Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attends the great national solidarity festival in Tra Vinh province on November 17. (Photo: VNA) Tra Vinh (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan joined residents in Soc Cha B hamlet, Thanh Son commune, the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh’s Tra Cu district, at the great national solidarity festival on November 17. The event was organised to mark the 89th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) (November 18). The top legislator expressed her delight over the contributions made by Soc Cha B hamlet, a popular revolutionary base in the past, to the province’s socio-economic development. She also rejoiced at the hamlet’s achievements in the past year, with 229 out of the 295 households recognised as cultural families, all students from kindergarten to secondary school levels getting education and fully vaccinated, while all locals holding insurance cards and … [Read more...] about NA Chairwoman attends great national solidarity festival in Tra Vinh
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Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Organization Commission, presided over the event. Delegates gave opinions on the draft working regulations and plan of the sub-committee and the draft plan on the inspection of the implementation of Party regulations. They also looked into the sub-committee’s proposals for the draft report on the realization of Party regulations, amendments and supplements to Party regulations, and the report on Party building during the 2016-2020 period. Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Organization Commission, speaks at the event. Addressing the event, Chinh, who is also head of the sub-committee, stressed that the working regulations should base on the sub-committee’s authority and responsibility as stipulated … [Read more...] about 13th National Party Congress: Sub-committee on Party regulations meets
By An Phương Illustration by Trịnh Lập Lotus, a made-in-Việt Nam social media platform, debuted about two months ago. Together with recent launches of Gapo and Hahalolo and six other platforms that have yet to be introduced, I wonder if these homegrown social media apps can bring real value to Vietnamese users? Will they last? As a social media enthusiast, I have been trying the beta version of Lotus since September. Since this app was developed by over 200 technical engineers at Việt Nam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), my expectations for Lotus have been quite high. “Lotus takes a different path from other social networks, striving to be a content-centric platform that gives users freedom to be creative and produce more quality content,” Nguyễn Thế Tân, CEO of VCCorp, has said. A friend of mine, Thanh Quý, 26, said: "That explains why Lotus has … [Read more...] about What’s the future of homegrown social networking sites?
Speaking at the celebration, UNESCO Representative to Vietnam Michael Croft said the youth play an active and inspirational role in boosting socio-economic growth toward sustainability. At a ceremony to mark the day held in 2017. Photo: thst.vn He noted the Vietnamese Government has made efforts to increase young people’s engagement in making policy for their group amid fast socio-economic development of a middle income country like Vietnam. Croft said increasing youth empowerment and involvement in development process can help build a better world, stating that the UN will continue steeping up cooperation of and facilitate young people’s involvement in the making, implementation, and monitoring policies that directly impact the group. Nguyen Hai Minh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee, said the youth day event is not only a chance to listen to the younger generation, but also an occasion to call on governments to address … [Read more...] about International Youth Day marked in Hanoi
This year the annual symphony concert "Dieu Con Mai" (Things Everlasting) hosted by VietNamNet Newspaper will be held for the 10th straight year on September 2 at the Hanoi Opera House as usual. Watch the concert here The 10th edition of the concert, which is held to celebrate the country's National Day, will highlight a rock song titled Tam Hon Cua Da (Stone’s Soul) by late composer Tran Lap, according to director of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and general director of the concert Nguyen Tri Dung. At VietNamNet's press conference on August 23, Dung said the rock song will be a big change to the concert, which has long included Vietnamese pop songs and classical instrumental pieces. “Many people think classical music is a strict genre framed in limited pieces, but there are many rock and rap songs played by symphony orchestras as well,” Dung said. “Creations in the background of symphony music are not limited. This year, audiences … [Read more...] about VietNamNet’s annual concert to highlight rock song for the first time