Exhibition displays Vietnam’s sacred objects An exhibition, introducing 14 sculptural works on Vietnam’s sacred objects, opened on October 15 in Da Nang city, the central coastal province of Da Nang. The works were selected from entries at a contest on Vietnam’s sacred objects, which was launched in July, 2015. The contest aims to encourage artisans at Non Nuoc fine arts stone village to create sculptural works consistent with Vietnam’s habits and customs at historical sites, pagodas and temples. The event, co-organised by the Da Nang municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, aims to promote the unique values of art heritage and offers visitors an opportunity to view two of Vietnam’s main sacred objects: the lion and nghe (a fictional creature). With the displays, the exhibition promises to help visitors learn about and discriminate … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News in Brief 16/10
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VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has imposed its will on schools when requesting the schools to stop enrolling students for economics training majors. Are there "red alarm" training majors? MOET has conveyed a clear message to universities and junior colleges that they should not enroll more students for economics related training majors from the 2013 academic year, warning about the oversupply of the labor force in the fields, which would make graduates unemployed. However, the decision by MOET has raised a strong opposition from schools, which think that MOET has unnecessarily intervened in their business. The educators say MOET should fulfill its duty as a state management agency instead of trying to show schools what they should do and how many students to enroll. Prof Pham Vu Luan, Minister of Education and Training, has his reason when releasing such a decision. A survey from the 2011 enrolment season showed that 248 out of the 416 schools … [Read more...] about MOET too deeply intervenes in schools’ business?
Vietnamese Folk Music Performance "Bamboo and Silk" Sat 10 Jan 2015, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to Vietnamese folk music night "Bamboo and Silk" with ca tru, cheo, chau van and xam performances. Following the huge success of 2 performances in the famous Guimet museum, France, within the framework of Vietnam Year in France, "Bamboo and Silk" will be delivered for the first time in Hanoi at L'Espace. The concert will take the audience to a travel back in time across 10 centuries of Vietnamese culture and music. The audience will be immersed in the voice, instrument, timbre and rhythm of Vietnamese ancient melodies. Many of the songs to be performed were recorded by UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. People's Artist Xuan Hoach - Đàn Nguyệt, Đàn Đáy Meritorious Artist Dang Cong Hung - Dan Nguyet Meritorious Artist Vu Ngoc - Drums Meritorious Artist Doan Thanh Binh - Vocal Artist Thanh Ha - Vietnamese 16-chord zither People's Artist Thanh Hoai - … [Read more...] about Highlights for the week 5 – 10 January
HCM City to tackle river and canal encroachment Ung Van Thiem encroaches on thousands of square metres used to protect Saigon River The inspection taskforce, led by Mr. Tuan, includes deputy directors from a number of municipal departments and agencies. The results will be issued in a report to the HCM City People's Committee in December. According to Mr. Tuan, the problem of encroachment is not a new issue in HCM City and municipal authorities have taken actions against violators. Recently newspapers, particularly Nguoi Lao Dong, have reported on many cases that have not yet been dealt with properly. The inspection is aimed at assessing the city's current land use management and policy for the canals and rivers to prevent and settle violations, Tuan added. Ly Thanh Trong, Chief Inspector of the HCM City's Department of Construction, said to date, 11 out of 24 local districts have reported on their river and canal encroachment activities. Le Thanh Tan, Deputy Chief Inspector of … [Read more...] about Social Highlights for November 5
Russia approves agreement on migrant workers with Vietnam The agreement was signed in Moscow on October 27, 2008 with the aim of establishing an international legal framework for Russian and Vietnamese guest workers in both countries. It regulates standard procedures for migrant workers in terms of social and medical care, tax payment, and migration travelling. It specially covers the legal status of migrant workers to ensure their freedom, individual safety and other legitimate rights under law. The Federal Council's Foreign Affairs Committee emphasised that the country will create an effective management system to control the flow of migrants and promote bilateral cooperation with Vietnam. Earlier on October 18, the agreement was ratified by Russia's State Duma (Lower House). Kon Tum targets repatriation of more volunteer remains The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has set a target of bringing home 35 sets of remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers fallen in Laos and … [Read more...] about Social Highlights for November 1