Bustling scene at a market for street vendors in Saigon

Last update 18:41 | 08/04/2017

A market for street vendors has been put into operation for over one year at Pham Van Hai Market in HCMC’s Tan Binh District.


Some 20 households have been approved by local authorities to run business at the market at night time, which helps reduce encroachment on public pavements by street vendors.

It is expected that more spaces will be set up at other districts in HCMC to help street vendors run business.

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The market is open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily at Pham Van Hai Market in Tan Binh District in HCMC
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Nuclear medicine incredible breakthrough in treating lung cancer

Last update 08:30 | 05/02/2017

Nuclear medicine, the branch of medicine that involves the administration of radioactive substances in order to diagnose and treat disease, is really incredible breakthrough in treating lung cancer.

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No-one can imagine that a few years ago, Dr. Do Quoc Hung working in the National Heart Institute in Hanoi suffered late-stage lung cancer. It is a miracle he can triumph his illness thanks to his own efforts, counterparts’ aid and especially nuclear medicine.

Reminding of that time, Dr. Hung said in 2012, he was diagnosed to have lung cancer in the last stage or cancer has spread to other parts of the body; many his colleagues advised him to go abroad for treatment. Tiếp tục đọc “Nuclear medicine incredible breakthrough in treating lung cancer”

Vietnam’s aging population expected to work longer in future

Last update 08:00 | 08/04/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The World Bank has estimated that by 2030, nearly one-fifth of Vietnamese will enter old age and around 40 percent of the population aged 70-74 will still have to work, mostly in the unofficial labor market.

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Nguyen Thi Be, about 60, from Thai Binh province, has been living and working as a housemaid for a family in Hanoi for nearly one decade.

Thai Binh was considered the rice granary in the north. However, Be said, the rice fields in her homeland have been left uncultivated for years. It is because farmers now cannot earn their living only on field work. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s aging population expected to work longer in future”

Mekong Delta urged to store fresh water for 2017 dry season

Last update 08:15 | 06/02/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The dry season in 2017 is expected to be less severe than in 2016, but Mekong Delta will still face a lack of fresh water and saline intrusion, scientists say.

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Localities in Mekong Delta are now taking initiative in storing water and cooperating with each other in exploiting water sources, getting ready to cope with drought and saline intrusion.

According to the Central Center for Hydrometeorology Forecasting, the 2016-2017 dry season is likely to end later than usual. It said the drought would be less severe than in 2015-2016, while the water level on Mekong River would be low and influenced by tides. Tiếp tục đọc “Mekong Delta urged to store fresh water for 2017 dry season”

Beauty of traditional dress returns to daily life

Last update 18:10 | 08/04/2017

As a public service unit in HCMCity’s District 3, the Ward 9 People’s Committee has encouraged its female staff to wear aodai. The sight of Vietnamese workers in the traditional long dress has been lauded by the public.

This is a TV station office. The work requires staff to be dynamic but many female reporters and editors wear the traditional long dress as their daily outfit.

Aodai used to be Vietnamese women’s daily costume. However, today, aodai is often worn only on special occasions.

But recently, wearing the traditional dress has come back in vogue, receiving a warm response from the public, especially among youngsters.

Wearing aodai at the office honours and promotes traditional culture and the beauty and grace of the traditional dress, which has become a symbol of feminine beauty in Vietnam.


Peaceful Hoi An featured in oil paintings


Updated : 04/06/2017 13:01 GMT + 7

A young painter born in the central province of Quang Nam has to look no further than the provincial tourist city of Hoi An to find inspiration for his works.

Nguyen Huu Duc, born in 1991, proudly said a collection of oil paintings depicting a pure, simple and peaceful Hoi An Ancient Town is the “treasure of my painting career” over the last two years.

Duc has captured all what makes Hoi An known around the world – the town’s ancient houses with red tile roofs, yellow walls and the bougainvilleas. The young painter also finds inspiration in a pair of hens, an aging oil lamp, an old bicycle or a ceramic tea set.

Duc graduated from the Hue University of Fine Arts and currently works as a freelance painter.

Below are some of his peaceful Hoi An oil paintings. Tiếp tục đọc “Peaceful Hoi An featured in oil paintings”

Lottery firms in southern Vietnam found with massive non-core investment


Updated : 04/07/2017 15:28 GMT + 7

A scrap collector cycles her trolley past the Mekong – My Tho Hotel, where the Tien Giang lottery firm holds a stake.
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All 11 lottery ticket companies in southern Vietnam have collectively channeled nearly VND1,000 billion (US$44.64 million) into sectors outside their main business, the Ministry of Finance’s inspectorate announced.

By the end of 2015, these 11 companies had earmarked more than VND1,078 billion ($48.13 million) for long-term financial investment, though only over VND80.8 billion ($3.61 million) was meant for their core business operations, the finance inspectors said.

The combined non-core investment of these companies amounts to VND997 billion ($44.51 million), according to the inspectors tasked with examining the 2015 consolidated financial reports from the lottery firms. Tiếp tục đọc “Lottery firms in southern Vietnam found with massive non-core investment”

180kg frozen tiger found in an ambulance

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Update: April, 07/2017 – 17:45

A frozen tiger weighing 180kg is found in an ambulance. — Photo baothanhoa.vn

THANH HÓA — Traffic police in central Thanh Hóa Province on Wednesday found a frozen tiger weighing 180kg in an ambulance travelling on HCM Trail in the province’s Thạch Thành District.

Police tried to stop a private ambulance 37A-03115 after seeing it flout traffic rules, but the driver kept driving. Tiếp tục đọc “180kg frozen tiger found in an ambulance”

Syria’s civil war explained from the beginning

al jazeera 6 April 2017

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.

As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, more than 465,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting, more than a million injured and over 12 million Syrians – half the country’s prewar population – have been displaced from their homes.<

In 2011, what became known as the ” Arab Spring ” revolts toppled Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak . Tiếp tục đọc “Syria’s civil war explained from the beginning”