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Life on Thanh An Island

Located east of Ho Chi Minh City,  the offshore commune of Thanh An in Can Gio District was known as the most difficult area of the city. However, thanks to the tireless efforts of the authorities and locals, Thanh An has changed for the better and attracts a large number of tourists. From Ho Chi ... Read More »

Vietnam to play friendly match against Syria in late May

Vietnam’s national men’s football team will have a friendly match with Syria on May 31 at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, the Vietnam Football Federation announced. Vietnam will play a friendly match against Syria on May 23. The match will be a warm-up for the two teams in preparation of upcoming tournaments. Vietnam will take part in the AFF Suzuki ... Read More »

VN national football squad to train abroad for AFF Cup

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam are gearing up for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 with an aim of making it to the event’s final match. Getting in shape: Viet Nam’s team seen in a training session. Photo According to the Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF), the national men’s football team will have two training sessions, of which they have ... Read More »

Experts want impact of all thermo-power plants assessed

Scientists and experts have called for Vietnam to assess negative impacts of coal-fired power projects on the environment and society amid increasing concern over the efficiency of this source of energy. Vinh Tan 2 thermopower plant in Binh Thuan Province. Issues of thermal power projects were raised at a conference in HCMC on April 27 by 350 Vietnam, a non-governmental ... Read More »

Teacher dedicates life to village children

VietNamNet Bridge – The normal working day starts at 8am, but for teacher Hoang Thi Huong in Rao Tre Village in the central province of Ha Tinh, the day begins three hours earlier. Not only does she reach school early to prepare her lessons, but she also visits the children’s homes to get them ready for school. Beyond the classroom: ... Read More »

Luxury Vingroup hospital opens in Khanh Hoa

Vinmec Nha Trang was inaugurated  on April 28. (Photo: VNS) Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Vinmec Nha Trang, the fourth member of Vingroup’s hi-end hospital chain, was inaugurated in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang City on April 28. With an investment of 630 billion VND (28.35 million USD), the 150-bed hospital is equipped with advanced medical equipment. Speaking ... Read More »

Flash mob to kick off Da Nang beach festival

Over 200 dancers stage a flash mob bikini performance during the opening ceremony of a beach festival at Eastern Park. ( Da Nang (VNA) – Over 200 dancers will stage a flash mob bikini performance on April 30 during the opening ceremony of a beach festival at Eastern Park in central Da Nang city, which lasts until May 5. Nguyen ... Read More »

Vietnam stocks up from two-day fall

Investors on the BIDV Securities Corp’s exchange floor. (Photo: VNS Photo Truong Vi) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese shares on April 29 rebounded from a two-day decline on both local markets before the national holidays as blue chips were boosted by higher investor confidence. The benchmark VN Index gained 1.1 percent to close the week at 598.37 points, recovering all loss ... Read More »

Giant kites soar up into Hung Yen province’s sky

Kites in different shapes and colours are brought to the festival (Photo: Hung Yen (VNA) – The sky above Ecopark, a new green urban residential area in the northern province of Hung Yen, was peppered with giant kites representing buoyancy with hope and joy of life during the opening ceremony of an international kite festival on April 30. As ... Read More »

Over 10,000 visitors attend Lai Chau Culture-Tourism week

The opening ceremony (Photo: VNA) Lai Chau (VNA) – More than 10,000 people have attended the Tourism and Culture Week hosted by the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, which concluded in Sin Ho district on April 30. They were impressed with a string of cultural activities featuring distinctive old-age customs and rituals of ethnic minorities in the province. According ... Read More »