says it with flowers for Int’l Women’s Day
HA NOI — The capital is
getting ready to celebrate International Women’s’ Day on March 8 with the
gala Giai Dieu Hoa Hong (Rose Melody).
Women attending the
programme, sponsored by Diana Viet Nam, will receive one of 10,000 fresh roses
and be serenaded by romantic songs and dances.
The celebrations will be
held on Friday and Saturday in different venues across the city, including Ha
Noi University and Thang Long University.
houses in Quang Nam get national heritage status
QUANG NAM — Four old
houses in Tien Phuoc, Nui Thanh and Dien Ban District in the southern province
of Quang Nam have received recognition as heritage sites from the provincial
Culture and Information Department.
The province already has
82 areas, all in Hoi An Town, recognised as UNESCO world cultural heritage
Phat Tich Pagoda receives $2.2m face-lift
BAC NINH — A VND35
billion (nearly US$2.2 million) plan has been launched to preserve Phat Tich
Pagoda in Tien Du District, northern Bac Ninh Province.
The project will restore
the pagoda’s original appearance as well as build supporting structures. Work
is slated to wrap up in 2010.
announced to boost Nha Trang Bay tourism
KHANH HOA — Southern
Khanh Hoa Province has announced a plan to preserve Nha Trang Bay with an eye to
According to the
provincial People’s Committee, the project will cover 250sq.km including Hon
Mun and Hon Ngoc islands. Hon Tre Island will be developed as a top-grade
Dam Vinh Hung puts poor students first
HA NOI — Singer Dam Vinh
Hung is touring the country to help poor students get a good education.
The singer will take part
in 10 free shows at universities in HCM City, Can Tho, Da Nang and Ha Noi. The
shows kick off this Saturday.
During each performance
Hung will donate 10 scholarships worth VND2 million (nearly US$125) for poor but
excellent students. Also on the bill are other well known singers including Toc
Tien, Thuy Tien and group The Bells.
The tour, costing a total
VND5.2 billion (nearly US$325,000), will run till April 27.
Books Competition awards Monograph top prize
HCM CITY — Top prize in
the recent bibliophiles’ contest, the Golden Books Competition, has gone to Monographie
dessinee de l’Indochine: Cochinchine (Monograph with illustrations of
Indochina: Cochin China) from HCM City’s General Science Library.
The book includes
illustrations of landscapes and handicrafts from the south of Viet Nam in the
1930s by students from the Gia Dinh Fine Art College.
Second prize went to Thanh
Ngu Bien Luc (Vietnamese Idioms), submitted by collector Nguyen Huu Triet.
Do Cao Loi got the special prize for printed technology for the book Souverains
et notabilites d’Indochine (Kings and Authorities in Indochina). — VNS