DIFF 2019 lasting from June 1 till July 6 in the central city of Da Nang is expected to attract a lot of domestic and international tourists. Viettel tripled its band to ensure best services for customers during the DIFF 2019. Viettel predicts that during this year’s festival, the demand for internet connections, including 3G and 4G, at fireworks display spots will be doubled in comparison with that in 2018. Especially, the use of 4G service to watch and upload photos, videos and live-stream events will increase by more than 2.5 times. Since early this May, Viettel has deployed four more mobile transmitter vehicles, installed ten wifi routers and hundreds of small data transmission devices. Attentively, Viettel’s branch in Da Nang has been exploiting many 4G transmitting stations with 2100MHz band to increase the speed of 4G network connection. Ha Minh Tuan, Deputy Director-General of Viettel Networks, emphasized that ensuring the quality of network … [Read more...] about Viettel improves quality of internet connection to better serve DIFF 2019
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MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Peruvian band's concert to celebrate Vietnam-Peru relations August 5 Vietnam Youth Theatre The Peruvian band Apu Inka will perform Vietnamese folk music and traditional dances of the Amazon jungle and the high mountains of the Andes. Hanoi-‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production August 6,7, 9 and 10, 6pm Ticket prices: VND700,000- VND1,050,000 HCMC- Performance to mark Day for AO/Dioxin Victims August 10, 8pm HCM City Opera House, 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1. International and Vietnamese artists will perform in “A Night of Beethoven” concert to mark the 58th anniversary of the Day for AO/Dioxin Victims on August 10. Tickets are available at the venue’s box office. HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production ______________________________________________________________________________________________ EXHIBITION HCMC – Exhibition “The Dogma Prize 2019: … [Read more...] about Events in Hanoi & HCM City on August 5-11
Authorities in Quang Ninh Province have turned down a proposal to increase service fees on Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays by the Ha Long Bay Management Board. A corner of Ha Long Bay The board on October 22 informed local travel companies about new fees which would be applied from January 1, 2020. The new fees for daytime tours will be raised by between 20-25%. Hotel prices will see highest increase of up to 73%. As such, the tour of two days and one night to Thien Cung- Dau Go- Dinh Huong-Ga Choi-Sung Sot-Ti Top will be raised by VND 500,000 (USD22) to VND1.5 million (USD65). For those who go three days and two nights on this route will have to pay VND1.7 million, which is an increase of VND790,000. This is the second increase in Ha Long Bay’s entrance fees since April 2017. However, following opposition from local travel companies who said that the new fees would be too high, Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee on October 25 asked the Ha Long Bay Management Board … [Read more...] about Proposal for Ha Long Bay service fee hike turned down
By Hà Nguyễn Hà Nội is a city that loves a good cafe, so it can take a lot for one to stand out. One way to break the mould is an eye-catching design, and what's more eye-catching than a big yellow bus? That must have been what Nguyễn Đứa Sâm and his friends thought when they opened Hanoi Bus Cafe. Located on the grounds in front of a future Hà Đông metro station on Tô Hiệu Road, the cafe is inside a stationary bus which has been redesigned. ALL ABOARD: Nguyễn Đức Sâm's Hanoi Bus Cafe, which is located in Hà Nội's Hà Đông District, receives a lot of customers every day. Photos vietnammoi.vn Sâm said he came up with the idea for the cafe during a trip to Vĩnh Phúc Province north of the capital when he saw many damaged buses that had been abandoned and were going to waste. “A sudden idea came to my mind, why don't we use … [Read more...] about No busman’s holiday in this cafe
The average working day for bank worker Pham Hong Nhung in Hanoi normally starts at 7am and ends at around 8pm. Illustrative image -- File photo “My bank opens at 8am but I have to arrive earlier to prepare the cash. When the branch closes, my colleagues and I have to deal with paperwork, so we work up to 12 hours per day.” As well as working five and a half days per week, she sometimes has to attend events on Saturday evening or even on Sunday. “I am exhausted, to be honest. Both my health and looks are going downhill. I can't take proper care of my family as well. My son is only one and is not at nursery school yet, so I have to hire a nanny. My son might be even closer to her than me,” the 28-year-old says. Nhung revealed that bank clerks and other positions at the bank are also busy and overtime is seen as a routine for them. “Sometimes I even have to go to the office on weekends and national holidays,” says 30-year-old Hoang Lan Phuong, … [Read more...] about More overtime, less happiness?