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Jan 01, 2024 / 21:16

Letter from Editor: Thank you for support over the past 25 years

On behalf of the editorial board and the Economic & Urban Newspaper staff, Editor-in-chief Nguyen Thanh Loi expressed his sincere thanks to dear readers, authorities, partners, and friends for their support over the past 25 years.

The Economic & Urban Newspaper, under the Hanoi People's Committee, would like to thank leaders and our esteemed readers for sending us congratulatory messages and flowers on the 25th anniversary (January 1, 1999 – 2024) and for attending the award ceremony of the Labor Order - 1st Class.

Flower baskets were sent by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Vo Van Thuong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue to the 25th-anniversary ceremony and the awarding of the Labor Order - 1st Class, the highest award for achievements in national construction.

Notably, the event marked the attendance of Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski; Deputy Chief of Mission, Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam Kristell Avilés Flores; Roshan Lepcha, Counsellor (Pol & Info), Embassy of India in Vietnam; Nakajima Takeo, Chief Representative, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Hanoi.

We are honored to get flower baskets and congratulatory messages sent by Matt Jackson, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Vietnam, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Vietnam, the Embassy of Norway in Vietnam, and the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam.  

On this occasion, the Economic & Urban Newspaper received congratulatory messages from leaders of the central agencies, the Hanoi Party Committee, the Hanoi People’s Committee, the Hanoi People’s Council, the Vietnam Fatherland Front – Hanoi; leaders of localities nationwide; heads of diplomatic missions and foreign organizations in Vietnam; business executives; experts, partners, friends, and audiences. Thai News sent its congratulatory letter while local media and journalists at home and abroad expressed their congratulations.

We would like to express our sincere thanks for the cooperation and companionship of readers, authorities, businesses, partners, and friends over the past. We hope to receive the support in the coming time.  

Founded on January 1, 1999, the Economic & Urban Newspaper – the mouthpiece of the Hanoi People’s Committee has specialized pages namely Hanoi Times (, Phap Luat & Xa Hoi or Law & Society (, Giao Thong Hanoi or Hanoi Transport (, Tieu Dung or Consumption (, Thi Truong Tai Chinh or Financial Market (, and Dien Dan Do Thi or Urban Forum.

The media has 170 staff members working in offices located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Haiphong, Cantho, and Nghe An.  

 Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Tran Sy Thanh with Editorial Board of the Economic & Urban Newspaper at the 25th anniversary held in Hanoi on December 29. Photos: The Hanoi Times
 Editor-in-chief Nguyen Thanh Loi welcomes Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski. 
 Chairman Tran Sy Thanh, on behalf of the State President, grants Labor Order - 1st Class to Editor-in-chief Nguyen Thanh Loi and Deputy Editors-in-chief (from left: Nguyen Xuan Khanh, Le Hoang Anh, and Nguyen Anh Duc). 
 Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski (C) and Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Hanoi Nakajima Takeo (R) at the ceremony.
 Deputy Chief of Mission, Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam Kristell Avilés Flores (L) and Roshan Lepcha, Counsellor (Pol & Info), Embassy of India in Vietnam, at the ceremony.
 Flower basket from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam. 
 Congratulatory message sent by Matt Jackson, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam. 
 Flower basket presented by UNDP Vietnam.
 Flower basket from Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Hilde Solbakken. 
 Flower basket by the Denmark Embassy in Vietnam. 

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