Tuoitrenews briefs the most updated news published on Tuoi Tre Newspaper on April 16.
--Vietnam’s efforts in regulatory and administrative reform have received approval from officials of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and many countries. The country reported on its reforms at an OECD conference themed “Better policies for better lives” in France from April 11-13.
-- One was killed and five are still missing in a rockslidelast Sunday morning at a 3-hectare earth and rock dump located near a coal mine in the northern province of Thai Nguyen. Thousands of cubic meters of earth and rocks suddenly fell onto around ten houses situated right beneath the tip where the materials, dug out from the Phan Me mine, have been dumped for years.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Infrastructure Investment Company last Saturday kicked off construction of Saigon Bridge 2, which will link Binh Thanh District with District 2. The new bridge is expected to reduce traffic pressure from the current Saigon Bridge, which was built more than five decades ago.
-- Thousands of students and workers yesterdaytook part in the fifth ‘Waste Recycling Festival’ launched by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. During the festival, many locations recycled waste materials and reused items such as paper to make into decorative paper bags.
-- Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association will host ‘Lifestyle Vietnam 2012’, an international fair for handicrafts, gift items, wooden products and household goods, at the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City from April 18-21.
-- The Vietnam Tourism Day Festival held in the Ho Chi Minh City’s September 23 park by the city’s department of culture, sports and tourism concluded yesterday. Over the last four days, the event attracted more than 200,000 visitors who participated in the shows, exhibitions or booked flights and tours.
-- The 2012 Hue Festival concluded on April 15 with impressive cultural performances by artists from Vietnam and countries from five continents around the world. The large scale festival with the theme of "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development: A Rendezvous of Historical Cities" featured a wide range of events such as art performances, culinary fairs and exhibitions.
-- An exhibition, called “Riverscapes In Flux”, opened in the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi from now until April 29. Organized by the Goethe Institute in Hanoi, the exhibition showcases the works of 17 young artists from Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines.