Wednesday May 31, 2023

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(VOVWORLD) - Among the more than 360 letters and emails we received from listeners in 36 countries and territories this week, we’d like to acknowledge correspondence from Bidhan Chandra Sanyal of India, who listens to our broadcast frequently and sends regular feedback to VOV.

Wednesday May 31, 2023 - ảnh 1Vietnamese female sappers joins the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei. (photo: 

B: In his recent correspondence, he told us about the celebration of International UN Peacekeeper Day, May 29, in India and Bangladesh. He said the Day is observed to honor the peacekeepers who participate in the UN peacekeeping operations.According  to Sanyal, India has deployed 180,000 troops to 43 UN peacekeeping missions. 

A: Thank you, Sanyal, for sharing this with us. Vietnam on May 25 hosted a ceremony in New York to mark the 75th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping.

B: The event gathered members of Vietnamese representative agencies in New York, commanders and officers of the Vietnamese army and police forces on duty at the UN peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Abyei region, and four Vietnamese peacekeeping officers on secondment at UN headquarters.

Wednesday May 31, 2023 - ảnh 2Vietnamese female sappers join the UN peacekeeping mission in Abyei region. (photo:

A: Since Vietnam officially joined the UN peacekeeping operation in June 2014, it has sent more than 500 officers and soldiers to conflict zones in Africa.

B: Over the past eight years, Vietnam has increased the number of its peacekeepers in UN operations and has maintained a level-2 field hospital at the UN Mission in South Sudan since 2018. The percentage of Vietnamese female participants is always higher than the level called for by the UN.

A: An international workshop held in Hanoi on May 29 stressed the crucial role of female police officers in UN peacekeeping missions and the importance of diversity in conflict settlement and post-conflict peace building.

B: The workshop was part of a regional project called “Empowering Women for Sustainable Peace: Preventing Violence and Promoting Social Cohesion in ASEAN”, funded by Canada and the Republic of Korea.

A: Participants looked into barriers and challenges to female officers' participation in UN peacekeeping operations and their benefits to the locality: enhancing community solidarity, boosting gender-sensitive access to justice, and a gender-sensitive approach to conflict settlement, thereby building up trust and promoting peace in conflict-hit countries and territories.

B: Vietnam has been actively engaged in international cooperation in this field and has organized many international conferences and seminars on peacekeeping. Vietnamese officers have fulfilled their tasks and have been praised by the UN and the host country for their capacity and professionalism.

Wednesday May 31, 2023 - ảnh 3More than 20 percent of Vietnam’s peacekeepers are women, well above the UN average. (UNMISS)
A: Diego Echeverri of Colombia wrote: “I would like to thank VOV for sharing a photo of my village Tamesison your website. I’m very happy.”

B: We are delighted to receive photos and postcards from listeners. They give us fascinating insights into their lives, their homes, and their countries. We learned that Tamesis is a huge natural balcony with a breathtaking view of the Cauca River valley. We recommend it to people who like outdoor adventure activities,peace and quiet, and breathtaking views.

A: Juan Diez of Spain, congratulated VOV for winning an award at the Asia Media Summit 2023 in Bali, Indonesia. He wrote: “VOV is like my family. All the awards that VOV wins make me feel as if I won. The jury’s award for VOV’s radio program “689 Peak of aspiration for peace” acknowledged VOV’s great effort for cooperation and peaceful coexistence in Asia and the world.

A: Thank you very much, Juan Diez, for supporting VOV. Your support is a huge encouragement for our reporters.

B: Timo Metso of Finland told us: “I’m a passionate and regular shortwave listener. I tuned in to VOV’s English program by chance on a trip to Finland’s northern region. I was impressed and I will listen to you more often.”

A: We’re happy to have listeners like you.If you miss our shortwave programs, you can listen to us online at our website or on an appcalled VOV Media. We’ll email you a program guide to VOV’s English programs, and we’re hoping to receive more reception reports from you soon.

B: Sutomo Huang of Indonesia emailed us a reception report for programs from May 24th to 28th on the frequency of 12020 KHZ. He noted that the signal was stable with a SINPO rating of all 4s for the whole week.

A: Many thanks for your reports, which let us know about our broadcast quality at your location. Later in the show, we’ll introduce the Vinpearl Landmark 81 in HCMC, the tallest building in Vietnam, the second tallest in Southeast Asia, and the 17th tallest in the world. 

B: We’re reading an email from Jayanta Chakrabarty of India, who listened to our program on May 7th on the frequency of 7220khz. He rated SINPO 43444 on a YB80 Grundig transistor with telescopic antenna.

Wednesday May 31, 2023 - ảnh 4Landmark 81 is the tallest skyscraper in Vietnam (photo: Vinpearl)

B: Chakrabarty listens to VOV every day and sends us feedback almost every day. He told us that he heard about the Vinpearl Landmark 81 in Vietnam. “Why is it so special?”, he asked.

A: Unlike other hotels that have reception counters on the ground floor, the Landmark 81, which has 81 floors, greets its guests with an elevator ride to a reception counter on the 48th floor, which offers a birds-eye view of the central park and the Sai Gon river below. This is a magnificent structure that includes hotel rooms, serviced apartments, office suites, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, observation decks, and other amenities.

B: It was designed by Atkins,a British architectural company that frequently designs world-class projects, such as the Bahrain World Trade Center, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia, and the Lotus Hotel in Shanghai, China.The tower's design is inspired by the traditional bamboo bundle which represents strength and unity in Vietnamese culture.

A: The 461-meter building set many records. It’s the tallest building with the highest observation deck in Vietnam, and has the highest bar and restaurant in Southeast Asia.

Wednesday May 31, 2023 - ảnh 5The entrance of Landmark 81 Vietnam (photo: tuoitrenews)

B: The Landmark 81 has become a new architectural icon of Ho Chi Minh City and a symbol of Vietnam’s economic progress. In downtown Ho Chi Minh City, the Bitexco Financial Tower, called the Saigon Skydeck, was previously the tallest building at 260-meters. Tourists flock to its observation deck on the 49th floor for a spectacular 360-degree view of the city.

A: Thank you all for your interest in VOV and sending us your feedback.  You can send a letter to our offices 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!