Daily Archives: January 1, 2020

Vietnam women’s team have big chance for Olympic spot

The Vietnamese women’s football team have a big chance to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 after their rival, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), withdrew from the upcoming third qualifying round of the Games.…

Sixth Vietnam-Laos-China ‘con’ festival wraps up

A ceremony was held in Muong Te district, the northwestern mountainous province of Lai Chau, on December 31 to wrap up the sixth Vietnam-Laos-China ‘con’ festival, themed Colour of friendship.

Chairman of the Muong Te district People’s Committee Mai Van Thach affirmed the three-day biennial festival among border districts of the three countries was a success and a political and cultural event of great significance that helps intensify the exchanges and cooperation among the localities.…

Over two tonnes of ivory and pangolin scales seized

Customs officers in the northern port city of Hai Phong have seized more than two tonnes of ivory tusks and pangolin scales, Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) has reported.

Up to 330kg of ivory and 1.7 tonnes of pangolin scales were found hidden in three containers left at VIP Greenport for a number of days.…

Mekong Delta craft villages get busy for Tet

The month before Tet (Lunar New Year), which will fall on January 25, are the busiest for residents of Mekong Delta craft villages since demand for traditional specialties spike.

Villagers in Nem Lai Vung (fermented pork roll) craft village in Dong Thap province’s Lai Vung district are working overtime to ensure adequate supply as orders for the product skyrocket.…

PM sends New Year greetings to ASEAN leaders

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent New Year greetings to leaders of ASEAN member states on the first day of 2020 on the occasion of Vietnam’s official assumption of its role as Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).…

Vietnam Airlines greets first passengers in New Year

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on January 1 joined hands with the country’s four major tourist cities – Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City – to welcome the first passengers of the airline in 2020.…

Hanoi welcomes first foreign tourist in 2020

Alain Baron, a French national flying with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines from France to Hanoi, became the first foreign tourist to set foot in the capital city in 2020.

A ceremony to welcome Baron and 14 other foreign visitors was held at the Noi Bai International Airport on January 1 by the municipal Department of Tourism, the Vietnam Airlines Corporation and the Noi Bai International Airport.…