The firefighters try to extinguish the flame. Thua Thien - Hue Province History Museum used the place to display artifacts featuring revolutionary movements during the resistance war against the French colonialists. In a short time, an intense flame broke out in the entire house. The museum staff screamed for help and quickly brought the exhibits outside. Fire trucks, dozens of firefighters and police forces were sent to the scene to control the fire and prevent it from spreading. The fire was finally extinguished after an hour later. A portion of the roof of the house collapsed after the incident. The fire's cause is under investigation. Imperial Academy - Quoc Tu Giam is a historical and cultural relic and the only university of the Nguyen Dynasty that is currently preserved. Quoc Tu Giam relic along with the complex of monuments under the Nguyen Dynasty was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. By Van Thang- Translated by Huyen Huong … [Read more...] about Fire engulfs ancient house inside Quoc Tu Giam relic site in Hue City
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Accordingly, the naval region and organizations visited and encouraged fishermen to conduct sustainable and lawful fishing at sea. In addition, the delegation also popularized information about maritime boundary delimitation agreements between Vietnam and neighboring countries; and legal documents on safe, sustainable and lawful fishing; to name but a few. Meanwhile, Naval Region 2 presented 500 national flags, 100 life jackets, and 30 gifts (worth VND 30 million) to needy fishermen’s children, and distributed documents on legal fishing. On this occasion, a medical team of Naval Region 2 presented 10 medical bags, and provided free health check-ups and medicines for over 200 fishermen in wards of Phuoc Loc and Phuoc Hoi in La Gi town of the province. Translated by Minh Anh … [Read more...] about Naval Region 2 cares for fishermen in Binh Thuan province
That worries me. Seven years ago, I got to spend nine months living and studying in Ghent, a small, beautiful ancient city in Belgium with many well-preserved medieval castles and churches. I rented a cheap room for students. On the first day, the landlord gave me a tour of the house, showed me how to use the heater and kitchen utensils. In the kitchen, there was a corner with two steel frames holding a blue plastic bag and a yellow plastic bag with "IVAGO" printed on them, as well as a cardboard box next to the bags. The landlord told us that our waste must be sorted thus: the yellow bag for daily household waste; the blue for plastic waste, aluminum cans and milk cartons; and the big box for cardboard, pizza boxes and glass bottles, especially beer bottles. Then, after posting a waste collection calendar on the kitchen wall, he asked us to check the dates then decide among ourselves who would take out the garbage on which day. The calendar was colored yellow, blue and … [Read more...] about Will the sorting of waste at source become a non-starter?
Peter Zimmermann from Germany said he and his wife have been coming to Vietnam for 5-6 months every winter since 2013 and they always rented a house or a large apartment in the beach town of Nha Trang. "Vietnam is really an excellent place to live as a retiree as local people are open and very friendly. There are good hotels, resorts, restaurants, cafes and apartments. Great beaches by the sea and lots of culture and history to discover," he told VnExpress International . However, current visa policies remain a major barrier for pensioners looking to settle down in Vietnam because the country has not resumed its pre-pandemic visa policies. Apart from granting visa exemption to 24 tourism markets for stays of 15-30 days, Vietnam only issues a one-month single-entry e-visa to visitors from other countries, instead of the three-month multi-entry visas it used to issue. "It is not reasonable for pensioners like us to leave the country every 30 days and return with a new … [Read more...] about Vietnam visa policy rebuffs foreign retirees’ love
Digital platforms enable greater connection with diverse audiences and higher awareness of less-known aspects of culture. (Photo: Artist Nguyen The Son) New investment models for the cultural arts will be the key to open up development opportunities for Vietnam’s creative industry in the international market. Cooperation needed to create inspiration sources In recent years, after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the digitization of cultural and artistic works in Vietnam has made a lot of progress. Professor Julia Gaimster, Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design, RMIT University, hailed that as an outstanding achievement after five years of implementing the Prime Minister's Strategy for Cultural Industry Development. The substantial inclusion of digital cultural content can help attract domestic audiences and introduce contemporary images of Vietnamese culture to international audiences. Building a digital culture In 2019, Hanoi people were surprised to see on … [Read more...] about Cultural industry renewable and vibrant under digital plan
Photo: Digital platforms connect people and at the same time raise public awareness of cultural aspects of Vietnam that are not widely known (Photo courtesy of artist Nguyen The Son) Hanoi (VNA) - New investment models will be key to create opportunities for the development of Vietnam’s culture and creative industries in the international market . In recent times, the digitalisation of cultural works in Vietnam has seen a positive change, especially since COVID-19 grounded the economy to a halt and put more people online. Prof. Julia Gaimster, head of Communication and Design at RMIT University, affirmed that it is a major achievement after the five-year implementation plan put in place for the Prime Minister’s cultural industry development strategy. The increase of digital cultural content may further attract audiences at home and abroad, promoting images of Vietnamese contemporary culture to international friends around the world. Setting up digital culture … [Read more...] about Partnerships needed to optimise Vietnam’s cultural industry potential