According to the article, Vietnam was highly valued following the exploits of their senior and U23 teams over the last 12 months. It said the squad has proved they will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2019 AFF U22 Championship as they showed great determination to fight back after the Philippines had taken the lead against the run of play in the 51st minute. The article considered the Philippines’ goal totally unexpected as Vietnam had several opportunities to open the scoring in the first half. VNA Related news AFF U22 Youth Champions: Vietnam win 3 points in match against Philippines … [Read more...] about AFF U22 Championships: Vietnam’s win against Philippines spotlighted
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A popular floating market in Soc Trang Province, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, was filled with bustling activities on Sunday as the Lunar New Year was just two days away. This particular market is named ‘Nga Nam’ as it is situated at the junction of five rivers which lead to five different localities in the Mekong Delta, namely Ca Mau Province, Vinh Quoi Commune and Thanh Tri District in Soc Trang, as well as Long My and Phung Hiep Districts in Hau Giang Province. Thanks to its special location, the Nga Nam Floating Market is the meeting point of countless fruit, flower, and veggie sellers coming from various provinces and cities in the region. The venue is even more frantic on the last days of this lunar year as merchants try their best to sell as many products as possible before taking a long break for the traditional Tet holiday. According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday, the second-last day of the 2018 lunar year, the … [Read more...] about Business Floating market bustling ahead of Lunar New Year in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Conversations with Vietnamese billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong
He said bilateral ties have been flourishing in all fields, from politics, economy, defence-security and science-technology to education and people-to-people links. In politics, mutual trust was enhanced thanks to frequent delegation exchanges last year, including a Russia visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and trips to Vietnam by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin. One of the highlights in bilateral connections is the growing cooperation in defence-security, Manh said, noting that for the first time, Vietnam took part in army games in Russia and vessels of Russia’s Pacific Fleet visited Cam Ranh Port of Vietnam. Capitalising on the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, to which Russia is a party, the two countries’ businesses have bolstered economic, trade and investment partnerships, the diplomat said. According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, bilateral … [Read more...] about Ambassador highlights progress in Vietnam-Russia ties in 2018
VietNamNet Bridge – When asked why he decided to settle in Vietnam, Saleem Hammad said it was fate, or ‘duyên’ in Vietnamese. Hammad said he will release a new Youtube channel soon. The channel will focus on the Arabic and Vietnamese languages. — Courtesy Photos of Saleem Hammad For the past seven years, images of Saleem, a well-built handsome young man, have become familiar to Hanoians. He has appeared on TV shows, entertainment programmes and catwalks as an actor, MC, model, interpreter and tour guide. He has also impressed the local community with his fluent Vietnamese. He said he loves the word “duyên” in both meaning and sound. “I feel lucky to have the chance to come to your heroic country,” he said. “If Palestine is the place where I was born, Vietnam is the place I belong to.” Saleem Hammad in Hanoi. Born into a poor family in Palestine, Hammad passed the entrance exam to the … [Read more...] about Palestinian man falls for Vietnam
At the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 last month, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung suggested that the Prime Minister should soon recognize English as the second official language of Vietnam to help startups reach out to the world. The proposal stirred a heated discussion on social media and prompted numerous professionals to pitch in with their views and opinions. While some welcomed the idea and supported widespread use of the language in Vietnam, others were wary of the cultural, legal and other implications of formalizing it as an official language. Everyone agreed that it was good to improve English use and fluency in the country, so the debate boiled down to whether declaring and using it as an official language was a feasible, practical option for Vietnam. Professor Chung Hoang Chuong, who has juggled teaching at the University of California and doing research in Vietnam, was optimistic about Vietnam having two official languages. Chuong, currently a … [Read more...] about English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work?