Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh will perform at the ASEAN Fantasia 2019 at the Chanwon Veledrome in Busan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), on November 24. The event is part of the ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit 2019, which will open in Busan in November 27. The singer will share the stage with famous singers from countries in the region, including singer PSY and the girl band BoA of the RoK. Noo will sing "I’m Still Loving You" from his latest MV. “I will introduce a taste of Vietnamese pop,” said the 30-year-old. Before singing at the ASEAN Fantasia 2019, Noo will perform at the concert V.Heartbeat Live in Seoul on November 16. He will sing the hit "Mai Mai Ben Nhau" (Together Forever) with a dance group of 20 artists. V.Hearbeat Live will be organised at the Gocheok Sky Dome which has 25,000 seats. It will feature famous Korean music bands … [Read more...] about Pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh to perform at ASEAN Fantasia 2019
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She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien (R) and Bhutanese Auditor General Tshering Kezang (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Bhutanese Auditor General Tshering Kezang has said it was an honour for the Royal Audit Authority of Bhutan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Audit Office of Vietnam to strengthen relations and improve the quality of audit activities of the two countries in the coming time. Kezang described the MoU as a concerted effort of the two audit agencies and countries while meeting with Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien in Hanoi on November 12. The official said the audit agencies of Vietnam and Bhutan have similar roles and responsibilities in the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), therefore, the bilateral cooperation will help them have more opportunities to work together and share experience to benefit the community. Vietnam’s successful hosting of the 14th ASOSAI Assembly … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Bhutan seek stronger audit cooperation
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Tran Van Khoa said local people’s respect and admiration for the late leader inspired the embassy’s collaboration with the Turongomi repertory dance theater in Dhaka to arrange the show. At the concert He said the joint project is an effective way to popularize Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts among Bangladeshi people and helps strengthen the two nations’ friendship. Pooja Sengupta, director and choreographer of the 40-minute art performance, said her parents told her about Ho Chi Minh when she was a child. Her admiration for the man, her visit to Vietnam in 2017 and Khoa’s encouragement led to the start of the project, she added. Najmul Sheikh, a university lecturer in Dhaka, said he was moved by the show, while Vu Thi Khanh Ly, a Vietnamese expatriate in the country, said the event taught her that Ho Chi Minh is a source of pride for not only Vietnam but also international friends. Ho … [Read more...] about Bangladeshi artists bring Ho Chi Minh’s life to stage
Registration for the December 8-12 race will remain opened until Sunday. The charity run will start from the Saigon Zoo in District 1, make its way past various landmarks before finishing at the Thu Thiem Urban Area in District 2. Participants can choose from three different distances: 42 kilometers, 21 kilometers and 10 kilometers. Kids aged between 5 and 14 can register for the 5 km run. For every kilometer the athletes run, the organizers will contribute VND10,000 ($0.43) to the city’s Poor People Charity Fund and to the Sports Sponsorship Fund. The HCMC International Marathon has been held as an annual event since 2013. Last year, it attracted 8,500 runners. Of the sum raised, organizers contributed VND900 million to the two above-mentioned funds, and gave VND70 million to the Newborns Vietnam Fund, which seeks to prevent neonatal mortality and promote neonatal care. … [Read more...] about HCMC International Marathon 2019 lures record registrations