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Boat races kick off Cambodian Water Festival

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm

International football tournament to kick off

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Vietnam Dance Sport Open Tournament to kick off

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Vietnam Dance Sport Open Tournament to kick off

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Dance Sport Open Tournament 2010 for the Me Trang Cup will be held on August 13th  at the Trinh Hoai Duc Sporting Hall in Hanoi.

The second two-day event, held by the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, the Vietnam Gymnastics Federation and the Star Communications and Marketing Joint-stock Company, aims to select the outstanding athletes for the 2010 Asian Games in China.

200 dancers, coaches, and guests from 21 countries and territories, such as China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan and Vietnam, will take part in the upcoming event.

The dancers will compete in two events, the Latin and the Standard, which are expected to attract a lot of spectators.

This is a good chance for domestic dancers to compete and exchange experiences with international athletes.

In particular, 20 female dancers will be chosen from mixed doubles to take part in the Miss Dance Sport.

The event will be broadcasted live on the VTV Channels.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

International yacht festival to kick off

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm

International yacht festival to kick off

QĐND – Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Binh Thuan Provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism has unveiled a plan to organise the International Yacht Festival, under the theme “Yacht, Sea, Sun”, in Mui Ne Bay, Phan Thiet from Oct 21st to 24th, 2010.

In addition to yacht presences by 20 countries and Vietnam, a celebration will be marked by an opening gala, a pop-rock music show “Hello Vietnam’s sea”, and an exhibition of 200 international yachts. Especially, a magnificent show of lighting technology, in combination with visual effects technology, will be demonstrated by the French company, “CrossRoads”. Also, viewers can take part in an outdoor photographic exhibition, entitled “Mui Ne-Binh Thuan-Heaven for you”.

The yacht festival will help promote sea tourism as well as accelerate the development of surfing  in the area.

Translated by Hoang Anh

Source: QDND

Premier Skills to kick off 2nd phase in HCM City

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Premier Skills to kick off 2nd phase in HCM City

QĐND – Sunday, May 09, 2010, 22:3 (GMT+7)

Close to 30 learners from Vietnam, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea will participate in a second-phase training course of the Premier Skills project to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from May 10-15. 

Premier Skills is an innovative international coaching development project run in partnership by the Premier League and the British Council.

It provides week-long courses to help young people become multi-skilled community coaches by enhancing their football coaching skills, community leadership and English language skills. 

In addition to Premier Skills football coaching and skills development sessions, the project provides a resource for learners and teachers of English all over the world to arouse interest in both football and language learning. 

The participants in the HCM City course, eight of them are Vietnamese, will include reporters, teachers of physical training and sports and football managers. 

They will be assisted to develop English skills via audio-visual documents about the Premier League. 

The first phase of Premier Skills was carried out in Hanoi in February 2009, focusing on football coaching skills and community development activities. 

Premier Skills has developed into the Premier League’s flagship international development football project following a successful pilot phase in 2007 and 2008.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Solar power grid to kick off in June

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2010 at 4:19 am

Solar power grid to kick off in June

QĐND – Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 22:49 (GMT+7)

The first rural, solar-power grid in the central province of Quang Binh will be installed under an agreement signed earlier this week by Schneider Electric Vietnam and the province.

The Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) pilot project will be jointly sponsored by Quang Binh, Energy Assistance France, and the Schneider Electric Foundation.

More than 35 households will benefit from the solar power station that is connected to an independent mini-grid system.

The project, which is expected to begin generating power by the end of June, will be run like a non-profit business.

If successful, similar projects could be deployed on a wider scale and assisted by preferred loan schemes that would provided by international funding, said Country President of Schneider Electric Vietnam, Oliver Jacquet.

“I hope the project is a great step toward sustainable economic development for the remote, rural areas in Vietnam,” said Jacquet.

This project is part of Bip-Bop programme that has been initiated by Schneider Electronic to bring green, clean, safe and sustainable electricity to 1.6 billion people in the world, who still have no access to energy.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Ba Vi Tourism Week to kick off in mid-month

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Ba Vi Tourism Week to kick off in mid-month

QĐND – Saturday, April 10, 2010, 21:8 (GMT+7)

The People’s Committee of Ba Vi district, on April 7th, held a press conference to announce the Ba Vi Tourism Week, entitled “Da River-Tan Mountain Tourism”, in response to the National Tourism Year 2010 and towards the Great Festival to mark 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The tourism week, expected to be opened on April 16th, will start Ba Vi tourism season, aimed at attracting 1.3 million tourists in 2010.

Reportedly, various art performances and special sports events, such as dragon dance, parachuting, and water-skiing, will also be held during the opening ceremony of the Tourism Week.

Also on this occasion, the event’s organising board will also offer several discount progams for visitors.

Source: HNM

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

HCMC tourism festival to kick off next week

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 at 9:31 am

A corner of September 23 Park (file photo)

The sixth annual Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival is set to take place April 8-11 in the city’s September 30 Park, just a few steps from Ben Thanh Market in District 1.

The free event promises a host of exciting activities aimed to promote tourism in HCMC, said the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on March 30.

During the festival, the city will introduce tourist services and summer programs offered by local travel agencies, including several promotions for domestic and foreign air travel.

An array of dynamic art performances will also be showcased throughout the event.

The festival is organized by HCMC’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the municipal Tourism Association.

In related news, according to Vietnam Airlines, many foreign carriers have recently submitted applications to open new routes and increase flights to Vietnam.

Malaysia Airlines, for instance, will increase flights between HCMC and Kuala Lumpur from 14 to 20 flights per week. The change is expected to start March 31.

Qatar Airlines, meanwhile, said it will increase Airbus 330 flights from HCMC to Doha from four to seven flights per week and will open a direct route from Ha Noi to Qatar soon.

Earlier, Taiwan’s Transasia Airlines had opened a direct route between Da Nang and Taipei with two flights per week.

Transasia is the second foreign airline to offer direct flights to Da Nang after Singapore’s Silk Air.

Source: SGGP

Vietbuild 2010 international exhibition to kick off

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Vietbuild 2010 international exhibition to kick off

QĐND – Saturday, March 27, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

Vietbuild 2010 international exhibition under the theme of “construction-building materials-real estate and interior decoration” will be held in Hanoi from April 1-5.

The large-scale event aims to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the traditional day of Vietnam’s construction industry.

This year, the number of businesses taking part in Vietbuild 2010 increased by 40 percent compared to last year, with nearly 1,300 stalls from over 400 units from 15 countries and territories such as the Republic of Korea, the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia and the host, Vietnam.    

Under the framework of the exhibition, a seminar on high-technology for the construction industry and Nano technology applications in pottery and porcelain products along with a forum for businesses will take place.

Also the organising board will award Golden Cups for strong trademarks in Vietnam’s construction industry and gold medals for high-quality products.  

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Photo exhibition on the handicapped to kick off in Da Nang

In Social life on March 3, 2010 at 3:37 am

Photo exhibition on the handicapped to kick off in Da Nang

QĐND – Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 22:28 (GMT+7)

After his two successful photo exhibitions in Ho Chi Minh City in November 2009 and in Hanoi in December 2009, photographer Nguyen A will have his third exhibition, entitled “That is how they live”, in Da Nang from March 5th to 11th.

Nguyen A presents the life of each character in a photo report. More than 600 photos will tell stories about the lives of 90 handicapped people he met throughout the country over two years.

Source: TN

Translated by Hoang Anh

Source: QDND