Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine A 27-year-old Laotian man was found carrying 2.4 kilograms of cocaine at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City, according to the Tan Son Nhat Border Gate Customs Department. The department said it had co-operated with relevant city agencies to detain the man and hand over reports to the HCM City Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department for prosecution. The department said criminals had gone to great lengths to hide illegal goods, creating challenges for authorities in detecting violations. Canal rupture at hydro plant causes flooding The canal linked to Serepok 4A Hydropower Plant in Dak Lak Province ran into breakage problems yesterday afternoon, submerging dozens of rice paddies and agricultural produce. The breakage measured around 50 meters each side, while Buon Don District authorities were working to draw up the final cost of the damage. A technical representative from subcontractor Serepok 4A, Buon Don … [Read more...] about Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine at Tan Son Nhat Airport
Green man festival
At the awarding ceremony. Photo: baomoi.vn Five A prizes were presented to reportages “Rung keu cuu” (Forest call) by directors Hong Anh and Ho Tri from Vietnam Television (VTV) and “Trong rung trong Ho” (Afforestation in lake) by director Huynh Nguyen from Binh Phuoc province’s broadcasting and television. Science film “Hoi sinh” (Revival) by director and meritorious artist Nguyen Hong Quang from VTV along with documentary film “Nguoi di tim ngot trong man” (Farmer seeks salt-resistant rice varieties) by director Nguyen Xuan Giang from An Giang province’s broadcasting and television, and cartoon “Buoc qua hai the gioi” (Stepping through two worlds) by director and meritorious artist Nguyen Bao Quang from Vietnam Cartoon also got A prizes. The “Green Vietnam” prize went to “Khi Co oc tro ve” (When storks come back) by director Pham Hieu Thao from Dong Thap province’s broadcasting … [Read more...] about 21 awards presented at national environmental film festival
By Yen Linh in Hue A visit to Hue City is not complete without drifting on the Huong River to come face to face with the beauty of the imperial land. With an eco-tour along the Huong River by bicycle and kayak, we had a chance to learn more about the daily life of the locals living on the riversides and to admire the simple beauty of Phu Mong-Kim Long Garden, Thien Mu Pagoda and Sinh folk painting village. Departing at 7:30 a.m. by bicycle for Phu Mong-Kim Long Garden, we savored the lush greenery at either side of our path and the ongoing lullaby sung by the Huong River, as well as Truong Tien Bridge and Ngo Mon Square. Over six kilometers of pedaling gave us time to consider the Nguyen Dynasty in the cool of morning. In 30 minutes we were there. The Garden of Eden couldn't have been much nicer than this. The eye-soothing carpet of green and the comforting scent of native tress in the prime of their lives make the perfect background for the bright colors of the fruits and flowers … [Read more...] about Clean green transport means around Hue
At the ongoing Francophone Film Festival, there is a difference between the foreign movies screened and the Vietnamese entry, Victor Vu’s high-profile 2015 “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” (literally, I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass): the former tell good, important stories while the Vietnamese film tells little and that in a showy way. From the title to the poster to the trailer, you expect to see much poetry in Victor Vu’s movie. “I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass” - hmm, you think, this is a good visual, poetic way to begin. The trailer also promises some great music, breathtaking camerawork, heart-warming rural scenes and cute child actors. With such promise, or fuss, you wait to hear an important story, a message, a point. Life is so precious not to have a point, any point, to hang by. Indeed, from the foreign movies shown at the 2016 Francophone Film Festival that has taken place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and is still going … [Read more...] about You see yellow flowers on the green grass: so what?
(Cinet)- The sky above Ecopark, a new green urban residential area in Hung Yen Province, was peppered with giant kites representing buoyancy with hope and joy of life during the opening ceremony of an international kite festival on April 30. Photo: VNA The biggest-ever kite festival in the North drew over 100 kite artisans from across the country as well as teams from Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to showcase nearly 500 kites. Each country has brought traditional, aerodynamic, artistic and man-lifting kites in their own style to the festival. One of the top kite flyers in the world, Lam Gia Hoac, a Vietnamese national currently living in Canada, treated visitors to his fine-crafted kites and skilful demonstration. International kite festival opens at Ecopark, a new … [Read more...] about International kite festival opens