Visitors are taking canoe tour through mangrove forest to experience the nature. These images are familiar to visitors to Ca Mau. In recent years, eco-tourism in association with daily life has been focused on to attract tourists. Holidaymakers can enjoy delicious and strange dishes from the Mekong Delta region, and experience the daily life by taking part in activities such as fishing ... Since then, tourism services have become a source of income for the residents of Ca Mau. To diversify its tourism products, Ca Mau province has invested in a forest tour to Ca Mau National Park. Coupled with the tourism product chain and the community tourism site at Dat Mui, locals are actively involved in tourism services and their living conditions are improving. In the past 10 months, the number of tourists to Ca Mau has reached nearly 1.3 million, up over 15% from last year, of which the number of international visitors increased over 4%. However, these figures are modest compared to … [Read more...] about Awakening Ca Mau eco-tourism potential
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has made it clear that the Vietnamese Government supports the promotion of friendship and all-sided cooperation with Saint Kitts & Nevis, as part of the country’s policy of developing ties with the Latin American region and Caribbean nations in particular. At a reception for Foreign Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis Patrice Nisbett in Hanoi on November 20, PM Dung hailed his visit which takes place following the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties on November 1. Nisbett said the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis is interested in augmenting friendship and cooperation with Vietnam . The FM of Saint Kitts & Nevis is here for an official visit from November 18-21 at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. At the talks between the two foreign ministers, both sides updated each other of situation in each nation and talked about steps to facilitate all-around cooperation. The … [Read more...] about Prime Minister welcomes Saint Kitts & Nevis FM
Pho Day (City of Wire), a sculpture made of iron by Tran Viet Ha (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA/VNS) - An art exhibition of 259 paintings, graphic art works and sculptures has opened at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum as part of the city’s celebrations of the 73rd National Day, which falls on September 2. Siu Quy, vice chairman of the HCM City Fine Arts Association, the exhibition’s organiser, said: “On display are the results of creative camps that the association launched at the beginning of this year.” The exhibits include 177 paintings, 44 graphic works and 60 sculptures by 164 members of the association and 68 non-members. The works are in various media, including oil, water colour, silk, lacquer, wood, cooper and ceramic. They reflect a wide range of topics, covering the country’s landscapes, culture, people and daily life. They also feature the development of HCM City over the years, and the task of protecting the … [Read more...] about Major art exhibition celebrates National Day
Young people prepare applications at Can Tho University to find jobs in big cities (Photo: tienphong.vn) Can Tho (VNA) — The Mekong Delta is one of the richest parts of Vietnam, leading the country in rice, shrimp and other agricultural products. But now the area is facing a labour shortage as young people leave to work in HCM City and southeastern provinces. Ly Sa Ruong from Tran De district in Soc Trang province told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that many young people had left their hometowns to find jobs in Binh Duong province. “Only old people and children are left behind. Young people have gone to Binh Duong province including my three children,” he said. “Farming does not provide a stable income.” Vice Chairman of the district’s Thanh Thoi An commune Nguyen Hai Quan said local people mostly worked in agriculture with two rice crops a year. Mechanisation had replaced manual work so people had more free time after the harvests. As … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of workers
By An Phương Illustration by Trịnh Lập Lotus, a made-in-Việt Nam social media platform, debuted about two months ago. Together with recent launches of Gapo and Hahalolo and six other platforms that have yet to be introduced, I wonder if these homegrown social media apps can bring real value to Vietnamese users? Will they last? As a social media enthusiast, I have been trying the beta version of Lotus since September. Since this app was developed by over 200 technical engineers at Việt Nam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), my expectations for Lotus have been quite high. “Lotus takes a different path from other social networks, striving to be a content-centric platform that gives users freedom to be creative and produce more quality content,” Nguyễn Thế Tân, CEO of VCCorp, has said. A friend of mine, Thanh Quý, 26, said: "That explains why Lotus has … [Read more...] about What’s the future of homegrown social networking sites?