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New chair of AmCham Hanoi elected
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:40 (GMT+7)
Michael Kelly has been elected chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi (AmCham Hanoi) for 2018, succeeding Natasha Ansell who held the post last year.
U.S. Consulate hosts conference on educational cooperation
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:38 (GMT+7)
The U.S. Consulate General in HCMC on January 16 joined forces with Student Exchange Vietnam, an educational organization with a mission to promote student exchange programs for Vietnamese and international youths, to host an American Abroad conference at the American Center on level 8 of Diamond Plaza in District 1.
Finland presents books to outstanding teachers in HCMC
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,23:03 (GMT+7)
The Embassy of Finland in Vietnam on Saturday joined hands with the HCMC government to present the book “Finnish Lessons 2.0: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?” to exemplary teachers on Nguyen Van Binh Book Street in the city center.
Two scientists honored in prestigious women in science awards
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,23:02 (GMT+7)
Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoai and Dr. Tran Thi Ngoc Dung won the 2017 L’Oreal – UNESCO for Women in Science awards which were held last Friday in Hanoi. Their prizes totaled VND50 million each.
Vietnamese American film director Stephane Gauger dies aged 48
Monday,  Jan 15,2018,18:34 (GMT+7)
Vietnamese American film director Stephane Gauger, who had a strong devotion to Vietnam’s film industry, died at his private home in HCMC on the night of January 11 due to heart attack, reported local media.
Denmark-Vietnam vocational training project proves effective
Monday,  Jan 15,2018,18:33 (GMT+7)
The Danish-Vietnamese Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project has effectively connected colleges and enterprises after a year of implementation in Vietnam, heard a workshop to review the first year of the project held in HCMC last Friday.
Five-star hotel chefs join cooking contest
Friday,  Jan 12,2018,21:27 (GMT+7)
Dozens of chefs from 13 five-star hotels in HCMC on Wednesday night competed in a cooking contest at the Rex Hotel in HCMC’s District 1 as part of the annual “Taste of the World” food festival.
World Hindi Day celebrated in town
Friday,  Jan 12,2018,21:26 (GMT+7)
The Consulate General of India in HCMC and the HCMC University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) on Wednesday held a ceremony to commemorate the World Hindi Day at the university in District 1, HCMC.
Top places for expats to learn Vietnamese in town
Thursday,  Jan 11,2018,18:10 (GMT+7)
As the nation is pushing for international economic integration and cultural exchange, more and more foreigners are flocking to Vietnam to earn a living and settle down. Therefore, the demand of studying Vietnamese has been growing, especially in HCMC, the country’s most dynamic and vibrant economic center. Following are a couple of places in the city recommended for expats wishing to study the Vietnamese language.
ADB launches Instagram photo contest in Mekong Subregion
Wednesday,  Jan 10,2018,23:17 (GMT+7)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on January 9 launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increased regional cooperation and integration can improve people’s lives.
Painting contest held to mark 45 years of Vietnam-Singapore relations
Tuesday,  Jan 9,2018,20:23 (GMT+7)
Around 100 school children aged between six and 15 in HCMC on Sunday joined a painting contest at the HCMC General Sciences Library in District 1, HCMC in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Vietnam (1973-2018).
Ethnic beauty crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2017
Tuesday,  Jan 9,2018,20:22 (GMT+7)
H’hen Nie, a 26-year-old of the Ede ethnic minority group in the Central Highlands province of Daklak, won Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 on the coronation night held at the Crown Convention Center in the central coast city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province on Saturday night.
Installation art exhibition opened in town
Tuesday,  Jan 9,2018,20:22 (GMT+7)
French artists Pierre​ ​Larauza​ and Emmanuelle​ ​Vincent have joined forces with Vietnamese Belgian artist Thy Nguyen Truong Minh to put on an exhibition of installation art at the HCMC Museum of Fine Arts in HCMC’s District 1. 
HCMC to host int’l culinary festival late this week
Monday,  Jan 8,2018,20:34 (GMT+7)
More than 100 food booths will be featured at the annual food festival named “Taste of the World” scheduled for January 11 to 14 at Le Van Tam Park in HCMC’s District 1.
Vietnamese actress named among world’s most popular celebrities
Monday,  Jan 8,2018,20:34 (GMT+7)
The International Movie Database (IMDb), the world’s prestigious online database of the global film, TV industry and celebrities, has recently named Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, also known as Veronica Ngo, among the 50 most popular celebrities in its weekly-updated STARmeter ranking.
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