Nine people in various sectors are named with the title of exemplary citizens for their great contributions to the capital city. Nine Hanoians working in various areas have been honored as “Excellent Citizens of the Capital” for making extraordinary contributions to the development of the capital city. They were present at a ceremony to commend typical examples from the “Good people and Good deeds” movement, as well as exemplary citizens in 2021, which was held on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Liberation Day of the Capital (October 10, 1954 - October 10, 2021) by the city’s Party Committee, People's Committee and Vietnamese Fatherland Front. The hand-over ceremony of the “Excellent Citizens of the Capital” title awards. Photo: Kinh te & Do thi One of those excellent citizens is professor Truong Hoang Chuong , Director of the Institute for Research on Conservation and Promotion of National Culture under the Vietnam Union of Science and … [Read more...] about Hanoi honors nine outstanding citizens
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A local tour guide brainstormed to offer new interesting online tours during the pandemic. Although Vietnam has temporarily closed the border to international visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020, Le Hoang, a 28-year-old tour guide in Hanoi, still take foreign travelers to discover the capital city and other places in Vietnam, through a special tool of the 4.0 era: the mobile phone screen. New form of touring Starting with some online classes to teach foreigners to make Vietnamese coffee, the Hanoi tour guide builds them up into professional online tours themed Hanoi. Photo: Zing News Graduating from Hanoi Open University, Hoang was doing quite well as a tour guide serving incoming travelers until the outbreak of the disease. “The business was good by then. I was very busy and never thought that I would be unemployed,” he said . From being out every day, the time of staying home in the lockdown was traumatic for Hoang, who was left … [Read more...] about A Hanoian opens online tours for international visitors
At 5 a.m. Wednesday, passengers began arriving at the Saigon Station in District 3 to take the SE8 train that would end its journey in Hanoi. It was the first North-South train to resume service after being suspended for nearly two months as part of Covid-19 restrictions. Passengers had to sign a document guaranteeing that they've been fully vaccinated and they agree with quarantine measures to be followed at their destinations. Nguyen Thanh Van uses the steps as a prop to sign required papers before returning to his hometown in the central province of Khanh Hoa. "I came to Saigon for treatment four months ago and have been stuck here till now. I am fully vaccinated, so I only have to self-isolate myself for a week," he said. At 5:30 a.m., employees begin to check passengers' tickets and other relevant documents. Passengers had to have their body temperatures checked and have either … [Read more...] about North-South trains get going on new normal tracks
As the previous craze of organic products has yet to recede from Vietnam’s agriculture sector, the country’s younger generation of farmers has already picked up on circular farming – the next big thing that promises sustainability by using no more acreage or resources than strictly necessary. As soon as she wakes up in the morning, Nguyen Phuong Thao, 35, from Hanoi, gets herself in position to unload and package heaps of fresh produce sent from her family farmstead in Phu Tho Province before delivering them to customers. Judging from the looks, not many would expect Thao to be a master’s degree holder and the owner of a booming farm-to-table business that adopts circular agriculture as their core practice. After finishing a master's in environmental studies in the UK, Thao returned to Vietnam with concerns about rural environmental pollution and a desire to promote sustainable agriculture. In 2017, Thao and her husband, Nguyen Luong Quyet, a construction engineer, went to Yen … [Read more...] about For Vietnam’s next-gen farmers, circular agriculture draws up hope for sustainability
Traditional folk music doesn’t usually get widespread attention, especially among the young generation, so Xam (blind busker's singing) is even stranger to them. Despite this, over the last decade Thu Phuong has become known as one of the leading xam artists, spreading the traditional folk art to a wider audience in Vietnam and around the world. Singer Thu Phuong hopes to spread xam folk singing to both local and international audience. Photo courtesy of Thu Phuong Born to sing Phuong was born in 1986 into a family with no history of the art in Quang Ninh Province. The little girl, however, loved music especially folk songs and performances. She spent hours listening to the rhythms and lyrics on TV and radio. “I loved it, really loved it. I never missed a program about traditional folk songs aired by the Voice of Viet Nam at lunch time. I was so deep in that world that I was usually late for school,” Phuong told VGP. “At that time, there were no recorder or … [Read more...] about Artist promotes Xam folk singing to wider audience
At the talks “Why Vietnam” held recently by the Ministry of Information and Communications, experts affirmed the significant role and position of Vietnam in the technology industry as well as global supply chains. This was an event on the sidelines of the ITU Digital World 2021 hosted by Vietnam. At the talks, the story about Vietnam's role and position in the digital era, the digital transformation process and Vietnam's post-pandemic steps attracted the attention of domestic and international managers, experts and businesses. At the "Why Vietnam?" talks held by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi. Photo: Trong Dat Many people still think that Vietnam is a small country but from the perspective of IT-communication industry development, where is Vietnam on the world map? Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Deputy Director of Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Information and Communications: There are many countries in the world … [Read more...] about Where is Vietnam in the technology industry and global supply chain?