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EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 1-15 (daily updated)

Screening of Puzzle Fri 03 May 2013, 8 pm L’Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội Welcome to the screening of “Puzzle” (Viet nam, France, 2013, 38’) by director Tran Phuong Thao, Swann Dubus. The film as an “extraordinary fate for young singers from France and Vietnam”. For more information, you can see below: Puzzle band ... Read More »

Ponagar Festival kicks off in Khanh Hoa

The 2013 Goddess Ponagar Festival opened in Nha Trang city, central Khanh Hoa province on April 30 (or the 21 st day of the third lunar month), attracting ten of thousands of pilgrims from surrounding provinces. The annual event is held to commemorate the Goddess Thien Y A Na – Holy Mother of the Cham community in the central region, ... Read More »

VN attends int’l tourism training conference in Mexico

Dr. Ho Quang Minh, chief coordinator of the National Hospital for Acupuncture’s international cooperation projects, has participated in an international tourism training conference in the northern Zacatecas State of Mexico. The conference attracted hundreds of participants from Mexico’s northern states, and southern states of the US. Addressing the event, Minh briefed the participants on Vietnam’s tourism potential, highlighting more than ... Read More »

Thua Thien-Hue uses biogas for public lighting

The central province of Thua Thien–Hue has successfully applied the model of using livestock biogas to light public spaces. It not only helps save energy and State capital but also reduces environmental pollution. Nguyen Dinh Phu from Thuy Xuan ward, Hue City raises around 30 pigs. Their stench and waste pollute the environment. With assistance from local authorities, Phu built ... Read More »

Festival for Hoang Sa sailors concludes

Various art and cultural activities were held from April 25-29 in response to the Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa Soldiers and Quang Ngai Sea and Island Culture Week, which wrapped up in central Quang Ngai province on April 29. Addressing the closing ceremony, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Quang Thich said the festival is held ... Read More »

Stronger baht makes Thais take more overseas than domestic holidays

Thailand’s travel industry states that the stronger baht has made Thai tourists opt for more overseas than domestic holidays. President of the Association of Domestic Travel (ADT) Yutthachai Soonthronrattanavate commented that more Thais have found it increasingly affordable to travel abroad because of the baht appreciation. As a result, the local travel business has been inadvertently hurt. Yutthachai is calling ... Read More »

Japan supports Cambodia’s infrastructure development

Japan has agreed to provide a loan package of 90 million USD for Cambodia to upgrade its transport infrastructure. To this effect, an agreement was signed between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Yuji Kumamaru in Phnom Penh on April 30. Under the deal, the loan will be used to widen a ... Read More »

Vietnam, Cambodia reinforce maritime security cooperation

Vietnam Marine Police and the Cambodian National Committee for Maritime Security have agreed to strengthen law enforcement cooperation at sea during a bilateral meeting on April 29 in Ho Chi Minh City. The two sides reached an eight-article agreement in reinforcing cooperation in trans-national issues of mutual interest such as maritime safety and trans-national maritime crimes. They also reached consensus ... Read More »

VN requests China to stop wrong doings on Hoang Sa

Nghi made the request in Hanoi on April 30 while answering reporters’ queries on Vietnam’s response to some recent acts of China on the area of Hoang Sa archipelago, including the senior Chinese officials’ cutting of the ribbon to inaugurate the Xinhua bookstore on Hoang Sa’s Phu Lam island, bringing tourists to the archipelago and preparing for a fishing competition ... Read More »

Smuggled gold sneaking onto local market

VietNamNet Bridge – More smuggled gold has been launched onto the local market due to the widening gap between local and global gold prices in recent times, heard a meeting between the HCMC branch of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and related agencies in the city on Monday. Declining to elaborate on the smuggled gold quantity that has been ... Read More »