The final round of the Sao Mai (Morning Star) contest will start today with the participation of the 15 best contestants. Phương Mai, one of the contestants who has been highly praised. — Photo courtesy of Việt Nam Television The singers from all over Việt Nam will compete in three genres of chamber music, folk music, and pop. The organising board will select two contestants in each of the three genres to enter the final night on April 14 which will be broadcast live on VTV1. The competition’s finale and awards ceremony will be held at FLC Hạ Long Resort, Quảng Ninh Province. The jury board will give top prizes for the best singers of the three categories. One of the three winners will be selected to compete at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Television contest. The names of the nine members of the jury board will be kept secret until the first night of the final round to protect the transparency of the contest and not … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s best singers enter final round of Sao Mai contest
VietNamNet Bridge - There are six chairs of provinces born in 1970s. Of these, the youngest are the chairs of Ha Tinh and Nghe An provinces. Both of them were born in 1976. From left: Dang Quoc Khanh, Thai Thanh Quy, Tran Tien Dung, Pham Dai Duong, Pham Xuan Phong and Do Duc Duy 1. Dang Quoc Khanh was appointed by the Ha Tinh provincial People’s Council to chair of the provincial People’s Committee on April 21, 2016. Thu Hang … [Read more...] about The youngest province chairs in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - Many foreign enterprises in China have visited Vietnam to learn about the investment opportunities here, but most have not made decisions to relocate. Vietnam attracts foreign investors A senior executive of an IZ development company in Binh Duong province confirmed that the demand from foreign investors for land lease in the IZ has increased. But he was not sure if this was due to the redirection of FDI out of China to Vietnam. Soon after the US-China trade war began, the number of foreign investors asking about land and workshop leases increased sharply. They were mostly from Japan, South Korea and the US, and some from Europe. “However, investors need more time to think about production relocation,” he said. Vietnam is attractive to Japanese investors, however, a trend of Japanese enterprises leaving China for Vietnam to avoid the US-China trade war has not occurred. Tran Duy Vu, deputy CEO of Kizuna IZ Infrastructure Development … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam really benefiting from US-China trade war?
VietNamNet Bridge - Of 13 outward investment projects, only two projects of PetroVietnam are profitable. The other 11 projects are meeting big problems. The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s (MOIT) report shows that the national oil & gas group PetroVietnam has 13 investment projects overseas and all of them are oil & gas exploration and exploitation. The projects are implemented by PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation, or PVEP, a subsidiary of PetroVietnam, under the authorization of PetroVietnam. The national oil & gas group PetroVietnam has 13 investment projects overseas and all of them are oil & gas exploration and exploitation. The projects are implemented by PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation, or PVEP, a subsidiary of PetroVietnam, under the authorization of PetroVietnam. In the Nhenhevsky project, PetroVietnam contributes 49 percent of investment capital in Rusvietpetro joint venture, established to explore and exploit oil … [Read more...] about Billion-dollar projects remain as oil & gas group could lose big money
VietNamNet Bridge - Natural resources and cultural assets are believed to be the biggest advantages of Vietnam in attracting travelers. As such, the country needs to develop a tourism identity with focus on sustainable development, experts say. Son Doong Cave The World Economic Forum (WEF) report said Vietnam is the only Southeast Asian country listed among the 15 fastest growing countries in the world. However, its position is among the lower average countries in the region. Ranked 67th, Vietnam is below neighboring countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The World Economic Forum (WEF) report said Vietnam is the only Southeast Asian country listed among the 15 fastest growing countries in the world. However, its position is among the lower average countries in the region. Ranked 67th, Vietnam is below neighboring countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Thailand, which leads in both number of travelers and revenue from tourism, has … [Read more...] about Vietnam glitters on Southeast Asian tourism map