News in Brief: November 27, 2020

On November 25-26, Nhan Dan Newspaper’s Youth Union organised a winter charity programme in Xuan La Commune, Pac Nam District, Bac Kan Province, during which 50 gifts worth VND500,000 each were presented to policy beneficiaries and poor households in the locality.

The National Economics University, in coordination with the Market and Business Development Department, organised a policy dialogue seminar with the theme “Orienting innovative startup ecosystems after the COVID pandemic” in Hanoi on November 27.

On November 26, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology organised a scientific symposium, themed “Development, research and application trends in information technology, automation, robotics and physics”, sharing some of the academy’s research results from recent times.

Thai Son Nam Club were crowned National Futsal Cup champions following their 5-4 victory against Sanvinest Sanatech Khanh Hoa in the title match on November 26.

As many as 240 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Singapore on a flight operated by Vietjet Air on November 26. The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, people with illnesses, and others in disadvantaged circumstances.

The State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a conference in Hanoi on November 26 to collect comments from Overseas Vietnamese on the results of the 5 years since the implementation of Directive 45-CT/TW on continuing to promote implementing Resolution No.36-NQ/TW of the Politburo (9th tenure) on Overseas Vietnamese affairs in the context of the country's new situation.

On November 26, the Hanoi Farmers' Association, in coordination with the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, held a seminar on promoting the participation of all levels of associations and farmer members in implementing the “One Commune One Product” (OCOP) programme.

The price of fuel in Vietnam increased following a joint decision by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The adjustments took effect from 15h30 on November 26, increasing a litre of E5 RON92 petrol by VND609 to VND14,494 per litre while a litre of RON95 petrol went up by VND650 to VND15,351.

On November 26, a Working Group from the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption led by Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, held a session with the Standing Committee of the Bac Lieu Provincial Party Committee on the currentsituation there and initial results of the implementation of anti-corruption work in the province this year.

On behalf of the Secretariat, Politburo member and Permanent member of the Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong has signed the issuance of Conclusion No.93-KL/TW, on November 20, 2020 regarding the continued implementation of Directive No.42-CT/TW on April 16, 2010 of the Politburo (10th tenure) designed to renew andimprove the quality and efficiency of the activities of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations in the current period of accelerating national industrialisation and modernisation.

News in Brief: November 26, 2020

President of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man met with Can Tho voters on November 24-25 where he took note of their opinions on corruption prevention efforts and other matters such as agriculture and transport infrastructure in the Mekong Delta.

Ho Chi Minh Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen held a working meeting with leaders of the Saigon Hi-tech Park on November 25 where he recognised the park’s contributions to the city’s technological development and urged them to take measures to make the park even more attractive to a highly skilled workforce.

On the occasion of celebrated poet Nguyen Du’s 200th death anniversary, the Institute of Literature held a workshop on November 26 to discuss his most famous work, the Tale of Kieu, in its various languages and adaptations in other artforms.

News in Brief: November 25, 2020

The Vietbuild Hanoi 2020 (Phase 3) International Exhibition opened at the National Exhibition Construction Centre in Hanoi on November 25 with the participation of nearly 1,200 booths displaying products in the areas of real estate, interior and exterior decoration, construction and building materials.

The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) organised a workshop on Vietnam's digital economic development in the post-COVID-19 period and examine some requirements and roadmaps for institutional reform in Hanoi on November 25, evaluating and discussing both policies and institutional reform requirements for digital economic development in the future.

The People’s Committee of Ca Mau province held a seminar on November 24 to discuss measures to boost its tourism potential and turn it into a spearhead economic sector in the southernmost province.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man met local voters in Thot Not district, Can Tho city on November 24 to inform them of the outcomes of the recently concluded 14th National Assembly’s 10th session.

The final segment of Co Phuc Bridge spanning the Hong (Red) River in Tran Yen district, Yen Bai province was installed on November 24. The 400m bridge has seen investment of VND330 billion and is expected to be completed in late December 2020, helping boost socio-economic development in the locality.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh along with over 500 teachers and pupils attended the School Milk programme held in Vinh Long province on November 24. The programme launched by Vinamilk aims to improve the nutrition of preschool and primary children.

Dak Lak provincial authorities held a ceremony on November 24 to receive the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s certificate honouring Nau M’Pring, a folklore performing art of the M’Nong ethnic group, as an intangible national cultural heritage.