Toc Tien Commune yesterday morning. The victims are a couple, their 15-year-old son and 74-year-old father. The cause of the blaze remains unknown.Rescue teams failed to save the victims because it took time to break … [Read more...]

Expat theatre group toasts decade of success

Oscar winning documentary filmmaker to give a lecture in HanoiOscar winning documentary filmmaker Mark Jonathan Harris will give a lecture on the craft to cinema students at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents in Ha Noi this Friday.The lecture, which will start at 8.30am at 51 Tran Hung Dao Street, is part of a three-day master class on making … [Read more...]