Artisan Nguyen Van Quyen from Dan Vien hamlet, Cao Vien commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi, is one of the last few artisans who are masters of the art of making ‘keo quan’ lantern, a traditional hand-made lantern with vivid rotating paper-cut figures on the cover. Despite his old age, Quyen still works steadfastly to preserve the traditional craft.
Books from Vietnam are now available at the “Vietnam Corner” which was inaugurated on November 4th at the National Library and Jadavpur University in the eastern city of Kolkata, India’s West Bengal State.
Ly Thi Tuyen, Deputy Chairman of the Lai Chau Union of Friendship Organisations (Union) had paid a visit to Sengphone Sonphasit, a Laos student at Lai Chau Health Intermediate School has had an accident on October 29th.
On October 31st, at the headquarter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, former Vice State President of Vietnam and Chairwoman of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF) received Mr. Carolus Wimmer, Secretary of International Relations of Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV).
Ms. Pratibha Mehta, the United Nations’ Resident Coordinator and Development Programme Resident Representative in Vietnam, was presented a friendship order from the Vietnamese State in Hanoi on October 25th for her contributions to the ties between Vietnam and the UN.
Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda is part of a bustling scene with big gates, evoking the Gates to Heaven.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20th announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities.
Heavy rains in the region in recent days have caused flooding, inundating tens of thousands of homes and a large area of crops, especially in Quang Binh. The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organization (HAUFO) called on the community to urgently assist flood victims in central Vietnam.
Vietnam’s representative agencies in the Republic of Korea (RoK), China and Malaysia have been working to provide protection services for Vietnamese nationals in the countries as reported by Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Hai Binh on October 13th.
Vietnam has asked China for early cooperation in regular information sharing mechanisms regarding the nuclear projects.
Mustapha Boutadjine, an Algerian-French visual artist, has presented the Vietnamese Embassy in France with a portrait of late President Ho Chi Minh made of small pieces of paper on October 11th.
The standing conference of executive committee of the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Association (VJFA) was held at the headquarter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) on October 11th.
The Keo Pagoda Autumn festival began in Duy Nhat Commune, Vu Thu District in the northern province of Thai Binh on October 10th or the tenth day of ninth month in lunar calendar.
A cultural exchange show promoting the beauty of Vietnam’s land and people took place at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan on the evening of October 8th, drawing great public attention.
The second daisy festival will open at Ba Vang pagoda in Uong Bi city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on October 9th (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month of 2016).
Vietnamese youth delegates participating in the 43rd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) have promoted their home country via an impressive series of photos of the “non la” (conical leaf hat).
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has requested that serious and complex corruption cases must be investigated, prosecuted and brought to trial as soon as possible in a meeting of the standing board of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption as head of the Committee in Hanoi on October 1st.