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...]

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...]

Phuc Tho Buffalo Fighting Festival kicked off

An owner taking care of his fighter before the competition

PANO – The two-day Phuc Tho Buffalo Fighting Festival was officially kicked off in Phuc Tho Stadium in Hanoi on March 14th with fierce competitions among 31 strong buffalos that had fought off competition to enter the final round. The fierce competitions among the buffalos drew a large number of locals and pilgrims. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to introduce some photos of the first day of the final round of the festival 2015. Translated by Son Ca … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Thailand boost defense ties

Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty and Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance at the meeting. (Photo: qdnd.vn) Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Do Ba Ty welcomed Commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance in Hanoi on March 10, according to Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper. Senior Lieutenant General Ty highlighted the growing ties between the two armies, citing the exchange of visits and information, training, joint patrol, and search and rescue activities, particularly since 2012 when a memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation was signed. Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance briefed his host of the results of his earlier working session with the Vietnamese People’s Air Defence and Air Force. According to Ty, the two countries’ air forces need to bolster their collaboration as part of efforts to deepen the bilateral defence relations. On the same day, Deputy Chief of the … [Read more...]

Southern children with facial deformities offered free surgeries

Free corrective surgeries will be provided for 63 children with disabilities in Southern Vietnam through March 13 by the 175 Military Hospital in coordination with the US-based Project Vietnam Foundation, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper reported. Operations will be performed on children with congenital facial deformities, mostly cleft lips and palates, to restore full function and a normal appearance. The Foundation’s surgeons will also work with hospital specialists to exchange trainings and modern medical advancements. Established in 1996, the Project Vietnam Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian programme of the American Academy of Paediatrics. Its ongoing programmes are focused on improving paediatric emergency services and healthcare for newborns, promoting sustainable standards for Infection Control, and developing services for children with special healthcare needs. The organisation has worked at 24 sites in Vietnam, conducted trainings in … [Read more...]

Female naval soldiers kick off training

Preparing for celebration of 105th International Women’s Day (March 8th)

PANO - Naval Brigade 125 has kicked off training, ever-improving the tradition of the unit of the unnumbered ships those days. In that spirit, the brigade’s female soldiers have made every effort in training to uphold the tradition and celebrate the 105th International Women’s Day, March 8th. In 2014, the female soldiers gained significant results in political education and examination with 100% of the examinees passing the tests, including 78% earning credit and distinction grades. In military training, they overcame challenges to fulfill the training contents. The results boast 100% of the female soldiers passing the practices while 85% of them achieving credit and distinction grades. The results of the female soldiers in training have contributed to building Naval Brigade 125 into a comprehensively strong unit. The People’s Army Newspaper Online presents some images on the training commencement day of the female soldiers at Naval Brigade … [Read more...]

Vietnamese literature travels to the outside world

Poets gathering in the section introducing "The Tales of Kieu" by Nguyen Du

PANO - More than 150 poets and translators from more than 50 nations and territories and representatives of the Vietnam Writers’ Association visited the Museum of Vietnamese Literature. This is the activity within the framework of the Third Vietnamese Literature Promotion Conference and the Second Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival. At the museum, participants admired the sections introducing the history of the literature of Vietnam as well as movements of world’s literature. The sections introducing The Tale of Kieu by Nguyen Du, The Prison Diary by Ho Chi Minh and works during the resistance wars, etc. help bring Vietnamese literature to the world. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to introduce some images of the visit. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

VPA is strong thanks to the people’s power: Deputy Defence Minister

Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh at the interview

PANO - On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, the People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to present the interview with Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh on the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA). The army for peaceReporter:Undertaking the work of defence relations since 2009, travelling the world probably more often than any other generals, what do you think about the image of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) now?Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh: The image of the VPA in the two wars of national liberation is all familiar to us. It is an elite, brave, and invincible army. In peacetime, the world has learnt more about the VPA in other aspects. By words and actions, we have shown to the world the army for peace. Even when we launched war, it is also the war for peace, which is vividly seen in the war to help Cambodia escape from the genocidal regime of Pol Pot. Over time, other countries have seen that the VPA is a friendly army due to its transparency and sincerity. And … [Read more...]

Defence Ministry leaders’ activities in 2014

General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence, visiting troops on Brigade 144 under the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army

PANO – Leaders of the Ministry of National Defence last year regularly encouraged troops across the army to fulfill the assigned tasks. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to introduce some images featuring activities by the Ministry’s leaders: Translated by Van Hieu … [Read more...]

“Footsteps” of PAN’s soldier reporters

Delegates from the PAN and Lao People’s Army Newspaper joining an exchange with Division 316, Military Zone 2 in February 2014

PANO – Reporters of the People’s Army Newspaper have travelled to in many places across the country to report latest news to readers. PANO would like to introduce some images featuring the newspaper’s reporters' activities over the past time: Translated by Pham Huy … [Read more...]

New Year fireworks at Hoan Kiem Lake

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PANO – At 00.00 am, January 1st, 2015 of the lunar calendar (February 19th, 2015), colorful fireworks were shot, lightening the sky over Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Hanoi. As planned, Hanoi launched fireworks in 30 places at the Eve. While fireworks at Hoan Kiem Lake were splendid, those at Nhat Tan bridge, the newly inaugurated one across the Red River, were an artistic performance. Reporters of the People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to introduce pictures of fireworks at the two places. Cameramen: Trong Hai – Tuan SonTranslated by Thu Nguyen … [Read more...]