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Vietnam News Highlights for August 11, 2023
Khanh Khanh 12:55, 2023/08/11
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Identification cards for stateless Vietnamese living in the country

The Draft Law on Citizenship (Amended) stipulates that stateless Vietnamese residing in the country will be issued identification numbers and citizenship certificates, according to Lieutenant General Nguyen Thi Xuan of the NA Committee for National Defense and Security.

Speaking at the meeting to collect feedback and revise the draft law on August 10, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Thi Xuan said that issuing identification cards to stateless Vietnamese living in the country would help ensure their basic rights to health care, education, and employment. Neither they nor local authorities have sufficient accounts to prove their identity and background, so authorities have been unable to determine their citizenship. As a result, they are not eligible for Vietnamese citizenship or permanent or temporary residency cards. However, as an inseparable part of the nation, their rights must be recognized.

Vietnam surveys business needs for technology innovation connections

   Vietnam Techconnect and Innovation 2023 program is scheduled to be held on September 29-30. Photo: Viettel

The Ministry of Science and Technology is conducting a survey on the need to connect and improve technology skills, which will run until the end of September. This activity is part of the Vietnam Techconnect and Innovation 2023 program, which will be held on September 29-30 in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

The event aims to promote cooperation in research and application investment, technology development, and innovation between Vietnamese enterprises and foreign partners, and to improve design skills, manufacturing, technical application, and technology in priority sectors.

Indonesian, Indian travel agencies explore destinations in Nha Trang

A delegation of 12 travel agencies from Indonesia visited the beach city of Nha Trang to conduct surveys and plan to promote destinations such as Ponagar Tower, Hon Chong Scenic Spot and Truong Son Handicraft Village at tourism fairs and promotional events. The delegation believes that Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa Province is similar to Bali in Indonesia, with many unique features related to the sea and islands.

Another fam trip delegation from India, with representatives from 20 travel companies, explored various forms of coastal and island tourism, cultural tourism and eco-tourism. They visited attractions such as Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Hon Rom, Con Se Tre Tourist Village, Hon Chong (Chong Rock), Ponagar Tower and Dien Khanh Citadel.

Vietnamese Cultural Week in Iran

Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue attended the opening ceremony of the Vietnamese Cultural Week in Iran to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Iran (August 4, 1973 - August 4, 2023) during his official visit to Iran.

The "Colors of Vietnam" exhibition and the Vietnamese Film Week were the cultural events held under the Vietnamese Cultural Week in Iran. They showed the Iranian friends the attractive tourist destinations, UNESCO natural and cultural heritages, rich cultural identity, beauty of Vietnamese people and traditional craft villages with exquisite handicrafts.

Ho Chi Minh City to build Can Gio International Transshipment Port


The Standing Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee has reached a basic consensus on the proposed plan for the study and construction of the Can Gio International Transshipment Port.

The port will be built in Thanh An Ward, Can Gio District, between the two waterways leading to the country's largest ports, Cat Lai (Ho Chi Minh City) and Cai Mep - Thi Vai (Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province).

It is expected to be built on a total area of approximately 571 hectares. Once operational, the port is estimated to contribute up to VND40 trillion (US$1.68 billion) annually to the State budget.

Red River’s service and tourism space planning   proposed

 Hanoi from above. Photo: Viet Dung/The Hanoi Times

A consortium of consultants for capital planning proposed to study the formation of large-scale commercial-service-tourism-entertainment complexes in the Gia Lam - Long Bien area in the capital city. A modern architectural commercial and service facility, a national-level trade fair and exhibition center, financial centers, banks, and international trade and service centers in the Hoang Mai - Thanh Tri area are also considered in the proposal.

The proposal was made on August 10 at a workshop to gather opinions on the development plan and organization of the socio-economic development area in Thanh Tri, Hoang Mai, Long Bien and Gia Lam districts, which will be integrated into the capital's planning for the period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050.

Hanoi to host Vietnam-Israel Business Forum

The Vietnam-Israel Business Forum will be held on August 16 in Hanoi, organized by the Israeli Economic and Trade Mission and the Trade Promotion Agency of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, on the occasion of the working visit of the Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry, Nir Barkat, to Vietnam from August 14 to August 8.

The forum will focus on topics in which Israel has expertise, such as agriculture, water technology, security and information security. Several memorandums of understanding between Israeli and Vietnamese companies are expected to be signed during the forum. A similar event will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 15.

Multicultural Vietnamese-Korean youth experience Vietnamese culture

A global cultural experience series for multicultural youth attracted 30 Korean individuals aged 13-25, including 11 individuals of Vietnamese-Korean nationality, to spread their love for Vietnamese culture. The young group visited Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the Vietnam National History Museum, and other sites.

The activity is part of the Woori Multicultural Scholarship Foundation, established in 2012, which supports about 500 students annually, about 60% of whom are Vietnamese-Korean. There are currently about 240,000 Vietnamese living in South Korea, and the number of multicultural Vietnamese youth living in the country is increasing every year.

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