February 21-27: President Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays State visit to Singapore

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Singaporean counterpart Halimah Yacob (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over the past week.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays State visit to Singapore

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc made a State visit to Singapore from February 24 to 26 at the invitation of his counterpart Halimah Yacob.

During the three-day trip, President Phuc had a meeting with and attended a State-level banquet hosted by President Yacob. He also held talks and met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Speaker of the Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin.

The two Presidents affirmed that their countries will further intensify bilateral political and economic relations by maintaining frequent high-level meetings and consolidating the existing cooperation mechanisms.

Vietnam and Singapore agreed to recognise each other’s COVID-19 vaccination certificates, create conditions for safely resuming regular commercial flights, and step up cooperation in economy, including digital economy, and trade.

Localities and businesses of Vietnam signed and exchanged 29 contracts and cooperation documents with Singaporean partners, with the investment committed into Vietnam totaling 11 billion USD.

First Vietnamese research institute launched in Australia

Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan speaking at the launch ceremony for the institute. (Photo: VOV)

The first research institute on Vietnam in Australia, the Australia-Vietnam Policy Institute (AVPI) was launched by Australia's RMIT University, Asia Society Australia, Asialink and the Australia-Vietnam Leadership Dialogue during a virtual ceremony in Melbourne on February 22.

The launch of the AVPI, the first institute for Vietnamese studies in Australia that gathers business leaders, researchers and government officials who share the interest in the ties between the two countries, is an important event in the bilateral relations.

Supported by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the AVPI will act as a dedicated knowledge portal and a collaborative platform to deepen the strategic relationship between Australia and Vietnam.

Medlatec becomes first Vietnamese unit winning US testing accreditation

The analysis centre of Medlatec General Hospital has received CAP (College of American Pathologists) Laboratory Accreditation, becoming the first in Vietnam to win the US standard on testing.

The winning of this certificate proves that the quality of testing is guaranteed, and doctors can diagnose a disease early and accurately, thereby leading to higher treatment results.

This is an important criterion for Medlatec's test results to be used widely around the world.

1 billion USD tourism project kicked off in Ninh Thuan

At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The F.I.T and Crystal Bay groups on February 25 began the construction of the over-1-billion-USD Cap Padaran Mui Dinh project in the south-central coastal province of Ninh Thuan’s Thuan Nam district.

The international-standard project covering nearly 800ha features hotels, resorts, beach villas, and entertainment and sport complex, among other facilities.

The province targets 3.5 million visitors, including 455,000 foreigners, and 2.9 trillion VND (127.08 million USD) worth of tourism revenue in 2025. The figures are expected to reach 6 million, 900,000, and 5.9 trillion in 2030, respectively.

Binh Duong named among world’s exemplary smart city development strategies

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has honoured Vietnam’s Binh Duong Smart Region as one of the 21 communities with exemplary smart city development strategies in the world in 2022.

Despite being heavily affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in 2021, Binh Duong Province has continued to satisfy the six rigorous criteria of the ICF to be honoured in the list.

Binh Duong is the only locality in Vietnam to have been honoured by the ICF for the fourth time, thus affirming the development direction of Binh Duong Smart City in line with global trends.

Viettel Cyber Security triumphs at Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2022 with 13 golds

Viettel Cyber Security triumphs at Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2022 with 13 golds

The Viettel Cyber Security Company, a subsidiary of the military-run industry and telecom group Viettel, has won 13 gold prizes at the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2022, announced the company on February 21.

Accordingly, the company was named as gold winner in the Best Cybersecurity Company - ASIA (between 100 to 499 employees) category and bagged 12 gold prizes for its 8 products and four services.

Viettel’s winning products and services were highly appreciated for effectively supporting the digital transformation of organisations and businesses and addressing their information security issues while moving infrastructure to online platforms in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit Vietnam Year – Quang Nam 2022 features more than 190 events

Spanning its year-long course, the Visit Vietnam Year – Quang Nam 2022 programme will 192 events, heard a virtual press conference held on February 23 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee.

The opening ceremony of the national tourism programme, themed “Quang Nam – A green destination,” will take place at the Ky Uc Island in Hoi An Ancient Town on March 25. The closing ceremony, meanwhile, is slated for late December at the VinWonders Nam Hoi An amusement park in Thang Binh district.

The programme is expected to provide opportunities to attract domestic and international tourists to Vietnam by introducing and promoting images, tangible and intangible cultural values, natural resources and tourism products of the country.

Vietnam win AFF U23 Youth Championship

Vietnam win the AFF U23 Youth Championship title for the first time (Photo: VFF)

Vietnam earned their first AFF U23 Youth Championship title after beating Thailand 1-0 in the final match in Cambodia on February 26. ​

Tran Bao Toan is the hero of the match, getting a difficult header to score the only goal in the match for Vietnam.

It is remarkable that the Vietnamese U23 team have not lost any match in the tournament. They scored a total 9 goals in all matches and managed to keep their net intact.

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