News in Brief: April 4, 2022

On April 3, in Thanh Mien district, the northern province of Hai Duong, the ground-breaking ceremony was held for three key traffic works under the investment project to build the east-west trunk road and two intersections of the Hanoi-Hai Phong highway with a total investment of 2.2 trillion VND (over 96.3 million USD).

By the end of the first quarter of 2022, the Ministry of Transport is expected to disburse about 7.492 trillion VND (over 328 million USD), reaching 17.6% of the detailed plan and 14.7% of the total plan assigned by the Prime Minister.

The second Northern Karate Championship concluded in the northern city of Hai Duong on April 3. The Army team ranked first place at the tournament.

Head coach of the national men’s futsal team Pham Minh Giang on April 3 revealed the 14-man squad for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Futsal Championship 2022, according to the Vietnam Football Federation. Vietnam are to play Myanmar at 11am on April 4 in their first match in Group B. The top two teams in Groups A and B will progress to the semi-finals.

News in Brief: April 3, 2022

The delegation of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics led by Politburo member, President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council Nguyen Xuan Thang held a working session with the Da Nang Municipal Party Committee on April 2.

The Prime Minister has just issued Decision No.07/2022/QD-TTg stipulating the principles, criteria and norms for the allocation of central budget capital and the proportion of reciprocal capital of local budgets to implement the National Target Programme on New-style Rural Development for the 2021-2025 period.

The national team chess tournament - TPBank Cup 2022 concluded on April 2 after the final format of standard chess was completed. Teams from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi came first with five gold medals.

On April 2, in Hanoi, the Tourism Information Centre under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in coordination with Vietsens Technology Group JSC, organised a programme on the introduction of digital transformation in the tourism industry to raise general awareness about tourism, the role and importance of digital transformation in tourism, and promoting the power of digital transformation to support the tourism industry's recovery and sustainable development.

News in Brief: April 2, 2022

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Kim Dong Publishing House have launched a contest to create propaganda posters for its upcoming 12th Congress. Entries should be submitted no later than May 31 and the results will be announced in late June.

The Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) will hold a virtual contest from April 4 to May 4, enhancing public awareness of preventing accidents related to bombs, mines and other explosive devices left by the war in Vietnam.

Deputy PM Le Minh Khai has signed a decision to provide an additional 449 billion VND (19.66 million USD) for the organisation of the 31st Southeast Asian Games, which are scheduled to take place from May 12-23 in Hanoi and 11 neighbouring provinces and cities.

Vinbus, a subsidiary of Vingroup, has launched its fifth electric bus route in Hanoi coded E06, linking Giap Bat Bus Station with Vinhomes Smart City. Buses run every 20 minutes from 5 am to 9 pm, with the fare for a single trip costing 7,000 VND.

On April 1, the Vietnam Press Museum and the Vietnam Journalists Association jointly held a seminar on the 100th anniversary of “Le Paria”, a newspaper founded by Nguyen Ai Quoc and revolutionaries from other French colonies, to fight against colonialism and call for solidarity of the oppressed people.

News in Brief: April 1, 2022

On April 1, in the central province of Thanh Hoa, the State Bank of Vietnam in coordination with the Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee organised a conference to connect banks – businesses, supporting customers in the province to restore production and business. The event was co-chaired by the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Hong and Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Council Do Trong Hung.

Retail petrol prices fell by more than 1,000 VND per litre from 0:00 on April 1, following the latest adjustment by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance. Accordingly, the retail price of RON95 bio-fuel dropped by 1,039 VND to a maximum of 28,153 VND (1.23 USD) per litre, while that of E5RON92 was adjusted down by 1,021 VND to no more than 27,309 VND per litre. Meanwhile, the prices of diesel 0.05S went up 1,447 VND per litre to 25,080 VND, and that of kerosene also increased by 1,519 VND per litre.

The hospitality sectors in the provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh joined hands to host a tourism promotion conference in Hanoi on March 31 to advertise their summer tourism programmes as well as tours linking destinations in the three provinces.

More than 350 units of blood were collected at a blood donation programme held by the Thanh Hoa Provincial Department of Public Security on March 31. The collected blood helped to ease shortage of blood for treatment and support the COVID-19 prevention and control in the locality.

The provincial People’s Committee of Binh Dinh Province held a ceremony on March 31 to inaugurate Duc Pho Weir in Cat Minh Commune, Phu Cat District. The World Bank-funded project is designed to increase flood drainage to prevent saltwater, increase work stability, and be proactive regarding irrigation and drainage, thereby improving local people’s income from agricultural products and reducing vulnerability due to external factors such as floods, drought and soil erosion.

A flood-resilient communal house was recently inaugurated in Trung Thanh Village, Cam Due Commune, Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh province. The construction of the 500 s.q.m house recorded total investment of 2.5 billion VND funded by the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam.

The northern province of Quang Ninh has been officially selected to host the 9th National Sports Games in November 2022, according to a decision approved by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. Scheduled for November, the event is expected to attract 8,000 officials, coaches and athletes of 65 sport delegations from across the country.