Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) may overcome Vietjet to become the investor of the expansion project of Dien Bien Phu Airport. ACV is submitting a rival bid to Vietjet to expand Dien Bien Phu Airport According to a recent document published by the Ministry of Transport (MoT), Minister Nguyen Van The asked the Committee for Management of State Capital (CMSC) to assign ACV to submit a detailed expansion plan for Dien Bien Phu Airport. ACV has to complete the procedures for the implementation of the expanded airport to submit the relevant paperwork to authorities for approval, while at the same time, the MoT will propose the prime minister to assign ACV to develop the project after collecting the opinion of Dien Bien People’s Committee and CMSC. “ACV will have to co-operate with the Vietnam Aviation Department and other authorities to build a comprehensive plan for the project with the expectation to start construction by the end of 2020,” the document … [Read more...] about ACV may become investor of Dien Bien Phu Airport
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The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce holds a conference to celebrate the Dien Bien Phu Victory. (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – The Dien Bien Phu Victory which ended the French colonial rule in Vietnam (May 7, 1954) was celebrated at a conference held by the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Vientiane on May 16. More than 200 officials of the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce watched a documentary on the victory 65 years ago, which helped them understand more about the significance of the triumph to the revolutionary development of the three Indochinese nations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, as well as the special solidarity and fighting alliance between Vietnam and Laos. Vietnamese Defence Attache in Laos Colonel Tao Van Thai said the Dien Bien Phu Victory is the win shared by the people of the Indochinese nations, and the triumph of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity and fighting alliance. He thanked the Lao Party, State and people for their … [Read more...] about Lao ministry celebrates Dien Bien Phu Victory
from Wilfred Burchett, North of the 17th Parallel, 1955 A sun-helmet lay on the bamboo table of a thatch-roofed hut deep in the jungle of Northern Vietnam. It was late afternoon in mid-March 1954, and somewhere overhead an aeroplane was buzzing about. It had no chance of sighting the dozen or so bamboo and thatch huts that made up the little village. Much of the jungle had been cleared away – but the smooth pillars of giant iron-woods and other jungle denizens supported a thick canopy of inter-woven broad-leaved creepers, nature's most perfect camouflage net flung over the village. A helicopter could hover a few meters over the top of that green canopy for an hour and see nothing that it covered. It was not the jungle however but the image of the sun-helmet that was to remain in my mind for many weeks that followed. My road to this jungle village had led almost directly from Panmunjom in Korea with a day or two's halt in Peking to change clothes for the difference in temperature … [Read more...] about The battle of Dien Bien Phu in a sun helmet
65 years ago on the Muong Thanh plain, in the midst of the Northwestern mountains and forests, the Vietnamese people and armed forces, under the leadership of the Party headed by President Ho Chi Minh, fought the strategic battle of Dien Bien Phu. After 56 days of relentless, valiant and ingenious combat, on the afternoon of May 7, 1954, the Vietnamese people and armed forces defeated the French colonialists’ last-ditch effort and gained the Dien Bien Phu Victory, which resounded across the five continents and shook the world, ending the resistance war against the aggressive French colonialists and marking a great turning point in the Vietnamese people’s history of struggle for national construction and defence. The Dien Bien Phu Victory is the zenith of the Vietnamese art of war. Together with Bach Dang, Chi Lang and Dong Da, the Dien Bien Phu Victory has gone down in national history as an epic of great heroism with bright examples of gallantry, affirming the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Heroic spirit of Dien Bien Phu Victory shines forever!
Present at the meeting were Senior Colonel Phung Kim Lan, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People's Army Newspaper and Deputy Head of the Standing Organizing Board of the tournament, Ho Huy, President of Mai Linh Group, and veterans of the Dien Bien Phu campaign. Dien Bien Phu veterans recalling memories during wartime The meeting aimed at educating Vietnamese youths about their grandfathers and fathers’ sacrifices 65 years ago for the Fatherland in the Dien Bien Phu campaign. At the meeting, Sen. Col. Lan briefed the Dien Bien Phu veterans on significant activities of the tournament which runs along historical road sections associated with the resounding victory of the Vietnamese people and army. He underlined that the race also aimed to popularize the meaning of the Dien Bien Phu victory as well as promote public education of the revolutionary tradition among the people, particularly young ones. According to him, the People Army’s Newspaper and sponsors … [Read more...] about Dien Bien Phu veterans gather in Dien Bien Phu city