Detailed outcomes of first vote of confidence

VGP - The results of the first ever vote of confidence for 47 key positions were released on Tuesday morning by the Chief of the National Asssembly's Voting Committee, Mr. Do Van Chien. No. Name and title Vote Valid votes Invalid votes High confidence Confidence Low-confidence 1 State President Truong Tan Sang 491 0 330 (66.27%) 133 (26.71%) 28 (5.62%) 2 Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan 491 0 263 (52.81%) 215 (43.17%) 13 (2.61%) 3 National Assembly … [Read more...]

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NA Deputy Hoang Yen: “I don’t regret”

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VietNamNet Bridge - On May 23, the National Assembly held a private meeting to consider the proposal on removing NA deputy status of Ms. Dang Thi Hoang Yen. Ms. Hoang Yen outside the NA meeting room on May 23. At the private meeting, which began at 4.30pm, Chief of the NA's Committee of Deputy Affairs Nguyen Thi Nuong read the proposal to dismiss Deputy Hoang Yen, for her incorrect declarations in her curriculum vitae. After two days of absence from the NA session, Ms. Yen appeared at the NA … [Read more...]

NA deputies to vote on dismissal of Deputy Hoang Yen

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At a closed meeting in the morning of this Saturday, the National Assembly will cast their votes on the dismissal of deputy DangThi Hoang Yen. Reasoning of "being sick," deputy Yen was absent from the opening session of the 3rd NA session on May 21. In the morning of May 21, the NA approved the agenda of the 3rd session. Accordingly, the NA deputy status of Ms. Yen will be considered in three meetings. On the afternoon of May 23, Chief of the NA's Committee of Deputy Affairs Nguyen Thi … [Read more...]

NA deputies to vote on dismissal of Deputy Hoang Yen this Saturday

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VietNamNet Bridge - At a closed meeting in the morning of this Saturday, the National Assembly will cast their votes on the dismissal of deputy DangThi Hoang Yen. Reasoning of "being sick," deputy Yen was absent from the opening session of the 3rd NA session on May 21. … [Read more...]

NA Chairman leaves for Laos visit

(VOV) - Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung left Hanoi for Vientiane on October 2 to attend the 7th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP7) Meeting. Mr Hung is accompanied by NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu, head of NA Committee for Deputy Affairs Nguyen Thi Nuong, head of NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc and Vietnamese ambassador to Laos Ta Minh Chau. … [Read more...]

VietinBank hands over social projects to Ben Tre and Kien Giang provinces

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PANO - The Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) on December 15th handed over several social welfare projects to Ben Tre and Kien Giang provinces, in the presence of National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. Accordingly, VietinBank presented 350 furnished houses to needy households and policy beneficiaries, and 17 rural bridges to localities in Ben Tre province. Meanwhile, 42 houses and 9 rural bridges, and 8 kindergartens were handed over to needy … [Read more...]

Leaders make visits on War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day

National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presents a gift to a policy beneficiary. Photo: baoapbac

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan on July 24 visited 20 families of war invalids and fallen soldiers in Dai Dong commune, Tien Du district, the northern province of Bac Ninh, on the occasion of the War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27). She reminded the local authorities to continue implementing the State's preferential policy towards people who have rendered services to the nation. The same day, National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan paid tribute to fallen soldiers at a … [Read more...]

Party addresses key issues

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The 11th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee's 7th plenary session rounded off last week. Two new politburo members have just been elected The 10-day session adopted many important resolutions and conclusions which are "closely interrelated" and "greatly important", as Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong put it. The session was also concluded with the supplementation of two new Politburo members, including National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Deputy Prime … [Read more...]

Ensuring social security to boost human rights

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(VOVworld) - Among many issues relating to human rights, the Vietnamese government gives top priority to ensuring social security. In the context of the global economic recession, Vietnam has concentrated more on social security and considered it an important factor for improving human rights. Social security is associated with such human rights as the right to have a job, income, housing, access to education, healthcare, and safe water, and live in a secure environment. Social … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s largest technology fair opens in HCM City

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VietNamNet Bridge - Last night (September 20) the Vietnam international technology and equipment market 2012 (Techmart) opened with more than 500 stalls. This is the largest Techmart ever. According to the organizers, Techmart 2012 has 520 pavilions, including 32 foreign stalls, offering 3,000 technology, software products and support services. … [Read more...]

VN seeks US preferences

HA NOI ' Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said here yesterday he hoped the United States would offer a scheme of tariff preferences to Viet Nam and create favourable conditions for two-way trade. Hai, hosting a reception for US House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, said he welcomed Dreier's support in granting permanent trade relations with Viet Nam, which helped normalise economic and commerce relations. He also spoke highly of the support of the Chairman and other US … [Read more...]

Football betting to be legal in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Wednesday, August 14, discussed the government's draft decree on betting business for horse racing, dog racing and international football. Accordingly, the minimum bet is VND10,000 and the maximum is VND1 million ($50) per day. On August 14, the National Assembly Standing Committee considered the draft decree on betting business for horse racing, dog racing and international football. Concerning the minimum and maximum bets - … [Read more...]

Grand meeting marks Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu battle victory

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The Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the Air battle victory is a great historical event encapsulating the triumph of brainpower and revolutionary heroism. State President Truong Tan Sang made the affirmation at a December 29 meeting in Hanoi marking the victory's 40th anniversary. The meeting's attendees included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Vice Chairman Tong Thi Phong, President of the VFF Central … [Read more...]

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 17/4

Government to bolster science, technology sector The Government would create favourable conditions for science and technology experts to use the sector as a driving force for socio-economic development and national protection and construction. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while working with members of the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). VUSTA president Dang Vu Minh briefed Dung on the union's operations and achievements as a political and … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Romania boosts multifaceted cooperation

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National Assembly Vice Chairman Tong Thi Phong received a delegation from the Romanian House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations, headed by its Chairman Korodi Attila in Hanoi on April 15. NA Vice Chairman Phong expressed her delight at the fruitful development in the friendship between the two countries and their cooperation in the past, affirming that strengthening the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Romania and other traditional fraternal countries was a … [Read more...]

VN, Romania boosts multifaceted cooperation

National Assembly Vice Chairman Tong Thi Phong received a delegation from the Romanian House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations, headed by its Chairman Korodi Attila in Hanoi on April 15. NA Vice Chairman Phong expressed her delight at the fruitful development in the two countries' friendship and cooperation in the past, affirming that strengthening the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Romania as well as other traditional fraternal countries was a priority in … [Read more...]

VCCI Honouring Vietnamese Outstanding Women

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To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, March 8, (8/3/1910-8/3/2010), the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Central Vietnam Women's Union will hold "The National Week on Vietnamese Women 2010" from March 1-8 to honour Vietnamese women, including entrepreneurs, for their outstanding achievements in production and business activities as well as contributions to the socio-economic development. On this occasion, Vietnam Business Forum reporter Quynh Chi had an … [Read more...]

US senator welcomed in Vietnam

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National Assembly Vice Chairman Tong Thi Phong warmly received US Senator Christopher S. Bond in Hanoi on January 11. At the reception, the NA Vice Chairman said she was pleased with the growing ties between Vietnam and the US as well as the effective cooperation between the two countries' parliaments in sharing law-making experiences. She expressed her hope that in the coming time, the two sides would continue to increase their cooperation in addressing the war consequences and hold more … [Read more...]

AIPA General Assembly ends in Singapore

Photo: bernama The 29th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) adopted a joint communiqué in Singapore on August 22, affirming ASEAN parliamentarians' role in promoting regional integration as well as AIPA's contributions to the ASEAN Charter. The General Assembly called on Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines to early ratify the charter so that the document will come into effect at the 14th ASEAN Summit to be held in December 2008. The General Assembly stressed the need to increase … [Read more...]

Vietnam celebrates World Environment Day

Vietnam Thursday launched campaign for the International Year of Planet Earth 2008 and celebrated World Environment Day (June 5) at a ceremony held in Nha Trang Town in Khanh Hoa Province. The ceremony, held at Vinpearl Land Resort kicked off the United Nations Environment Program's "Plant for the planet: thebillion tree campaign." Former President Tran Duc Luong and National Assembly Vice Chairman Tong Thi Phong both attended the ceremony, which saw participants plant the first 10 sodocam … [Read more...]