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Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa increase for Tet

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:17 am

Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) announced a plan to increase nine flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa (Phu Yen Province) and back, during the Tet holiday.

The flights using the ATR72 airplane are scheduled for January 24, 25, 27,29,30,31 and February 1 and 3. So far, VASCO has operated one flight on this route per day.

The provincial authorities have just proposed to Vietnam Airlines to add 7 flights from Hanoi to Tuy Hoa for the Tet holiday. The route has currently five flights a week.

In related news, visitors to the Hoi An ancient town, increased substantially at the New Year, said the Hoi An Department of Commerce and Tourism on December 3.

Most hotels were ‘booked out’ and more than 4,000 tourists visited the UNESCO World Heritage site. Many tourists visited handicraft villages and local sightseeing areas.


Source: SGGP

More flights for Ho Chi Minh City – Tuy Hoa route

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:15 am

More flights for Ho Chi Minh City – Tuy Hoa route

QĐND – Thursday, January 06, 2011, 21:19 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Air Services Company will increase, by 9, flights on the Ho Chi Minh City – Tuy Hoa route, said Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tri, Deputy Director of the Phu Yen Provincial Department of Transportation.

Accordingly, these additional flights will be launched on 24th, 25th, 27th, 30th and 31st of January, using the Aerospace ATR72, to meet the demands of passengers during the coming Tet holiday.

On this occasion, the southern province of Phu Yen has also asked the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, to launch two more flights per week on the Ho Chi Minh City – Tuy Hoa route for tourists during the National Tourism Year held in Phu Yen and some other South Central provinces.

At present, there are only five flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday on the Ho Chi Minh City – Tuy Hoa route.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Vietnam Airlines awarded Ho Chi Minh Order

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am

Vietnam Airlines awarded Ho Chi Minh Order

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

PANO – Vietnam Airlines yesterday received the Ho Chi Minh Order given by the State President Nguyen Minh Triet with the presence of Vice-President Nguyen Thi Doan, Minister of Transportation Ho Nghia Dung and representatives from various ministries, sectors and units under Vietnam Airlines.

Addressing the solemn event, Vietnam Airlines’ CEO, Mr. Pham Ngoc Minh recalled advantages and challenges experienced by the corporation. Since its establishment 15 years ago, the corporation has played a vital role in the domestic air transportation and its position and prestige in the international airline community has been promoted.

At present Vietnam Airlines has 44 international routes to 26 destinations in 15 countries and 35 domestic routes to 20 destinations. Back in 1995, the Airlines conducted flights only 21 international and 20 domestic routes.

As planned, by 2020, its fleet will consist of 163 planes instead of 70 currently, including B787, A350 while its international routes will be more than 120 to reach 65 spots worldwide and its turnover is expected to be around US $7 billion per year.

Vietnam Airlines has become the 10th member of the SkyTeam.

Over the past 15 years, Vietnam Airlines has transported over 82 million passengers. The number of 2010 only stayed at 12.3 million.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Transportation, Ho Nghia Dung, appreciated the corporation’s efforts and hoped that Vietnam Airlines would become a strong economic group and play a key role in air transportation in Vietnam and Indochina.

On behalf of the President Nguyen Minh Triet, Vice-President Nguyen Thi Doan pinned Ho Chi Minh Order on Vietnam Airlines’ traditional flag and handed over the decision to the corporation’s leaders.

Also on this occasion, some Vietnam Airlines’ leaders were also awarded with the Labour Order, second class and 4 units received certificates of merit given by the Prime Minister.

Reported by Phuc Thang

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

British Band to rock Ho Chi Minh City!

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:37 am

On December 9 and 11, Ho Chi Minh City will vibrate, pulsate and rock! ‘Goober Gun’, a British Rock n Roll band will rock the City to their beat and energy.

                                        The Gober Gun

Goober Gun is a three-man British Rock n Roll band with Tim Hardwick on drums and vocals, Jon Reynolds on the guitar and vocals and Ian Hardwick playing bass and vocals. 

Influenced by Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, The Wildhearts and Jimmy Eat World, Goober Gun have crafted their own authentic style of rock and combine it with a lyrical and musical depth that has won over audiences in the UK and around the world.

On December 9 the band is expected to create their musical magic at SuperSize SaiGon at Vasco 74/7D Hai Ba Trung Street in District 1.The show starts at 9pm. Entrance fee of 100, 000vnd includes a free drink.

On December 11 the band will play at LoretoFest International Music Festival at RMIT, 702 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway in District 7. The show starts at 2pm. Entrance tickets will be available for 500,000 to 650,000vnd.

The band has just completed a very successful performance at the Factory Bar, 11A Bao Khanh Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi on December 4.

Source: SGGP

The day of President Ho Chi Minh’s return home to be commemorated

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City part of new film movement

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

Thai magazine praises President Ho Chi Minh

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Thai magazine praises President Ho Chi Minh

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

The Thai magazine of Public Opinion in its latest issue ran an article praising the Vietnamese late President Ho Chi Minh’s contribution to his nation.

It said the stories of Ho Chi Minh, also called “Uncle Ho” by the Vietnamese people, are associated with the country’s heroic traditions in the past two generations. It provides readers with information about the president’s life and activities during his journeys around the world to find the path to national salvation.

The paper recalled the 1928-1929 period when Ho Chi Minh was in Thailand to foster cooperation between the two countries during the time of Prime Minister Pridi Phanomyyong.

In its earlier issue the paper had published a poem about Hanoi by Navarad, a famous Thai poet, after attending the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Ho Chi Minh City Days festival begins in Pusan

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

The “Ho Chi Minh City Days in Pusan ” festival opened at the Pusan Cultural Centre in the Republic of Korea , on October 14, with a special show to mark the 15 th anniversary of both municipalities becoming sister cities.

Vietnam ’s Ambassador to the RoK Tran Trong Toan underlined the growing relationship the two sister cities have had over the past few years.

He highlighted the efforts made by the authorities and people of both cities to develop their friendship and cooperation, including the important role played by Vietnam ’s consul general in Pusan and Kyeongnam, the RoK’s consul general in HCM City as well as friendship organisations, businesses and individuals from both cities.

Leaders from both cities spoke highly of the fruitful results of bilateral relations and discussed plans for cooperating further in the future during the talks, within the framework of the festival.

A series of cooperative agreements signed by both municipal authorities has helped to promote political, economic, and cultural activities between both cities.

They have also exchanged delegations to share their experiences in developing and managing the real estate market, transportation, post and telecoms. They also debated how districts from both cities could cooperate more effectively.

First established in November 1995, the relationship between HCM City and Pusan is considered the most dynamic twinning between Vietnam and the RoK.

The festival is a regular and rotated activity between both countries to promote bilateral political, economic and cultural cooperation.

Source: SGGP

UNESCO gives museum copy of resolurion honoring President Ho Chi Minh

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

UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova on Saturday gave Ho Chi Minh Museum a book of the UNESCO General Assembly resolutions, including Resolution 18.65 on honoring President Ho Chi Minh as a hero of national liberation and a world cultural celebrity.

General Director of the UNESCO Irina Bokova at the exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh.(

Speaking at the exhibition entitled “Ho Chi Minh and Lifelong Study” opened in the  museum, the UNESCO  leader said that President Ho Chi Minh who founded the independent Vietnam country, was deeply aware of the important of education for people.
She also expressed her respect to President Ho Chi Minh, who is an example of the lifelong study.
The exhibition has been holding to support the “Studying and Following Uncle Ho’s Moral Example” campaign and mark the Vietnam Study Encouragement Day (October, 2).

Source: SGGP

Japan Film Week in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

A week of Japanese films delivering a better appreciation of contemporary Japanese culture to Vietnamese audiences will take place in Ho Chi Minh City and the coastal city of Nha Trang in October.

                     Poster of the Japanese film week

Eight films (Vietnamese voice-over, English subtitle) including “Happy Flight”, “Rashomon”, “Tony Takitani”, “Kamikaze Girls”, “Sansho the Bailiff”, “5 centimetres per second” catoon, “Yunagi City, Sakura Country” and “Memories of Tomorrow” will be screened free at BHD Star Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City from October 8 to14 and a cinema at 10 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Nha Trang from October 22-24.

With the support of the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Japan Foundation, the film show aims to open communication and the exchange of ideas between Japan and Vietnam.

Tickets are available at the Consulate General of Japan at 13 – 17, Nguyen Hue Street, District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City and 10 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Nha Trang.

Source: SGGP