The Hanoitimes - On the afternoon of October 7, in Hanoi, with the consent of the Hanoi People`s Committee, the Steering Committee for Foreign Information of Hanoi has just launched that English electronic information page of Economic & Urban Newspaper at the address of http://hanoitimes.com.vn officially become the key external information channel of Hanoi.
Launching ceremory of the key external information channel of Hanoi is one of the practical activities celebrating 60 years of the Capital Liberation Day (October 10,1954 - 2014).
Attending the opening ceremony, there are the Minister of Information and Communications (MIC) - Mr. Nguyen Bac Son, Deputy Head of the Central Propaganda – Mr. Pham Van Linh, Deputy Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee - Mr. Nguyen The Thao, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee - Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc and representatives from departments and agencies in the area.
Delegates attended the opening ceremory of Hanoitimes
Addressing the opening ceremony, the Editor of Economic & Urban Newspaper – Mr. Nguyen Minh Duc said that as the speech agency of Hanoi People's Committee, in the past 16 years, Economic & Urban Newspaper has completed political tasks, respectively issued 6 publications, including printing and electronic media. In the trend of international integration, along with the website Economic & Urban in Vietnamese, Hanoi People's Committee has directed the deployment to build the site electronic information Hanoitimes in English. In July, 2007, English edition of Economic & Urban Newspaper with http://hanoitimes.com.vn domain has been officially licensed and operated. By December, 2012, the Ministry of Information and Communication licensed electronic media for electronic information page of Economic & Urban Newspaper, of which, Hanoitimes page specializes in English.
After nearly 8 years of operation, electronic information page of Hanoitimes has gradually affirmed its role and position in the work of external information of Hanoi. Up to now, the Hanoitimes is still the only English page in the Capital’s media system, effectively operate the external information of Hanoi in particular and the country in general.
With 15 categories, Hanoitimes is being focused to renew the content to better serve readers. Hanoitimes continuously updated external activities of the Central and the City, social-economic information, urban life in the country; especially policies to attract foreign investment; introducting urban planning, transport planning, planning Hanoi’s industrial parks; promoting tourism and socio-cultural activities in Hanoi and Vietnam.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Duc - Editor of Economic & Urban Newspaper
With the existing human resource and coordination with other units, the topical news are constantly updated, daily average of 30,000 hits. Statistics show that foreign readers access Hanoitimes with high percentage, namely: South Korea 34%; America 27%, Europe 21%, etc. It is important that since being established, Hanoitimes has been always smoothly operated, ensuring security, no technical incidents occurred and no content errors.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen The Thao confirmed that as the speech agency of Hanoi People's Committee, in recent years, Economic & Urban Newspaper has constantly innovated the content and propaganda, expanding types of information. The Newspaper has always paid attention to the work of Hanoi’s external information. The content on external information in printing papers and electronic media is rich and diversed; promptly report foreign activities of the Central and Hanoi. Specifically, Online Economics & Urban Newspaper is the first electronic journal of Hanoi with English version - Hanoitimes, frequently updates the situation in the country, the Capital and the world, effectively contribute to popularize policy, the Party’s line and policies, State’s and City’s laws, promote and introduce innovative developments of the Capital, of the country to international friends and overseas Vietnamese.
The City Chairman Nguyen The Thao requires that, with new missions, new roles, Hanoitimes should continue to promote the achievement, enhance communication to our compatriots abroad, international friends for more understanding over the Party’s lines and policies, state laws, innovative developments of the Capital and the country; actively introduce and promote the country's image, history, culture, Vietnamese and Hanoians, the potential for development, cooperation and investment of the Capital.
Mr. Nguyen The Thao - Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee
Chairman Nguyen The Thao suggested that the Central Propaganda Department, the Ministry of Information and Communications, concerned agencies and departments to create favorable conditions for Hanoi to soon upgrade Hanoitimes page to the electronic media of Hanoitimes to better serve external communication of the City in particular and the country in general.
Subsequently, the leaders and representatives of departments and sectors from the Central and the City have performed the opening ceremony press for the key external information channel of Hanoi
By Tuan Minh