Cultural events back on track in Hanoi

The capital city’s return to normalcy after the devastating floods of last week took another step with cultural and entertainment events coming back on schedule.

An downtown area of Hanoi in the evening of October 2.

Many events and programs had been cancelled as Hanoi suffered the worst flooding in more than three decades.

The monthly publication of French Culture Centre L’espace to introduce its programs, which had been delayed by the flooding, has been resumed.

The Tuoi Tre theater was crowded again. Deputy Director of the theater, Truong Nhuan, said this was the third time in its history that the theatre had to cancel plays because of the weather.

A charity music program by Trinh Music Box will be held next week after the floods forced its postponement last week.

However, the Megastar cinema complex in Ha Noi continued to have very few customers as information about the Number 9 storm came in.

The prolonged rains and flooding are estimated to have caused losses of nearly VND 5.3 trillion (US $331.25 million) in affected regions, including at least VND 3 trillion (US $187.5 million) for Hanoi, the Central Steering Board for Flood and Storm Control has reported.

By U.Ly – Translated by Thanh Huong.

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