Deputy PM chairs conference announcing Lam Dong provincial plan until 2030


Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang chaired a conference announcing Lam Dong provincial planning for the period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050. The conference, which was held in Da Lat city on June 23, saw the participation of around 300 delegates from the government, ministries and sectors, representatives from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang city, and other provinces such as Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Ninh Thuan, among others.

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Germany, Poland express love emotions in the sky of Da Nang


‘Rookies’ Pyrogenie Feuerwerk team from Germany and Surex Firma Rodzinna of Poland – described emotions of love in beautiful romantic performances on the third night of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2024 (DIFF) – ‘Made of Love Inspirations’ on June 22.

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PM urges efforts to complete 500kV transmission line


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on June 23 inspected the section of the 500kV Circuit-3 Quang Trach-Quynh Luu power transmission line project crossing the central province of Nghe An, urging efforts to accelerate its progress. According to a report on the progress of the 500kV power line project in Nghe An as of June 21 by the provincial People’s Committee, the project spans from Quang Trach in Quang Binh province to Quynh Luu in Nghe An, with a total length of approximately 82.33km. It includes 168 pole foundations corresponding to 169 pole sections in the districts of Nam Dan, Nghi Loc, Dien Chau, Yen Thanh, and Quynh Luu. The PM emphasised that the completion of the 500kV Circuit-3 power line would enhance electricity supply for Nghe An, improve the integrated transport system and facilitate the province’s rapid and sustainable development.

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Central Highlands has first international airport


The Ministry of Transport, in coordination with the People’s Committee of Lam Dong province organised a ceremony on June 23 to announce the Lien Khuong Airport as the first international airport in the Central Highlands. The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang and other provincial leaders and department heads.

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Exports up 13.8% in first half: ministry


Vietnam’s exports expanded about 13.8% year-on-year in the first half of this year, and imports rose 18.4%. Bui Huy Son, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Planning and Finance Department, said exports strongly bounced back in the six-month period to reach some 188.97 billion USD, mainly driven by processing and manufacturing with 159.92 billion USD. The total export-import value hit 369.59 billion USD, a year-on-year rise of 16.03%, with a trade surplus of 8.4 billion USD.

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Preserving glory for Bien Hoa ancient ceramics


Located along the Dong Nai River, the Bien Hoa ceramic craft villages in the southern province of Dong Nai are famous for their over-300 year traditional craft. Bien Hoa ceramics is a combination of three ceramic types created by the Vietnamese, the Hoa (ethnic Chinese) and the Cham ethnic groups so its products are beautiful and unique from those made in other localities. They have a characteristic glaze named “Vert de Bien Hoa – a ‘terracolour speckled green copper glaze”. At present, a 200-year-old ceramic kiln is still preserved at the Phong Son ceramic manufactory. Bien Hoa ceramic products are exported to Southeast Asian and European countries.

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Vietnam eyes to enhance cooperation with Italy’s Calabria region


Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Duong Hai Hung paid a working visit to the southern region of Calabria on June 20-21 to seek ways to enhance cooperation between localities of the region and Vietnam. Hung had a working session with Vice President of the region Giuseppina Princi, met leaders of Cantazaro and Vibo Valentia cities, and attended economic connection activities such as the Vietnam-Calabria Connection Forum organised by the General Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) of the Calabrian region in Cantazaro city, and a roundtable on economic cooperation with typical businesses in Vibo Valentia.

Source: Vietnam News Agency