VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Steering Committees for the Northwestern, the Central Highlands and the Southwestern Regions met in Hanoi on December 15 to sum up their three-year media cooperation.

Following the cooperation agreement signed in May 2013, the VNA has directed its units to cover current affairs and topical news in the three strategic regions as well as upgraded three representative offices in Yen Bai, Dak Lak and Can Tho into key units in the work, General Director Nguyen Duc Loi said.

He added that over the past three years, the news departments for domestic and foreign services, together with the economic news and press photography departments published tens of thousands of articles and photos about the latest developments in these regions.

Apart from source news units, the VNA’s television channel (Vnews), e-news service Vietnamplus and “ Tin tuc ” (News) paper have directly provided news for audiences far and wide.

The “ Tin tuc cuoi tuan ” (Weekend News) paper also published a column featuring the three regions, making it a forum for regional officials and people.

In his speech, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi suggested continued work to provide free News and Weekend News papers for the Party, State and relevant units, add news in more ethnic languages to the pictorial “Dan toc va Mien nui” (Ethnic and Mountainous Regions), and bring Vnews channel to more regional localities.

He called for increased coordination between VNA and the three committees, especially in covering important and emergency events, while exploring more effective ways to popularise news items.

The steering committees agreed with VNA’s proposal to call for State funding for regional news dissemination.

They proposed VNA continue assigning workforce and supplying equipment to key representative offices in Yen Bai, Dak Lak and Can Tho.

On the occasion, the VNA General Director also awarded the insignia “For the cause of VNA” to leaders of the committees in honour of their contributions to VNA’s communication campaign.-VNA