This contest is aimed at enhancing international military cooperation among countries.
A contest on the International Army Games will be held in Vietnam during 14 weeks from May 6 to August 8, in the form of multiple choice combined with prediction of the number of people with correct answers.
The contest was announced at a press conference jointly held by the People’s Army Newspaper and the Ministry of National Defence’s Department for External Relations in Hanoi on May 4.
|The Army Games 2020 in Russia. Photo: Vietnam Plus|
According to Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper Le Ngoc Long, the contest will be held every week, in which participants will answer directly on the questionnaires printed on the People’s Army newspaper.
Deputy Director of the department Pham Manh Thang said this contest is aimed at promoting the Army Games, enhancing international military cooperation among countries and as well as reviewing the achievements of the Vietnam People’s Army in previous events.
“Vietnam has actively worked to become one of the host countries for a number of games”, he said. “At the same time, we are seeking best method to organize activities of the Army Games at Mieu Mon Training Center in Hanoi, while ensuring prevention and control of Covid-19 pandemic.”
A wide range of prizes are offered for both individuals and groups with the value from VND2 million (US$86.5) to VND20 million (US$865.4).
The International Army Games 2021 is scheduled to be held between August 22 and September 4, across 13 nations, including Russia, Armenia, Algeria, Iran, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Qatar, China, Mongolia, Serbia, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Of the 34 competitions, Vietnam will host the rescue and shooting.