Culture - Sports

United States tour pitches Vietnamese traditional music

Vietnamese and American artists will perform Vietnamese traditional music at eight Universities in the northeastern United States on November 14-23, director of the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education (IVCE), Tran Thang, told Viet Nam News on November 11.
Health

Da Nang on alert as dengue fever cases mount

Da Nang medical authorities have warned of a dengue fever pandemic during the ongoing storm season, in a year when the central city has already seen 1,400 cases over the first 10 months, with one proving fatal.
Business

Cooperation can help prevent trade fraud: experts

Domestic producers should improve the quality of their products and design at reasonable prices to meet customers' demands because this is considered to be a solution to preventing smuggled and counterfeit goods and trade fraud.
Culture - Sports

Finnish painter draws on Vietnamese landscapes

Finnish artist Maritta Nurmi, nominated as Creative Person of the Year 2013 by her country's embassy to Vietnam, will hold a solo Hanoi exhibition later this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Finland diplomatic relations.
Travel

Ecotourism catches on in fishing village

As the fishing trade declines, local residents are turning to ecotourism as a way to preserve their traditional livelihood -- as well as the rapidly disappearing coconut wetlands.
Society

Pay TV needs stronger channels in Vietnam

In the 10 years since its inception in Vietnam, the pay TV industry has enjoyed spectacular growth, driven largely by the country's impressive economic expansion. The Ministry of Information and Communications estimates that out of the 22 million TV subscribers at the end of 2012, about million subscribed to pay TV.
Society

VNA boosts cooperation with Central Highlands steering committee

The Steering Committee for the Central Highlands region has urged the Vietnam News Agency to publish a special publication to serve as the official information channel for the Steering Committees of the Central Highlands, the Northwestern and the Southwestern regions.
National English daily awarded Independence Order Society

National English daily awarded Independence Order

Vietnam's only national English language daily, the Viet Nam News, was awarded the Independence Order, third-class, in Hanoi on June 16 for its contributions to the country's information service for foreigners.
Society

ATMs to be kept full for Tet holiday

With the demand for cash at ATMs often tripling during the Tet (lunar New Year) shopping season, commercial banks are taking measures to ensure ATM networks and systems are working well during the holidays.
Society

New bridge makes hundreds redundant

While millions of residents in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta eagerly await the opening of Can Tho Bridge, around 600 people making their livelihoods by operating ferries and motorbike taxis and vending food anxiously look for a new job.