In the match between U23 Malaysia and U23 Cambodia in Thien Truong Stadium. (Photo: VNA) Nam Dinh (VNA) – Foreign reporters said they have been strongly impressed with the football atmosphere at Thien Truong Stadium in the northern province of Nam Dinh, which has hosted Group B men's football matches and a semi-final of the 31st Southeast Asian Games ( SEA Games 31 ). Reporter Deepannaj A C Ganesan of Singapore said this is the first time he has worked at a SEA Games, and he was very impressed with the vibrant football atmosphere in Thien Truong Stadium . Every match in the stadium was really a football "party", he said. Meanwhile, Malaysian reporter Mohd Fahmi Ismail said the local authorities have prepared so well for football teams attending SEA Games 31. Ahmad Nazrin Syahmi Mohamad Arif, another reporter from Malaysia, said that he is well disposed to local people because of their friendliness and hospitality. According to the reporters, the stadium was always … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Foreign reporters impressed with football fans in Nam Dinh
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Hanoi (VNA) – The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on May 16. - Officials and staff of Vietnamese representative agencies must keep abreast of global issues such as pandemic response, resource exhaustion, population aging and climate change in order to fulfill their tasks, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said on May 15 (US time). Read full story National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his host counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 held talks. (Photo: VNA) - National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his host counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 held talks following an official welcome ceremony for the former. Hue is now in Laos on an official visit. Read full story - The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has participated in "The Sustainable Flight Challenge" (TSFC) programme, launched by SkyTeam Airline Alliance, with the first flight from Hanoi to the Republic of Korea’s Seoul. The … [Read more...] about ☕ Afternoon briefing on May 16
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
Vietnam continues to benefit from its broad re-opening strategy, which saw a huge crowd flocking to tourist hotspots in the country and household spending rebound. Vietnam’s economic recovery is gaining momentum despite heightened global uncertainty related to the protracted war in Ukraine, higher commodity prices, and tightening global financial conditions, according to the World Bank. Cargo handling at Dinh Vu port, Haiphong. Photo: Cong Hung In its latest report, the World Bank pointed out the robust growth of industrial production by 9.4% in April, comparable to pre-pandemic rates. Manufactures of apparel, footwear, electronics, electrical equipment, and metal products were the most dynamic sub-sectors, registering double-digit growth rates, it added. However, machinery manufacturing slowed from 26.6% year-on-year in March to only 5.1% in April. This deceleration was related to supply chain disruptions caused by lockdowns in China, which led to a … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s economic recovery gaining momentum
There should be special mechanisms for economic ties between the two countries. The governments of Vietnam and Laos are closely working on the construction of the Hanoi-Vientiane expressway project that will facilitate sea access to land-locked Laos. Chairman of Vietnam’s National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue speaks with Vietnamese businesses in Laos on May 15. Photos: Quochoi The information was released by Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue of Vietnam’s National Assembly who is on his three-day visit to Lao starting on May 15. Hanoi-Vientiane expressway, which is being built with funding from Japan, will enable Laos to access the sea in Vung Ang Seaport, Vietnam’s central province of Ha Tinh. Launched in 2016, the 725-km project, with an estimated investment of US$4.5 billion, is expected to boost economic connectivity between the two countries and Thailand’s northeast. Hue said the two countries' economic ties need to be boosted to become commensurate to the strong … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Laos boost construction of road linking two capital cities
The Nha Trang - Saigon railway section. (Photo: SGGP) According to the proposal, the project has a total investment of more than VND1.098 trillion (US$47.9 million) funded from the State budget in the medium-term public investment plan for the 2021-2025 period. The project is expected to be implemented in three years, from 2022 to 2025. The project scope is in the Nha Trang - Saigon section of the North-South railway line, with the starting point at Nha Trang Station (Km1314+930) and the ending point at Saigon Station (Km1726+200), with a total length of about 411 kilometers. Specifically, the project will renovate and upgrade five weak bridges on the route; renovate and upgrade the upper layer architecture of nine degraded sections, with a total length of more than 87 kilometers. At the same time, the project will repair and upgrade Song Than Station (cargo station); build a new station combined with renovating the railway and synchronous works of Di An Station. Along with … [Read more...] about VND1.098 trillion to upgrade Nha Trang – Saigon railway section