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    Friday, 14 July 2017 13:01

    Underground palace in Vietnam

    Paradise Cave in Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province dubbed as “underground palace” Heaven is one of the wonders of the magnificent and magical world most.
    Cave is nestled deep in the World Natural Heritage National Park Phong Nha Ke Bang , terrain catto neck, dating formed today about 350 to 400 million years.
    This cave is located at Km 16 from West Branch edge of Ho Chi Minh road about 4km of Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, the center of Dong Hoi city about 70km to the northwest edge West Road branch in Ho Chi Minh. Phong Nha way about 25km journey west branch north Truong Son Street, very convenient way.

    A delegation of Vietnam’s Embassy, Consulate General in Yekaterinburg city and Business Association in Russia visited Sverdlovsk province from July 12-15 to seek cooperation opportunities with Russian localities.
    Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son, who led the delegation, met with Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev and Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations Andrey Sobolev. The ambassador told hosts that President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to Russia from June 28-July 1 has opened up conditions for inter-regional cooperation between Vietnam and Russia.

    The Hanoitimes - A Vietnamese Exhibition pavilion, combining tradition and modernity, has received hundreds of visitors in the last few days, at Expo 2017 Astana, in the capital of Kazakhstan.

    Expo 2017 is an International Exposition scheduled to take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The expo's theme is “Future Energy”, and aims to create a global debate between countries, nongovernmental organizations, companies and the general public on the crucial question: “How do we ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for all while reducing CO2 emissions?”.

    Vietnam has defined the theme of its National Pavilion at EXPO-2017 as: "Fusion of Traditional and Modern – Vietnam’s Future Energy”.
    Within the frames of its participation, Vietnam is planning a number of culture events. On August 29, the National Day of Vietnam will be held at the Exhibition; and in honor of 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, holding of Days of Culture of Vietnam in Kazakhstan is planned.

    Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region.
    The moves come at a delicate time in Beijing's relations with Vietnam, which claims parts of the sea, and India, which recently sent warships to monitor the Malacca Straits, through which most of China's energy supplies and trade passes.
    Vietnam granted Indian oil firm ONGC Videsh a two-year extension to explore oil block 128 in a letter that arrived earlier this week, the state-run company's managing director Narendra K. Verma told Reuters.
    Part of that block is in the U-shaped 'nine-dash line' which marks the vast area that China claims in the sea, a route for more than $5 trillion in trade each year in which the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan also have claims.

    QUẢNG BÌNH — A large part of the movie Người Bất Tử (The Immortal), directed by Vietnamese American director Victor Vũ, will be shot in the magnificent caves of Quảng Bình Province.

    The Vietnamese movie, scheduled to be released in 2018, will be filmed in 52 days in Hà Nội; the central provinces of Hà Nam, Hưng Yên and Quảng Bình; HCM City; and the southern provinces of Tiền Giang and Đồng Nai, revealed production director Trần Thị Bích Ngọc.

    The footage filmed in central province of Quảng Bình will make up around 70 per cent of the movie. It will be shot in several caves including Phong Nha and Tú Làn, Đồng Hới City and Quy Đạt, Bố Trạch and Tuyên Hóa districts, capturing the scenic landscapes and the beauty of the cave system in Quảng Bình.

    HAMBURG — Leaders of the European Union told Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc they would speed up review of the bloc’s free trade agreement with Việt Nam with a view to signing it as soon as possible.

    The PM met European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg on Saturday.

    Phúc also met with country leaders attending the summit, among them Indonesian President Joko Widodo, whom he asked to deal with fishery issues in a humanitarian spirit and in line with the bilateral strategic partnership between their two countries. He suggested accelerating the conclusion of negotiations on demarcation of exclusive economic zones between the two countries. Widodo agreed with the suggestions. 

    Sunday, 09 July 2017 06:00

    PM speeds up City metro work

    The total investment for Metro Line No 1 in HCM City after three adjustments has increased from VNĐ14.415 trillion ($631 million) to VNĐ47.325 trillion ($2.07 billion). The PM has agreed to advance ODA capital for the project. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp
    Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has agreed to advance Official Development Assistance (ODA) capital for the Metro Line No 1 Bến Thành – Suối Tiên to meet the project’s schedule.

    HANOI — Vietnamese activist blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh — better known by her pen name Mother Mushroom — was sentenced in court Thursday to 10 years imprisonment for "propagating" against the state following a devastating chemical spill at a Taiwan-owned steel factory.

    "This is an extreme injustice and cruelty given out by the authoritarian (government) as they want to silence my daughter," Quynh's mother, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan, told dpa after she attended the trial.

    The Japanese software market is really attractive in the eyes of Vietnamese software outsourcing firms, but Vietnamese firms always have to struggle to penetrate the lucrative market. According to Vinasa (Vietnam Software and IT Service Association), up to 80 percent of Vietnamese firms consider Japan as the core market when doing the outsourcing for foreign partners. Of these, only five percent of businesses has been exploiting the Japanese market, 20 percent of businesses consider Japan as the main market, and 55 percent consider Japan as one of their main markets.

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