NDO - The State Bank of Vietnam has recently decided to lower the interest rates on short-term loans to priority sectors by 0.5 percentage points and some policy rates by 0.25 percentage points.
(Jul 14, 2017)
NDO – The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) is a State unit of the arts which has been busy in recent times with a large number of concerts. The orchestra has also given the subscription concert vol.100 at the Hanoi Opera House.
NDO—Luu Hong Quang, together with his mentor, People’s Artist Dang Thai Son, is the pride of Vietnam’s classical music sector, as he has earned a lot of the world’s musical prizes, such as first prize at the Chopin Piano Contest and third prize at the Val Tidone International Music Competition, among others.
NDO - Dr To Lan from the Institute of Sino-Nom Studies has been featured prominently as one of only a few young female researchers who have immersed themselves into the treasure trove of the forefathers’ language heritage to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture.
NDO - As the Dean of the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies and Language under the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Associate Prof, Dr Nguyen Thien Nam has spent 36 years of his career promoting Vietnamese language to the world. In this interview below, Dr Nam will share his vivid memories about teaching Vietnamese language during his teaching career.
NDO - As the art of xoan singing is soon to be lifted from the UNESCO list of cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding, Dr Le Thi Minh Ly from the National Cultural Heritage Centre expressed her joy at the achievements Vietnam has made over the past year in protecting cultural heritages.
NDO - With his great attention and affection to the Party’s newspaper, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has granted the newspaper an interview in the spring of Dinh Dau 2017 – the year of the Rooster, serving as a message to the whole Party, People and the Armed forces about the determination to build a strong, clean Party to continue leading the country towards reforms, international integration and sustainable development.
NDO—In the New Year, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung talks with Nhan Dan about how to build a helpful and incorruptible government, as well as the activities of the Prime Minister’s Working Group in the past year.
NDO - What should Vietnam do to mitigate climate change and its negative impact on society and the national economy? Nhan Dan Newspaper reporters have recently interviewed Professor and Doctor of Science Truong Quang Hoc from Vietnam National University; Dr Le Minh Nhat from the Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; and Sumaiya Kabir, an expert from UN Women Vietnam to find out some answers.
NDO - Major General Nguyen Manh Hung, General Director of the Vietnam Military Telecommunications Group (Viettel) who is known as the 'mastermind' behind Viettel over the past 15 years granted an interview to Nhan Dan in relation to the successful start-up stories of Viettel.
NDO—“2016 was a pivotal and transitional year between the two periods of economic restructuring, with economic performance yet to be really satisfactory but pretty good. With legal bases, resources and calculations, 2017 is expected to be a year of breakthroughs for Vietnam’s economy. The Vietnamese nation will decide its own position.”
NDO – 2016, a difficult year for Vietnam’s agriculture sector, has gone by. In an interview with reporters for the monthly publication of Nhan Dan newspaper, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong shared his concerns about obstacles and challenges and outlined a new path and hopes for the future of the country’s agriculture sector.
NDO – The measures that Vietnam’s labour market must implement in order to adapt to and take advantage of opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, amidst its cheap labour cost no longer being an advantage, was the main topic of an interview between Nhan Dan newspaper with Dr. Phan Chinh Thuc, Vice President of the Vietnam Vocational Training Association and Vocational Social Work and former head of the General Directorate of Vocational Training.
NDO – Born in 1991 in Hanoi, opera director Nguyen Phi Phi Anh is running an arts project entitled ‘Hope’ at the L'Espace French Cultural Centre in Hanoi. The project is Phi Anh’s attempt to bring Western musicals closer to the Vietnamese people after only recently graduating from the Hampshire College’s Theatre and Film Faculty in the US.
NDO – The UNESCO acknowledgement for the traditional practices related to the Vietnamese people’s belief in the Mother Goddesses of the Three Realms, which has recently been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, has brought a source of pride to the Vietnamese people, remarked Tran Thi Hoang Mai, Deputy Director-General of Vietnam National Committee for UNESCO (UNESCO Vietnam) to the press after the recognition was announced.