News in Brief: February 20, 2019

The Health Ministry held a launch ceremony for the Vietnamese Health Film Days on February 20, to mark the 64th anniversary of the Vietnamese Physicians' Day (February 27) in the presence of Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

A State funeral was held for Former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Phuc Thanh at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi, on February 20.

A high-end tourism complex worth over VND3.06 trillion (US$131 million) is expected to be built in Vinh Hien and Loc Binh communes, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien-Hue province, and will be put into operation in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Deputy Minister of National Defence, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh made a courtesy call to Chinese Minister of National Defence, Sen. Lt. Gen. Wei Fenghe during his working trip to China from February 19 to 22.

According to the Hanoi city Department of Health, six more street routes which meet food safety standards will be launched in Hanoi in 2019 to provide trustworthy addresses on food services for locals and visitors and reduce food poisoning and infectious diseases in the city.

A total of 30 disadvantaged youths received post-graduation from a vocational training course in hotel services in Hanoi. The course was held under the Youth Career Initiative, which was launched by Vietnam-based non-profit organisation REACH with an aim to create jobs for disadvantaged young people.

Various activities are being held in Ho Chi Minh City, and Bac Giang and Thanh Hoa provinces, to observe Vietnam Poetry Day 2019. Organised by the Vietnam Writers' Association, the annual event aims to honour an art form which has been an integral part of Vietnamese culture for thousands of years.

News in Brief: February 19, 2019

V.League champions Hanoi FC failed to qualify for AFC Champions League 2019 as China’s Shandong Luneng Taishan beat them 4-1 in the playoff at the Jinan Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Jinan, China, on February 19. Captain Nguyen Van Quyet opened the scoring in the 39th minute for the visitors but the Chinese hosts hit back with four goals in the second half.

Over 200 artisans from 15 delegations and chau van (spiritual) singing clubs in Bac Giang province joined a local chau van singing festival, held at Suoi Mo ecotourism site, Luc Nam district, from February 17 to 18.

The authorities of the central province of Quang Tri have approved plans to develop wind power projects in the locality with a total investment of VND5.24 trillion (over US$225.3 million). All four projects will be implemented from 2019-2021, with an operational duration of 50 years.

Hanoi’s Vietnam - Germany Friendship Hospital is the first medical facility in Vietnam that has successfully performed an orbital floor regeneration technique with a complete endoscopic surgery through oral route.

Snow appeared on Fansipan peak, in Sa Pa district (Lao Cai province), early February 18, with strong winds blowing snowfall south from China, causing the snow to fall into the Fansipan peak area.

An international poetry day opened in Quang Ninh city on the night of February 18, as part of the ongoing third International Poetry Festival 2019 and the 17th Vietnam Poetry Day. Works by poets, writers and translators from 46 countries and territories worldwide were introduced at the event.

Roughly 2,200 lat (Chukrasia) trees were planted at Dai Yem waterfall ecological tourism site in Son La province on February 18, within the launch of a tree planting festival held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development and the Winrock International.

News in Brief: February 26, 2019

A set of five books on the Vietnamese seas and islands by five authors was published on February 18, aiming to arouse the country's sea and islands to readers across the country.

News in Brief: February 18, 2019

The Minh The Festival (the festival honouring not-corruption pledges) kicked off in Kien Thuy District, Hai Phong City, on February 18, attracting many visitors and local people.

The first night of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra in 2019 will take place on the evening of February 21 at Hanoi Opera House with the performance of talented violinist Bui Cong Duy and organist Tran Ngoc Son.

Forty nine objects featuring the Mong ethnic minority group are being displayed at the La Rochelle Natural History Museum in France’s Nouvelle Aquitaine region from January 31 till December 31, 2019.

News in Brief: February 16, 2019

The Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) launched the first flight service linking Vinh city, Nghe An province, with the central city of Da Nang on February 15. The air route will operate seven flights per week, using the aircraft ATR-72.

Over 32,000 students nationwide kickstarted the 2019 English Champion competition Round 1 on February 16. Held by IvyPrep Education and iSMART Education, the contest will select roughly 4,000 candidates to advance to Round 2, 500 to enter Round 3 and 10 contestants will make the final round to select five champions.