SEA Games 29: Vietnamese Futsal dreams of changing medal colour

NDO – The Institute for the Conservation of Monuments (ICM) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on August 9 introduced a book named ‘Vietnamese communal house architecture through ICM’s documents, first volume’. This will be the first book in the series on the ICM’s research results for many years to come. Vietnamese communal house has long been a research subject, while there are many articles and books on this topic these books will be shown from a different perspective. Beside the photos, this book will also include drawings and research articles on 15 typical communal houses in the North, providing accurate scientific information to readers, documents on the history, architecture and sculpture of the monuments are also presented, along with many new interpretations and views. In particular, many materials will be published for the first time, thus becoming more valuable as many architectural and sculptural elements of the communal house are missing, yet are presented only in this book. A series of typical Vietnamese communal houses in the North, Central and South region are expected to be introduced in the next volume. Similar publications on other types of architectural monuments such as pagodas and temples (including temples, Champa towers) will also be launched in the near future.... [read more]

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien bade farewell to the Vietnam contingent at a simple ceremony in Hanoi on August 8, as they headed for the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (right) gave the national flag to Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnam SEA Games delegation, at the sending-off ceremony on August 8 in Hanoi. ​ Thien, who is the President of the Vietnam Olympics Committee, said the SEA Games is one of the most important sporting events of the year for Vietnam. It is considered a chance to promote solidarity, friendship and understanding between countries in the region. It is also an opportunity for athletes to show off their talent and achievements. On behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Thien appreciated the determination and great efforts of athletes, coaches and experts who overcame difficulties in training, and are now ready for the Games. He believed that the contingent would get the highest results and finish among the top teams at the Games, satisfying the admiration and trust of fans. Speaking at the ceremony, Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnam SEA Games delegation, said after a long time of practice and preparation, his athletes are confident to return from the SEA Games with many gold medals. “Hundreds of athletes have been summoned to different sports centres. They have been working hard and taking part in many intensive training courses locally and internationally with…... [read more]

Hanoi, August 9 (VNA) - Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien bade farewell to the Vietnam contingent at a simple ceremony in Hanoi on August 8, as they headed for the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.  Thien, who is the President of the Vietnam Olympics Committee, said the SEA Games is one of the most important sporting events of the year for Vietnam. It is considered a chance to promote solidarity, friendship and understanding between countries in the region. It is also an opportunity for athletes to show off their talent and achievements.  On behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Thien appreciated the determination and great efforts of athletes, coaches and experts who overcame difficulties in training, and are now ready for the Games.  He believed that the contingent would get the highest results and finish among the top teams at the Games, satisfying the admiration and trust of fans.  Speaking at the ceremony, Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnam SEA Games delegation, said after a long time of practice and preparation, his athletes are confident to return from the SEA Games with many gold medals.  “Hundreds of athletes have been summoned to different sports centres. They have been working hard and taking part in many intensive training courses locally and internationally with a view to improve their skills. They receive good health care, nutrition and medicine which are very important to ensure their best physique. And…... [read more]

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (right) gave the national flag to Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnam SEA Games delegation, at the sending-off ceremony on August 8 in Hanoi. ​(Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien bade farewell to the Vietnam contingent at a simple ceremony in Hanoi on August 8, as they headed for the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Thien, who is the President of the Vietnam Olympics Committee, said the SEA Games is one of the most important sporting events of the year for Vietnam. It is considered a chance to promote solidarity, friendship and understanding between countries in the region. It is also an opportunity for athletes to show off their talent and achievements. On behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Thien appreciated the determination and great efforts of athletes, coaches and experts who overcame difficulties in training, and are now ready for the Games. He believed that the contingent would get the highest results and finish among the top teams at the Games, satisfying the admiration and trust of fans. Speaking at the ceremony, Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnam SEA Games delegation, said after a long time of practice and preparation, his athletes are confident to return from the SEA Games with many gold medals. “Hundreds of athletes have been summoned to different sports centres. They have been working hard…... [read more]

NDO – In the near future, Vietnam and Mongolia will further promote exports to each other’s market, particularly their key products with advantages and complementary forms. The direction was reached during the 16th session of the Vietnam-Mongolia Inter-governmental Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, held recently in Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Chairman of the Vietnamese Sub-Committee under the Inter-governmental Committee, led the Vietnamese delegation to attend the meeting and took part in activities to promote and strengthen Vietnam's cooperation with the host. The Vietnamese delegates held talks with the Mongolian delegation led by Mongolian Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Sergelen Purev, who is also Chairman of the Mongolian Sub-Committee in the Inter-governmental Committee. The two sides discussed the major issues of cooperation between Vietnam and Mongolia, including diplomatic, defence and security relations; economics, trade and investment; agriculture and disaster prevention; science and technology; transportation; education, culture, sports and tourism; labour, healthcare and other fields. On the basis of the results achieved in the past sessions, the two sides agreed on a cooperation direction and discussed measures to further enhance the efficiency of cooperation in order to meet the requirements of both governments. Prioritised areas of cooperation decided upon during this session include trade, agriculture and tourism, in which the two sides will further promote the export of each other goods with their own strengths to complement each other. Vietnam wants to export agricultural and fishery…... [read more]

ASEAN photos on show in HanoiPhi Vu Visitors are seen at the photo exhibition which is open until August 11 at Ly Thai To Statue Square in Hanoi - PHOTO: TTXVN An outdoor photo exhibition highlighting landscapes, cultures and peoples of ASEAN member nations is on until August 11 at Ly Thai To Statue Square, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, the Vietnam News Agency reports. As part of a series of cultural and artistic events in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the seven-day exhibition with its theme “ASEAN countries and peoples” offers chances for local and regional photographers to meet up and talk about photography as well as promotes mutual understanding between ASEAN members. About 230 artworks by 136 photographers in the 10 ASEAN countries -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam -- are on display during the event, allowing visitors to explore the peoples, cultures and landscapes in the region.  The photos displayed at the exhibtion were selected from 10,000 entries of 1,200 amateur and professional photographers from ASEAN member nations who took part in the photo contest launched by the Department of Art, Photography and Exhibitions under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the government of Hanoi City.    ... [read more]

NDO – Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, has encouraged each member of the Vietnamese sports contingent to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of the Southeast Asian (SEA) countries. >>> SEA Games 2017 and interesting features >>> Vietnamese athletes encouraged ahead of SEA Games departure The official made the statement while addressing a send-off, held in Hanoi on August 8, for the national sports delegation ahead of their departure for Malaysia to attend the 29th SEA Games. He praised the athletes and coaches for their efforts and determination in overcoming difficulties during the training process over the past few months in preparation for the Games. Thien asked that all of the members of the contingent be fully aware of their responsibilities, as well as the honour entrusted on them by the Party and State, in order to successfully fulfill their tasks at the largest regional sporting event. At the ceremony, the minister handed over the national flag and flowers, accompanied by his hope for success, to Tran Duc Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training and Head of the Vietnamese SEA Games delegation. Fencer Vu Thanh An, who will be given the honour of holding the Vietnamese national flag at the opening ceremony of the 29th SEA Games, represented 476 Vietnamese athletes to take the oath, demonstrating a strong will and determination to achieve victories at the Games. As a practice, prior to any…... [read more]

Visitors at the exhibition (Photo: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – The museum of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on August 8 jointly held a photo exhibition to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The exhibition, which will run until September 30, features 120 photos introducing the establishment and development of the association, along with the socio-economic achievements as well as national cultural identity of Vietnam in the ASEAN community. Via the lens of VNA reporters, important events throughout ASEAN’s five-decade development are highlighted, including the first ASEAN Environment Forum in Hanoi in September 1999, the opening of the Conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information in October 2000 in Hanoi and the 34th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Hanoi in July 2001. Director of the Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Viet Phuong said that the event is part of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and 72 years of the August Revolution (August 19), and the National Day (September 2). Also on August 8, Can Tho also launched another photo exhibition themed “Sen village – Uncle Ho’s Homeland” showcasing 120 photos on the place where President Ho Chi Minh was born and grew up, as well as the late leader’s visits to his homeland. Within the framework of the event, the Can Tho Museum also coordinated with the An Giang Museum to …... [read more]

NDO – Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, paid a visit to the Hanoi National Sports Training Centre on August 7, in order to encourage Vietnam’s athletes and the coaching staff, prior to their arrival in Malaysia for the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. >>> SEA Games 2017 and interesting features >>> Wushu artists ready for SEA Games The minister was joined by Vuong Bich Thang, Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, and Tran Duc Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department and Head of the Vietnamese delegation to the 29th SEA Games. Thien toured the training sections of Vietnam’s SEA Game teams in the sports of taekwondo, pencak silat, karatedo, weightlifting, gymnastics, men’s volleyball, sepak takraw, athletics, table tennis, archery and shooting. He kindly encouraged and stimulated the spirit of trainers and athletes, whilst assigning targets to each national team at the upcoming Games. Expressing their delight at the minister’s visit, members of the national teams pledged to compete to the best of their abilities to bring glory to the homeland. Minister Thien will attend a send-off for the Vietnamese SEA Games delegation scheduled tonight in Hanoi. * On the same day, the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports also held an assembly aiming to encourage the city’s athletes and trainers ahead of their departure for SEA Games missions in Malaysia. Many of Hanoi’s outstanding sportspersons will be the “golden hopes” for Vietnam at the largest regional sporting event, including Duong Thuy…... [read more]

The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hanoi City People’s Committee to mark the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN. The exhibition displays 230 photos by 230 photographers of ASEAN countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Best art works were selected from more than 10,000 pictures of 1,200 authors. The event presents to viewers countries, people, cultures, economies and societies of ASEAN nations; cooperation and relationship activities among countries in the region; and promotes understanding among countries as well as contributing to building an united, dynamic and developed ASEAN community, and a peaceful and proper region. The organization board also awarded the “ASEAN-2017” Cup to the 10 best works of 10 authors representing the 10 ASEAN nations. They are the “ASEAN 13 Omar Ali Saifudden Mosque2” by Haji Jumat Bin Haji Taha (Brunei), “Number of tourists from different” by Phat Dara (Cambodia), “Pacu Jawi” by John Hantoro Pudjoko (Indonesia), “That Luang Stupa in Vientiane” by Ikham Khamlasee (Laos), “We love Malaysia” by Tan Ee Long (Malaysia), “Kyite htee yoe: The Golden Rock Pagoda” by Nyaung U Than Htay (Myanmar), “Fluvial Parade Dinagyang Festival” by Raniel Jose Castaneda (the Philippines), “Marina Bay” by Ho Hon Yew (Singapore), “Releasing” by Wannapong Surarochprajak (Thailand) and “Bac Son Valley” by Vu Kim Khoa (Vietnam). The exhibition runs unitl August 11. By MINH TAM – Translated by Kim Khanh... [read more]




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