Highlights of April 4, 2023

Discover the latest news about Vietnam and Hanoi by reading The Hanoi Times.

A project displayed at the exhibition themed “The Gardeners” in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of the VCCA

Australian State official David Hurley has arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, for a three-day visit to strengthen ties between the two countries. The Governor of New South Wales, Hurley, will meet with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other senior government officials to discuss areas of cooperation, such as trade, education, and security.

The two countries have a long history of diplomatic relations, which date back to 1973. Since then, both Australia and Vietnam have worked together to promote peace and stability in the region. Hurley’s visit is an opportunity to build on the existing relationship and explore new avenues of cooperation.

During his visit, Hurley is expected to discuss Vietnam’s economic growth and Australia’s commitment to helping the country meet its development goals. He will also discuss how the two nations can collaborate on issues such as climate change, counterterrorism, and regional security.

The visit is an important step in promoting a stronger partnership between Australia and Vietnam, and building on the friendship that already exists between the two countries.

Australian Governor-General David Hurley arrived in Hanoi on March 3 to begin his four-day State visit to Vietnam, which was extended by President Vo Van Thuong. This marks the first State visit that the President has received since taking office, as well as the first State leader to visit Vietnam in 2023. During his time in the country, Governor-General Hurley will meet with Vietnam’s top leaders, including President Thuong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, as well as tour Australian facilities. In 2023, the two countries will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia.

Vietnam and South Korea are seeking to expand their cooperation in the agriculture sector, aiming to strengthen ties between the two countries. The two countries have held several meetings to discuss ways to increase collaboration in the area of agriculture, with the goal of improving the production and distribution of food products, as well as the quality of agricultural products.

South Korea has already provided Vietnam with much-needed support in the form of agricultural technology, training, and financial assistance. This has enabled the country to improve its agricultural production, which is now more efficient and productive than ever before.

In addition, South Korea has also been providing Vietnam with expertise in the areas of food safety, food security, and food safety management. These initiatives have allowed Vietnam to address food safety issues and reduce the risk of contamination.

Vietnam is also looking to strengthen its ties with South Korea by taking part in joint research and development projects. The two countries are exploring ways to transfer knowledge and technology related to agricultural production, as well as to develop new agricultural technologies.

Overall, Vietnam and South Korea are working together to improve their cooperation in the agriculture sector, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for both countries. This increased collaboration will benefit both countries and will help to create a more sustainable and secure food supply.

The Republic of Korea expects the Vietnamese Government to further facilitate the exchange of agricultural products, Lee Sung-hee, Chairman of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) of the RoK, told Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai on March 3. The Korean official also backed the ideas of developing a representative office for Korean cooperatives in Vietnam, and organizing the Vietnamese agriculture fair in Pusan (Korea). In return, Deputy PM Khai wanted to explore opportunities and share ideas in regard to agricultural development, thus aiming to increase income for farmers of the two nations.

Hanoi’s historic theater is set to close for a major renovation project. The theater, which is located in the city’s Old Quarter, has been a fixture of the cultural landscape in the city since the 1950s. It has seen a number of acclaimed performances over the years, and its closure for renovation marks a new era for the theater.

The renovation project will bring a much-needed facelift to the theater, with the aim of making it a world-class venue for the performing arts. The project is expected to take around two years to complete, and the theater will remain closed during that time.

The theater’s closure is a major blow to the local performing arts community, who will have to find alternative venues for their shows while the theater is being renovated. However, the renovation project is expected to result in a better-quality theater for future performances, and it is hoped that the theater will be back to its former glory when it reopens.

Director of the Hanoi Opera House, Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet, announced on March 3rd that the theater will close in 2024 for renovation and improvement of its facilities. The upcoming project will focus on repairing the stage and equipment, including curtains, carpets, and chairs, that have broken down since the last renovation in 1997. The project management unit under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism will lead the project. Officials expect to receive the participation of architect Ho Thieu Tri in the project. Architect Ho Thieu Tri also joined the renovation project 25 years ago.

Vietjet is set to launch a direct flight between Hanoi, Vietnam and Phuket, Thailand, offering passengers a convenient and affordable way to travel between the two destinations. The new route is expected to begin on December 15, 2020 and will operate four times per week.

The flight, VJ836, will depart from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 12:35 and arrive in Phuket at 17:00. The return flight, VJ837, will depart from Phuket International Airport at 18:00 and arrive back in Hanoi at 20:45.

This exciting new service will provide passengers with an easy and comfortable journey between the two countries, with convenient connections to a variety of tourist attractions. The flight time is just over four hours, making it the perfect option for those looking to explore the vibrant culture and stunning beaches of both Vietnam and Thailand.

Vietjet is committed to offering its passengers the best possible experience, with excellent service and competitive fares. The airline is offering special promotional fares for the Hanoi-Phuket route, so book now to take advantage of this great opportunity.

The renowned low-cost airline Vietjet Air will be launching its inaugural direct flight from Hanoi to Phuket (Thailand) on May 19. With a total travel time of three hours, the round-trip flight will depart from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 11:35 and return to the city at 18:35. Furthermore, Vietjet has also explored various options for two-hour round-trip flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phuket as well as other routes connecting cities and provinces of Vietnam to Bangkok and Chiangmai of Thailand. In addition to Vietjet, Vietnam Airlines also has an indirect flight service connecting Hanoi and Phuket, which requires a temporary stop in Bangkok.

The “Gardeners” Exhibition Now On Display in Hanoi

Come and experience the stunning “Gardeners” exhibition now on show in Hanoi! This eye-catching display features the work of some of the most talented gardeners from around the world, presenting their unique creations with a creative flair. From traditional landscaping to modern design, this exhibition has something for everyone. So stop by and take in the beauty of these gardens and get inspired to create your own. It’s sure to be a memorable experience!

An exhibition themed “The Gardeners” is now on show at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) until May 2nd. Inspired by “The Gardeners” poems of the late Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, the exhibition will feature nearly 100 projects of 90 young, talented Vietnamese artists, ranging from sculptures, paintings, graphical designs to multimedia arts. This exhibition is sure to be a fantastic new space for these artists to demonstrate their ability and creativity, and to recreate the best out of the simplest things in everyday life.