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Beloved Vietnamese actor passes away

  Vietnamese actor Trần Hạnh passed away on Thursday aged 92. Photo HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese actor Trần Hạnh, who played poor farmers in many Vietnamese films, passed away on Thursday aged 92. Born in Hà Nội in 1929, Hạnh was a theatre artist and actor in the Vietnamese cinema industry. He was one of the first artists to receive the title ... Read More »

Vietnamese products on show at India’s engineering, technology fair

  The virtual platform of the 24th International Engineering & Technology Fair, held by the Confederation of Indian Industry. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese businesses are displaying their products via an online pavilion at the 24th International Engineering & Technology Fair (IETF 2021) of India. Among the exhibitors, the Rạng Đông Light Source & Vacuum Flask JSC is showcasing fishing lights and ... Read More »

Less-crowded destinations, small group travel more popular this year

  Tourists at a beach on Phú Quốc Island off the southern province of Kiên Giang. Islands, beach cities and famous tourist cities are expected to be popular this year. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Small group travel, wellness travel and shorter booking timeframes are expected to set the trends for 2021, according to the Vietnam Tourism Trends 2021 report. The report conducted by Outbox ... Read More »

Rubber companies set cautious profit targets this year

  Most rubber companies were setting cautious profit targets for this year over forecasts that rubber prices will stay at low levels. — VNA/VNS Photo Đức Tưởng HÀ NỘI — Most rubber companies are setting cautious profit targets for this year over forecasts that rubber prices will remain at low levels. The Việt Nam Rubber group (VRG) at its shareholders meeting in late ... Read More »

TV dramas to bloom this year

   Director Nguyễn Phương Điền on set for the “Lưới Trời” TV drama series. Photo courtesy of HCM CITY  Though cinemas have been temporarily closed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many television crews have begun producing new content. Safety at filming studios has been prioritised to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and crews are more flexible about their schedules. Local TV drama crews have become more experienced working ... Read More »

HCM City to build 'golden brands' for agricultural products

  Cần Giờ District specialties that have been granted Trademark Certificates are part of HCM City’s effort to develop ‘golden brands’ for local agricultural products. – Photo HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is building a ‘golden brand’ for its agricultural enterprises, Võ Văn Hoan, vice chairman of the city’s People Committee, has said. In 2020, none of the 30 ... Read More »

Shinhan Bank Vietnam has new CEO

  Lee Taekyung, new CEO of Shinhan Bank Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of the bank HCM CITY — Shinhan Bank Vietnam on March 3 announced the appointment of Lee Taekyung as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since joining the Korean bank in 1992, he has been in charge of various functions like strategy, planning, risk management, and marketing. He has been ... Read More »

Paintings on sacred fig leaves are popular gifts

  Dương Hương Nhiên has been making colourful paintings on sacred fig leaves for around two years. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng HCM CITY – Colourful paintings depicting Buddhism and folk paintings on small sacred fig leaves are being bought as decorations. Dương Hương Nhiên, who has been making the paintings for around two years, said the idea originated when she was ... Read More »

Kiên Giang keen to become sea-based economic powerhouse by 2025

  Fishing boats are at anchor near Thổ Chu Island, Phú Quốc District in Kiên Giang Province. The southern province is striving to branch out its maritime sector and become a sea-based economic powerhouse by 2025. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Huy Hải KIÊN GIANG — Boasting 200km of coastline and 143 islands, the Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang is striving to branch out ... Read More »

Royal sisters movie gets release date after pandemic delay

The poster for the movie Gái Già Lắm Chiêu V – Những Cuộc Đời Vương Giả (Camellia Sisters – Living Like Royalty). Photo HCM CITY — The fifth edition in a series of chick-flick movies will be released in cinemas nationwide next week, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 resurgence earlier this year. Gái Già Lắm Chiêu V ... Read More »