Vietnamese film awarded Certificate of Appreciation

The Vietnamese feature film "The Way Station", directed by established actress Pham Hong Anh, was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) last Friday, for its contribution to the development of awareness over issues regarding young Vietnamese people. Appreciate young people: Actress and director Pham Hong Anh (centre) receives the Certificate of Appreciation for her feature film from Mrs Astrid Bant (left) and Mr Vu Dang Minh.  The screening was organised by the Viet Nam Ministry of Home Affairs and displayed by UNFPA at French Culture Centre L’Espace to celebrate International Youth Day 2017. Director Anh, who received the certificate, expressed her joy, “On behalf of the cast and crew, I sincerely give my deepest gratitude to the Ministry of Home Affair’s Department of Youth Affairs, especially to Mr Vu Dang Minh, director of the department, and Mrs Astrid Bant, representative of UNFPA in Viet Nam for this extraordinary honour. I also would like to thank honoured visitors, international guests who are representatives of embassies in Viet Nam, and the young audience who have come and watched The Way Station, as well as discussed and expressed so much affection for it,” said Anh. She also emphasises that the discussions by young people in the seminar after watching the movie has highlighted some of the themes – only by knowing young people can we understand the challenges we see everyday; they have to confront troubles from the past, discrimination, cultural difference, and pressure, prejudice and expectation of…... [read more]

The screening was organized by the Vietnam Ministry of Home Affairs and displayed by UNFPA at French Culture Center L’Espace to celebrate International Youth Day 2017. Actress and director Pham Hong Anh (center) receiving the Certificate of Appreciation for her feature film. (Photo: Courtesy of Hong Anh) Director Anh, who received the certificate, expressed her joy, “On behalf of the cast and crew, I sincerely give my deepest gratitude to the Ministry of Home Affair’s Department of Youth Affairs, especially to Mr. Vu Dang Minh, director of the department, and Mrs. Astrid Bant, representative of UNFPA in Vietnam for this extraordinary honor. I also would like to thank honored visitors, international guests who are representatives of embassies in Vietnam, and the young audience who have come and watched The Way Station, as well as discussed and expressed so much affection for it,” said Anh. She also emphasizes that the discussions by young people in the seminar after watching the movie has highlighted some of the themes – only by knowing young people can we understand the challenges we see every day; they have to confront troubles from the past, discrimination, cultural difference, and pressure, prejudice and expectation of their loved ones and society. “Please do treasure and be supportive of the aspirations of young people, their pursuits of freedom and happiness. In the meantime, we also need to assist, give strength, believe and empower them so they have the opportunities to demonstrate…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) - Dr Vo Quy, one of the leading naturalists, zoologists and ornithologists of Vietnam died this week aged 88. Dr Quy, known as the father of conservation in Vietnam, was from the central province of Ha Tinh and worked as lecturer at a number of universities, including the University of Hanoi (former name of Hanoi National University) and Hanoi Agriculture University. He also lectured at Wiscosin University in the US and Oxford University in the UK. He was the founder and active member of many Vietnamese organisations related to nature and environment conservation, including the Vietnam Association of Biologists, Vietnam Association of Protection of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange, and Education for Nature. He was also a member of the Commission of National Park and Protected Areas, the World Commission of Protected Area, and the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union. Being keen on nature since he was small, Quy pursued an ornithology major when he started studying at the Biology Faculty of the University of Hanoi in 1956. Quy discovered a new species of pheasant (Lophura hatinhensis) in Ke Go area, Ky Anh district of Ha Tinh province when he was in his 30s. Quy then conducted research to prove that a bird, which was called ga lung (lung chicken) by locals, was a new type of pheasant. It wasn’t until 20 years later that the International Committee for Bird Preservation approved his research and named the newly found…... [read more]

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Dr Võ Quý, one of the leading naturalists, zoologists and ornithologists of Việt Nam died this week aged 88. Dr Quý, known as the father of conservation in Việt Nam, was from the central province of Hà Tĩnh and worked as lecturer at a number of universities, including the University of Hà Nội (former name of Hà Nội National University) and Hà Nội Agriculture University. He also lectured at Wiscosin University in the US and Oxford University in the UK. He was the founder and active member of many Vietnamese organisations related to nature and environment conservation, including the Việt Nam Association of Biologists, Việt Nam Association of Protection of Natural Resources and Environment, Việt Nam Association for Victims of Agent Orange, and Education for Nature. He was also a member of the Commission of National Park and Protected Areas, the World Commission of Protected Area, and the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union. Being keen on nature since he was small, Quý pursued an ornithology major when he started studying at the Biology Faculty of the University of Hà Nội in 1956. Quý discovered a new species of pheasant (Lophura hatinhensis) in Kẻ Gỗ, Kỳ Anh districts of Hà Tĩnh province when he was in his 30s. Quý then conducted research to prove that a bird, which was called gà lừng (lừng chicken) by locals, was a new type of pheasant. It wasn't until 20 years later that the International Committee…... [read more]

Somerset Chancellor Court Celebrates 20th Anniversary Somerset Chancellor Court recently hosted a ceremony to celebrate its 20th operation anniversary in Vietnam. Distinguished guests included Madam Leow Siu Lin, Singaporean Consul General in HCM City, and 200 customers, partners and media agencies. After 20 years of operation, Somerset Chancellor Court has won many medals and orders, particularly the Third-class Labour Order bestowed by the President of Vietnam in 2013, the Certificate of Appreciation for Excellent Personnel by the Prime Minister, the “Best Serviced Apartment Brand in the World” title by World Travel Awards 2016, and Golden Dragon Award for Best Apartments in nine straight years. Ms Liew Yen Ping, General Manager, said, "2016 marks 20 years of success of Somerset Chancellor Court in the serviced apartment segment - 20 consecutive years with the occupancy rate of 90 per cent, thus bringing in good returns for Ascott Residence Trust and Ben Thanh Corporation. I would like to express my gratitude to all valued customers and partners for their steadfast support as well as to our staff, especially to those who have dedicated for all 20 years." Managed by The Ascott Limited, Somerset Chancellor Court, a joint venture between Ascott and Ben Thanh Corporation that went into official operation in 1996, provides accommodation services for customers. In 2016, The Ascott Limited signed management contracts for additional 1,500 apartments in Vietnam, bringing the total service to more than 4,000 apartment units in seven provinces and cities throughout the country, thus securing its leadership in…... [read more]

USAID opens video contest for students Duc Tam By Duc Tam - The Saigon Times Daily The U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID Vietnam has announced a Student Video Contest with the theme on development issues in Vietnam. Participants are advised to send an original video demonstrating a development issue in the community (health, education, agriculture, climate change, pollution, women’s empowerment, small business assistance, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and other vulnerable groups among others) and propose a solution that could be applied to improve it. Videos can be no longer than three minutes. Submissions are limited to one entry per person/group of only original content; group or individual work is both accepted. Submitted videos must be in HD format. Subtitles/captions are encouraged (English subtitles/captions if the original language is Vietnamese and vice-versa). People should submit entries by uploading files through Vimeo. Those who don’t have a Vimeo account should visit https://vimeo.com/join. Deadline for submissions is by April 28. Three winners of the first, second and third prizes will respectively receive a MacBook Air, an iPhone 6 and an iPad mini with certificates of appreciation. The results will be announced on June 5. For further information, visit https://www.facebook.com/USAIDVietnam or contact Ms. Hoang Nghe Ha, USAID/Vietnam Partner Capacity, Development Program Officer, via email [email protected]... [read more]

VGP - The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Health celebrated the 20th anniversary of Viet Nam-US medical cooperation and normalized bilateral relations in Ha Noi on October 28. Ambassador Ted Osius and Minister of Health Tien awarded "for People’s Health" medals to seven American diplomats and U.S. Embassy Certificates of Appreciation to 40 Vietnamese individuals for their dedicated contributions to advance the bilateral health cooperation. Addressing the ceremony, Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and Ambassador Ted Osius praised the tremendous achievements both nations have recorded in the healthcare sector over the past two decades. Speaking at the celebration, Ambassador Osius highlighted increased medical cooperation between Viet Nam and the US in many other areas such as the prevention of TB, and malaria, countering the harmful effects of tobacco and infectious diseases, increasing food safety and supporting people with disabilities. U.S. government health programs in Viet Nam have totaled over $900 million dollars since the 1995 normalization of relations, accounting for approximately 75% of U.S. Government overall assistance to Viet Nam. Since its 2005 implementation, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program has been the largest contributor of Viet Nam’s HIV response. This year also marks a key PEPFAR milestone with over 100,000 people in Viet Nam on ARV treatment and over 40,000 people on methadone maintenance treatment. In addition, the U.S. government is the largest bilateral supporter of influenza prevention and control in Viet Nam and supports other areas, including tuberculosis, malaria, tobacco control, road safety,…... [read more]

The US government health programme in Viet Nam has provided funds of more than US$900 million since the 1995 normalisation of relations. — Photo suckhoedoisong.vn... [read more]

NDO – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on October 28 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of healthcare co-operation between Vietnam and the US. Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien reviewed milestones in bilateral relations in 2015, a significant year marking 20 years of normalisation and development of bilateral ties, including visits to the US by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, and Vietnam visits by former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry. She spoke highly of the US government’s support to Vietnam’s health sector and expressed her hope that the US would continue to help strengthen the sector in order to better serve people’s healthcare needs. US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius noted that bilateral co-operation in the health sector has saved countless numbers of lives in Vietnam and strengthened the well-being of families and communities throughout the nation. He expressed his belief that health co-operation would deepen and broaden into new and exciting areas. Also present at the celebration, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc recalled moving stories about outstanding individuals from both sides who have dedicated themselves to fostering health care collaboration between the two countries. On the occasion, seven US diplomats were presented the ‘For People’s Health’ insignia by the Ministry of Health, and 40 Vietnamese medical officers were awarded the US Embassy’s Certificates of Appreciation for their dedicated contributions to advancing bilateral health care co-operation. The US government’s health programmes…... [read more]

(CPV) - For twenty years, the US-Vietnam health collaboration has saved countless lives in Vietnam and beyond, thus deepening and broadening into new and exciting areas. During the celebration held in Hanoi on October 28th, US Ambassador to Vietnam Osius and Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien awarded "for People’s Health" medals to seven American diplomats and US Embassy Certificates of Appreciation to 40 Vietnamese individuals for their dedicated contributions to advance the bilateral health cooperation. Since 1995 normalization of relations, US Government health programs in Vietnam have totaled over USD900 million, accounting for approximately 75% of US Government overall assistance to the country. Since its 2005 implementation, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program has been the largest contributor of Vietnam’s HIV response. This year also marks a key PEPFAR milestone with over 100,000 people in Vietnam on ARV treatment and over 40,000 people on methadone maintenance treatment. The US Government is also the largest bilateral supporter of influenza prevention and control in Vietnam and supports other areas, including tuberculosis, malaria, tobacco control, road safety, food safety, disabilities, disaster preparedness, coastal medicine, and infectious disease prevention and control. Looking forward to the future, the two sides have established a growing partnership under the Global Health Security Agenda since last year, to better prevent, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks. Addressing issues of global health importance together not only benefits both countries, but also the region and world at large./.... [read more]




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