Algerian reporters win VN’s external information service awards hinh anh 1Two Algerian reporters receive their prizes at the ceremony (Photo: VNA) 

Algiers (VNA) – Algerian reporters Aoura Racha and Ryad Abada on November 10 received a third prize of Vietnam’s National External Information Service Awards 2015 for their article on Ho Chi Minh City.

The article, titled “Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s economic heart”, gave insights into the Vietnamese southern economic hub and how the local reform policy had changed it since 1986.

At the awarding ceremony held at the Vietnam Embassy in Algiers, Aoura Racha expressed her honour to win the prize, saying it is a remarkable milestone in her career as a reporter.

She said she got unforgettable memories through 10 days travelling across Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang and Can Tho, which were later articulated in her writing.

She expected to return to Vietnam to pen more articles in the coming time.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Pham Quoc Tru said the two reporters have done an excellent job, hoping the prize will inspire them to write more valuable articles.

He also wished Algerian reporters will continue to write about Vietnam to boost mutual understanding.

The National External Information Service Awards 2015 attracted approximately 800 entries in 11 languages, including Vietnamese, French, Chinese, English and Japanese.-VNA