Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong presented the first-class Independence Order to Nguyen Dang Tien, Director of Radio The Voice of Vietnam in a ceremony on September 7. (Source: VNA)

The State-run Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) held a ceremony in Hanoi on September 7 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its establishment (September 7, 1945 – September 7, 2015).

On the occasion, the VOV was awarded the first-class Independence Order for the second time.

The agency currently has all the four forms of press, including radio, television, print and e-newspapers. It broadcasts 600 hours per day with more than 250 programmes and covers over 97.4 percent of the country, a large part of the East Sea and the world.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam praised the increasingly important role played by the revolutionary press and the VOV in particular in disseminating the Party’s policies and the State’s laws, protecting people’s legitimate interests, promoting the great national unity and contributing to anti-corruption fight.

He asked the agency to expand cooperation and take advantage of all resources to become a strong media corporation of the country and the region.-VNA