Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg addressed the “7 Day Challenge” campaign in Hanoi (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The “7 Day Challenge” campaign, an initiative from Sweden, has arrived in Vietnam. It encourages the participants to eat, move and live without harming the environment. “Since I came some years ago, I met so many young Vietnamese who think very much about security and safety in daily life. It’s about air safety, water safety, food safety - what does it come from? Of course, traffic safety,” Pereric Hogberg, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam told Vietnam News Agency on the launch of the campaign. The event was organised by the United Nations, the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam and the Live & Learn Environmental Education Centre. It has three periods, starting on April 10, April 17 or April 24 and lasts for a week. It was previously held in Kenya, Brazil, India and Indonesia. The campaign’s hashtag … [Read more...] about Changing behaviors key to protecting environment sustainably
New way to travel
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?
Tourism promotional campaigns in Việt Nam will be boosted with the establishment of Việt Nam Tourism Development Fund (VTDF), an official said. Foreign visitors in Hội An ancient Town. Tourism promotional campaigns in Việt Nam will be boosted with the establishment of Việt Nam Tourism Development Fund (VTDF). - Photo nld.vn Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, General Director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism had submitted a project on the establishment of the VTDF to the Prime Minister for approval. He said the formation of the VTDF, possibly in the second quarter of this year, would solve obstacles in tourism promotions caused by a lack of funding. The objective of the fund is to boost investment in promotion, product development, training of human resources, and improvement of institutional capacity in the tourism sector, he said. “The budget for tourism development … [Read more...] about New fund to boost tourism promotion
Uber Technologies Inc is looking to be virtually a one-stop transportation shopping app, saying on Wednesday it will add new services, including car-sharing and train tickets. Later this month in San Francisco, the ride-hailing firm will launch Uber Rent in collaboration with Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing service that offers privately owned cars for rent. “We’re going beyond cars. We are about mobility - making mobility available to everyone, everywhere,” Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said at a forum on Wednesday in Washington. “We want to be part of the solution.” Uber also announced a partnership with Masabi, which offers mobile ticketing services for public transport, to let customers book and use tickets for train, bus and ferry services in the app. Uber is also expanding Uber Bike by JUMP to Washington, D.C., following its rollout in San Francisco earlier this year, and new efforts to promote car sharing. Uber is vowing to … [Read more...] about Uber wants to do it all: ride-share, car-share, train tickets
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The Krossing Over Arts Festival (KOAF) will feature a series of interdisciplinary and collaborative performances along with a plethora of artist talks, dance workshops, and international film screenings on April 16-22 in HCM City. In its second edition, the festival will offer art lovers an exciting week-long programme on the theme “Home, City and Architecture”. The site-specific works presented at this year’s festival examine the intimate relationship between people and their ever-evolving surroundings. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s classic novel Invisible Cities, KOAF’s artists view themselves as “travellers” sharing stories of the cities they know or have been to from their own perspectives, using different methods of expression. Together these performances unveil different facades of HCM City, which invoke a conversation between these travellers and their audience about the degree of disconnection from the … [Read more...] about Arts festival brings performance to new spaces