By Huu Nguyen  September 5, 2019 | 11:06 am GMT+7 A crowded night for Nguyen Hue walking street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen. Municipal authorities plan to plant more trees, cultivate flower gardens and create more performance spaces on HCMC’s Nguyen Hue pedestrian street. The city’s Department of Zoning and Architecture said it will increase greenery in and around the Ho Chi Minh Statue Park in front of the City Hall by planting more trees and flower gardens. This will be part of efforts to give a facelift to the landscape of the broad Nguyen Hue Boulevard on which a large strip in the middle was made an exclusively pedestrian zone in April 2015. The place is now a popular tourist attraction. City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said it was necessary to take advantage of spaces in front of restaurants and hotels on the pedestrian street to serve art performances and allow food stalls to meet the growing demand of locals … [Read more...] about HCMC’s popular pedestrian street to get a green facelift
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They are a true symbol of Việt Nam. The iconic conical hat has been worn by local people for generations. And many tourists can be spotted around the country sporting this traditional Vietnamese headwear. But did you know most conical hats are made in just a few villages dotted around the country? … [Read more...] about Get ahead, get a hat!
Authorities in Hanoi have given the Old Quarter a new lick of paint and cleaner streets. Hanoi's Old Quarter gets a new face The houses on Hang Dao, Hang Duong, Hang Dau and other streets in the Old Quarter have been repainted and the wooden barriers, windows and doors have also been reinforced. The residents were also guided on how to install signboards to be more suitable to the surrounding. Dang Dinh Bang, deputy head of the Management Board of the Old Quarter, said, the project to facelift the houses started in 2016 after the pilot programme on Ta Hien and Lan Ong streets proved successful. The management board has repainted houses on many streets including Hang Khay, Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Thai To streets. The project is expected to be completed in 2020. 76-year-old Cao Thi Manh Tan on Ma May Street, whose house was repainted, said she approved of the project immediately. "I have lived there for 63 years so it's great to see the house repainted, the roof and the windows got … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s Old Quarter gets a new face
A road has been cemented and beautified in Định Quán District’s Gia Canh Commune, Đồng Nai Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Tuyên ĐỒNG NAI -The creation of a new style rural area in Định Quán, one of the poorest districts in Đồng Nai Province, has helped develop infrastructure like roads and power supply, significantly improving the life of people there. Under a national programme to build new style rural areas in the district, Định Quán has focused on building rural roads since 2011 to enable farmers to transport agricultural produce. In the district's Phú Vinh Commune, for instance, all rural roads have been cemented or asphalted. Roads linking hamlets in the commune have a width of seven metres though the programme only prescribes five metres. Trần Thị Lan, who has a mango orchard in Phú Vinh's Suối Son Hamlet, said she had been … [Read more...] about Rural district in Đồng Nai Province gets a well-deserved makeover
Back to English Comments Other sports - January 15, 2019 | 10:01 am GMT+7 Much has been made of football crazy Vietnam, but last month, it just got much crazier. In case you missed it, while Vietnam was preparing itself for a small piece of football history last month in Hanoi, a very different group of footballers were battling it out for the title of Asia Pacific’s best freestyle footballer in a Ho Chi Minh City television studio. On December 14, the night before Vietnam’s ‘Golden Dragons’ wrapped up their first AFF Cup win since 2008, the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) hosted the top 16 of the Asia Pacific Freestyle Football Championships at an entertainment center in the city’s District 10. Tricking, juggling, flipping, balancing and generally flexing their way through a series of one-on-one battles set to music, the competition attracted 48 of the sports best exponents from all over Asia, including Iran, Australia, Japan, India, … [Read more...] about Vietnam gets a good taste of extreme football – VnExpress International