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Hanoi and Thua Thien-Hue boost tourism

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:10 am




Hanoi and Thua Thien-Hue boost tourism


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:36 (GMT+7)

Hanoi and Thua Thien-Hue Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism signed an agreement on boosting tourism cooperation yesterday.


Under the agreement, between 2011 and 2012, the two cities will focus on popularisation, promotion and exploitation of UNESCO-recognised heritages in Hanoi and Thua Thien-Hue, including the Ancient Capital of Hue, 82 Doctoral Steles in the Temple of Literature, the central site of Thang Long Royal Citadel, the Giong Festival, ceremonial songs, Hue Royal Court Music.


Besides, Hanoi and Thua Thien-Hue Province will jointly organise road-shows, Festival Hue 2012 and the National Tourism Year 2012 in Thua Thien-Hue.


The same day, Thua Thien-Hue Provincial Department of Culture-Sports and Tourism held a road-show in Hanoi to introduce 13 big cultural, sports and tourism events to be launched in 2011 in the Province, namely Huyen Tran Temple Culture and Tourism Festival, Vietnam-Japan Food Culture Festival and Trans-Asia Road Tourism Festival, Vietnamese Food in Hue Garden and Lang Co-Legend of the Sea.


Notably, Thua Thien-Hue Provincial Department will enhance the building and improvement of tourist sites to attract more tourists.


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Hanoi presents nearly 200 billion VND to social beneficiaries

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am




Hanoi presents nearly 200 billion VND to social beneficiaries


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:37 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Hanoi People’s Committee has spent more than 195 billion VND on Tet presents for 733,133 wounded soldiers, martyrs’ families, veterans, elderly people, and other needy people in the city.


Meanwhile delegations from the city’s authorities will visit and present gifts to 97 social groups and 87 families of social beneficiaries on the Lunar New Year holidays.


On this occasion, various meaningful activities have been launched to support social beneficiaries in the city. Some art performances have been held to raised funds from individuals and businesses to sponsor for social programs.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Hanoi, Beijing youths sign cooperation deal

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:04 am




Hanoi, Beijing youths sign cooperation deal


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:34 (GMT+7)

Youth unions of Hanoi and Beijing signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation for the 2011- 2013 period, following their talks in the Vietnamese capital city on Jan. 10.


Under the terms of the agreement, the two sides will join hands in training young activists and organising cultural exchanges, seminars on the youth union building work and voluntary activities.


As many as 50 young people from each country are expected to participate in annual exchanges in Hanoi and Beijing, where they will share experiences in youth work and strengthen their solidarity and friendship.


Later in the day, the delegation from the municipal Beijing Committee of the Communist Youth League of China was received by Ngo Thi Doan Thanh, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairwoman of the People’s Council of Hanoi.


Thanh spoke highly of the exchanges and cooperation between the two cities’ youth unions, and expressed her hope that their relations would be developed to a new level.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

11th National Party Congress preparation session held in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:02 am




11th National Party Congress preparation session held in Hanoi


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:36 (GMT+7)

A preparation session for the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam was held in Hanoi on January 11.


Delegates elected a Presidium of 24 members. A secretariat of five was elected headed by Ngo Van Du, member of the Party’s Central Committee secretariat, Head of the Central Committee’s Office. Nguyen Van Chi, Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Inspection was also elected head of a 12-member committee for the verification of delegates’ qualifications.


At the session, the agenda for the Congress got a 100 percent approval. Accordingly, the Congress will discuss and adopt a political platform for the transitional period to socialism in Vietnam (revised and supplemented in 2011) and the nation’s socio-economic development strategy for the 2011-2020 period. The Congress will also hear the political report of the Party’s Central Committee (10th tenure) to review the implementation of the mission in the last five years and draw up a direction for the next five years. In addition, it will propose a supplement of the Party’s regulations and elect a Central Committee for the next term.


On behalf of the Presidium, Ho Duc Viet, Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation and Personnel, introduced the election regulations.


According to the committee for the verification of delegates’ qualifications, the Congress, themed “Continuing the Party’s leadership and fighting capacity, upholding national strength, comprehensively spurring the renovation, and laying the foundations for Vietnam to become a modern industrial country by 2020” will be attended by 1.377 delegates, representing 3.6 million Party members nationwide.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Chinese”Monkey King” visits Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:21 am

Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong, who is very popular for his role in Monkey King (Sun Wukong) and the very popular TV series ‘Journey to the West’, arrived in Hanoi on December 25.

Chinese actor Liu Xiao Linh Tong performed the Monkey King’s martial art in the exchange with students of Hanoi University of Culture. (Photo: Sggp)

He visited President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and contemplated at Uncle Ho’s house, in the mausoleum area. He also talked with students from Hanoi University of Culture and took part in a press conference the same day.


The warmth he received from a number of Vietnamese fans, moved the actor.  He said that his role in the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) was of the most impressive parts he has ever performed in his career. Admirers have called him ‘Sun Wukong’, instead of his real name ‘Liu Xiao Ling Tong’.


The actor said that he would like to work for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as an ambassador in Hanoi’s University of Culture.


The 51-year-old kung-fu master also performed the Monkey King’s martial art, which has made him so popular throughout the world.


He also took part in an art performance, at the Hanoi Opera Theater, together with other actors in the evening on December 25.


He visited Ha Long Bay and voted for it a natural wonder of the world on December 26.

The actor signed a number of books at Fahasa Book Store in Hanoi on December 27 and visited the ‘SOS Children’s Village’. He met with Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


He will leave Hanoi on December 28, for Ho Chi Minh City and then return home on December 30.


Related article:
Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong coming to Vietnam

Source: SGGP

Japanese Cartoon Film Festival to take place in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:20 am

Japanese Cartoon Film Festival will be held at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi on January 12-16, 2011.

     Poster of the Japanese Cartoon Film Festival

Eight outstanding Japanese animations for 2000 will be screened with Vietnamese sub-titles.


The highlight of this event will be the movie entitled ‘Spirit away’, which is directed by Miyazaki Hayao in 2001. The film won the Golden Bear award in 2002, and was among the Oscar nominees for best-animated feature film, at the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony.


’Spirit away’ tells about the adventures of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who is lost at an abandoned amusement park. Japanese directors, filmmakers and producers, including popular voice actress Mitsuki Saiga and guitarist Kazuya Nishikawa, will arrive in Hanoi for an exchange with Vietnamese audience.


The Japanese Culture Department, the Japanese Cultural Exchange Centre of Vietnam, the Cinematographic Department and the National Cinema Center are jointly holding the event.
Free tickets are available at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange from 2 pm on January 5, 2011.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi receives 215 objects excavated from Thang Long Citadel

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:19 am

The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences on Tuesday handed over 215 objects excavated from the Thang Long Citadel archaeological site, to the Hanoi People’s Committee.

A view of the handover ceremony of the 215 objects, excavated from Thang Long Citadel archaeological site, to Hanoi People’s Committee on January 4 (Photo: Hanoimoi)

The objects are displayed in a showroom on the first floor of the Department of Operation’s headquarter in Hanoi.


Dr Bui Minh Tri, chairperson of the citadel excavation project, said that the objects found at the site, 18 Hoang Dieu, had up to a million items.


The above 215 items, are the most typical for each historical phase of the citadel, through many centuries of dynasties, he said.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi seeks to destroy red-eared turtles

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:16 am

The Hanoi City People’s Committee on Tuesday instructed relevant authorities to draft measures to destroy all red-eared turtles that have appeared in Guom (Sword) Lake.

The Hoan Kiem turtle carries a red-eared turtle on its back on December 19 (Photo: VnExpress)

The surging number of the red-eared turtles (Trachemys scripta), one of the most dangerous invasive species in the world, have threatened other species in the lake.


In a document, sent out Tuesday to a number of departments, including Sciences and Technology, Agriculture and Rural Development, Natural Resources and Environment, and Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee, the Hanoi administration ordered them to report on ways to destroy the red-eared turtles before December 31.


According to VnExpress online newspaper, scientists have expressed concerns that the Sword Lake’s color will not be green any more, if the red-eared turtles eat the algae.


They are also worried that the red-eared turtles is nibbling on the Guom turtle’s soft-shell, as it clings to its back.


The Sword Lake turtle is a fresh water species, which is in high danger of extinction. Therefore it is has been listed in the Vietnam Red Book.


Related article:
Red ear turtles intrude Hoan Kiem Lake

Source: SGGP

Fund for AO victims in Hanoi launched

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am




Fund for AO victims in Hanoi launched


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

PANO – The Hanoi People’s Committee has licensed the establishment of a fund for Agent Orange/Dioxin victims and recognised its statutes.


This non-profitable organisation, headed by Mr. Nguyen Sy Thuy, will focus activities to help AO/Dioxin victims in Hanoi.


The information was made public at a press-conference held in Hanoi yesterday by the Hanoi Association for Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims.


* The program, “Honouring Golden Hearts to AO Victims”, will be held at 8pm, on January 21st, 2011, at the My Dinh National Convention Centre in Hanoi to honour outstanding representatives from a movement to support, and campaign for justice and the rights of, more than 3 million Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO) victims.


Translated by Duy Minh


 


Source: QDND

Hanoi prepares to welcome New Year

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:08 am

International and Vietnamese disc jockeys will burn up the capital in a special New Year’s Eve countdown at the Hanoi Opera House on the evening of December 31.

                       DJ Jonathan Glaser from SwedenJonathan Glaser from Sweden, Tempo from USA and Tuan Kruise from Vietnam are the three talented DJ’s expected to make fans go crazy with their music on New Year’s Eve. They will play from 9 pm until well after midnight to welcome the New Year.

Pop star My Linh and musician Nguyen Duc Cuong will also take part in this event.

The show titled “Heineken Countdown Party” is being organized for the first time in Vietnam and is bound to bring excitement to the city in the first moments of the New Year.

The countdown party in Times Square in New York City is already a very popular global event and Hanoi hopes to create similar magic.

Source: SGGP