News in Brief: December 5, 2019

The Veterans Association of Vietnam (VAVN) wrapped up its Sixth Patriotic Emulation Congress in Hanoi on December 4 after two days of active working. The VAVN Central Committee awarded certificates of merit to 63 collectives and 68 individuals with outstanding achievements in the emulation during 2014-2019.

On December 4, Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, met with voters in La Bang and Phu Xuyen communes, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on December 4 for a delegation of people with meritorious services to the nation and veterans from Vinh Long province.

News in Brief: December 4, 2019

On December 4, in Hanoi, the Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion held a ceremony to honour 14 organisations and 12 individuals, for their contributions in donating blood.

The 28th Vietnam Informatics Olympiad, the international programming contest (Procon) and the 2019 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Da Nang Regional programming contest kicked off in the central city of Da Nang on December 4.

The northern region and Ninh Binh xam (blind buskers' singing) clubs competition 2019 began in Ninh Binh province on December 3.

Bamboo Airways (BBA) has announced that in December, the airline will welcome the first wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of the Thanh Hoa provincial Agencies Bloc, on December 3, coordinated with Yen Khuong commune, Thanh Hoa province to provide free medical checks-up and treatment for the local people of Sang Hang village, Yen Khuong commune, Lang Chanh district.

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held its second plenary meeting in 2019 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on December 3.

The Vietnamese Defence Attaché Office in Singapore held a ceremony on December 3 to mark the 75th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army.

The 10th Regional Conference on Preventing and Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific opened in Hanoi on December 3.

News in Brief: December 3, 2019

The Vietnam International Beauty and Fashion Week 2019 will take place from December 12 to 15 in Hanoi, featuring around 150 booths by appreciated fashion and beauty brands at home and abroad. The event will also include an Ao Dai fashion show, a talk show with fashion designers and beauty experts, and the release of 20 latest collections by Vietnamese and foreign designers.

The budget carrier Vietjet Air on December 2 announced a new route linking Ho Chi Minh City with Thailand’s Pattaya city via U-Tapao airport. The new service will be launched on December 23 with one flight per day, bringing the total routes of Vietjet Air to Thailand to eight.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Vietnam held a consultation workshop in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 2 to discuss the Mekong Delta Agricultural Transformation Programme. Participants at the event discussed solutions to boost agricultural transformation and sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in adaptation to climate change.

News in Brief: December 2, 2019

The central city of Da Nang, in cooperation with the embassies of Chile, Columbia, Peru and Mexico, will host the Alianza de Pacifico (Pacific Alliance) Film Festival from December 6-8. All films are dubbed in Vietnamese. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the cinema at 46 Tran Street from 9am to 8pm.

Vietnamese short film “Sweet, Salty” directed by Duong Dieu Linh, won the Youth Jury Prize at the 2019 Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) last weekend.

The Vietnam Tourism Association held a ceremony on December 1 to honour and present certificates of merit to outstanding tourism collectives and individuals of the Mekong Delta region, within the framework of the 2019 Can Tho International Travel Mart in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

On December 1, more than 2,000 people, including doctors, nurses, medical workers and others, participated in the Run for Parkinson 2019 around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, aiming to spread the message of “Each step, one joy” for Parkinson patients.

News in Brief: December 1, 2019

Sanatech Khanh Hoa were crowned the champions of the Futsal HDBank National Cup 2019 after defeating Da Nang in the final held in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, on November 30. Meanwhile, in the third-place playoff match, Kardiachain Saigon surpassed SHK Nghe An 3-2 in a penalty shootout, after drawing 1-1 in the official time.

On November 30, the Vietnam National University - Hanoi officially launched the first ever Master of Heritage Studies training programme in Vietnam, aiming to train high-quality human resources with approaches to work in the field of heritage and to promote the country's heritage values in a sustainable way.