Hero once named “1 defeats 20″ wins new victory


PANO - Bui Ngoc Du, who was famous for a series of victories in the war against the Americans, is now renowned for his success in economic activities and his supports for his old comrades in Mang Yang District, Gia Lai. During the war, Bui Ngoc Du was a brave, brilliant and resourceful soldier, who achieved many victories. His most remarkable victory, that later became a source of inspiration for music composer Huy Thuc to write the once-favorite song "Dong suoi La La" (La La stream), … [Read more...]

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Individuals praised for following the late president’s moral

Addressing the meeting, Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Phu Trong expressed his wish that each delegate will share with people in their localities about lessons and experiences from other outstanding individuals. Outstanding individuals around the country were praised for "Studying and following Ho Chi Minh's moral example" at a meeting in Hanoi on January 24. Delegates from seven cities and provinces across the country shared their practical experiences in studying and following Ho … [Read more...]

Bright examples praised in following Uncle Ho’s moral

Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Phu Trong has praised outstanding individuals around the country in the "Studying and following Ho Chi Minh's moral example" campaign at a meeting in Hanoi on Jan. 24. He expressed his wish that each delegate will share with people in their localities about lessons and experiences from other outstanding individuals. Delegates from 7 cities and provinces shared practical experiences in studying and following Ho Chi Minh's moral example. Truong Thi Nhan … [Read more...]

Festival to promote education investment

The 2nd Ho Chi Minh City Education Development Festival will showcase advanced schooling models in Vietnam and abroad and promote investment in education. The four-day event would be larger than last year since the city Department of Education would co-ordinate with various Ministry of Education agencies to organise it, Huynh Cong Minh, director of the former, said. "The event will encourage renovation of the education system and seek investment from international organisations," Minh told the … [Read more...]

Vietnam grows with firm steps

Vietnam is see as one of the worthiest places to live and do business. (Photo for illustration)

PANO - A number of foreigners, who have not recently visited Vietnam, tend to refer it to a war-devastated country, and they fail to see the reality of Vietnam as it has strongly emerged from the past severe wars, the Italian famous financial daily, "The Sun 24 Hours" revealed in a multistory feature. Especially, it added, since the country started the renewal process (Doi Moi) in 1986, it has become one of the most dynamic economies in the Asia Pacific region. The story about Vietnam's success … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Chief of the General Staff visits USA and France


PANO - Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army and Deputy Defence Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, leading a high-ranking Vietnamese military delegation left Hanoi on June 15th to begin a visit to the USA and France. The Vietnamese delegation visits the USA from June 17th to 22nd at the invitation of Chairman of the US Joint Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey and then visits France from June 23rd to 26th at the invitation of Chief of the French Joint Staff, Admiral … [Read more...]

Contest “Volunteer youths for civilized and modern city” launched


ANO - The Ho Chi Minh City Volunteer Youth Organization on June 16th launched a mobilization to create literary and artistic pieces to celebrate 40 years of the building and development of the City's Volunteer Youth Force, the 40th anniversary of the Force's Traditional Day (March 28th, 1976 - March 28th, 2016). Under the topic "Volunteer youths for a civilized and modern city", literary and artistic pieces are required to reflect activities of volunteer youth organizations, lives, work and … [Read more...]

Youth organizations urged to boost sea and islands dissemination


PANO - A conference to summarize sea and island dissemination and other related activities over the past 3 years was held on June 14th in Naval Brigade 171 by the Command of Naval Zone 2 and leaders of the Youth Union organizations of the 7 cities and provinces in Eastern South. Leaders of the Naval Zone 2 Command, leaders of the Youth Union organizations of the 7 cities and provinces and 70 delegates participated in the meeting. According to reports, the naval zone and Youth Union … [Read more...]

General Staff inspects Nghe An border guards


PANO - A working delegation of the General Staff led by Deputy Chief of the General Staff paid a working visit on June 13th to check all respects of the task performance of the Nghe An Provincial Border Guard Command. Photo: baonghean.vn Commander of the Nghe An Border Guard force, Colonel Dinh Ngoc Van briefed the delegation on the unit's situation and implementation of its major tasks of protecting national border sovereignty and security and supporting local people in developing local … [Read more...]

Vietnam-US defence ties contribute to regional peace and security


PANO - Since Vietnam and the United States normalized relations in 1995, bilateral defence ties have grown in width and depth, agreeing with the developments in relations between the two nations. Over the past time, defence ties between Vietnam and the USA continued to see effective developments. On August 17th, 2010, the two sides held the first Annual Dialogue on Defence Policies at the deputy-defence minister level in Hanoi. At the second Annual Dialogue on Defence Policies in September … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese deaf person receives US scholarship


A 29-year-old woman named Nguyen Tran Thuy Tien has become the first-ever Vietnamese deaf person to receive a scholarship to study in the USA. On June 12th, the US Gallaudet University in Dong Nai granted the World Deaf Leadership scholarship to Ms Nguyen Tran Thuy Tien, a graduate of primary education of Dong Nai University. Accordingly, she will take an English course for one year to reach the required TOEFL level before enrolling in a master degree programme in US-standard sign language … [Read more...]

Vietnam to enjoy 5.3% growth in 2013: WB


The World Bank (WB) on June 12th officially announced the Report on Global Economic Prospects 2013 (GEF). In the report, WB forecast that Vietnam would reach a GDP growth rate of 5.3 percent in 2013, up from its January prediction of 5.2 percent. However, it lowered Vietnam's GDP growth rate in the 2014-2015 period to 5.4 percent from its earlier forecasts of 5.5 percent for 2014 and 6 percent for 2015. It also revised the growth rate of the Asia-Pacific region to 7.3 percent from 7.5 … [Read more...]

UK businesses seek investment opportunity in infrastructure


UK businesses are seeking opportunities to invest in the Vietnamese market, according to UK Minister of Trade and Investment Lord Freen in a meeting with Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Le Hoang Quan on June 11th. He stressed that infrastructure is a potential area for both domestic and international investors in Vietnam, and that UK businesses are keen on this area. He also said that his visit to Vietnam this time aimed to boost trade and investment ties between the UK … [Read more...]

Old and rare rabbit found in Thua Thien-Hue

An individual streaky rabbit was found by chance in the Sao La sanctuary, Thua Thien-Hue province, by officials of the Sao La Sanctuary Management Agency. On June 12th, Director of the Sao La Sanctuary Management Agency, Le Ngoc Tuan, said that the rabbit is an old and rare species and is listed in the World Red Book. Earlier, officials of Sao La Sanctuary Management Agency had released a brown-leg douc langur, scientific name Pygathrix nemaeus, weighing some 7kg, from a trap of local … [Read more...]

TCIE Vietnam’s Nissan Sunny introduced in Vietnam


The TCIE Vietnam automobile assembly plant, invested by TCIE Ltd. Vietnam, an affiliate of Malaysia-based Tan Chong MotorAn automobile assembly plant, named TCIE Vietnam and invested by TCIE Ltd. Vietnam, an affiliate of Malaysia-based Tan Chong Mhas just been officially inaugurated. TCIE Vietnam, located in the Hoa Khanh Industrial Park in Da Nang City, has become the latest automobile plant in Vietnam. Costing US$ 40 million and covering an area of 129,500 square meters, TCIE Vietnam … [Read more...]

“Green home-country” contest launched


PANO - The Central Committee of the Vietnam Veterans' Association, in collaboration with the General Department of Environment under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, initiated a written contest on Vietnamese veterans participating in environmental protection on June 11th in Hanoi. Addressing the contest named "Green home-country", Deputy President of the Vietnam Veterans' Association and head of the organizing board of the contest, Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Dan … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Thailand cooperate in defence policy and military medicine


PANO - Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh received visiting Director of the Policy and Strategy Department under the General Department of Policy and Planning of the Thai Defence Ministry, Major General Naretrak Thitathan, on the afternoon of June 10 at the Headquarters of the Vietnamese Defence Ministry. The Thai Director of the Policy and Strategy Department was on a working visit to Vietnam. At the reception, General Vinh highlighted recent good … [Read more...]

Young Vietnamese and Indian officers contribute to friendly ties


PANO - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army on June 10th received a delegation of young Indian officers, paying a courtesy call to the Vietnamese defence leadership. The delegation of young Indian officers is on a visit to Vietnam from June 9th to 15th to exchange with local officers. At the reception, General Tuan underlined the importance and significance of exchanges between Vietnamese and Indian young officers, and said that such activities would contribute to … [Read more...]

Vietnam and WB join hands in anti-corruption


PANO - The programme "Vietnam anti-corruption initiatives 2013" (VACI 2013) was launched on June 11th in Hanoi by the Vietnamese Governmental Inspection agency and the World Bank (WB). The organizing board said that the programme would focus on the topic: Enhancing transparency, uprightness and responsibility, reducing corruption. Over two days, examiners were expected to select excellent, creative and feasible projects. The selected will then be funded and implemented at local-level … [Read more...]

Signal and Communications Corps honour good examples


PANO - A meeting to honour outstanding individuals and organisations in the movement "Learning and following President Ho Chi Minh's moral example" in the 2011-2013 period was held on June 11th in Hanoi by the Signal and Communications Corps. Reports at the meeting affirmed that learning and following President Ho Chi Minh's moral example is a special political task of every individual and organization and an important content in the emulation movement of the corps. Over the past 2 years, … [Read more...]