News in brief: February 19, 2018

The ‘Going to the Field’ Festival was held in Pho Yen town, Thai Nguyen province and many other localities across the country, to pray for a new year of favourable weather condition, healthy crops and prosperity for the people.

In the first few days of the Lunar New Year, the Kim Lien Relic site, Nam Dan district and the Nghe An province have welcomed thousands of people from all regions of the country, to offer incense to commemorate our late President Ho Chi Minh.

News in brief: February 14, 2018

Tra Vinh has issued a plan to support small and medium enterprises in the Mekong Delta province during 2018-2020, targeting spending more than VND2.6 trillion to have 4,000 SMEs by 2020, contributing about VND20 trillion to the province's GRDP.

Telecom giant MobiFone, in collaboration with Long An authorities, inaugurated six bridges under a project of constructing rural bridges for communes in remote areas of the Mekong Delta. They replaced aged, degraded bridges to facilitate travel for locals.

News in brief: February 10, 2018

Vietnam is participating in the 33rd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress held in China from February 8-11.

Hanoi Transport Corporation will open 14 new bus routes in 2018, connecting the city centre with outlying suburban districts.

The first fourty buses carried 1,725 workers with difficult circumstances from Ho Chi Minh City to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year festival, as part of a charity programme launched by the City’s Labour Federation.

News in brief: February 9, 2018

The southern province of Binh Duong brought a public administration centre into operation for Thu Dau Mot city, the province’s capital, on February 9. It is tasked with receiving and coordinating administrative procedures and providing information and services through a modern IT system.

An arts programme was held in Ho Chi Minh City on February 8 by the municipal Youth Union, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in spring 1968. Numerous cultural performances recalled the fight for national independence and freedom.

About 4,100 households in the northern mountainous province of Son La will be connected to an electricity supply before Tet. The Son La Power Company has implemented a VND378 billion project to supply electricity to 6,158 local households in Thuan Chau, Muong La, Bac Yen, and Phu Yen districts since 2017.

Can Tho Cultural, Sports, and Tourism Week opened in the Mekong Delta city on February 8 in celebration of the upcoming Tet, featuring a number of activities, including a flower street and artistic lights along Can Tho bridge and Xang Thoi lake, a music festival, and fireworks display.

A gathering was held in Auckland, New Zealand by the Embassy of Vietnam for Vietnamese students and expats to celebrate Vietnam’s traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

News in brief: February 8, 2018

The Vietnam Rubber Group has set the respective revenue and profit targets of US$1 billion and US$242 million for 2018, up 8% in revenue and 33% in pre-tax profit against the previous year.

Vietnam will meet Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the AFC Futsal Championship later today, during which Vietnam head coach Miguel Rodrigo and his players are confident at repeating Vietnam’s success of making it to the top four in the previous tournament two years ago.

More Vietnamese businesses could soon be allowed to export aquatic products to Russia this year after a Russian working group made a fact-finding tour of several Vietnamese exporters, according to the Trade Counsellor of Vietnam in Russia Duong Hoang Minh.

The Spring Press Festival 2018 opened in the provinces of Nghe An, Ninh Binh, Ha Nam and Dak Nong on February 7, showcasing various press publications, including the Spring and Lunar New Year (Tet) editions.

A total of 640 enterprises were awarded with the “High-quality Vietnamese Goods” certificate at a ceremony held by the Business Association for High-Quality Vietnamese Products, in Ho Chi Minh City, on February 7.

The 2017 National Super Cup match is scheduled to take place at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi on February 24, which will see reigning V-League champions, Quang Nam, take on the 2017 National Cup winners, Song Lam Nghe An.

News in brief: February 6, 2018

The General Staff of the Vietnam's People Army and Ministry of Defence held a ceremony in Hanoi on February 6 to honour military athletes who recorded outstanding achievements at international sports competitions in 2017.

The My Hoa Bridge spanning the Day River was opened to traffic on February 6 after 15 months of construction, helping to connect Hanoi's outskirts districts of My Duc and Ung Hoa.