Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties marked in HCM City

A celebration of the 45th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the milestone has become more special when the two countries elevated their ties to strategic partnership in March this year. Australia and HCM City have reaped a lot of significant achievements in their cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, education-training, culture and tourism. At present, Australia is running about 180 investment projects in HCM City with total registered capital of nearly 190 million USD.

“I believe that the Vietnam-Australia strategic partnership and the collaboration between HCM City and Australian localities will further develop in the coming time on the foundation of mutual trust and joint efforts from both sides.” said Chairman Phong at the event.

HCM City established ties with Australia’s Northern Territory in 2014.

Source: VOV5

Australia wants to expand ties with Vietnam

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in Vietnam this weekend to open the Cao Lanh Bridge, in Dong Thap Province alongside Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said a press release of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Cao Lanh Bridge is a visible symbol of the depth of the Australia-Vietnam relationship, said Minister Bishop, adding that the project will help connect 18 million people with regional markets and drive economic growth. Australia contributed 160 million USD in aid money towards the project, which then Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced in 2010. Ms Bishop is also expected to have bilateral meetings with her Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh to seek ways to further expand bilateral ties.

Source: VOV5

Sea protection campaign launched in Da Nang

More than 500 Youth Union members joined the launching of a campaign themed Blue Vietnamese Sea 2018 in Thanh Khe Beach, Da Nang city, on Saturday.

The campaign will take place in five central coastal cities and provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Da Nang from May 18-26, to raise public awareness of environmental protection and coping with climate change. Under the campaign, various activities will be organized to clean beaches and protect the sea, helping to protect the environment and allow for sustainable tourism development.

Source: VOV5

WHO: Vietnam leads the world in tuberculosis prevention

Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Global Tuberculosis Programme Tereza Kasaeva has lauded Vietnam’s achievements in tuberculosis prevention.

She made the remarks at a working session with a Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Health Minister Le Quang Cuong on the sidelines of the 71st World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 21-26. She wished Vietnam would share its experience with countries hit by the disease and attend the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis between now and 2030, scheduled for this September in New York.

Source: VOV5

Standard Chartered raises 74,000 USD for eye care programme

The Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Limited has raised more than 74,000 USD from the Cycling for tomorrow light programme for its eye care programme entitled Light is belief.

The amount is much higher than the set target of 60,000 USD. It includes the amount donated by Standard Chartered which is equivalent to the sum raised from the community. All of the proceeds will be used to fund eye care projects in countries and territories where Standard Chartered is operating, including Vietnam. In Vietnam, Standard Chartered has actively coordinated with partners to support and develop eyesight rehabilitation and eye care programmes. To date, Light is belief has provided eye-screening tests for 2.5 million people, performed 47,000 eye operations and presented 34,6000 glasses to targeted people. Under the programme, three projects are being implemented with total fund of 2.4 million USD, expected to benefit 2.2 million people.

Source: VOV5

Standard Chartered raises 74,000 USD for eye care programme

The Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Limited has raised more than 74,000 USD from the Cycling for tomorrow light programme for its eye care programme entitled Light is belief.

The amount is much higher than the set target of 60,000 USD. It includes the amount donated by Standard Chartered which is equivalent to the sum raised from the community. All of the proceeds will be used to fund eye care projects in countries and territories where Standard Chartered is operating, including Vietnam. In Vietnam, Standard Chartered has actively coordinated with partners to support and develop eyesight rehabilitation and eye care programmes. To date, Light is belief has provided eye-screening tests for 2.5 million people, performed 47,000 eye operations and presented 34,6000 glasses to targeted people. Under the programme, three projects are being implemented with total fund of 2.4 million USD, expected to benefit 2.2 million people.

Source: VOV5