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...]

Semi-boarding dormitory handed over to mountainous school

PANO – The Hanoi Housing Development and Investment Company 5 (Handico5) and the People’s Army Newspaper on August 20th handed over a semi-boarding dormitoryto Le Van Tam Primary School in U Gia hamlet, Huoi Luong commune, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province. The ribbon-cutting ceremony In the school year of 2015-2016, there are more than 200 semi-boarding students. Among them, some have to travel 20km to school. As a result, the school needs 6 classrooms and a dormitory for them. However, it has been able to build only 3 classrooms and there was no semi-boarding dormitory. Learning of the school’s difficulty, Handico5 helped the school build a semi-boarding dormitory. After two months of construction on an area of 190m2and at a cost of VND 640 million, the dormitory is now ready to accommodate 100 students. At the handover ceremony, notebooks, uniforms and other gifts from different donors were also presented to the school. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...]

Vietnam attends ASEAN navy chiefs’ meeting

A Vietnamese delegation led by Rear Admiral Pham Hoai Nam, Commander of the Vietnam People’s Navy, is participating in the 9th ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting (ANCM-9) held in Myanmar on August 19-22, according to Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper. Delegates take photo at the event (Source: quandoinhandan.vn) Discussions at the annual meeting this year focused on the theme "Fostering ASEAN Naval Teamwork in Regional Maritime Security" as well as important documents and orientations regarding the cooperation between ASEAN naval forces such as the ANCM Roadmap, regulations on humanitarian and disaster relief assistance, multilateral exercises, anti-piracy measures, and basic concepts on ANCM+. Navy chiefs also talked about plans on an international ship parade in celebration of 50-year ASEAN in 2017 along with preparations for the ANCM-10 and increasing exchanges between young naval officials in the bloc. Ahead of the event, Commander of the Vietnam … [Read more...]

August Revolution’s 70th anniversary marked in Hanoi

The Hanoitimes - The Hanoi Party Committee hosted a meeting on August 19 to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution. In his speech, Municipal Party Secretary Pham Quang Nghi expressed deep gratitude to revolutionary veterans, heroic mothers, war martyrs and invalids, and revolutionary contributors for their sacrifices for national construction and defense. Hanoi Party Secretary Pham Quang Nghi makes a speech at the meeting He attributed the success of the revolution to the staunchness of the Vietnamese people and the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by President Ho Chi Minh. "With pride and faith in the Party and President Ho Chi Minh, the Party committee, government, Fatherland Front, and people of Hanoi will continue to be united and boost our renewal, industrialization, and modernization to develop a capital city with rapid and sustainable growth," he said. The same day, the Vanguard newspaper and the Vietnam Youth Union held a workshop during … [Read more...]

All for the people

PANO – Celebrating its 70th foundation anniversary (August 19th 1945), the People’s Public Security force nationwide has been implementing the emulation and gratitude movement and enhancing political, ideological, and traditional education. The force has also contributed to building new-style rural areas nationwide with practical activities, helping to improve people’s living standards. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to introduce images of the force these days. Training of marching. Policewoman helping an elderly person cross the road during peak hours in Hanoi. The public security force of Quang Ninh province helping people in flood relief. Task-force policemen joining blood donation program. Helping mountainous people in household economic development. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

Activities to mark 70th anniversary of August Revolution

(VOVworld) – Major newspapers covered the significance of the August Revolution on Wednesday to mark its 70th anniversary on August 19th. Groups of soldiers marched to Hanoi and gathered in front of the Opera House on August 30, 1945. (Source: VNA) The front page of the People’s daily newspaper quoted President Ho Chi Minh’s comment as saying that: "The August Revolution smashed colonialism after nearly one hundred years, and established the Democratic Republic of Vietnam". The newspaper said the August Revolution is always a great motivation and a source of spiritual encouragement for Vietnamese people to move forward. The People’s Army newspaper ran an editorial and an article on bringing into full play the August Revolution’s spirit in the renewal process. The stories analyzed reasons and lessons learnt from the victory of the August Revolution saying that it is necessary to revive the spirit of the August Revolution in the context of national … [Read more...]

Young officers exchange program kicked off

Head of the Singaporean young officer delegation introducing members

PANO – The 3rd Vietnamese - Singaporean Young Officer Exchange Program was officially kicked off on August 12th in Hanoi. The six-day program is aimed at fostering friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries’ young officers, demonstrating their determination to contribute to the maintenance and development of the friendship, cooperation, and strategic partnership between the two countries, peoples, and armies. On the morning of August 12th, the Singaporean officers were briefed upon the stance of Vietnam in the global and regional security situation. In the afternoon, the guests visited Air Force Division 371 in Hanoi. Speaking to the People’s Army Newspaper Online, Major Wong Wai Keat hoped the program would help the two sides learn more about each other’s army via sharing experience and knowledge which may be applied later in the each other’s army. As scheduled, the Singaporean officers will join interaction activities with … [Read more...]

Military Medical University conducts gratitude activities

Local people coming for health check-ups

PANO – The Military Medical University has conducted various activities in celebration of the August Revolution (August 19th) and National Day (September 2nd). Among the activities, the university recently sent its medical staff to Ha Quang district (Cao Bang province) to provide free health check-ups and medicines to locals and present gifts to wounded soldiers and policy beneficiaries. Also on this occasion, the university’s youth union and locality held an arts festival for art troupes to sing revolutionary songs themed "Under the army flag". The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to present images of the activities. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

A visit to upgrade Viet Nam – Malaysia relationship to strategic partnership: Deputy Minister

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Rajak (L) welcoming Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Photo: chinhphu.vn

PANO – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his entourage successfully ended his official visit to Malaysia from August 7th to 8th at the invitation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Rajak. On this occasion, the People’s Army Newspaper would like to present the interview with Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung. Reporter: Mr. Deputy Minister, could you please clarify the meaning and major outcomes of the PM's official visit to Malaysia?Deputy Minister Le Hoai Trung: At the invitation of Malaysian PM Najib Rajak, PM Nguyen Tan Dung and the high-ranking delegation of Vietnam paid an official visit to Malaysia. The remarkable result of the visit is that the two PMs agreed to upgrade the bilateral relationship to a strategic partnership. This event marked an important milestone in the relationship of the two countries after the diplomatic establishment 42 years ago, providing a framework for better improving bilateral relations and cooperation in all fields, contributing … [Read more...]

PAN, HOU to enhance cooperation

Major General Pham Van Huan and Dr. Nguyen Mai Huong (C) at the signing ceremony

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper (PAN) on August 5th signed a cooperative agreement with the Hanoi Open University (HOU) in the presence of PAN's Editor-in-Chief Major General Pham Van Huan and HOU's Deputy Head Dr. Nguyen Mai Huong. Accordingly, the two sides agreed to provide mutual support in education and training, information dissemination and will collaborate to improve knowledge for troops in the whole army, especially in border areas and islands, and organize exchanges to promote the cultural and spiritual life for staff of both sides. PAN will also offer scholarships to HOU's disadvantaged students with good academic results in the time to come. Translated by Anh Tien … [Read more...]

Physical training at Regiment 692

PANO - Troops of Regiment 692, Division 301 of the Hanoi Capital Command, daily improve their physical strength, using modern gym equipment to meet their training requirements. Interestingly, the gym is on a terrace where troops are stationed. Therefore, trainees can enjoy fresh air or the wonderful view of mountains nearby and the green garden below. Here are some photos taken by the People’s Army Newspaper’s reporter Vu Quang Thai. Many troops are keen on doing gymnastics. Modern gym equipment inspires trainees. Gymnastics helps improve the physical strength of trainees. From the gym, trainees can view the barracks. Translated by Ha Thanh … [Read more...]

Make-shift houses for flood-hit victims required

PANO – A large number of people became homeless after devastating floods hit Quang Ninh province. Notably, around 260 houses in Mong Duong ward of Cam Pha city were completely destroyed and smothered by mud and soil. These people now have to stay in public buildings and are in need of housing, and the local authorities have been constructing make-shift houses for them to help stabilize their lives. The People's Army Newspaper would like to give you some images showing the victims' lives these days: Locals moving their property from the flood-hit area Houses overlaid in mud and soil in Mong Duong ward Locals staying at Mong Duong ward's medical station Nguyen Tuan Anh, a local student, said he lost all his books and clothes. Ms. Dinh Thi Xinh, Chairwoman of the ward's Women Association, distributing clothes donated by sponsors for flood-hit victims Environmental workers cleaning up the make-shift houses Ngo Thi Thao and her six-year-old daughter Nguyen Thi My Duyen at … [Read more...]

Deputy Defence Minister’s on-going visit to Southern province

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PANO - Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Cung, accompanied by delegates from the national defence ministry and the local authorities, offered incense to heroic martyrs at the war martyrs' monument of Phu Quoc Prison in An Thoi town, Phu Quoc island district, An Giang province on August 3. During wartime, thousands of Vietnamese revolutionary soldiers suffered terribly barbaric torture in Phu Quoc Prison. The monument symbolizes the brave fighting spirit of the Vietnamese soldiers as well as the strong denunciation of the enemy's atrocious crimes against the Vietnamese patriots. Earlier in the day, the deputy defence minister visited and presented gifts to people in Tho Chau commune of the island district, and offered incense to heroic martyrs at Tho Chau temple. The People's Army Newspaper would like to present some images on the mission’s activities: Delegates visit Phu Quoc Prison Translated by Trung Thanh … [Read more...]