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Entertainment News in Hanoi & HCMC on March 16-22


Hanoi- Exhibition of traditional lacquer works


Until March 28,

The exhibition Vietnamese Lacquer Art showcasing 100 works created by different generations of Vietnamese artists including Nguyen Huyen, Nguyen Tien Chung, Van Binh, Pham Van Don, Tran Van Ha, Tran Duy, Ngo Minh Cau, and Nguyen Duc Toan. Works by Saeko Ando, a Japanese artist living in Vietnam, are also on display.

Hanoi-Photo exhibition: "Hanoi, confidence and desire to rise"


Until Mar 20,

Featuring 200 photos divided in four sections – the first is devoted to precious documentary photos on President Ho Chi Minh and the city’s revolutionary movement; the second one focuses on the city’s historic milestones, telling stories about its important achievements under the leadership of the municipal Party organisation; and the third one depicts the capital city during the renewal period with a desire to rise high as a national hub for culture, science, education, economics and international exchanges.

The last section shows efforts of the city to promote the movement of learning and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology and morality.

HCMC-Photographer recalls memories in Australia


Mar 13- Apr 9

The Hummingbird Cafe Saigon, D1

Introducing photos by Tran Vinh Dat through which he reminisces about his four years in Brisbane, Australia.

The photo series shares Dat’s dreamy view from the time he spent around his friends in a foreign country. As international students, the young men got together to adapt to the environment.



Foreign hi-tech firms expand investment in Vietnamese market

Molex, the world’s leading supplier of connectors and interconnect components, has unveiled its ambitions to expand its existing manufacturing plant in the Vietnamese market by developing its plant in Hanoi.


Hai Phong lures more than 1.24 billion USD in first nine months

Vietnam rakes in US$16.05 billion from tourism in nine months

Vietnam earned some 394.2 trillion VND (16.05 billion USD) from tourism in the first nine months of this year, equivalent to 78% of the figure recorded in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.


Vietnam invests in 10 energy technologies

Vietnamese poetry collection published in Canada

A poetry collection from five female translators based in Hanoi, entitled Ngũ Sắc Ánh Sáng (5 Sights of Light), has been introduced to Canadian readers by Ukiyoto Publishing.

Multi-billion thermal power project needs more capital

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has asked for ministries' opinions on solutions to problems related to the balance sheet of the Vung Ang 1 thermal-power plant.

The best September photos on VietNamNet

Hot air balloons with the Vietnamese national flag of 1,800m2 on the banks of the Saigon River, Typhoon Noru making landfall in Quang Nam Province, the roofs of many houses being blown away...

BSR to expand Dung Quat Oil Refinery

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has asked Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR) to clarify some issues related to its project on expanding Dung Quat Oil Refinery.

Dutch conductor to lead concert at Opera House

Conductor Leon Bosch from the Netherlands will lead a concert featuring masterpieces by European composers at the HCM City Opera House on Saturday, October 8.

‘578’ to represent Vietnam at Oscars

An action film starring Miss Universe Vietnam 2018, H'hen Niê, 578: Phát Đạn Của Kẻ Điên (578: Magnum), has been selected as Vietnamese representative at the 95th Oscars, 2023.

USD surges to VND24,000, US$1.7 billion withdrawn from circulation

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) withdrew nearly VND41 trillion ($1.7 billion) through open market operations as the US dollar rose to over VND24,000 on September 26-30, 2022.

HCM City to build a series of new traffic projects

HCM City is speeding up procedures to start the construction of key traffic works at gateways by the end of the year, according to HCM City's Department of Transport.

Burning garbage in Hanoi threatens residents' health, property

There have been consecutive fires caused by people's poor awareness, who were burning garbage and straw in residential areas, causing fires recently in Hanoi.

New cargo airline still waiting for license

After the Prime Minister agrees on the establishment of IPP Air Cargo, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) will implement procedures to grant a license to the air carrier, according to MOT Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho.

Master plan for Mekong Delta focuses on infrastructure development

The Master Plan for the Mekong Delta designed for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, is focused on infrastructure development.