Viet Nam News Trần Ngọc Hùng, chairman of the Việt Nam Construction Association, speaks to Việt Nam News Agency about key reasons for the delays in the renovation of old living quarters in Hà Nội. How do you evaluate the national programme to renovate old living quarters? The national programme to renovate old living quarters was launched more than 10 years ago, but its implementation has been very slow. As a consequence, its results have been limited. According to the latest report, some 25 percent of the old living quarters have been described as “very dangerous.” They could collapse at any time and the lives of people living in these building are at risk. What are the main factors preventing the programme from following its approved plan? The Government’s policy is totally right, yet specific guidelines and solutions to implement the policy have not been translated into real life. I should say the implementation of the … [Read more...] about Why does renovation of old living quarters proceed so slowly?
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VN high on instant noodles list Viet Nam is the world's fourth-largest consumer of instant noodles, purchasing roughly 5.4 billion packets yearly, according to the latest report of the World Instant Noodles Association (WINA). The country ranks behind China, Indonesia and India in the annual consumption of instant noodles. However, when ranked on the basis of per capita consumption, it comes third behind South Korea and Indonesia. A Vietnamese person consumes an average of 56.2 packets per year while the figure for a Chinese person stands at 36 packets. Viet Nam's instant noodle consumption has grown at a consistent double-digit rate and demand continues to rise in both urban and rural areas. In Viet Nam, the demand increased by nearly 24 per cent in 2008-12 while the rate stood at 3 per cent in China and Indonesia and 5 per cent in South Korea and Japan for the same period. According to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam is home to around 50 domestic and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 22/3
Authorities checking milk prices The Ministry of Finance’s Price Management Department has asked the provincial market monitoring authorities for coordination to inspect prices of dairy products for children aged under six. Inspections will mainly focus on prices of products of four leading firms – Mead Johnson Nutrition (Vietnam), Vinamilk, Nestle Vietnam, and FrieslandCampina Vietnam. Mead Johnson Nutrition (Vietnam), Vinamilk and Nestle Vietnam have already adjusted up their prices while FrieslandCampina Vietnam has not yet applied new prices though the date for price revisions which it registered with authorities was on Tuesday. As specified in a statement sent by the Price Management Department to provincial market monitoring agencies, Mead Johnson Nutrition (Vietnam) hiked prices of 15 items from December 12, 2013; Vinamilk raised prices of 22 items on February 10; and Nestle Vietnam revised up prices of 11 items from January 31. The number of items of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 16/3
Exhibition “Everything is Golden” by Michelle Wise Opening: Thu 29 Oct 2015, 6 pm Exhibition: 29 Oct – 12 Nov 2015 Spacebar Cafe 15/76 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi Join us for the opening of “EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN”, a selection of paintings and contemporary lacquer by Michelle Wise. “EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN” is a series of works developed out of Wise’s personal interest in using colours and simple geometric shapes to explore how spatial and color relationships have the power to evoke emotional responses. Inspired by non-objective abstract expressionists such as Joseph Albas and Mark Rothkoe and drawing on Vietnamese and other Asian cultural artistic traditions, this series utilizes lacquer work and gold leaf in contemporary ways. Her work thematically focuses on shape and form within these media; eliciting a sense of spiritualism while avoiding reference to religious iconography. Born in 1975, Michelle comes from … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON OCTOBER 15-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
Street Art Fair 2016 Sat 27 Feb 2016, 3 pm – 10 pm 1st floor lobby, Hanoi Creative City 1 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi You are invited to the first street art fair at Hanoi Creative City on Sat afternoon this week with paintings, sculptures, music, and live performances, hosted by painter Vu Manh Phuong. Main activities: exhibition, Japanese dance, DJ, live guitar, drum performances, Henna, Tarot and more. Open to everyone. No need to register in advance. Line-up artists (updating): 1. Phương Vũ Mạnh 2. Đào Anh Khánh 3. Lê Thiết Cương 4. Quách Đông Phương 5. Trần Nhật Thăng 6. Lê Thị Minh Tâm 7. Cấn Ngọc Chúc 8. Lưu Chương Dương 9. Nguyễn Ngọc Thanh 10. Lưu Danh Quang 11. Đoàn Xuân Tặng 12. Đỗ Khắc Hiệp 13. Nguyễn Quốc Thắng 14. Vũ … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON FEBRUARY 1-29 (DAILY UPDATE)