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$30 million for sports this year

VietNamNet Bridge – “2013 is the break-through year of Vietnam’s sports and the sport sector must have a drastic change to have the long-term preparation for the future,” said Mr. Lam Quang Thanh, Deputy chief of the General Department of Physical Training and Sports. S.A.O and S.A.Q are the highlights in the renovation plan of ... Read More »

Tuyen Quang: Tay ethnic people’s festival

The mountainous northern province of Tuyen Quang on February 17 organised the Long Tong festival, a typical cultural feature of the Tay ethnic people in the north. The Long Tong festival, which represents “going to the fields”, starts on the eighth day of the first lunar month. It reflects local people’s desire for good crops and health. The ceremony involves ... Read More »

Huyen Tran temple festival opens in Hue

A festival to commemorate Princess Huyen Tran and King Tran Nhan Tong opened at Huyen Tran Cultural Centre in the central city of Hue on February 17, the eighth day of the first lunar month. The two-day festival is being jointly organised by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Executive Board of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and Dat ... Read More »

Yen Bai province hosts Red River festival

The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai is hosting the Red River Festival 2013 highlighting the rich culture of the region. The three-day festival, which opened on February 17 in Van Yen district, is part of a tourism cooperation programme between the three upstream provinces of Yen Bai, Phu Tho and Lao Cai. With diverse activities such as art performances, ... Read More »

Vietnamese, German dancers to whirl in Hanoi

Twelve Vietnamese and German dancers will together sway a piece of modern dance at a festival in Hanoi in September this year, according to the Hanoi-based Goethe Institute on February 18. “On the Edge” has been choreographed by Anna Konjetzky, one of the best-known young choreographers in Germany , specifically for six dancers of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Theatre ... Read More »

Vietnam to take part in cycling championships

Vietnam will take part in the Asian Cycling Championships due to be held between March 12-17 in New Delhi, India . They will compete against 40 teams at the event, including powerhouses such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan . They will participate in events for men, women and youths. After the Asian tournament, the Vietnamese racers ... Read More »

Female footballer ready for Asian Cup qualifiers

Vietnamese female footballers will travel to Bahrain’s capital city of Manama for their first qualifier of the 2014 Asian Women’s Football Cup on May 22. The Vietnamese will meet Kyrgyzstan two days later in their next group C match, while their final game will be against Hong Kong on May 26. The qualifiers comprise of four groups with the winner ... Read More »

Japanese experts offer advice on domestic football

Chairman of the Vietnam Professional Football Company (VPF) Vo Quoc Thang has announced that Japanese consultants will come to Vietnam in the coming months to assist the development of the county’s local leagues. Thang and Kazumi Ohigashi, the J-League chairman, met last week and agreed to form a long-term partnership aimed at improving the quality of domestic football in the ... Read More »

Yen Tu becomes special national relic

The event was coincided with the opening of Yen Tu festival, one of the biggest festivals in the north of Vietnam. The sacred Buddhist land and historical site of Yen Tu in northeastern Quang Ninh province received the Special National Relic certificate on February 18 (the ninth day of the first lunar month). The event was coincided with the opening ... Read More »

RoK artists help popularise Vietnam’s beauty

A group of famous artists from the Republic of Korea (RoK) has visited Vietnam to record the country’s images and culture to introduce to Korean viewers. In serving the reality TV show – Running Man, the artists, including Kim Jong Kook, Yoo Jae Suk and Ha Dong Hoon, explored Vietnam’s rich culture at such sites of interest as the Old ... Read More »