Teenage actress Lâm Thanh Mỹ plays in 'Bóng Đè' (The Ancestral), a long-awaited horror movie directed and written by Lê Văn Kiệt, which is coming to cinemas on December 24. Photo courtesy of the producer HCM CITY – A number of Vietnamese and Hollywood movies will be released during the festive season to attract audiences back to the cinemas. Bóng Đè (The Ancestral), a long-awaited horror movie directed and written by Lê Văn Kiệt, is coming to cinemas on December 24. Even though the film has not been officially released, it has already been licensed for distribution in 25 countries. The work revolves around a widower named Thành and his two daughters. After suffering a family tragedy, Thanh and his children move to a centuries-old ancestral home where both daughters fall prey to sleep paralysis and night terrors. The film features actor Quang Tuấn and teenage actresses Lâm Thanh Mỹ and Mai Cát Vi. Mỹ, 15, rose to fame when acting in the award-winning movie Tôi Thấy Hoa … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Hollywood films hit cinemas in festive season
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Da Nang calls for RoK’s investment in ICT A forum to promote investment in information and communications technology (ICT) in the central city of Da Nang from the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held virtually on November 30, bringing together representatives from over 200 enterprises and investors from the two countries. The event aims to introduce potential, advantages, preferential and investment support policies of Da Nang to RoK businesses and investors, especially in ICT, and high technology. Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said the RoK is the largest foreign investor in Vietnam with over 9,000 valid projects worth over 71.5 billion USD, including nearly 500 investment projects in the ICT field with the presence of the world's leading technology corporations such as Samsung and LG. To welcome more investments from the RoK, the Vietnamese Government has been perfecting models, mechanisms and policies to create breakthrough … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 1
Children in a refugee camp in Jalalabad, Afghanistan (Photo: AFP/VNA) New York (VNA) – Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy , Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, chaired an UN Security Council meeting on December 3 on addressing challenges of children without parental care in conflict settings. Addressing the Arria-Formular meeting, which was held following Vietnam's initiative and co-hosted by Kenya, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Russia, the US and Malta, Ambassador Quy stressed that conflicts and tensions across the globe have posed challenges to people, including children, especially those living without parental care as well as unaccompanied and separated children. He held that although these children are the most vulnerable among vulnerable groups, international legal framework in the matter is still limited in giving general principles. He stressed the need to raise public awareness of protecting and caring for the children as well as increase … [Read more...] about Vietnam chairs UNSC meeting on addressing challenges of children without parental care in conflict settings
Since 2010, Da Nang has identified information and communication technology as one of the three strategic breakthroughs in socio-economic development. The central city of Da Nang topped the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) rankings in 2020 for localities nationwide in all three key pillars of digital government, digital economy and digital society, according to the DTI 2020 Report released several days ago by the Ministry of Information and Communications. The DTI rankings were made based on four major sources - data from reports of ministries, ministry-level agencies, Government-run agencies and centrally-run cities and provinces in 2020; data collected from people, entrepreneurs, State officials and public servants; experts’ assessments on digital transformation and information technology; and evaluation collected through the Internet under the supervision of the Ministry of Information and Communications. The rankings aim to provide a panoramic picture on the … [Read more...] about Why has Da Nang taken the lead in digital transformation?
Wind turbines of the Bac Lieu windpower plant in Vinh Trach Dong commune of Bac Lieu city, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is believed to possess great potential for developing offshore wind power, but a friendlier legal framework is still needed to attract more foreign investment to this type of renewable energy, an insider has said. In a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency, Sean Huang, Development Manager of Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) - which is engaging in the La Gan offshore wind power project in Vietnam, spoke highly of the Vietnamese Party and Government’s vision and determination to boost energy transition . He noted that offshore wind power has proved to be able to help Vietnam reduce dependence on imported fossil fuel, work to achieve net zero emissions, and switch to clean and sustainable energy. This type of energy also holds great potential for helping to attract foreign direct investment and … [Read more...] about Friendlier legal framework needed for offshore wind power development