Created 06 August 2018

HCM City encourages solar energy

Three years after beginning a pilot programme to buy solar power at VND2,000 (8.7 US cents) per kWh generated in homes and offices, Ho Chi Minh City has signed up 290 consumers.

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Solar panels being installed on a house in Tan Binh District, HCM City. (Photo:
Created 29 June 2018

Vietnamese grandpa the grand old man of World Cup 2018

Five years away from a century, ardent football fan Tran Hop makes it to Russia.

 Tran Hop talks to VTV as he stands in line in Moscow, Russia to get the FiFAs Fan ID in this still image.


Created 23 June 2018

Renowned historian passes away at 84

Renowned historian Phan Huy Lê passed away in a hospital this afternoon (June 23) after being admitted with a heart problem last week. He was 84.


Created 21 June 2018

Young writers express creativity

Writer Nguyễn Xuân Thủy has become popular recently with his fiction Sát Thủ Online (Online Killer), which has since been adapted into a television series of the same name. The series was aired on Việt Nam National Television’s channel 3 earlier this year.



Created 30 May 2018

Director wins award with his first work

The play Hoa Cúc Xanh Trên Đầm Lầy (Green Daisy on Marsh) by artist Nguyễn Sĩ Tiến of the Việt Nam Youth Theatre won gold medal for the best play at the National Drama Festival 2018 held in HCM City in April.


Created 19 March 2018

Vietnamese godchild of Stephen Hawking remembers strict and loving father

The orphan said being chosen as his goddaughter ‘was the best random thing’ in her life.

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Nguyen Thi Thu Nhan with Stephen Hawking in England in 2000. Photo provided by Nhan
Created 17 March 2018

Biography of former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai

Phan Van Khai was born on December 25, 1933 in Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City. He became a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on July 15, 1959.

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Former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai at a symposium in 2015
He studied foreign languages and economics in Moscow, former Soviet Union (Russia now) from 1959-1965, then worked in the General Affairs Department of the State Planning Committee from 1965 to 1971 with the highest position as head of the office.

From 1972-1975, he was a researcher of the southern economy. In the period, he was sent to the southern battlefield and then served as deputy head of the Government Unification Committee.

From 1976-1984, Khai was Vice Chairman and then Chairman of the Planning Committee, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, member of the city’s Party Committee.

From 1985 to March 1989, he served as a member of the Party Central Committee, Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee and Chairman of the city People’s Committee.

From April 1989 to August 1991, he was a member of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the State Planning Committee.

From July 1991 to August 1997, Khai was a Politburo member and served as Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and Standing Deputy Prime Minister.

Phan Van Khai took the office of the Prime Minister from September 1997 to June 2006.

He was a National Assembly deputy of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th tenures, and a member of the Politburo in the 7th, 8th and 9th tenures.

He was conferred with the Golden Star Order and the 55-year Party membership badge.
Source: HN Times
Created 03 March 2018

Vietnamese translator wins renowned Andersen award

Tran Thi Minh Tam has spent 20 years translating works by 'The Ugly Duckling' author Hans Christian Andersen into Vietnamese.

Vietnamese translator Tran Thi Minh Tam. Photo provided by herself.


Created 26 February 2018

Lecturer quits job to produce activated charcoal

Trần Quang Huy, 36, wearing a protective clothing, loads activated charcoal to a truck for delivery.



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