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The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City recently conferred the Ho Chi Minh City Badge to seven overseas Vietnamese who have made a significant and consistent contribution to developing the Ho Chi Minh City Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and the city in general.
The seven awardees are:
- Dr. Nguyen Dinh Uyen (U.S), lecturer at the International University’s School of Electrical Engineering under the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City branch.
- Dr. Nguyen Duc Thai (U.S.), founder of the TransMed-VN forum.
- Prof. Dr. Mai Xuan Ly (Poland), head of the life science laboratory at the Institute for Computational Science and Technology of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology.
- Prof. Dr. Nguyen Minh Tho (Belgium), head of the molecular science and nanomaterial laboratory at the Institute for Computational Science and Technology of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology.
- Peter Hong (Australia), standing vice president and Secretary-General of the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese.
- Danny Vo Thanh Dang (Singapore), vice president of the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese and CEO of Global Assist Vietnam.
- Lam De, head of the liaison board for overseas Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8.
Dr. Nguyen Duc Thai (middle), an overseas Vietnamese who has made significant contributions to the development of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Vietnam Times
In addition to his achievements in medical research, Nguyen Duc Thai has contributed a proposal on Covid vaccine development using virus-like particles, which was taken into consideration by the city’s Department of Health, and other valuable comments on Covid-19 prevention strategies.
Vice president of the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese Peter Hong has made significant contributions in public diplomacy and connecting businesses in Ho Chi Minh City with those in other countries such as Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
|Peter Hong (Australia), standing vice president and Secretary-General of the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese. Photo: Vietnam Times|
Danny Vo Thanh Dang is a valuable asset to the Ho Chi Minh City Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs for his contribution to the city’s cultural and brand development. As a coordinator, he has been partaking in many forums on start-ups and connection with young overseas Vietnamese – the third generation – to train, teach, coach and inspire them.
Ho Chi Minh City Badge
The Ho Chi Minh City Badge is awarded in accordance with Decision No. 233/QD-UB dated Aug. 22, 1979, of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. The badge symbolizes the recognition of the city’s leaders for individuals who have made significant achievements and contributions to the development of the city. In addition, it aims to promote patriotism, in response to the call of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on boosting production and completing the duties assigned by the party and the government of Vietnam, contributing to the development and protection of Vietnam.
The contents and design of the Ho Chi Minh City Badge show the vital role of the city in developing and protecting the country, highlighting the responsibilities and goals of locals in turning Ho Chi Minh City into an industrial, cultural, scientific, technical and international trade hub of Vietnam.
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