Vietnam joins Macau int’l trade fair

The 14th Macau International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) 2009 kicked off in Macau on October 22, with the participation of representatives from 50 countries and territories, including Vietnam.

Thai PM: No violence to deal with Preah Vihear conflict

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjavjiva has confirmed the Thai government will only use negotiations to tackle the Preah Vihear dispute between Thailand and Cambodia, reported the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT).
Culture - Sports

Numerous celebrations to mark Hanoi liberation day

Numerous activities, including cultural and arts exhibitions, and performances will be held from Oct. 8-18 at the Hanoi ancient citadel relic to mark the 999 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the 55 th liberation day of the capital city (Oct. 10).

Ha Long Bay: one of the world’s natural wonders

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said on October 8 that Ha Long Bay has been ranked as one of the 150 most beautiful natural wonders in the world by the French leading e-magazine, L’Internaute.
Culture - Sports

Ca Tru added to Heritage List

Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) has been listed as a cultural heritage in need of urgent protection by the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
UNESCO gives nod to “Quan Ho” Culture - Sports

UNESCO gives nod to “Quan Ho”

“Quan Ho Bac Ninh” singing (Bac Ninh folk love duets) has been recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the fourth session of the UNESCO International Committee, in Abu Dhabi , the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Laos to build new Luang Prabang airport

Laos will start construction of its new Luang Prabang airport next year and put it into operation in 2013, Khampheng Saysompheng, Vice Chairman of Luang Prabang province, has said.

Ho Dynasty Citadel eyes world heritage status

The scientific file on the Ho Dynasty Citadel has been sent to Paris for consideration by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a world heritage site.