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Vietnam weighs US$1-billion int’l bond issue

Vietnam is mulling issuing around US$1 billion worth of Government bonds on international capital markets for debt rescheduling, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen said at a news briefing in Hanoi on August 28. The international G-bond sale is one of the topics which cabinet members discussed at a two-day regular ... Read More »


Subscription Concert Vol.73 09 and 10 Sep 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the Subscription Concert Vol.73 with: Conductor: Honna Tetsuji Piano Soloist Nguyễn Việt Trung, Violin Soloist Lê Hoài Nam Tue 09 Sep 2014 Conductor- Honna Tetsuji Violin- Lê Hoài Nam Program: Đỗ Hồng Quân – “Trổ Một” Phạm Minh ... Read More »

Ho Chi Minh City ensures safety for tourists

Safety for tourist in Ho Chi Minh City, the southern region’s economic hub, has been improved as a result of great efforts made by the local authorities over recent years. Facing complaints of tourists about snatching incidents on the street or nagging vendors, the municipal People’s Committee in 2006 assigned the Voluntary Youth Public Benefit Service Company Limited (VYPBS Co.) ... Read More »

International tourism fair to open in HCM City

The International Travel Expo HCM City 2014 edition (ITE HCMC) will kick off next month at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) in District 7. The event, co-organised by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will run from September 11 to 13. The event organisers proudly reported the participation ... Read More »

Bang Lang stork sanctuary in Can Tho city

Bang Lang stork sanctuary is seen as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, which with a primitive beauty allows visitors to wallow in nature. Located in Thot Not district, the sanctuary got its name as in the past, the road to the sanctuary had been planted with many Bang Lang or ... Read More »

Hanoi gala honours late President

A special music gala paying tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh took place in Hanoi on August 30, with the participation of Party and State leaders, and was broadcast on national television. The show was organised in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh’s Testament, and the 69 th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day. ... Read More »

Central city hosts international marathon

More than 4,000 athletes from 30 countries worldwide are competing at the Da Nang international marathon that opened in this central coastal city on August 31. The event forms part of activities held in Da Nang to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day which falls on September 2. Participants compete in three categories: full marathon, half marathon and a 5km fun run. ... Read More »

Giant Buddha statue inaugurated in Nam Dinh Province

A bronze statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, was unveiled on August 31 in the northern province of Nam Dinh. The 14.8m high statue, cast from 150 tonnes of bronze, shows Buddha Sakyamuni sitting on a lotus throne, preaching. The statue is a valuable spiritual and cultural edifice in Nam Dinh City. The Giant ... Read More »

Khen festival in Dong Van attracts folklore enthusiasts

The second H’mong Khen (pan pipe) festival is underway in the Dong Van plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, drawing hundreds of artists and visitors from far and wide. In addition to listening to khen performances, visitors can sample local specialities first-hand and participate in folk games, such as tree and rope climbing, cross-bow archery, and batting ... Read More »

Vietnam War photographs impress French festival

Photographs capturing the bravery of Vietnamese soldiers during the war are on display in the French southern city of Perpignan, as part of the 26 th annual Visa Pour L’Image, a photojournalism festival. Eight pictures taken between 1966 and 1973 by war photojournalists Doan Cong Tinh, Chu Chi Thanh, Hua Kiem and Mai Nam are featured at the exhibition. On ... Read More »