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EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR Oct. 1-15 (daily updated)

Screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Wed 02 Oct 2013,8 pm The Hanoi Bicycle Collective 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi Come to the next session of Cinexin Hanoi this week with the screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975, 100 minutes) directed by Jjim Sharman. Synopsis: This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural ... Read More »

Famous teacher Hoang Nhu Mai passes away

VietNamNet Bridge – Professor and People’s Teacher Hoang Nhu Mai passed away on September 27 in Ho Chi Minh City at the ripe old age of 95. Professor Hoang Nhu Mai. ‘People’s Teacher’ Professor Hoang Nhu Mai was born in 1919 in an intellectual family in the northern province of Bac Giang. He was honored with titles including Professor in ... Read More »

Forum connects Vietnam-UK businesses

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) coordinated with the British Embassy to hold a forum between the two countries’ business circles in Hanoi on September 30. The forum, which took place on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Vietnam–UK diplomatic relations, offered an opportunity for both countries’ enterprises to exchange information and seek business and investment cooperation. ... Read More »

Vietnam, RoK businesses aim to boost economic ties

Businesses from Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) were brought together at a conference in Hanoi on September 30 to seek ways to develop bilateral economic cooperation in the future. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dao Quang Thu said the Vietnamese Government highly values the experience and economic assistance from partner countries, especially the ... Read More »

RoK finances Dong Nai water plant

The RoK Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) has approved a 15 million USD loan for the second phase of the Thien Tan water supply project in the southern province of Dong Nai. At a September 30 working session with the provincial People’s Committee, EDCF said it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the loan with Dong Nai Water ... Read More »

Famed Japanese artist stages exhibition in Vietnam

Paintings featuring the unique feathery expression of famous Japanese artist Iwasaki Chihiro are being displayed at an exhibition in Hanoi. Hosted by the the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, the exhibition “Iwasaki Chihiro and Vietnam “ showcases 40 of her most-prized artworks, 32 of which are being seen in Vietnam for the first time. Iwasaki Chihiro (1918-74) ... Read More »

Photo exhibition highlights Vietnam-UK relations

In his opening speech, Lord Puttnam, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia expressed his pleasure to see the exhibition which is themed “Vietnam-UK Relations-from the Past to the Future.” Being the one who joined marches to protest the war in Vietnam in the 1960s, the diplomat said he hopes that the two countries will continue ... Read More »

Greetings to Khmer people on Sene Dolta Festival

A delegation from the Steering Committee for the Southwest region on September 30 visited and presented gifts to monks at a number of Khmer pagodas and families in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on the occasion of the upcoming Sene Dolta Festival. Lieutenant General Tran Phi Ho, deputy head of the committee, extended greetings to the monks, nuns ... Read More »

UK film festival opens in Da Nang

The 2013 UK Film Festival opened in the central city of Da Nang on September 30 as part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-UK diplomatic ties. Five classic comedies by famous British film-makers are being introduced at the festival, namely Local Hero, produced in 1983, A Private Function from 1984, The Witches from 1990, Four Weddings and ... Read More »

Author’s 2nd book on President Ho Chi Minh debuts in Canada

Dr. Nguyen Dai Trang, a Vietnamese lecturer at Canada’s Centennial College, has launched her second book on President Ho Chi Minh, bringing an insight into his humanism. With many valuable documents and photos featuring his life and career, the 200-page book in English and Vietnamese is expected to provide both Vietnamese and foreign readers with a sounder understanding of the ... Read More »