Lan Song Xanh Music Award 2014 ends

The award ceremony of Lan Song Xanh 2014 was held at Lan Anh music venue in Ho Chi Minh City on December 19. Lan Song Xanh Music Awards aims at honoring singers and musicians who have had outstanding contributions to Vietnamese musical industry during the year. Noo Phuoc Thinh singer Winners of the "Most Favorite Musician" awards included Tien Cookie, Tu Dua, Pham Toan … [Read more...]

Provincial leaders offered incense to Martyrs at the province’s Martyrs Cemetery

The provincial high-level leader delegation on Friday morning, December 19, has burned incense at the province’s Martyrs Cemetery on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army (December 22, 1944 – December 22, 2014). They are Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party’s Committee – Chairman of the Provincial People’s … [Read more...]

Provincial leaders paid tribute to the province’s Martyrs Cemetery

​ The provincial high-level leader delegation, at the morning of December 19, has burned incense at the province's Martyrs Cemetery on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army (December 22, 1944 - December 22, 2014). ​ They are Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party's Committee - Chairman of the Provincial People's Council Tran Ngoc Cang, … [Read more...]

Social News 19/12

Food safety inspections increase for Tet holiday The Viet Nam Food Administration (VAF) has called for more inspections to ensure food safety nationwide as Tet approaches. "From now to the end of March, inter-ministerial inspection teams will visit food production and trading units of all levels, especially in big cities with high consumption and food processing villages … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 19/12

Christmas concert with Hanoi Ensemble Christmas is just around the corner, and to celebrate the special occasion, Manzi and Hanoi Ensemble have teamed up to present a special chamber concert. Come, sip some mulled wine and enjoy some favourite Christmas tunes - classical, folk, contemporary and popular. Hanoi Ensemble's musicians and teachers come from the Viet Nam National … [Read more...]

Russia’s economic gloom worries Nha Trang’s tourism

Russians visitors arrive at the Cam Ranh International Airport. - Photo camranh.com.vn KHANH HOA (Biz Hub) - The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia. On December 16, the Russian central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 per cent from 10.5 per cent and the ruble … [Read more...]

Social News 18/12

Ha Noi told to fight sexual harassment in public transport The National Committee for Traffic Safety asked the Ha Noi People's Committee to combat sexual harassment against women and girls on public transport. Accordingly, relevant agencies must identify locations, public transport routes and road sections where sexual harassment often occurs. The city must also improve … [Read more...]

HCM City takes lead in applying multi-dimensional poverty measures

A family in District No. 5 in HCM City escapes poverty (Photo: VNA) Ho Chi Minh City takes lead in applying the multi-dimensional poverty (MDP) measures initiated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), heard a seminar in the city on December 16. According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan, the MDP model was piloted in four … [Read more...]

Social News 16/12

Experts propose upgrading rehab centers in HCMC Drug addicts at a rehabilitation center. Many experts have suggested the HCMC government upgrade existing rehabilitation centers instead of building a new hospital to treat drug addicts to save money. The proposal was made amidst controversies over a plan of the city to build a hospital for drug addict rehabilitation. Nguyen … [Read more...]

Films, TV draw intrepid travellers to remote Vietnamese landscapes

Sung La village, located on Dong Van plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, became a popular tourist destination after it was featured in the 2006 film Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao's Story). Chuyen Cua Pao, which won a Golden Kite award in 2005 and was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 2007, depicts the life of a Mong girl named Pao. Viewers found … [Read more...]

Vietnam faces difficulties in wind power development

Despite of owning a great potential of wind power development, Vietnam has faced with many difficulties to exploit the renewable energy. (Illustrative photo: SGGP) According to World Bank, Vietnam’s natural condition is very advantageous for wind power development but it has not been well exploited. If being able to make use of the advantage, Vietnam can produce as … [Read more...]

Coastal provinces hit by violent seas, flood tides

High waves isolated a dozen households in Ro village on Saturday night sweeping away 100m of embankment made from rock and sand bags. The violent tide flooded the house of Dao Duc Chung, one of the residents of the coastal village, located in Tuy Hoa city's Phu Dong commune in Phu Yen province. Chung said he and his neighbours were ready to evacuate if the tide got … [Read more...]

The Improvement of Competitive Ability

In detail, Vietnam's export revenue in 2014 is forecast to reach 148-150 billion dollars, 12-13.5% higher than last year while its import revenue is also expected to hit 146.5 billion dollars, up 11% over 2013. Thus, Vietnam's trade surplus will probably inch up 1.5 billion dollars in 2014. In the first nine months of this year, Vietnam earned 109.6 billion dollars from … [Read more...]

Social News 13/12

Vietnam climbs 16 notches in transport infrastructure: WEF The availability and quality of transport infrastructure of Vietnam moved 16 steps to rank 74/138 in 2014, according to the Global Enabling Trade Report 2014 released at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF). In terms of the Enabling Trade Index (ETI), the WEF placed Vietnam at a position that is higher than other … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 12/12

Ben Tre Coconut Festival – bigger than ever this year The 4th Coconut Festival, set for April 7-13 next year, has been stepped up to a national event and will be bigger and better than ever, Tran Ngoc Tam, head of the organizing board has announced. The festival is an annual celebration of Ben Tre’s uniqueness to the Mekong Delta region, Tam says, adding that this … [Read more...]

Films, TV draw travellers to remote landscapes

Sung La, known as the most beautiful village on the Dong Van plateau, became a popular destination for travellers after the success of the 2006 film Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao's Story) (Photo: dulichhagiang.vn) Sung La village, located on Dong Van plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, became a popular tourist destination after it was featured in the 2006 film … [Read more...]

Social News 12/12

Crackdown on smugglers creates border control turmoil A crackdown on smugglers has created turmoil at Vietnam-China border crossings, notably at Mong Cai Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province, which is being flooded with people going back and forth between the two countries as gangs probe for weak spots in border control. Officials said Mong Cai Border Gate processed 10,000 … [Read more...]

Silk villages participate into Viet Nam Silk Culture Day

(Cinet)- Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will organize in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's silk village centre on December 28. The event is held to celebrate the 15th years for the UNESCO’s recognition as the World Cultural Heritage status of Hoi An, as well as to commemorate the history of handicraft villages. The event will … [Read more...]

Vietnamese, Danish firms co-operate in wind-power project

Wind turbines of Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant NDO/ VNA – Denmark’s leading wind energy group Vestas and the Ho Chi Minh City-based investment group Phu Cuong have teamed up in developing a wind-power farm in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang. They signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect on the sidelines of a seminar on wind power hosted by the … [Read more...]

Why wind power has yet to soar

By Thuy Dung (From L): Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China; Ambassador of Denmark John Nielsen; and Le Tuan Phong, Deputy Director General, General Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade, at a wind energy seminar in Hanoi Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China, recalls that he was amazed at the immense … [Read more...]