Phạm Văn Mách competing in the SEA Games 31 last month. He will take part in the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in mid-July in Maldives. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — SEA Games champion Phạm Văn Mách is targetting a gold medal in his return to the 54th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship next month in the Maldives. Mách is one of the best bodybuilders in Việt Nam, competing in the men's 55kg category and having won several national championships. The An Giang Province-born athlete grabbed five world championship gold medals in 2001, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2017. He also triumphed in the continental competition eight times, taking seven titles in a row from 2004 to 2012, and another in 2014. At last month's SEA Games 31, the 46-year-old athlete overcame all other rivals to secure his second Games gold. The title was a strong push for him to train hard in preparing for the Asian event on July 15-21. A total of 51 events will be organised in … [Read more...] about Bodybuilder Mách aims to muscle his way to Asian gold
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A fight for the ball between players of the two teams (Source: vff.org.vn) New Delhi (VNA) - The national women’s football team of Vietnam lost 0-3 to the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the first match at the group stage of the 2022 Asian Football Confederation ( AFC ) Women’s Asian Cup in India on January 21. RoK team ranked 18th in the World Football Federation (FIFA) rankings, 14 places higher than Vietnam, qualified for three FIFA World Cups, and won the bronze medal at the Asian Cup in 2003. Vietnam will play Japan on January 24./. VNA … [Read more...] about Women’s team lose first game to RoK at Asian Cup
Nguyễn Quang Hải’s next destination is still a mystery. Photo baogiaothong.vn Peter Cowan Who doesn’t love a good transfer saga? While it may feel like football is now a 24/7, 365 day a year sport, there are in fact lulls in the beautiful game’s calendar. Transfer intrigue can often be a great way to fill in the interminable gaps between real football matches but the saga centred around Vietnamese football at the minute is one I could do without. Nguyễn Quang Hải left Hà Nội FC back in April, ostensibly to sign for a European club, and yet as June draws to a close, he still remains unsigned. Over the past few months various outlets have reported that the pint-sized playmaker is close to signing with Austrian, Swiss and now French clubs. Hải has been linked with no less than four clubs in the latter country’s Ligue 2, with breathless reports noting that he has his visa and is only awaiting a medical checkup. Again, transfer sagas can be great … [Read more...] about The Local Game: Just what is going on with Nguyễn Quang Hải’s transfer?
Part of Van Don district in Quang Ninh province (Photo: VNA) Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northern province of Quang Ninh posted an estimated growth rate of 10.66% in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the first six months of this year, which is 2.64 percentage points higher than the rate in the same period of 2021. In the period, the province has effectively implemented its overall strategy on containing COVID-19 and safely and flexibly adapting to the pandemic, thus facilitating development in the new normal situation. Quang Ninh collected over 27.18 trillion VND (1.17 billion USD at current exchange rate) for the State budget , an increase of 18% year-on-year. Total social investment in the period is estimated at 42.3 trillion VND, up 10.9% from the same period last year. The tourism industry of Quang Ninh has also enjoyed a stable recovery, serving 5.5 million visitors in the six-month period, a 2.2-fold rise year-on-year. The figure also showed a 19.57% increase … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh posts 10.66% economic growth for first half
A view of the first Wink Hotel in HCM City. The developer will complete its goal of building 20 Wink hotels across the country within the next 5-7 years. — Photo courtesy of the firm Despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that paralysed the tourism industry, project developer Indochina Kajima persisted in its goal of building 20 Wink Hotels across the country. Michael Piro, CEO of Wink Hotels, said that after the first Wink hotel with 237 rooms opened in HCM City early last year, the second hotel is expected to open in November this year in the central Da Nang City with 243 rooms. There will be another Wink hotel expected to welcome visitors next summer in this coastal city. In Ha Noi, two hotels will be built on Thuy Khue and Pham Hung streets as well as others in Phu Yen, Can Tho and Hai Phong. Piro said that at the current rate of development, Indochina Kajima would complete its goal of building 20 Wink hotels across the country within the next 5-7 years, … [Read more...] about Wink Hotels holds ambition to create a revolution in the hotel industry
Nhâm Mạnh Dũng (left), Việt Nam’s hero at the SEA Games 31, marked his first match at the AFC Cup 2022 with a goal to seal the 5-1 win for Viettel. Photo zingnews.vn HCM CITY — Viettel FC started their 2022 AFC Cup campaign with a flourish, thrashing Laos’ Young Elephants at the Thống Nhất Stadium on Friday. Despite conceding early with a goal from Bounphachan Bounkong, Pedro Paulo’s hat-trick alongside goals from Nguyễn Đức Hoàng Minh and Nhâm Mạnh Dũng helped the capital side complete a great comeback, winning 5-1. Park Hang-seo’s former assistant Bae Ji-won, on his first match managing the club, started the match without captain Bùi Tiến Dũng. However, the big gap between the two teams was clear, with chance after chance for Viettel’s Geovane Magno right from the off. Just when everyone was thinking about an easy night for Bae’s men, the Young Elephants showed why they are a top team in Laos, with an opening goal to silence the whole crowd. In the 6th minute, from a … [Read more...] about Viettel grab first win of AFC Cup
Young Vietnamese people at a KOCCA's event. — Photo courtesy of KOCCA Việt Nam HÀ NỘI — The Korea Content Creation Agency (KOCCA) in Việt Nam will organise a series of cultural-entertainment events this year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, according to Hong Jeong Yong, director of KOCCA Việt Nam. Two cultural events scheduled to take place in July are the Korean Animation Festival and Korean Culture Days in Việt Nam. KOCCA will also release its annual Hallyu (Korean wave) report at the same time. In August, Hồ Chí Minh City and Đà Nẵng will host the K-pop competition's qualifying competition. In October, KOCCA will release a white book on video games. In November, the Hallyu Expo, the highlight of a series of events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, will feature several … [Read more...] about Korea, Việt Nam to mark 30th anniversary of relations with cultural events