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EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1-15 (daily updated)

Music – Poem Night “Strange Wharf” Sat 13 April 2013, 8 pm L’Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a Music – Poem night “Strange wharf”. Based on a poem – writting “Strange wharf” by poet Dang Dinh Hung, musician Phan Nam will write short pieces for the instruments: drum, guitar, Vietnamese ... Read More »

Quang Ninh seeks investor for US$4-billion casino

VietNamNet Bridge – A list of 32 projects in Quang Ninh Province with investment priority in the period from now to 2015 comprises a recreation complex with a casino operation worth US$4 billion in Van Don Economic Zone.   Tourists arrive in Quang Ninh on a cruise ship. Quang Ninh is calling for investment into several projects, including a tourist ... Read More »

Indonesian President elected DP Chairman

Indonesia’s ruling Democrat Party (DP) has elected President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as its Chairman, seeking his part in reviving its popularity before the 2014 general elections. At an extraordinary Party Congress in Bali on March 30, Yudhoyono was chosen to succeed his predecessor Anas Urbaningrum, who resigned in February after being named a suspect in a high-profile corruption case involving ... Read More »

Bringing warmth to those left out in the cold

VietNamNet Bridge – “I am not an ambitious person. I simply know there are many homeless people who have very difficult lives, as well as many extremely poor people and many orphans. I wish for everyone to live a ‘warmer’ life,” says Nguyen Hoang Thao, the leader of a charity group named the “Warm Group”. In recent years, the formation ... Read More »

Teen phone obsession concerns parents

VietNamNet Bridge – When an American mother presented her 13-year-old son with an iPhone 5 – and a contract with strict guidelines – it set off a heated online debate about the role of technology in teenagers’ lives.   Illustrative image. (Photo: Internet) According to the contract, the boy had to hand the phone to his parents at 7:30pm every ... Read More »

Building for the future

More than 200 Vietnamese and international scholars, researchers and entrepreneurs gathered in Ha Noi on March 26, to share experiences related to sustainable architecture.   Customers examine environmentally friendly solar heaters at the premises of Tan A Dai Thanh Company in Ho Chi Minh City. The Ministry of Construction has started implementing an action plan to prevent construction projects from ... Read More »

School dropout rate on rise in Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – Education authorities in the Mekong Delta informed that soon after the Tet Festival, the number of school dropouts increased to 1,000, either because of poor academic results or for the purpose of finding jobs to earn much needed money.   Many children in Vinh Thinh Commune of Bac Lieu Province  have quit school to earn a living. ... Read More »

Credit down, production stagnant in Q1

A credit growth slowdown and stagnant production have posed challenges for the economy in the first quarter, economic administrators said at a meeting held in Hanoi on Tuesday by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Nguyen Hoang Minh, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Planning and Investment, said the city recorded credit growth of a mere 0.26% over late ... Read More »

Regional conference promotes ASEAN capital market

The 2013 Invest ASEAN-Vietnam conference was organised for the first time by the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) on March 30. Tran Dac Sinh, chairman of the HOSE Board of Directors, said that Vietnam should follow the common regional and international trends of connectivity and integration. The ASEAN connectivity, initiated by stock exchanges within the bloc with HOSE being ... Read More »

Plan to protect rice crops from drought

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta plan to dredge rivers and canals in the region to create more irrigation water for 300,000ha of newly planted rice crops, which face saline-water intrusion and a water shortage. Disease outbreaks among crops could also occur, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said. To deal with emergencies, local plant protection and cultivation departments ... Read More »