VNA’s bilingual pictorial popular with ethnic minorities Culture - Sports

VNA’s bilingual pictorial popular with ethnic minorities

The monthly bilingual pictorial “Dan Toc va Mien Nui” (Nationalities and Mountainous Areas), a Vietnam News Agency (VNA) publication, has become indispensable to ethnic minorities, according to feedback received in conferences held in Ninh Thuan, Gia Lai and Dak Lak provinces from October 1-6 to review the magazine’s first two years of publication.
Society

HCM City rolls out mobile digital library

Singapore volunteers will help introduce new English and IT learning tools for over 3,000 primary and secondary school students in Ho Chi Minh City under the Words on Wheels mobile digital library programme, which was launched on May 15.
Singapore-supported mobile library visits HCM City Society

Singapore-supported mobile library visits HCM City

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) has partnered with Ho Chi Minh City’s General Sciences Library (GSL) to begin a “Words on Wheels” (WOW) mobile library programme in primary and secondary schools in the city.
Europe Days shows kick off Culture - Sports

Europe Days shows kick off

The annual Europe Days programme will rendezvous with the Vietnamese people, proposing a fascinating journey through the European cultural scene, with a series of diverse cultural and intellectual activities.
Vietnam, France issue Joint Statement Politics

Vietnam, France issue Joint Statement

Vietnam and France on September 25 issued a Joint Statement on their Strategic Partnership on the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s official visit to France from September 24-26.

The joint statement outlines the orientations and goals for the strategic partnership, with the aim to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics-diplomacy, national defence-security, economics-trade and investment, development, and culture-education-training-scientific research-law-justice.
Environment

Rare gibbons protected in Cao Bang province

A project to protect Cao Vit gibbons (Nomascus nasutus), one of the rarest primate species in the world, in Trung Khanh district of the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang has not only achieved its ultimate goal but also raised people’s awareness in forest development and the efficiency of agro-forestry production.
Politics

Vietnam, France celebrate 40-year diplomatic ties

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Vietnam-France Friendship Association (VFFA) held a ceremony in Hanoi on April 10 to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam–France diplomatic ties.
Culture - Sports

First ever Hanoi Carnival features diverse cultures

The first ever Hanoi Carnival 2012 is underway in Indochina Plaza in Cau Giay district, offering inspiring things for young Hanoians, who is thirsty for knowledge of cultures around the world, or foreigners, who want to know more about Vietnam, to explore.
Business

Tourism industry hits yearly target

Some 5.3 million foreign visitors came to the country in the first 11 months of 2011, up 15.9 percent year-on-year, and meeting the country's tourism target, according to the General Statistics Office.
Politics

German leader arrives for visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a two-day official visit to Vietnam on Oct. 11 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Society

HCM City marks April 30 victory

The sky over Ho Chi Minh City sparkled with fireworks in 15 minutes on the night of April 30 to cheer the 36 th anniversary of Liberation of South Vietnam and the 125 th International Labour Day.