Students writing contest launched on Vietnam sea, islands

The Students Association of Vietnam launched a writing contest November 2 on the country’s marine and island areas to raise students’ awareness about strategy of the development of the maritime economy.

The contest, open to Vietnamese students studying at home or abroad and foreign research students in Vietnam, requires them to answer five questions related to the sea and islands and send the entries before March 26, 2010.

They can use documents, maps, and pictures to corroborate their answers.

Prizes will be given away to the winners on the 35th Liberation Day, April 30, 2010.

These will include one special prize worth VND15 million, two first prizes each worth VND10 million, five second prizes worth VND7 million, 10 third prizes worth VND5 million, and others.

More information is available on the online newspapers of the Communist Party of Vietnam (www.dangcongsan.vn), the Vietnam People’s Army (www.qdnd.vn), and www.thanhnien.com.vn, www.tienphong.vn and www.svvn.vn.

By H.Binh, translated by Le Thu

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