War correspondents gather and recall historical time

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A charity exchange programme entitled, "Journalists-Events and Witnesses 2010", was held in Hanoi on June 20 th to honor war correspondents who crossed the Truong Son range in order to save the homeland. Through the exchange, participants learned more about the hardships that Vietnamese war correspondents had to undergo to cover events during the war. It can be said that aside from photos, articles that accurately depict historical moments are borne out of a great deal of blood and sweat for a number of war correspondents, such as Chu Cam Phong, Nguyen Trong Dinh, Ho Ca, and Duong Thi Xuan Quy. The memory of the international mission in Cambodia in late 1978 by Major-General Nguyen Quang Thong, the former Editor-in-chief of the People's Army Newspaper, deeply touched the audience. On this occasion, the Organization Board and other donors also presented gifts and saving-books to several relatives of journalist who gave their lives and war-invalids. Source: VNA Translated by Mai … [Read more...]

Advancing to call from soldiers at the front

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PANO - The great historic victory of the General Offensive and uprising in the spring of 1975 was a brilliant feat of arms of the Vietnamese nation in the 20 th century. This epic victory was partly thanks to the great efforts and sacrifices of thousands of artists and musicians who had volunteered to advance to the battle fields to write resounding immortal songs about the heroic struggle of the Vietnamese people for national salvation and national reunification. These artists in fact had brought along the spring to the fierce battles. The artists had encouraged soldiers and many soldiers had turned into musicians themselves and visa versa many musicians and artists being trained in the fierce fighting, had become more mature during the revolutionary struggle, and turned into soldier. Among them were a couple of musicians Doan Nho and his wife, artist Nguyet Anh who is now 72. She recalled "in 1967, my husband and I, being members of an army art troupe were sent to the Central … [Read more...]

Group of authors from PANO presented by PM with the highest prize

The Awarding Ceremony of the National Vietnam Press Contest 2006 is solemnly organized in Hanoi in the evening of August 27. Present at the ceremony are Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, his Deputy Nguyen Thien Nhan, top officials from Central Party, Governmental, local agencies and correspondents across the country. The contest is seen as the biggest event of the Vietnamese press circle, first held by the Vietnam Press Association under the guidance from the Party and Government. According to the Organizing Board, press workers from 101 press organizations nationwide have sent 955 press works to the Examining Committee. These include articles from printed and electronic newspapers, television and radio works. At the ceremony, 3 A prizes, 11 B prizes, 19 C prizes and 15 consolation prizes have been given to the individual and collective authors. A series of articles on social order, security and defence by a collective author from the People's Army Newspaper has been given the A … [Read more...]

The People’s Army Newspaper marks the 30th anniversary of its Southern office

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper has held a ceremony at the ReunificationPalace , Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of its Southern office, opened on April 18, 1977. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City people's committee, former generals, war veterans, reporters and representatives from army units and organisations at the central and grass-root levels. Addressing the meeting, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, editor in chief of the People's Army Newspaper reviewed operations of the Southern office and praised its endeavours and achievements during the last few years. Of these, several have won the southern office certificate of merits by the Prime Minister, several awards from the General Political Department, the Journalists'Association and from People's Committees of various provinces and Cities. At the event, Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Ha presented a flag and certificates of merit to employees of the … [Read more...]

PANO receives colleagues from Lao Army Newspaper

PANO – A delegation from the Lao Army Newspaper, led by Lt Colonel Chanxay Khamni, its editor-in-chief, has paid a working visit to the Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper headquarters and its online edition office.“The visit is aimed at strengthening relations between the two newspapers and also exchanging working experiences”, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, the editor-in-chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, said Thursday as he welcomed his counterpart.Maj Gen Nguyen Quang Thong also gave a brief about the foundation of the People’s Army Newspaper, which has thoroughly covered developments in Vietnam over the years.Founded in 1950, the People’s Army Newspaper has been one of the most influential newspapers in Vietnam. Its comments and reports reflect the party’s guidelines and all aspects of life in Vietnam.During the visit, the Laotian delegation was briefed about the news process in the newsroom and also the steps in putting news … [Read more...]

Group of authors from PANO presented by PM with the highest prize

The Awarding Ceremony of the National Vietnam Press Contest 2006 is solemnly organized in Hanoi in the evening of August 27. Present at the ceremony are Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, his Deputy Nguyen Thien Nhan, top officials from Central Party, Governmental, local agencies and correspondents across the country. The contest is seen as the biggest event of the Vietnamese press circle, first held by the Vietnam Press Association under the guidance from the Party and Government. According to the Organizing Board, press workers from 101 press organizations nationwide have sent 955 press works to the Examining Committee. These include articles from printed and electronic newspapers, television and radio works. At the ceremony, 3 A prizes, 11 B prizes, 19 C prizes and 15 consolation prizes have been given to the individual and collective authors. A series of articles on social order, security and defence by a collective author from the People's Army Newspaper has been given the A … [Read more...]

The People’s Army Newspaper marks the 30th anniversary of its Southern office

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper has held a ceremony at the ReunificationPalace , Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of its Southern office, opened on April 18, 1977. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City people's committee, former generals, war veterans, reporters and representatives from army units and organisations at the central and grass-root levels. Addressing the meeting, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, editor in chief of the People's Army Newspaper reviewed operations of the Southern office and praised its endeavours and achievements during the last few years. Of these, several have won the southern office certificate of merits by the Prime Minister, several awards from the General Political Department, the Journalists'Association and from People's Committees of various provinces and Cities. At the event, Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Ha presented a flag and certificates of merit to employees of the … [Read more...]

PANO receives colleagues from Lao Army Newspaper

PANO – A delegation from the Lao Army Newspaper, led by Lt Colonel Chanxay Khamni, its editor-in-chief, has paid a working visit to the Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper headquarters and its online edition office.“The visit is aimed at strengthening relations between the two newspapers and also exchanging working experiences”, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, the editor-in-chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, said Thursday as he welcomed his counterpart.Maj Gen Nguyen Quang Thong also gave a brief about the foundation of the People’s Army Newspaper, which has thoroughly covered developments in Vietnam over the years.Founded in 1950, the People’s Army Newspaper has been one of the most influential newspapers in Vietnam. Its comments and reports reflect the party’s guidelines and all aspects of life in Vietnam.During the visit, the Laotian delegation was briefed about the news process in the newsroom and also the steps in putting news … [Read more...]

Come to Vietnam to learn about peace: US veterans

Frank Campbell

PANO - 40 years have passed by by since the end of the longest war in the history of the United States. Many American are still haunted by what they had done in the past. For that reason, coming back to Vietnam and doing something meaningful to this country has always been the common wish of the veterans. Among them Frank Campbell and Peter Nguyen (Nguyen The Phuong) have been realizing the wish. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to give a summary of the interview with those two veterans on their current visit to Vietnam. Vietnam has never been a foe Joining the war more than 40 years ago, Frank Campbell was so moved to return to Vietnam. In 1972, Campbell, being a captain of a US naval vessel in the East Sea never set foot on the mainland of Vietnam, could still witness the heavy destruction of the war, especially in the central coastal region of the country. That’s the reason why after retiring, Campbell participated in activities of the health sector … [Read more...]

Vietnam War in war correspondents’ eyes

Foreign visitors attracted by the exhibition

PANO - The French Cultural Centre in Hanoi is showcasing photos on the Vietnam War taken by Vietnamese war correspondents in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the South Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30th). Photos of battlefield reporters to be exhibited The authors are the People’s Army newspaper’s Doan Cong Tinh, the Vietnam News Agency’s Chu Chi Thanh and Hua Kiem, and the Vanguard newspaper’s Mai Nam. More than 40 works help visitors learn more about the hard but glorious time and about the Vietnamese people and troops’ courageous fighting spirit during the war. French correspondent Lady Borton, who joined the Anti-Vietnam War campaign, held that arriving in Vietnam in the fierce period of 1969-1973, she could witness locals’ suffering and losses caused by the war. Through these exhibited photos, she has further understood the war’s consequences to both sides. Nguyen Thu Trang, a student of the Hanoi … [Read more...]

Part I: “Negotiators” in South Sudan

Lieutenant Colonel Tran Nam Ngan (standing third from right) in a meeting with local leaders and people

PANO – The presence of the UN peacekeepers wearing their iconic green berets in conflict-ridden areas worldwide has been very common. However, not everyone knows detailed tasks undertaken by a peacekeeper. Reporter of the People’s Army Newspaper had talks with two Vietnamese officers who are taking part in the UN Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan - the world's newest country. Multi-functional peacekeepers Two Vietnamese officers Lieutenant Colonel Mac Duc Trong and Tran Nam Ngan only lived together in a short time before conducting missions in different areas. Particularly, Lieutenant Colonel Tran Nam Ngan is stationed in an UNMISS base in Jonglei state in the Northern part of South Sudan while Lieutenant Colonel Mac Duc Trong is assigned to Melut in the Upper Nile state of the country. Because of the thousand kilometre-distance between their bases, the two officers could only keep in touch via the Internet and telephones. Rarely, they could be face to face while going … [Read more...]

Items displayed in celebration of Reunification Day

Semiconductor radio that General Van Tien Dung, Senior Lieutenant General Tran Van Tra, and comrades Le Duc Tho, Pham Hung and the Command of the Campaign used to listen to President Duong Van Minh of the Saigon Government declare surrender at 11:30 on April 30th 1975.

PANO - The Vietnam Military History Museum makes itself an attractive destination for tourists by well showcasing thousands of valuable items depicting the heroic history of Vietnam during the national safeguarding and construction cause. Coming to the museum these days, visitors will have chance studying themes on the Vietnamese people's national safeguarding and construction, and periods of the national resistance wars throughout the history of the country. Especially, the section featuring the historic Ho Chi Minh Campaign promises to be the highlight, which should capture the attention from people of all walks of life, both at home and overseas. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to present photos of the items displayed at the museum on this special occasion of the 40th anniversary of South Liberation and National Reunification. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

Sporting equipment given to signal unit

Presenting sports equipment to the unit's troops.

PANO - A mission of the People's Army Newspaper (PAN) and Dong Luc Group visited and offered some sporting equipment to Brigade 134 of the Signal Arm under the Vietnam People's Army. During half a century of development since its establishment on August 8th 1966, many individuals and subordinate units of the brigade were honored with the "Heroes of the Armed Forces" title and various noble orders from the State and Army for their achievements in maintaining communications and fulfilling assigned missions the the wars. At the event, representatives from the newspaper and the group handed over sporting sets, including volleyballs, footballs, and badminton and ping-pong rackets to the unit's troops so that they would regularly practice sports to improve their health in the coming time. Translated by Anh Tien … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 9/4

Fireworks display to mark National Reunification Day Ha Noi will set off fireworks at five locations on National Reunification Day on April 30, the capital's culture, sports and tourism department said yesterday. High-range 15-minute fireworks will be set off at 9pm at Hoan Kiem Lake, Thong Nhat Park, Van Quan Lake and My Dinh National Stadium, besides Son Tay Town's Flower Garden. Hue festival spotlights traditional crafts Two hundred artisans from 40 craft villages across Vietnam will gather for a large-scale festival honouring their skills and creations in central Thua Thien-Hue province. The biennial traditional craft festival is scheduled to take place in the heart of Hue city, including popular sites like Phu Van Lau (Pavilion of Edicts), Hue culture museum and Nguyen Dinh Chieu pedestrian walkway from April 28 – May 2. Sewing, embroidery, jewellery-making and pottery are among a wide range of conventional crafts presented at the event. The festival also features a … [Read more...]

Photos of battlefield reporters to be exhibited

An exhibition themed "Reporters on the battlefield" will be held from April 14 to May 10 in Hanoi, showcasing dramatic battlefield photos taken during wartime. The exhibits will include outstanding works by veteran reporters such as the Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper’s Doan Cong Tinh, Chu Chi Thanh and Hua Kiem of the Vietnam News Agency and Mai Nam of the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper. On the sidelines of the exhibition, several reporters, including Chu Chi Thanh and French photographer and film-maker Patrick Chauvel, will attend a talk show to share stories about their career and their duty on the battlefields. The events are part of the activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and the National Reunification (April 30).-VNA … [Read more...]

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev begins visit to Vietnam

The Russian Prime Minister’s visit to Vietnam will strengthen the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership (Photo: vietnamnet)

(VOVworld) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Hanoi on Sunday for a three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. In an interview with Russian News Agency Itar-Tass, Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung said the two sides will review recent bilateral cooperation and discuss ways to boost ties in politics, economics, trade, investment, energy, defense, and personnel training. Newspapers in Vietnam have given wide coverage to Russian Prime Minister Medvedev’s visit to Vietnam. The Nhan Dan or People’s newspaper ran an article entitled "A new milestone in the Vietnam-Russia traditional friendly relations and comprehensive strategic partnership", featuring the Russian Prime Minister’s visit to Vietnam, which aims to foster Vietnam-Russia cooperation in economics, trade, and investment. The People’s Army newspaper ran an editorial highlighting the visit which will strengthen the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive … [Read more...]

Vietnam contributes to the UN peacekeeping operations’ effectiveness

Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan.

PANO – A high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence has paid a visit to the US and attended the UN Chiefs of Defence Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York. The People’s Army Newspaper had an interview with Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and also a member of the delegation, on the visit. The general held that it was the first time the UN held a Chiefs of Defence Conference in order to discuss essential and important issues on carrying out the UN peacekeeping missions, as part of a wider process of engagement by the UN with its member states. At the Summit on Strengthening International Peace Operations in September 2014, held as the side-event of the general debate of the 69th UN General Assembly, some 30 countries and the UN Secretary-General reviewed peace keeping operations, reaffirmed their commitment to the activity, and announced new military and police … [Read more...]

Photo contest on environment concludes

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PANO – Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Van Bien, a non-commissioned officer of Brigade 242 of Military Zone 3, on March 20th, won the first prize at the photo contest, "Army with the environmental protection and climate change mitigation mission". Launched by the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army last year, the organizers received 630 entries, reflecting troops’ activities to protect the environment, from organs, units and individuals. Many works were highly appreciated for their education values. The organizers presented ten second prizes to other contestants, including Senior Colonel Nguyen Minh Truong and Major Me Quang Thang of the People’s Army Newspaper. Besides, four units with achievements in organizing the contest were rewarded at the ceremony. Translated by Son Ca … [Read more...]

Vietnam looks to develop low-carbon industrial parks

The Da Nang seafood service and Lien Chieu industrial parks have been selected to develop a low-carbon model and assist businesses to cut emissions under a project started in 2012. Initial results from the project that was designed to run till 2015 showed the reduction of 1,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions through the implementation of activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The information was unveiled at a workshop on building low-carbon industrial parks held in Hanoi on March 19, according to the Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper. Co-hosted by the Industrial Policy and Strategy Institute and the Asia Fund, the event was part of a project funded by the UK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Solutions and assisting policies for enterprises in Vietnam’s industrial parks in line with the low-carbon model based on the Da Nang results were also discussed at the event.-VNA … [Read more...]

Military servicewoman with three different jobs

Senior Lieutenant Chu Thi Hoa (third from left) at a ceremony to receive a certificate of merit

PANO - Senior Lieutenant Chu Thi Hoa is working as an assistant of the Information and Training Section of the Cao Bang provincial Military Command. What leaves deep impression on people is her high determination in doing her job. Despite heavy workload, Hoa has always shown her enthusiasm for the job. She is responsible for dissemination of the military-defence missions to local people. That is why when she was appointed to being in charge of the "People’s Defence" column on the Cao Bang Newspaper, and programs on Cao Bang Television, she has always successfully fulfilled the job. Everyday, packing her old camera and camcorder, Hoa reaches localities, despite treacherous terrains and harsh weather conditions, to record daily activities of the locals and soldiers, adding more spices and real images to the column, better disseminating the military-defence missions to the people. Dynamic, flexible, and creative, since 2014, Hoa has produced hundreds of quality press works, … [Read more...]