Bac Ninh

Update news Bac Ninh

Machinery import rules worry firms

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has agreed to postpone the implementation of a circular on importing used machinery, equipment and technology.

Cellphone remains biggest export earner

 VietNamNet Bridge – Phones and phone parts continued to be the biggest export earner in the first eight months this year, with total revenue expanding 13.7% year-on-year to US$15.22 billion, according to the General Statistics Office.

Bui Xa upholds singing tradition

 VietNamNet Bridge – Every lover of Vietnamese music knows Bac Ninh as the home of quan ho (love duets) and ca tru (ceremonial singing), both listed by UNESCO as intangible heritages of mankind.

Samsung gets go-ahead for $1b plant

 The People’s Committee of northern Bac Ninh province on July 2 granted an investment license to Samsung Display Co, Ltd for a US$1 billion project in the Yen Phong Industrial Park.

Bac Ninh, Thai Nguyen compete for huge Samsung project

 VietNamNet Bridge – Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen provinces are competing to win the contract for a new Samsung investment project that involves manufacture of hi-tech screens.

Samsung plans to invest additional US$1 bil in Bac Ninh

 Samsung group is urgently finalising documents to invest an additional US$1 billion in the Samsung Bac Ninh Hi-Tech Complex, according to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.

Illegal cockroach farms bring lawsuit

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two companies in Bac Ninh Province plan to sue local authorities for having licensed their cockroach raising farms if they are not compensated for the recent destruction of their businesses.

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 18/3

 Argentinean comes to talk about art; Lo River shipwreck offers insight into Viet Nam's trading history; Hue Festival a mix of old and new; Five local bands compete at Hard Rock Rising; YxineFF introduced in France

Samsung’s Thai Nguyen factory starts running

VietNamNet Bridge – Samsung’s cell-phone production factory in Thai Nguyen Province has started operation after nearly one year of construction, said a source from Samsung Vina Electronics Co. Ltd.

Old couple preserves traditional love songs

VietNamNet Bridge – An old man in the northern province of Bac Ninh has ridden his bicycle to various villages, collecting old folk tunes, for the past 50 years.

Court sends 40 former soldiers to jail for fraud

VietNamNet Bridge – The People's Court in northern Bac Ninh Province last week sentenced 40 former soldiers to between eight months' and seven years' imprisonment for unlawfully appropriating property

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 5/3

 Book delves into Nguyen apparel; General Giap literature gets addition; Top hairstylist contest launches; Thua Thien-Hue moves to protect specialties; Festival to highlight Bac Ninh province’s culture

A “Living Treasure” in Dong Ho Painting Village

VietNamNet Bridge – Old artisan Nguyen Huu Sam in the village, which specializes in making Dong Ho folk paintings in Dong Ho Village, Song Ho Commune, Thuan Thanh District, Bac Ninh Province is considered a “living treasure” of the village.  

Expert talks about animal sacrifice in traditional festivals

In traditional thinking, animals are sacrificed to the god of fortune and prosperity. However, many complain they are brutal and should be wiped out of modern society. Professor Tran Lam Bien, a noted researcher on faith, talks about the issue.

Priceless treasures of an ancient pagoda in Bac Ninh

 VietNamNet Bridge – Being built in the 17th century, But Thap pagoda still preserves many beautiful works, especially, the biggest wood statue of Guan Yin in Vietnam.

Bac Ninh declares bird flu epidemic

 VietNamNet Bridge – The northern province of Bac Ninh – a gateway to the capital city of Hanoi – is put on alert after bird flu has spread across a number of its localities.

Bac Ninh: Thousand people surround commune government headquarters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of people of Phu Lam commune, Tien Du district in Bac Ninh province surrounded the headquarters of the commune government for two days to protest the implementation of a waste treatment project.

Large fire in Korean factory in Bac Ninh’s industrial zone

 VietNamNet Bridge - Fires broke out from a paint warehouse and spread rapidly, making an enterprise of thousands of square meters of a Korean company in the Yen Phong Industrial Zone collapse.

Toxic waste flows through Binh Yen

VietNamNet Bridge – Tonnes of untreated waste in Nam Thanh Commune's Binh Yen Village have been discharged into fields and canals, polluting the environment and causing headaches for authorities in northern Nam Dinh Province.

Travel back to ancient capital

 VietNamNet Bridge – When did Ha Noi become the capital of Viet Nam? What are Dong Ho paintings? What pagoda is the oldest in Viet Nam? What pagodas have unique structures or Buddhist treasures?