News in Brief: February 28, 2021

The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will stage a concert entitled ‘Hope’ at 8pm on March 12 at the Hanoi Opera House to mark the opening of its concert series for 2021. The event will feature performances from soprano Bui Thi Trang and tenor The Tung Lam under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji.

The Thanh Nien (Youth) Publishing House recently released a book entitled ‘Kham Pha Viet Nam’ (Exploring Vietnam), introducing readers to popular tourist destinations across the country, from landscapes to culture and cuisines. The 165-page book is illustrated with photos taken by famous Vietnamese photographers.

Nearly 400 youth unions in the northern province of Yen Bai planted 1,000 trees in Xa Ho commune, Tram Tau district at the launch ceremony of the provincial Youth Month 2021 on February 27. On the occasion, the provincial youth union presented around 650 gifts, warm clothes, and 500 book titles to children in mountainous communes in the locality.

News in Brief: February 27, 2021

On February 27, the Border Guard Command and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Dien Bien Province presented five great unity houses and five breeding cows to poor families in the border commune of Thanh Nua.

On February 26, the Standing Board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee organised a conference to instruct the procedures of introducing candidates from central agencies for election to the 15th National Assembly.

On the occasion of Vietnam Doctors’ Day, the Health Department of Dien Bien Province on February 27 presented the title “Meritorious Doctor” to six local doctors, raising the total number of Dien Bien’s title recipients to 40.

The Asian Football Confederation has chosen Uzbekistan to replace China as the host of the 2022 AFC U23 Championship. Vietnam is expected to host fixtures of one group in the tournament’s qualification round in October 2021.

On February 26, the Vietnamese Embassy in India, in coordination with some Indian agencies, organised a virtual conference themed “Promoting trade and investment cooperation opportunities between the small and medium-sized enterprises of Vietnam and India”, during which Vietnam’s increasing position and importance in the global supply chain was highlighted.

In 2021, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang hopes to welcome seven million visitor arrivals, up more than 34% compared to 2020, and rake in over VND11.5 trillion (US$498.3 million) in revenue.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's Hanoi chapter has cooperated with recruitment platform to launch a campaign to provide 90,000 job opportunities to Vietnamese students and youngsters both inside and outside the country. Running from March 1 to September 1, the campaign aims to support the youngsters and students to connect with enterprises regarding recruitment, while bringing more employment and internship opportunities their way.

Tree Planting Festivals were simultaneously launched in Ninh Thuan province, Thai Nguyen province and at Military Hospital 175 in Ho Chi Minh City on February 26, with over 22,000 trees planted.

The Cau Ngu (whale worship) festival of local fishermen in Canh Duong commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province opened on February 26. This is the largest fishing festival annually held in Quang Binh. Fishermen and ship owners were presented with hundreds of national flags and photos of Uncle Ho at the event.

A species of crab in Nam Can district and a fish sauce hot pot in the U Minh Forest in the southernmost province of Ca Mau have been listed among the Top 100 specialties in Vietnam for 2020-2021 by the Vietnam Records Organisation. Ca Mau dried shrimp and U Minh honey, meanwhile, feature in the Top 100 Vietnamese specialty gifts.

Vietnam Airlines will resume flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Quang Ninh province’s Van Don Airport on March 3 with one weekly flight each Wednesday. Flight frequency will be increased to three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from March 18 until the end of the year.

News in Brief: February 26, 2021

The National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the National Cancer Hospital collaborated with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion to hold a blood donation programme on February 25 with the participation of nearly 800 healthcare workers.

Temperatures in northern Vietnam are forecast to fall by several degrees on February 27, with the lowest temperatures to drop to 15-18C at night due to cold air from the north, which is also expected to bring rain across the region.

A 60-second video clip featuring Vietnamese food and culture produced by the Vietnam National Tourism Administration has registered over 1 million views on YouTube just two weeks after its premiere on the last day of the previous lunar year.

The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics held a virtual workshop on February 25 on the theoretical and practical value of the 2nd Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, which took place in Tuyen Quang Province in 1951.

President of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man chaired a meeting on February 25 to discuss the task of inspecting and supervising the elections of the National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure.

News in Brief: February 25, 2021

Politburo member, Director of Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council Nguyen Xuan Thang attended the launching of a tree planting festival in Dinh Hoa District, Thai Nguyen Province, on February 24. On the same day, he also held a working session with the provincial leaders and paid homage to President Ho Chi Minh at the memorial site in Phu Dinh Commune.