News in Brief: May 7, 2021

From May 6-7, in Bach Long Vi Island District, Hai Phong city, Squadron 11, the High Command of the Coast Guard Region 1 coordinated with party committees, local authorities and businesses and sponsors to organize a charity programme entitled “The Coast Guard accompanying fishermen”.

The Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Fatherland Front Committee of the Central Committee held a ceremony at the Dong Tam International Martyrs’ Cemetery on May 7 to receive and rebury 15 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who sacrificed themselves in Laos during wartime.

On May 6, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and VPF Company decided to postpone seven matches in the 13th round of V-League, which were scheduled to take place on May 7, due to the complicated developments of COVID- 19 epidemic.

Hanoi took the lead with four gold medals in the 2021 National Team Chess Tournament which concluded in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on May 6. Ho Chi Minh City ranked second with three gold medals, followed by Can Tho with two gold medals.

On May 6, Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee chaired a working session between the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee, the Party Committee of the Ministry of Transport and the provincial Party Committees of Hung Yen, Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc andBac Giang to agree on orientations, planning and investment plans for the construction of Ring Road 4 - Hanoi Capital Region.

A delegation led by Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Organisation Commission Truong Thi Mai held a working session with the Standing Board of the Hoa Binh Provincial Party Committee on May 6.

Memorial and burial services for 16 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Laos were held at the Ba Doc Martyr Cemetery in Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, on May 6.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision on bestowing the Medal of Courage to Nguyen Van Nha, a 23-year-old student from Nghe An Province who sacrificed his life to save three people from drowning on April 30.

The Ho Chi Minh City Travel Festival, which was scheduled to take place from May 13 to 16, has been cancelled in a bid to strengthen measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the municipal Department of Tourism on May 6.

News in Brief: May 6, 2021

Quang Ninh province will host the 2022 National Games at the end of October and the beginning of November next year with about 40 sports featuring.

Doctors at K Hospital have successfully performed an operation on thyroid tumours for a patient using the state of the art da Vinci Xi robot system. This is the first case in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia in general that has successfully seen a robotic thyroidectomy performed through the vestibule of the mouth.

The People's Committee of Hanoi has issued its plan to mobilise Vietnamese expatriates to participate in introducing and selling products and developing distribution channels for Vietnamese goods in foreign countries.

Vinh Long Provincial People's Committee has issued a decision on the implementation of the agricultural extension programme during 2021-2025 with a total budget of over VND371 billion, aiming to contribute to achieving an annual average agricultural growth rate of 2-2.5%.

Dak Lak Provincial People's Committee has issued a decision to approve a project on conserving and promoting the value of local relics by 2025, with a vision to 2030, worth nearly VND110 billion. The project's goal is to build the relics into revolutionary traditional educational and tourist destinations, as well as to preserve the national cultural heritage.

On May 5, Tuy Phong District authorities, the Binh Thuan Province Youth Union and Nhan Dan Newspaper's office in Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated a school campus and La Ba Library for local students in Phong Phu Commune, Tuy Phong District. The facility is worth VND570 million, donated by Canon Group.

On May 5, Binh Phuoc Provincial People's Committee coordinated with Becamex IDC Corporation to organise an online seminar on investment promotion with the US, calling for US investment in hi-tech industry, mechatronics, agricultural product processing, supporting industry and hi-tech agriculture.

The Prime Minister has assigned the Ministry of Information and Communications to lead the formulation of the National Strategy on Digital Economy and Digital Society Development, to be completed by August this year.

On May 5, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Khac Dinh attended a conference to review the operations of the delegation of Thai Binh Province’s National Assembly deputies in the 2016-2021 tenure.

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee held a seminar on May 5 to discuss the city’s development orientations for the 2021-2030 period. At the event, attended by Politburo member and Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen, participants proposed ideas and solutions to help Ho Chi Minh City develop human resources, smart cities, infrastructure, education, and other areas.

An individual red-shanked douc was released into Bach Ma National Park in Phu Loc District, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, on May 5. The animal, weighing 6.3 kilogrammes, is the queen of primates, and has been listed as critically endangered in the Vietnam’s 2007 Red Book. It was found near Ta Trach reservoir by a local in Duong Hoa Commune, Huong Thuy Town, on April 28.