MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi - Hanoi Dance Fest 2019 June 28 and 30 Performance by Vietnamese and international dancers. Hanoi-‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production 6pm, June 28 and 19 Vietnam Tuong Theatre 51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district Lang Toi (My Village) is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented through a new cirque approach. Farming, building activities, traditional games, and the lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated through ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments. Ticket prices: VND 700,000- VND 1,050,000 Hoi An – Seaphony x Famlab: Concert Concert: Jun 25, 6 pm HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production 6:00 pm, June 24, 25, 30 … [Read more...] about What’s on June 24-30 (Daily updated)
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The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is well on the way to become Asia’s next tiger with strong economic growth, a rapidly growing middle class and relatively affordable pricing. Vietnam’s prime segment to see strong demand in 2019 as more foreign investors come Is it time to invest in Vietnam’s prime homes? A latest Savills research showed that Vietnam’s prime residential segment is of great attention in comparison with regional markets like Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, and Bangkok. Illustrative photo Apartment prices in HCM City and Hanoi are generally still lower than regional peers such as Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, making Vietnam relatively attractive to international investors, according to Savills Vietnam. “New home prices in Ho Chi Minh City’s CBD now average around US$5,500-US$ 6,500/sq.m, a fraction of the eye watering levels seen in Hong Kong where prices are at all-time highs,” said Neil Macgregor, managing … [Read more...] about How attractive is Vietnam’s luxury residential segment amid global slowing trend?
Medical workers treat residents in Hai Chanh commune in the central province of Quang Tri. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The quality of grassroots-level healthcare facilities nationwide has yet to meet expectation and patients’ demand, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. It is not necessary for most patients to go to central hospitals when their illnesses can be treated at lower-level health facilities, she said at a meeting last weekend on improving ward-level clinics. “Up to 35.4 percent of patients who go to central-level hospitals can be treated at provincial and district level hospitals. As many as 41.5 percent who go to provincial hospitals can be treated at district-level health facilities and 11 percent can be treated at ward clinics,” she said. Grassroots-level healthcare facilities have not fulfilled their tasks of taking care of people’s health. Local health facilities are able to conduct an average of only 68.3 percent of … [Read more...] about Grassroots-level healthcare network needs better performance
E-commerce key for farm exportersVietnamese enterprises should take advantage of e-commerce development to boost exports of farm produce to China, experts said at a meeting on Sunday in HCM City.Wen Xi Chen, economic counselor at the Chinese Consulate General in the city, said Vietnamese enterprises should cooperate with well-known Chinese e-commerce enterprises to open online stores of high-quality farm produce for export to China.While e-commerce has narrowed the production and consumption gap, and extended consumer markets, traditional sale channels have not updated market information regularly, he said.To develop e-commerce for agricultural products, logistics service, traceability and human resources should ensure product quality, he added.Nguyen Hoang Anh, member of the Advisory Council for Reform, who is also vice president of the Digital Agriculture Association (DAA) Viet Nam, said China remained a major market for agricultural products exported from Viet Nam due to similarity … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 30/8
Vietnam just might be the most football-crazy country in the world. My friend Paul, an English journalist, said this often. “I love how Vietnam loves its football. It’s passionate, ardent and sincere,” he would say. As one who has traveled to every corner of the world, his words were flattering. Paul must have been to some of the most football-crazy countries out there, like Argentina, Brazil, or Italy, for example. But he thought Vietnam was the most fervent of them all. Paul had seen how Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were festooned in red and gold as national flags fluttered everywhere, how the people’s laughter, screams and honks of their motorbikes concocted a beautiful cacophony that reverberated through the night. He was here when Vietnam’s U23 football team executed consecutive “miracles” at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in Changzhou, China earlier this January. While the festivities showed Paul that the Vietnamese loved football, it took … [Read more...] about The boys have revived more than Vietnam’s footballing fortunes