Media Notice: Foreign Press Week to be held Ho Chi Minh City (April 25 – May 1, 2015)    
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Apr 22 2015

Ho Chi Minh City will be the venue for the upcoming Press Week to mark the 40th anniversary of the South Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30th), featuring a fascinating array of governmental and municipal activities.

Hosted by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City in coordination with the Foreign Press Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Event Highlights: 

This Press Week will be an unique opportunity to showcase Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon,  a city that fuses traditional touches and modern outfits,  a urban area  in the middle of balancing a growing, modern economy with an intense desire to hold onto its history.  

The journey will cover the city’s major sites of attraction, which zoom journalists around to see snapshots of local life and hot addresses, meet with people who bear witness to its heroic past and the current vibrant socio-economic development.

Journalist are  set to make the hour-and-a-half trek out to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense underground network used as a wartime hideout.

Fireworks will glitter at the Bitexco Financial Tower, the center of  the city’s skyline picture. The Liberation Day celebration will also feature a parade on Le Duan Boulevard in the morning with the participation of  thousands of the army and police forces, municipal agencies and students.

On this special occasion, the Ho Chi Minh municipal authorities will hold a get-together,  focusing on an overview of Ho Chi Minh City’s past and present,  the city’s key role in the South and its policy on attracting foreign investment.

(The full itinerary can be downloaded on this website)

When: April 25 – May 1, 2015

Media Contact: 

Foreign Press Center 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam

Building A1, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound

298G Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Website: www.presscenter.org.vn


In case that you plan to visit Vietnam shortly, please fill in the Press Request Form, which can be downloaded on this website , to apply for a Press Permit and Press Visa to enter Vietnam. Please send the Press Request Form together with the scanned page bearing photo of your valid passport directly to us at the postal address of  the Foreign Press Center, or  email to us at the email address:   ttbcnnpo@yahoo.com


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