Viet Nam beat Kazakhstan at Asian volleyball event

Archer Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual ​recurve event. (Photo: VNA) Kuala Lumpur  (VNA) – Vietnamese female archers pocketed another silver medal on August 17 after missing out to Malaysian athletes in the women’s team compound category at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. Chau Kieu Oanh, Le Ngoc Huyen and Nguyen Thi Nhat Le entered the final round with considerable pressure from the local audience. The competition ended in a tie in the official time and was decided by a “gold arrows” round. However, Vietnamese team lost 27-28 to the host and brought the second silver medal to Vietnamese delegation. Earlier, Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual ​recurve event, the first medal for Vietnam at the largest regional sport event. 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 19-31. 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.-VNA... [read more]

(TITC) – On 15 August, in Ha Noi, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien had a meeting with Mr. Zamruni Khalid – Malaysian Ambassador to Viet Nam. On the occasion of the 29th SEA Games to take place in Malaysia from 19-31 August, Mr. Zamruni Khalid invited Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien to attend the opening ceremony and wished Vietnamese sport delegation to win high prizes at the biggest sport event in Southeast Asia. He also appreciated the relay in response to the 29th SEA Games held in Ha Noi in April which contributed to promote the event to Vietnamese people. Accepting the invitation of the Ambassador and expressing thankfulness for his wish, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien stressed that Vietnamese sport delegation attending the 29th SEA Games not only strived for best results, but also hoped to learn more about the organization of such events. Aiming to strengthen cooperation on the field of culture, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien suggested the two sides should support each orther to organize art performances, exhibitions, cultural festivals, particularly in the year 2018 celebrating 45th anniversary of Viet Nam - Malaysia diplomatic relation. At the meeting, the two sides also agreed to continue boosting tourism cooperation through promotion activities, connecting tours, human resource training and travel facilitation. In recent years, the number of visitors travelling between Viet Nam and Malaysia has been increasing thanks to visa exemption from September 2001 and convenient air connection.…... [read more]

Vietnamese and Lao children hold hands (Photo: VNA) Dak Lak (VNA) – Officials of Dak Lak, on August 16, received delegations of Vietnamese and Lao children who are taking part in a friendship summer camp in the Central Highlands province. At the reception, Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Tran Quoc Cuong said exchange activities among children from both nations have fostered traditional relationship and comprehensive cooperation between the two parties, governments and people. The exchanges also help implement joint programmes between the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union, he added. Cuong asked the children to make an effort in learning and contributing to their homeland as well as to bilateral relations. On the occasion, Cuong presented Dak Lak’s insignia to the Lao children delegation. The 2017 Vietnam – Laos friendship summer camp took place in Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Dak Lak provinces in the Central Highlands and in Khanh Hoa province in the central region from August 13 to 17. It has created a playground for Vietnamese and Lao kids to involve in various musical, cultural and sport activities. The camp is part of activities in celebration of the 55-year diplomatic relations between the two countries.-VNA... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Archer Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia yesterday, Viet Nam’s first medal the this year’s Games. On target: Chau Kieu Oanh (left) poses with her silver medal at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia yesterday. — Photos: VNA/VNS Oanh lost 143-144 to Sri Ranti of Indonesia in the final of the women’s individual three-string bow category. It was the first time Oanh took part in the region’s largest sporting event and is relatively inexperienced internationally. “I regretted that I made an error in the first shot because of psychological pressure. Although I tried my best I couldn’t take gold. However, I am very happy as it is my first medal in the Games. I want to give it my parents,” said Oanh. Oanh said if she won gold it would be a special gift for her on the occasion of her birthday. “I was determined to win gold in Malaysia to celebrate my 20th birthday on August 21. But in sport, anything can happen. I still have two more events so I will make every effort to gain the best result,” Oanh added. Earlier, the southern province of Tra Vinh-born player Oanh beat Su Su Hlaing of Myanmar 139-134 in the qualifying round. She defeated Aung Ngeain of Myanmar 144-141 in the quarter-finals and then Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh of the hosts 145-142 in the semi-finals. Also in this division, Fatin of Malaysia won the…... [read more]

NDO – After the first medal won by Chau Kieu Oanh, Vietnamese female archers won another silver medal in the women’s team compound category at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 17. >>> Female archer brings home first medal for Vietnam at 2017 SEA Games In the final match against the host country of Malaysia this morning, trio Chau Kieu Oanh, Le Ngoc Huyen and Nguyen Thi Nhat Le competed excellently and only lost to Malaysia by 1 point in the last shot. The start was not good for Vietnam as the trio allowed the Malaysian players take the lead after the first shot. Stepping in the second shot, the distance continues to widen to 2 points (110-112). At the 3rd round, the Malaysian archers played well when they repeatedly hit the bull’s eye. After this round, Vietnamese players scored 166 points against 169 by Malaysia. A surprise occurred in the fourth shot, as Vietnam leveled the score by winning 30 points, while Malaysia only scored 27 points. The deuce of 225-225 forced the two teams to enter the “gold arrows” round to determine who won the gold medal, with each archer scoring only one decisive shot. However, in the climatic final round, the Vietnamese team lost 27-28 to the host and brought home the second silver medal to the Vietnamese delegation. A day earlier, Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual compound event, the first medal for Vietnam in…... [read more]

NDO – The localities in the Mekong Delta region have welcomed over 17 million visitors since the beginning of the year, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Mekong Delta region concludes Can Tho city and 12 provinces of An Giang, Ben Tre, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Long An, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long. Over the past years, the infrastructure of the region has been strongly invested in. Many large bridges, such as My Thuan Bridge, Can Tho, Rach Mieu, Ham Luong and Co Chien, have been completed over all major rivers in the region. A series of important new routes have been completed, such as Can Tho - Ca Mau, Can Tho - Bac Lieu. Many other routes are also being upgraded and expanded. Investing road traffic has brought opportunities to develop the socio-economic status, including in the tourism sector. The area has a large tourism resource system. Most of the tourism resources of the Mekong Delta region associated with waterways, gardens, floating markets, are typical of the region. The region also has three biosphere reserves, five national parks, three nature reserves, three species reserves, seven habitat protected areas and one experimental science forest. These are valuable eco-tourism resources of the region as well as in Vietnam. Aiming to promote the regional tourism potential, The PM has recently approved a master plan for tourism development in the Mekong Delta region until 2020, with a vision towards…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Nam Tra My District in Quang Nam Province will host the first monthly Ngoc Linh ginseng market from September 29 to October 1. Promising root: Ngoc Linh ginseng harvested at a mountain farm in Nam Tra My District.  The chairman of the district people’s committee, Ho Quang Buu, told Viet Nam News the market in the south central province would provide a meeting point for tourists, investors, traders and local growers of Panax vietnamensis, better known as Vietnamese ginseng. He said the market, to be held every month between the 10th and 12th, would help boost the sale of local medical herbs, farm produce and forestry products, as well as improve the living standard of ethnic groups in the mountainous district. “We will allocate the culture and sport centre in the district to display farm produce, ginseng and herbs at 20 pavilions. Villagers will bring their products to introduce and sell at the market under strict control of quality and brand,” Buu said. Ngoc Linh ginseng, grown both in Nam Tra My District in Quang Nam and Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands, has been designated a national brand. Earlier this year, the district introduced the first ever Ngoc Linh ginseng and medical herbs centre in Tra Mai Commune as a major source of seed and saplings. The district plans to develop 15,000ha of ginseng farm in seven mountain communes by 2030. According to district authorities, more than 42,000ha of primary forests have been well preserved…... [read more]

With a strong passion for mobility, discovery and experience, modern people can go anywhere at any time. In summer, they prefer going to the sea. In winter, upland tours are well-liked. Vietnam expects to see a 15 per cent growth in upland tours this year. Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, noted that “The top task of the tourism industry in the second half of this year is to exert all the strengths to achieve the growth of least 30 per cent and this cannot be a better time for the Vietnamese tourism industry to take wings to fly.” Therefore, in addition to maintaining the charisma of central and southern coastal tourist attractions, it is also very important to boost the competitiveness of northern upland tours during the autumn-winter season to achieve this growth target. Diversified upland tours woo visitors National Day holidays will start the autumn-winter tourism season. Many have planned their travel for their families, with a majority opting out for short-day tours because they have 2-3 days off for this public holiday. In addition, there are many traditional festivals during this autumn - winter tourism season such as Mid-Autumn Full Moon Festival, Halloween, Christmas and New Year with many stimulus programmes. As a result, these tours catch the fancy of foreign travellers. Weather is very good during this season and tourists can have perfect conditions to explore, experience and contemplate the scenic landscape. To…... [read more]

Oanh lost 143-144 to Sri Ranti of Indonesia in the final of the women’s individual three-string bow category. It was the first time Oanh took part in the region’s largest sporting event and is relatively inexperienced internationally. “I regretted that I made an error in the first shot because of psychological pressure. Although I tried my best I couldn’t take gold. However, I am very happy as it is my first medal in the Games. I want to give it my parents,” said Oanh. Oanh said if she won gold it would be a special gift for her on the occasion of her birthday. “I was determined to win gold in Malaysia to celebrate my 20th birthday on August 21. But in sport, anything can happen. I still have two more events so I will make every effort to gain the best result,” Oanh added. Earlier, the southern province of Tra Vinh-born player Oanh beat Su Su Hlaing of Myanmar 139-134 in the qualifying round. She defeated Aung Ngeain of Myanmar 144-141 in the quarter-finals and then Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh of the hosts 145-142 in the semi-finals. Also in this division, Fatin of Malaysia won the bronze medal after crushing Dellie Threesyadinda of Indonesia. The 26-year-old Fatin won three gold medals in the previous Games in Singapore two years ago. “Oanh is very young but her skills are very good. Her result in the semi-finals is equivalent to the result of…... [read more]

The troupe, led by theater director Nguyen The Vinh, said they are happy to perform for the Vietnamese expatriate communities in Europe. They will perform in the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine from now to September 4. A scene of the comedy Benh Si (Egotism). Photo: cinet.vn Directed by People’s Artist Tuan Hai, the comedy Benh Si (Egotism) is one of the most famous plays written by late playwright Luu Quang Vu. It stars actors Xuan Bac, Phu Don, Viet Thang and actress Ho Lien. Taking place in a rural village in the North, the play is about a commune chairman and his officers, who are ordinary and good-natured people. However, they begin to consider themselves ‘noble’, and start to seek glory. Ridiculousness occurs happen when the officials’ good natures cannot change to adapt to their new lives. Luu Quang Vu wrote more than 50 plays. Most of them criticize the dark side of society, especially focusing on corruption and authoritarian behavior. The play Benh Si was Vu’s last production before he died aged 40 in a traffic accident in 1988. It has been performed throughout the country and received great acclaim from audiences, said director Vinh. “The play reflects the negative problems of society,” said Vinh. “Though it was written 20 years ago, it’s not out-of-date but still has a power to fight against social evils.” The artists want to honor Vu’s…... [read more]




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