News in Brief: November 19, 2019

On November 19, veteran striker Nguyen Anh Duc announced his retirement from national service as he asked head coach Park Hang-seo to allow him to withdraw from the national senior team. The 1985-born played a key part in Vietnam’s triumph at last year’s AFF Suzuki Cup.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hosted a meeting in Hanoi on November 18 with the relevant agricultural units and enterprises in the field of animal husbandry to discuss solutions to stabilise the supply of pork in the Lunar New Year 2020.

From January 1, 2020, the regional minimum wage for employees working under labour contracts will increase by VND150,000-240,000 compared to that of 2019, according to Decree 90/2019/NĐ-CP.

The Futsal HDBank National Cup 2019 opened in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, on November 18, attracting the participation of ten strong teams. The event will run until November 30, hosted by Radio the Voice of Vietnam, the Vietnam Football Federation Nam and HD Bank.

The Ho Chi Minh City's Youth Union has announced that it will coordinate with local units and businesses to present 22,000 gifts and 4,500 coach tickets to disadvantaged students and workers returning home to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020.

On the afternoon of November 18, Politburo member cum Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh attended the 3rd Congress of the Ethnic Minorities’ Board of Ca Mau Province 2019.

At the Museum of Air Defence - Air Force, the national jury held the final evaluation of the contest on 30 years of the National Defence Day (December 22, 1999-2019) and the 75th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army (December 22, 1944-2019). The contest was co-organised by the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.

The Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 is scheduled to be held at Diamond Bay Resort in Nha Tran City, the Central province of Khanh Hoa, from November 21 to December 7. The beach resort city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province has hosted many national and international beauty contest alike.

The Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee held an award ceremony of online contest on the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. One month after its launch, the contest has finished its first phase, having attracted 3,200 participants.

The Hanoi Run for Children 2019 will kick off at 7am at the main gate of Thong Nhat Park on December 8, heard a press conference in the capital city on November 18. The annual event will be co-hosted by the Vietnam – Canada Friendship Association (VCFA), the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations and the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam.

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on November 18 to mark the 65th founding anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Mongolia. Addressing the event, Chairman of the Vietnam-Mongolia Friendship Association Ho Xuan Hung said that, with the common wish to help maintain peace and nurture amity and collaboration among nations, the Vietnamese and Mongolian peoples have made tireless efforts to intensify relations in all spheres with mutual understanding and trust.

On November 18, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Peace Committee, Ambassador Nguyen Van Huynh, received a delegation from the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo). Each year, the Vietnam Peace Committee, and in recent years the Vietnam Agent Orange/dioxin Victims’ Association, have sent delegations to the World Conference against A&H Bombs. The council and the World Conference against A&H Bombs have also supported Vietnam, especially in issues related to AO victims.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced a reduced air fare on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route for passengers without checked baggage while retaining other services such as food and 12-kilogram carry-on baggage.
The northern province of Hoa Binh has cooperated with VNPT to launch a smart tourism portal, aiming to provide tourists with comprehensive information about the province’s places of interest, events, food, accommodation, restaurants, means of travel and so on.

News in Brief: November 18, 2019

The "Korean Cultural Days in Quang Nam 2019” wrapped up on November 17 in the ancient town of Hoi An, the central province of Quang Nam. It aimed to boost diplomatic ties between the Republic of Korea and Vietnam in general, and the central province of Quang Nam in particular.

Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong attended the great national unity festival in Quarter No.6, Thanh Xuan Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, on November 17.

On November 17, Vingroup held a groundbreaking ceremony of Vincom’s Ha Giang shopping centre, hotel and shophouse project. After completion, the project is expected become a new architectural highlight, contributing to changing the face of Ha Giang Province.

The Department of Library under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has donated thousands of books, equipment and warm clothes to the provincial and district libraries and libraries of some schools in Hoa Binh Province.

News in Brief: November 17, 2019

Nearly 100 chess players from cities, provinces and units joined a national championship that opened in Ha Long city, the northwestern province of Quang Ninh, on November 17.

On November 16, at the Hanoi Children's Palace, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and UNICEF in Vietnam inaugurated a library project for children on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.