News in Brief: August 19, 2019

The T2 transformer at Tien Hai 110kV substation and the 110kV Thai Binh – Tien Hai power line in Tien Hai district, in the northern province of Thai Binh, were successfully connected to the national grid on August 18, contributing to providing stable supply of power for the locality.

Resident representatives of Nhan Dan Newspaper in Dong Nai province and the People’s Committee of Dinh Quan district presented 52 gifts worth VND1 million each to local households in Ngoc Dinh commune who suffered from losses during the floods last week.

Thousands of locals and tourists flocked to the first-ever fruit festival held by Khanh Son district, in the central province of Khanh Hoa, on August, 17-18 which promoted local specialty fruits such as durians, green-skin grapefruits, mandarin oranges, and others.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a document on protecting the environment and limiting the use of plastic bags, straws and cups. Under the document, the Ministry calls on tourist service business establishments, resorts, and sites to enhance the use of environmentally-friendly products such as straws and cups made of organic materials or usable for many times while limiting the use of products hard to decompose, thus minimising plastic waste.

The Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony on August 19 to start the construction of the provincial Geriatric Hospital in Dai Yen ward, Ha Long city. The 200-bed hospital has a total investment of VND429 billion and is expected to become operational in 2021.

Nearly VND 1.5 billion has been raised to support poor students by kind-hearted individuals, organisations and participating athletes at the Tennis Tournament – Nghe An Television Cup, which wrapped up in Nghe An province on August 18. The annual tournament attracted nearly 270 athletes nationwide.

News in Brief: August 18, 2019

On August 17, the Party Standing Committees of Hanoi and Nam Dinh province organised a conference to evaluate the coordination results between the two localities and to map out new directions for cooperation in the future.

The National Judo Championship 2019 wrapped up in Da Nang on August 17 after four days of competition. Ho Chi Minh City claimed the overall title with four gold, five silver and five bronze medals. The tournament attracted over 200 martial artists from 25 provinces and cities across the country to compete for 20 sets of medals.

The North-Central region’s 24th Fine Arts Exhibition has been opened at the Nghe An Provincial Cultural Centre, introducing 154 paintings, graphics, sculptures and applied art works by 147 authors from July 2018 to July 2019.

An exhibition introducing 60 paintings by 50 young artists aged from four to 14 is opening to the public at Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street from August 16-18. Money collected from pictures sold at the exhibition will be given to disadvantaged child patients.

The 2019 National Track and Field Championships are set to take place at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City from September 16 to 19. The four-day event aims to select outstanding performers for the Vietnam national team in prepration for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines later this year.

“Mat Biec” (Blue Eyes), a long story by popular Vietnamese writer Nguyen Nhat Anh, has been republished with 60,000 copies so far this month, on the occasion of a film adaptation of the story debuting in the near future.

Australia have set up a final match with Malaysia at the ongoing 2019 AFF U18 Championship in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong following their respective 2-1 and 4-3 victories over Myanmar and Indonesia in the semifinals on August 17.

Vietnamese side Thai Son Nam came from two goals behind to beat AGMK of Uzbekistan 6-4 on August 17 to claim the bronze medal at the 2019 AFC Futsal Club Championship in Thailand.

News in Brief: August 17, 2019

With its virtual call centre solution, Voicebot Team has won the Vietnam AI Grand Challenge 2019 finale, held at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology as part of the Vietnam AI Festival. The team received a cash prize of US$10,000.

The An Giang Learning Encouragement Society and the An Giang Construction Lottery Company jointly provided 2,800 scholarships worth VND14 billion to poor students with good academic performance and students with disabilities.

On August 16, the Nam Dinh Provincial Museum held an exhibition on the 50-year implementation of President Ho Chi Minh’s Testament and the President’s care for the Party Committee and people of Nam Dinh province, showcasing hundreds of documents, images and artifacts on the issue.

The fourth Table Tennis Tournament for the VTV8 Cup opened in Da Nang on August16 with the participation of more than 300 players from 50 clubs across the country.

The preservation and restoration of the domed gate in the South of the Ho Dynasty citadel in Thanh Hoa province was completed after eight months of implementation. The project was funded by the US Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation with a grant of US$92,500.

News in Brief: August 16, 2019

The retail prices of E5-RON92 petrol and RON95 petrol went down VND544 per litre and VND514 per litre respectively as of 3PM on August 16, according to the latest price adjustment by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.