The Vietnam News Agency's (VNA) VNEWS television channel celebrated its first anniversary yesterday.
HA NOI —
Speaking at the ceremony, VNA Deputy General Director Nguyen Hoai Duong said: "The channel marks a big change on the VNA road map. Now, the entire country as well as a number of neighbouring nations can receive our service. This success is thanks to the traditions of the VNA as well as support from leaders."
It was not simple to build a large television channel in the new information age, but with our determination and unanimity, I believed we would succeed, Duong said.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister awarded the certificate of merit to the VNA Television Centre.
VNEWS, broadcast 24 hours a day, aims at delivering fast, accurate news.
DA NANG — Viet Nam's National Office of Intellectual Property has granted a licence recognising the trademark of the Non Nuoc stone and sculpture village in the central city of Da Nang.
The trade village, established in the 16th century, now has about 605 business and production households.
Its sculptural products include religious statues, animals and other souvenirs, which are exported mainly to the US, Japan, France, Spain and ASEAN countries.
Located in the Ngu Hanh Son tourist district, the site is the second trade village in Da Nang to receive the licence, after the Nam O fish sauce village.
HA NOI — The diary of fallen soldier and doctor Dang Thuy Tram will be translated into Russian.
The translated diary will be titled Dang Thuy Tram – The Diary about War, and is scheduled for completion next year.
Since the diary was discovered and published in Viet Nam in 2005, it has been translated into 20 languages, helping foreign readers understand what it cost the Vietnamese to win their liberty.
Translators from the Oriental Research Institute, under the Russian Sciences Academy, led by Anatoly Sokolov will be in charge of translating and publishing the diary in Russia.
Tram was born in 1942. She worked as a battlefield surgeon for the liberation army and was killed at the age of 28 by the American forces in South Viet Nam. The diary explains her emotional turmoil and personal aspirations during the cruel war, and describes the sacrifices the Vietnamese soldiers and people made for peace. — VNS