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VietNamNet Bridge – Archer Chu Duc Anh secured a gold medal in the men's recurve (one-stringed bow) for Vietnam at the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Archer Chu Duc Anh (Photo: thethao.tuoitre.vn) Anh defeated Khairul Anuar Mohamad from the host country of Malaysia 6 – 2 on August 20. Bui Truong Giang, head of Vietnam’s archery division, called Anh’s gold medal a very special one.   Earlier, archers Nguyen Tien Cuong and Chau Kieu Oanh grabbed a bronze medal at the mixed team compound. Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual compound event, the first medal for Vietnam at the largest regional sport event. The trio Chau Kieu Oanh, Le Ngoc Huyen and Nguyen Thi Nhat Le pocketed another silver for Vietnam in the women’s team compound category. Ten archery categories are featured at the Games, consisting of individual recurve (men and women), recurve team (men, women and mix), individual compound (men and women) and compound team (men, women and mix). Vietnam sent more than 470 athletes to compete at the Games in Malaysia from August 19-30. They are scheduled to take part in 32 out of 38 sports and meet about 6,000 athletes from 10 other countries in the region. Source: VNA related news SEA Games 29: Archers win another medal for Vietnam Vietnamese archers break SEA Games’ record... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters, as well as challenges due to global climate change. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is necessary to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters within the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than US$1 billion each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters have left 100 people dead so far this year. Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters, as well as challenges due to global climate change. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is necessary to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters within the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than US$1 billion each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters have left 100 people dead so far this year. Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Dozens of quan ho (love duets) artistes in Bac Ninh Province – cradle of the traditional art form – are coming together every Saturday night to entertain audiences in a very special performance. Boat music: Quan Ho performances on the Nguyen Phi Y Lan Lake in Bac Ninh City every Saturday aim to promote the art form within and outside the northern province.  Instead of performing in the yard of a communal house yard, which is the typical venue, the singers perform on boats on the Nguyen Phi Y Lan Lake in Bac Ninh City. The boat performances are among activities aiming to preserve values of the traditional art form that was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2009.   Tran Quang Nam, director of the province’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, said quan ho has different sub-genres, including hat chuc, hat mung (literally means greeting singing); hat tho or ritual singing; hat canh – a kind of singing competition between a village’s quan ho group with another group from another village, which takes place at night during every spring festival; and hat hoi or festival singing. “In hat hoi, the singers perform on a boat,” he said, explaining why the quan ho boat performance has been a significant part of any traditional festival in Bac Ninh Province for centuries. “We expect that the quan ho boat performance every Saturday night will be a meaningful cultural activity, helping introduce and promote further…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Officials of the APEC Health Working Group gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, aiming to address a range of issues in order to build a healthy Asia-Pacific region. In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Le Quang Cuong highlighted health as a critical component of the economic and trade development and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Investment in health is the key to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, he said, adding that better health leads to greater wealth, which will be an essential driver for long-term economic development growth. Cuong reviewed Vietnam’s hosting of the first Health Working Group Meeting in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, from February 23-24, with the theme of “Health system strengthening, towards sustainable development” and focusing on five priorities. The priorities include; ensuring progress on universal health coverage in APEC economies towards a healthy Asia-Pacific by 2020, strengthening communicable disease control and antimicrobial resistance among APEC economies, an integrated approach for promoting healthy aging and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), sustainable health care finance in the transitional period and a focus on health in all policies, and multi sectorial action to achieve health in relation to sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. The theme and priorities were highly appreciated and endorsed by the 21 APEC economies as they are issues of common interest that need to be strengthened further for all APEC economies in the coming year, he noted. The second APEC Health Working Group Meeting will review the…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Officials of the APEC Health Working Group gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, aiming to address a range of issues in order to build a healthy Asia-Pacific region. In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Le Quang Cuong highlighted health as a critical component of the economic and trade development and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Investment in health is the key to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, he said, adding that better health leads to greater wealth, which will be an essential driver for long-term economic development growth. Cuong reviewed Vietnam’s hosting of the first Health Working Group Meeting in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, from February 23-24, with the theme of “Health system strengthening, towards sustainable development” and focusing on five priorities. The priorities include; ensuring progress on universal health coverage in APEC economies towards a healthy Asia-Pacific by 2020, strengthening communicable disease control and antimicrobial resistance among APEC economies, an integrated approach for promoting healthy aging and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), sustainable health care finance in the transitional period and a focus on health in all policies, and multi sectorial action to achieve health in relation to sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. The theme and priorities were highly appreciated and endorsed by the 21 APEC economies as they are issues of common interest that need to be strengthened further for all APEC economies in the coming year, he noted. The second APEC Health Working Group Meeting will review the…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam won two gold medals in the wushu event at the ongoing Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia today. Duong Thuy Vi in her final Jianshu performance today. -- VNA/VNS Photos Quoc Khanh Duong Thuy Vi scored 9.67 points to win the gold medal in the women’s Jianshu category being held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, edging Malaysia’s Eyin Phoon, who had to settle for the silver after scoring 9.63 points. Singapore’s Hui Xin Fing came third with a score of 9.60 to take the bronze. Hoang Thi Phuong Giang brought home another gold medal in the women’s gunshu with 9.64 points. Loh Ying Ting of the hosts came second with 0.01 point less than Giang. This morning, Viet Nam earned one more bronze medal in the mixed doubles of the table tennis event, thanks to duo Dinh Quang Linh and Mai Hoang My Trang. Hoang Thi Phuong Giang performs in the women’s gunshu in the SEA Games in Malaysia today.  On Saturday, Hoang Thi Thanh grabbed a silver medal in the women’s marathon after clocking 2:55.43 seconds, roughly seven minutes behind gold medallist Mary Joy Tabal of the Philippines. With two gold, three silver and two bronze, Viet Nam rank fifth in the medal tally. Hosts Malaysia are leading with 12 gold, nine silver and eight bronze. Singapore are the runners-up with six gold, five silver and six bronze medals.  Source: VNS related news Wushu artists ready for SEA Games HCM City targets a dozen…... [read more]

The street is reserved exclusively for pedestrians from 7pm to 2am at weekends. During this time, vendors are allowed to display their merchandise on the pavement, but not on the road. Two stages for live music performances are also set up at the two ends of the street, promoting both Vietnamese folk songs and international music. Thousands of local and foreign tourists flocked to Bùi Viện Walking Street. Source: vietnamnews.vn In addition, tourists can enjoy free Wi-Fi services, public toilets and other tourist-related services. Foreign visitors have already praised the street for selling “cheap beer” and “providing good services”. Mahlet Christie from Australia said it was a very good idea to open the walking street. “We love it as everything here is so accessible. It was interesting to sit on the street watching everyone going past.” “The food is amazing as always. Vietnamese beer is very good. Saigon beer is the best,” she said. Vu Ngoc Khiem of Bình Thạnh district said, “This is more fun, definitely a more exciting place to hangout for foreign visitors and even locals like me.” Located in Pham Ngu Lao ward in District 1, the city’s new pedestrian street is expected to offer local residents and tourists a range of entertainment activities. Since the middle of July, authorities in District 1 have piloted a vehicle ban from 7pm to 2am on weekends, while also carrying out upgrades to pavements…... [read more]

The ministry issued Circular No.23/2017/TT-BLDTBXH on granting work permits to foreign workers via the Internet on August 15. Accordingly, an application for work permit of a foreign worker in Vietnam must be lodged at least 20 days before the day the worker started working.  Foreign workers in Vietnam can apply for work permits online from October 2. Employers of the foreign worker must provide all required information of the worker to the competent authority and explain why the worker is needed. The competent authority must produce a response to the application via email within 12 days since the application is lodged. It also must detail reasons for rejecting the request. The number of foreigners working in Vietnam has increased significantly over the last ten years, the MoLISA reported. The number increased from more than 12,600 in 2004 to more than 83,500 in 2015, the ministry has said. Chinese workers make up 30.9 percent of Vietnam’s foreign workforce, with 25,700 people, while those from the Republic of Korea number over 15,300, Taiwanese more than 10,700 and Japanese over 7,900. HCM City is home to the largest number of foreign workers, with more than 20,300 people, accounting for 24.3 percent, followed by neighboring Binh Duong province with more than 12,000 people (14.4 percent), Ha Tinh 7,000 people (8.4 percent), Hanoi 6,386 people (7.6 percent) and Dong Nai 6,205 people (7.4 percent). Source: VNA... [read more]

The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters as well as global climate change challenges. An overview of the meeting  Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most of countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is a must to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimize the occurrence of natural disasters in the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than 1 billion USD each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters so far this year have left 100 people dead.  Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a common mechanism and reach consensus on emergency…... [read more]




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