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Opening of the Ho Chi Minh Trail: Historic decision with strategic significance

In May 1959, the General Military Commission and the Ministry of Defence decided to establish a special military task force, later known as Group 559. This group was tasked with opening a supply route to transport goods and organise the movement of soldiers and officials from North to South Vietnam and vice-versa. The route was inaugurated on the birthday of President Ho Chi Minh, and thus was called the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

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Over 1 million candidates register for 2024 High School Graduation Exam

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, by the end of the registration period for the 2024 High School Graduation Exam, at 5pm on May 10, 2024, a total of 1,067,391 candidates had registered through the Ministry’s registration system, compared to 1,024,063 candidates in 2023.

30 cities and provinces with the best economic governance announced

The 2023 report on Vietnam’s Provincial Competitiveness Index and Provincial Green Index (PCI/PGI), compiled by USAID and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), was released recently, announcing the 30 cities and provinces with the best economic governance.

Hanoi among world’s 100 smartest cities in 2024

The Institute for Management Development (IMD) in collaboration with the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation (WeGO) in April released rankings of the world’s leading smart cities for 2024. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City both found their way on to the list this year.

Registered FDI reaches 9.27 billion USD after four months of 2024

As of April 20, total registered foreign investment in Vietnam had reached 9.27 billion USD, an increase of 4.4% compared to the same period of 2023.

Satisfaction Index of Public Administration Services 2023: Quang Ninh ranks first

The average Satisfaction Index of Public Administration Services (SIPAS) for Vietnam as a whole in 2023 was 82.66%, an increase of 2.58 percentage points compared to 2022 (80.08%). The province with the highest satisfaction rate was Quang Ninh, with 90.61%.

3 Vietnamese dishes in the world’s Top 100 salads

Pho tron (mixed pho), nom (traditional Vietnamese salad), and goi ga (Vietnamese shredded chicken salad) have all appeared on TasteAtlas’s list of the 100 best salads in the world.

10 documentary heritage of Vietnam now recognised by UNESCO

The Nine Dynastic Urns, housed in the Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, have been inscribed in the Memory of the World Register, marking Vietnam’s 10th UNESCO-recognised documentary heritage.

Express ferry linking HCM City and Con Dao Island launched

A high-speed ferry service linking Ho Chi Minh City and Con Dao Island off the coast of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau came into operation on May 13.

Vietnam’s economic performance in the first 4 months

Vietnam’s total registered foreign investment reached nearly 9.27 billion USD in the first four months of the year, up 4.5% compared to the same period last year. The total import-export turnover of goods reached 238.88 billion USD, up 15.2%.

Foreign tourist arrivals up 68.3% in first 4 months

Facilitative visa policies and attractive tourism stimulus programmes have proven effective in attracting a high number of international visitors to Vietnam compared to the same period last year.

51,600 new enterprises established in first four months of 2024

Some 51,600 new enterprises with total registered capital of nearly 508 trillion VND (20 billion USD) were established in the first four months of 2024.

Vietnam-Brazil Comprehensive Partnership

May 8, 2024, marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Brazil. Since then, cooperation between the two countries has continually developed in all regards, including politics, defence, diplomacy, economy, culture, and people-to-people exchanges, and relations were then upgraded to a Comprehensive Partnership in 2007. Vietnam and Brazil boast substantial potential in bilateral trade and aim to raise turnover to 10 billion USD by 2023.

Cargo bicycles the “King of Transport” on the Dien Bien Phu Battlefield

Bicycles became known as the “King of Transport” and played a crucial role in the victory of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign in 1954. The nearly 21,000 bicycles pressed into service enabled Vietnam to achieve its miraculous Dien Bien Phu Victory.