May 16-22: PM congratulates Vietnam's U23 football team on their championship at SEA Games 31

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Party, State and Government leaders congratulate the men’s U23 football team on their championship at the SEA Games 31.
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over this past week.

PM congratulates Vietnamese men’s and women’s football teams on their championship at SEA Games 31

On the evening of May 22, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent his congratulations to the men’s U23 football team and coach Park Hang-seo on their championship at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) hosted by Vietnam.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also praised the women’s national football team for their wholehearted dedication to claiming the SEA Games gold medal for the third time in a row.

The Vietnamese U23 men’s football team beat its Thai rival 1-0 in the final of SEA Games 31, held on its home soil, keeping back the crown in a tense match on May 22.

Earlier, the Vietnamese women’s football team had a 1-0 win over the Thai rivals to take the gold medal in the final match on May 21 at Cam Pha Gymnasium, Quang Ninh province.

Activities celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 132nd birthday

A performance at the ‘Uncle Ho – a great love’ art programme

On May 19 a delegation of the Party Central Committee, State President, National Assembly (NA), Government and Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his Mausoleum on the occasion of his 132nd birth anniversary (May 19).

An art programme entitled “Uncle Ho – a great love” was held at the Hanoi Opera House on May 18, featuring many famous and emotional performances by a variety of well-known artists and singers.

Overseas Vietnamese people also organised many activities to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of the late President.

Singapore parliament speaker visits Vietnam

Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin and his spouse paid an official visit to Vietnam from May 18-20 at the invitation of National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

During his trip, Tan held talks with NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, paid courtesy calls to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and met Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

The meetings saw both sides highlighting the significance of the visit, saying it helps deepen the bilateral relations, particularly when the two nations are about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th year of their Strategic Partnership in 2023.

Cooperation agreement signed for two expressways in northern Vietnam

On May 19, a consortium of investors and banks signed a cooperation agreement for the Dong Dang-Tra Linh and Huu Nghi-Chi Lang Expressways located in the provinces of Cao Bang and Lang Son.

The Dong Dang-Tra Linh Expressway will run 121 kilometres costing 13.1 billion VND (568.6 million USD) while the Huu Nghi-Chi Lang Expressway will have a length of 43 kilometres costing 10 billion VND (431.8 million USD).

The project to construct these two expressways is significant for enhancing transport links, promoting socio-economic development and improving the people’s lives in the north-eastern region.

Two female scientists receive Kovalevskaia Award 2021


At the Kovalevskaia Award ceremony

A ceremony was held on May 16 to honour two female Vietnamese scientists with the Kovalevskaia Award 2021 for their excellent contributions to scientific research.

The winners of the award are Professor Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai from the University of Science under the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and Professor Nguyen Minh Thuy from Can Tho University.

The Kovalevskaia Award is a prestigious national award to honour female scientists whose research and application of science have contributed to the accomplishments in the renovation period.

Vietnam Blockchain Association makes debut

The Vietnam Blockchain Association was launched in the capital city of Hanoi on May 17, the first official legal entity specialising in the field of blockchain technology.

The association will gather blockchain research and application enthusiasts throughout Vietnam. It aims to promote the nation's digital economy in other to mark Vietnam’s position on the world technology map.

The Vietnam Blockchain Association was committed to making contributions to raising community awareness and advising on the development of legal corridors, standards and regulations in the application and development of products and services on the blockchain technology platform.

The first Vietnamese woman reaches the summit of Mount Everest


Nha during her trip to conquer Vinson Massif, Antarctica in January 2022.

Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha, also known as Celine Nha Nguyen, has become the first Vietnamese woman to conquer the summit of Mount Everest, according to a Nepal-based mountaineering company Seven Summit Treks.

A representative from the company congratulated her and highlighted that she is the first Vietnamese woman to reach the summit of Everest, noting that this is a historic achievement for the Vietnamese climbing community.

Nha, a lawyer from Ho Chi Minh City, aspires to conquer the 'Seven Summits' - the seven highest mountains in the world.