News in Brief: May 24, 2019

The Su That (Truth) National Political Publishing House will help Laos choose 10-15 books on Party and political system building, laws, and the socio-economic development issues of Vietnam to translate into Lao language under an agreement signed between the two sides in Da Nang on May 23.

A week-long trade fair showcasing rural industrial products of provinces and cities in North Vietnam was jointly held by Hai Phong authorities and the Ministry of Industry and Trade on May 23, with the aim of promoting the use of Vietnamese goods.

The Ho Chi Minh City Culture – Literature and Arts Publishing House and Green Horizon JSC have released the “Sai Gon – Gin vang giu ngoc” book which is designed to promote the images, cultural values, and heritages of Saigon and the Southern region.

The Hanoi team won 18 golds, 11 silvers, and 6 bronze to become the winner of the National Youth Athletics Championship 2019, which concluded in An Giang province on May 23, after 5 days of competition.

An international workshop on mobile money was held by the Ministry of Information and Communication in Hanoi on May 23 in a bid to enhance the country’s financial inclusion and support its digital transition.

News in Brief: May 23, 2019

A total of 13 individuals and eight collectives were presented with the Vu A Dinh Award 2019 at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 22. The annual award is dedicated to honouring contributors to ethnic minority communities.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on May 22 announced that it will operate a direct route connecting Hanoi and Dong Hoi city (Quang Binh province) with a frequency of one flight per day, starting from June 1, aiming to meet the increasing demand for traveling during the summer.

Vietnam won the bronze medal at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s U15 Championship, which wrapped up on May 21 in Chonburi, Thailand. Vietnam beat the Philippines 1-0 in the third-place match thanks to forward Tran Nhat Lan’s 36th-minute goal.

The birth circumstance and publication process of President Ho Chi Minh’s Testament, as well as the document’s historical values and its orientation to the Vietnamese revolution, were clarified during a seminar held at the Ho Chi Minh Complex in the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 22.

News in Brief: May 22, 2019

An international seminar on the role of journalism in tourism development took place in Ha Long city of the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 22. The event afforded Vietnamese and Lao journalists a chance to share experience in journalism activities related to tourism development.

A facility providing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – PrEP for HIV prevention was inaugurated at the Hanoi Medical University Hospital at No.1 Ton That Tung Street, Hanoi, on May 22.

Malaysia is one of the export markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holding the most potential for Vietnam, especially for agricultural products, seafood, foodstuff, and beverages, experts noted at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22.

A meeting was held on May 22 at Nguyen Binh Khiem high school in Phuoc Nam commune, the southern province of Ninh Thuan, calling for efforts to mitigate disaster risks in schools and community.

A total of 203 Vietnamese people passed Japan’s exam for working visas in the restaurant industry under the country’s new visa system, the Japanese government announced on May 21.

The 2019 International Children Festival held by VTV, Vietnam’s national TV broadcaster, is scheduled to take place in the UNESCO-listed town of Hanoi from May 26 to June 3, with the participation of art troupes from eight countries.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh hosted a meeting for 70 representatives of individuals and collectives who have been presented with the Vu A Dinh Award for ethnic minority students in the past ten years.

The Thua Thien-Hue Fund for Children cooperated with AIA Vietnam to handover 25 bikes and 5 insurance policies to 30 underprivileged pupils in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Three students from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hung Yen province will represent Vietnam at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2019, scheduled to take place in New York, the United States, in July.

News in Brief: May 22, 2015

A radar system that can detect obstacles has been installed at a railroad crossing on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City railway in Thanh Hoa province, as a pilot project to reduce traffic accidents involving trains at level crossings.

News in Brief: May 21, 2019

Vietnam reported a trade deficit of nearly US$1.85 billion in the first half of May and over US$1 billion since early this year, according to the Vietnam Customs.