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Thanh Hoa: Sam Son moves to lure tourists

A marine tourism festival opened on April 29 in Sam Son town, central Thanh Hoa province, drawing tens of thousands of tourists from across the country. The event was an activity of the National Tourism Year 2015 in Thanh Hoa. During the event, a wide range of traditional art performances were held, featuring the beauty ... Read More »

World leaders congratulate VN on reunification day

Lao and Russian leaders have sent their congratulatory messages to Vietnamese leaders on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of liberation of southern Vietnam and national reunification day (April 30). Party General Secretary and State President Chummaly Sayasone, Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotu of Laos sent messages of congratulations to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu ... Read More »

Grand ceremony marks 40 years since South’s liberation

The 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification was marked with a grand ceremony at Thong Nhat (Reunification) Square in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30. Leaders officiating the event included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, President of the ... Read More »

Prime Minister calls for upholding great 1975 spring victory

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung underscored the need to bring into full play the spirit of the great Victory of 1975 spring and strive for a more prosperous country in his speech delivered at a commemoration ceremony of the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification (April 30, 1975 – April 30, 2015). Following is the ... Read More »

PM greets guests visiting for Reunification Day celebrations

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30 for Lao, Cambodian and Cuban officials who attended a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day. The guests were Lao Vice President Bounnhang Volachit, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Som An, and Head of the External ... Read More »

Laos military hails Vietnam’s 1975 victory

A commemorative meeting was held by the Lao Ministry of National Defence on April 30 in the country’s capital, Vientiane, to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s Southern Liberation and National Reunification. The event was attended by Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Chansamon Channhalat, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos, Nguyen Manh Hung, and representatives from the Vietnamese overseas and business ... Read More »

Deputy PM greets Reunification Day guests

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30 for international guests who attended a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day. The guests include more than 100 individuals and representatives from international organisations from 40 nations and territories across the world. Deputy PM ... Read More »

Australia wins Da Nang Int’l Fireworks Competition

Australia’s team, Howard and Sons, won the 2015 Da Nang International Fireworks Competition for its fireworks and musical performance at the festival called, “The Symphony of Colours.” The team, which was ranked third during the 2009 competition, showcased a spectacular performance and beat Poland’s Surex Firma Rodzinna on the closing night to win the first prize on April 29. Poland’s ... Read More »

Hanoi preserves Confucian relic sites

Confucian relic sites are an indispensable component of Hanoi’s cultural heritage system, illustrating the traditional fondness for learning in the capital city. According to the latest statistics, Hanoi is home to 201 Confucian relic sites, mostly temples and places of worship dedicated to scholars including Van Mieu (the Temple of Literature); 83 of which have been ranked nationally. In the ... Read More »

Hanoi moves to protect intangible cultures

The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has implemented a number of projects to preserve the city’s intangible cultural heritages, including a project carried out from 2014-2015 to review the city’s intangible cultural heritages and apply effective conservation methods. The sector will continue working to protect intangible cultural heritages fading into obscurity and those in urgent need of preserving. ... Read More »