News in brief: May 21, 2019

Prime Minister has signed a Decision No.579/QD-TTg approving the investment for the 85km Hoa Binh – Moc Chau (Son La province) highway in the form of public private partnership (PPP).

The Vietnam National University, Hanoi, (VNU), in collaboration with the Central Theoretical Council, held a workshop on Vietnamese education and training during the process of transition to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution.

Artists from Thang Long Puppetry Theatre in Hanoi will give attractive performances, reproducing world famous fairy tales and favourite cartoon characters, to serve children on the occasion of World Children’s Day (June 1).

News in Brief: May 20, 2019

The 2019 National Junior Age Group Athletics Championship is taking place in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang from May 19 to 24, with roughly 638 athletes from 57 delegations nationwide competing for 84 sets of medals in three age divisions (2006-2007, 2004-2005 and 2002-2003).

The Prime Minister issued a public telegraph on strengthening fire prevention and fighting on May 19, which has been sent to ministries, ministry-level agencies, government bodies, and the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities.

More than 10,000 arrivals of people, including nearly 1,150 international arrivals, paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on May 19, on the occasion of the 129th birth anniversary of the late Vietnamese leader (May 19, 1890-2019).

The Son La provincial authorities held a ceremony on May 19 to announce the Prime Minister’s decision on recognising Son La city as a second-class city under Son La province.

Banking Vietnam 2019, a technology event jointly held by the State Bank of Vietnam and the International Data Group, will take place in Hanoi on May 30, under the theme “Comprehensive finance in the development trend of the cash-free economy”. The forum aims to showcase and introduce new achievements in terms of modern technology and IT application in creating new banking products and services.

The Military Broadcasting Centre on May 19 celebrated the 6th anniversary since the broadcasting of the Vietnam Defence Television Channel. On the occasion, the centre also inaugurated its new headquarters at No. 165, Xa Dan street, Hanoi.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 19 launched a new emulation movement to encourage civil servants and officials to effectively perform the workplace culture.

Due to the impact of a low pressure system from the North, rains and thunderstorms will appear on a large scale in the Northern and Northern Central provinces, terminating the ongoing extremely intense heat wave in the regions.

A special art and music programme was held at the Hanoi-based Au Co Art Centre on the evening of May 19, in dedication to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor, Musician and People's Artist, Nguyen Van Thuong (1919-2002).

The top prize in the personal event of the 2019 national Olympic contest on Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought went to contestant Le Phuong Thi from Ho Chi Minh City. In the team event, the city also won the first prize with 194.6 points.

News in Brief: May 19, 2019

The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang announced the geographical indication for its local beef at a ceremony in Dong Van district on May 18, as part of the Ha Giang commodity-oriented poverty reduction by the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

The Central Highlands city of Da Lat launched a tree planting movement on May 18 to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 129th birthday, with over 6,000 sour cherry and three-needled pine trees planted at the Da Lat Tourism College and the Da Lat campus of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture.

A fisherman from the central province of Phu Yen caught a 367-kilogramme tuna, which was confirmed by the Vietnamese Tuna Association as the largest tuna ever caught in Vietnamese waters.

A ceremony was held on May 18 in the northern province of Hung Yen to announce the National Assembly’s resolution on the establishment of My Hao town, which was upgraded from the former My Hao district.

News in Brief: May 18, 2019

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee held a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on May 18, to review the 10-year implementation of projects on improving human resources in mountainous areas, and sea and island regions. Accordingly, around VND 270 billion has been raised over the past decade to build houses, schools, roads and to support navy soldiers and ethnic students in 55 cities and provinces nationwide.

Around 50 golfers will be competing in the VPG Tour Race to Quy Nhon tournament, which will take place at the FLC Quang Binh Golf Links in Quang Binh province, from May 24-26, with total prize money worth up to VND300 million.

The Hanoi city Department of Education and Training held a ceremony on May 18 to honour outstanding students who obtained excellent study results in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.