August 15-21: Vietnamese, Lao NAs hold 11th exchange

Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over this past week.

Delegates at the event (Photo: NDO/Huong Giang)
Delegates at the event (Photo: NDO/Huong Giang)

Vietnamese, Lao NAs hold 11th exchange

The office of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) and the Secretariat of the Lao National Assembly held the 11th annual seminar and exchange, in the central province of Quang Binh on August 20.

The event focused its discussions on renewing work for NA meetings, especially improving the quality of information and secretary work, using modern technology in meetings, and coordination between the NA Office and Office of the NA delegations of deputies.

It was also meant to share experience to realise the contents of the cooperation agreement between the Secretariat of the Lao NA and the Office of the Vietnamese NA signed in May 2022, thus tightening solidarity between their officials.

NA Standing Committee wraps up the law-making session

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National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue delivers his speech at the session. (Photo: VNA)

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee concluded its law-making session on August 18 under the chair of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

Over four days, the committee completed the agenda for the session, making comments on eight bills and one resolution project containing legal regulations.

The bills included five draft laws to be submitted to the NA for approval at the upcoming 4th session, slated for October. They are the Law on Petroleum (amended), the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control (revised), the Law on Inspection (amended), the Law on Implementation of Democracy at Grassroots Level, and the law amending and supplementing articles of the Law on Radio Frequencies.

Vietnam is forecast to reach the highest GDP growth in Asia-Pacific in 2022

Despite moderation in July exports this year, Moody’s Analytics - a unit of Moody’s Corporation, has forecast Vietnam’s GDP growth in 2022 to reach 8.5% – the highest among its peers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Vietnam is the only Asia-Pacific (Apac) economy to experience a significant upward revision in GDP growth as forecast by Moody’s Analytics.

According to economists from the analysis firm, a very slow reopening of Vietnam’s economy earlier in the year has now turned into a rapid improvement in industrial production and export trade, supported by continued inward foreign direct investment.

Vietnam’s great friend passes away

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Raymonde Dien is a symbol of the fight against the war by the French colonialists in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Raymonde Dien, a member of the French Communist Party and a symbol of the fight against the war by French colonialists in Vietnam, passed away on August 19. She was 93 years old.

Born on May 13, 1929, in the western part of France, she is known by the Vietnamese and other peoples in the world for lying on the rails to block a train carrying tanks and other weapons to Indochina on February 23, 1950. Later, she joined other French communists in their support of the Vietnamese people in their fight against the French colonialists and US imperialists, in the struggle for peace in Vietnam.

On September 2, 2004, she was decorated with a Friendship Order by the Vietnamese state.

Vietnam ranks 7th worldwide in tea production

Vietnam is now ranked 7th and 5th worldwide in terms of tea production and exports, respectively.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the nation has 123,000ha under tea trees, capable of producing 1.02 million tonnes of fresh tea buds.

Vietnamese tea products are exported to 74 countries and territories, including Pakistan, China, Russia, and Indonesia. The shipments to China account for 12-15% of the country’s total export volume.

Da Lat is listed among the world’s best places for binge-worthy dating by Booking.com

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A corner of the Valley of Love in Da Lat

Dutch online travel agency Booking.com has included Da Lat resort city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, often referred to as "City of Love", among the world's six places for the summer’s binge-worthy dating shows.

"It's little wonder that Vietnam's honeymoon capital, with its poetic scenery and picture-perfect landscapes, is the location for an exciting dating show where participants go to put their relationships to the test," the website said.

It also recommends that couples take swan-shaped boats to row in the Valley of Love, admire panoramic views from Lang Biang Mountain, or enjoy a breathtaking sunrise or sunset over Xuan Huong Lake.

Ten Vietnamese named among the world's best scientists

Ten Vietnamese scientists working throughout the country have been listed among the world's best scientists by research.com, a reputable scientist ranking website.

The ranking is based on D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. It analysed the data of 166,880 scientists in 24 areas on Microsoft Academic Graph.

The ten scientists named in the ranking specialise in six areas – engineering and technology, computer science, environmental science, material science, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and community health.

Top tennis player enjoys record high in world rankings

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Ly Hoang Nam rises to world’s No.332 in latest ATP rankings (Photo: ATP)

Vietnam’s top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam has passed a milestone in his career when rising to the world’s No.332 in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings.

In early August, Nam made a great contribution to helping the Vietnamese tennis team win the Davis Cup Group III runner-up in the Asia-Pacific region 2022 and a ticket to play in the World Group II play-off next year.

With his stable performance, the player of Tay Ninh province may soon achieve his goal – entering the Top 300 in ATP Rankings before 30 years old.