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Largest embroidered painting to cerebrate Hanoi completed

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 11:18 am

The biggest embroidered painting to cerebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary is displayed at XQ Art House in Da Lat City. (Photo:SGGP)

The Vietnam’s biggest embroidered painting entitled Uoc nguyen 1,000 nam Thang Long (Thang Long’s thousand-year wishes) to cerebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary was completed, said Vo Van Quan, director of embroidered painting manufacturer XQ Company on July 23.

The painting is displaying at XQ Art House, Yersin street, Da Lat City before transferring to Hanoi.

The 4m long, 3m high and 167.5kg weight painting depicts the ancient town,  a roof in Vietnamese pagoda architecture style and a flock of Lac birds on the background of lotus blossoms.

To complete the painting, nine excellent artisans had worked for three months.


Source: SGGP

Tu Dam Pagoda restoration completed

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Tu Dam Pagoda restoration completed

QĐND – Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

The Thua Thien-Hue Buddhist Association on March 30 held a ceremony to mark the restoration of the Tu Dam Pagoda.

The restoration of one of the biggest pagodas in the central city of Hue cost 13 billion VND (685,000 USD) and took four years to complete.

The restoration work, beginning in July 2006, included restoration of the main sanctuary, the conference house, service hall and a monastery.

A new 27m high seven-storey tower was also built. Each storey has a Buddha statue.

Known was An Ton Pagoda when it was built in the late 17 th century, its name was changed in 1841.

Located in the city’s Truong An ward, it is now a major spiritual centre for Buddhists in the city and the central region.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Underwater tunnel project to be completed on schedule, says PM

In Politics-Society on March 17, 2010 at 2:44 am

Underwater tunnel project to be completed on schedule, says PM

QĐND – Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 16 made a fact-finding tour of the construction site of Thu Thiem Tunnel being built in the Saigon River bed.

The 1,490m-long tunnel, the first of its kind in Vietnam and the largest in Southeast Asia, has three sections, of which the 370m-long underwater section is comprised of four reinforced concrete segments measuring 33m x 9m x90m. One of the four segments, weighing 27,000 tonnes, was successfully settled in the riverbed on March 9. Once completed, the tunnel will have six lanes, enabling cars to run at 60kmph. 

The tunnel is part of the Saigon East-West Highway Project that is being implemented by HCM City and Japanese contractors, with financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The agency has committed approximately US$456 million in ODA for the project.

Contractors are working on the installation of the three remaining segments in the river scheduled for April, May and June. When the four are connected with tunnel entrances at both ends, the driveway and the emergency pathways will be paved. It is expected to be open to traffic in mid 2011.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung praised Japanese contractors for successfully installing the first structure of the tunnel in the riverbed and asked the project management unit and contractors to work closely to complete the project on schedule and meet safety regulations.

When the tunnel is completed, it will help shorten travel time from east to west and ease traffic congestion in the city centre, said Mr Dung.

He also asked the Ministry of Transport, relevant ministries and agencies to iron out snags in the implementation process.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND