News in Brief: September 21, 2019

The 2019 National Table Tennis Tournament, the Vietnam Journalists’ Association Cup, is taking place in Hanoi, featuring the participation of 198 players.

Prime Minister has asked Kien Giang provincial People’s Committee to set the provincial plan for 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050 as well as make a new general plan to develop Phu Quoc island into a special economic zone, under the PM’s direction in Document No.739 issued on June 8.

The ChildFund Organisation in Vietnam and the management board of non-governmental projects of Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province, held a ceremony to hand over the classroom building in Phu Vinh commune Primary School.

News in Brief: September 20, 2019

The reality of vocational education in Vietnam and feasible measures to develop the country’s vocational education in the time head were discussed during a seminar co-held by the National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Hanoi on September 20.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Hung Yen provincial People’s Committee and the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH) in Seoul, Republic of Korea on September 20, on cooperation in developing smart city in the northern Vietnamese province.

An exhibition titled “Hoang Sa, Truong Sa of Vietnam: Historical and legal evidence” opened in the central province of Binh Thuan on September 20, showcasing maps, Atlases, images and items asserting Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

A seminar discussing the role of people-to-people diplomacy in Vietnam-Russia relations took place in Moscow on September 19. At the seminar, politicians and scholars presented 10 papers on the role of people-to-people diplomacy in consolidating Vietnam-Russia ties and experience in employing people-based diplomatic tools in both nations.

The Bank for Investment and Development of Cambodia marked its 10th establishment anniversary in Phnom Penh on September 19. It is a subsidiary of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam in Cambodia.

Thai Son Nam Club successfully defended their title at the Futsal HDBank National Championship 2019 after defeating Tan Hiep Hung 7-0 in the final match of the 18th matchday, September 19.

The National Team’s Xiangqi (Chinese chess) Championship 2019 wrapped up in Da Nang on September 19. The organisers presented 36 sets of medals to the winning teams at the nine-day competition.

On September 19, in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Dak Lak cooperated with the World Wide Fund For Nature Vietnam to organise a workshop on feasibility assessment of the application of GPS positioning technology in the surveillance of wild elephants in Dak Lak.

The first Miss Tourism beauty contest of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will be held in November to find a representative for local tourism. It will begin on November 1 and finalists will compete on the final night on November 22. Participants will also take part in activities highlighting their talent and charity work.

Nguyen Tran Anh Tuan earned a silver medal at the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Thailand on September 18. Competing in the 55kg pool, he finished second in the snatch with a lift of 120kg. In the women’s 45kg event, Vietnamese weightlifter Khong My Phuong brought home a bronze medal in the snatch, and Vuong Thi Huyen bagged another bronze in the clean and jerk.

The Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIET) was officially launched in Hanoi on September 19. Established in late 2018, VIET works as an independent organisation studying activities related to the transition of the national energy system. Its main activity to host exchanges between scientists and policymakers in energy economy and climate protection to find appropriate policies for national energy development.

News in Brief: September 19, 2019

On September 19, the organising committee of the programme “One million flags for fishermen” hosted by the Lao Dong Newspaper, held a signing ceremony to accompany the program with the ministries, branches, the Navy, Coast Guard and the business community.

A launching ceremony to announce the online education portal at was held on September 19. The portal aims to improve the quality of education and to promote the lifelong learning capacity of Vietnamese younger generations.

A table-tennis tournament for journalists is scheduled to take place from September 20-22 in Hanoi with the participation of 198 players belonging to 42 news organisations throughout the country.

Nearly half of 203 rural communes in the northern province of Bac Giang were recognised as new rural communes as of August 2019, with the figure expected to reach 56% by the end of the year, according to a conference held on September 18.

News in Brief: September 18, 2019

A delegation of Vietnamese painters is attending the Yogyakarta International Art Festival and the Borobudur International Arts and Performance Festival, which is taking place in Central Java, Indonesia from September 9-18. In addition to displaying their artworks, the Vietnamese painters also took the occasion to learn and share experience with local and international artists.

The An Giang provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony on September 18 to present the ‘Vietnamese heroic mother’ title to local women in recognition of their dedication to the cause of national construction and defence. Families of war fallen soldiers were also awarded with the Independence Order to acknowledge their service to the country on the occasion.