News in Brief: July 3, 2020

The 2020 National Beach Volleyball 4x4 Championship officially kicked off in Sam Son city, Thanh Hoa province on July 2, with the participation of more than 100 players on seven women’s and six men’s teams from across the country.

Quang Binh province’s Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, in coordination with the Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics, held a ceremony on July 2 to praise good people and deeds in the province’s Catholic community in the 2015-2020 period, with a total of 15 outstanding individuals being honoured.

The Party Committee of Da Nang city held its 22nd meeting on July 3 to review its performance in the first half of 2020 and set out key tasks for the second half.

Long An provincial authorities held a ceremony on July 3 to award and bestow the ‘Heroic Vietnamese Mother’ title to 66 local mothers, including one still alive, 99-year-old Pham Thi Luom in Duc Hoa district. The event was held on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947-2020).

The Vietnam Business Club in Cambodia has organised various activities to support Vietnamese enterprises in Cambodia along with Cambodians of Vietnamese descent who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ho Chi Minh Youth Union and the Association of Former Youth Volunteers are planning to present houses, savings books and gifts worth a total of VND28 billion (US$1.2 million) to disadvantaged former youth volunteers.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane held a training course from March 3 to July 2 to enhance the Vietnamese language proficiency level for officers at the Department of Politics under the Laos Ministry of Public Security.

News in Brief: July 2, 2020

Hanoi granted VND38 billion to the Naval High Command in support of the construction of a multipurpose cultural house on the Truong Sa island district.

The Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and the “For lovely Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly)” Club presented 160 scholarships to outstanding students who are the children of professional soldiers and officers from the City Border Guard and from ethnic minority groups.

The Hanoi Stock Exchange held 16 auctions in June, mobilising a total of VND32.594 trillion in bonds, an increase of 77.2% over the past month.

The Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City has held a ceremony to announce its decision on the establishment of the Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED).

The 2020 National Men and Women Team Badminton Championships officially opened in Soc Son District, Hanoi. The event featured the participation of teams from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bac Giang, Dong Nai, the People’s Public Security and Hai Phong.

The National Youth Team Tennis Championship officially wrapped up after six days of competition in the Mekong River Delta province of Vinh Long. The QV Hai Dang team won first place in the rankings with 4/5 championships.

Hanoi municipal Department of Education and Training announced that 30 districts and towns in the capital city have publicised the enrolment plan for preschools and grades one and six for the 2020-2021 school year.

A mobile exhibition featuring historical documents, maps and photos that affirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty over its seas and islands is taking place in Huong Hoa District in the central province of Quang Tri.

New in Brief: July 2, 2020

Vietjet has cooperated with Facebook to launch the tourism promotion program "Immense Vietnam – Fly green with Vietjet" to promote the economy and tourism after COVID-19. On the occasion, Vietjet is offering a super promotion of 50% discounts on ticket prices on all domestic routes.

Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) has set the target of reaching revenue of VND59.6 trillion in 2020, up 5.7% over 2019, with profit after tax of VND10.6 trillion, up 1% over 2019, as announced at the Vinamilk annual general meeting.

Dong Hoa District in Phu Yen Province was upgraded to Dong Hoa Town at an announcement ceremony held on July 1. The town was established based on keeping the entire natural area and population size of Dong Hoa District.

News in Brief: July 1, 2020

The south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan received roughly 110,000 visitors in June this year, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Total earnings from tourism services last month was estimated at VND447 billion (US$19.29 million).

The Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee promulgated a decision on July 1 on the establishment of Dong Chau-Khe Nuoc Trong nature reserve, making it the first of its kind in the locality. The reserve will cover over 22,132 hectares in Kim Thuy Commune, Le Thuy District, it will be zoned off as a strictly protected area for ecological recovery, and an area for administrative services.