News in Brief: August 4, 2020

The Vietnam Youth Federation has raised over VND1 billion during the month-long implementation of a charity programme entitled “Footsteps for the community” designed to build communal cultural houses for ethnic minority groups.

Ha Giang city in the northernmost province of Ha Giang has been recognised as a new-style rural area, as announced at a ceremony on August 3.

News in Brief: August 3, 2020

A nationwide blood donation campaign known as the Red Journey has collected over 101,600 units of blood over the past two months, exceeding the initial target of 80,000 units.

The 2020 Mekong Delta boat racing competition took place on August 1-2 in Tra Vinh Province with the participation of seven men’s teams and three women’s teams competing at distances of 800m and 1,200m for men and 600m and 1,000m for women.

News in Brief: August 2, 2020

The Vietnam Professional Football JSC, the organiser of the 2020 Vietnamese National Cup, has decided to postpone the tournament until further notice due to COVID-19.

A Ngo boat racing festival opened in Tra Vinh City, Tra Vinh Province, on August 1. The two-day event is part of the 8th Mekong Delta Sports Festival - Vinh Long 2020.

The Vietnam Sports Administration has called on all local sports unions and associations to strengthen the prevention and control of COVID-19 during the organisation of sports events, while proposing to postpone other events from now till the end of 2020.

The Lam Dong Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that as of July 31, bookings of more than 16,000 overnight rooms with over 31,200 room nights in Da Lat City were cancelled due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, causing an estimated loss of approximately VND19 billion (US$815,000).

The electricity sector recently donated VND1.5 billion (US$64,343) to support Da Nang’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donations included VND1 billion from the Electricity of Vietnam and VND500 million from the EVN’s Central Power Corporation.

The authorities of Gia Vien District (Ninh Binh Province) held a formal ceremony on August 1 to announce the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1080/QD-TTg recognising the district as meeting the criteria for a new-style rural area, and to receive the second-class Labour Order from the State President.

News in Brief: August 1, 2020

Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh worked with leaders of the northern mountainous province of Son La to review socio-economic situation and the disbursement of public capital in the first seven months in 2020.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed Decision No.1158/QD-TTg, recognising Vinh Long City as a second-grade city under the province of the same name.

The Da Lat City People's Committee announced that the city’s total revenue from services during 2015-2020 period reached nearly VND62 trillion. Tourism and services was identified as a key economic sector, determining the GRDP’s growth of Da Lat.

The Central Council for Mass Affairs held a conference in Hanoi to review its operations in the first six months of this year and devise tasks for the remaining months of this year, in the presence of Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai.

Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh worked with leaders of the northern mountainous province of Son La to review its socio-economic situation and the disbursement of public capital in the first seven months in 2020.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed Decision No.1158/QD-TTg, recognising Vinh Long City as a second-grade city under the province of the same name.

Da Lat City People's Committee announced that the city’s total revenue from services reached nearly VND62 trillion during the 2015-2020 period. Tourism and services were identified as a key economic sector, determining the GRDP growth of Da Lat.

The Central Council for Mass Affairs held a conference in Hanoi to review its operations in the first six months of this year and to devise the tasks for the remaining months of 2020, under the presence of Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation.

News in Brief: July 31, 2020

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attended a ceremony in Dong Nai province on July 31 to confer Party and State accolades on heroic Vietnamese mothers, policy beneficiaries and national contributors in the locality. The same day, she also presented 200 scholarships and gifts to local disadvantaged children.

This year’s Hue Festival in central Thua Thien-Hue province is being rescheduled to 2021, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho announced on July 31. Slated for August 26 – 31, this year’s festival has been postponed for the second time after the latest COVID-19 outbreak was reported in the neighbouring city of Da Nang.