Vietnam TV shows struggling on export quest

Both state-owned and private television stations and companies in Vietnam have faced immense difficulty exporting their shows.Courtersy of Dien Quan Media"> While numerous foreign TV reality shows have forayed into the local market, only two Vietnamese series have been exported so far. … [Read more...]

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$800k tree stump displayed in northern Vietnam museum

The Forest Ranger Department of northern Vietnam's Quang Binh Province on Monday handed over a "sua" tree stump worth over US$800,000 to the provincial museum.Tuoi Tre" /> The "sua" stump, scientifically termed Dalbergia Tonkinensis Prain, weighs almost two tons and is 1.8m long in the base. … [Read more...]

Northwest Tourism Fair 2014 kick off in Ha Giang

The Hanoitimes - On October 17-18, the Northwest Tourism Fair 2014 took place in Ha Giang province to boost tourism linkages between the regional provinces. Tran Duc Quy, Deputy Chairman of the Ha Giang People's Committee said that the fair created a change in promoting the region's popular destinations and tourism products, especially in community-based tourism. The participated regional provinces were Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Hoa BInh, Son La, Lai Chau and Ha Giang. … [Read more...]

VietJet celebrates Vietnamese Women’s Day with a million roses

VietNamNet Bridge - To celebrate Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20), budget air carrier VietJet Air presented roses to all female passengers travelling on the airline's flights. On each flight that day, the airline's cabin crew gave red roses to each female passenger and extended their best wishes on behalf of the airline. … [Read more...]

Social News 21/10

Authorities crack down on street ads Restrictions against placing brand logos or pictures of products on advertisements for shops have just been put in place for store in HCM City. Under the new regulation issued on September 16, which is still under review, the citywide ban on advertisements for shop signboards designates that any ad featuring such images must be taken down by March, 2015. Currently, a wide range of shops include brand logos and pictures of products on their advertisements. … [Read more...]

Company builds road without permission in Ha Long Bay’s peripheral areas

Over the past year, a mountain in UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay's peripheral area in northern Vietnam's Quang Ninh Province has been blasted so a local company could build a road without a permit. The 1-km road begins at the edge of a coastal limestone mountain in Ha Long City's Ha Phong Ward and reaches the rim of Ha Long Bay. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China agree to avoid armed conflicts in East Sea

Visiting Vietnamese Defense Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and his Chinese hosts including his counterpart Chang Wanquan agreed to prevent armed conflicts from occurring between the two countries in the East Sea.>> China to build illegal airfield on Vietnam's Truong Sa >> Vietnam concerned by violations of int'l law in East Sea: PM >> China's runway building on island violates Vietnam's sovereignty>> Ministry protests China's illegal act on Vietnam's Truong Sa The agreement was reached … [Read more...]

Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat rank low among Asian airports, but CAAV rejects assessment

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam's two major airports of Tan Son Nhat in HCM City and Noi Bai in Hanoi are among the worst in Asia, according to the results of a poll on a website specializing in assessment of airports. Lack of facilities is a disadvantage of the Noi Bai International Airport. Photo: Allvietnam … [Read more...]

Hanoi proposes ways to make money from climate change

VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi authorities have decided that it can make money from the severe weather conditions caused by climate change, saying also that its citizens need to adapt to the new circumstances. Scientists say they have found solutions that not only reduce the effects of climate change but also make money from the changes. … [Read more...]

China, Vietnam agree to avoid use and threat of force

Vietnam and China reached a consensus on settling disputes by peaceful means, while the armies should closely monitor activities at sea to avoid the threat and use of force, and prevent clashes, the Defence Minister told the press on the sidelines of the on-going 8th National Assembly session. Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, who recently made a visit to China, was quoted by Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper as saying that the two sides signed a technical memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a … [Read more...]