Young artists promote traffic safety in Vietnam with lovable project


Updated : 06/11/2017 17:20 GMT + 7

A group of young artists in Ho Chi Minh City have found a new way to spread traffic safety messages with their lovable artwork.

The project was finished in response to an initiative by the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union that called for youths’ contribution to the improvement of the local traffic culture.

The twelve-piece collection encourages people to obey traffic laws and use public transport for their daily commute. Tiếp tục đọc “Young artists promote traffic safety in Vietnam with lovable project”

Sand shortage delays transport projects


Update: June, 12/2017 – 09:00

Sand dredged on the Vàm Cỏ Đông River in the southwestern province of Tây Ninh, some 100km from HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảnh
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Many transport projects in southern localities have been delayed due to the scarcity and surging price of construction sand, Giao Thông (Transport) newspaper reported.

For instance, a contractor of the Bến Lức-Long Thành Highway said that only half of the road foundation had been built; some 80,000 cubic metres of sand are missing to complete the project’s foundation.

“We are having a headache due to sand scarcity. Foundation sand was VNĐ120,000 (US$5.2) per cubic metre, now it has risen to more than VNĐ200,000 ($8.7) per cubic metre,” he said. Tiếp tục đọc “Sand shortage delays transport projects”

E5 bio-fuel to replace RON 92


Update: June, 12/2017 – 09:00

People have their motorbikes fuelled at a petrol station on Trần Quang Khải Street, Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thái Hà

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will replace RON 92 petrol with E5 bio-fuel from the beginning of next year.

Accordingly, the supply of RON 92 petrol will be halted in all localities across the country. This was announced by the Government Office following the latest decision passed by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng concerning the bio-fuel development project and the roadmap for shifting to bio-fuel mixed with fossil fuels. Tiếp tục đọc “E5 bio-fuel to replace RON 92”

Central region struggles to develop tourism


Update: June, 12/2017 – 08:00

Fishing in An Bình Islet of Lý Sơn Island off the coast of QUảng Ngãi Province. VNS Photo Công Thành

QUẢNG NAM — Community-based tourism, unique lifestyles and traditional cultural values offer major potential for development in the centre of Viet Nam and its Central Highlands, Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam said at a tourism forum in Tam Kỳ city on Saturday. Tiếp tục đọc “Central region struggles to develop tourism”

Sea festival opens in Nha Trang

vietnamnews Update: June, 11/2017 – 09:00

The 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival opened on Saturday night in the central province of Khánh Hòa. — Photo

Viet Nam News KHÁNH HÒA The 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival, themed “Extending the Circle of Friendship”, opened Saturday night in the central province of Khánh Hòa, with a wide array of artistic, cultural and sporting activities.

This year’s festival is expected to host as many as 50 art performances, exhibitions, sporting competitions and food events, the highest number of activities since its inception. The festival is expected to welcome 150,000 visitors. Tiếp tục đọc “Sea festival opens in Nha Trang”

Australian film-maker charged with espionage in Cambodia

Documentary maker James Ricketson, 68, charged with collecting information prejudicial to national security

Australian film-maker James Ricketson (right) filming as opposition leaders Sam Rainsy (centre) and Kem Sokha (left) attend a demonstration in Phnom Penh in 2013.
Australian film-maker James Ricketson (right) filming as opposition leaders Sam Rainsy (centre) and Kem Sokha (left) attend a demonstration in Phnom Penh in 2013. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images

An Australian film-maker has been sent to a Cambodian prison to await trial over allegations he collected information prejudicial to the country’s national security, a court official says.

James Ricketson, 68, was arrested a week ago and has been the subject of conflicting reports since then – with some linking his detention to flying a drone, and others to living in the south-east Asian nation without proper documentation. Tiếp tục đọc “Australian film-maker charged with espionage in Cambodia”

13 marines killed as fighting rages in Marawi City

Al Jazeera June 10, 2017

US confirms it is ‘assisting’ Philippine army in besieged Marawi where fighting broke out more than two weeks ago.

At least 13 Philippine marines were killed on Friday as the battle against fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) continued in the besieged southern city of Marawi. Tiếp tục đọc “13 marines killed as fighting rages in Marawi City”

Indonesian police foil attempt to smuggle 200,000 lobster eggs into Singapore: Reports


File photo of a lobster. (Photo: Reuters)

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities foiled an attempt to illegally export more than 200,000 lobster eggs into Singapore through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, reported the Jakarta Post on Sunday (Jun 11).

The suspects had attempted to deliver a big part of the goods via a Garuda Indonesia flight to Singapore.

According to, Indonesia’s National Police Special Crimes Directorate Chief Brigadier General Purwadi Arianto said: “We confiscated 208,756 lobster eggs inside eight suitcases.” Tiếp tục đọc “Indonesian police foil attempt to smuggle 200,000 lobster eggs into Singapore: Reports”

China vigilant as US bombers fly over South China Sea

 Al JAZeera 9 June 2017

Latest military exercise was part of the US Pacific Command’s ‘continuous bomber presence’ programme.

A pair of B-1B Lancer bombers fly in an undated file photo [Staff Sgt Steve Thurow/US Air Force via Reuters]

China said on Friday it was monitoring US military activities in the South China Sea after two US bombers conducted training flights over the disputed waters.

The US Pacific Command said on its website two American Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew a 10-hour training mission from Guam over the South China Sea on Thursday, in conjunction with the Navy’s USS Sterett guided-missile destroyer. Tiếp tục đọc “China vigilant as US bombers fly over South China Sea”