News in Brief: June 22, 2021

Viettel football club set off to attend the AFC Champions League – Group , being held in Thailand. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the lack of direct flights, members of the club had to transit in Singapore, arriving in Bangkok on June 22. The club will play its first match against defending champions Ulsan Hyundai on June 26.

The Emulation and Commendation Council under the Ministry of Defence held a conference to review its operations during the first six months of 2021, hosted by Politburo member and Chief of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army.

A newly discovered ancient rock stream in Van Village, Ia Ly Town, Chu Pah District, Gia Lai Province, with hexagonal stones arranged along the stream stretching for more than 1km is believed to be over 100 million years old.

The Prime Minister has just issued Decision No. 977/QD-TTg on presenting certificates of merit to 32 individuals under the Ministry of Health who have made outstanding achievements in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, thus contributing to the cause of protecting and caring for the people's health.

Northern and midland provinces are forecast to see moderate to heavy rain from June 22-25, with the possibility of tornadoes, lightning, and strong winds as well as risks of flash floods, landslides and localised flooding in mountainous areas.

Quang Ninh province has decided to waive fees for visitors to Ha Long Bay, Yen Tu relic site and the provincial Museum from now until the end of 2021.

According to the National Load Dispatch Centre, national electricity consumption exceeded 42,000 MW for the first time on June 21 and set a new record at 42,146MW. The spike in power consumption was due to extreme heat during the recent days.

Ursulines museum of Macon city opened an exhibition area of works by painter Mai Trung Thu at the lobby of Lyon railway station in Paris. Total over 30 copies from the original paintings of the painter are introduced to French viewers.

News in Brief: June 20, 2021

The Central Council of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation in coordination with the Thien Long group launched a drawing contest for children aged from 6 to 15 on June 19. The entrants, who are divided in two groups, elementary and secondary students, are encouraged to draw paintings on Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19 and submit them to www.ngayhoisacmau.colokit.com before August 10, 2021. Each entry sent to the contest will contribute VND2,000 to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund.

On June 19, the Da Nang City Youth Union presented certificates of merit to 19 teams of volunteer youths who have been working at 12 checkpoints at entrances since May 28, screening everyone entering the city for risks of COVID-19 infection.

News in Brief: June 19, 2021

Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) has become a sponsor for Vietnam’s national football teams following its one-year deal (June 2021-June 2022) signed with the Vietnam Football Federation and VTVCab Sport JSC on June 18.

Contractors have finalised the installation of the last gate valve of Cai Lon Sluice, the largest sluice facility to prevent saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta region. The sluice is expected to be put into temporary operation in the next two weeks, serving the task of regulating saltwater intrusion and freshwater retention for some localities in the region.

According to Vietnam Electricity, the nationwide electricity consumption capacity reached a new peak of 41,709 MW at noon on June 18, with that of the entire northern region also hitting a new record at 18,500 MW.

On the evening of June 18, the Ministry of Health sent a document to the concerned Departments of Health in the North and Central regions along with units under the ministry on ensuring the care and protection of people's health in the current extreme hot weather.

Around 355 disadvantaged people in Hue City and Da Nang City have received support from the New Zealand Embassy to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is being implemented through ActionAid Vietnam and local partners in the two central cities.

On June 18, the provinces of Quang Ninh and Quang Tri elected their new chairpersons of their provincial People's Councils and provincial People's Committees for the 2021-2026 term.

The Prime Minister has issued a decision on awarding the Prime Minister's Certificate of Merit to three collectives and seven individuals under the Ministry of Health who have made excellent achievements in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.

News in Brief: June 18, 2021

The Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee has issued a plan to implement the “One Commune – One Product” programme in 2021 with eight major contents, striving to add about 400 three-star products and 10 potential five-star ones.

Nhan Dan (People’s) Newspaper held a ceremony at its headquarters in Hanoi on June 17 to mark the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). The event drew the presence of Party Central Committee member and Editor-in-chief of the newspaper Le Quoc Minh.

News in Brief: June 17, 2021

The Lao Cai College has handed over two Covid-19 test booths to the provincial health sector, which were developed by its lecturers and students to minimise the risk of infection during the process of taking swabs.