News in Brief: April 26, 2019

Nearly 100 contestants, who are students from universities in Hanoi, competed in a creation contest on April 25 to seek initiatives in producing agricultural harvest robots.

Vietnam U23s will play a friendly with Myanmar U23s on June 7 in preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in mid-November in the Philippines. The squad will gather in Hanoi from June 2.

A project supported by Adecco Group Foundation was launched by Plan International, FPT Polytechnic and REACH Centre on April 25 to help 800 disadvantaged youths, especially women, to improve their employment ability to participate in the IT sector. The project is being implemented from March 2019 to August 2021.

On April 25, the Saigon Power Company under the Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation signed a contract to buy and sell electricity with local households installing solar roof systems. This is the first time the city’s electricity industry has implemented the programme, encouraging locals to install solar roof systems to reduce the pressure in electricity supply.

The 2019 national high school graduation exam will be held at 63 venues across the country, announced the Ministry of Education and Training on April 25.

A ceremony to mark King's Day (Koningsdag) of the Netherlands (April 27) was held by the country’s Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on April 25.

Lang Son city, in Lang Son province, held a ceremony on April 25 to receive the Prime Minister's decision recognising it as a grade-2 city under Lang Son province.

News in Brief: April 25, 2019

A delegation of the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs of Ho Chi Minh City provided free health checks and medicines along with gifts to needy people in the Cambodian province of Battambang on April 25.

Honda Vietnam will continue to be the official sponsor of Vietnam’s national football teams after signing a contract with the Vietnam Football Federation in Hanoi on April 24. Honda will support the national men’s and women’s teams and the U23 men’s squad until April, 2021.

“Song Lang” directed by Leon Quang Le and “Co can nha nam nghe nang mua” by Binh Nguyen and Mai The Hiep will represent Vietnam at the 2019 ASEAN International Film Festival And Awards, which will take place in Malaysia from April 25 to 27.

Dak Lak province held a ceremony on April 25 to receive a certificate recognising a prison built by the French during 1930-1931 as a national special site. Among the more than 4,000 prisoners that were kept there, many later became key figures of the Party and State.

The Central Circus Troupe has voluntarily handed over two female Asian black bears, who are less than one year old and were used for performances, to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in the presence of the Hanoi Forest Service.

On April 24, the central province of Nghe An and VNPT collaborated to launch a smart tourism portal and mobile application for Nam Dan district, making it easier for tourists to look up accommodation, restaurants and other services.

A 340-kg bomb containing 175 kg of explosives, which was dropped during the American war, has been safely defused by RENEW and Norwegian People’s Aid after it was discovered in a forest in Hai Lang district of Quang Tri province.

An exhibition featuring nearly 500 documents, artefacts and memorabilia related to the Ho Chi Minh Trail opened on April 24 at the Bac Ninh Museum in Bac Ninh province, to mark the upcoming 60th anniversary of the opening of the historic logistics route.

The authorities of Ha Nam province had a working session with the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha on April 24 on the preparations for the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019, scheduled to take place at the Tam Chuc Temple complex from May 12 to 14.

News in Brief: April 24, 2019

Under the national industrial promotion programme for 2014-2018 period, over 18,000 rural workers were trained, most of whom have received stable jobs after their training courses. The information was released at a conference held in Hanoi to review the programme.

The tenth International Food and Hotel exhibition is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City from April 24 to 26, featuring 466 exhibitors from 36 countries and territories. On display are a wide range of food and beverage products, as well as equipment and services in the food and hospitality industry.

Twelve artisans operating in the intangible cultural heritage area from Quang Ninh province were presented with the title “Meritorious Artisan” at a ceremony held in the province on April 24.

The National Traffic Safety Committee has announced 17 hotlines to receive public comments on transportation and traffic related issues during the public holidays on April 30 and May 1 in a bid to quickly deal with any arising problems.