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Northern province displays largest bronze drum in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

The largest bronze drum, which sets Vietnam Guinness Record, is being displayed at the Ho Chi Minh Commemorative House, northern Thanh Hoa Province.

The largest bronze drum in Vietnam is displayed in Thanh Hoa Province.

The drum was offered by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Lam’s family for the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

The drum has a height of 1.51m and weighs 1,840 kg. The drumhead features a Lac bird (a kind of bird in Vietnamese folktales), humans and animals with an eight-pointed star in the centre.

Four famous relics of Thanh Hoa province were embossed on its body, including the gravestone of Vinh Lang in Tho Xuan district, the Gia Mieu communal house in Ha Trung district, the old imperial city of the Ho dynasty and Ham Rong Bridge.

Source: SGGP

Largest Vietnam Telecom and IT exhibition starts

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

1,000 largest corporate income tax payers in Vietnam announced

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

1,000 largest corporate income tax payers in Vietnam announced

QĐND – Friday, October 22, 2010, 22:35 (GMT+7)

A press conference to announce Vietnam’s 1,000 largest corporate income tax payers was held in Hanoi on October 22 by Tax Magazine and VietnamNet online newspaper.

The top 1,000 enterprises in 10 sectors contributed over VND84.000 billion to the national budget from 2007 – 2009. 77 percent of the total came from Hanoi and HCM City.

The banking sector accounted for 22 percent, the telecommunications sector for 14 percent, the mining sector 11 percent, and the rest came from real estate, food, construction materials, security, and so on.

Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries contributed only about 3 percent.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

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

Largest amnesty ever to be given to prisoners

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 8:29 am

Largest amnesty ever to be given to prisoners

QĐND – Thursday, June 17, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong said on June 16 that the amnesty during the celebration of the National Day (September 2) will be expanded for more prisoners, with some 28,000-30,000 prisoners set free more early than the sentenced time. This is the largest amnesty ever to be given to prisoners.

He made the statement during a meeting with leaders from some ministries and agencies to instruct on the implementation of the State President’s decision on the 2010 amnesty.

The year 2010 is seeing many political and cultural events of the country, including the celebration of 1,000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi and Party congresses at all levels to head the National Party Congress. Therefore, the number of prisoners enjoying the amnesty is increased.

Stressing that the 2010 amnesty continues to show the Party and State humanitarian policies on criminals and encourages them to become good citizens of the country, the Deputy Prime Minister asked relevant agencies to strictly, openly and transparently implement the State President’s decision on amnesty.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, since 1990, the State has given amnesty to some 115,000 prisoners. Although the number of prisoners receiving the amnesty is high, few of them have been reported to have recommitted crimes. In 2009, only 2% among 20,000 prisoners given amnesty recommitted crimes. On average, the figure is around 4%.

The State President’s decision on this year amnesty is expected to be announced by late August.

Source: CPV

Source: QDND

HCM City to host largest int’l telecom, IT expo

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

HCM City to host largest int’l telecom, IT expo

QĐND – Monday, May 10, 2010, 22:19 (GMT+7)

The 2010 international and conference on telecom, IT, Internet and electronics, which will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from November 17-20, is considered to be the ever largest event and most prestigious of its kind in Vietnam.

Speaking at a press briefing in Hanoi on May 10, Bui Quoc Viet, Director of the Centre for Information and Public Relations under the Vietnam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) stated that Vietnam has been considered as the world’s most attractive market for telecom, IT and electronics as the event will see the participation of telecom firms and groups from Singapore, France and China.

Vietnam Telecomp/ Electronics-Internet & IT 2010 is expected to draw 200 enterprises from 15 countries and territories. Vietnam’s giant telecom and IT providers, including VinaPhone, MobiFone, VDC and FPT, will participate in the event.

In 2010, Viet said, the country’s connectivity index increased by 16 levels, the most impressive achievements among developing countries. The result is considered as prerequisite for the nations’ telecom sector to fulfil a target of 10 billion USD in revenues this year.

Besides introducing products that benefit the socio-economic life like broadband, television and Internet and software, Vietnam Telecomp/ Electronics-Internet & IT 2010 will include several symposiums on developing the 3G services, broadband, multimedia and activities of providing information in the areas of radio and television broadcasting.

The International Telecommunications Alliance said Vietnam was among nations with highest telecom growth rate in the world in recent years.

By the end of April, the country’s number of telephone subscribers reached 143.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 56.2 percent. Of the figure, 123.9 million were mobile phone subscribers. The country also has about 3.2 million Internet subscribers with nearly 24.3 million users, making up 27.5 percent of the population.

Source: VNA

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VN’s fourth largest pagoda construction to start in Lang Son

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2010 at 8:41 am

A groundbreaking ceremony of the country’s fourth largest pagoda named Phat Quang Son will take place in the northern province of Lang Son May 15-17, Hoang Van Pao, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said.

An artist’s impression of Phat Quang Son Pagoda

The provincial People’s Committee will coordinate with Vietnam Buddhist Shangha Central Executive Council to host the event.

Construction of Phat Quang Son, the first pagoda built in the country’s borderland, is expected to cost about VND600 billion (US$32 million), donated by businesses, benefactors, domestic Buddhist followers and oversea Vietnamese.

The pagoda’s total planned area is 21 hectares in Ha Nan Mountain root, close to Tan Thanh Border Gate and behind Saigon – Lang Son trading center.

According to Monk Thich Thien Nhon, deputy chairman and general secretary of the executive council, after being built, Phat Quang Son Pagoda would become the country’s largest Buddhist cultural tourism center.

Lang Son Province annually receives about two millions of visitors with 70 percent of them being domestic travelers, bringing a total turnover of up to VND600-900 billion (US$47 million).

After the pagoda construction is completed, the number of visitors might rocket by three to four times compared to the current number.

Source: SGGP

HCMC unveils country’s largest silk calendar

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietkings) under Vietbooks Group presented the country’s largest ever tear-off calendar made from silk March 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam’s largest tear-off calendar made of silk. The project was presented in HCMC on March 25 and will be displayed in Hanoi from October 9. (Photo: SGGP)

Titled “Vietnam History,” the calendar was created as part of efforts to celebrate the 1,000th Thang Long-Hanoi anniversary.

Made by Vietbooks and HCM City-based An Hao Limited Company, the 800kg calendar includes 365 silk sheets measuring 1.3m wide and 2m high. The sheets are enclosed within a sculpted wooden frame standing 2.5m by 3.7m.

It took 20 artisans from the An Hao Company two years to complete the project.

Each calendar sheet depicts a significant event in Vietnamese history with content revised by history Professor Nguyen Khac Thuan, who is head of the Vietnamese Study Faculty of Binh Duong University.

The record-setting calendar will be displayed at Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi from October 9, 2010.

In addition, Vietkings has also introduced a miniature version of the huge calendar, which measures 1.2m wide, 1.7m high and weighs 80kg.

One thousand of the smaller versions are set to be produced, with the first 20 copies being presented to Vietnamese Embassies in countries around the world.

Source: SGGP

Sculpting of world’s largest jade Buddha begins in northern Vietnam

In Vietnam Culture on January 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm

State President Nguyen Minh Triet and former Party chief Le Kha Phieu January 18 symbolically polished a giant jade block to start the sculpting of the world’s largest jade Buddha in the northern province of Hai Duong.

President Nguyen Minh Triet and former Party Chief Le Kha Phieu polish a jade block as sculpting of the world’s  largest jade Buddha idol began in the northern province of Hai Duong January 18 ( Photo: SGGP)

Dao Trong Cuong, vice director of the Vietnam Gem and Jewelry Institute and director of the Than Chau Ngoc Viet Gem-made Painting Company had bought the 35-ton block, also the world’s biggest, at a gemstone fair in Myanmar.

Fifty skilled artisans from the company will join hands with foreign experts to sculpt the idol which is expected to take two to three years and cost US$800,000.

The idol will weigh nearly 16 tons and be three high and two meters wide. The world’s current largest Buddha idol is 2.5m tall and weighs 3.9 tons.

Mr. Cuong was the artist behind the gem portraits of the leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum who attended the 2006 APEC Summit in Hanoi.

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s patriarch, the Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, and hundreds of Buddhist monks held a prayer-meeting before work began on the statue.

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VN’s largest dragons to make splash at flower fest

In Vietnam Culture on December 15, 2009 at 9:59 am

The two largest dragon figures in Vietnam, created from hundreds of ornamental trees, will be unveiled at Xuan Huong Lake at the 2010 Da Lat Flower Festival January 1-4.

Two largest dragon figures created from ornamental trees at Xuan Huong Lake will be officially presented to the public in 2010 Da Lat Flower Festival.

The dragons, measuring 108m long and 3m high, will be recognized as the two longest flower dragons in the country by the Vietnam Record Book Center, said Mr. Nguyen Tao, director of the Lam Dong Province Trade-Investment and Tourism Promotion Center.

The creations are adorned with a carpet of brilliant flowers at their bottom, Mr. Tao added.

In related news, a promotional program themed “Da Lat-Lam Dong Impression 2009” will be launched by the Department of Industry and Trade of the Highland province of Lam Dong from December 15 to January 15, 2010.

The program aims to attract more visitors to central Da Lat City, especially for the upcoming Da Lat Flower Festival.

It will also introduce visitors to attractive local destinations including Mong Mo (Dreamlike) Hill, Love Valley and Than Tho lake. Travel companies, hotels and restaurants will take the opportunity to offer discounts of 30-50 percent to tourists.

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