Laos’ National Day celebrated in HCM City

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City celebrated the 40th National Day (December 2, 1975) of Laos with a ceremony on December 1. Addressing the event, Chairman of the Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association in the Vietnamese southern economic hub Phan Xuan Bien congratulated the Lao people on their National Day, emphasising that Laos and Vietnam are neighbours who have supported each other throughout history, from revolutionary periods to the current national development and protection. He highlighted massive attainments that Laos has harvested over the past four decades in conducting reform, ensuring political stability, promoting socio-economic development, improving people’s…… [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: Internet) HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Union ofFriendship Organisations and the municipal chapter of the Vietnam-HungaryFriendship Association (VHFA) held a gathering on August 20 to celebrate theNational Day of Hungary (August 20) and the 20th foundinganniversary of the chapter. Chairman of the VHFA’s municipal chapter Le Minh Triet saidVietnam and Hungary enjoy a time-honoured friendship. The Vietnamese peoplenever forget the wholeheartedly support and assistance that the HungarianGovernment and people have provided for their struggle for independence in thepast as well as the current development.Over the past two decades, the chapter has made practical and…… [read more]

There are two places in town where people can admire fireworks displays, with one at the Saigon River Tunnel in District 2 and the other at Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.To have the best views, visitors are advised to be at Ton Duc Thang Street, Vo Van Kiet Boulevard, Bach Dang Park, Thu Thiem Bridge, Ben Van Don in District 4 and Nguyen Hue pedestrian square. Other ideal places for fireworks viewing are Chill Sky Bar, Air360 Sky Lounge and Eon Heli Bar in HCM City’s District 1.Chill Sky Bar on levels 26…… [read more]

National Day marked in Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, IndiaAt a meeting in Haiphong, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Dien spoke highly of the city’s efforts to fully implement the resolutions of the 11th National Party Congress, maintain social security and achieve a high growth rate.Since March 2011, Dien said, the city has drawn as much as US$2.8 billion from domestic and foreign investors, especially those from Japan into its key projects.** At another meeting in Ben Tre, Nguyen Van Hieu, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the recent launch of major infrastructure projects such as Rach…… [read more]

National Day celebrated in Australia, Thailand, China Nearly 300 people, including provincial officials, foreign friends and overseas Vietnamese (OVs) gathered at a celebration in Ontario, Canada on September 1 to mark the National Day.Vietnamese ambassador to Canada Le Sy Vuong Ha emphasised that September 2 1945 was a turning point in the nation’s history. He said Vietnamese nationals are always looking towards their homeland and contributing to national development in the fields of science, technology, economics, education, society and culture. They also actively take part in activities to support their compatriots in overcoming the impact of natural diseases and epidemics.…… [read more]

 National Day celebrate in ThailandAddressing the ceremony, Vietnamese ambassador to Sri Lanka, Ton Sinh Thanh, highlighted the historic significance of September 2, 1945 and reviewed Vietnam’s significant achievements in economics, poverty reduction and international integration since the country gained independence and became reunified.Ambassador Thanh praised the positive development of Vietnam-Sri Lanka relations over the years while expressing the hope that the recent reopening of Vietnam’s representative office in Colombo will contribute to the traditional friendship between the two countries.On the occasion, the Vietnamese embassy coordinated with the Ceylon Continental Hotel in Colombo to organise a Vietnamese food festival to introduce…… [read more]

Moments of the jubilant National Day celebrationHoang Phong Huge numbers of local and foreign tourists participated in a variety of entertainment and art programs held in HCMC during the three-day national holiday to mark the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2, 1945-2017). A mass wedding ceremony for 100 couples who are poor workers in HCMC and neighboring provinces took place on the morning of September 2. Grooms and brides joined a cycling parade on some of the main streets in the city before dropping by the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in front of the City Hall…… [read more]

All of the nation’s top four leadersand the head of the country’s largest mass organisation attended theAugust Revolution and National Day celebrations in Hanoi and Ho ChiMinh City on September 1, demonstrating their great reverence for thenational independence. The meeting in Hanoi washonoured by the presence of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s GeneralSecretary Nong Duc Manh, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Chairman ofthe National Assembly Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnam Fatherland FrontChairman Huynh Dam. In his speech, Manh emphasised that the success of the AugustRevolution and the Declaration of Independence that ushered in theDemocratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist…… [read more]

In Phnom Penh , the event saw the presence of Chairman of theCambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin and Deputy Prime Minister andMinister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hor Nam Hong.Addressingthe reception, Ambassador Ngo Anh Dung spoke of the historicalsignificance of September 2, 1945 – the day President Ho Chi Minh readthe Declaration of Independence to give the birth to the DemocraticRepublic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.Herecalled enormous achievements the Vietnamese Party, State and peoplehave made in the past 65 years during which they fought for nationalliberation and reunification together with building and developing thecountry.On behalf of…… [read more]

At a gathering in honour of the occasion on December 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, Chairman Bien also poignantly stated relations between the two nations have never been stronger.“We are engaged on a vast array of issues related to health, environment, energy, and education, and our cooperation has never been stronger,” said Bien and we will, as we always have, stand side by side our friend and neighbour.Speaking to the hundreds gathered at the event, Bien spoke most highly about education cooperation, noting more than 9,300 Lao students are now pursuing advanced studies in Vietnam…. [read more]