VOV ready for ‘ASEAN+3 Song Contest’

Pop singers from ASEAN countries and China, South Korea and Japan will attend the ASEAN+3 Song Contest which will take place from August 19-20 in Thanh Hoa Province. Singer Wu Jiang from China will take part in the ASEAN+3 Song Contest. Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) will act as host for the cultural exchange event on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN. A number of young performers will take to the stage, including Thu Lan, Tien Manh and Kien Trung from Viet Nam; The Ball from Japan; Bilyana Lathisya from Indonesia; Aung Htet and Ni Ni Khin Zaw from Myanmar; and Wu Jiang from China. “We want to strengthen friendship and co-operation among countries, promote cultural co-operation and exchange among ASEAN countries through music, help the people in the region and all over the world to better understand the cultural values of each ASEAN member, and promote artistic creativity and musical talent in the ASEAN community,” said Vu Hai, deputy diretor of VOV. “We strongly believe the event will serve as a platform for young singers to both showcase and nurture their talents as well as contribute to peaceful, stable and secure relations among ASEAN+3 countries.”   The finale will be broadcast live on VOV’s radio and TV channels. The jury includes veteran musicians and singers from Viet Nam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Contestants are allowed to perform in their mother tongues or in English.   Prior to the grand finale, the contestants will…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse chaired a ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership. The PM highlighted the achievements that ASEAN has gained over the past a half century to become a strong and united community with rules-based operation and comprehensive and extensive connectivity across the fields, contributing to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region. ASEAN has an increasing role and position in the region and beyond, he said, adding that the association is also playing a crucial role in the evolving regional architecture. The bloc should reinforce solidarity and unity, promote internal strength to increase its connectivity and build a rules-based community with the widespread participation of people to bring them with pragmatic benefits, PM Phuc recommended. With a population of over 630 million and the total gross domestic product (GDP) of nearly US$2.6 trillion per year, ranking sixth in the world, along with a peaceful and stable environment, ASEAN is a spotlight of economic cooperation in the Asian-Pacific region and the world at large. “The achievements that ASEAN has gained over the past 50 years are very huge, creating a firm foundation for the development of the ASEAN Community and the realisation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025,” the leader said. He affirmed that Vietnam always considers ASEAN a priority pillar in its…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse chaired a ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership. The PM highlighted the achievements that ASEAN has gained over the past a half century to become a strong and united community with rules-based operation and comprehensive and extensive connectivity across the fields, contributing to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region. ASEAN has an increasing role and position in the region and beyond, he said, adding that the association is also playing a crucial role in the evolving regional architecture. The bloc should reinforce solidarity and unity, promote internal strength to increase its connectivity and build a rules-based community with the widespread participation of people to bring them with pragmatic benefits, PM Phuc recommended. With a population of over 630 million and the total gross domestic product (GDP) of nearly US$2.6 trillion per year, ranking sixth in the world, along with a peaceful and stable environment, ASEAN is a spotlight of economic cooperation in the Asian-Pacific region and the world at large. “The achievements that ASEAN has gained over the past 50 years are very huge, creating a firm foundation for the development of the ASEAN Community and the realisation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025,” the leader said. He affirmed that Vietnam always considers ASEAN a priority pillar in its…... [read more]

The People’s Court of My Duc district, Hanoi, on August 8 opened the first instance trial on law violations regarding land management in the district’s Dong Tam commune.  Defendants at the trial  Among the defendants at the trial, 10 faced the charge of abusing position and power while on duty in pursuant to Article 281 of the Penal Code. They included three former Chairmen of the Dong Tam commune People’s Committee who are Nguyen Van Son, Le Dinh Thuan and Nguyen Van Bot. A former secretary of the commune’s Party Committee - Nguyen Tien Trien -, and a former commune official in charge of land registration - Nguyen Xuan Truong – are also among the group. Meanwhile, four others were charged with “irresponsibility causing serious consequences” in line with Article 285 of the Penal Code. They are Pham Huu Sach, former head of My Duc district’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; Dinh Van Dung, former Director of My Duc district’s Land Registration Office; Bach Van Dong, former Deputy Director of the district’s Land Registration Office; and Tran Trung Tan, an official of the district Land Registration Office.  According to the indictment, between 2002 and 2013, Bot, Son, Thuan, and other key officials of Dong Tam commune illegally allocated and granted land to some local households, or legalized land that some households occupied illegally.    The four indicted district officials did not fulfil their responsibility for verifying the origin of the land, resulting in the unlawful granting of land-use certificates. Dong…... [read more]

Defendants at the trial (Source: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – The People’s Court of My Duc district, Hanoi, on August 8 opened the first instance trial on law violations regarding land management in the district’s Dong Tam commune. Among the defendants at the trial, 10 faced the charge of abusing position and power while on duty in pursuant to Article 281 of the Penal Code. They included three former Chairmen of the Dong Tam commune People’s Committee who are Nguyen Van Son, Le Dinh Thuan and Nguyen Van Bot. A former secretary of the commune’s Party Committee - Nguyen Tien Trien -, and a former commune official in charge of land registration - Nguyen Xuan Truong – are also among the group. Meanwhile, four others were charged with “irresponsibility causing serious consequences” in line with Article 285 of the Penal Code. They are Pham Huu Sach, former head of My Duc district’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; Dinh Van Dung, former Director of My Duc district’s Land Registration Office; Bach Van Dong, former Deputy Director of the district’s Land Registration Office; and Tran Trung Tan, an official of the district Land Registration Office. According to the indictment, between 2002 and 2013, Bot, Son, Thuan, and other key officials of Dong Tam commune illegally allocated and granted land to some local households, or legalized land that some households occupied illegally.   The four indicted district officials did not fulfil their responsibility for verifying the…... [read more]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a flag raising ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s membership in the association. Officials participate in the ASEAN flag raising ceremony in Hanoi  The event was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, and Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu, among others. Foreign guests at the ceremony included head of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi and Ambassador of Venezuela Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, and Ambassadors and embassy representatives of ASEAN member countries and ASEAN partner countries in the capital city. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son emphasised that the founding of the ASEAN Community in 2015 is a historic milestone in the connectivity process of ASEAN. It also bears special significance to the association, the region and each member nation. The deputy minister noted that with a population of 630 million, GDP of almost 3,000 billion USD and a growth rate of 4.7 percent in 2016, ASEAN is the driving force of the regional economy. He went on to say that as a prestigious organisation in Asia-Pacific, ASEAN operates based on the ASEAN Charter and uniform values and principles. The ASEAN way is built on the foundation of the Eastern culture, attaching importance to solidarity and common prosperity, tolerance and harmonious interests, which helped ASEAN achieve…... [read more]

Hanoi, August 8 (VNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a flag raising ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s membership in the association.  The event was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, and Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu, among others.  Foreign guests at the ceremony included head of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi and Ambassador of Venezuela Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, and Ambassadors and embassy representatives of ASEAN member countries and ASEAN partner countries in the capital city.  Addressing the ceremony, Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son emphasised that the founding of the ASEAN Community in 2015 is a historic milestone in the connectivity process of ASEAN. It also bears special significance to the association, the region and each member nation.  The deputy minister noted that with a population of 630 million, GDP of almost 3,000 billion USD and a growth rate of 4.7 percent in 2016, ASEAN is the driving force of the regional economy.  He went on to say that as a prestigious organisation in Asia-Pacific, ASEAN operates based on the ASEAN Charter and uniform values and principles. The ASEAN way is built on the foundation of the Eastern culture, attaching importance to solidarity and common prosperity, tolerance and harmonious interests, which helped…... [read more]

Officials participate in the ASEAN flag raising ceremony in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a flag raising ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s membership in the association. The event was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, and Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu, among others. Foreign guests at the ceremony included head of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi and Ambassador of Venezuela Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, and Ambassadors and embassy representatives of ASEAN member countries and ASEAN partner countries in the capital city. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son emphasised that the founding of the ASEAN Community in 2015 is a historic milestone in the connectivity process of ASEAN. It also bears special significance to the association, the region and each member nation. The deputy minister noted that with a population of 630 million, GDP of almost 3,000 billion USD and a growth rate of 4.7 percent in 2016, ASEAN is the driving force of the regional economy. He went on to say that as a prestigious organisation in Asia-Pacific, ASEAN operates based on the ASEAN Charter and uniform values and principles. The ASEAN way is built on the foundation of the Eastern culture, attaching importance…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung met Director of the UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim Hanoi on August 8, during which he proposed that the UN Environment continue supporting Vietnam in reviewing, revising and completing laws and policies related to environment. Vietnam hopes to receive assistance in conducting national action programmes on responding to climate change, green house emission, and forest protection, stated Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung. He also suggested that the UN Environment send experts to Vietnam, and share experiences in regards to environmental protection and related issues, while helping the country in personnel training. He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government is always determined to protect the environment and not to exchange the environment for economic development. At the meeting, Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung lauded the cooperation and support that the UN Environment has given to Vietnam over the past years, especially in technique, experience, policy-making, and personnel training, which has significantly contributed to protecting the environment in Vietnam. He clarified the Government’s management and direction in designing socio-economic policies as well as legal administration is crucial in preserving the environment, along with the development of renewable energy and science and technology, the improvement of human resources and community’s awareness in the field. Currently, Vietnam is moving torwards green and environmentally-friendly growth with science and technology playing the core role, and the private sector acting as pioneer in ensuring waste treatment and minimising greenhouse emission. For his part, Erik…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung met Director of the UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim Hanoi on August 8, during which he proposed that the UN Environment continue supporting Vietnam in reviewing, revising and completing laws and policies related to environment. Vietnam hopes to receive assistance in conducting national action programmes on responding to climate change, green house emission, and forest protection, stated Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung. He also suggested that the UN Environment send experts to Vietnam, and share experiences in regards to environmental protection and related issues, while helping the country in personnel training. He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government is always determined to protect the environment and not to exchange the environment for economic development. At the meeting, Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung lauded the cooperation and support that the UN Environment has given to Vietnam over the past years, especially in technique, experience, policy-making, and personnel training, which has significantly contributed to protecting the environment in Vietnam. He clarified the Government’s management and direction in designing socio-economic policies as well as legal administration is crucial in preserving the environment, along with the development of renewable energy and science and technology, the improvement of human resources and community’s awareness in the field. Currently, Vietnam is moving torwards green and environmentally-friendly growth with science and technology playing the core role, and the private sector acting as pioneer in ensuring waste treatment and minimising greenhouse emission. For his part, Erik…... [read more]




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