Hanoi will spend VND60 billion (US$2.6 million) on preserving and promoting the value of the Co Loa historical site in Dong Anh district during the 2018-2020 period after the site is reported to be encroached seriously.

Cao Phong district’s youths join contest on new-style rural area building

(HBO) – The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCM CYU) chapter in Cao Phong district of the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh has recently held a contest on "Cao Phong’s youths joining hands in building new-style rural areas in 2018” at the Nam Phong communal People’s Committee, with the participation of 12 teams from HCM CYU units in the district.

Measures sought to preserve Cham musical heritage

A workshop was held in the central province of Ninh Thuan on August 8, offering a venue for cultural managers, researchers, and artists to seek ways to preserve and promote musical heritage values of the Cham ethnic minority group.

‘Kong’ director actively involved in Vietnam’s film industry

Despite his tight schedule with new film projects in the US, the director of Hollywood blockbuster "Kong: Skull Island”, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, has still managed to contribute to Vietnam’s film industry.

Autumn Melody concert to be held in Hanoi

A concert entitled Autumn Melody 2018 will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on August 16 under the baton of conductor Le Phi Phi.

Photos on Hanoi’s suburban life on display

As many as 139 photos depicting the suburban life in Hanoi are being displayed at an exhibition which opened at 45 Trang Tien Street, downtown the capital city on August 3.

Organic cacao powder factory inaugurated in Ba Ria- Vung Tau

Amazon Foods Co., Ltd. put into operation a factory to produce cacao powder and chocolate candies of the brand Bapula in Tan Hai commune, Phu My town, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, on August 5.

Dong Ho folk painting expected to be revitalised

Bac Ninh, Aug. 2 (VNA) - More than 20 years ago, artisan Nguyen Dang Che convinced his family members to stop making votive paper and resume their old livelihood making Dong Ho folk paintings.

Vietnam firm wins architecture ’Oscars''''

Vietnamese design company H&P Architects has recently been named among the July Winners and Popular Choice Winners of the Architizer A+Awards.

Delightedly massive music performances of Kim Boi commune

(HBO) - In recent years, the massive culture movement in Kim Boi Commune (Kim Boi) has developed widely and attracted many people to participate in the artistic culture teams. This has contributed to the preservation and development of the advanced culture, fulfilled national identity and demand satisfaction of enjoying the culture and arts of the local people.

The Propaganda Festival in Mai Chau District in 2018

(HBO) – Mai Chau district has just organized successfully the Propaganda Festival in 2018.

“Singing of youth” contest in Luong Son successfully wraps up

(HBO) - The final performance night of the "Singing of the youth” contest 2018 in Luong Son district was successfully organised in the Wonderland entertainment centre.The event was jointly held by the Division of Culture and Information, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Luong Son district, and the Tay Bac (Northwest) Education Development Fund.

Vietnam joins Asia cultural festival in Slovakia

The embassies of Asian countries in Slovakia and the authority of Bratislava held Asia Weekends in the capital city on July 27-28 to promote the diversity of Asian cultures, including Vietnamese culture.

UNESCO: Heritages in Vietnam saddled with many challenges

Vietnam is highly appreciated for protecting both cultural heritages and intangible cultural heritages, as well as actively participating in building UNESCO's policies on World Heritages and sustainable development, however, Vietnam is facing many large challenges in preserving the heritages. UNESCO has identified these challenges at a conference held in Hanoi on the protection and promotion of the values of Vietnam’s heritages for sustainable development, affirming that UNSCO will provide concrete support to Vietnam.

Lac Son: The artistic exchange of the theme “Màu hoa đỏ” to celebrate the 71th anniversary of the Invalids and Martyrs Day

(HBO) - On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Invalids and Martyrs Day (27/7/1947 - 27/7/2018), in the evening of July 25th 2018, in Phu Luong Commune, The Youth Union of Lac Son District already organized the artistic exchange program with the theme of "Màu hoa đỏ”, which propagated revolutionary songs to mark the 71th anniversary of the Invalids and Martyrs Day and welcomed the youth members and people of Quyet Thang area to watch and cheer up.

Music show “Seas, islands and naval soldiers”

(HBO) – A music exchange themed "Seas, Islands and Naval Soldiers - Hoa Binh joins effort in building and safeguarding sovereignty over seas, islands of the country” was held at the provincial Cultural Palace recently. Attending the event were member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Bui Van Tinh; Standing Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Tran Dang Ninh; and Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the People's Committee Nguyen Van Quang, along with members of the provincial Party Committee’s Standing Board, the provincial People’s Council’s Standing Board, officials of the provincial People’s Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter, departments and agencies. On the side of the Vietnam People’s Navy were Rear Admiral Pham Van Son and Rear Admiral Doan Van Chieu – both are deputy political commissars of the naval force.

Artists join hands to show love for Truong Sa islands

In Hanoi this August, a new exhibition entitled "Truong Sa in Our Hearts” will display the works of 12 photographers who have visited the archipelago.

Propaganda Festival to promote Hoa Binh city in 2018

(HBO) - Hoa Binh city has organized a propaganda festival in the city in 2018. More than 15 organizations, communes and wards with more than 400 propagandists have participated in the event.

Street festival to take place in Hanoi

A street festival entitled "The Quintessence of Hanoi – Convergence and Shine” will take place around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi on July 29.

5,000 people to join street carnival in Hanoi

A street carnival with the theme "The Quintessence of Hanoi - Confluence and Shine” is scheduled to be held around Hoan Kiem Lake in the centre of Hanoi on July 29, according to an announcement from the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports on July 20.

A propaganda Festival of Cao Phong district

(HBO) - Cao Phong district has just organized a propaganda festival in 2018. 13 propaganda teams from 13 communes and towns have brought to the festival 52 performances in three contents: arts, propaganda skits and picture presentations about news and art to attract the audience. Teams participating in the festival have selected many practical and attractive topics such as: studying and following the ideals, ethics and style of Ho Chi Minh President; the sea and islands of the Fatherland; New rural construction; prevention and control of domestic violence; traffic safety, etc.

Tan Lac district holds agitprop festival 2018

(HBO) - Tan Lac district of Hoa Binh province has successfully organized an agitprop competition festival for 2018, drawing more than 400 actors and artisans from 22 troupes from communes and towns across the district.

Lac Son district restores and develops traditional craft villages

HBO – Lac Son district in Hoa Binh province now has two recognised traditional craft villages, namely the Luc brocade weaving village in Yen Nghiep commune (recognised in October 2013) and the Bui rattan and bamboo village in Nhan Nghia commune.

Keeping Muong gong culture in the heart of the city

(HBO) - From the high level of the agreement from the local people, at the end of April 2013, Group 10, Thinh Lang Ward (Hoa Binh city) deducted funds to buy a full set of 12 Muong gongs, which was worth 24 million VND. The Party Secretary, Ms. Bui Thi Dinh, used to be a great gong artist; therefore, she already revised by herself and taught other women how to play the ancient gong songs such as: đi đường (travelling), bông trắng (the white flowers), bông vàng (the yellow flowers), bến rậm (crowded harbor), and sông bờ (the bank river). The Group also invited good artisans in other places to come and teach them more.

Japan’s modern artworks displayed in Ho Chi Minh City

Japan’s contemporary artworks are being introduced to the public in Ho Chi Minh City at the "10 in Ho Chi Minh City” exhibition which opened on July 17.