News in brief: September 21, 2018

A contest on start-up ideas for young people in the southern region called “Lead the Change 2018” was launched on September 21, calling for the participation of those who want to challenge themselves by changing their mindset and improving their skills.

The prices of E5 RON92 and RON95 petrol increased by a strong VND320 and VND293 per litre respectively in the latest round of fuel price adjustment on September 21, which also saw diesel and kerosene go up by VND57 and VND124 per litre.

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway in the capital city of Hanoi began a trial run on the morning of September 20. According to the project’s management board, the railway will undergo a trial period of 3-6 months until it is ready for official operation.

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on September 20, to confer the noble State-given title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 21 women whose husbands and children laid down their lives in the struggle for national liberation and protection.

A water resources protection education idea and painting contest was launched at Dich Vong B primary school in Hanoi on September 20, to raise children’s awareness of the role of clean water and measures to protect and use water efficiently as part of a programme named “Mizuiku – I love clean water”.

Users of rooftop solar power will be insured for the first time in Vietnam under a deal between solar energy solution provider SolarBK Holdings, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), and BIDV Insurance Corporation (BIC).

The Prime Minister has issued a public dispatch ordering the ministries and People’s Committees of 28 coastal provinces and centrally-run cities to further intensify the measures to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Vietnam thrashed Bahrain 14-0 in their second Group F match at the first qualification for the 2019 AFC U16 Women’s Championship on September 20, to join Bangladesh on top of the group with six points. Next up for coach Mai Lan’s side will be another group clash with third-placed Lebanon.

News in Brief: September 20, 2018

Vietcombank was honoured as the Best Domestic Bank in Vietnam by Asiamoney on September 18 for its “good management, strong links to government, a good brand, lots of branches, and real scale”.

News in brief: September 20, 2018

The acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra will join an outdoor concert entitled “Vietnam Airlines Classic - Hanoi Concert 2018” , scheduled to take place at the Ly Thai To Flower Garden on the evening of October 6. The concert will be held under the framework of an agreement between Vietnam Airlines and Hanoi city’s People Committee to bring music closer to the city dwellers.

The Hanoi authorities received a certificate honouring the Huong Son landscape complex, also known as Huong Pagoda, in My Duc district, on September 19.The complex consists of Buddhist pagodas, caves and temples in worship of the local agricultural gods.

Remains of 11 war martyrs were reburied recently by the search team of the Quang Tri provincial Military High Command. The remains were found in a rubber planting area in Doc Mieu Farm, Xuan Mai hamlet, Gio Binh commune, Gio Linh district.

Six gold and seven silver medals were presented to the most outstanding plays of the National ‘Cai Luong’ (Reformed Theatre) Festival, which wrapped up in Long An province on September 19. The best actors, actresses, scriptwriter and director were also honoured at the ceremony.

News in Brief: September 19, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City has set a target to build 20,000 social houses and 35,000 dormitories for workers in local industrial zones by 2020.

Vietnam’s U16 football team left home on September 18 for the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship in Malaysia from Sep 20 to Oct 7. The team are in Group C with India, Iran and Indonesia. They will play their first match against India’s U16s on Friday evening.

The Youth Volunteer Summer Campaign 2018, held for the last three months this summer, attracted more than 823,000 young people who were deployed to more than 26,000 youth works worth VND325 billion.

A delegation from the National Assembly's Finance and State Budget Committee conducted a survey on the effectiveness of targeted projects in Quang Ngai province from September 17-18.

A project on raising awareness and voices of ethnic minority communities in the North in response to gender-based violence has officially kicked off with funding from the European Commission, being implemented in Dien Bien district, Dien Bien province from 2018-2021.

A US passenger was saved from heart attack while on board Jetstar Pacific’s flight BL664 from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City on September 15. The pilot made a priority landing and sent the passenger to the hospital timely. The passenger was discharged in stable condition later.

The Vietnam-China International Trade Fair 2018 will take place in the northern border province of Lang Son from October 30 to November 7, aiming to boost cooperation connectivity for mutual development.