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In August alone, local enterprises shipped 135 million medical masks abroad, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

The masks were mainly fabric, fine dust masks, cotton and medical masks.

The largest importers were Japan, the Republic of Korea, Germany and the US. In addition, masks were also exported to Hong Kong, Singapore, Poland, Australia, China, Laos and South Africa.

Masks have been a highlight of Vietnamese exports during the pandemic.

Textile and garment enterprises have also quickly adapted machinery and raw materials to make anti-bacterial fabric masks, medical masks and protective goods to fill the gaps when processing orders were delayed.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in many countries, the demand for masks is still increasing.

Regarding the quality of export masks, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has warned exporters to learn carefully about the function of consulting and testing, especially when businesses want to issue certificates for export to the EU and US markets.

Four students won medals at International Informatics Olympiad 2020

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, all four Vietnamese students competing at the International Informatics Olympiad 2020 won medals, including one gold medal.

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Bui Hong Duc, 12th grader from High School for Gifted Students under the University of Science – Vietnam National University, Hanoi won gold medal. At the International Informatics Olympiad 2019, Duc also won gold medal.

Vu Hoang Kien, 12th grader and Le Quang Huy, 11th grader from High School for Gifted Students under the University of Science - Vietnam National University, Hanoi secured silver medals.

Tran Quang Thanh 12th grader from High School for Gifted Students under Hanoi National University of Education won bronze medal.

The 32nd International Informatics Olympiad was held online by Singapore from September 13 to 23. Vietnam team joined the network at the VNU University of Engineering and Technology.  It drew the participation of 343 students from 87 countries and territories.

With the above-mentioned achievements, Vietnamese ranked the 9th. China ranked at the first place with four gold medals.

Da Nang offers virtual tour of Champa sculptures through 3D scans

The central city of Da Nang has unveiled a new virtual reality app that allows visitors to admire objects on display at the Museum of Champa Sculpture through three-dimensional scans, the Nhan Dan reported.

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Developers of the technology said that everything from spatial depth to colours and images are reproduced completely true to the original sculptures, providing visitors with visual satisfaction and urging them to explore the museum in reality.

The service is available at, where visitors will be transported to the virtual museum to tour its four galleries of ancient Champa treasures.

Throughout the tour, visitors are presented with text and audio guides about 14 notable objects at the museum, ranging from Hindu and Buddhist deities and fertility symbols to sacred animals and architectural decorations, reflecting the rich cultural and religious life of ancient Champa people.

The information is available in English and Vietnamese to cater to both domestic and foreign visitors.

The over-100-year-old Museum of Champa Sculpture in Da Nang is currently home to some extremely valuable collections of fine sculptural pieces of ancient Champa culture./.


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