News in Brief: May 22, 2019

An international seminar on the role of journalism in tourism development took place in Ha Long city of the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 22. The event afforded Vietnamese and Lao journalists a chance to share experience in journalism activities related to tourism development.

A facility providing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – PrEP for HIV prevention was inaugurated at the Hanoi Medical University Hospital at No.1 Ton That Tung Street, Hanoi, on May 22.

Malaysia is one of the export markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holding the most potential for Vietnam, especially for agricultural products, seafood, foodstuff, and beverages, experts noted at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22.

A meeting was held on May 22 at Nguyen Binh Khiem high school in Phuoc Nam commune, the southern province of Ninh Thuan, calling for efforts to mitigate disaster risks in schools and community.

A total of 203 Vietnamese people passed Japan’s exam for working visas in the restaurant industry under the country’s new visa system, the Japanese government announced on May 21.

The 2019 International Children Festival held by VTV, Vietnam’s national TV broadcaster, is scheduled to take place in the UNESCO-listed town of Hanoi from May 26 to June 3, with the participation of art troupes from eight countries.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh hosted a meeting for 70 representatives of individuals and collectives who have been presented with the Vu A Dinh Award for ethnic minority students in the past ten years.

The Thua Thien-Hue Fund for Children cooperated with AIA Vietnam to handover 25 bikes and 5 insurance policies to 30 underprivileged pupils in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Three students from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hung Yen province will represent Vietnam at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2019, scheduled to take place in New York, the United States, in July.

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A radar system that can detect obstacles has been installed at a railroad crossing on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City railway in Thanh Hoa province, as a pilot project to reduce traffic accidents involving trains at level crossings.

News in Brief: May 21, 2019

Vietnam reported a trade deficit of nearly US$1.85 billion in the first half of May and over US$1 billion since early this year, according to the Vietnam Customs.

The 2019 National Folk Singing and Tuong (Classical Drama) Festival closed at Lam Son Theatre in Thanh Hoa city on May 20, after 10 days of competition with the participation of nearly 300 artists from 11 classical dramagroups from across the country.

The Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MSB) and Five9 Vietnam JSC has announced the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in issuing credit cards, which is considered a pioneering step in improving the quality of banking services and customer experience.

The expanded Hai Duong city has been recognised as a first-class city directly under Hai Duong province, according to a decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Roughly 350 pavilions will attend the Mekong Delta region One Commune One Product (OCOP) trade fair,which will be jointly held by Ben Tre province and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on June 6-10.

News in brief: May 21, 2019

Over 170 delegates, including 70 outstanding youths, have begun the journey to Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. The event aimed to raise public awareness of protecting the country’s sovereignty over the seas and islands.

Prime Minister has signed a Decision No.579/QD-TTg approving the investment for the 85km Hoa Binh – Moc Chau (Son La province) highway in the form of public private partnership (PPP).

The Vietnam National University, Hanoi, (VNU), in collaboration with the Central Theoretical Council, held a workshop on Vietnamese education and training during the process of transition to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution.

Artists from Thang Long Puppetry Theatre in Hanoi will give attractive performances, reproducing world famous fairy tales and favourite cartoon characters, to serve children on the occasion of World Children’s Day (June 1).

News in Brief: May 20, 2019

The 2019 National Junior Age Group Athletics Championship is taking place in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang from May 19 to 24, with roughly 638 athletes from 57 delegations nationwide competing for 84 sets of medals in three age divisions (2006-2007, 2004-2005 and 2002-2003).