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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

Two of five missing fishermen found dead in Thua Thien-Hue

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 7:56 am

Border soldiers found a second body, that of Ho Van Chay on Saturday in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.  He was one of the five fishermen missing at sea, after huge waves swallowed their boat in waters off Lang Co town, three days ago.

Provincial officials in Thua Thien-Hue meet Nguyen Quan, the only survivor of the sunk boat (Photo: SGGP)

On December 17, the body of Tran Chuong had been recovered while authorities were able to save 34 year old Nguyen Quan.


The accident was caused by giant waves and fierce winds lashing the area as a northerly cold front has affected the country for the last few days. The boat was on its way to Chan May Port when it was overwhelmed by the ferocious waves.


The local army personnel and authorities have mobilized 35 soldiers to continue search for the remaining two fishermen.


Phu Loc District has assisted each of the five fishermen’s families with VND3 million.


In the northern province of Hai Phong, 23 members on board the Phu Tan Vessel have gone missing for three days and have as yet not been found. Rescue forces are continuing the search operations.

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Cold front lashes central region

Source: SGGP

Thua Thien-Hue prepares to market community based and eco tourism

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

A seminar aiming to promote the concept of community based tourism was held in the central city of Hue. The idea was co-ordinated between farmers, travel companies and the tourism administration.


A proposal to create and market seven exclusive tours was put forward and discussed by those in the tourism trade. The plan included tour visits to the ancient village of Phuoc Tich; to Thanh Tien village which is known for its paper flower craft; to  Sinh village famous for folk painting; to the Tam Giang Lagoon; to the Thanh Toan tiled bridge and to the Nam Dong and A Luoi  areas for eco-tourism.

Several training workshops have now been organized to help residents to promote and market their local areas and tap all available resources to showcase their villages. 

The seminar also focused on developing community based tourism in Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Source: SGGP

Sheltering house for children built in Thua Thien-Hue

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm




Sheltering house for children built in Thua Thien-Hue


QĐND – Friday, June 04, 2010, 21:16 (GMT+7)

PANO – Phu Vang District People’s Committee has recently begun the construction of a shelter for the disaster victims in Phu An Primary School, Thua Thien-Hue Province.


The two storey shelter covering an area of 649 m2 include six class-rooms and several other functional rooms for both teachers and students in this storm and flood stricken area.


The project, estimated to cost VND 2.6 billion, is funded by the Central Region Disaster Fund and VietinBank.


Translated by Hoang Anh


Source: QDND

Thua Thien-Hue youth start summer voluntary campaign

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm




Thua Thien-Hue youth start summer voluntary campaign


QĐND – Monday, May 31, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

PANO – Nearly 3,000 young people and students across Thua Thien-Hue Province participated in the opening ceremony of the summer voluntary campaign 2010, held on May 30th at the Thua Thien-Hue Information and Culture Center.


As scheduled, the campaigners will give assistance to 13 impoverished communes in mountainous districts of Nam Dong and A Luoi.


During the campaign, under the theme “Youth Join Hands for Community Life”,  young people and students will take part in various activities, such as restoration of monuments and memorial steles; the building of houses of gratitude; presentation of gifts and savings books to families of martyrs and war-invalids, Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, Agent Orange victims and poor households, and establishment of several voluntary security teams to protect the border lines.


The voluntary activities will also include support for the Hue Festival 2010. Accordingly, 300 volunteers, selected from 8 universities across Hue city, will be present at 18 festive spots, offering useful instructions to tourists.


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Thua Thien – Hue: USD 120,000 project to clear bombs and mines

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm




Thua Thien – Hue: USD 120,000 project to clear bombs and mines


QĐND – Thursday, April 22, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

On April 21, the office of the People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien – Hue announced that the committee chairman, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thien signed a decision adopting a project worth USD 120,000 to clear land of bombs and mines in the province, sponsored by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).


The project will be carried out in Hong Tien commune, Huong Tra district, aiming to identify areas in the communities that are affected by bombs and mines to promptly clear land to reduce fatalities and injuries among residents and develop agricultural cultivation.


The project is assigned to the provincial union of friendship organizations.


Source: CPV


Source: QDND

Thua Thien-Hue celebrates 35th liberation day

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm




Thua Thien-Hue celebrates 35th liberation day


QĐND – Friday, March 26, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue organised a solemn meeting on March 26 to celebrate 35 years of its liberation.


Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh, National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, and the former Party General Secretary, Le Kha Phieu joined more than 10,000 local officials, soldiers and people at the event.


Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Thien said Thua Thien-Hue was one of the South’s pioneers in the resistance war against US aggressors.


During the struggle for national independence and reunification, the province saw more than 18,000 combatants lay down their lives, 11,000 others suffer from injuries, over 6,000 officials and Party members imprisoned and tens of thousands of people killed, Thien said.


Thirty-five years after its liberation, Thua Thien-Hue has recorded rapid and comprehensive economic growth, he said, citing its budget collection of 2.7 trillion VND and per capita GDP of over 1,000 USD in 2009.


Thua Thien-Hue is now striving to become a centrally-run city within the next few years, the chairman stressed.


On behalf of Party and State leaders, Minister Thanh praised contributions made by Thua Thien-Hue’s Party organisation, soldiers and people in the anti-US resistance war.


The minister urged the province to uphold the tradition of solidarity to reap greater achievements in economy, security and national defence, making it an economic, cultural, educational and health centre of the whole country.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Giao Thua wins Golden Kite Award

In Vietnam Culture on November 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

The film “Giao Thua” (New Year’s Eve), by Ho Thanh Tuan from Ho Chi Minh City Theater and Cinema University, won the Canh Dieu Vang (Golden Kite) at the Vietnam Short Film Festival 2009 November 13.








 

A ceremony to award the top prize was held by the Vietnam Cinema Association at Ho Chi Minh City Cinema Culture House.


A total of 62 works of fiction, 22 documentaries and six animated films were entered in the film festival.


Twelve works were nominated for the Canh Dieu Prize and shown at the Tan Son Nhat Cinema.


The documentary “Ba Ngoai Leo Dua” (Maternal grandmother climbs up the coconut tree), by Do Thanh An from Ho Chi Minh City Theater and Cinema University, and “Chu Be Danh Giay” (Shoeshine Boy), by Doan Thanh from Hanoi Theater and Cinema University, both won the Canh Dieu Bac (Silver Kite).


Consolation prizes were awarded to “Hon Cat” (Soul of Sand), “2,4,6; 3,5,7; Chu nhat” (Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday); and “Sadi duoi qua” (Sadi sacks crow).


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