Sa Pa strives to become key global tourist attraction With beautiful landscapes, friendly people and special cultural identities, Sa Pa town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has been exerting every effort to become a key tourist attraction in the world. The information was revealed by Nguyen Huu The, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee at a recent press conference introducing political, cultural and tourist events in the province between 2016 and 2017. To make the dream come true, Sa Pa is focusing on improving infrastructure, accommodations and services to better serve tourists, especially the building of accommodation facilities of three stars or more, said Ha Manh Thang, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The upcoming inauguration of the Lao Cai-Sa Pa expressway is expected to make it easier for the town to lure visitors, he added. Located at 1,600 metres above the sea level in Vietnam's northwest mountains, Sa … [Read more...] about Social News 18/9
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Hanoi to plant 45,000 trees along Thang Long Avenue Hanoi plans to plant about 45,000 trees along Thang Long Avenue, the longest of its kind in Vietnam, stated Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at his meeting with voters in Hoan Kiem district on August 15. The tree planting will help green up the city from Ba Vi outlying district to the National Convention Centre, Chung said. According to him, in the short term, around 20,000 trees will be planted. The capital city hopes to make a progress in managing trees in 12 inner districts, including a plan to grow one million new trees by 2020. To achieve the target, the city has consulted scientists and relevant offices about which types of trees should be planted. Thang Long Avenue has the length of 30km and the width of 140m for six lanes of vehicles. It connects Hanoi's inner part with satellite urban areas, such as Xuan Mai, Mieu Mon, and Son Tay, and tourist sites, including Ba Vi, Suoi Hai, and the … [Read more...] about Social News 16/8
In terms of politics and international diplomacy, China's behavior has egregiously violated the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) that China and ASEAN countries signed in 2002, says Dr. Ngo Huu Phuoc, head of the International Law Faculty of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, sat for an interview with VietNamNet. In the interview, Dr. Phuoc confirmed that China's deployment of its drilling rig in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf is a serious violation of international law. Vietnam can sue China in the international court, he asserted. VietNamNet: What do you think about China's recent acts in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf? Ngo Huu Phuoc: China's behavior has violated the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the basic principles of international law on friendly relations between countries that are prescribed in the UN Charter and codified in the Declaration of the UN General Assembly, … [Read more...] about Has China forgotten its commitments?
Nhan Dan - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation paid an official visit to Japan, attending the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit (AJCS) from December 12-15 - which marked the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan dialogue relations - and the fifth Mekong-Japan Summit (MJS). The visit came at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Vinh granted an interview to reporters about the significance and outcomes of these important activities. Q: What could you tell us about the visit's significance and outcomes? A: The visit is significant as it comes at a time when the two countries are celebrating the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and when the strategic partnership is flourishing in all fields. PM Dung met with his counterpart and leaders from Japanese agencies and leading corporations, yielding important results. The visit has contributed to deepening the sound strategic … [Read more...] about Contributing to deepening the sound strategic partnership with Japan
Lacquer paintings explore daily life Four of the artists — Duong Sen (1949), Le Xuan Chieu (1956), Luong Khanh Toan (1955) and Nguyen Dang Khoat (1952), all aged between 57 and 64 — were born in North Viet Nam and later moved to HCM City. Ho Minh Quan (1961) is from Hue and Nguyen Dam Thuy (1967), the youngest and only woman in the group, is from Ben Tre. Her 23 large oil paintings reflect daily life and portray womanhood. Sen is a master of lacquer and has 33 works featuring the sea or life in the Mekong Delta. Khoat uses bright colors in his 29 oil paintings about the North featuring memories of his childhood. Toan has 10 40x60cm lacquer paintings depicting a variety of landscapes. He is not attending the show because of serious burn injuries caused while doing the works. Making a lacquer painting may take months depending on the technique used and the number of layers of lacquer. Each layer requires drying and polishing. When all the layers are applied the artist … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment Highlights for November 13