Film contest on water resources

The contest, the first of its kind to date, is part of a Belgium-funded project to improve Vietnam’s capacity to assess and manage water resources in the 2009-2012 period.

Anti-hunting film wins green movie award

The film depicts hunting activities of wild animals in Binh Thuan Province. The film's topics and visual effects have left a strong impression on the jury and audiences. To make the film, Phuong and his staff spent three years following and working with illegal hunters, who agreed to the filming but asked the director to conceal their faces.

Golf swings into schools as young learn game

Phong, 12, from Ha Noi, fought back to take the title in a play-off with a birdie on the fourth hole against HCM City-born Nguyen Thanh Trung after finishing level after two rounds at the championship in August. The 12-year-old has held a handicap of 21 since he began practising every weekend at the Chi Linh Stars Golf and Country Club in Hai Duong City from the age of 10.

Cuisine Festival opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The event, organised by the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Municipal Tourism Association and the Youth Advertising Company, is part of the programme to welcome the New Year. A wide range of activities include a street parade with a large number of amateur and professional artists, bartender performances, making of Vietnam’s biggest rice pancake and presenting delicious dishes of 18 countries.

Viet Nam invite Arsenal for friendly

As scheduled, the Gunners will play three friendly matches in China and Viet Nam next summer. The source also said it plans to seek a US$2 million sponsorship deal to pay for the Arsenal friendly.

New records set at National Sports Festival

Today is the 9thday of the second stage of the 6thNational Sports Festival. So far, athletes have competed in such disciplines as chess, volleyball, diving, rowing, billiard-snooker and track-and-field.

New Vietnam Idol

Mai Huong, of the contest’s two finalists, showed her confidence on a big stage, according to composer Quoc Trung. Uyen Linh immediately responded with ‘Giac mo nao voi toi’.

Vietnam idol crowned

Twenty two-year-old Tran Nguyen Uyen Linh, who is a graduate of the Vietnam Academy of Diplomacy, was showered with a cash US$20,000 cash prize and a year-long record contract with the Ho Chi Minh City-based BHD company.

US writers launch books on Vietnam war

Both books draw on the background of the Vietnam war and post-war obsessions. The war finished more than 40 years ago but for the US veterans, their memories about it are still haunting.

Vietnam to host final round of Asia U19 Women’s Football Champs

The championship will take place from October 6 to 16, 2011.

Liem to play amateurs ahead of Cup

The national top master will play against 20 fans on December 28, with the amateur competitors selected from nearly 50 registrations for the event. The organisers will present gifts and bonuses for a draw, the best match and the youngest player.

Games draw nation's elite

The festival, which is organised every four years, will see athletes competing in 11 sports. Among the sports, tracks and field events have attracted the highest number of entries, featuring 452 contestants from 54 delegations. The chess events will feature 200 contestants from 40 teams.

Television festival kick-offs in Can Tho

The seven-day festival will offer more than 700 entries in 10 genres including trailers, that will be making their first appearance at the festival. "It's good news that trailers will be shown at the festival for the first time. Trailers will make a big contribution to advertising television shows," said Ha Nam, deputy-head of the organisation board.

16-year-old piano talent to perform in Hanoi

Although Minh Anh is young, she has won many prestigious international prizes such as the first prize in the international piano Concours San Sebastian in 2003.

Vietnam comes first at World Pencak Silat Champs

The Vietnamese team defended its championship title with 8 gold medals.

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