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Japan’s new PM to curb power of kingmaker Ozawa

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 6:20 pm

TOKYO, June 6, 2010 (AFP) – Japan’s new premier Naoto Kan will likely take on his predecessor’s cabinet with only minor changes but is moving to curb the influence of powerful backroom fixer Ichiro Ozawa, media reports said Sunday.

(AFP files) In a file picture taken on April 26, 2010 then-Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa speaks at a press conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo.

The former finance minister has announced the appointment of two critics of Ozawa — dubbed the “Shadow Shogun” — to key political posts ahead of the formal unveiling of his new government line-up expected on Tuesday.


Kan will likely name his former deputy Yoshihiko Noda, a 52-year-old fiscal hawk, as successor at the finance ministry amid growing pressure to revive the world’s number two economy and slash mounting public debt, media reported.


He also plans to retain most of the key cabinet members, including Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada, Defence Minister Toshimi Kitazawa and Transport Minister Seiji Maehara.


Kan, who was voted prime minister Friday, told reporters late Saturday he will appoint Yukio Edano, 46, a known Ozawa critic, as secretary general of his ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the top post after party leader.


Yoshito Sengoku, 64, will take the position of chief cabinet secretary, the prime minister’s right-hand man and top government spokesman.


Ozawa was seen as the real power behind outgoing prime minister Yukio Hatoyama, who announced last week he was stepping down after less than nine months in office amid a row about a US airbase and political funding scandals.


“I would like to maintain transparency and fairness to lead the party,” Edano told reporters.


Ozawa, 68, was the architect of the August electoral earthquake that swept the conservative Liberal Democratic Party from power after more than half a century of almost unbroken rule.


But pressure piled on the DPJ government as Ozawa, the former DPJ secretary general, was accused of taking bribes from a construction company and Hatoyama also faced criticism over a political donations scandal.


Both men escaped indictment.


Hatoyama resigned in the face of plunging popularity ratings after he broke a campaign promise to relocate a controversial US air base on the southern island of Okinawa.


When Hatoyama resigned he took Ozawa down with him, saying they both had to go as they had become mired in funding scandals that had resulted in the arrests of close aides.


Kan, a 63-year-old one-time leftist activist and the first prime minister in more than a decade who does not hail from one of Japan’s political dynasties, publicly criticised Ozawa last week, urging him to “stay quiet”.


US President Barack Obama congratulated Kan in a phone call on Saturday and the two leaders pledged to work together on “the many issues facing both nations” and the Japan-US alliance, the White House said.


Kan’s diplomatic debut as prime minister may begin with China as Hatoyama was already scheduled to visit the World Expo in Shanghai next Saturday, the Yomiuri said.


The new economic powerhouses, which have had difficult relations for decades, are rivals for resources but ties have improved in recent years.


Opinion polls published Sunday, the first since Kan replaced Hatoyama, showed that around 60 percent of the Japanese public have high expectations for the new leader of the world’s second biggest economy.


The Asahi newspaper said 82 percent of respondents approved of Kan’s critical approach to Ozawa while a survey in the Mainichi daily found 81 percent of nearly 1,000 voters welcomed Ozawa’s resignation from the DPJ post.


Public support for the ruling party jumped 15 points to 36 percent in the latest Kyodo News poll, conducted Friday and Saturday.


For the post of head of the consumer affairs agency, Kan is expected to name TV presenter-turned-politician Renho, who only goes by her first name, after Mizuho Fukushima was dismissed by Hatoyama over the US base.


Fukushima, leader of the Social Democrats — then a partner in the ruling coalition — was dismissed after she refused to sign an agreement keeping the disputed Futenma airbase on Okinawa.


The Social Democrats then quit the ruling coalition, which Hatoyama cited as one of the reasons for his abrupt resignation.

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Vietnam power prices to stay constant until year-end

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm




Vietnam power prices to stay constant until year-end


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

Power prices in Vietnam will be kept unchanged through the end of this year in an attempt to control consumer prices in the country, a finance ministry official has said.


Coal prices for the power sector will also be stabilized during this period, Nguyen Tien Thoa, head of the Price Management Department under the Ministry of Finance, said in a report published Saturday by local news website VietNamNet.


According to the department, the prices of many products and materials that have to be imported, including fuel, steel billet and plastic, have surged sharply, putting pressure on prices of consumer goods.


Another factor that has a huge impact on the prices is a 6.8 percent increase in retail electricity prices in March, the department said.


Consumer prices climbed 9.05 percent in May from a year earlier, according to the General Statistics Office. The consumer price index of the first five months rose 4.55 percent compared to December last year.


Source: Thanh Nien 


Source: QDND

Protecting the environment and biodiversity

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm




Protecting the environment and biodiversity


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

A grand meeting was held in Quang Binh province to mark World Environment Day (June 5) in the presence of State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Party officials, provincial leaders, and representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Fatherland Front Central Committee.


Various activities have taken place in response to World Ocean Day (June 8), Vietnam Sea and Island Week (June 1-8) and the International Year for Biodiversity.


Since 1972, the United Nations General Assembly has observed June 5 as World Environment Day, with the aim of raising global awareness of the importance of the environment and encouraging people to protect it.


Annually, World Environment Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world. Vietnam has a 3,260-km coastal line with a total area of more than one million square metres, over 3,000 islands and 100 seaports. The country possesses diverse ecological systems, and is home to a large number of wild and endemic species of fauna and flora many of which can be found nowhere else in the world. In particular, Vietnam is endowed with a wonderful national park namely Phong Nha-Ke Bang, which has been recognised as a World Natural Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Pham Khoi Nguyen, emphasised that the 2010 World Environment Day is themed “Many Species. One Planet. One Future”, the International Year for Biodiversity is themed “Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life”, and World Ocean Day is themed “Oceans of Life”. This is a good opportunity for us to show our determination to protect the environment, islands and sea, conserve biodiversity and cope with climate change for our planet’s sustainable development, he said.


Therefore, it is essential to promote the dissemination of information on environmental protection and encourage the participation of all citizens in this work. Protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity and the ocean is an urgent task that plays a decisive role in ensuring sustainable development and political security and stability for the nation, Minister Nguyen noted.


Regarding the negative impact of climate change on global warming and rising sea levels, the Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Huynh Dam, stressed that due attention should be paid to combating climate change and increasing the effectiveness of island and sea management to help Vietnam become a powerful sea-born economy.


Vietnam has cooperated with other countries in protecting the environment and ocean, as well as coping with climate change for human development.


After the grand meeting in Quang Binh, President Triet and other delegates planted trees on major roads in Dong Hoi city.


More than 500 youth union members also took part in sanitation work along Nhat Le beach.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

A campaign for the environment launched

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm




A campaign for the environment launched


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

A seminar to launch campaign for the environment was held in Hanoi on June 6, aims to connect and assist Vietnamese young people to build activities to fight against climate change.


The event is organised by the General Department of Environment, British Council and the Mekong River Commission.


Attending the seminar were activists and environmental experts from the General Department of Environment, the National University, non-governmental organisations and representatives of clubs, volunteer programmes and other young people from universities in Hanoi.


Participants discussed biodiversity, and viewed environmental films and scientific documentaries.     


The campaign for Vietnamese young people aims to create more opportunities to share knowledge about the International Year for Biodiversity. In particular, the event will push action plans for protecting the environment, also in the lead-up to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.


The campaign will last through December 12.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Job festival attracts large number of students

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm




Job festival attracts large number of students


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

A job festival was held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 5, drawing the participation of crowds of local students.


The event was organized by the HCM City University of Economics in coordination with Onlinejobs.vn.


Forty leading employers took part in the festival needing to fill 300 positions for 8,500 workers, focusing on such fields as finance-banking, consumer goods, consultancy, trade, medicine, information technology and services.


Over 12,600 application forms were sent to businesses. Of them, 3,690 candidates met the requirements and will be interviewed for the second round.


HCM City now has about 4.9 million workers. Every year 55,000-60,000 students graduate from universities and colleges. But recent graduates face difficulties in finding jobs due to a lack of foreign language skills and other skills needed to perform in the modern work place.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Accidental injuries likely to increase among children

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm




Accidental injuries likely to increase among children


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

More than 20 Vietnamese children are killed in accidents every day and many of them suffer serious disabilities or permanent psychological wounds.


Injuries from accidents among children have become a public health concern and a leading cause of child fatalities in Vietnam. Therefore, preventing children from being injured in accidents is an urgent task to protect children’s health and reduce the heavy burden of disability for families and society.


Many children have drowned while going on holiday this summer. Most recently, a group of six pupils in Ky Tien commune, Ky Anh district, of Nghe An province were drowned at sea on May 29 because they could not swim.


The same day, two pupils in Phuoc An commune, Nhon Trach district of Dong Nai province also died from drowning.


According to doctor Le Viet Phai, head of the rehabilitation department of the orthopedic and rehabilitation hospital, accidental injuries to children leave serious consequences both physically and spiritually. Many children injured in accidents suffer severe deformities and find it hard to reintegrate into the community, becoming a heavy burden for their families and society.


According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), there has been an increasing number of accidents involving children. In 2007 alone, more than 7,890 Vietnamese children under 19 were killed in accidents. The main causes of death were drowning, traffic accidents, burns, choking and animal bites, with drowning being most common, especially during the monsoon and flood season.


Injuries from accidents are more likely to occur in rural areas than in urban areas and poverty is also a contributory factor.


According to Tran Van Dien, Deputy Head of the Child Care and Protection Office in Dong Thap province, one of the reasons for the growing number of child injuries from accidents is due to the lack of timely information and proper measures to prevent accidents among children.


In addition, local funds for such communications are limited and local authorities do not give a full report on accidents. There is also a shortage of collaborators as each commune currently has only one person to monitor the situation.          


Nguyen Trong An, Deputy Director of the Child Care and Protection Department, under the MOLISA, said it’s necessary to have closer coordination between governmental agencies, organisations, families and schools in educating, training and increasing people’s awareness of child protection.


It’s important to change the attitude of local authorities towards accidental injuries among children. Mr. An emphasised that the department is developing an action plan for children in the next ten years (2011-2020) with a view to reducing child injuries, which is closely associated with other targets for socio-economic development.


Accidental Injuries are not only the leading cause of death among children but they also lead to numerous disabilities and long-term psychological wounds. Preventing child injuries from accidents is both the responsibility of and a token of affection from families and society for the future of the country so that children can live, study and play in safe houses, schools and communities.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Contributions of the Elderly highlighted

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm




Contributions of the Elderly highlighted


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

Along with preserving and learning from the life experiences of the elderly, the Party, State and social community always pay special attention to ancestors.


Vanguard role


Vietnam now has approximately 8.6 million elderly people who have devoted their lives to the cause of national liberation and unification.


During the war, elderly people played a vanguard role in revolutionary organisations, protecting revolutionary cadres and encouraging their offspring to join the army to fight for national liberation.


In the Doi Moi (Renewal) process, they continue to set a shining example and make significant contributions to every area of social life.


Throughout the country, we can see elderly people engaged in production, boosting economic development and developing Party organisations. Elderly people are actually good examples for the younger generations to follow and they are a spiritual mainstay in the family and social community.


Through their life experiences, elderly people have the advantage over other social classes to encourage their offspring, families and local people to take part in campaigns to create a lifestyle established by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the Vietnam Elderly People’s Association (EPA). Elderly people take the lead in promoting a civilised lifestyle at weddings, funerals and festivals, and combating social evils to preserve and develop the national cultural identity. They have also played an active role in promoting education as a contribution to creating an educated society at the grassroots level.






At the 2008 National Conference for the Elderly, more than 225,000 elderly people were honoured for developing the household economy at communal, district and provincial levels. This year, more than 300,000 have been honoured for their contributions.


According to the EPA, 64 percent of members of associations promoting education are elderly people, 72 percent of cadres in learning promotion associations are elderly, and more than 80,000 elderly people are involved in the management and teaching at community-based centres. 


HCM City has opened 233 classes to train 4,000 elderly people in computer skills to help them raise their level of knowledge.


In recent years, elderly people’s economic development movements have been launched across the country, and their achievements have enhanced their leading role in poverty reduction and socio-economic development.


According to a report by the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, 70 percent of elderly people rely on their children and relatives or earn their own living which indicates that running their own business can eliminate hunger and reduce poverty for the elderly. According to statistics from the EPA, the number of elderly people, who run their own business successfully, is quite high. 


The Party and State always care about the elderly


Taking care of elderly people is one of the most important tasks of the Party and State. The Party confirms that the elderly are valuable social force in the nation. After the Vietnam Association of the Elderly was established in 1995, the CPV Central Committee’s Secretariat declared that looking after the material and spiritual lives of the elderly was the responsibility of the Party and State.


The Ordinance on Elderly People also states that it’s the responsibility of families and the whole community and shows the good nature, moral standards and traditions of the Vietnamese people.


Emulation movements to look after the elderly are deployed widely throughout society. In 2009, domestic and foreign benefactors supported the rebuilding of nearly 72,000 houses and offered 600,000 warm clothes to poor elderly people.


At the end of last year, total funds for the elderly sourced central and local budgets were VND5 billion and VND469 billion, respectively. Tens of thousands of poor elderly people nationwide were assisted with this money.


The National Assembly has recently adopted the Elderly Law, which will come into effect on July 1. Speaking at the second patriotic emulation congress held in Hanoi recently, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung assigned the EPA to organise the research, inform EPA members of the Law’s contents and propose guidelines and measures to local authorities to put the Law into effect quickly. It should also ensure the elderly enjoy enough rights and create favourable conditions for them to uphold their roles for their descendants and the community.


Over the years, policies and guidelines for taking care of the elderly have become more concretized and meet their needs more effectively. Survey by the EPA shows 80 percent of elderly people live with their children which it meets their material and spiritual needs. As a result, every year 75-90 percent of families are recognised as “cultural families”.   

Source: VOV


 

 


 


Source: QDND

Environment taxes may hurt poor people the most: lawmakers

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm




Environment taxes may hurt poor people the most: lawmakers


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

Many Vietnamese legislators said Saturday they were concerned that new taxes proposed for several products, including fuel and coal, will place more burdens on poor people.


The taxes would fall more heavily on the poor while they should be aimed at producers who pollute the environment, said Nguyen Lan Dung, a deputy from Dak Lak Province.


He was speaking at a National Assembly meeting held to discuss the Environmental Tax Law, under which the government plans to impose taxes on petrol, coal and other ozone-damaging substances, like hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), pesticides and plastic bags.


“I feel the bill is targeting farmers and poor people,” said Duong Thi Thu Ha of Lao Cai Province. “Fuel is an essential product in poor areas that don’t have electricity and farmers can’t farm without pesticides,” she said.


Danh Ut, a representative of the southern province of Kien Giang, said environment tax rates of VND2,000-4,000 per liter on petrol products, when combined with other taxes and fees, will have a huge impact on consumers.


Although people who harm the environment have to pay taxes,  the rates should be reasonable and must not hurt consumers, said Tran Hanh from the northern province of Vinh Phuc.


The taxes should not disrupt production activities as well, Hanh said. The bill has to make sure producers won’t think that they are allowed to pollute the environment as long as they have paid the taxes.


During Saturday’s meeting many lawmakers also suggested tobacco be included in the list of taxable items under the bill.


Le Dung, a deputy of Tien Giang Province, said despite a special consumption tax rate of 65 percent, tobacco prices in Vietnam are still at the lowest level in the world.


Tobacco is harmful to the environment and public health and thus should be subject to high tax rates, he said.


The Environmental Tax Law is expected to be passed next year.


Source: Thanh Nien


 


Source: QDND

Vietnam- an ideal venue for 19th WEF on East Asia

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm




Vietnam- an ideal venue for 19th WEF on East Asia


QĐND – Sunday, June 06, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)


Vietnam is a typical illustrative example of a growing economy and dynamic development of the Asian economies, said the Head of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Asia, Sushant Palakurthi Rao.

The 19th World Economic Forum on East Asia hosted by Vietnam and the WEF opened in HCM City on June 6, bringing together 450 senior government leaders, the world leading businesspeople, scholars and Vietnamese and foreign reporters.


Deputy Foreign Minister Doan Xuan Hung granted an interview to the media on the occasion.


Reporter: Could you please tell us about the host country’s preparations for the big event?


Mr Hung: The 19th WEF on East Asia is actually hosted by the WEF while Vietnam was only chosen as a venue for regional leaders and entrepreneurs to compare notes on regional and international issues. The WEF is significantly different from the conferences hosted by Vietnam previously such as ASEAN and APEC.  The contents and topics have mostly been set up by the WEF and Vietnam is offering a location for it to take pace. However, the Vietnamese Government has made thorough preparations for the event to make it a great success. Vietnam has set up a National Steering Committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai with the aim of creating favorable conditions for the WEF to organise this event successfully.


Reporter:  Why was Vietnam selected to organise the 2010 WEF on East Asia but not other nations?


Mr Hung: The WEF is a prestigious global forum and it operates effectively, drawing the attention of most leaders from powerful countries and international organisations as well the world’s top groups and companies.


The most important conference of the WEF is the annual forum to be held in January and February in Davos, Switzerland.


Apart from the Davos Conference, the WEF annually organises other regional forums on East Asia, India, Latin America and the Middle East to discuss and evaluate issues related to regional development. East Asia is in focus this year, therefore, the forum is held in an Asian nation. There is no system of rotation for this. Countries are selected to be in the spotlight to discuss special topics in Asia based on their profile in the region.


The WEF has been held in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Malaysia but not all Asian nations.


In regard to why Vietnam was selected for this event, Mr Suschant said that in recent years, Vietnam has received international acclamation for its great efforts to reach an impressive economic growth rate of 5 percent, maintain socio-political stability and stabilise the macroeconomy while many other regions are still being affected by the global economic downturn.


Currently, Asia is being seen as a region which is leading the world economy to bounce back from the crisis. As a small economy, Vietnam is a typical case in point among developing regional countries, having worked out successful solutions to help its economy recover. Therefore, Vietnam is considered to be an ideal destination for regional and international leaders and businesses to share their ideas about a future Asia and the growth of an East Asia and to find solutions for the regional and global economies.
Having attended many international conferences, I have been able to see how Vietnam has won the favour of many people who admire the country and want to visit here. I am very happy and proud of that.


Vietnam has actively taken part in building the regional and international process by successfully organising conferences of the APEC and ASEAN 16, joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and getting involved in the United Nations Security Council which has positively contributed to the global process.


Currently, Vietnam is internationally seen as one of the successful models of international integration, having benefited its development despite being a poor and developing country. As ASEAN Chair, Vietnam is regarded as an ideal venue for the WEF to discuss regional issues.


Despite being a poor country, Vietnam still has 12 businesses and groups that are WEF members – much higher than the number for other regional countries. They play an active role in helping international businesses to keep up-to-date with the country’s development.


Many Vietnamese leaders have actively participated in regional and international forums including the WEF to seek cooperation opportunities with foreign partners.


This year is a pivotal year for Vietnam with the organisation of this great event which will add fresh impetus to boosting the country’s socio-economic development.


Reporter: What is Vietnam’s role in organising the 19th WEF on East Asia?


Mr Hung: This year’s forum aims to exchange views on issues related to socio-economic development, anti-corruption and development of young businesses in the next ten or 20 years.


Different from the previous conferences, at the 19th WEF, Vietnam has arranged agendas and put forth topics that concern the country and has proposed good ideas acknowledged by the WEF. Vietnamese leaders and businesspeople have taken part in the WEF sessions, demonstrating Vietnam’s important role in this forum.


The forum provided an excellent opportunity for Vietnam to share its views on economic issues in the region and the world to define the future of Asia and difficulties and challenges facing the world economy.


Vietnam has become well-known internationally but many people have yet to visit the country. Therefore, the forum is a good chance for them to witness Vietnam’s fast development and drastic changes, enabling them to get a better understanding of the country and more actively engage in the cooperation process. As a result, Vietnam’s role and status will be raised, offering a wealth of business and investment opportunities. Through the forum, Vietnam can call for more foreign investment and its businesses will be able to learn more experience from other countries around the world. Benefits from the major conferences held by Vietnam are immeasurable.


This year, Vietnam is preparing the national Party congress to set new orientations for socio-economic development in the next few years. I hope that this significant event will be of much benefit to Vietnam.


Reporter: Thank you very much.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Colorful, traditional Hue festival on the go

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2010 at 10:19 am

Hue Festival 2010 kicked off in the central city of Hue on June 5 with a grand, colorful ceremony at Ngo Mon Square and an artistic performance rich of traditional musical genres.

A performance during the Hue Festival 2010 opening ceremony on Saturday night (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

The festival began with a dance with flags by more than 100 children and artists, featuring impressively the voyage of the transfer of the capital city from Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh) to Thang Long (now Hanoi). It was a celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the 50th anniversary of the sister cities of Hanoi – Hue – Saigon.


The opening ceremony, which saw the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, included performances by artists from France, Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Belgium.


With the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, the Hue Festival this year, from June 5-13, will have a wide range of large-scale, impressive cultural shows.


It will see re-enactments reviving royal rituals such as the Nam Giao Offering Ritual, Dem Hoang Cung – the Royal Place by Night—a colorful blend of food and wine served at a royal banquet and a spectacular lights show.


Highlights of the festival will include the Kham Pha Huyen Thoai Song Huong programme, which offers snapshots of the river’s history, legends and beauty, and “Hanh Trinh Mo Coi” which presents the nation’s journey to reclaim the lands in the south of the country from the 10th century to 1945.


The Naval maneuvers of Lord Nguyen Phuc Lan, will also be re-enacted on the Huong River to celebrate the 375 years since Lord Lan chose Kim Long as the capital city. Close to 1,000 people and 72 warships are expected to take part in the event.


In particular, the three forms of traditional Vietnamese arts that have been recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritages – Nha Nhac (royal music), Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) and Quan Ho (love duets ) and other traditional types of music like Cheo (traditional opera) and folk songs will be performed together in a programme called “The Breath of Water.”


Dem Phuong Dong (Oriental night) will spotlight the charming and unique beauty of several Asian costumes, including the Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional long dress).


According to the organizers, the festival will see the participation of over 1,500 artists and performers from 48 foreign troupes from 28 countries around the world, and 17 local troupes.


First held in 2000, the biennial Hue Festival has been a tremendous success. In 2008, the festival attracted nearly 2,000 domestic and foreign artists and 180,000 visitors, including 30,000 from overseas.


Source: Vietnam News Agency

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