HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Puppetry Theatre will stage Truyện Kiều (The Tale of Kiều) for the first time as an experimental performance. The Tale of Kiều ,a Vietnamese epic by Nguyễn Du (1766-1820), is a Vietnamese literary masterpiece. The poem recounts the life and trials of Thúy Kiều, a talented young woman who has to sacrifice herself to save her family. “The Tale of Kiều is well-known and popular among Vietnamese,” said director and People’s Artist Nguyễn Tiến Dũng at the performance launching ceremony held recently in Hà Nội. “It has been performed on the stage in various art genres, including chèo (traditional opera), cải lương (reformed theatre), and drama. But this is the first time that puppetry is being used to perform Kiều.” The director said that he had considered staging … [Read more...] about Puppetry theatre brings literary masterpiece to the stage
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The only giant that reports profit The revenue hit VND3.883 trillion in 2016 and the pre-tax profit was VND54 billion, and it soared to VND5.136 trillion in 2017 and the profit to VND234 billion, or four times bigger than the year before. Aeon’s Masaki Suzuki said Aeon considers Vietnam the key investment point in Southeast Asia and the retailer plans to open 30 shopping malls with total capital of $5 billion in Vietnam.Others go downhill … [Read more...] about How are foreign retail giants performing in Vietnam?
Two elephants are released back to the wild. — Photo Courtesy of the Yok Đôn National Park ĐẮK LẮK — Two elephants have been released back to the wild in the Yok Đôn National Park in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk, said Vũ Đức Giỏi, deputy director of the Environmental Education and Services Centre under the national park. The two elephants are P’Lú, 60 years old and Bun Kon, 37 years old. They were used to transport tourists at the Bản Đôn Ecological Tourism Site, run by the Ánh Dương Co Ltd. Animals Asia signed an agreement with the company to release the elephants. Giỏi said while living at the Bản Đôn Ecological Tourism Site, the two elephants were weak and their digestive system was so bad. “If they have to serve tourists every day, their longevity will be short. Being released into nature and searching for … [Read more...] about Two elephants released back to the wild
Vietnam’s low participation rate in banking provides challenges and opportunities for the growing fintech sector So what is it about fintech in Vietnam? Duong Nguyen, financial services and IT advisory leader at EY Vietnam, analyses the situation. Duong Nguyen To have and have not Only 59 per cent of Vietnam’s population have a formal bank account, while the rest have no access to banking services. Due to these relatively low financial inclusion rates, Vietnam is among the 25 priority countries on which the World Bank is focusing its financial inclusion efforts through the “Universal Financial Access (UFA) by 2020” initiative, which seeks to bring two billion unbanked people into the formal financial system. Since 2016, the State Bank of Vietnam has been partnering with the World Bank on a comprehensive approach to financial inclusion, which will result in a national financial inclusion strategy towards a cashless economy. Considering this, can we … [Read more...] about How Vietnam will adapt to the fintech revolution
The first fruitful achievement The story begins with 23 year old teacher Le Van Tu, now one of the youngest Chemistry specialist teachers at the famous Phan Boi Chau high school in Nghe An province. Before starting his teaching career, Tu was one of the most outstanding students for four consecutive years honoured with a Swing for the Kids scholarship. The story of his endless efforts and resulting success has fueled hope in children just starting out with Swing for the Kids. Born and raised in Nam Dan district, Nghe An province, in a family facing hardship in an area of land affected by severe weather from Laos, for Tu, the path of education seemed to be closed. The unexpected death of his father in a traffic accident resulted in a turbulent home life. Tu’s elder brother suffered mental health problems and his mother required a series of treatments. His older brother, who was in his twelfth grade, was unable to continue working towards the national exam for university … [Read more...] about Swing for the Kids: Giving meaning to the game