At the event (Source: VNA)
 
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – The People’s Committee of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa held a ceremony on September 28 to honour winners of a writing contest on the land and peoples of Vietnam and Japan.

The event aimed to popularise Vietnam – Japan ties on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (September 21).

Nine months after the launch of the contest, the organising board received over 9,600 entries and presented prizes to 10 winners. The first prize went to Mai Xuan Tuan from staff office of the Khanh Hoa’s public security force.

Pham Duy Loc, Director of the provincial Department of Information and Communications, said many entries highlight Vietnam – Japan friendship and solidarity, the feelings about the culture and people of Japan, the importance of maintaining and upholding the Vietnam – Japan relations, lessons and measures to foster bilateral special friendship in the new period.

Others featured Vietnam – Japan, Japan – Vietnam ties since 1973.

Khanh Hoa is now home to seven projects invested by Japanese firms with a combined registered capital of over 2.7 billion USD, accounting for nearly 74 percent of the total in the locality. Most of projects focus on hydropower, food processing, seafood and tourism.-VNA