Wednesday June 24, 2020

(VOVWORLD): This week we continue to receive entries for the writing contest “What do you know about Vietnam?” Some of our listeners said the Covid-19 pandemic has changed their living and working habits, including their DX’ing hobby. As VOV has extended the deadline of the contest to July 31, they have more time to prepare materials for their writing and will send their works as soon as possible.

B: S B SHARMA, President of India’s SBS World Radio Listeners’ Club, said he was happy to know that VOV has extended the deadline for submission of the “What do you know about Vietnam?” contest. “It is a good decision in this scenario,” Sharma said and wished that more listeners will participate in this event to make it a grand success.

A: He asked us that VOV has added a special segment in the current contest, that is Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19. He and some of his club members had already sent entries. Now they want to send entry for newly added contest segment. “Should they send additional entry for newly introduced part of contest separately or we have to send fresh entry by adding new segment in previous entry,” Sharma asked.

B: Detailed information is: “As this year’s contest takes place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers will award a special prize for the most impressive story or an impressive slogan about Vietnam’s success in the COVID-19 fight. The special prize is different and independent from the main prizes that the 3 top contestants will win a free 5-day trip to Vietnam.”

A: For those who already sent your entries answering the 6 questions of the contest, you can send additional stories of your impression or your understanding of Vietnam’s fight against Covid-19 to win the special prize. You don’t have to restructure your stories.

B: Radhakrishna Pillai of India thanked to Voice of Vietnam for the impressive and unique programs and contest, which give him a new experience of Vietnam. He said: “The ‘What do you know about Vietnam?’ contest provides an outstanding way to find more about Vietnam. I send my entry on the day of Vietnam’s Revolutionary Press Day. In this occasion, I would like to congratulate entire VOV team for bringing out quality programmes to listeners around the world. Best of luck for all the future endeavours and keep achieving all your goals.” 

A: Thank you Radhakrishna Pillai for your support over the years and participation in the contest. This month is seen as a Month of Festival for Vietnamese reporters, and VOV staff in particular. The National Radio Festival themed “Radio - Innovation and Diversity” is being held in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.

B: The organizers said the participants include 62 radio and television stations nationwide, 16 affiliates of the Voice of Vietnam, the Military Broadcasting Center, and the Department of Communications of the Ministry of Public Security.

A: 315 entries are classified as news reportage, interview, thematic radio program and talk show, live broadcast, radio program in ethnic minority languages, and radio drama. The final round of the Festival will see 27 works from radio and television stations across Vietnam compete in the live broadcast radio show category.

B: The festival’s theme is associated with this year's World Radio Day, which is focusing on innovation and diversity in topics, targeted audiences, and genres in order to develop the broadcasting industry in a new era. The information conveyed to the public must be up-to-date, accurate, and embrace the breath of life.

A: There will be a workshop on communication technology in the digital age, an international workshop on changing perceptions and social behavior through radio dramas, and an exhibition on radio equipment and technology.

B: VOV5 team will compete with a live broascast about life of expats in Vietnam during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. It will be on air on 104FM at 12 noon local time Thursday. Listeners outside Vietnam can listen to the show on our website at

A: From Pakistan, Saleem Akhtar Chadhar told us that he and his club members are all fine. They are listening to your programs daily. Reception quality is always good and excillant. 

B: It’s great to hear that. Everyday we receive letters and emails from listeners around the world and are very happy to know that you are doing well by keeping yourselves healthy in this pendamic era.

A: Here in Vietnam we have resumed normal life. Vietnam has gone 69 consecutive days without COVID-19 infections in the community. Among the 349 cases confirmed in Vientam so far, 209 were imported and quarantined upon arrival.

B: The number of recoveries in Vietnam now stands at 329, or 94.3 percent of the total, and zero fatalities have been reported to date. 20 remaining patients are now in a stable condition.

A: Inbound tourism is promoted with several discount programs, new tourism campaigns and activities, new domestic flights, but international commercial flights remain suspended.

 B: Last week Japan and Vietnam agreed to gradually lift travel bans as a way to reopen economic and bilateral exchanges. On Thursday some 440 Japanese experts and entrepreneurs are likely to travel to Vietnam  by charter flights.

A: Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told the press in Tokyo on Tuesday that this is the first step in the process of easing travel restrictions applied by the two countries since the outbreak of Covid-19.

B: The Vietnamese side has allowed the experts and businesspeople to enter Vietnam provided that they agree to enhanced disease prevention measures. Vietnam Airlines flights will take off from Tokyo’s Narita Airport and land at Van Don International Airport in northern Quang Ninh province.

A: We hope it will not take much time to resume travel between the two countries. I’m reading an email from Tore DeChirico of the US. He listened to VOV’s program on April 12th and 14th on the frequency of 7315khz and rated SINPO at 43343.

B: From Japan, Hayato Furukawa sent a letter saying that he listened to VOV on June 6th on the frequency of 9840khz.

A: Roger Roussel of Canada tuned in to our program on April 12th on 7315khz and rated SINPO at all 5s.

B: Christian Harel of Singapore said in a letter: “In those times where it is best to stay at home, I have reverted back to my old passion of DXing. I did manage to receive your ration station and am therefore here sending you a reception report for a program on April 17th.”

A: Thank you all listners for sending your reception reports. We’ll send e-verification cards to confirm your reports. We welcome your feedback at:

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