Efforts made to help locals overcome flood aftermath
Nghe An province’s border guards provide free medicine to locals in Huu Kiem commune, Ky Son district
Localities, the army and agencies are making asserted efforts to help people in flood-hit areas to overcome the consequences of floods.
Nghe An provincial Border Guard High Command and Military Headquarters have sent doctors to provide free health check-ups and medicine to 650 locals in Bong Khe commune, Cong Cuong district, and Huu Kiem commune, Ky Son district. The delegation also presented VND 20 million to four households whose houses were washed away.
The provincial youth union also mobilised nearly 5,000 members to support locals in overcoming the aftermath of the flood.
In Ky Son district, the local authorities visited and present nearly VND30 million to six families, who have a dead or missing family member following the floods in Chieu Luu, Tay Son, and Muong Ai communes.
On August 18 and 19, more than 200 youth union member and volunteers joined 50 doctors to provide health check-ups and medicines to people in Chuong My district and clean up the environment there in order to help the locals stabilise their lives as soon as possible.
The Hoa Binh provincial Children Sponsor Fund in coordination with the Prudential Insurance Company granted 60 gifts worth VND1 million each to children in areas badly damaged by natural disaster in Vinh Tien, Tu Son, and Ha Bi communes.
Heavy rains and cyclones over the past two years have collapsed and blew away the roofs of more than 100 houses in Ca Mau province. The provincial authorities aided VND 10 million to each family who lost a relative due to the houses collapsing.
As of August 19 morning, all households in Lang Chanh, Ba Thuoc, Quan Hoa and Quan Son districts in Thanh Hoa province returned to their residential areas after being temporality evacuated due to floods and landslides. Measures have been taken to repair and rebuilt houses, provide food and essential goods to the locals, helping them resume their routine production and daily activities.
Bullets found during building work
Construction workers have discovered a mortar store with about 100 old bullets lying underground in the central Quảng Ngãi Province People’s Committee office when they were upgrading the building.
Last Saturday, workers found the ammunition from the war with America while they were digging the foundations.
Construction officials stopped digging the foundations and reported the discovery to the authorities.
On Sunday, engineers from the provincial Military Command came to the scene, examined, collected and removed the bullets.
The upgrade of the building was implemented by the Industrial and Civil Work Construction and Investment Project’s Management Board of Quảng Ngãi Province.
Two brothers drown in Gia Lai, bodies found
The bodies of two young brothers were found in a lake on Sunday after the pair went missing in the Grai District in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai the day before.
Lê Quang Đạo, chairman of Ia Grăng Commune, confirmed to vietnamplus.vn online newspaper that two children, one 10-years-old and his eight-years-old sibling went swimming at a lake in nearby commune, O Re, early Saturday without telling their parents.
They raised the alarm when the brothers didn’t return home later that evening.
Local authorities mobilised all available forces to search for the children after they were reported missing.
The pair was found drowned in a 3m-deep and 100m-wide lake that was created several years ago by stone mining companies.
Japanese culture leaves impression on Quang Nam
Minori Dako drum artists from Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture performed at the opening ceremony of the two events (Photo: dantri.com.vn)
The Japanese Cultural Days in Quang Nam and the 16th Hoi An – Japan cultural exchange programme were rounded off in Hoi An ancient town, the central province of Quang Nam, on August 19.
Summer camp for Vietnamese youth in Europe wraps up
The fourth summer camp of Vietnamese youth in Europe (Duna Camp) wrapped up on August 19.
The fourth summer camp of Vietnamese youth in Europe (Duna Camp) wrapped up in Budapest capital city of Hungary on August 19.Workshop highlights Ton Duc Thang – outstanding revolutionary leader
President Ton Duc Thang (front, centre) was the first president of the reunified Socialist Republic of Vietnam who served in office from 1976 – 1980
A scientific workshop on President Ton Duc Thang held in the late leader’s home province of An Giang on August 19 drew the participation of many senior officials and researchers, including President Tran Dai Quang.
Winner crowned at Miss Hoa Lư 2018 beauty pageant
Phạm Thị Mỹ Huyền (centre) was crowned Miss Hoa Lư 2018.
Phạm Thị Mỹ Huyền has surpassed 19 other contestants to be crowned Miss Hoa Lư 2018 at a ceremony held in the northern province of Ninh Bình on Sunday.
“Vietnamese Seeds Fund” scholarships presented to students
Scholarships from the “Vietnamese Seeds Fund” presented to poor students in Mekong Delta (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)
As many as 1,300 disadvantaged students with outstanding academic results during the 2017-2018 school year in the Mekong Delta received scholarships from the Nhan dan (People’s) Newspaper’s “Vietnamese Seeds Fund” on August 18.
Quang Nam promotes people-to-people exchanges with Japan
Hoi An is one of the localities in Vietnam having early friendship ties with Japan
The Union of Friendship Organisations of central Quang Nam province held a workshop in Hoi An city on August 19 to promote people-to-people exchanges with Japan.
Talk introduces environmental protection initiatives
Hanoi was covered in thick fog in March. (Photo: Channel News Asia)
Initiatives to protect the green planet towards a sustainable development environment were introduced at a talk held by the Live & Learn Centre in collaboration with the French Cultural Centre (L’Espace) in Hanoi on August 19.
Vietnam, Japan share experience in building smart cities
At the seminar (Source: http://dantri.com.vn)
Vietnamese and Japanese experts shared experiences in building and developing smart cities in combination with environmental protection during a seminar held in the central province of Quang Nam on August 18.
The event was part of the Japan Cultural Days in Quang Nam to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties (September 21, 1973).
Director of the provincial Department of Information and Communications Nguyen Hong Quang said smart city is an urban management model that uses information and communications technology as an important tool to address challenges in urban development.
This model helps local authorities with analysing, planning and making decisions to better serve people’s lives.
At the seminar, experts shared successful models of smart cities in Vietnam and Japan.
They put forth solutions to building ecological, environmentally-friendly and energy saving smart cities.
By the end of 2017, Vietnam had over 800 urban areas. The rate of urbanisation increased rapidly to 37.5 percent in 2017 from 23.7 percent in 1999.
Despite this fact, the country is facing a number of challenges such as poor technical infrastructure, water shortage, submergence, and environmental pollution.
In Quang Nam, the sustainable development of urban areas has been implemented since 2015 with a vision to 2020. Tam Ky city has been selected to build itself into a smart city.
Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Museum logo contest launched
The Museum of Hoàng Sa (Paracel) situated on Hoàng Sa Street in Đà Nẵng city. The district of Hoàng Sa has launched a logo contest for the museum.
The island district of Hoàng Sa (Paracel) in Đà Nẵng City has launched a contest for designers to create a logo and slogan for the island’s museum – one of the most visited sites on Sơn Trà Peninsula.
The district’s secretariat Lê Phú Nguyện told Việt Nam News the logo contest will run from September 30 through October.
He said the contest’s organising committee will select the best three designs to grant awards and make the final logo announcement later this year.
The logo winner will walk away with a cash prize of VNĐ5 million (US$221), while two runners-up will take VNĐ1million ($44.2) each.
Nguyện said the logo contest aims to raise patriotism and awareness of the country’s sovereignty on the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, while creating a unique way for local and foreign tourists to recognise and remember the museum and the city when they visit.
Vietnamese and foreign competitors or groups can send their entries to email: [email protected] or Facebook: Nhà Trưng bày Hoàng Sa.
The museum, which was built on nearly 1,300sq.m along coastal streets of Hoàng Sa-Trường Sa-Võ Nguyên Giáp in the Sơn Trà Peninsula, has hosted 11,000 tourists, of which 300 were foreigners, between March and July of 2018.
The museum displays artifacts, documents and legal evidence of Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa islands
The shape of the museum, which was inspired by a seal made for the Hoàng Sa Flotilla during the reign of the Nguyễn Dynasty’s King Minh Mạng in 1835, was designed by Vietnamese architects Trần Quốc Thành and Nguyễn Quang Huy and Japanese architect Fuminori Minakami in 2015.
The seal was a stamp of authority for Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa archipelagoes, recorded in ancient documents from previous centuries.
The museum displays a collection of 150 maps published between 1618-1859, and 1626-1908. Many show evidence that the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes belong to Việt Nam, and 102 books published in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and the Han Chinese script show the frontier of Southern China is Hainan Island.
Nguyện also said the district plans to display a shipwreck in the museum’s backyard. The vessel was rammed by Chinese boats in Vietnamese waters off the Hoàng Sa Archipelago in 2014.
Hanoi International Piano Festival wraps up
A performance at the closing ceremony of the Hanoi International Piano Festival on August 17 (Photo: toquoc.vn)
The Hanoi International Piano Festival 2018 wrapped up on August 17 with 25 scholarships being awarded to the most excellent pianists.
Over $6 million proposal to tackle flooding in Tan Son Nhat airport
The city’s Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program has proposed an investment of VND150 billion ($6.45 million) for canal upgrading project, the center announced yesterday.
In the recent years, flooding has become a frequent problem and a threat to the aviation safety as dozens of the flight was delayed or forced to land on other airports because of the prevailing situation.
Accordingly, it is urgent to invest VND150 billion (about $6.45 million) taken from the city’s budget on upgrading Hy Vong canal in ward 15, Tan Binh district to improve the flooding situation in Tan Son Nhat international airport and the canal basin, said the Steering Center on August 16.
Subsequently, the city People’s Committee asked the Department of Transport to assess and approve the Hy Vong canal project based on its document in the HCMC flood control program from decision No. 2319/QD issued on May 10, 2016.
Two years ago, the People’s Committee gave approval for the HCMC’s Flood Risk Management Program using Official Development Assistant (ODA) from World Bank.
In this program, the 1882-meter-long Hy Vong canal upgrading project will cost VND110 billion (about $4.73 million) in the duration of five years (from 2016 to 2011).
90 scholarships offered to students in Hanoi, HCMC, Danang & Can Tho
Acecook Vietnam granted scholarships to 39 outstanding students in the universities in HCMC and the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho yesterday in HCMC.
Acecook Vietnam plans to offer 90 scholarships worth US$ 5,000 per one (totaling over VND 1billion) to students with great learning achievements from universities in Hanoi, Danang, HCMC and Can Tho.
This year’s program attracts 1.770 students from 9 universities cross over the country. On August 28 and 31, Acecook Vietnam will give scholarships to students in Hanoi and Danang.
Gov’t inaugurates new school in Con Dao island
People’s Committee in Con Dao Island of the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau yesterday inaugurated the school building named the late Party General Secretary Le Hong Phong.
The school work started in August, 2016 with total investment of over VND153.9 billion ($6,606,772), of which, Ho Chi Minh City donated over VND104 billion and the rest from the province’s state budget.
The 2-ha school comprises of five two-story buildings and one floor and other rooms, stadium and library.
As the number of junior high students has risen drastically for years in the island; however, the island has merely one junior and senior high school Vo Thi Sau; therefore there has been a serious shortage of classrooms.
The new school is hoped to solve the shortage of classrooms in the island.
Former Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and leaders of Ba Ria – Vung Tau attended the inauguration ceremony.
An Giang organizes stamp exhibition to commemorate late President Ton Duc Thang
A stamp exhibition marking the 130th birthday of late President Ton Duc Thang (August 20) opened at An Giang province’s Museum on August 18.
The display themed on the life and revolutionary career of late President Ton Duc Thang, and Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) aims to educate patriotism to students and promote the Vietnamese people and landscapes.
On this occasion, the organization board also launched a movement calling on students to collect stamps and participate in stamp exhibitions in the province.
The event is held by the An Giang province’s Museum, the An Giang province’s Stamp Association and relevant departments.
First-ever Vnese book stall in Japan opened
“Vietnamese book week in Japan” was kicked off at Kinokuniya bookstore in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. On this occasion, Kinokuniya also opened its first-ever Vietnamese book stall in Japan.
Over 10,000 books themed on introducing President Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, people and culture; learning Vietnamese language, Vietnam cuisine and books for children…are on display at the stall.
The event runs till September 9, however Kinokuniya and Fahasa Vietnam will continue running Vietnamese book stall and to add new books monthly, meeting the readers’ demand in Japan.
It is expected that the second Vietnamese bookstore in Osaka city will also be opened to public soon.
Film screening program marks National Days
A film screening program marking the 73rd anniversary of the 1945 August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2) will take place from August 19-September 5, according to the Vietnam Cinema Department.
A scene in the film Su Menh Trai Tim (Mission of Heart)
Film lovers will have a chance to enjoy selected movies themed on traditional history, revolutionary soldiers, typical examples, generations of youth in the war time and remote areas, such as Su Menh Trai Tim (Mission of Heart), Patriotic scholar Huynh Thuc Khang, Dat nuoc giua bien khoi (Youth’s trip to Truong Sa Archipelago), Me oi con da ve (Mom, I came back home), Giac mot tho cam (Dream of brocade), Nha tien tri (The prophet), Cao hon bau troi (Higher Than the Sky) and among others.
The event is organized by the Vietnam Cinema Department in coordination with film distribution companies and cinemas across the country.
SeABank run raises funds for poor students
As many as 800 amateur athletes, who are members of the Da Nang Young Businesspeople Association and staff of the Southeast Asia Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SeABank) participated in the “Run for the Future” held in the central city on August 19.
The event aims to raise public awareness of the importance of physical exercise, and call for support for impoverished students through the bank’s “Dream Nursing” Fund.
Ten disadvantaged students, including seven in Da Nang city, one in Binh Dinh province, and two in Quang Tri province, received scholarships worth nearly 1 billion VND (44,000 USD) in total.
According to Le Thu Thuy, SeABank General Director, the scholarship fund was set up at the beginning of 2016 to assist poor students with 1 million VND (44 USD) per month until they graduate high school.
Fifty-six poor students in 25 provinces and cities nationwide have benefited from the fund, she said, adding that the fund has joined hands with BRG Group to sponsor scholarships for 55 disadvantaged students in Lao Cai province during 2016-2018.
In the coming time, the fund will give more support to needy students to ensure that they can realise their dreams, and have a brighter future, Thuy added.
The same event was held in Hanoi two months ago, drawing the participation of 1,500 athletes. Scholarships worth 1 billion VND were presented to 10 students in the capital city.
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