News in Brief: July 13, 2020

The Standing Committee of the Central Military Commission on July 12 approved the preparation for the 10th Party Congress of the Military Region 7’s Party Committee.

Outstanding young physicians in Hanoi were honoured with the fifth Dang Thuy Tram Award at the 4th Congress of the Hanoi Young Doctors’ Association, held in the capital city on July 12.

A blood donation drive held in Quy Nhon and Hoai Nhon in Binh Dinh Province from July 9 to 12 collected 1,355 units of blood from over 1,600 local donors.

Collecting four gold and four silver medals, Hanoi ranked first at the 2020 National Club Boxing Cup, which concluded on July 12. This year's tournament attracted 140 boxers from 25 teams across the nation, competing in 22 weight classes for both men and women.

Over 30,000 people joined the Olympic Day Run for the public health as launched by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee and Vietnam Olympic Committee on July 12.

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has reported total revenue of VND283.5 trillion (US$12.2 billion) in the first half of this year, contributing VND32 trillion to the State budget.

News in Brief: July 12, 2020

The 2020 reading culture ambassador titles were presented to 24 students from elementary, secondary and high schools in Da Nang City. The six schools with the most participants and the most winners were also honoured at the event.

A job counselling and introduction festival was held in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, aiming to advise over 1,500 students of the high schools and colleges in the locality.

President Nguyen Phu Trong has just signed Decision No.1097/QD on presenting gifts to policy beneficiaries for the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27). Accordingly, over VND 330 billion will be allocated from the State budget to present gifts to people with meritorious services to the revolution.

Hanoi Old Quarter Management Board has just been approved to carry out a number of construction items to turn Phung Hung Street into a new cultural, commercial and service space of Hanoi, associated with the traditional handicrafts of Hoan Kiem District.

News in Brief: July 11, 2020

The Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provincial Museum was inaugurated and opened to public on July 11 after nearly nine years of construction. The VND269.4 billion (US$11.6 million) museum showcases collections of original artifacts telling interesting and fascinating stories about the history of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Music lovers will have the chance to experience a bustling festive atmosphere and a delicate balance between Salsa, Rumba Flamenco and Funk during the music night entitled “A Latin World”, to be held at the French Cultural Centre in Hanoi, L'Espace, at 24 Trang Tien Street in Hoan Kiem District on July 18.

The Dien Bien Provincial People’s Committee held a meeting with local businesses and investors on July 10 to listen to and remove difficulties for their production and business activities. So far this year, the province has granted investment licences to four projects with a total investment of more than VND240 billion (US$10.35 million).

The Command of the Coast Guard Region 2 on July 10 visited and presented 50 gifts to policy families and fishermen in difficulties in the island commune of Tan Hiep in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, while providing free-of-charge medical checkups and medicines to local residents.

Politburo member and Head of the PCC’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh had a working session with the Standing Board of the Thanh Hoa Provincial Party Committee on July 10 regarding the implementation of the Politburo’s Directive No. 35 on all-level Party congresses towards the 13th National Party Congress and Directive No. 45 on the leadership of the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026 tenure.

Nearly 400 trade union members and public servants in Yen Bai Province participated in a blood donation programme which was held on July 10 in response to the national summer blood donation campaign in 2020. The event also aimed to ease blood shortages for local medical facilities while raising a sense of social responsibility among participants.

The Association for Supporting Families of Fallen Soldiers in Ho Chi Minh City was established on July 10 under a decision of the municipal People’s Committee. The association is tasked with assisting families in the search for the remains of martyrs and mobilising financial support for the relatives of fallen soldiers in the city.

The Da Nang City Tourism Association held a seminar on July 10 to discuss the role of night entertainment products and services in stimulating tourism in the city. Participants at the event agreed that night entertainment products and services in the city have not only provided fresh experiences for visitors, thus inviting them to stay longer in the city, but have also increased Da Nang’s tourism competitiveness and made it more attractive for vacationers.

News in Brief: July 10, 2020

The An Giang Province and the Nafoods Group JSC on July 10 signed a memorandum of understanding on an investment cooperation project to develop fruit tree areas to serve exports and intensive processing, across a minimum area of 12,000 ha in the locality.

The North Central Highlands blood donation festival was held in Kon Tum province on July 10 as part of the national “Red Journey” voluntary blood donation campaign, collecting 150 blood units out of the total of 700 units committed by the province for July.