News in brief: October 17, 2018

Dinh Vu – Quang Binh dry-dock port, which has a total investment of over VND400 billion (US$17.1 million), was officially opened at Dinh Vu industrial park in Hai Phong city. Once completed, the port will have a capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year.

News in brief: October 16, 2018

The World Health Organisation has confirmed that Vietnam has successfully eliminated lymphatic filariasis from community health issues.

The Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) held a workshop in Hanoi on October 15, to introduce Norwegian solar energy technology and the development potential of Vietnam’s solar power industry, towards strengthening the cooperation between the two sides in this field.

Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) has signed a deal with Next Media and Green Communications to broadcast every match of the upcoming ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018 live. The AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 will take place from November 8 to December 15 with 26 matches among 10 teams.

The National Assembly Standing Committee on October 16 voted to approve the establishment of Tan Khai town, Tien Thanh ward and Dong Xoai city under the southern province of Binh Phuoc.

More than 2,500 athletes from nearly 50 countries and territories worldwide have registered to join the Hanoi International Heritage Marathon 2018, which will take place in the capital city on October 21, heard a press conference on October 16.

News in Brief: October 16, 2018

On October 15, the Inspection Committee of the provincial Party Committee of Thua Thien - Hue province celebrated its 70th anniversary (October 16, 1948-2018) and received the noble first-class Labour Order granted by the Party and State in recognition of the committee’s development and contribution over the past seven decades.

17 fishermen on board the NA90988TS fishing vessel from Nghe An province were rescued on October 15 after the boat sank at 6pm on October 13.

On October 15, Binh Duong province held a meeting to honour 112 local outstanding businesses on the occasion of Vietnam Entrepreneur’s Day (October 13).

In the 2019-2020 school year, there will be more than 81,000-83,000 students enrolled in high schools in Hanoi, down 3,000-4,000 students compared to the 2018-2019 school year.

Vietnam Motor Show 2018 will take place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City from October 24-28, displaying about 120 models.

Helmets and first aid kit bags were presented to high school students in Hanoi on October 15, part of a traffic safety project funded by Global Civic Sharing – a non-governmental organisation from the Republic of Korea. The beneficiaries were students of the Nguyen Tat Thanh High School in Cau Giay district.

Tay Ninh province and five Cambodian provinces of Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Oddar Meanchey will enhance cooperation in the search for remains of Vietnamese volunteers who died on battlefields in Cambodia during wartime, following an agreement inked on October 15.

Five gold and eight silver medals, and two consolation prizes were presented to magicians at the third National Magic Festival 2018, which concluded in Ho Chi Minh City on October 15. The three-day festival featured 36 performances of magicians from 15 art troupes.

Vietnam bagged seven gold medals at the 5th International Marionette Festival, which ended on October 15 in Hanoi. Vietnam was among two gold winners for best productions for the water puppet show “Tre - Coc” (the chronicle of the catfish and the frogs) by the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre.

News in brief: October 15, 2018

The Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) on October 15 officially announced the establishment of the Viettel Business Solutions Corporation, marking the first move into its so-called fourth development stage.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget carrier Jetstar Pacific were awarded the highest seven-star safety ranking from the world’s safety and product rating agency,, Vietnam Airlines Corporation stated on October 15.

The Hanoi government kicked off construction on October 14 on a new affordable housing project in Kim Chung New Urban Area in Dong Anh district, providing nearly 1,600 flats in four block towers, which can accommodate over 5,300 people.

Nearly 1,000 people in the central city of Da Nang took part in a campaign on October 14 to collect waste and plastic bags at environmental pollution flash points in residential areas, public spaces and beaches in response to the “Clean up the World” initiative.

The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang held a ceremony on October 14 to receive a certificate recognising the Na Hang-Lam Binh nature reserve, covering 61,300 hectares and home to a rich flora and many scenic spots, as a national site.