Experts discuss ways to revive woodblocks Society

Experts discuss ways to revive woodblocks

Intellectuals congregated at a scientific workshop held in the northern province of Bac Giang on August 16 to explore measures needed to revive and develop a collection of woodblocks at the provincial Vinh Nghiem pagoda.

Laos honours Vietnamese experts

A number of Vietnamese collectives and individuals have been honoured with Laos’ noble decorations for their great contributions to the building of a commemorative house of Lao students during the war time.

Farming sector must focus on local market

Agricultural processors should develop their local distribution systems and not just focus on exports if they wish to develop sustainably, said an official at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Ho Thi Kim Thoa, deputy minister of industry and trade, said the domestic market for farming goods and services in 2011 showed a year-on-year increase of 24.3 percent and reached 2,004 trillion VND (95.4 million USD).

She said that if processors only focused on exports and did not expand their share of the local market they will be vulnerable to global downturns. Meanwhile, she said, foreign firms have expanded their market share in Vietnam .

Diplomatic corps present gifts to disadvantaged children

Diplomats from a number of foreign embassies in Vietnam and representatives from domestic and international organisations on July 18 visited and granted gifts to children in Thien Phuc Humanitarian Centre in the northern province of Bac Giang.

Telecom products attract foreign investors

The implementation of a series of projects in telecommunications production in the first months of 2011 showed that Vietnam’s high-tech sector continued to draw foreign investors.

By the end of March, Wintek Vietnam Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Taiwan’s Wintek Corp. was officially granted a licence to build a 250 million USD plant to produce touch screens for iPhone and iPad in Quang Chau economic zone in the northern province of Bac Giang.

UNESCO official sees Buddhist Sutra-carved blocks

Ray Edmondson, Chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee for Memory of the World Programme, saw wood blocks printed with Buddhist Sutras that are seeking for UNESCO’s World Documentary Heritage recognition at Vinh Nghiem pagoda in the northern province of Bac Giang.