|Vietnam conducts flights to bring home Vietnamese citizens stranded overseas due to COVID-19
He wrote: “It was good news to hear about VOV extending the “What do you know about Vietnam?” contest to July 31 2020. I’m one of the participants preparing to send in my entry. There is so much to write as your six questions cover so many aspects of life in Vietnam. The extended deadline will give me time to refine my ideas and a chance to express my opinion on Vietnam’s effective COVID-19 response, a feat that serves as a model for the world. I thank the VOV contest organizers for this opportunity and I wish everyone at VOV good health and safety during this pandemic period.
B: Thank you, Mr. Chakrabarty, for responding to our contest and programs. We appreciate your contest entry and hope you are safe and sound in this time of epidemic.
A: Commenting on our story about Vietnam’s phased reopening to foreign entry A. Harris wrote: “I think spouses of Vietnamese should be added to the list of those allowed to enter Vietnam. I have been married to a Vietnamese woman for 4 years. I have often visited Vietnam the last 10 years. We have traveled all over Vietnam to Hanoi, HCMC, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, and more. I have been renting housing in Vietnam all this time. Currently my wife is living alone in HCMC and it has been seven months since I visited her. A spouse family should be allowed to enter under the guidelines.”
B: While the epidemic is still growing elsewhere, no COVID-19 deaths have been reported so far in Vietnam and Vietnam has gone 3 months with no new community infection.
A: We hope the epidemic will be contained elsewhere so that our borders can open for the return of people stranded overseas.
B: Due to the epidemic, new forms of virtual entertainment have been promoted by Vietnamese artists.
A: Vietnamese pop idol Chi Pu has created a special Youtube project called Chi Pu’s Greatest Show.
B: The show combines exciting circus acts with Chi Pu’s performance of her newest songs The 66-minute show has already attracted more than 800,000 views.
A: A program called Online Music Lounge is becoming popular with audiences in Vietnam and abroad. The show introduces the music and career of Vietnam’s best known songwriters and musicians. It features live performances of the musicians’ all-time favorite songs and talk show appearances.
B: Several new series on YouTube are introducing international and Vietnamese audiences to comedies and dramas produced in Vietnam.
A: Singer and actress Minh Hang has had great success with her first production, the recent web drama called News Hunter.
|Web drama "News Hunter" by Minh Hang
B: The six-episode series portrays the life of a female reporter who often faces danger. The latest episode debuts Friday at 8pm on the YouTube channel Minh Hang Official. The first two episodes have gotten more than five million views.
A: In another YouTube offering, People’s Artist and theatre director Hong Van will release the second part of her popular web drama called “Run Run, Dai Ke” about family and love. The series has boosted the number of subscribers to Van’s YouTube channel, Hong Van Entertainment from 300,000 to nearly 600,000.
| Web drama "Run, Run Dai Ke" by Hong Van
B: During the epidemic, entertainment has adapted. In Vietnam, we have a saying “In times of trouble, wise solutions will appear” which is equivalent in English as “Adversity is the mother of wisdom”.
A: Commenting on VOV’s President’s interview on the Vietnamese experience of fighting the pandemic and the role of VOV, a key media agency in tackling the crisis on the magazine of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Wali Mutazammil wrote: “Congratulations to VOV President Associate Professor Dr Nguyen The Ky and the great people of Vietnam. Your compassionate leadership and transformative practices are teachable lessons for the global community. We look forward to further lessons, as VOV aspires to achieve its short and long-term goals. “
B: Thank you for visiting our website and tuning in to VOV, Mr. Mutazammil. In the interview, VOV’s President described how VOV’s shows have helped our audience deal with the crisis. VOV has broadcast COVID-19 informational programs, launched public health-themed contests, developed online teaching programs for students and pupils at all levels, launched a “What do you know about coronavirus?” contest through the VTCNow app and run live coverage of COVID-19-related events.
A: VOV’s radio and television broadcasts have been uploaded to social media and fan pages in order to reach further and increase audience interaction.
B: We added a supplement to our contest “What do you know about Vietnam?” called “Vietnam Fights Coronavirus'. We will award a special prize for the best story or slogan about Vietnam’s success in controlling COVID-19.
A: Saleem Akhta Chadhar of Pakistan listened to our program on July 2 on the frequency of 7220 Khz and rated SINPO all 4s He said the reception is always excellent and he likes the program very much.
B: H.M Tarek of Bangladesh expressed his interest in our report on Vietnam’s National Radio Festival which promotes innovation and diversity.
A: Ashik Eqbal Tokon of Bangladesh briefed us on the epidemic situation in Bangladesh and sent feedback on our program on July 10. He wrote: “ I would like to convey my thanks to VOV for the Rural Vietnam/Village life segment. Using renewable energy and conserving energy in its craft villages is a good example of why and how Vietnam is rising in world rankings. Thanks for a perfect report on the trend of using power in craft villages. We agree that craft villages need an energy development strategy for their betterment.”
B: Thank you, Mr. Tokon, for your detailed feedback on our programs. We will confirm your report with an e-QSL card soon.
A: We welcome your feedback at: English Service, VOVworld, the Voice of Vietnam, 45 Ba Trieu street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Or you can email us at our new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You’re invited to visit us online at vovworld.vn, where you can hear both live and recorded programs.
A : We look forward to your feedback on the mobile version of vovworld.vn. Once again, thank you all for listening.