Vietnam bags two golds at int’l Chemistry Olympiad

Posted at: FRIday - 01/08/2014 14:29 - post name: Nguyễn Thị Thùy

 
Vietnam bags two golds at int’l Chemistry Olympiad

The Vietnamese delegation has pocketed two gold and two silver medals at the 46th annual International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Hanoi.

 Addressing the closing ceremony of the contest on July 28, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam always attaches importance to the development of science – technology talents, including those in chemical science.

The Government leader expressed his delight that Vietnam host the IChO for the first time and that it was an opportunity to discover chemistry talents and boost the development of chemistry in Vietnam.

He congratulated the students’ achievements at the Olympiad, where they lived in the atmosphere of international friendship and solidarity.

He said he believes that in the future the student will become leading scientists, talented managers, and they will make great contributions to their countries’ prosperity and to global development.

He also took this chance to thank the Steering Committee of the IChO, the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, universities, and other relevant bodies for their effort in organising the event.

At the closing ceremony, organisers presented 28 gold, 63 silver and 92 bronze medals as well as 10 consolation prizes.

All Vietnamese students won medals. Pham Ngan Giang and Pham Mai Phuong from the Hanoi – Amsterdam High School for the Gifted.

Meanwhile, Doan Quoc Hoai Nam from the Quoc hoc – Hue High School for the Gifted and Do Viet Hung from the Tran Phu High School for the Gifted in Hai Phong city secured the silver medals.

This year’s event was attended by 291 high school students from 77 countries and territories worldwide. 

Translated by Dic

 

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