Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister visits ST Telemedia's facility
On 5 December 2005, ST Telemedia hosted a facility tour for H.E. Mr Nguyen Tan Dzung, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, during his official visit to Singapore for the signing of the Vietnam-Singapore Connectivity Framework Agreement. The facility tour was at StarHub Cable TV headend, the central station where cable TV programmes are received and transmitted to StarHub's customers throughout Singapore. Joining him were Vietnam's Minister for Posts and Telematics (MPT), Minister for Trade and Industry, Deputy Minister for Finance, Deputy Minister for Planning and Investment (MPI), and officials from MPT, MPI and Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT).
To conclude the visit, ST Telemedia hosted a private dinner for the Minister for Posts and Telematics, the Deputy Minister for Finance and other Vietnamese delegates.
ST Telemedia was also the exclusive sponsor of a three-day exhibition and the opening day gala dinner for Vietnam Day in Singapore. Held from 6 to 8 December 2005 at Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vietnam Day was a showcase of Vietnamese trade, culture, cuisine and hospitality. The event was officiated by H.E. Mr Nguyen Tan Dzung, and Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Lim Hng Kiang.
"We hope that through our sponsorship of Vietnam Day, we can bring about greater cultural exchanges, a better understanding of our respective markets and a stronger bond of cooperation between Vietnam and Singapore," said Mr Tan Guong Ching, ST Telemedia's Chairman, at the opening day gala dinner.
The gala dinner was attended by about 400 Singapore and Vietnamese business executives and representatives from the governments of Vietnam and Singapore. It showcased the latest collection of ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese costume, by Minh Hanh, a top Vietnamese fashion designer and director of Ho Chi Minh City-based Fashion Design Institute. The collection featured elaborate and ethnic embroided ao dai designs with colourful and contemporary twists.