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Project unveils interesting insights in Hanoi

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Through their 98 photos, 34 migrant workers in Hanoi vividly captured various issues ranging from employment, people, environment, transport and public places in the capital city.

The photos were taken under the Photovoice project, launched by the “For a Livable Hanoi” alliance.

Project unveils interesting insights in Hanoi
Entitled ‘At the construction site’, Truong Thi Thuy’s photo captures Vang A Sao, a young H’Mong man at his workplace.

The 34 migrant workers come from 15 cities and provinces, some of them from the ethnic groups of H’Mong, Thai, Muong and San Diu, never having had a smart mobile phone or even taken a photo.

Working different jobs including as waste collectors, environmental workers, construction workers, and street vendors, they managed to take interesting and unique photos in different corners of Hanoi and use the photos to tell moving stories of their daily lives, observations, and feelings towards the city of Hanoi.

In their eyes, Hanoi is not a city of modern buildings with a vibrant rhythm of life, nor a cultural relic. The 98 photos taken by their mobile phones tell their different stories about their simple love for Hanoi while providing perspectives and voices of migrant workers who have contributed to the development of the city.

Entitled ‘At a construction site’, Truong Thi Thuy’s photo captures Vang A Sao, a H’Mong young man at his workplace. Born in 2002 into a poor family, A Sao had to drop out of school and headed to Hanoi for a living. A Sao is the only H’Mong and the youngest worker at the construction site in Phu Thuong Ward, Tay Ho District.

Talking about her photo, Thuy, who has been in Hanoi for more than two decades, said that she had sympathy for A Sao as she is also a person from an ethnic minority background. Therefore, she often supports A Sao in his work.

In addition to appreciating his honesty and diligence, A Sao also arouses Thuy’s compassion as he is the same age as her child but had to leave home for work and earn a living by himself.

Meanwhile, Tran Thi An and Mai Thi No, two street vendors, decided to choose their “colleagues” as the spotlight of her photo, which feature female street vendors cycling across Hanoi’s corners to sell bamboo baskets, fans and brooms.

Project unveils interesting insights in Hanoi
Migrant workers and their photos as part of the Photovoice project. (Photo: Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam)

Another popular topic chosen by the project’s participants is public space in Hanoi, including a playground, a corner by a lake, a sidewalk, and street market where migrant workers live, work and create a “connection” with the local community. The “connection” can be seen through Pham Thi Hau’s photo, which depicts local women boiling peanuts, sweet potatoes and cassava in a playground in Phuc Tan Ward, Hoan Kiem District.

The playground used to be abandoned with garbage everywhere. After being renovated, it has become a playground for children and a place for elders to do physical exercise.

The Photovoice project also reveals migrant workers’ views of Hanoi. By interacting with the city through their work every day, the workers have become part of Hanoi, and their work is contributing to the city’s development.

Ly A Thanh, a student whose part time job is as a motorbike taxi driver, recorded the image of an ordinary worker sitting on the sidewalk mixing cement and sand to make concrete. Do Thi Hong’s photo tells the story of Nhung, who has worked as a waste collector for more than 30 years. From Hong’s point of view, this is a job that helps reduce urban waste and make the environment greener and cleaner.

The Photovoice is part of a Danish-supported project called “Inclusive city: making Hanoi liveable for the most marginalized groups of migrant workers”. Through their pictures, the migrant workers show not only their positive view of Hanoi but also their attachment to the city and their contribution to making Hanoi more liveable and inclusive for all.

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Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/entertainment-sports/project-unveils-interesting-insights-in-hanoi-732673.html

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Vietnam football squad suffer training injuries

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Vietnam football squad suffer training injuries

Nguyen Quang Hai has a muscle problem during a training session of the national football team on May 17, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa.


Some key players of the national football team have suffered injuries while training for the upcoming World Cup Asian qualifiers.

Midfielder Luong Xuan Truong had a problem with his ankle during a match in training on May 11. He is expected to return after a week. He will train with the doctor of the national team Choi Ju-young for faster recovery.

Attacking midfieder Nguyen Hoang Duc has suffered a more serious injury, damaging his left instep after receiving a tackle during training on Saturday. It will take him longer to return to training.

In the latest training session on Monday, key midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai showed a distinct lack of tamina. After checking on the 24-year-old, Dr. Choi said Hai has muscle fatigue and he will need to rest to avoid injuries.

But coach Park Hang-seo has also had some good news. Three injured players, leftback Doan Van Hau, rightback Nguyen Trong Hoang and fullback Le Van Xuan have returned to training. These athletes haven’t played for a long time, so they will try and regain their form quickly.

Three other players– goalkeeper Nguyen Van Hoang, defender Pham Xuan Manh and forward Phan Van Duc – have also joined the national team after finishing their quarantine. Earlier this month, they’d had indirect contact with a Covid-19 case in their club, Song Lam Nghe An.

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Vietnam football squad train in Hanoi on May 16, 2021.

After each training session, Dr. Choi and the medical team will check on all players and evaluate their condition then report to coach Park. This will help players stay fit and avoid unwanted problems. They have been maintaining a tight schedule with the V. League for the past few months and need a proper routine of training and resting to preserve stamina, officials have said.

The national team have been in training since May 7 with the frequency of one session a day. Towards the end of May, coach Park will select 27 from a shortlist of 37 players for the World Cup qualifiers in the UAE. Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam will fly to the UAE from Japan.

The Golden Dragons will play a friendly against Jordan on May 31. The team will play their World Cup qualifers against Indonesia on June 7, Malaysia on June 11 and the UAE on June 15. Vietnam currently top group G with 11 points. Six points out of three games will see the team advancing to the last round of World Cup qualifers for the first time in history.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/sports/football/vietnam-football-squad-suffer-training-injuries-4280344.html

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Vietnam defeat Iraq in preparation for FIFA Futsal World Cup play-off

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Vietnam staged a comeback to beat Iraq 2-1 in a friendly game in the UAE on Monday night in their preparation for the play-off to win a ticket to the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

The game took place behind closed doors and without media coverage.

According to Tran Anh Tu, a standing member of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), who is also head of the Vietnamese futsal delegation to the UAE, Iraq mainly defended and counterattacked in the first half.

Vietnam dominated the game and created a lot of chances.

However, a mistake in the Vietnamese defense line lent the Iraqis a chance to score the opening goal. 

But before the end of the first half, Pham Duc Hoa managed to net the equalizer for Vietnam after several misses.

In the second half, although Iraq organized more attacks, Vietnam still controlled the game before raising the goal difference to 2-1 in the 35th minute, when Dac Huy headed home after Chau Doan Phat’s shot bounced off.

The score remained unchanged until the referee blew the whistle to end play.

The 2-1 victory uplifted the entire Vietnamese national men’s futsal team, according to Tu.

“The match against Iraq certainly helped the coaching staff learn a lot of experience and point out things they need to overcome before playing the official matches against Lebanon,” Tu said, referring to the two-legged play-off comprising two games at 10:00 pm on May 23 and May 25 (Vietnam time).

The goal of the Vietnamese national futsal team is to win a ticket to the FIFA Futsal World Cup for the second time, after the first one in 2016 in Colombia. 

At the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, Vietnam not only unexpectedly made it to the finals, but also played jubilantly and reached the Round of 16.

The 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup will be held in Lithuania from September 12 to October 13 this year.

The quadrennial international futsal championship was originally scheduled to run from September 12 to October 4, 2020 as the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup, but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together with Lithuania who qualify automatically as hosts, 23 other teams from six separate continental competitions will compete in the final tournament.

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Khanh Van’s impressive outfits at Miss Universe 2020

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Reviewing the journey of Miss Universe Vietnam Nguyen Tran Khanh Van at Miss Universe 2020 pageant through her most impressive costumes.

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Khanh Van quickly impressed the audience and the media with her diverse and outstanding fashion style. She appeared at the airport with this outfit – a dark red knitted vest combined with a trendy short, mixed with bags and suitcases of similar colors.
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Khanh Van prepared up to 15 pieces of luggage and nearly 200 dresses, from gorgeous evening designs to youthful streetwear.
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This outfit is inspired by the water lily of Dong Thap Muoi region, associated with life in Southwest of Vietnam.
Thời trang ấn tượng của Khánh Vân tại Miss Universe 2020
Khanh Van wrote on her personal page: “Bringing Vietnamese beauty and culture to Miss Universe”. This outfit is inspired by the terraced fields of Vietnam.

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According to a beauty site, Khanh Van ranked first for having the most beautiful outfits, followed by the representatives of Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Thailand.

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Khanh Van, 26, stands at 1.76 metres tall and measures 83-61-95. She was previously crowned as Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, thereby winning the right to represent the country at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant.

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She had arrived in the US on May 2 and competed alongside 73 contestants from around the world over a two-week period in several different events as part of the pageant, including the national costume, evening gown, and swimsuit sub-contests, in addition to the semi-final night.

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