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Runaway oil exec sentenced to life as PetroVietnam corruption trial wraps up

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A notorious runaway oil executive and the former chairman of PetroVietnam were both handed jail sentences on Monday morning in Hanoi at the conclusion of an unprecedented trial that has drawn international attention. Trinh Xuan Thanh, former board chairman and general director of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his pivotal role […]

Saigontourist Travel Service company welcomed 3,600 passengers of World Dream arrived at Tan Cang-Cai Mep port

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

HCMC – The cruise ship World Dream of Genting Hong Kong’s Dream Cruises with 3,600 tourists and crew members on board arrived at Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Terminal in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province (BR-VT) on December 5th. This is the first Vietnam visit by this vessel, which was built in Germany and put into service […]

Rex Hotel Saigon rolls out year-end promotions

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

The five-star Rex Hotel Saigon, a unit of Saigontourist Holding Company in HCMC, has put on a range of promotional programs which last until the end of this year. Those placing orders for high-end wedding services at the five-star hotel will be given a wedding room and a breakfast buffet. Their wedding party will be […]

Ancient Greek Gods Found in Israel

by John Smith @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

  A 2,300-year-old image depicting the birth of the Greek goddess Athena has been unearthed by scientists studying the remains of a Biblical site in Israel, local media have reported. The find in e-Tell, just north of the Sea of Galilee, is the second such discovery of Greek culture in the Middle East reported this […]

Friendship Order presented to outgoing Algerian ambassador

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

PANO – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Hong Nam on January 12th in Hanoi presented the Vietnamese State’s Friendship Order to Algerian Ambassador Cherif Chikhi to Vietnam in recognition of his active contributions to developing the two countries’ friendships and long-term cooperation during his five-year term of office in the country. Deputy Minister of […]

Global Passport Summer 2017

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

“Where do I begin? What should I do? ” – maybe you have experienced those thoughts! Don’t give up just yet, because GLOBAL PASSPORT SUMMER 2017 – AIESEC in the National Economics University (NEU) is back, just for YOU! ► About GLOBAL PASSPORT This exciting project – a part of the Social Wave Campaign will […]

Vietnam Airlines offers discount tickets to Asia

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has launched a promotional campaign for flights from Viet Nam to a variety of Asian destinations, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, and Cambodia. The offer runs from now to December 29, and passengers can get 20% off tickets bought on their website www.vietnamairlines.com or using the Vietnam […]

Israeli Mom And Daughter Discover Clay Lamp from Hellenistic Period

by Theo Ioannou @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

An Israeli mother and her daughter discovered an ancient clay candle holder dating back to the Hellenistic period – when Judah Maccabee fought against the ruler of Antiochus 2,200 years ago. While making their way through the mounds near the historic area of the Beit She’an Valley by the Jordan River Valley one week ago, […]

ROK province sets up representative office in Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

It is not an organization that is legally allowed to do business or generate earnings. For these purposes, the Province would need to open a cooperation, joint stock company or establish a joint venture. The Gyeongbuk region is home to 5.5 million people and over 13% of the nation’s manufacturers including global conglomerates Samsung, LG, […]

Free tourist maps for Da Lat

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

As many as 10,000 tourist maps in English and Vietnamese will be distributed free to tourists and tourism companies in Da Lat in December. Half of the maps are revised maps based on the old ones with updates of new roads, tourism sites and high quality shopping areas. The other 5,000 maps offer lists of […]

Lawmakers examine ways to improve railway transport

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

At a session on the revised Railway Law on May 30, lawmakers suggested attracting more private investment in the system, creating the best possible conditions for enterprises’ operation, and securing an equal playground for all businesses involved in railway services. The deputies also discussed the revised Law on Public Debt Management and the revised Law […]

ILO helps improve working conditions for textile employees

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

The programme will be conducted over five years supporting the government in improving labour standards, and working with companies to build a more effective process for abiding to them. The focus will be on increasing the efficiency of enterprises, widening their consumer services and thereby promoting overall economic development. Vietnam is the first nation chosen […]

Greek Goddess Artemis Statue Found in Egypt

by Philip Chrysopoulos @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

The Egyptian-Swiss mission working in the old town of Aswan, Egypt, has unearthed a small incomplete statue that is likely to depict the Greek goddess Artemis, according to the Ahram website. The archaeologists team led by Egyptologist Wolfgang Muller, uncovered a statue of a woman without a head, feet and right hand. General director of […]

Greek Maestro Yanni Enthrals Music Lovers in Saudi Arabia

by Tasos Kokkinidis @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Renowned Greek composer and pianist Yanni enthralled a sell-out crowd at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) on Thursday in a concert held under the supervision of the Saudi General Authority for Entertainment. Yanni, 63, enjoyed a great reception from fans as he arrived on stage with his 12-piece orchestra. The show kicked off with […]

Saigon Heat shooting runs cold against ravenous Vampire squad

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Thailand’s Mono Vampire was hungry for a win, and saw their chance to feast on a Saigon Heat squad on their home court on Sunday in the ASEAN Basketball League. Paced by 7-foot-5 European import Samuel “the Massive Maltese” Deguara, the Vietnamese squad was baffled how to deal with his extensive reach in the first […]

THACO công bố giá xe BMW – Chính sách giảm giá bắt đầu!

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

08:45 – 22/01/2018 (GMT+7) Lượt xem: 26 Bình luận: 0 Kể từ khi THACO thâu tóm quyền phân phối BMW tại Việt Nam từ tay Euro Auto (trong đó còn có MINI và Motorrad), người tiêu dùng Việt Nam đã hình dung ra chính sách giảm giá xe luôn là “chiêu bài” quen thuộc của […]

Ninh Binh wins world tourist honour

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

US travel site Insider has named Viet Nam’s northern province of Ninh Bình as one of the 50 best spots to visit in 2018. The honour reflects the province’s mesmerising mix of rivers, limestone cliffs and paddy fields. Located 90km to the south of Hanoi, Ninh Bình is often overlooked by tourists. It is sometimes […]

PM’s visit to India helps foster political trust

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The visit will deepen defence and security ties, intensify cooperation in economics, investment and tourism, and better tap potential in education, science and technology, said Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh in an interview with Vietnam News Agency. Regarding ASEAN-India relations, Thanh said that since the two sides established their dialogue relationship 25 years […]

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Trinh Xuan Thanh sentenced to life imprisonment

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Defendant Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life imprisonment for his wrongdoings (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Former Chairman of PetroVietnam (PVN) Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) Trinh Xuan Thanh on January 22 was sentenced to life imprisonment for his wrongdoings at the corporation. Specifically, Thanh got a life sentence on the charge of “asset embezzlement” […]

Management mechanisms for transport projects should be revamped

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Investment in infrastructure construction is crucial to boosting economic growth. However, many transport projects managed by the Ministry of Transport are taking much longer than expected pace due to soaring material costs and management weaknesses in implementing projects. Since early this year, increases in the prices of building materials have had a negative impact on […]

Greek Culture Unearthed in War-Torn Syria

by Philip Chrysopoulos @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Amid the bloody conflict in Syria, evidence of ancient Greek culture in the war-torn Middle Eastern country has recently been unearthed. Three Byzantine mosaic panels have been discovered inside an archaeological site during a Syrian army mine-clearance operation in the eastern countryside of Hama in, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). One […]

Publishing collection of General Van Tien Dung

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

General Van Tien Dung PANO – In response to readers’ demands, a collection of General Van Tien Dung’s works has been published by the Army Publishing House, celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the South’s liberation (April 30). During the two resistance wars against the French and Americans, the name of General Van Tien Dung was […]

Discovering the first water bus service in HCMC

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

Hundreds of city residents over the weekend flocked to Bach Dang Wharf in District 1, HCMC to experience the first water bus route which was officially put into service on November 25th after more than five months of technical test run. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the first-ever waterbus service on Saturday, Bui Xuan […]

Ly Hoang Nam jumps 26 places on world rankings

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Nam’s recent run to the semi-finals of the Hong Kong F6 Futures tennis tournament added five points to his ranking score, giving him a total of 75 and leading to his rise up the table. His highest ranking was 462nd in September 2017. Nam will hold the position for at least two weeks until the […]

Ha Nam: Over 1 million USD raised for poor people

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – More than 24 billion VND (1.05 million USD) was raised to help the poor celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival during a programme held in the northern province of Ha Nam on January 21. The event was organised by the provincial Fatherland Front and the provincial […]

“Thank You SFMS, for the helping hand”

by sfmsadmin @ | St Francis Methodist School Singapore

St. Francis Methodist School is just like a second home to me, reminding me of friendly smiles and warm care. Time really flies quickly, and it has already been more than 2 years since I graduated from St. Francis Methodist School in 2008. For 2 years in SFMS, I had a wonderful time with countless […]

Can Tho city welcomes 7.5 million tourists in 2017

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Visitors at Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho city (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho enjoyed strong growth in tourism last year due to a series of international political and cultural events and traditional festivals, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The number […]

Co Tu party member helps locals improve living standard

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

PANO – Party member Dinh Van Tri, a Co Tu ethnic minority person, turning 72 this year, daily comes to each local household to encourage them to eliminate unsound customs and build up cultural life. He instructs them on cultivating wet-rice and taking care of local forests. The elderly lives in Phu Tuc village, Hoa […]

Building wind power projects on land costs less: experts

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Vietnam has a large potential to develop wind power at sea but it should focus on the development of wind power on land first, Nguyen Ngoc Tan, an expert in wind power from Germany, suggested. At a seminar on wind power issues in Vietnam held on the afternoon of April 6th, the Vietnamese national said […]

Vietnam’s steel export enjoys 34% growth

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The VSA’s data showed that the country’s steel output was 21.062 million tonnes, up 24.3% against the previous year.  Domestic steel consumption stood at nearly 18 million tonnes, 20.7% higher than the last year. Notably, in the year, Vietnam shipped 1 million tones of building steel abroad, a year-on-year increase of 62%. Meanwhile, the total […]

Regional retailers run fast, Vietnamese inch forward

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

While other regional countries have made big leaps in developing their retail industries, the achievements gained by Vietnam have been modest in the last 10 years since Vietnam joined the WTO.

Lawmakers examine way to improve railway transport

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

At a session on the revised Railway Law on May 30, lawmakers suggested attracting more private investment in the system, creating the best possible conditions for enterprises’ operation, and securing an equal playground for all businesses involved in railway services. The deputies also discussed the revised Law on Public Debt Management and the revised Law […]

Hoang A Tuong Residence

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

The residence was owned by Hoang Yen Chao and his son Hoang A Tuong – the Tay ethnic people who ruled a region with 70% of the population are Mong ethnic people. – Architecture Built in 1914 and completed in 1921, Hoang A Tuong Residence surrounded by solid wall has a total area of 4,000m², […]

European firms stay positive on Vietnam’s business climate

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The index hit 78, seven points below the fourth quarter of 2016, but this does not mean that businesses are under alert or will not continue to explore such a high-potential economy as Vietnam, said EuroCham Chairman Jens Ruebbert. The survey showed most businesses (90%) are either maintaining or increasing their investments in Vietnam, adding […]

VFF leader sends greetings to Catholic followers

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

He wished the Catholics a peaceful and prosperous Christmas and expressed hope that Catholic dignitaries would further encourage believers to join in the national construction cause towards “a wealthy people, a strong country and an equal, democratic and civilised society.” The president of the nation’s biggest mass organisation also acknowledged Catholics’ active participation together with […]

Vietnam’s aquatic product exports hit US$2.8 billion

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were leading importers of Vietnamese aquatic products, which accounted for 53.5% of the country’s export value. Also in May, Vietnam imported US$87 million worth of aquatic products, raising the five-month figure to US$508 million, up 28% year on year. According to the ministry, processing enterprises have […]

“Hellenists, Go Back To Greece”: Israeli Far-Right Groups Disrupt Hanukkah Celebration

by Theo Ioannou @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Members of Israeli far-right groups disrupted a Jerusalem community center’s Hanukkah celebration, which incorporated Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and Mohammed’s birthday. The protesters called the participants “Hellenists” and told them to “go back to Greece. The protest took place on Wednesday night outside a Jerusalem community center hosting a multi-faith “Hanukkah” celebration, which included a […]

Work starts on fruit processing centre in Gia Lai

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Groundbreaking ceremony of the fruit and vegetable processing centre (Source: VNA) Gia Lai (VNA) – Construction on a fruit and vegetable processing centre began in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on January 21. Financed by Dong Giao Foodstuff JSC, the 6ha-centre will include three factories with a total production capacity of 30,000 tonnes […]

Landslide threaten lives, crop of Thua-Thien Hue residents

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Landslides have occurred along the riverbank dike section in the province’s Quang Dien district, threatening 1,000ha of land in the villages of Tan Xuan Lai, La Van Thuong, Niem Pho and Phuoc Yen in Quang Tho commune. Tran Phu Hien, a resident in Niem Pho village said landslides had been a problem since some four […]

Vietnam wants closer defence training cooperation with India

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA, made the affirmation at a reception in Hanoi on May 29 for Major General Anil Dere, who is leading a delegation from the Indian National Defence University to Vietnam. Cooperation in personnel training is one of the ways to promote […]

PM Phuc arrives in New York

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

He will attend a conference where he will meet local businesses, deliver a speech at the Global Heritage Fund, and meet representatives of the Vietnamese community in the US. Over the past years, the US has become one of the leading trade partners of Vietnam, with bilateral trade increasing by about 20 percent each year. […]

Caterwings: Hanoi and HCMC on the top 100 list for global gourmets

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

Hanoi and HCMC, Vietnam’s two biggest metropolises, have recently been named among the world’s 100 best food destinations voted by 20,000 food journalists and restaurant critics in a survey conducted by Caterwings, the U.K-based site that offers online food ordering services in Europe. HCMC took the 80th position while the Vietnamese capital city grabbed the […]

Vietnam international visitor figures down for May

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

According to data provided by the General Statistics Office, the number of international arrivals dropped significantly by 9% tallying in at 972,000 for May, the first month this year the numbers fell below one million. There were 1.2 million more inbound travellers this year through May versus the same period in 2016 for a cumulative […]

Work begins on Truc Lam Zen monastery in Dong Thap

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Design of the 21-storey tower (Source: VNA) Dong Thap (VNA) – Construction of a Truc Lam Zen Monastery and a tower began in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on January 21. Locating in Go Thap national relic site in Tan Trieu Commune, Thap Muoi district, the 21-storey tower is set to be 99 […]

Trinh Xuan Thanh sentenced to life imprisonment

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Specifically, Thanh got a life sentence on the charge of “asset embezzlement” and 14 years in jail for “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences”. The combined penalty for both counts is life imprisonment. Also charged with “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences”, Dinh La Thang, former Chairman […]

Saigontourist aims to attract 1 million visitors in 2018

by saigontourist @ Newsletter

In 2017, Saigontourist Travel Service Company welcomed 870,000 tourists, receiving 4,250 billion in revenue, increased by 10% compared to last year. The enterprise is expecting 1 million tourists coming to Vietnam in 2018. This year, international tourists especially those who are coming from cruise ships occupy nearly 50% of Saigontourist’s visitors. This group of customers […]

Dong A College, Japanese company sign training deal

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Chairman and CEO of Dong A College Nguyen Thi Anh Dao said the MoU, which was signed last week, would enroll 1,000 graduated students at the college to work in Japan in 2022. Dao said the partner would boost cooperation in Japanese language training, culture, nursing, information technology, electronics and hospitality management. LEOC, a contract […]

Local students awarded for public toilet plan

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Pham Thi Thien Ngan and Vo Thi Quynh Nghi were awarded VND30 million in cash in total. Their public toilet proposal, which would cost VND4 billion (US$250,000), aims to be environmentally friendly and economical. The silver prize of VND20 million went to a project called “Turning the Traditional Vietnamese Market into a Supermarket” by the […]

Hanoi police seize 7,500 meth pills during drug bust

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Officers also seized an undisclosed amount of cash and other drug paraphernalia. The Hanoi police said the department is making progress in the ongoing battle against serious drugs into the capital city. Pham Van Hung, a resident of Binh Phuoc now faces charges of possession illegal narcotic substances with intent to traffic and possession of […]

Palestinians Protest Visit of Greek Orthodox Patriarch Accused of Selling Land to Israel

by Philip Chrysopoulos @ News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Palestinian Christians protested violently against a visit by Greek Orthodox Church Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Saturday, according to Ma’an news agency. Theophilos III, along with several other religious and political figures, were visiting Bethlehem as part of celebrations for Greek Orthodox Christmas Eve, on January 6, […]

Vietnamese publishers cooperates with Spain’s Casa Asia

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

An agreement to this effect was signed in Hanoi on July 26 during a working visit to Vietnam from July 25-30 by Casa Asia General Director Ion de la Riva. Casa Asia is a public association set up in 2001 and run by the Spanish King and Queen in order to accelerate various projects and […]

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