News in Brief: July 22, 2019

A five-star tourism-resort complex, covering 12.1 hectares, is expected to be completed next to Du Lake in Dan Hoa commune, Ky Son district, Hoa Binh province, by the end of 2022, according to a detailed plan for the construction of the complex announced recently by the Ky Son district People’s Committee.

More than 130 athletes of 10 teams across the country are competing at the 2019 national excellent shooter tournament in Hanoi from July 22 to 28. The week-long event aims to scout and select outstanding shooters for the national teams in the near future.

The 2019 National Teenager and Youth Petanque Championship is taking place in Hanoi from July 21-27, featuring the participation of 146 athletes from ten provinces and cities around the country. The participants were divided into two age groups: 11-16 ages and 17-20 ages.

Hai Duong came first at the 2019 National Rowing and Canoeing Youth Championships with seven gold, two silver and four bronze medals. Ha Tinh team stood second place with six gold and one bronze medals, followed by Hanoi with three golds, eight silvers and one bronze.

Vietnam exported 614,300 tonnes of rubber, worth US$841.83 million, in the first six months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 8.9% in volume and 2.6% in value.

Around 3,000 officials, civil servants, soldiers, students and youths from Thanh Hoa City and Dong Son district, in the northern central province of Thanh Hoa, joined a blood donation campaign on July 21. Over 2,000 blood units were collected on the occasion, exceeding the targets assigned by the central committee.

News in Brief: July 21, 2019

The Association of Vietnamese People in Thailand presented its new Chairman and Executive Board in the 2019-2021 tenure at a ceremony on July 20 in Nakhon Phanom province where many Vietnamese people are living.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on July 21 launched a direct air route linking the central city of Da Nang and Busan city of the Republic of Korea, with the aim of meeting the rising travel demand between the two countries.

On July 20, in Da Nang city, the Standing Committee of the Hanoi Party Committee and the Standing Committee of Da Nang municipal Party Committee held a conference to assess the cooperation results between the two cities over the past years, todetermine the direction in the coming future.

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour organised a ceremony in Hanoi, on July 20, to present the Nguyen Van Linh Award to 10 trade union officials and outstanding leaders of local trade unions in 2019.

Thang Binh District People's Committee (Quang Nam province) coordinated with Vietnam Airlines Corporation to hold a ceremony on July 20 to support 23 Vietnamese heroic mothers currently living in the localities in the district.

About 2,000 people, who are officials, civil servants and different classes of people and youth union members,participated in Red Journey Blood Donation Campaign in Vinh city, Nghe An province, on July 20. The event collected nearly 1,000 blood units.

News in Brief: July 20, 2019

More than 2,000 volunteers, including youth union members, officers, and armed forces, attended a blood donation campaign which was launched in Vinh City, Nghe An province on July 20. The event is expected to collect over 1,2000 blood units.

As many as 150 young expats from 28 countries and territories around the world joined their hands at a ‘Clean the Sea’ programme in My Khe beach, Quang Ngai province on July 20 as part of the ongoing summer camp held by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs.

Entrance fees to Phong Nha and Tien Son caves will be reduced by 20% from July 20 to August 20 and entrance fees to Thien Duong cave will be cut by 10% from July 20 to August 5 during the Quang Binh Cave Festival 2019 in Quang Binh province.

The Cuu Long University in Vinh Long province inaugurated a US$1.5 million solar power plant with a capacity of 980KW on July 19. The space under the solar panels with a total volume of over 4,340m3 is used to build a greenhouse for food processing and production applying high technology.

The Hanoi Open Table Tennis Championship for children and teenagers was opened in Hanoi on July 19 with the participation of more than 400 young athletes from 38 localities in Hanoi and 16 northern provinces. The tournament will conclude on July 21 and offer 16 sets of medals in various categories.

On July 19, the Vietnam Book of Records recognised the book entitled “Lich the gioi 3240 nam” (World calendar 3240 years) by Do Thanh Lam as the book with the largest number of pages. The book includes 4,019 pages and six pages attached weighing 8kg and it was published in May 2011.

News in Brief: July 19, 2019

The 25th National Youth Informatics Contest 2019 wrapped up in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province on July 18. The organisers awarded seven first, 21 second and 31 third prizes to contestants.

On July 18, in Quy Ky commune, Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai, handed over 70,000 glasses of milk under a Vinamilk-sponsored programme to disadvantaged students in the province.