September 29th, 2010

 

Even with its rich marine life, many of the species thriving in Vietnam’s waters are nearing extinction. Among the considered most endangered are the brownbanded bamboo sharks. The species is commonly found in the Indo-West Pacific, mostly from Japan to northern Australia....

 

September 28th, 2010

 

Vietnam and Africa jointly opened an international conference in the capital city of Hanoi on August 17. The meeting, known as the second Vietnam-Africa forum, was set to create a foundation to bring the relations of the two countries into a new era of stability, while...

 

September 25th, 2010

 

Just about when people are looking for new excitement, a ‘special guest’ was featured at the Hoi An – Japan Festival 2010 held on August 21-23. PARO may be a little different than most guests welcomed in the past as he is a baby harp seal robot, but small as he is, he can do many...

 

September 24th, 2010

 

Cleaning up the environment remains to be among the biggest concern for the Vietnamese authorities for over a period now. From what are considered their priorities, cleaning up the dioxin-contaminated areas is always on top of the list. Known as ‘hot spots’, the areas identified...

 

September 20th, 2010

 

Deeply marked by the strong ancient culture of the Cham, South Central Vietnam’s coastal province of Khanh Hoa has an invaluable inheritance of ruins and historical sites to that lure thousands of tourists every year. However, one of what makes the province more popular to...

 

September 19th, 2010

 

Whether it’s the traffic officers who are letting foreigners get away with breaking traffic rules, or if it’s the foreigners themselves who have gotten smart on them ironically – by playing dumb – we never know. But it’s never a surprise to see plenty of non-locals driving around...

 

September 18th, 2010

 

The World Heritage Committee adds five new cultural sites in its list, putting Vietnam’s Thang Long Royal Citadel as the 900th site recognized this far. The committee’s meeting, which took place in Brasilia on August 1, inscribed four other sites from China, Tajikistan, France...

 

September 16th, 2010

 

Vietnam has announced the approved plan to set up and operate a system of marine reservation districts on its sea and island areas till 2020. The total investment capital of the plan is estimated at VND 460 billion allocates to two phases. The first phase, from 2011 to 2015,...

 

September 14th, 2010

 

According to Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, Vietnam Cultural week 2010 will be held in Germany in August 28 -29, 2010 and in Belgium from September 1 to 5, 2010. The Vietnam cultural week in Germany takes place in the occasion of 35th anniversary of...

 

September 13th, 2010

 

Dr. My Hanh will accept the award in New York during the UN General Assembly meeting on biodiversity on September 22.