News in brief: June 24, 2018

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has awarded 100 scholarships, each worth VND4.2 million (US$180), to disadvantaged yet high-performing schoolchildren as part of various activities during the action month for children.

Viettel Global, the global investment arm of the telecommunications giant Viettel, has announced plans to list on the UPCOM market in July, in a move to raise capital for its overseas operations, which are already present in ten countries outside Vietnam.

News in brief: June 23, 2018

The 2018 National Clubs Muay Championships officially wrapped up on June 22 after six days of competition in An Giang province. The annual event brought together more than 205 martial artists representing 24 teams from across the country.

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has announced two phone numbers, 0923006757 and 02432181460, which will receive information on the National High School exam 2018. The MOET’s two hotline numbers will receive all misleading and negative responses in the national high school exam.

On June 22, photographer Tran The Phong organised a ceremony to open his exhibition and launch a portrait photo book at the Fine Arts Association of Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition features 55 black and white photos, which have been selected from the photo book. The photos are portraits of Vietnamese smiles that Tran The Phong has spent years devoted to shooting from all over the country.

News in Brief: June 22, 2018

The prices of oil and petrol dropped by VND300 per litre on June 22. Following the adjustment, the price of E5 RON92 decreased by VND329 per litre, and kerosene VND386 per litre. The prices of E5 RON92 are to be no higher than VND19,611 per litre, RON95-III not higher than VND21,177 per litre, and diesel 0.05S not higher than VND17,460 per litre.

A total of 180 cueists on 18 teams nationwide are competing in the 2018 National Billiards & Snook Club Championship, which is underway in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from June 22 to 30. The tournament offers a good chance to select the outstanding athletes for national teams in preparation for future regional and international competitions.

Vietnamese telecom giant Viettel on June 21 announced that the group has achieved a milestone of one million subscribers after only ten days since its launch of the Mytel mobile network on the Myanmar market.

The 5th ASEAN Inline Freestyle Skating Championship opened in Vung Tau city, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, on June 22. The tournament has gathered 120 skaters aged between 7-25, who are battling it out for 43 sets of medals in two main events, namely the Slalom and Roller Cross.

News in Brief: June 21, 2018

Thua Thien-Hue province has decided to allocate more than VND16 billion in order to support aquaculture and fishing activities in remote areas for fishermen in Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts, Hue city and Huong Tra town.

The Vietnamese futsal team have arrived in Hunan, China, for the CFA 2018 International Futsal Tournament, held from June 22-24.

The latest products and services in the construction, building materials, real estate and decoration industries are on display at 2,500 booths by 800 companies from 27 countries and territories worldwide at the Vietbuild International Exhibition, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on June 21.

The new version of the news portal of Vietnam News Agency was launched at http://www.vnanet.vn (international name) and http://www.ttxvn.vn (Vietnamese name) on June 21.

Thieu lychee, a unique fruit from Bac Giang province, is expected to record VND5.5 trillion in value this year, if it can retain its current price until the end of the fruit season. Roughly 125,630 tonnes were consumed as of June 19, bringing in revenue of VND3.4 trillion.

Nearly 200 agricultural businesses from 20 cities and provinces nationwide are participating in a hi-tech agriculture fair in Ho Chi Minh City from June 21-25. Over 400 pavilions are offering new and high-quality varieties, agricultural equipment, technology and processed food.

Tay Ninh has approved an irrigation planning scheme for the 2016-2025 period, with total investment of nearly VND3.59 trillion, in which the southwestern province will build eight irrigation canals, nine water pump stations and five dykes.

Government bonds fetched higher interest rates for all maturity terms at the latest auction held by the Hanoi Stock Exchange, on June 20, with VND4.3 trillion worth of bonds being sold at the transaction, out of the VND6 trillion worth of bonds that were offered.

News in brief: June 20, 2018

The Institute for International Trade under the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) listed Vietnam as one of the top five importers of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in 2017 in its report released on June 20.

The Government has issued Resolution 76/NQ-CP on natural disaster prevention and climate change adaptation. Its specific goal by 2025 is reducing 30 percent of human losses caused by natural disasters with similar intensity and scale to those occurring in 2015-2020.

Top Vietnamese female cyclist Nguyen Thi That will likely earn a ticket to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The International Cycling Federation (UCI) has announced that That ranks 33rd in the world.