Apricot blossoms vibrant southern province

The Mai Vang (Golden Apricot Blossom) Awards 2011 were presented to artists in recognition of their contributions to TV programs and to the fields of stage, cinema and music.Artists were awarded prestigious titles, including “Best Pop Male/Female Singer”, “Best Male/Female Singer in revolutionary traditional song”, “Best Male/Female Singer in folk song”, “Best dramatic actors/actresses”, “Best classical opera actors/actresses”, and “Best comedian”.In addition, the jury board also awarded the titles “Best film” and “Best actor/actress” in movies and TV serials.On the occasion, “Best master of ceremonies (MC)” was also awarded.Winners of the Golden Apricot Blossom Awards 2011 include Hoai Linh, Binh…... [read more]

The resort towns Da Lat in the central highland province of Lam Dong will organize the first Cherry-like apricot blossoms festival in the middle of January, 2017.Mai Anh Dao (Cherry-like apricot blossoms) whose scientific name is Prunus Cerasoides is the floral symbol of Da Lat. Its trunk is like peach, but its flower has 5 petals like yellow apricot flower. All streets in the city are full of the pink flowers when spring comes.The festival aims to honor the beauty of the city’s typical flower and attract domestic and foreign tourists.By Doan Kien – Translated by Kim Khanh... [read more]

A cherry-like apricot blossoms festival will be launched for the first time in January 2017 in the Tuyen Lam Lake Tourism Area, Da Lat City, announced the Lam Dong provincial People’s Committee on November 1.   The three-day festival will feature a variety of activities, including an opening ceremony and a cherry-like apricot tree planting event, organization of a cherry-like apricot blossoms space for spectators, a cherry-like apricot blossom photo exhibition and a cos-play festival.   Cherry-like apricot flower is considered a typical feature of Da Lat City in spring when all streets are full of the pink flowers. Thousands…... [read more]

Southern provinces share macro stability experiencesBy Nguyet Van - The Saigon Times DailyHCMC – Authorities of four southern provinces on Tuesday joined an online conference to speak about their actions to implement the Government’s Resolution No.11/NQ-CP to curb inflation, stabilize the macro economy and ensure social security.Leaders of HCMC, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, and Soc Trang asserted at the discussion that the each of the locales has its own action plans to gain economic and social aims set out in the resolution which was issued in February this year.Accordingly, giving support to ensure stable production and business for local SMEs…... [read more]

Ferocious storm threatens southern provincesThe Saigon Times Daily HCMC – A ferocious typhoon called Tembin is forecast to make landfall in southern Vietnam early tomorrow, directly affecting provinces from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, according to the national weather forecaster. The storm is moving westward to southern Vietnam at 20-25 kilometers per hour, after killing hundreds in the Philippines and leaving a trail of destruction there. The typhoon was moving around Truong Sa (Spratly) islands last night with a wind speed of 115 kilometers an hour. The speed is forecast to hit a maximum of 135 kilometers per hour today.…... [read more]

(Cinet) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) has just promulgated Decision No.1852/QĐ-BVHTTDL holding the composition and exhibition campaign of Fine Arts and Photography on minority ethnic groups in the Southern provinces 2011.   The said Decision is based on Instructions 1971/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister intensifying the national work in the country’s industrialization and modernization and Document of  An Giang provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism agreeing to hold the composition and exhibition campaign of Fine Arts and Photography on minority ethnic groups in the Southern provinces 2011. The MOCST assigned Department of National Culture presided…... [read more]

Sand exports are continuing to increase though there is not enough sand for the domestic market, and many traders are taking advantage to push up prices and make a killing, the HCM City Department of Construction said.Speaking at a meeting with construction department officials from southern provinces in Long An Province on November 17, Nguyễn Ngọc Thanh, head of the city department’s Construction Materials Division, said since the second quarter natural sand prices have increased sharply, especially in HCM City.In recently, the price of sand for concrete production in the city has gone up over three times from around VNĐ220,000…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Visitors to Tuong Binh Hiep craft village in Thu Dau Mot City in the southern province of Binh Duong can see a buzz of activity as artisans produce lacquerware for Tet in mid-February.At the workshop of Tu Bon Co. Ltd., 25 artisans are completing products like flower pots, vases, jars, and boxes, which would soon be delivered to some retailers.Le Ba Linh, director of lacquerware maker Tu Bon Co., said sales had been good this year, a good sign for the development of traditional craft villages in Binh Duong, which have improved their quality and brands.Truong Quan…... [read more]

A temple to worship Uncle Ho in Chau Thoi commune, Vinh Loi district, the southern province of Bac Lieu has been opened to mark the centennial anniversary of the late President Ho Chi Minh leaving Vietnam to seek ways to save the country. The project to restore the temple was completed with an investment of over 29 billion VND. At the opening ceremony, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member, Minister-Chairman of the Office of the Government, appreciated the revolutionary struggle and cultural traditions as well as sentiments of people in Bac Lieu for Uncle Ho. He hoped that people would preserve…... [read more]

The 24th Golden Racket International Table Tennis Tournament will be held in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from July 13-18. The event is expected to attract 106 players from seven countries and territories, including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Viet Nam. Men's and women's events will be held, with players from South Korea expected to be the strongest. This year foreign players will play Vietnamese teams for the first time. Under Viet Nam Sports Administration rules, foreign players may compete at open events and club championships, but not in the national tournament. Truong Thoi…... [read more]