Remnants of Sơn La Prison, built by the French in 1908 to jail Vietnamese communists. The prison, which was dubbed “hell on earth”, was turned into a school where communists taught revolutionary doctrines to one another while in jail. Photos laodong.vn SƠN LA – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has just approved a project to restore historical relic of a French colonial prison in northern province of Sơn La, which was built in early 20th century to jail Vietnamese patriots. The project will cover the prison's remaining relic, the cemetery nearby and two neighbouring relics named Bản Hẹo Banayan Tree and Mó Nước. The project will restore, renovate and develop values of the historical site and then use it as a destination for the education of future generations. The project also aims to build Khau Cả Hill into a cultural historical park and a tourist destination. The park area will have … [Read more...] about PM gives nod to Sơn La Prison restoration project
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Quàng Văn Dính, head of village Thẳm A of Tông Lạnh Commune, Thuận Châu District, the northwestern mountainous province of Sơn La. The rubber trees were planted on the land he contributed 10 years have not been harvested. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Sơn Lê Sơn SƠN LA — Ten years ago, the Vietnamese Government sought to uplift disadvantaged ethnic minority groups in the mountainous region northwest of the country with rubber plantations. However, the promised riches from the ‘white gold’ has yet to materialise for those relinquishing much of their land to form the large-scale plantations as the latex flow continues to disappoint. In 2017, Sơn La Province boasted one of the largest areas of rubber in the northwest region with 6,000ha. The largest was the neighbouring province of Lai Châu with 12,700ha. The expansion of rubber plantation in these localities was through a … [Read more...] about Sơn La people waiting desperately for latex stream to flow
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is still at a low level of automation compared with other countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Thailand. Malaysian Ambassador to Vietnam was impressed by Lunar New Year Malaysian Ambassador to Vietnam Khalid M. Zamruni believed that Vietnam has a bright prospect in developing its automotive industry because the country has a large market with 94 million people. the seminar on Vietnam – Malaysia Business Opportunities in Automotive Sector. Photo: Ha Phuong The ambassador expressed such belief on the sidelines of the seminar on Vietnam – Malaysia business opportunities in automotive sector on April 18 organized by MATRADE, the Trade Office of the Embassy of Malaysia, with the support from the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Vietnam Industry Agency (VIA), a state body under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam. However, Vietnam is still at a low level of automation compared with other … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s automotive industry has bright prospect: Malaysian Amb.
According to La Phu villagers, La Phu communal house has a large and beautiful courtyard. It has a traditional architectural lay-out with a shrine behind. It is a place of supernatural power with pre-eminent figures. As it was built during the Le Dynasty, the communal house is characterized by the period’s architectural style. Any changes that the villagers have made conform to the original style - from columns to rafters and lacquered boards. There haven’t been any changes in the house’s courtyard. All the original architectural features of the communal house, both outside and inside, are unchanged. In Vietnam’s Red River delta, a communal house is for worshiping a village Tutelary God and holding village events. Nguyen Cong Tam, deputy head of the village festival organizing board, said he was told by the village elders that the communal house is more than 300 years old. “Before the 18th century, it was just a house made of bamboo. Later it was … [Read more...] about La Phu village preserves communal house, pig procession festival
Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth will play next month in Las Vegas in his first US PGA Tour fall tournament in America after failing to meet the tour event minimum last season. Jordan Spieth will make an early start to his 2018-2019 PGA Tour campaign after failing to meet minimum event standards last season. (Photo: AFP/Lionel Bonaventure) Spieth failed to meet the minimum number of PGA starts last season after he failed to qualify for the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship, opening him to a fine and "major penalty" under tour rules. But officials said last month that Spieth and the tour had reached a unrevealed "resolution" and that might have led to Spieth's change in schedule for an early start in the 2018-19 season. Spieth will tee off Nov 1 to Nov 4 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. "I'm really excited to be playing," Spieth said. "The event has been on my radar for a while, as the course has a great reputation on tour and I … [Read more...] about Spieth to play in Vegas after missing PGA event minimum