Vietnam News Roundup for April 27, 2023

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The Turkish Government has paid tribute to international volunteers for their tireless efforts in helping the nation during difficult times. Through their hard work, these volunteers have provided support to vulnerable communities, including those affected by natural disasters, economic hardship, and other crises.

Their dedication and selflessness have been an immense source of inspiration and hope to the people of Turkey. The government’s recognition of their contributions is a testament to the positive impact that such individuals can have on society.

The government has expressed its deepest gratitude to all those who have served the country during challenging times. It has also praised the volunteers for their selfless dedication and commitment to the betterment of the nation.

The Turkish Government’s appreciation of volunteers is a reminder of the power of collective action and the importance of working together to overcome adversity. It is also a reminder of the importance of recognizing and honoring those who devote their time and energy to making the world a better place.

Turkish President Reecep Tayyip Erdogan presents medals of honor to Vietnamese officers for their search and rescue efforts following the February earthquake. Photo: Department of Fire and Rescue Police

The Turkish government held a solemn ceremony on April 25th (local time) to honor international support for search and rescue efforts following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck in early February. The tragedy claimed the lives of over 51,000 people, left hundreds of thousands injured, and caused approximately $100 billion worth of damages.

After the devastating earthquake, volunteers and government officials from 90 nations arrived in Turkey to provide assistance with search, rescue, and resettlement efforts. A total of 11,000 personnel were dispatched, with 100 Vietnamese military and police personnel marking the first time Vietnam has participated in an international search and rescue operation.

VinFast, a Vietnamese automaker, has recently received pledges of US$2.5 billion in funding. This substantial investment will help to propel the company to the forefront of the automotive industry.

The funding was provided by a group of investors, including banks, financial institutions, and a number of private investors. The pledges are said to have come from both local and international sources.

The money will be used to support the growth and development of VinFast. It will go towards the production and maintenance of the company’s range of vehicles, as well as marketing and promotion activities.

VinFast was founded in 2018 and has since become one of the leading auto manufacturers in Vietnam. This funding will enable the company to expand its operations and become a global player in the industry.

The pledges of US$2.5 billion in funding are a testament to the potential of VinFast and its commitment to becoming a major player in the automotive sector. It is expected that the company will use this money to make great strides in the industry in the coming years.

Vingroup, VinFast và Chủ tịch Phạm Nhật Vượng đã ký một cam kết vào ngày 26 tháng 4 để cung cấp tổng cộng 2,5 tỷ USD hỗ trợ và vay mượn cho VinFast để phát triển trong tương lai.

Pham Nhat Vuong has committed to donate a whopping US$1 billion from his personal assets to VinFast over the course of the next year. Additionally, Vingroup has agreed to lend US$1 billion to the company for up to five years and donate an additional US$500 million as a non-refundable contribution. This decision was based on the fact that VinFast has achieved impressive success in executing their business and production plans, as well as making impressive advances in the global market.

VinFast, a Vingroup company, was established in 2017 with the goal of spearheading the global smart electric vehicle revolution. The company has been making great strides towards this goal since then, which accounts for why Pham Nhat Vuong and Vingroup are now committing such generous resources to support it.

The Vietnam Enterprise Council (VEC), the largest of its kind in the country, recently unveiled its plans for the future. The council is made up of representatives from the nation’s leading businesses, and it works to promote economic growth, create jobs, and improve the standard of living for all Vietnamese citizens. VEC’s plans for the future include developing innovative strategies to promote global partnerships, fostering an environment of entrepreneurship, and encouraging and supporting small and medium enterprises. The council also seeks to create a platform for the exchange of knowledge and resources between businesses and the government. By introducing such initiatives, VEC looks to create a prosperous and sustainable future for Vietnam.

A council of Vietnamese large-cap firms was presented on April 26 by the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). This council is designed to unite leading Vietnamese businesses, bolster international collaboration, aid small and medium-sized enterprises in their growth, and form a Vietnamese economy that is self-sufficient, sustainable, and connected to the global economy.

The Council comprises of 21 leading companies in Vietnam, including lender BIDV, real estate developer BRG, Vietnam Rubber Group, Phu Nhuan Jewellery JSC, technology giant CMC Corporation, food producer Loc Troi Group, and industrial park developer Kinh Bac. The council will be chaired by VCCI President Pham Tan Cong, Truong Hai Auto Corporation Chairman Tran Ba Duong, and telecommunications group FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh.

HCM City is set to launch an electric minibus city tour, introducing tourists to the city’s attractions and places of interest. The tour aims to offer an eco-friendly, convenient and cost-effective way to explore the city.

The tour will feature a range of attractions, such as historical sites, cultural attractions, shopping spots and scenic views. The tour will be conducted by experienced tour guides who will provide knowledge about the city’s diverse history and culture. Visitors will also have the chance to sample the local cuisine and buy souvenirs to take home.

The electric minibuses used for the tour will be equipped with air conditioning and audio-visual facilities for a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Furthermore, the tour will be available throughout the day, allowing tourists to take the tour at their own convenience.

HCM City’s city tour on electric minibuses is sure to provide a unique and enjoyable way to explore the city. It promises to be a great way to discover the city’s diverse attractions and sample its culture and cuisine.

The Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department is requesting approval from the city’s People’s Committee to introduce around 200 electric minibuses to fuel tourism activities. These minibuses, which come in sizes from five to fourteen seats, will transport tourists on excursions to various attractions in the city.

The vehicles will operate around-the-clock, giving passengers the convenience of having transportation available at any hour of the day. The fare for each individual passenger ranges from VND10,000 (US$0.43) to VND50,000 (US$2.13), while group fares vary from VND70,000 (US$2.98) to VND250,000 (US$10.65). To make things even more convenient, passengers can book their trip through a dedicated app or contact the operator directly. The minibuses are scheduled to begin service on April 30.

Da Nang Beach Tourism Season 2023 Kicks Off During Public Holidays

With the onset of the public holidays, Da Nang Beach Tourism Season 2023 is officially underway. Tourists from all over the world have been flocking to the coastal city to enjoy the stunning beaches, delicious seafood, and exciting activities.

The city is full of attractions, from the ancient Cham monuments to the modern skyscrapers. Visitors can take part in various activities, such as water sports, beach volleyball, and sightseeing. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants to explore, giving you plenty of options for a great night out.

For those who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are plenty of beaches to choose from. There are several beach parks, where visitors can relax in the sun or take a dip in the sea. Popular beaches include My Khe, Non Nuoc, and China Beach.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, an action-packed adventure, or an exciting night out, Da Nang Beach Tourism Season 2023 has something for everyone. With its stunning scenery, fascinating culture, and diverse range of activities, it’s the perfect destination for a memorable holiday.

 The central city of Danang to launch the Opening Beach Tourism Season 2023. Photo: Hoa hoc tro

A series of exciting activities will take place during the five-day “Da Nang Beach Tourism Season 2023” festival from April 29th to May 3rd at East Sea Park, Son Tra Peninsula, My An, My Khe, T18, and Nguyen Tat Thanh beaches. Visitors will be able to enjoy a range of memorable experiences during the National Reunification Day (April 30th) and International Labor Day (May 1st) holidays. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the beauty of Da Nang’s beaches!

The events include a captivating beach art installation exhibition, thrilling kite flying performances, a tantalizing cuisine festival, artful traditional handicrafts, a sand sculpture contest that will leave you speechless, an unforgettable Summer sea festival, the 2023 Da Nang Color Race, an exciting Summer dance camp, mesmerizing night activities at My An Beach, and many more. Son Tra Peninsula will also host a wide variety of events, including the inauguration of the Son Tra inland wharf, a painting contest on red-shanked douc langurs combined with a photo exhibition showcasing the “Moments of Son Tra,” a thrilling paragliding tournament, and an intense chess championship.

Hanoi Memories Writing Contest Kicks Off for the Second Time!

The Hanoi Memories Writing Contest has kicked off for the second time, offering writers the chance to share their stories about Hanoi and its past. The contest is open to writers of all ages, and the winning entries will be published in an anthology about Hanoi and its history.

The contest is organized by the Hanoi Writers Association, which is dedicated to promoting writing about the city’s past. Contestants can submit their stories in either English or Vietnamese, and they can write about any aspect of Hanoi’s past, such as its people, culture, architecture, or landmarks.

The winners of the contest will receive cash prizes and their stories will be included in an upcoming anthology about Hanoi. The anthology will be published later this year and will be available for purchase from bookstores in Hanoi and online.

The deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2020. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your Hanoi memories and show your writing skills to the world!

The second Hanoi Memories Writing Contest was launched on April 26th to collect the most captivating stories about the captivating capital, promote the unique cultural features of the city to readers both domestically and abroad, and foster an admiration for Hanoi amongst those who have their own personal connections to the city.

The contest winner will receive a prize of VND20 million (US$852.4), twice the amount of last year’s. All in all, the total value of all prizes is estimated to be VND50 million ($2,130). All stories must be sent to the Nong thon Ngay nay (Rural Today) newspaper or to [email protected] before September 10. The awards ceremony is slated for early October.

Hanoi Archery Team Claims National Championship Victory

The archery team from Hanoi, Vietnam has won the national championship title, in a remarkable feat of skill and dedication. The team, comprised of members from across the city, had to overcome tough competition from other teams in the tournament.

Their success has been attributed to the hard work of the athletes, as well as the team’s coaches, who put in countless hours of practice to ensure the team was well-prepared for the championship.

The team’s victory marks the first time a team from Hanoi has won the national title, and is sure to inspire many more young archers in the city to strive for excellence in the sport.

The team has since returned to Hanoi, where they were welcomed home by proud family members, friends, and spectators alike. With this win, the Hanoi archery team has set a new standard for the sport in Vietnam.

Hanoi archers won an impressive 32 medals, with half of them being gold, to lead all teams at the National Archery Championship 2023, which concluded on April 26 in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. The southern province of Vinh Long came in second place with a total of 14 medals, while the host team of Ba Ria-Vung Tau placed third with eight medals.

The championship was graced by over 180 archers from 18 provinces and cities across the nation. It provided the perfect platform for the participants to gain valuable experience and hone their skills, setting them up for the national team and potential international competitions.