Winners of 14th Bui Xuan Phai - For Love of Hanoi Awards honoured

Friday, 2021-10-29 10:14:52
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Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Le Hong Son on behalf of the government and people of the Capital received "The Job Prize" of the 14th "Bui Xuan Phai - For the Love of Hanoi" Award.
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NDO - The Thao & Van Hoa (Sports and Culture) Newspaper coordinated with the family of late painter Bui Xuan Phai to present the 14th "Bui Xuan Phai - For the Love of Hanoi" Award at a ceremony held in Hanoi, on October 28.

Honouring contributions to the capital, the "Grand Prize" went to popular musician Hong Dang for his compositions about Hanoi, including two prominent songs entitled "Hoa Sua" (Milkwood Pine Flower) and "Ky Niem Thanh Pho Tuoi Tho" (Memories of Childhood City).

The song "Hoa Sua" in particular has both reflected the reality in the capital and created romantic images of Hanoi.

At the awards ceremony, three other awards were given, including "The Work Prize", "The Job Prize" and "The Idea Prize".

German photographer Thomas Billhardt took "The Work Prize" for his photo book and photo exhibition Hanoi 1967-1975.

His photo exhibition held last October introduced for the first time in Vietnam some 130 black-and-white and colour photos taken during his trips to the country. The exhibition provides an honest view of the city from 1967 to 1975.

Two nominations out of four in total were given "The Idea Prize". The winners included the idea of building an underground highway and renovating the To Lich River into a historical, cultural and spiritual park as well as the Red River urban subdivision planning project.

The To Lich River project was initiated by Nhat Viet Environment Company (JEV Group). It made a proposal to the Hanoi authorities to recover the river, which was once one of the capital city’s most beautiful.

Meanwhile, the Red River project highlights a fresh environment in the future riverside city. Ideally, about 70 percent of the area will be used for growing trees and as public space.

In the category of "The Job Prize", the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and efforts of Hanoi City's COVID-19 prevention and control forces was the winner.

During the last fourth of the epidemic, Hanoi has faced many challenges, but with the efforts of the whole political system, the city has accelerated vaccination and, despite the very large population, completed the process on schedule. At the same time, the whole political system has made efforts to prevent the epidemic, with many creativities. Currently, Hanoi has become a "green zone", with life gradually returning to a new normal.