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.
The 2015 Vietnam Sea and Island Week organised by the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee will be taken place from June 1st- 8th.
The Hue royal architectures engraved with poetry will be proposed as a valuable archive in UNESCO’s Memory of the World list, as heard at a recent workshop held in Hue city in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue.
ATM cards make up a lion’s share of some 80 million bank cards in Vietnam but the security of these plastics is very low as they use old technology, experts at Banking Vietnam 2015 warned.
Gifu Kogyo Vietnam Co., Ltd. is one among the small contingence of software companies in Vietnam which are run by 100%-Vietnamese staff – from managers to lower members – although it is a wholly Japanese owned investment by Gifu Kogyo Group. The company seeks to triple the human power to realize its upcoming ambitious plans.
The People’s Committee of the central province of Da Nang opened the 2015 Da Nang Industry and Trade Fair on May 23.
A critical shortage of workers in the textile and clothing industry is hampering HCM City’s ability to transform itself into the fashion centre of the southern region, leading industry analysts report.
Exports of natural rubber have increased significantly according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Through the lens of photographer Dang Tuan Trung, the southern region appears very prosperous with rustic and upright people.
Vietnam could export 10,000 tonnes of shrimp products to the Republic of Korea at zero percent tax thanks to the free trade agreement (FTA) signed between the two countries in May 2015 and expected to take effect in 2016.
An exhibition entitled “Lotus on antiques” will open at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi on May 14th to introduce local and international visitors to the beauty and meaning of the lotus flower in Vietnamese culture.
The Khau Vai Love Market Culture-Tourism Week, an annual cultural event of Dong Van karst plateau global geopark in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, will take place in Meo Vac district from May 13th to 16th.
A stamp bearing a portrait of the late General Hoang Van Thai was released on May 7th at a ceremony in Hanoi.
On May 5th, a film week on President Ho Chi Minh for teenagers opened at the Cultural Center of district 6, Ho Chi Minh city.
(VNF) - Vietnam and the Netherlands celebrate festive days together! April 27th is the national day of the Netherlands - King’s Day, while Vietnam celebrates liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification on April 30th.
The sixth Hue Traditional Craft Festival, themed “Quintessence of Vietnamese craft”, will be held from April 28th to May 2nd with numerous attractive and special programmes.
A ceremony recognizing the Ba Na ethnic epic as national intangible cultural heritage, took place in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on April 24th.