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Due to COVID-19, museums around the country have welcomed substantially fewer visitors.

Da Nang, however, has introduced a policy of free entry to museums during all of 2021, which has encouraged a number of domestic travellers to visit the central coastal city and improved the local tourism sector.

After a period of not welcoming any visitors due to the pandemic and then widespread flooding, the Cham Museum in Da Nang has hosted many domestic travellers keen to learn more about the Champa people’s architectural marvels.

The Cham Museum is not alone in posting an increase in visitors, with other museums in the city also welcoming more people due at least in part to the free entry policy introduced by local authorities for all of this year.

Museums around Da Nang welcomed an average of 1,000 to 1,500 visitors during the first week of the new year. While entry is free, services and programs remain top quality.

Museums around Da Nang are considered valuable in helping people discover and explore the local land and people. With the free entry policy, visitors from all walks of life can understand more about the central city./. VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/entertainment-sports/da-nang-museums-attracting-domestic-visitors-with-free-entry-policy-706560.html

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Coach Park Hang Seo: Vietnam needs 6 points to move forward

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Coach Park Hang Seo has set a goal for the Vietnam national football squad: to win at least six points in the remaining three matches of Group G, the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia.

HLV Park Hang Seo: 'Tuyển Việt Nam cần 6 điểm để đi tiếp'

“The goal is so that we can get a card to the final round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia,” said the head coach.

Currently, after five matches, the Vietnamese team has 11 points, ranking first in Group G. It is likely that the Korean coach and his players are aiming to defeat Indonesia and Malaysia.

Of these two rivals, if Indonesia has been eliminated, Malaysia will no longer have the home advantage because the remaining matches of Group G will be held in one place, perhaps in the United Arab Emirates or Thailand.

According to the schedule announced earlier by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Vietnamese team will face Indonesia on June 7, Malaysia on June 11 and the United Arab Emirates on June 15.

“In 2021, the Vietnamese football team will play in some important tournaments and they are great challenges. Our success is in the past, but now the team must look to the future,” the coach said.

“This is a busy year, so we will have to allocate strength in major tournaments such as the World Cup qualifiers, the Asian U23 qualifiers, the SEA Games and AFF Cup,” he added.

The Korean coach admitted that he and his team would do their best to fulfill the goals.

Regarding the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia, if the United Arab Emirates is chosen as the host, Vietnam and three other Southeast Asian teams in the group will have to play in extreme weather conditions. Their matches will take place in June, the peak of the summer heatwave in the Middle East. In 2020, there were days when the temperature there reached 43 degrees Celsius.

In another development, the Vietnamese team will not have to be isolated when they arrive at the place where the remaining three matches of the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup will be held. However, the players will be regularly tested for Covid-19 before and during the tournament.

Huy Phong

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/entertainment-sports/coach-park-hang-seo-vietnam-needs-6-points-to-move-forward-716752.html

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Vietnamese shooters aim for two main targets in 2021

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Vietnamese shooters aim for two main targets in 2021

Olympic medalist Hoang Xuan Vinh practices shooting. Photo courtesy of the International Shooting Sport Federation.


The Vietnam national shooting team has set two main goals for Olympics Tokyo and SEA Games 31 this year.

“The team will try to fulfill a mission, that is qualifying for all Olympic shooting categories this year,” Nguyen Thi Nhung, vice chairman of Vietnam Shooting Federation (VSF) and head coach of the national shooting team, told media.

“In addition, we will propose to add some Asian Games shooting categories to SEA Games 31. Although these categories are not our strength, we want to ensure fair competition between shooters across Southeast Asia,” she added.

Nhung confirmed Vietnam aims to foster the next generation of elite national team shooters at SEA Games 31, which will be hosted by Vietnam in November, instead of solely relying on veterans, hoping to enter bigger contests like Asian Games and the Olympics.

This is one reason why veteran shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh will not compete at SEA Games 31. The 45-year-old will instead focus on qualifying for Olympics Tokyo. Another veteran shooter, Tran Quoc Cuong, might also skip the biennial games to be held in Vietnam later this year.

Vinh participated in 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, winning gold at the latter in the 10-meter air pistol and silver in the 50-meter pistol events, becoming the first-ever Vietnamese to win an Olympic gold medal.

The absence of Vinh could cause certain difficulties for the national shooting team on the path to clinching SEA Games gold.

To prepare for 2021, VSF hosted many top tournaments across the country last year to create opportunities for athletes to train and improve, as well as for coaches to assess and evaluate the shooter quality. Throughout national tournaments, key national team shooters proved they remain in great form following good results.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/sports/vietnamese-shooters-aim-for-two-main-targets-in-2021-4241873.html

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French films will be broadly screened in Vietnam

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Vietnamese audiences will have chance to watch seven bespoke classic and modern French films that will be screened in 11 cities and provinces nationwide in 2021.

French films will be broadly screened in Vietnam

“A Man and a Woman” (French: Un homme et une femme) is a 1966 French film written and directed by Claude Lelouch and starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has granted permission to screen French films in Vietnam for the year of 2021.

The seven films are “I’m Looking for Myself”, “A Man and a Woman”, “The Princess with Donkey’s Skin”, “Girls in Rochefort City”, “Can Artificial Intelligence Outperform Humans?” “Living with Robots” and “The Journey of Brain Creating”.

The films will be screened in 11 cities and provinces nationwide, including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Lao Cai, Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat, and Can Tho.

The ministry also noted that screenings will only take place once the Covid-19 pandemic is fully brought under control in localities. In addition, relevant preventive measures must also be strictly observed.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/EspaceHanoi for detail information about the films and accurate screening time.

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Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/entertainment-sports/french-films-will-be-broadly-screened-in-vietnam-716781.html

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