July 11-17: Party chief chairs meeting of Central Military Commission

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong chairs the meeting of the Central Military Commission. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over this past week.

Party chief chairs meeting of Central Military Commission

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defence to improve their research and forecasting capacity and further provide timely advice for the Party and the State while chairing a meeting of the commission on July 13.

The meeting aimed to review the performance of military and national defence tasks in the first half of 2022 and launch key missions for the rest of the year.

At the event, Party General Secretary Trong, who is also secretary of the commission, said the commission and the ministry should closely coordinate with other ministries and agencies to effectively implement strategies and projects on national defence and security.

CIEM provides two scenarios for Vietnam’s economic growth this year

A Hanoi workshop is organised by CIEM on July 15 to launch a report on Vietnam’s economy in the first half of 2022. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam’s economic growth this year could reach up to 6.9% in the best-case scenario, as announced by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) during a Hanoi workshop organised to launch a report on Vietnam’s economy in the first half of 2022.

In the best-case scenario, CIEM economists forecast that the country’s inflation will average 3.7%, exports will grow 16.3% and trade surplus will stand around 2.7 billion USD, the report said.

The base scenario anticipates that the economy will expand by 6.7% while inflation is expected to hit 4%. Additionally, exports will likely rise 15.8% and trade surplus to a total of 1.2 billion USD.

Vietnam claims five medals at Int’l Physics Olympiad 2022

Vietnam ranked fifth with five medals at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2022 hosted by Switzerland from July 10 – 17.

The five-member team won three golds, one silver and one bronze at this year’s virtual competition, coming fifth overall, after China, Romania, the Republic of Korea and the United States.

E-book series launched from television documentary “Vietnam in the Ho Chi Minh Era - A Television History”

A scene cut from the television documentary (Photo: NDO)

An e-book series, which has been compiled from the massive television documentary series entitled “Vietnam in the Ho Chi Minh Era - A Television History”, is expected to be released in late July.

The e-book has 90 chapters corresponding to the 90 broadcasted episodes.

Vietnamese beauty named second runner-up at Miss Supranational 2022

Vietnamese representative Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen won the second runner-up title at Miss Supranational 2022, which officially closed in Poland on July 16.

Lalela Mswane of South Africa seized the title of Miss Supranational this year.

Phu Quoc among world's 25 best islands: US magazine

A beach in Phu Quoc (Photo: nhandan.vn)

Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest island off the southern province of Kien Giang, has been selected as one of 25 best islands in the world by readers of US magazine Travel Leisure.

According to the magazine, readers' enthusiasm for the island stems from "its white-sand beaches and delectable food."

Vietnam beat Thailand to came third at U19 AFF Championship

Vietnam beat Thailand 5-3 in the penalty shootout and claimed the third place in the 2022 U19 AFF Championship in Indonesia on July 15.