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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [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 … [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, … [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 … [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 … [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, … [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 … [Read more...]

Vietnamese press delegation visits Chinese city of Chongqing

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A Vietnamese press delegation had a meeting with Propaganda Department of the Chongqing Municipal Party Committee. (Source: People's Army online) A Vietnamese press delegation is on a visit to Chongqing Municipality, China, from October 28 to November 2. The delegation had a meeting with Zhou Bo, deputy head of the Propaganda Department of the Chongqing Municipal Party Committee, who asked media of Vietnam and Chongqing to introduce readers to more information on Vietnam and Chongqing, … [Read more...]

Army units present houses to policy beneficiaries

Widow Ung Thi Tien in her new house

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper (PAN) in collaboration with the Ha Nam provincial Military Command, local party committees and authorities on October 29th handed over a house to the family of Ung Thi Tien, the widow of Ngo Van Bang, an Agent Orange (AO) victim, in Luong Xa hamlet, Yen Bac commune, Duy Tien district. The VND 100 million-construction cost of the 50sq.m house was contributed by the PAN, the Military Hospital 354's Deputy Director, Senior Colonel Nguyen Tien Dung, the … [Read more...]

A Millstone Museum

The Big Millstone

PANO - About 3km west of Nha Trang city (Khanh Hoa province), there is a "museum of ancient millstones" situated in the village of Ngoc Hoi, Vinh Ngoc commune. The museum displays over 5,000 types of millstones neatly arranged along the aisles of the spacious garden covering an area of 4,500m2. Among the millstones, some date back more than 200 years, and the least ancient ones are from 40-80 years old. The owner of this collection is Mr. Huynh Huu Loc, born 1974 in Thua Thien-Hue province, … [Read more...]

General Vo Nguyen Giap keepsakes in Cao Bang province

The pot Mr. Nong Ngoc Dinh used to cook rice for General Vo Nguyen Giap    and revolutionaries in Tam Kim communes (1942-1944)

PANO - During the years of revolution in Tam Kim and Hoa Tham communes (Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province), leaders of the Party and the army had to face untold dangers and extreme difficulties in living and working conditions. To celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army and the 25th whole people's national defence day, the People's Army Newspaper Online would like to present a number of keepsakes that General Vo Nguyen Giap once used … [Read more...]

Battalion 27 enhancing river-crossing training

During break time

PANO - The major missions of Battalion 27 under Engineer Brigade 513, Military Zone 3, are to conduct training on river-crossing and strengthening combat readiness, mitigating natural disasterconsequences and on search and rescue. Thanks to strict and practical training, Battalion 27 is recognized as the capable unit in task performance after all inspections of the military zone and brigade. The People's Army Newspaper Online would like to present some images of a river-crossing training … [Read more...]

Contributions to successful organization of ASEAN military events

Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan.

PANO - Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, Vice Head of the Steering Committee for AARM-24, ACAMM-15, and ASMAM-4, on October 16th, chaired a meeting with the general department's constituent units responsible for the preparation of the events. … [Read more...]

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Family farms key to sustainability Sustainable family farming could help solve hunger and food production problems in Viet Nam, UN food security officials said during a celebration yesterday of the 34th World Food Day in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Hong Phong Commune. The commune, where many households farm together and women play an important role, embodied this year's theme: Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, … [Read more...]

Winners of story competition on women revealed

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) announced winners of a story competition to spotlight the important role that women play in family farming in Vietnam, UN Women said on October 13. The first prize went to the article "Vo chong Ly A Sui" (Ly A Sui and his wife) by reporter Tran Thi Minh at the Fansipan Magazine. Journalist Pham Thi Que Ha from Quang Nam province's Arts and Literature Association secured the second prize with "Soi da cung … [Read more...]

Hoa Lo prison: Looking back after 60 years

Design sketch of Hoa Lo prison. All the metal, including locks, used for the prison had to be imported from France with the highest quality and approved by architects.

PANO - 60 years have passed since the day Hanoi was liberated, October 10th 1954. Though a lot of change has been made, the arduous struggle has never faded away in the memories of Hanoi citizens. Even the dark and cold prison of Hoa Lo those days could not deter the patriotism of the political prisoners and the people of Hanoi and the whole country in the liberation of the capital, putting an end to the domination of the French over Vietnam. The People's Army Newspaper Online would like to … [Read more...]

New book on Hanoi made public

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A new book on Hanoi, titled "Hanoi-Construction with Era Mark", was made public on September 30th in Hanoi by the Hanoi Publishing House and the family of reporter Ho Quang Loi, Head of the Hanoi Party Committee's Department of Popularisation and Training, former Editor-in-Chief of the Hanoimoi Newspaper and former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People's Army Newspaper. The 450-page book, with three parts, gathering the reporter's articles about the planning and construction of Hanoi over the … [Read more...]

Vietnamese, Lao army press cooperation promoted

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia (right) presents gifts to Lieutenant Colonel Khamsao Keoviset.

PANO - Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army on September 29th received a visiting delegation of reporters of the Lao People's Army. After briefing the guests on the VPA's military press activities, general Nghia encouraged the two armies' military press agencies to work together to cover big events of the two countries in general and the two armies in particular, including the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam … [Read more...]

Samsung is willing to train hi-tech human resources for Vietnam

Shim Won Hwan, General Director of Bac Ninh-based Samsung Complex

PANO - Highly speaking of eminent human resources of Vietnam, Shim Won Hwan, General Director of Bac Ninh-based Samsung Complex, emphasized that his group is willing to collaborate with the Vietnamese Government and other departments in training hi-tech human resources. Samsung Group has been employing about 60,000 Vietnamese. In fact, up to 130,000 Vietnamese workers are working for the group and other Samsung's partners. Moreover, in 2013, Samsung's export turnover reached US $23.9 … [Read more...]