Literature books to be translated into English
Tuesday,  Jun 27,2017,23:13 (GMT+7)
Two local books “Nhung nga tu va cot den”(Crossroads and Lampposts) written by Tran Dan and “Nhung dua tre chet gia” (The Young Die Old) by Nguyen Binh Phuong have been chosen to be translated from Vietnamese into English.
Italy triumphs at int’l fireworks competition
Tuesday,  Jun 27,2017,00:40 (GMT+7)
The Italian team Martarello SRL won first prize on the final night of competition at the Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2017 last Saturday in the central coast city of Danang. Second and third prizes went to the Australia and UK teams respectively.
Int’l students to learn about Vietnam agriculture
Thursday,  Jun 22,2017,23:34 (GMT+7)
Twenty-six students from Vietnam and seven other Asia-Pacific countries will spend two weeks learning about sustainable agriculture and impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers in the country.
Cheo Chai He in Bac Ninh falling into oblivion
Tuesday,  Jun 20,2017,22:58 (GMT+7)
The ancient region of Kinh Bac (now the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang) is home to not only quan ho singing (love duet) but also cheo (traditional opera) Chai He, a typical musical to express people’s filial love to their parents. Nguyen Nang Dich, the only 65-year-old local man, is making effort to preserve cheo Chai He he has treasured as the unique art form is falling into oblivion.
Vietnam Junior Fashion Week to kick off in Hanoi
Thursday,  Jun 15,2017,22:02 (GMT+7)
The third Vietnam Junior Fashion Week (VJFW) for kids aged between 3 and 14 will take place at the Gamuda Gardens urban area in the capital city of Hanoi for the first time from June 16 to 18, following the success of two previous seasons held in HCMC.
Famous local singer named Japan’s tourism ambassador
Tuesday,  Jun 13,2017,23:40 (GMT+7)
Famous Vietnamese singer Noo Phuoc Thinh last Friday was officially appointed as Japan’s tourism ambassador by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Saigon Giai Phong newspaper reports.
U.S. Independence Day celebration held in town
Monday,  Jun 12,2017,23:48 (GMT+7)
The U.S. Consulate General in HCMC last week organized a ceremony at the GEM Center to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States (July 4, 1776-2017).
Couple writers launch Letters in Love and War
Thursday,  Jun 8,2017,23:27 (GMT+7)
International friends last weekend gathered at L’uisine, Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC to celebrate Letters in Love and War, an English language publication by couple writers Vu Tu Nam and Thanh Huong. The book is a collection of love letters the couple  exchanged when they were young journalists during the war.  They recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary.
U.S. grants US$15.5 million for Fulbright University
Thursday,  Jun 8,2017,21:33 (GMT+7)
Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) on Tuesday received two grants worth a total of US$15.5 million from the U.S. government.
Thai consulate holds cooking classes in June
Wednesday,  Jun 7,2017,22:34 (GMT+7)
The Royal Thai Consulate General in HCMC last Saturday teamed up with Le Méridien Saigon to run the first cooking class themed “Discovering Thai cuisine with Chef Kuan” at the Bamboo Chic restaurant of the hotel, as part of a series of Thai cooking classes to be offered every Saturday during this month.
Le Fruit Triathlon 2017 set to take place next week
Wednesday,  May 31,2017,21:36 (GMT+7)
Le Fruit Off-Road Triathlon, one of the country’s multi-sport events, will make a comeback for its 15th edition at Ho Tram Beach in the southern coast province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on June 10.
Color Me Run lures large crowds
Monday,  May 29,2017,23:04 (GMT+7)
The fourth annual Color Me Run, an international running competition in combination with music performances organized by Pulse Active, took place in HCMC’s District 2 last Saturday, with thousands of local and foreign people attending.
RMIT students enter Accor Take off final round
Friday,  May 26,2017,19:44 (GMT+7)
Students of RMIT University Vietnam have won a ticket to the final round of “Accor Takeoff! 2017,” an international innovative ideas competition of Accor hotels’ new brand JO&JOE. The final is scheduled to take place in June in Paris, France.
Germany, Vietnam cooperate in vocational training, energy and environment
Thursday,  May 25,2017,23:21 (GMT+7)
Germany agreed to boost cooperation with Vietnam in the priority fields of vocational training, energy and environment during a negotiation round which took place on May 17-18 in German capital Berlin.
Vietnam to send representatives to Going Global meet in London
Wednesday,  May 24,2017,23:37 (GMT+7)
The conference on global education called “Going Global 2017” is taking place from May 22 to 24 in the City of London, with senior leaders of Vietnam’s ministries of education-training and culture-sports-tourism attending.
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