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3,000th open heart patient receives free operation

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:00 am

The city’s Association for Poor Patients, which assists free surgery to heart patients, has provided free operation for the 3,000th cardiac.

Mr. Tran Thanh Long, SSPP’s president and Mr. Le Thanh An, the US Consul General in HCMC, visit Thanh Van and give her a gift at Tam Duc Hospital in the city on Dec. 8 2010. (Photo: SGGP)

A three-year-old child, Tran Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Van, who comes from a low-income family in HCMC’s suburban district Nha Be, was the 3,000th heart patient. She was suffering a congenital heart disease.

However, because of her economic circumstances, she received no medical treatment for her condition.

Through sponsorship and financial support from the U.S. Consulate General in HCMC, the toddler underwent a free open-heart surgery on December 6. The operation was performed at the Heart Hospital ‘Tam Duc’ in district 7.

The operation was a success and now her health condition is stable and has been discharged from hospital.

During her time in hospital, Mr. Tran Thanh Long, SSPP’s president and Mr. Le Thanh An, the US Consul General in HCMC, visited the sick child and gave her gifts.

SSPP and their benefactors have sponsored over 3,000 children with heart disease in Vietnam for the last four years. The total expenditure for these operations have been over VND150 billion (US$75,000).

Source: SGGP

Mountain-climbers to plant Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday flag on Fansipan

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm

National records marks Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm

The Vietnamese Record Book has acknowledged national records celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long –Hanoi.

             A biggest pair of pottery dragons

Bat Trang ceramic and pottery village’s artisan Nguyen Van Binh and his assistants made a biggest pair of pottery dragons which are copied from a pair of the Ly dynasty. Each dragon is 30m long, 15.6m wide and 8.2m high, holding a gemstone ball of 57kg. Around 6,000 enamel plates and 4,000 enamel cups baked meticulously have been used to make the dragons’ body.

The largest wood-engraved piece of “Chieu Doi Do” (“Edict on the Transfer of the Capital” written by King Ly Cong Uan on the move of Vietnam’s capital from Hoa Lu to Dai La – Hanoi at present) was made of valuable wood and gold. The royal proclamation is 4.58m long, 3.85 m high and weighs five tons.

A pair of 10 meter-long Ao dai was embroidered with 1,000 phoenixes and 1,000 dragons. Designer Lan Huong spent more than one year to design the couple of Vietnamese traditional dresses called “Thousand-year convergence”. She mobilized 1,000 embroiderers of Quat Dong traditional handicraft village in Hanoi to complete the dresses which were made of Van Phuc –Ha Dong silk.

Xuan La village in Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi, is the most famous and age-old to he (toy figures) village in Vietnam. To he is a traditional toy for Vietnamese children made from glutinous rice powder and shaped into edible figurines such as animals, flowers or characters from folk stories on the occasion of traditional festivals.

                    A pair of 10 meter-long ao dai

A biggest buffet with 1,000 dishes was held in Hai Phong City from September 27 to October 2.

A giant grilled chopped cuttlefish was imitated and copied from the Golden Turtle in Ho Guom (Sword Lake). The dish is 1.38m long, 0.9m wide and 0.5m high.

A bicycle parade took place on September 26 with the participation of 1,000 students and young people.

A drum choir entitled “Noi trong Lac Hong-Ngan nam Thang Long” (A thousand years of Thang Long to beat the Lac Hong drums) is organized with a great number of 100 bronze drums dubbed the designs of ancient bronze drums excavated in Ngoc Lu, Quang Xuong, Hoang Ha, and Song Da.

In related news, a sapphire turtle made by the DOJI Gold and Gems Group was presented to the Ha Noi People’s Committee as a gift for the city’s 1,000th anniversary on October 3. The turtle, made from a monolithic sapphire, weighs two tons.

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Source: SGGP

Land of nine dragons looks towards Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 4:00 am

Land of nine dragons looks towards Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday

QĐND – Sunday, October 03, 2010, 20:36 (GMT+7)

Together with provinces and cities across the country, the Mekong Delta is looking towards the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Most localities in the region have carried out activities to celebrate the capital’s 1,000th birthday.

My Tho City in Tien Giang province got a facelift: Roads have been upgraded, widened and decorated with posters, flags and flowers to celebrate the grand event.

Three other projects in My Tho, the Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Rach Gam and 30/4 Roads, have been completed and put into operation to welcome national and provincial political events, particularly the capital’s birthday.

Teams of workers had to work day and night to finish these projects before the grand ceremony. Huynh Ngoc Vuong, director of the Quoc Vuong Ltd Company, says that the company encouraged its engineers and workers to try their best to finish the project 15 days ahead of schedule.

Tien Giang province has also put many key projects into operation, including 34 bridges on Road 865 to promote socio-economic development in Dong Thap Muoi; the Tien Giang Maternity Hospital; Road 863; Xuan Hoa canal; and Binh Minh Kindergarten. These projects were built at a cost of more than VND500 billion.

Ben Tre province has chosen 157 special ornamental plants to display in Hanoi, including 2 18m-dragons made by ficus trees, 140 bonsai in pots and two models of hexagonal houses. Artisans made great efforts to carefully cut and design their work to make it perfect for the grand celebrations.

The Dong Thap province prepared many art and cultural performances to celebrate the event, including a mobile information festival about the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is also attending the Thang Long-Hanoi International Tourism Festival and exhibition in Hanoi to promote its tourism potential. Four tourism sites are considered keys to communal development, including Dong Giang Sa Dec Islet, Tan Hoi Trung Lotus and Weaving villages and Long Khanh – Hong Ngu Beach.

More than 1,000 books, newspapers, magazines and e-documents about the Communist Party of Vietnam, President Ho Chi Minh and the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi are being displayed at the provincial library, and art and cultural performances are being held all across the province from October 1 to 10.

Activities to mark the Party congress at the grassroots level as well as the capital’s birthday are also being held in the southernmost provinces of Kien Giang and Ca Mau. Meetings were held with heroes of the people’s armed forces, heroes of labour and Vietnamese heroic mothers in most Mekong Delta provinces before they left for Hanoi to attend the grand ceremony.

Along with people all across the country, people in the land of nine dragons are celebrating with special activities to share their happiness and pride with Hanoians on the special occasion of the capital’s 1,000th anniversary.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hotels fully booked as Hanoi marks 1,000th birthday

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 am

Hotels fully booked as Hanoi marks 1,000th birthday

QĐND – Saturday, October 09, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)


Hotels in the old quarters of Hanoi have been fully booked during recent weeks as visitors poured into the city on the occasion of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi

Binh, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, had to make more than 30 phone calls until he managed to book a room in a place far from the centre in Hanoi.

“At first, I wanted to book a hotel room on Hang Trong Street with the former price of VND 400,000 per night. However, the receptionist said that the hotel ran out of rooms two weeks earlier. Therefore, I had to reserve a room at a place which is 5 kilometres from the Hanoi centre,” Binh said.

Many vacationers and business people fell into the same situation as Binh when they had to rent hotel rooms at the price of 20% to 25% higher than usual.

A representative of Vietravel in Hanoi said that the company’s customers still have enough accommodations as they had worked with its system of partners in the city.

Meanwhile, other tourist companies in Hanoi complained about the closing of some streets in Hanoi that troubled their tourist clients.

Source: Tien Phong

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND

Literary works released to mark the 1,000th anniversary of capital

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

More than 50 literary works have been released by the Literature Publishing House this year to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long – Ha Noi.

                     Lan Khai’s collection

Song song Hong (Waves of Red River) by writer Thanh Hoa tells story of the most glorious period in the reign of Nguyen Hue (King Quang Trung), a national hero of the 18th century and the Tay Son Movement, a peasant uprising that released Vietnam from the shackles of feudalism.

Hanoi before the Autumn Revolution by Hoai Anh illustrates images of the capital from the beginning of the 20th century to 1943.

Lan Khai’s collection, a 1,700-page book, includes the most valuable works of the leading Hanoi writer.

Love story of Queen Nam Phuong by writer Tran Thi Hao describes the traditional beauty of the official wife of the last Vietnamese King Bao Dai, whose maiden name was Nguyen Huu Thi Lan, daughter of a rich Mekong Delta family.

The autobiography of labor hero Le Minh Duc, Cuoc doi nguoi tho (Life of a worker), traces the roots of the organizer from his birth in the Mekong Delta Province of Vinh Long to his success as a leader in Hanoi.

The autobiography of Mr. Nguyen Hong Can, the former Deputy Minister of Fisheries; Vietnamese novels within 1945 and 1975 edited by Dr. Pham Ngoc Hien, PhD include many more notable historical and cultural stories.

Source: SGGP

1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi anniversary to be celebrated abroad

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi anniversary to be celebrated abroad

QĐND – Thursday, April 29, 2010, 22:12 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has been preparing various art and cultural activities to celebrate the 1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi anniversary in 15 foreign countries, including China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and Australia.

Exhibitions and art performances will introduce Hanoi’s history, culture and people to foreigners.

Special cultural identities, such as water puppetry, street vendors, Dong Ho paintings, traditional musical instruments, traditional customs, lacquer and handicrafts, will be showcased.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Documentary explores 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

In Vietnam Culture on January 22, 2010 at 10:48 am

A documentary film titled “1,000 Years of Thang Long Remembrance” about the millennial anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi will be broadcast on Ho Chi Minh City Television.

A scene of the documentary film is shot in Hanoi (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

The film consists of 140 segments including personal and historical accounts, and cultural and fine arts themes. Thirty-six streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter district will also be explored in the movie.

The documentary will be screened on HTV7 channel at 22:40 and on HTV9 channel at 23:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a week from January 21st.

“1,000 Years of Thang Long Remembrance” was co-produced by Ho Chi Minh City Television’s TFS Studio and BHD media, entertainment and communications company.


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