Row houses of the King Palace Residential Building project at 108 Nguyễn Trãi Street, left abandoned for many years. — Photo tienphong.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s authorities have named and shamed 43 buildings that violated construction regulations. Many of them are located in the city centre and funded by major investment groups. The violations at the buildings were discovered in 2015 and 2016 but have not yet been reversed. The construction violations range from building without permission to not complying with construction criteria for building height and size. Among the 43 buildings are office buildings, residential buildings, factories and structures located in industrial zones. Eight buildings are located in the central district of Hoàn Kiếm, seven in Hai Bà Trưng District, five in Thanh Xuân District, five in Thanh Trì District and three in Ba Đình District. On the list is 8B … [Read more...] about Hà Nội names and shames buildings with construction violations
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A visitor looks at an original Nguyễn Dynasty woodblock on display at the exhibition. — VNS Photo Minh ThuViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — King Minh Mệnh (1791 – 1841) proclaimed Phú Xuân (the former name of Huế) the perfect place to put the country’s capital in The Veritable Records of Đại Nam. “No place is like Phú Xuân; it’s located on high and bright land, near the peaceful mountains and rivers… It’s the best capital of the kings,” he wrote. A woodblock carved with these words is on display at an exhibition at Hà Nội’s Temple of Literature. The exhibition, “Country Name and Capitals of Việt Nam in Woodblocks of Nguyễn Dynasty (1802 – 1945)”, showcases 32 documents revealing the establishment and changes of the names and capitals of Việt Nam throughout history. The exhibition displays 20 original woodblocks preserved by … [Read more...] about Nguyễn Dynasty woodblocks track changes of the country’s name and capital
Accordingly, over 30 file photos and 20 woodblocks dating from the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) record adequate information about former names and capital cities of Vietnam before 1945. Visitors at the exhibition The one-day event helped local residents and visitors learn more about the glorious history of national salvation and building of the Vietnamese people, as well as about the country’s documentary heritage items. Translated by Van Hieu … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s feudal names and capitals in Nguyen Dynasty archives introduced
Socialist Republic of Vietnam The event will be held by the National Archives of Vietnam in coordination with Hoi An City People’s Committee to celebrate Vietnam Heritage Culture Week and the anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of Hoi An ancient city as a World Cultural Heritage. Accordingly, 32 photos, documents and objects on the origin and significance of the country’s name and its capitals through historical periods will be displayed. The activity shows the efforts of state management agencies in strengthening the protection and promotion of values of archives, especially UNESCO-recognized world documentary heritage./. Compiled by BTA … [Read more...] about Exhibition on country’s name and capital in Hoi An
Viet Nam News By Thu Hằng Have you ever seen a garbage bag sitting (and stinking) in front of your house, even though you hung a sign saying, “Please do not leave trash here”? It doesn’t take much looking around to see the effects of indiscriminate litter in the countryside and in big cities. Piles of trash make the streets look bad and seriously affect the environment and human health. Unfortunately, littering occurs daily and is very difficult to control. Some claim the reason is that rubbish bins have not been arranged properly on the streets and in public spaces. Others simply follow others’ behaviour because they think their awareness alone won’t solve the problem. An image depicting the indiscriminate discharge of waste has been shared on social networks in recent days. It has attracted a great deal of concern, and many people have hailed it as one solution to the social evil of littering. The photograph shows a banner on the wall … [Read more...] about Do litterbugs deserve public naming and shaming?