Vietnam launches second foreign affairs TV program

A television program aimed at promoting Vietnam and attracting foreign investment and tourists, will hit the airwaves next month on Vietnam Multimedia Corp.’s VTC10 channel.

Program creators say the show aspires to provide a comprehensive view of the country for foreigners while correcting distorted information. It also strives to connect overseas Vietnamese with their homeland.

The 24-hour program, including daily news, features on Vietnamese culture, and documentary films, will be broadcast over the Internet and to cable and satellite channels in the US and other countries. It will be provided in both Vietnamese and English.

The Directorate of External Information and the representative of VTC10 reported the plan to broadcast the program to Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Do Quy Doan last week.

Vietnam Television’s VTV4 was the first Vietnamese channel to be broadcast outside of the country in 1998.

By Tr.Binh – Translated by Da Nguyet

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