News in brief: April 19, 2018

On April 18, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism presented bookmobiles to eight provinces across Vietnam to boost the provision of information and knowledge for people in far-flung areas. Each bookmobile is equipped with more than 4,000 books, six computers, one server, one projector, and one TV.

News in brief: April 18, 2018

The 2018 National Kickboxing Clubs Championships concluded in Dak Nong province on April 17 where Thai Nguyen province took the women's team title, while the Binh Duong men won the top position in their division.


Former Vice President Truong My Hoa, chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund visited and presented 100 Vu A Dinh scholarships worth VND1 million each to ethnic minority students in Dien Bien province on April 17.

Twenty-three royal decrees dating from the Canh Hung (1794) to Bao Dai (1940) reign, which are now kept at the Tran Vu Temple in Long Bien district, Hanoi, were recognised as precious archives by the Hanoi municipal People Committee at a ceremony held on April 18.

More than 100 Mong ethnic minority people were provided with free health examinations and medicines on April 16-17 by the military medical unit under the Border Guard of Nghe An province and the local health centre of Tuong Duong district.

The Phu Day festival, an annual event at Phu Day historical and cultural relic site in Kim Thai commune, Vu Ban district, Nam Dinh province, opened on the morning of April 18 and will run until April 23 with a variety of cultural activities.

News in brief: April 17, 2018

The Da Nang municipal Department of Industry and Trade has set up a switchboard 1022 in order to receive and handle the complaints of local people and tourists with regards to the prices of goods and services in the locality, in a timely fashion, during the 2018 Da Nang International Firework Festival.

A painting exhibition entitled “Resistance war sketches” is taking place at the Dak Lak provincial Museum from April 17 to September 31, showcasing a set of more than 80 sketches selected from a collection of over 3,000 resistance war sketches, which were presented to the Dak Lak Museum by the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum.

On April 16, the Ministry of Health announced that the five-in-one ComBe Five vaccine, made in India, will replace the Republic of Korea’s Quinvaxem vaccine, for use in the expanded national immunisation programme, which is designed to protect infants against deadly childhood diseases.

People with disabilities who manage to overcome their difficulties and find success were honoured at the ‘One Heart, One World’ art programme which was held in Hanoi on April 16 to celebrate the Vietnamese Day of Persons with Disabilities (April 18).

Tra Vinh provincial authorities held a ceremony on April 16 to receive a certificate honouring the relic complex of Bo Luy-Kompong Thmo Temple in Chau Thanh district as a national archaeological site.

News in brief: April 16, 2018

Giao Thuy district in Nam Dinh province is the latest locale to be recognised as reaching the new rural area standard under the National Target Programme on Modern Rural Area Construction. This is the nation’s 50th district, and Nam Dinh’s fifth locality, to have been recognised.

More than 320,000 visitors arrived at the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2018 over the past four days. The event, which wrapped up on April 15, attracted the participation of 36 localities from across the country and 40 tourism enterprises, bringing in a revenue of VND83 billion from tour sales to 9,000 customers.

Doctors from Hanoi Eye Hospital 2 offered free medical examinations and treatment for locals in Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province, from April 14-15. The hospital also decided to provide free operations for 100 locals suffering from cataracts.

By early April, Phu Yen province has exploited over 11,000 m3 of timber from plantations, twice as much as in the same period last year. The policy to exploit planted forests was set up in 2009 as the locality decided to close its natural forests.

Viet Van, a reporter of Lao Dong (Labour) Newspaper has won the Honorable Mention at the 11th annual London International Creative Competition for his photo collection entitled “Di tim cau tra loi” (Finding answers), capturing a classroom of Buddhist novices in Myanmar.

Vietnamese-made satellite, Micro Dragon, is expected to be launched into space in late 2018 by the Epsilon rocket by IHI Aerospace of Japan. The earth observation satellite, weighing 50kg and measuring 50x50x50cm, was made in 2013 and tested successfully last year.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has received the 12th out of the total 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft that it had ordered previously. Coded VN-A897, the plane was put into use for the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route on April 15.

Dak Lak has allowed 18 investors to conduct surveys and build solar power projects in the Central Highland province. The locale has defined the locations for the potential plants, with a total area of nearly 7,500 ha, mostly in Ea Sup, Buon Don and Krong Bong districts.

News in brief: April 15, 2018

Cao Dan Pagoda at Tan Loc commune, Thoi Binh district, Ca Mau province has been recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a national historical monument.