Activities prepared for overseas Vietnamese

June 23, 2006

 
10:08' 22/06/2006 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet – A series of activities with participation of overseas Vietnamese will be held in Vietnam from mid-July through September, according to Vice Chairman of the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, Tran Quang Hoan.

Mr Hoan said that 44 outstanding young overseas Vietnamese from 20 countries will join the annual Vietnam Summer Camp which will run from July 18 to August 2.

The Camp will include sightseeing trips around historic sites and landscapes, exchanges between young OV and homeland youths, and talks about the nation's history, culture, land, people and President Ho Chi Minh.

Campers will join the "Green Summer" volunteer programme initiated by the HCM City Youth Union. The programme attracts students and young people nationwide to join in social activities, such as cleaning the environment, tutoring poor children, and raising funds for disadvantaged people.

The Committee for Overseas Vietnamese will organise another summer camp named "Return to the roots" for all overseas Vietnamese who wish to return the homeland. The first camp will be held from August 8 through the 20, and more than 30 overseas Vietnamese from six countries have registered for the event.

An overseas Vietnamese business conference will be held in central city of Da Nang on September 21-22, and expected to attract 100 business people. The event's topic is the "Upholding potential capacity of overseas Vietnamese entrepreneurs in the nation's construction, development and international economic integration".

The conference will help overseas Vietnamese learn more about Party and the State policies to encourage them contribute more to their homeland. It will provide a forum for overseas Vietnamese entrepreneurs to share experiences of their businesses in Vietnam, and for local authorities to understand their wishes and aspirations.

Mr Hoan said that the conference is significant, particularly since Vietnam is on the threshold of joining the WTO, as overseas Vietnamese businessmen will serve as a bridge linking domestic and foreign partners. At the conference, a board will be created to work for the establishment of setting up an association of overseas Vietnamese.

On the occasion of National Day, September 2, a delegation of outstanding 40 Vietnamese from Laos, Thailand and Cambodia will tour historic sites in Hanoi, Hue, and HCM City from August 15 to 29.

(Source: TTXVN)

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