The first State visit to Ethiopia by the State President; the Network Connection Program of Innovation and Creativity 2018 launched and Vietnam wins first gold medal at Asiad 2018 are the most prominent information in the week.
First State visit by State President to Ethiopia
President Tran Dai Quang and his wife arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia on August 23, 2018, starting his State visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on August 23-25, 2018 at the invitation of President Mulatu Teshome.
President Mulatu Teshome welcomes President Tran Dai Quang at the foot of the jet bridge
This is the first visit of the head of the State of Vietnam to Ethiopia since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1976 and it serves as the landmark of history in the Vietnam-Ethiopia relationship, opening up the prospect of cooperation in investment and trade between the two countries in the coming years.
The grand welcoming ceremony was officially organized at Bole International Airport of the capital city of Addis Ababa.
President Mulatu and his wife warmly welcomed President Tran Dai Quang and his wife right at the foot of the jet bridge. After reviewing the guard of honor, President Tran Dai Quang was welcomed by the traditional dance of Ethiopia.
On the same day, President Tran Dai Quang held talks with President Mulatu Teshome.
President Mulatu Teshome said that he himself and the Ethiopian people have always admired the Vietnamese people in their struggle for national independence in the past as well as the great achievements in today’s national construction and development.
The President of Ethiopia wished that Vietnam would share its experience in the economic development, particularly in the agricultural and aqua cultural areas./.
Network Connection Program of Innovation and Creativity 2018 launched
A ceremony to announce initiatives and launch the Network Connection Program of Innovation and Creativity 2018 was jointly organized by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education and Training in Hanoi on August 19, 2018.
Launching Ceremony of Network Connection Program of Innovation and Creativity 2018
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the event.
The Program gathers together young talents of Vietnam, including young scientists, experts and intellectuals who are studying and working in the countries with developed science and technology foundations.
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung asserted that the launching ceremony is the most important activity of the chain of events relating to the Program.
Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly appreciated the return of young Vietnamese scientists, experts and intellectuals, particularly in the context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is booming and becoming a great opportunity for the developing countries like Vietnam.
As viewed by Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh, Vietnam has now got a valuable source of young talented and enthusiastic scientists and experts who have been turning towards their homeland. So we have to do how to connect them in this network effectively so as to be able to together have innovations for the common development of the country.
On this occasion, President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc have met the young Vietnamese scientists and experts in the science and technology areas who have come home to participate in the Program./.
Vietnam wins first gold medal in rowing event at Asiad 2018
Four female athletics of Vietnam in the rowing event have won the first gold medal at Asiad 2018.
The Vietnamese gold medalists at the rowing event
This gold medal of the Vietnamese female athletes is among the three gold medal target of the Vietnamese sports delegation at the Asiad 2018. However, the completion has gone through one third of the total competition time at the event, and as the head of the Vietnamese Sports delegation Tran Duc Phan said, possibly Vietnam is yet to win any more gold medal, but we are happy to see the high competition spirit of the Vietnamese athletes at the Asiad 2018.
With the first gold medal at the Asiad 2018, the female rowing athletes of Vietnam has been awarded immediately by Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism./.
Autumn Book Festival 2018 starts
The Autumn Book Festival was launched on August 22 at Thong Nhat Park by the Ministry of Information and Communications in coordination with the Publishers Association of Vietnam. The vent has attracted the participation of about 55 publishing units with more than 65 kiosks.
Vice Minister of Information and Communications and President of Vietnam Publishers Association Hoang Vinh Bao visits the book kiosks
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Festival, Vice Minister of Information and Communications, President of the Vietnam Publishers Association Hoang Vinh Bao said that this is aimed at launching the book reading movement in society and helping people have more opportunities to get access to and understand the importance of book reading concerning the education and formation of human dignity, especially in the industrial revolution 4.0.
It is hoped that through this Festival, there will be a chain of cultural activities in combination with regular book displays so as to be able to build a good habit of book reading among people.
It is expected to have interactions among readers and authors in the event./.
Bamboo Airways officially launched
Bamboo Airways of FLC economic group was officially launched at the International Convention Hall, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province on August 18, 2018.
Launching ceremony of Bamboo Airways
Attending the launching ceremony were Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu and leaders of the Ministry of Transport and representatives of provinces and cities nationwide.
The Bamboo Airways of FLC economic group was approved by the Prime Minister and set up on July 9, 2018.
It is expected that the maiden flight of Bamboo Airways will start on October 10, 2018.
Earlier, FLC signed an agreement to buy 24 A321 NEO planes of Airbus and 20 Boeing 787-9 planes. In the context of booming tourism, Bamboo Airways is judged as being a project of great prospect by supplying high quality services with reasonable prices./.
Ngoc Chau crowned Super National Miss of Vietnam 2018
The Super National Miss of Vietnam 2018 was organized in Seoul on August 22, 2018.
Nhoc Chau is crowned Super National Miss of Vietnam 2018
The prize winner is awarded with the total VND 1 billion and USD 50,000 in cash.
The first and second runners-up are Truong My Nhan and Hoang Vu Mien.
Miss Nguyen Thi Ngoc Chau was born in 1994 in Tay Ninh. She is a graduate of Ton Duc Ghang University, Ho Chi Minh City. She started her career as a model who won the title of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2016 .
Apart from performing on catwalks in Vietnam, she also once gave performance in Seoul Fashion Week./.
New Academic Year drawing near, yet text books for secondary schools in great demand
Even though the Education Publishing House of Vietnam has announced that about 100 million text books for secondary schools are available for the new school year. Yet, until now, text books are still in great shortage.
Worries are felt among parents of second school children because of shortage of text books
According to statistics, for the 2017-2018 school year, there were about 16 million secondary school students nationwide, but there was only one publishing house which was entitled to publish text books.
Entering the 2018-2019 school year, there is a great shortage of text books for secondary school students, particularly the text books for the first, the 6th and the 10th grades.
The reason for this shortage, according to the leaders of the Ministry of Education and Training, is the sharp increase of the first grade students in big cities. The second reason is that it is rumored that there will be new text books, leading to the fact that some local book stores plans not to have more text books so as to be able to avoid the stockpiles./.
Some drawbacks in management of Meo King’s Residence Building, national relic, in Ha Giang
The certificate to recognize the right to the use of the land closely associated with the Meo King’s Residence Building will be withdrawn due to the illegal granting by the Dong Van Department of Culture and Information of Ha Giang Province.
Meo King’s Residence Building
On August 16, 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh requested in writing the People’s Committee of Ha Giang Province and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to have the general report on the treatment and settlement of the proposal of the Vuong Duy Bao family concerning the Vuong Clan’s residence building.
The building has now been the tourism attraction for tourists at home and abroad when they come to visit Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. It has a historical imprint of the famous clan of the H’Mong ethnic minority people./.