June 18-24: Party, State leaders meet voters after NA's fifth session

Monday, 2018-06-25 11:52:47
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with voters in Tien Lang district, Hai Phong city
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that have made the headlines over the past week.

Party, State leaders meet voters after NA's fifth session

The senior leaders of the Party, State, Government and National Assembly held meetings with voters across the country in the past week to inform them of the outcomes of the recently concluded fifth meeting of the 14th NA.

In particular, the high-ranking leaders clarified and eased the voters' concerns over the draft Law on Special Administrative – Economic Units and the draft Law on Cyber Security.

Vietnam sees strong CPI increase in May

Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in May rose by 0.55% against the previous month, the largest monthly increase in the last six years, according to the General Statistics Office.

One of the primary reasons behind such a sharp rise was the impact of two rounds of petrol price hikes on May 8 and 23, which contributed a 0.16% increase. The month also saw a 0.88% increase in food and catering services as a result of higher rice and meat prices.

Vietnam, Israel hold fifth round of negotiations on FTA

Vietnam and Israel made progress during the fifth round of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two nations which was recently held in Jerusalem city.

Goods trade, rules of origin, customs, and technical barriers to trade, service trade, trade safeguards, investment, government’s purchase, and other legal and institutional issues were tabled at the fifth round.

Northern Vietnam struggles in new heat wave with temperatures close to 40C

People carrying their children behind them on their motorbikes take refuge under a flyover.

People living in Northern Vietnam were struggling with their daily activities as a new heat wave, with temperatures approaching 40C, hit northern Vietnam over the past week.

Due to the hot weather, a new record for summer power consumption was made, peaking at nearly 711 million kWh on June 22, 69 million kWh higher than the highest level recorded in 2017.

Vietnams’ largest vaccination centre inaugurated in Hanoi

Vietnam’s largest and most modern vaccination centre was inaugurated at 243A De La Thanh Street, Hanoi, on June 17.

Covering an area of more than 3,000 square metres, the centre is capable of serving up to 3,000 people per day, with 80 rooms for medical check-ups and injections. The centre provides every vaccine for children and adults.

Compiling dossier on Cham ethnic pottery to submit to UNESCO

Cham ethnic people use their skilled hands to create a variety of products in different designs (Photo:VNA)

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ratified Ninh Thuan provincial People’s Committee’s proposal to compile a dossier on the Cham ethnic people’s traditional pottery in order to secure UNESCO recognition for it as an intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of safeguarding.

One of the outstanding characteristics in making the Cham ethnic traditional pottery is the technique of making pottery without turntables or pottery wheels, and open firing with straw and fire-wood. They are unique products bearing many historical cultural marks of the ethnic minority group.

Renowned Vietnamese historian Phan Huy Le dies aged 84

Phan Huy Le, a historian known for being the author and co-author of more than 400 works on Vietnamese history has passed away at the age of 84.

His most notable works included research into the history of the feudal system in Vietnam, the Lam Son Uprising against the Ming Chinese rule, land ownership and agriculture in the 15th century and the Tay Son Peasant Movement. He is also known for his works on the history of Hanoi and Vietnamese cultural values.

Vietnam hosts Asia Pacific cities’ tourism promotion forum for the first time

The eighth Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO) forum opened in Ho Chi Minh City on June 21, gathering over 200 delegates from 27 member cities in the region.

Held for the first time in Vietnam, the event aims to discuss measures to improve the TPO member cities’ capacity in tourism development, as well as developing new strategies to promote tourism development amidst the fourth Industrial Revolution.

Duong Hong Son voted best AFF Suzuki Cup goalkeeper ever

Retired Vietnamese goalkeeper Duong Hong Son (Photo: nghean24h.vn)

Retired Vietnamese goalkeeper Duong Hong Son was voted as one of the five best AFF Suzuki Cup goalkeepers ever by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).

According to affsuzukicup.com, installed as coach Henrique Calisto’s first-choice goalkeeper, Son produced a number of excellent displays – twice shutting out Singapore in the 1-0 aggregate win in the semi-finals – as a place in the final was confirmed.

A string of superb saves in the first leg of the final kept hosts Thailand largely at bay in a 2-1 win in Bangkok, before a 1-1 draw in Hanoi saw Vietnam crowned champions for the first time and Son named MVP.