News in Brief: September 25, 2020

Six more COVID-19 patients were announced as recovered and discharged from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on September 25. There are now only four patients who are treated in the hospital.

A ceremony was held at Hanoi Opera House by the Vietnam Stage Artists’ Association to pay tribute to the ancestors of the stage. The event featured the participation of a large number of artists from across many generations.

Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee in coordination with the Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) have held a conference to announce the launch of their smart operation centre.

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from over 30 countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America on a flight on September 24-25. The flight was arranged by Vietnamese representative offices in those regions, Vietnamese authorities, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and relevant local agencies.

The Prime Minister has signed a decision to establish the Quang Yen Coastal Economic Zone in Quang Ninh Province, which covers more than 13,000 hectares of land in Uong Bi and Quang Yen and will feature urban complexes, industrial production, high technology and a seaport.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has created a portal to coordinate volunteering activities across Vietnam, with 11 destinations for volunteering in the provinces of Gia Lai, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Dien Bien, Dak Lak, Lang Son and Thai Nguyen announced at its launch.

Following the successful containment of Vietnam’s second wave of coronavirus, the south central coastal province of Binh Dinh has launched a second campaign to advertise itself as a safe, friendly and attractive travel destination, aiming to bolster the local tourism industry which was hit hard by the virus.

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom jointly held a workshop on September 24 to discuss what knowledge enterprises need to possess in order to take advantage of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which took effect on August 1.

News in Brief: September 24, 2020

A collection of four French documentary films and one Vietnamese drama movie will be presented during Fashion Film Week 2020 that will be held from September 28 to October 6 at the French Cultural Institute in Vietnam (L’Espace), 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi.

The Australian Embassy in Vietnam has announced a collaborative project named “the South Lands” between Vietnamese artist Mademoiselle and Australian musician Floyd Thursby. The album contains nine songs in English and Vietnamese, featuring stories about life in Australia and Vietnam, family, friends and the community.

Vingroup held a commencement ceremony for Zone A of the Quang Hanh Tourist, Service and Coastal Urban Area Project in Cam Pha City, Quang Ninh province on September 24. Covering a total area of 162.17 hectares, the project is designed an "all in one" area converging all the quintessence of mountains and sea to become the leading urban area and "resort paradise" in Southeast Asia.

A programme to connect demand and supply between Ho Chi Minh City and other localities was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 24. The event features more than 246 booths showcasing thousands of products from nearly 100 Ho Chi Minh City-based businesses and around 500 other enterprises from across the country.

A ceremony was held in Lang Son province on September 24 to mark the 80th anniversary of the Bac Son Uprising against the French in 1940. The event was attended by General Luong Cuong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, and Director of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) General Department of Politics; as well as leaders of Lang Son province.

On September 23, at the memorial site dedicated to the late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet in Vung Liem town, Vung Liem district in the southern province of Vinh Long, Politburo member and Minister of National Defence, General Ngo Xuan Lich, led a working delegation to attend a ceremony to hand over 20 social houses to needy households in the two districts of Vung Liem and Tra On of Vinh Long province.

From September 28 to October 12, Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways will officially resume domestic flights from Hai Phong, Vinh, Da Nang, and Can Tho.

A requiem ceremony was held at the Truong Son National Martyrs' Cemetery in the central province of Quang Tri on September 23. Jointly held by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Quang Tri chapter and the People’s Committee of Quang Tri Province, the requiem was an occasion to show the deep gratitude felt toward heroic martyrs who sacrificed their lives for national freedom and the happiness of the people.

Nearly 270 Vietnamese citizens were safely bought home from Australia and New Zealand on a repatriation flight by Bamboo Airways on September 23 as a joint effort from competent authorities of the three countries. Upon landing at Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, all the flight crew and passengers were given heath check-ups and were placed under compulsory quarantine in accordance with regulations.

Leaders of the Border Guard Command of central Thua Thien-Hue province presented 225 gift packages to armed forces and residents in the Lao provinces of Salavan and Sekong at the A Dot - Ta Vang and Hong Van - Co Tai border gates on September 23. The gifts included more than 2.5 tonnes of rice, 500 masks, and 30 boxes of noodles worth nearly VND50 million (US$2,100) in total.

News in Brief: September 23, 2020

Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City put into operation its Remote Health Consultation and Examination Centre on September 23 which is connected to over 300 medical centres and hospitals to provide high-tech medical services to people.

The train tickets for the Lunar New Year 2021 with departures from January 30 to February 23, 2021 will be sold through various channels including online, at the train stations, agents, by phone, and e-wallets from October 1.