Danang to launch Street Dance program on 26th March
The Danang Cinema and Culture Centre has just issued a plan to organize the Street Dance programme themed ‘Danang in March’ this month to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the city’s Liberation Day (March 29).
Accordingly, the program will take place on the evening of March 26 on a section of Tran Hung Dao between its intersections with Ly Nam De and Trieu Viet Vuong in Son Tra District.
As expected, a combined total of 250 artistes and actors from Son Tra District, the Danang College of Culture and Arts and local dance clubs will perform Vietnamese and international musical compositions with joyful and bustling tunes of such highly popular dances as Paso doble, Rumba, Chachacha, Tango, Disco, Salsa and Bachata combined with dancers getting dressed in beautiful and youthful costumes.
To be eligible for joining the upcoming event, participants must obey the mandatory face mask rule and to have received 2-3 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Joining the program, locals and visitors will immerse themselves in the fun and festive atmosphere during the carnival as they comfortably participate in dancing with the artistes, taking nice photos and videos of this highly impressive event.
Keep in mind handy post- COVID-19 health care measures
The reality shows that people who have recovered from COVID-19 are at a higher risk of developing psychological problems as well as mental health disorders. Therefore, doctors of the Post-COVID-19 Treatment and Counseling Clinic of the Danang General Hospital have issued practical recommendations as mentioned below.
Furama Resort Danang: Proud Sponsor of Miss Tourism Danang 2022 and congratulation to Miss Tourism Danang – Tran Nguyen Minh Thu
Furama Resort Danang is proud to be the sponsored venue for accommodation and registration in Danang for Miss Danang 2022’s beauty contest.
Tran Nguyen Minh Thu, a student from the Danang University of Economics, was crowned the 2022 Miss Tourism Danang at the finale held at the city’s Trung Vuong Theatre on Saturday evening.
The first and second runners-up were Vo Le Que Anh, a student from the University of Foreign Languages – Hue University, and Tran Khanh Nhi, a student from the University of Foreign Language Studies – Danang University.
During the finale of the first-ever Miss Tourism Danang beauty pageant, a total of 29 contestants from many provinces and cities nationwide competed in the categories of ‘Ao Dai’, swimsuits, and evening wear. The top five contestants took part in question-and-answer sessions.
In addition to Miss Tourism Danang 2022 and the two runners-up, the contest’s organizers presented such subsidiary awards as Miss Fashion Icon, Miss Communications, Miss Kindness, Miss Talent, Miss Sports, Miss Beach Beauty, and Most Favorite Beauty on TikTok.
The beauty pageant aimed to select a typical representative who converges all the elements of modernity, knowledge, beauty of the soul, charm, and bravery of women in the context of international integration. During her tenure, the tourism ambassador will play a vital role in introducing the tourism and culture of the city to international friends.
Keppel Group and Sovico Group cooperate on sustainable energy and urbanisation
Both groups signed an MoU for the development and rollout of energy and environmental solutions for large-scale decarbonization, as well as for smart and sustainable urban development and township management services.
On February 25, Keppel Group and Sovico Group signed two MoU to explore the development and rollout of energy and environmental solutions, as well as identify, develop, operate, and manage smart and sustainable projects in Vietnam’s key gateway cities, starting with Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
The MoU were signed in the presence of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is currently on a state visit to Singapore.
The collaboration marks a milestone in the strategic partnership between the two corporations – leveraging the strengths of Keppel, a powerhouse of solutions for sustainable urbanization, as well as Sovico Group’s proven track record and presence across a wide range of businesses including banking and finance, real estate, aviation, and energy.
Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel said, “Keppel is pleased to extend its collaboration with Sovico to provide sustainable energy and urbanization solutions for Vietnam. Keppel has been investing in the country for over three decades, and we are glad to contribute further to its development. The signing of the MoU is very much in line with Keppel’s vision, in which we seek to provide solutions for sustainable urbanization, among others.”
Pham Khac Dung, vice president of Sovico said, “We support the efforts of the UN towards sustainable development and are committed to extending our cooperation with like-minded partners across the globe. The partnership with Keppel further strengthens Sovico’s development strategy. We are pleased and honored to join Keppel in growing the Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership to new heights; and expanding cooperation into new growth areas based on promoting solutions for people and people-centred developments, as well as creating eco-friendly developments that contribute to the prosperity and sustainable development of the two economies.”
Sustainable energy and decarbonization solutions
Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd, through its wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Energy Ventures Pte Ltd, signed the MoU with Sovico to harness sustainability-related technologies and develop end-to-end sustainable energy solutions, which include renewables, electrification, energy efficiency, as well as the treatment of domestic solid waste in support of Vietnam’s transition to a green and carbon-neutral economy.
The collaboration will focus on scalable decarbonization solutions such as the electrification of vehicles and charging infrastructure, smart microgrids, sustainable energy-from-waste, and energy-as-a-service (EaaS), aimed at achieving large-scale greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
The parties will also collaborate on harnessing the vast renewable energy potential in Vietnam for the development of sustainable fuel for sectors like power, industrial, maritime transportation, and aviation, where carbon emissions may be harder to abate.
For aviation, sustainable fuel can for example be supplied to VietJet Air, which is majority-owned by Sovico. The synergistic development comes on the back of Keppel Infrastructure’s work to explore the feasibility of producing green ammonia in Australia for export to meet the rapidly growing demand for carbon-free energy. Green ammonia can be used as a direct feedstock in green energy generation, or as a hydrogen carrier to provide green hydrogen solutions.
Keppel Infrastructure’s EaaS, the first of its kind in the region, is a long-term subscription service with zero or minimal upfront capital investment, which includes power, energy storage, and the installation and operation of photovoltaic solar panels, super-efficient chiller systems, as well as smart electric vehicle charging stations. The initial roll-out in Vietnam will leverage Sovico’s large-scale commercial centres, office buildings, resorts, retail, and urban residential areas across the country as well as extend to their ecosystem of customers and partners.
Keppel Land Ltd., Keppel Urban Solutions, Sovico Group, and Phu Long Real Estate JSC – a member of Sovico Group – have signed an MoU to cooperate in urban development which covers collaboration on smart and sustainable projects across Vietnam, including infrastructure planning, placemaking, and township management services to create highly liveable, vibrant spaces and digitally-connected communities, starting with Mailand Hanoi City.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Singapore has become the largest foreign investor in Vietnam with 402 newly licensed projects and newly registered capital of $11.4 billion since early 2020. The Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership is expanding with increased partnerships and cooperation in many fields yielding positive results.
The abovementioned transactions are not expected to have any material impact on the earnings per share and net tangible asset per share of Keppel Corporation Ltd. for the financial year 2021 and the current one.
Singapore Airlines to resume regular flights to Danang on 27th March
Singapore Airlines has become the first international carrier to announce resumption of commercial flights to Danang City from March 27 after nearly two years of suspension.
Singapore’s flag carrier is now selling air tickets for the service, the city’s news portal reported.
There would be one daily return flight on the route and the carrier would increase the frequency based on market demand.
Before the pandemic, Singapore was one of the key tourism markets of Danang with a frequency of four direct flights per day.
Around 12,000 Vietnamese live in Singapore.
Singapore resumed commercial flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from Jan. 13.
Danang, home to long, sandy beaches, is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. The city plans to fully reopen tourism and aviation from next month.
Thai Vietjet to resume Bangkok – Danang air service on 27th March
Starting March 27, Thai Vietjet, the operator with most flight services between Viet Nam and Thailand, a member of low-cost carrier Vietjet Air, will resume its international air service linking the Thai capital city of Bangkok (via the Suvarnabhumi International Airport) and the central beach city of Danang in Viet Nam.
In the early stage, the Bangkok-Danang air service will be operated with three round-trip flights a week on every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, with the flight time of around 1 hour and 40 minutes per leg. Further frequency can be increased later based on market demand.
Vietjet provides the largest number of flights between Viet Nam and Thailand with the current Bangkok-HCM City route operating up to 6 flights a week.
In the next phase, Vietjet is expected to resume its remaining international routes and open more new routes to markets such as India and Australia to promptly meet the travel demand among passengers in the Asia-Pacific region.
From March 1, visitors arriving in Thailand only need to conduct RT-PCR tests on the first day and purchase COVID-19 insurance valued at US$20,000.
Meanwhile, international passengers arriving in Viet Nam from March 15 shall have ATK/RT-PCR tests on the first day and buy COVID-19 insurance worth US$10,000.