August 30-September 5: National Day celebrated with numerous activities

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offers incense to President Ho Chi Minh on September 2 to mark the occasion of the 76th anniversary of National Day (September 2, 1945-2021). (Photo: NDO)
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over the past week.

National Day celebrated with numerous activities

A grand ceremony was held online in Hanoi and 194 places around the world on September 1 to mark the 76th National Day (September 2, 1945-2021).

On September 2, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offered incense to late President Ho Chi Minh at House No.67 inside the President Ho Chi Minh relic site in Hanoi to pay respects and gratitude to President Ho, the genius leader of Vietnamese Party and people, the great teacher of Vietnamese revolution, the hero of national liberation, and a global cultural celebrity.

The Vietnamese embassies abroad also hosted ceremonies and meetings to mark the occasion.

Leaders of international organisations and foreign countries sent their congratulatory letters and messages to Vietnamese leaders on the country’s National Day.

Prime Minister attends 2021 Global Trade in Services Summit in China

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers a speech at the 2021 Global Trade in Services Summit via video (Photo: VNA)

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended and delivered a speech at the 2021 Global Trade in Services Summit via video on September 2, at the invitation of Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping.

Prime Minister Chinh's speech was on Vietnam's views on the development of the digital economy, digital technology, and international cooperation in this field.

The summit is the main activity within the framework of the 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), co-organised by the Ministry of Commerce of China from September 2 - 7 in Beijing.

Under the theme “Digitalisation opens the future, Services promote development”, leaders focused on recognising and evaluating the importance of the digitisation for the socio-economic development of each country, in the context of the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bloomberg hails Vietnams as hotspot for branded residences

The US’s Bloomberg has hailed Vietnam as a growth hotspot for branded residences in Asia in its recent article.

The newswire said that the number of high and ultra-high network individuals in Vietnam has increased impressively over the past five years, with those amassing over US$1 million and US$30 million accounting for 26 percent and 108 percent, respectively.

Therefore, owning a branded apartment is considered a “testament” to their class, in addition to the purpose of living and pure investment.

The growth arose from Vietnam’s impressive economic growth. In 2019, Bloomberg said that Vietnam was one of the fastest growing economies globally with growth of over 6 percent for 20 consecutive years.

Vietnam Airlines pilots IATA Travel Pass on flight to Europe

At a Vietnam Airlines counter for passengers with IATA travel pass

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines successfully piloted the IATA Travel Pass on a flight from Hanoi to London on September 2, with the participation of 18 passengers. This is part of the cooperation agreement signed by the carrier and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in May.

The travel pass integrates leading digital solutions such as no-touch air travel, biometric data and e-health certificates with COVID-19 test results and vaccination.

With a quick and simple procedure, it is hoped that this will facilitate safe and easy travel between nations in the context of the pandemic.

The airline is set to pilot the mechanism in flights from Hanoi to Seoul on September 12; to London on September 21; and weekly flights to Tokyo.

Short film on Essex lorry tragedy to be screened at int’l film festival

A short film entitled “One year on the Essex lorry tragedy” produced by journalists of English daily Vietnam News under the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has been chosen for screening at the annual Pune International Film Festival in India, which is slated for October 9-10.

The film was produced by Paul Kennedy, a video journalist and copy editor, and Ho Hoang, a producer, a year after the Essex lorry tragedy in Essex County, northeast of London, the UK, in which 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a lorry trailer (October 2019).

The nearly 30-minute film was in production for half a month, recording the feelings shared by relatives of the victims in the tragedy, as well as their neighbours and representatives of local authorities in Yen Thanh District, in the central province of Nghe An. The authors also met with a person who had fled to England and fortunately returned home.

Millions of students attend virtual opening ceremonies of new school year

Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh beats a drum to kick off the new school year. (Photo: VNA)

Millions of students across the country attended an online opening ceremony for the new academic year on September 5, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while millions of others went to ceremonies in person.

Fifty localities nationwide decided to hold opening ceremonies for the new school year either physically or online for nearly 20 million students, while the remaining localities have either cancelled or delayed the opening date, giving priority to pandemic prevention and ensuring student safety.

Over 20 other provinces and cities, mainly in the central and southern regions, also kicked off the new school year opening ceremonies online or via television. Due to the worsening outbreak triggered by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, many schools are being used as quarantine facilities. Following the ceremony, most students had to study online.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the current biggest hotspot of COVID-19 in Vietnam, a simple ceremony was held and broadcast live from Le Hong Phong School for the Gifted with the participation of 30 people.

Vietnamese athletes wrap up Paralympics quest

Vietnamese athletes have concluded their journey at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games as they returned home on September 4.

This time, seven Vietnamese Paralympic athletes competed in the three sports of powerlifting, swimming, and athletics.

Powerlifter Le Van Cong became the only Vietnamese medallist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by winning a silver medal in the men’s 49kg category.

The Tokyo Paralympics was held from August 24 to September 5 with the participation of 4,400 athletes from 160 countries and territories around the world.

Vietnam ranks 7th at International Army Games 2021

Members of the Vietnamese navy team pose jubilantly with the national flag after completing the Use of Rescue Equipment competition at the 2021 Army Games in Vladivostok, Russia, August 27, 2021. (Photo: People's Army newspaper)

The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA)'s delegation ranked 7th out of 43 military delegations at the International Army Games 2021, which wrapped up on September 4.

In their fourth time participating in the Games, the Vietnam People's Army's delegation overcame difficulties in terms of weather and pandemic, and joined intense training activities, to perform well at the event, securing one gold, two silver and four bronze medals, and many individual awards.

With 34 medals, hosts Russia ranked first in the medal tally at the event.

The International Army Games 2021 was held from August 22 to September 4. A total of 260 teams from 45 countries and territories participated in the event, competing across 34 categories.

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