News in Brief: November 20, 2019

Vietjet Air has been recognised as the Asia Pacific low cost airline of the year by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

Thai Binh investment trading group inaugurated a plant making baby diapers and sanitary napkins at the Mariel special development zone in Cuba on November 19, which is the first Vietnamese factory in the Caribbean country.

Vietnam Airlines has banned the transportation of lithium batteries and electronic devices using lithium batteries on all its flights from November 15 to ensure flight safety.

The 2019 Bac Lieu Industry, Trade and Tourism Fair is taking place from November 19-25, featuring 350 pavilions from agencies, enterprises and centres in the province and other localities.

Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia attended an international charity fair in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, aiming to raise funds for individuals living in difficult circumstances in the host country.

Can Tho City People’s Committee worked with the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevant agencies to discuss the renaming of the 2019 Can Tho International Heritage Marathon into the Japan – Mekong Entrepreneurs’ Run.

The Government has just issued a Resolution on the pilot establishment of Van Don Economic Zone Management Board under Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee.

News in Brief: November 19, 2019

On November 19, veteran striker Nguyen Anh Duc announced his retirement from national service as he asked head coach Park Hang-seo to allow him to withdraw from the national senior team. The 1985-born played a key part in Vietnam’s triumph at last year’s AFF Suzuki Cup.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hosted a meeting in Hanoi on November 18 with the relevant agricultural units and enterprises in the field of animal husbandry to discuss solutions to stabilise the supply of pork in the Lunar New Year 2020.

From January 1, 2020, the regional minimum wage for employees working under labour contracts will increase by VND150,000-240,000 compared to that of 2019, according to Decree 90/2019/NĐ-CP.

The Futsal HDBank National Cup 2019 opened in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, on November 18, attracting the participation of ten strong teams. The event will run until November 30, hosted by Radio the Voice of Vietnam, the Vietnam Football Federation Nam and HD Bank.

The Ho Chi Minh City's Youth Union has announced that it will coordinate with local units and businesses to present 22,000 gifts and 4,500 coach tickets to disadvantaged students and workers returning home to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020.

On the afternoon of November 18, Politburo member cum Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh attended the 3rd Congress of the Ethnic Minorities’ Board of Ca Mau Province 2019.

At the Museum of Air Defence - Air Force, the national jury held the final evaluation of the contest on 30 years of the National Defence Day (December 22, 1999-2019) and the 75th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army (December 22, 1944-2019). The contest was co-organised by the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.

The Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 is scheduled to be held at Diamond Bay Resort in Nha Tran City, the Central province of Khanh Hoa, from November 21 to December 7. The beach resort city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province has hosted many national and international beauty contest alike.

The Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee held an award ceremony of online contest on the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. One month after its launch, the contest has finished its first phase, having attracted 3,200 participants.

The Hanoi Run for Children 2019 will kick off at 7am at the main gate of Thong Nhat Park on December 8, heard a press conference in the capital city on November 18. The annual event will be co-hosted by the Vietnam – Canada Friendship Association (VCFA), the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations and the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam.

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on November 18 to mark the 65th founding anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Mongolia. Addressing the event, Chairman of the Vietnam-Mongolia Friendship Association Ho Xuan Hung said that, with the common wish to help maintain peace and nurture amity and collaboration among nations, the Vietnamese and Mongolian peoples have made tireless efforts to intensify relations in all spheres with mutual understanding and trust.

On November 18, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Peace Committee, Ambassador Nguyen Van Huynh, received a delegation from the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo). Each year, the Vietnam Peace Committee, and in recent years the Vietnam Agent Orange/dioxin Victims’ Association, have sent delegations to the World Conference against A&H Bombs. The council and the World Conference against A&H Bombs have also supported Vietnam, especially in issues related to AO victims.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced a reduced air fare on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route for passengers without checked baggage while retaining other services such as food and 12-kilogram carry-on baggage.