First Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh book room debuts in India

Being considered the first library with talking books for the blind in Vietnam, the library has an area of 636 square metres, 5 high quality voice recording rooms, talking book production, computer room for the blind, and chess room, using a capital of over VND7 billion. So far 1,830 talking books have been produced in the library, 402,810 copies having been distributed free to different foundations. In addition, 1,286 talking books have been posted on the website, attracting 16.7 million hits.Former Standing Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh city Party Committee Nguyen Van Dua and Vice Chairwoman of…... [read more]

(Cinet)- The 39th International Book Fair opened on January 28 in Kolkata city, West Bengal (India), with the participation of more than 700 publishers and writers from more than 30 countries around the world. Vietnam’s participation at the event was organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in India in conjunction with the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee (IVSC) in West Bengal.  Nearly 150 Vietnamese books in both English and Hindi are on display at the event. Among the books are English versions of “Ho Chi Minh: Vi cuu tinh cua hoa binh, doc lap va hanh phuc” (Ho Chi Minh: Saviour of peace,…... [read more]

The book Russians Talk about Ho Chi Minh was introduced at a meeting organised by the Russia-Viet Nam Friendship Association in HCM City this week. The 160-page book written in Russian is a collection of stories and memoirs of 16 Russian writers, journalists and diplomats, who met President Ho Chi Minh from the 1920s to 1967. In Russia, the book's debut was made at a ceremony to celebrate the 120th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh and to open the Ho Chi Minh Institute in Saint Petersburg on May 19. "We're proud and happy that today the book is introduced…... [read more]

VUFO receives Ho Chi Minh memorabilia from India Strengthening ties with India Addressing the event, the Indian Ambassador to Vietnam, Ranjit Rae, highlighted the fine development of bilateral ties. He said that the launch of the book is part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.Ambassador Rae said Vietnam plays an important role in India’s Look East policy, and India is keen to invest more in the Vietnamese market.The book’s author, who is also Chairman of the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee of West-Bengal state, is currently on a visit to Vietnam…... [read more]

 A giant rainforest-themed book city has opened to public inside a mega shopping mall in Ho Chi Minh City.Operated by Phuong Nam Corp, the ‘Phuong Nam Book City’ is the second of its kind to be launched by the Vietnamese book company, aimed at creating “a unique space for books, a place where every book that a reader needs could be found.With over one million books available inside an area of nearly 3,000 square meters at the Garden Mall in District 5, it is the largest Phuong Nam’s bookstore in terms of stock size.Readers can spend the whole day ‘trekking’…... [read more]

Hundreds of students and people gathered on Friday night to pay tribute to Le Thanh Thuy, a cancer patient who died young but had inspired many with her spirited battle to the deadly disease, at her resting place in Ho Chi Minh City.People gave sunflowers and sang various Vietnamese songs to the Thuy, a high school girl who had led a long and hard fight against her bone cancer before her death at the age of 19 on November 2, 2007.Thuy was laid to rest at the Cu Chi Cemetery in Ho Chi Minh City, and this year marks the…... [read more]

According to Bach Thuy Ha, chairwoman of Q-Mama Holdings, this five-star hotel will be a unique addition to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday-stay scene, as it will offer high-standard leisure and entertainment facilities to customers.Located in one of the large commercial and cultural centres in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City, the incoming Q-Mama hotel will serve domestic and foreign tourists when they come to Ho Chi Minh City.“After investing in restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, I realised that there is a real potential in investments in food courts, spas, and healthcare and entertainment facilities in Ho…... [read more]

At the municipal Department for Foreign Affairs’ year-end meeting to review this year’s performance and set out next year’s tasks on Friday, Mr. Son said Ho Chi Minh city need to expand relations with foreign partners, boost trade, investment, and tourism, make practical contributions to achieving the political, social, and economic goals, and continue to be an integral part of Vietnam’s diplomacy. The meeting was told that 2017 is the successful year for the city’s foreign policy. The city hosted the APEC Year events, celebrations of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and…... [read more]

Located in large-scale residential areas, these are multi-level schools from kindergarten to high school with a capacity of accommodating nearly 2,000 students per campus. The two campuses are expected to be operational from the 2018-2019 school year to meet the increasing demand to enroll at VAS in Ho Chi Minh City.Sala and Riverside mega campuses are the first projects in VAS' expansion strategy after receiving investment from world-leading financial institution TPG in early 2017, bringing the number of VAS campuses to nine in the main districts of the city.Following the success of Garden Hills Mega Campus in Go Vap in…... [read more]

A book entitled “President Ho Chi Minh and France” compiled by Pham Hoang Diep, has been published by the National Political Publisher. The book is about President Ho Chi Minh’s activities in France from 1911 to September 1946; images of President Ho Chi Minh from the hearts of the French; and a collection of writings and interviews of President Ho Chi Minh related to France from 1919 to 1969. The 300-page book will help readers to understand more about activities of President Ho Chi Minh in France, the feelings of communist, intellectuals and French for President Ho Chi Minh.  …... [read more]