July 13-19: NA Standing Committee convenes 46th session

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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaking at the NASC's session (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over the past week.

NA Standing Committee convenes 46th session

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee held its 46th session in Hanoi from July 13-14.

The NASC gave opinions on several contentious issues in the draft revised law on Vietnamese guest workers with contracts; the amendments to the draft law on International Treaties; and the implementation of new regulations in the Law on NA Organisation.

The committee also discussed the reviewing of the NA’s 9th session and made initial comments on preparations for the 10th session of the 14th National Assembly. The working programme also included personnel work, several decrees, and other contents.

At the closing session, the NASC passed a resolution on the new environmental tax on jet fuel.

Vietnam actively engages in UN Human Rights Council’s 44th session

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai - Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland (Photo: VNA)

A Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai - Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland – actively engaged in events during the three-week UN Human Rights Council’s 44th regular session that ended on July 17.

The Vietnamese delegation attended and delivered speeches at nine discussions and meetings, highlighting the country’s commitments to observing and promoting human rights with priorities given to vulnerable groups in the society.

Bac Giang wraps up 2020 lychee season with total revenue of VND6.9 trillion

Bac Giang Province, a major lychee growing region in northern Vietnam, has earned revenue of VND6.9 trillion (US$297.5 million) from the fruit in the 2020 season, up 9.5% from last year.

The province produced a total of 164,700 tonnes, up 15,000 tonnes compared with 2019, and, for the first time, exported 200 tonnes of fresh lychee to Japan.

Ischiopagus tetrapus twins successfully separated

The ischiopagus tetrapus twins were successfully separated after a 12-hour operation. (Photo: HCM City Children’s Hospital)

Nearly 100 medical workers did their best to successfully separate Truc Nhi and Dieu Nhi, the twins born conjoined at the pelvis, a feature of the rare ischiopagus type.

They have been transferred to another operating room to continue reshaping their organs, including adjusting the pelvis.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Children's Hospital, in July 2019, the medical facility received the special case of twins from Hung Vuong Hospital.

Following initial examination, the doctors said that the twins were connected via the pelvic abdomen with four separate legs, a feature of ischiopagus tetrapus (quadripus), a rare phenomenon that only accounts for 6% of conjoined twins, occurring in only 1 out of every 200,000 live births.

ASEAN Film Week 2020 opens

The 2020 ASEAN Film Week is taking place in Vietnam as part of activities to celebrate the country’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship.

The film week will screen nine films from nine ASEAN member countries, including eight feature films and one animated film.

The films are being screened in the three major cities of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships take place in Ho Chi Minh City

Mai Hoang My Trang has claimed the national women's singles title for the 12th time.

The 38th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships 2020 officially wrapped up in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vicem Hoang Thach Hai Duong 1 (Hai Duong 1) have clinched their long-awaited men’s team title; meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City 1 have claimed the overall trophy on the women’s side.

T&T duo Le Dinh Duc / Dinh Anh Hoang qualified for the title decider in the men’s doubles category. In the women’s doubles event, title favourites Mai Hoang My Trang / Nguyen Bach Thanh Thu (Ho Chi Minh City) demonstrated their superiority to win the overall honour.

My Trang teamed up with Le Dinh Duy take the top honour in the mixed doubles title.

Duc Tuan from VICEM HT Hai Duong and My Trang from Ho Chi Minh City were crowned in the men’s and women’s single events.

Quang Ninh receives ASEAN Sustainable Urban Tourism Products Award 2020

Quang Ninh Province received the ASEAN Sustainable Urban Tourism Products Award 2020 for the Border Propaganda Information Cluster at Sa Vi Cape, Mong Cai City.

The construction of the Border Propaganda Information Cluster commenced in 2009 on an area of 16,000m2 and concluded in October 2013.

The cluster located at Sa Vi Cape is the first point of the S-shape map of Vietnam and includes a square, a main project complex and a service area.

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