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Wrestling bout bustles Hue village

THUA THIEN – HUE (VNS) — Hundreds of people flocked to the 200-year-old Thu Le Village in Thua Thien Hue Province yesterday to enjoy a traditional wrestling competition. The competition is held annually on the sixth day of Lunar New Year for wrestlers from the province’s Quang Dien District.

Village elders said the event aimed to emphasise the importance of training and hard work. Wrestlers compete with respect for each other, and no vicious behaviour is allowed.

A ring is set up in the yard of the village’s communal house. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu

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Five major projects to revamp HCM City in 2015

The Y-shaped steel flyover at Go Vap Intersection has one stretch that measures 234m in length and 6m in width, and connects Nguyen Oanh Road and Nguyen Kiem Road. The other stretch, which is 274m long and 6m wide, links Nguyen Oanh Road and Pham Ngu Lao Road.

HCM CITY (VNS) — There are five urban projects that the country’s largest city aims to complete in 2015. According to online newspaperVnexpress, these include the building of its first-ever pedestrian zone, bringing into use the Pham Van Dong Road, the construction of a steel flyover at the Go Vap six-way intersection and the Thanh Da Channel Bridge, and making improvements to the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal, which will also involve expansion of the roads lining it. Continue reading Five major projects to revamp HCM City in 2015

Public universities encouraged to self-manage funding

A corner of Ton Duc Thang University. The unviersity is one of the first public ones to pilot the autonomous financing mechanism in Viet Nam. – Photo Vietbao.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) – The Government encourages public universities to manage their own funding in order to improve the quality of education and human resources, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said during a recent visit to Ton Duc Thang University, one of the first public universities to pilot the autonomous financing mechanism in Viet Nam. Continue reading Public universities encouraged to self-manage funding

Ban on firecrackers violated in Quang Tri

Burning firecrackers has been prohibited since 1990. — VNS Photo Kim Diep

QUANG TRI (VNS) — The police have come across 18 violations of the ban imposed on burning firecrackers in the central Quang Tri Province.

The burning of firecrackers took place in the province’s Lao Bao Township, where the Lao Bao border post is located. The head of the local police unit said the penalty had been imposed in only four of the cases because the violators were children. Continue reading Ban on firecrackers violated in Quang Tri

Flower Road to be opened today

HCM CITY (VNS) – The Flower Road in HCM City’s Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Workers are putting the finishing touches to perfect the flower arrangements, while young people and children pose beside the beautiful flowers. The flower show will run till February 22, the fourth day of the year of the goat. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

The Flower Road is ready to receive visitors.

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Incentive policies necessary to develop support industry

Motorbike components are produced at TS Interseats Viet Nam, a Thailand-invested company in Ha Noi’s Noi Bai Industrial Zone. Greater support is needed to develop the support industry. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung

HCM CITY (VNS) — More support should be given to several key industries to help add value and increase the localisation ratio of exports, the Industry and Trade Department of HCM City has said in a new report. Continue reading Incentive policies necessary to develop support industry

The Too Quiet American in Asia

By Malcolm Cook

Citibank ad in Thailand.

Belying the oft-repeated stereotype of Americans in Southeast Asia as loud and self-promoting, the economic importance of the United States to the region is understated and underappreciated. American government representatives and business associations in the region should be louder and more self-promoting. Continue reading The Too Quiet American in Asia

Cautious Optimism on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

By Nigel Cory

Vietnamese at a Christmas service hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese on December 20, 2014. Source: Bernard Oh's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

Vietnam’s government has often been criticized for its poor record on religious freedom, but recent events give rise to cautious optimism that small improvements are being made. Roman Catholic Pope Francis’ appointment of Vietnamese archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon as a new cardinal in January was a boon to the Catholic community in Vietnam and an encouragement for the government to make further improvements. The appointment marks another step in the gradual rapprochement between Vietnam and the Vatican, as Vietnam hopes to reestablish diplomatic relations with the Holy See in the near future. Much like the United States, the Vatican sees Vietnam as a place that offers opportunities for constructive engagement. Continue reading Cautious Optimism on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

Russian academy honours Vietnamese woman scientist

Russia’s International Academy of System Studies (IASS) presented two awards to academician Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan in Ha Noi on Wednesday. — Photo vietq

HA NOI (VNS) – Russia’s International Academy of System Studies (IASS) presented two awards to academician Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

Nhan is president and chief executive officer of the Ha Noi-based Advanced International Company.

The Vnexpress online newspaper reported that the awards — one for the academician’s outstanding achievements in the 2004-2014 period, and the Vernadski Star – have been given to Nhan in recognition of her efforts, in collaboration with her associates, in applying 32 of the world’s most advanced technologies successfully in Viet Nam. Continue reading Russian academy honours Vietnamese woman scientist

Game Change: U.S. Oil Revolution Has Torn Up the Rule Book

Game Change: U.S. Oil Revolution Has Torn Up the Rule Book

This, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday, is most definitely not your father’s oil market.

In its annual five-year oil market outlook, the IEA, which is the energy agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), said that the rise of the United States as a heavyweight crude producer, OPEC’s abdication of its historical role as the arbiter of world oil supply, and sluggish oil demand growth worldwide will have big implications for oil producing and consuming countries alike.

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