Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
This is the main highlight in Document No. 9860/UBND-VP of the Ha Long People’s Committee regarding the implementation of regulations on office clothes among civil servants, public employees and workers in the city’s state agencies and units, contributing to creating a civilised working environment, preserving national cultural identity, and maintaining cultural beauty in agencies and units.
According to the document, Ha Long City is encouraging women to wear Ao Dai and men to be dressed in white shirts and pants while participating in flag salute ceremonies, political affairs sessions and work on Mondays.
Educational institutions under the management of the municipal People’s Committee are encouraging female teachers and lecturers to wear Ao Dai when working and teaching.
For the rest of the week, cadres, civil servants, public employees and workers should comply with regulations on office clothes and culture, ensuring the criteria of being neat, polite and consistent with the nature of both the work and the national norms.
Earlier, on October 10, the Ha Long People’s Committee organised an Ao Dai show themed “Charming Ha Long”, with the participation of more than 2,000 female cadres, trade unions, public servants and workers from the city.
The programme brought viewers attractive performances, with colourful Ao Dai and Non la (the palm-leaf conical hat) exalting the beauty of the women.
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union, the Committee for the Advancement of Women in Ha Long has launched an Ao Dai week (October 12-20) honouring the traditional beauty of Vietnamese women. During the week, female cadres, public servants and workers are being encouraged to wear Ao Dai at work.