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Award bestowed on online newspaper

Update: November, 14/2013 - 09:42
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the award on the occasion of the paper's fifth anniversary, hailing the efforts made by agency leaders as well as reporters, editors and technical staff.—VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)  — Vietnam News Agency's online newspaper Vietnam Plus was awarded the Labour Order, Third Class, yesterday for its contributions to the media industry.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the award on the occasion of the paper's fifth anniversary, hailing the efforts made by agency leaders as well as reporters, editors and technical staff.

Though it was created after many other online newspapers, Vietnam Plus quickly became one of the 15 leading domestic news websites, he said.

Given the rapid pace of development of global communications and social networks, quality information and credibility were necessary for such news sources, the deputy PM said.

He singled out programmes like vietkieu.info, which promotes the connection of Vietnamese around the world, and hanoi.vietnamplus.vn, which introduces the capital in five languages.

Vietnam News Agency's general director Nguyen Duc Loi said that over the past five years, Vietnam Plus had continuously improved its professionalism, applying modern technology to provide readers with information in a timely and proper manner and promoting the image and trademark of Vietnam News Agency.

Vietnamplus.vn officially launched a new interface yesterday. — VNS

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