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☀️ Morning digest May 9

The following is a list of selected news summaries reported last night by the Vietnam News Agency.

☀️ Morning digest May 9

Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a list of selected news summaries reported last night by the Vietnam News Agency.

- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh urged the acceleration of national key transport projects while chairing a meeting in Hanoi on May 8.

At the 11th meeting of the State steering committee for national key transport projects and works, the Government leader lauded efforts by investors, constructors, engineers and labourers in the implementation of the projects over the past time. Read full story

- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 8 for Zhang Qingwei, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China.

The PM thanked Zhang for his attendance at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954 - 2024), a brilliant milestone in the cause of national construction and defence of Vietnam. Read full story

- The indomitable spirit of the Vietnamese people in their struggle for national independence inspired peace-loving people around the world, including Indians, said visiting President of the World Peace Council (WPC) Pallab Sengupta, who is also General Secretary of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO).

At a meeting with Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Ngoc Hung in Hanoi on May 8, Sengupta said he was impressed by activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954) in Vietnam. Read full story

- Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son on May 8 awarded the “For the cause of Vietnam’s foreign affairs” insignia to outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio in honour of his contributions to Vietnam - Japan diplomatic relations.

At their meeting, Son assessed that during the past 4-year term of Ambassador Yamada Takio, bilateral relations have grown well in all fields with outstanding achievements. Read full story

- Cargill Inn and Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), a foreign non-governmental organisation, on May 8 announced their partnership and the launch of Green Aqua project which aims to reduce water pollution through promoting the application of sustainable aquaculture practices in the Mekong Delta region.

The project will be implemented until July 2026, initially in Ca Mau province. It aims to provide training for more than 300 shrimp farmers on farming practices towards the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards on responsible aquaculture, as well as animal feed, waste management, and biodiversity preservation. Read full story

- The Vietnam Outstanding Export Products Fair or HCM City Export 2024 opened in Ho Chi Minh City on May 8 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The four-day event features 450 booths from 400 leading export-oriented enterprises in key industries of Vietnam, doubling those in the first edition held in 2023. Read full story

- Ho Chi Minh City has caught the eye of foreign travelers to earn a spot on a list of Agoda’s top Asian destinations for extended stays.

Ranking seventh on the list, HCM City, famous for its bustling streets, pulses with vibrant energy that is best enjoyed when embraced fully, Agoda said, suggesting visitors step in the rhythm of the locals and experience the city slowing down by enjoying a traditional Ca Phe Sua Da, Vietnamese coffee, in the morning. Read full story./.


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