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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bac Lieu wind-power project comes on line

VietNamNet Bridge – A wind-power project in the Mekong Delta city of Bac Lieu was connected to the national electricity grid on May 29. Wind powered turbines at Bac Lieu Wind Power Project in Bac Lieu City. The wind-power project is the second in the country to be connected to the national grid. The first ... Read More »

Vietnam’s beaches enter world’s top 100 beaches

An Bang beach in Hoi An ancient town and Dai (Long) beach in Phu Quoc island have been listed in the world’s 100 best beaches by CNN. The results were built on the assessments of tourism experts, travelers and the website’s readers around the world. Accordingly, Long beach is ranked 93rd in the list and rated as the most popular ... Read More »

Vietnamese scientists foster ties with foreign colleagues

Vietnamese scientists have joined their foreign colleagues at the 25th Rencontres de Blois on Particle Physics and Cosmology held in France ’s central city of Blois from May 26-31. Under the chair of Professor Jean Tran Thanh Van, President of the Rencontres Association of Vietnam (Rencontres du Vietnam) in France, 144 academicians and scientists from 27 countries and territories worldwide, ... Read More »

Activities salute Vietnam-Japan friendship

Forty lacquer paintings created by four Vietnamese and Japanese artists are on display at the French Cultural Centre in central Hue city to depict the artistic ties between Vietnam and Japan. Artists Nguyen Duc Phuoc, Luong Thi Anh Tuyet, Nguyen Duc Huy and their Japanese colleague Yoshifumi Hama capture people’s vivid daily lives and speak for their aspirations in their ... Read More »

Hanoi aims to become leading national cultural centre

Hanoi’s authorities and people should step up efforts to develop a healthy cultural environment and raise the image of civilised Hanoians in order to make the capital a leading cultural centre in the country. Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi made this request at a conference in Hanoi on May 29 to review ... Read More »

Bourbon Street jazz to jazz up HCM City

“Bourbon Street Jazz Festival” will begin on June 1, promising to bring the sound and taste of Bourbon Street, New Orleans to Ho Chi Minh City. The event, organised for the first time in Vietnam by Kids First Enterprise, is a music and food festival that raises funds for the “Gift of Mobility” to help the needy kids and workers, ... Read More »

Seventh international photo contest launched

The Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) launched its seventh international photo contest in Hanoi on May 30. Apart from providing an opportunity to enjoy art works produced by some of the world’s leading photographers, the competition also looks to promote Vietnam’s image, culture, and people internationally. This year’s contest includes the categories for freedom, nature, travel, and portraiture. An ... Read More »

Pilgrims flood Ba Chua Xu temple festival

The national Ba Chua Xu temple festival kicked off in Chau Doc township, southern An Giang province on May 31. Tens of thousands of pilgrims from home and abroad rushed to the event. During the five-day festival, rituals to welcome and cleanse Ba Chua Xu statue will get underway, among others. The temple dedicated to Ba Chua Xu, known as ... Read More »

Many foreign delegations to attend Nha Trang Sea Festival

The embassies of India, Malaysia and Ireland together with 11 consulates general in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang have registered to attend the Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2013, scheduled for June 8-11 in central Khanh Hoa province. The information was released by the provincial People’s Committee at a press conference in Nha Trang city on May 31 ... Read More »

Certificate granted to Hoi Khanh pagoda Buddha statue

A ceremony was held in southern Binh Duong province on May 31 to receive a certificate recognising the statue of Buddha entering Nirvana on the roof of the Hoi Khanh pagoda as the longest example in Asia. The record was recognised by the India-based Asia Book of Records. The statue is located in the 13,000 square metre ground of the ... Read More »