Wednesday July 19, 2023

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(VOVWORLD) - We’d like to welcome to VOV, Michele Gasparri of Italy, who reported listening to VOV on July 11 on the frequency of 9730 kHz. Mr. Gasparri sent us feedback on our program in both Italian and English.

Wednesday July 19, 2023 - ảnh 1Located at 40-40A Hang Bai Street in downtown Hanoi, the Ho Guom Opera House is the first theater in Vietnam with state-of-the-art equipment.

B: Thank you, Mr.  Gasparri, for tuning in to VOV’s shortwave broadcasts. Our program is also available on the internet at and on mobile app “VOV Media”. We hope that you will continue to listen to our programs and send us feedback regularly.

A: Also from Italy, Mr. Giampaolo Galassi sent us feedback on July 1. He wrote: “Hi, I’m a long time shortwave listener, since 1974. Just to inform you that I’m listening to the Voice of Vietnam on a new frequency of 11913,45 kHz, daily, with an English program from 16.00 to 1627 UTC hour. My last reception was the one of June 30. Is that an official frequency or a drift from one of your transmitters? I did a check with various receivers and my frequency is right. Hope this will help.”

B: Thank you very much for your reception report, Mr. Galassi. We’re not so sure the program you listened on that frequency is ours because our frequency beamed to Europe in 11885 kHz. We’ll forward your very helpful report to our technicians. Once again, thank you and we hope to receive more feedback from you.

A: Next, we’d like to acknowledge a reception report of John Sarsfield of the USA. Sarsfield told us that he listened to VOV on July 8 at 13:36 GMT on the frequency 9840 kHz from the Central Valley of California, USA near Yosemite National Park and the signal was strong.

B: This week, Ashik Eqbal Tokon of Bangladesh wrote: “I’m very thankful and appreciate you for featuring my feedback during the recent “Letterbox” (dated 12 July 2023) show of VOV. I was particularly impressed by the professionalism and engaging nature of the hosts, as well as the variety of topics covered. The Letterbox provides an excellent platform for individuals like myself to share our thoughts, concerns, and suggestions. The diverse range of opinions expressed by the listeners further contributes to the richness and depth of the program.”

A: We highly appreciate Mr. Tokon’s regular comments on our broadcast which is a great encouragement for us to continually improve the quality of our programs.

B: We’d like to thank you for sending congratulations to the five Vietnamese students who won medals at the 2023 International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Japan.

A: He wrote: “I’m amazed by the outstanding performances of Nguyen Tuan Phong from Bac Ninh Province and Vo Hoang Hai from Hanoi, who both won gold medals. Their accomplishments illustrate the hard work, talents, and devotion of their mentors and teachers, as well as the excellence of the Vietnamese education system. Their achievements make Vietnam proud, and I’m confident they will continue to succeed in the future.”

Wednesday July 19, 2023 - ảnh 2All the six Vietnamese high school students competing in the 2023 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) brought home medals (Photo: VNA)

B: Well, the achievements of Vietnamese students at international competitions have jumped remarkably in recent years.

A: Recently, all the six Vietnamese high school students competing in the 2023 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) brought home medals, with two golds, two silvers and two bronzes. The results placed Vietnam in sixth position out of the 112 participating teams.

Wednesday July 19, 2023 - ảnh 3The Vietnamese team at the 2022 International Mathematical Olympiad

B: In last year’s competition, all six Vietnamese students attending the 2022 IMO in Norway secured medals, with one winning the maximum score of 42. This was the first time in 20 years that Vietnamese students have gained the maximum score. Vietnam first participated in the IMO in 1974 and won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals which were an inspiration for Vietnamese students to improve their achievements.

A: To date, 10 Vietnamese students have gotten a maximum score at the IMO. The first one was Le Ba Khanh Trinh from Quoc Hoc-Hue High School for Gifted Students in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Trinh attended the competition in 1979.

A: The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with the participation of seven countries. The IMO has been held annually, except in 1980, and attracted students from over 100 countries.

B: This week, VOVWorld received more than 382 letters and emails from listeners in 35 countries and territories.

A: Many Lao listeners expressed their interest in our “Media” segment on the website Channapha in Vientiane wrote: “I closely follow this segment and have tried to make some dishes following your recipes. The taste is good and similar to the dishes I ate in Vietnamese restaurants in Laos.“

B: Diego Echeverri of Colombia wrote: “I hope to visit Vietnam one day and make friends with Vietnamese people. I always listen to VOV on the internet”.

A: Javier Gonzalez Nungaray of Norway wrote: “I praise Vietnam’s position and status at the 56th ASEAN Foreign Ministerial Meeting and related meetings.”

B: Johnny Antonio Ramírez López of Peru said he loved recent music programs on VOV which featured Vietnamese rain-inspired songs “It’s very interesting. Thanks, VOV and Vietnam for bringing me back to my childhood in Satipo, Peru. The songs are very romantic. The singers make the audience feel their voices and the sound effects”.

A: Hong Yu of China has recently resumed listening to VOV. He said he often listens to VOV on the website while working. Despite the means of listening, whether on the shortwave or the internet, he wants to connect with VOV.

B: Zhao Wei Xian of China told us that he really admires VOV programs. “I have been listening to VOV for a period of time. Through each program, I can feel seriousness and sincerity of the editors and presenters. Your programs are interesting, diverse, and rich. Through each program, I learn more about Vietnam. The presenters are friendly, making listeners feel comfortable and inspired.”

A: Tanabe Tsuneyoshi of Japan wrote: “I love shortwave broadcast since I was a secondary school student. I love all the news on the shortwave and now that with the rapid development of the internet, I’m not sure shortwave broadcast is appropriate or not. But above all, I love my radio player and radio programs. I hope that you stay healthy to deliver more broadcasts to listeners around the world.”

B: Michel Beine of Belgium told us that he wants to know more about Vietnamese actors and actresses.

A: Well, there is a long list of established actors and actresses in Vietnam. But due to time constraint, we’ll can only pick one of the most veteran and prominent actresses.

Wednesday July 19, 2023 - ảnh 4People's Artist Tra Giang

B: For generations of Vietnamese movie fans, People’s Artist Tra Giang is one of Vietnam’s leading movie actresses. She is remembered for her impressive roles in Vietnamese films of the 1960s and 70s, including “Mrs. Tu Hau” (1962), “17th Parallel, days and nights” (1972), and “Song to the front” (1973).

B: Tra Giang won the best actress award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1973 for her role as Diu in “17th Parallel, days and nights”, directed by People’s Artist Hai Ninh.

A: Tra Giang ended her cinema career at the age of 47 after completing the film “White flower river” by Tran Phuong.

B: Tra Giang discovered a love for painting in 1999, influenced by her close friends, Le Thi Thoa, artist and former deputy director of the Pasteur Institute, and renowned artists Mai Truc and Quang Luan. 

A: The desire to paint led Giang to study at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts. Her first solo exhibition, “Summer Comes Back”, opened at the Lotus Gallery in 2006. Since then her work has appeared in dozens of solo and group exhibitions.

Wednesday July 19, 2023 - ảnh 5Tra Giang and her painting

B: Thank you all for your interest in VOV, for sharing your love of our country, and for sending us your feedback. We hope to see you soon in Vietnam.

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: You’re invited to visit us online at, where you can hear both live and recorded programs.

B: Check out our VOV Media App, available on both the IOS and Android platform, to hear our broadcasts. We look forward to your feedback on the mobile version of Once again, thank you all for listening. Goodbye!