Daily Archives: September 2, 2018

Independence Star art performance held in Hanoi

The Hanoi Opera House hosted an art performance entitled Independence Star to mark the 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution and the National Day.

The performance recreated national history and people’s aspiration for peace, independence and national development. As a member of the audience, a student from Hanoi National University, Nguyen Trung Duc, believed that the young generation will be a pioneer in patriotism movement, especially in their study performance to boost national construction with new knowledge in Industry 4.0.

Source: VOV5

Da Nang-Quang Ngai Highway opens to traffic

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung cut the ribbon to open the Da Nang-Quang Ngai Highway on Sunday.

The 139 kilometer road section has an investment capital of more than 34.5 trillion dong. It has shortened automobile trip from Da Nang to Quang Ngai to just above one hour. Speaking in the event, the Deputy Prime Minister praised the importance of the project in promoting trade and investment, social economic and security development in the central region while contributing to connectivity between Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam along the East � West economic corridor.

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Vietnam wants to step up cooperation ties with UK: Party chief

Vietnam wants to bolster cooperation with the United Kingdom (UK) in the fields of economy, trade, investment, finance, culture, education, defence and security, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.

Hosting reception for UK newly-accredited Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward in Hanoi on September 1, the Party chief stressed that Vietnam always attaches importance to the position and role of the UK in the international arena.

He hoped that the two countries will enhance coordination, and support each other at international and multilateral forums, saying he backed the development of UK-ASEAN relations.

Congratulating the UK diplomat on his new mission in Vietnam, Party General Secretary Trong wished that he will have a successful tenure in Vietnam, contributing to the thriving Vietnam-UK relations.

Gareth Ward, for his part, affirmed that both countries hold huge potential for cooperation in various sectors, including economy, finance, education, healthcare and defence.

He said he hoped the two nations will ink a bilateral free trade deal soon, and enhance coordination at the United Nations Security Council as well as settlement of regional and global issues.

He asked Vietnam to back the partnership between the UK and ASEAN, and committed to doing his utmost to elevate the relations between the UK and Vietnam in the coming time.

Source: VOV5

President Tran Dai Quang sends congratulatory letter to AIPA 39

President Tran Dai Quang has sent a congratulatory letter to the 39th ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), scheduled to take place in Singapore next week.

President Quang applauded the conference’s theme “Towards a Resilient and Innovative Community”, hailing AIPA’s contributions to forming a united ASEAN Community for peace, cooperation, and prosperous development, to ensure every citizens’ interests over the past 40 years.

Amid global and regional complexity and uncertainty, the ASEAN Community has made effort to maintain solidarity, unity, and development with the 2025 Vision, consolidate ASEAN’s central role in addressing traditional and non-traditional security challenges, maintain regional peace and stability, and settle disputes through peaceful means on the basis of international law.

President Quang said he believes that AIPA will continue to uphold its role as a regional legislative organization to increase connectivity between ASEAN’s legislative and executive agencies to bring practical benefits to the people. He added the Vietnamese National Assembly proactively participates in AIPA’s activities to help build an ASEAN Community of stable and sustainable development.

The Vietnamese delegation is headed by National Assembly Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty.

Source: VOV5

Ho Chi Minh museum opens in Thailand

A museum dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh made its debut on Saturday in East hamlet, Phichit province, Thailand.

This is the third relic site in dedication to President Ho Chi Minh in Thailand, after the two others in Udon Thani and Nakhon Phanom provinces. Ho Chi Minh museum and Ho Chi Minh memorial complex are located on the campus of 6,400 square meters of the Vietnam � Thailand Friendship Center in Phichit province.

In his address at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Hai Bang sincerely thanked the Thai Royal, government, and people, as well as the Vietnamese nationals living in Thailand who had helped complete the museum. He expressed his hope that the relic site will soon become a popular tourist destination in the region.

Thai Minister of Sports and Tourism Weerasak Kowsurat and Head of Phichit province Weerasak Wichitsaengsri said this site will further consolidate the friendship between Vietnam and Thailand.

In autumn 1928, Nguyen Ai Quoc (Ho Chi Minh), alias Tho, stayed with overseas Vietnamese in Pamakhap village for a month before leaving for Thai northeast provinces. The complex exhibits photos and documents on HCM revolution career in Thailand in the 1928-1929 period.

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Viet Nam ranks 17th in ASIAD 2018 final tally

Vietnam won another silver medal in sepak takraw in the women’s fours event after losing to Thailand 0-2 in the final on Saturday, the last competition day of the ASIAD 2018 in Indonesia.

Ealier, Vietnam also won bronze in the men’s fours event after losing to Japan 0-2 in the semi-finals. Vietnam have won four golds, 16 silvers and 18 bronzes to rank 17thin the medal tally. China take the lead with 123 golds, 87 silvers and 63 bronzes. Japan and South Korea are the runners-up.

Source: VOV5

PM: Quang Ninh should focus on urban development

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc advised the northern province of Quang Ninh to give the priority to urban development while meeting provincial leaders on September 1.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc advised the northern province of Quang Ninh to give the priority to urban development while meeting provincial leaders on September 1.

He expressed his hope that the province will continue inspiring other localities with its achievements in institutional reform, and in developing green, clean and smart urban areas and boosting economic restructuring in line with growth model.

Quang Ninh should act a role of connecting surrounding localities so as to foster economic growth in the northern region, he suggested.

It was asked to become an international exchange centre, an attractive destination to investors and hold a leading role for the development of the key northern economic zone.

The Government leader also proposed the northern coastal province strive to become a logistics service center to serve the region’s economic development and focus on developing high-quality tourism.

Attention should be paid to developing hi-tech and multi-functional agriculture, sustainable processing and manufacturing, and border and cross-border economy, while ensuring social welfare, he added.

PM Phuc stated that Quang Ninh is Vietnam’s most dynamic locality, as it has recorded high economic growth over years, its per capita income in 2017 doubled the nation’s average, and its poverty rate was kept below 2 percent.

He also lauded the province’s achievements in Party building work, together with its positive results in human resources training, with the rate of trained laborers hitting 73.5 percent � one of the highest figures in the country.

Over the past years, Quang Ninh has gained important achievements in socio-economic development.

Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) rose by 10.16 percent in the first half, and is expected to up over 11 percent this year. Per capita GRDP is US$5,065 per person per year, with an annual growth of 9.1 percent.

The province is always listed in Top 5 localities in terms of budget collection. It enjoyed a year-on-year increase of 25 percent in the number of tourists in the first eight months of this year, or 9.2 million arrivals, including 3.2 foreigners.

Last year, Quang Ninh, for the first time ever, became the most competitive province in the country, topping Vietnam’s PCI 2017, with 70.7 out of 100 points.

In 2017, Quang Ninh for the first time rose to the first place in the Public Administrative Reform (PAR) Index with 89.54 points.

The locality is gradually separating public services from State management. The time spent on addressing administrative procedures is cut down by 40 percent compared with regulations. Up to 99.5 percent of dossiers are handled before or on schedule, and 98 percent of locals and enterprises said they are satisfied with the province’s administrative reform.

Source: VOV5