Largest Creative Design Festival to be held in Hanoi

Wednesday, 09/11/2022 16:33
The Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, the Architecture Magazine and relevant agencies will organize the Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022 from November 11 to 18 to honour and promote creative design resources in the capital city.

The banner of the Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022 (Photo: organizing board) 

Themed “Design and Technology”, the event will include a wide range of activities, including exhibitions and seminars with innovative features, said the Vietnam News Agency.

The event’s organising board will launch some creative design contests for young people to encourage them to get involved in the construction of the city space in the future, including the Dream House contest and a photo contest for youth "Hanoi from a perspective view".

During the festival, the city will honour the winners of Hanoi’s public art design contest and another to seek new and unique ideas in creative spaces, designs and products for Hanoi which were launched in August this year.

According to Do Dinh Hong, director of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, the Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022 continues to affirm Hanoi's creative resources by connecting artists, creative designers and experts in different fields as well as creating a highlight for Hanoi at the national and regional levels.

The event is also an annual activity to realise Hanoi’s commitment to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, he said, adding that it contributes to raising awareness of businesses and social community on creativeness in the development of cultural industries.

Australia increases shrimp import from Vietnam

Australia’s import of shrimp from Vietnam has surged this year while imports from Thailand and China have dropped, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said, citing data of the International Trade Center (ITC).


Australia’s import of shrimp from Vietnam has surged in 2022 (Photo: 

According to ITC data, Australia’s import of Vietnamese shrimp increased by 51% in the first seven months of 2022. Processed products accounted for 40% of Vietnamese shrimp shipment to the Australian market.

The ITC said due to China’s Zero-COVID policy, China's shrimp production faced difficulties, and output decreased, causing the country's shrimp exports to Australia to fall, said the Vietnam News Agency.

Moreover, Australian customers favour processed shrimp products while Thailand's processing level is not as high as Vietnam's.

Australia's total shrimp imports in the first seven months of this year were valued at nearly 234 million USD, up 29% over the same period last year.

11 Vietnamese universities listed in QS Asia University Rankings 2023

Vietnam has 11 representatives listed in QS Asia University Rankings 2023 released by UK-based education organisation Quacquarelli Symonds.

The highest ranking in Vietnam went to Ton Duc Thang Univerisity, at 138th place, closely followed by the Duy Tan Univerisity, Vietnam National University-Hanoi and Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City at 145th, 162nd and 167th position, respectively.


Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: CPV) 

Hanoi University of Science and Technology is placed 248th.  Hue University ranks in the 351-400 group, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City in 401-450 and University of Da Nang in 501-550, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The remaining Vietnamese universities in the 2022 rankings are Can Tho University and Hanoi National University of Education in the group of 551-600 and the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City in the 651-700 group.

Featuring 760 Asian universities, the 2023 rankings of the top Asian universities are the biggest to date, QS stated.

This year, Peking University takes the top spot. It is followed by National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University of China.


Hue University (Photo: 

Published annually since 2009, QS Asia University Rankings highlights the top universities in Asia each year using 11 indicators: academic reputation (30 percent), employer reputation (20 percent), faculty/student ratio (10 percent), international research network (10 percent), citations per paper (10 percent) and papers per faculty (5 percent), staff with a PhD (5 percent), proportion of international faculty (2.5 percent) and proportion of international students (2.5 percent), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5 percent) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5 percent).

16.08 billion USD needed to upgrade seaport system: workshop

Vietnam will need nearly 400 trillion VND (16.08 billion USD) to upgrade its seaport system by 2030, heard a workshop held by the Ministry of Transport in Hanoi, reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

The workshop held on November 8th looked into the detailed planning scheme of seaports, harbours, wharves, floating terminals and water areas and another planning scheme of the inland container deport system in 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050.


Hai Phong Port (Photo: 

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Xuan Sang said the domestic seaport system, with more than 90km in total length, can handle about 750 million tonnes of cargo each year.

More than 90% of Vietnam’s exports and imports have gone through the seaports, helping the country ensure its macro-economic stability, the official added.

Seaports have been formed at northern and southern gateways like Lach Huyen in northern Hai Phong city than can handle ships of up to 132,000 DWT and Cai Mep in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province which is designed to sustain ships of up to 214,000 DWT.

Deputy Director of the Consulting Centre for Transport Development Investment (CCTDI) Pham Hoai Chung said Vietnam has put 10 inland container deports into service.

The facilities and inland clearance deports are located along the five out of the 15 economic corridors and zones included in the planning scheme, and handle about 4.2 million TEUs of cargo each year.

Chung suggested public-private partnership (PPP) in inland container deport investment, and expanding and diversifying investment forms with the involvement of different economic sectors.

Representatives from localities and enterprises and experts stressed the need to define orientations to utilise the country’s coastline.

Sang asked localities to uphold their responsibility in planning, saying local budget should continue to be used in maritime infrastructure development./.

Compiled by BTA