The list of 200 members of the 11th Party Central Committee

The list of 175 official members of the 11th Party Central Committee No. Name Position 1. Hoàng Tuấn Anh Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Lê Hồng Anh Politburo member, High-ranking General, Minister of Public Security 3. Lê Thị Thu Ba Member of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Chairwoman of the National Assembly's Committee for Justice 4. Hà Ban Party Secretary of Kon Tum province 5. Bùi Quang Bền Party Secretary of Kien Giang province 6. Dương Thanh Bình Party Secretary of Ca Mau province 7. Nguyễn Hoà Bình Party Secretary of Quang Ngai province 8. Nguyễn Thái Bình Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Chief of the Government's Religion Department 9. Nguyễn Thanh Bình Party Secretary, Chairman of the People's Council of Ha Tinh province 10. Nguyễn Văn Bình Vice Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam 11. Phan Thanh Bình Member of HCM City Party … [Read more...]

11th Party Congress in the eye of int’l leaders and reporters

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VietNamNet Bridge - The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has received warm applause from international experts and reporters over the past ten days. Nguyen Phu Trong elected as Party Secretary General The list of 200 members of the 11th Party Central Committee 11th Party Central Committee announced They highly appreciated Vietnam's achievements since the renewal process was launched in 1986 and expressed their belief that with policies and strategies approved at the Congress, and under the sound leadership of the Party, Vietnam will see more significant developments in the future. … [Read more...]

Social News 30/4

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Airlines, coach operators to add services on holiday Airlines as well as coach and train services operators will increase services during the long holiday of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1) to meet rising demand. Vietjet said it will operate 140 more flights from on April 28 to May 4, bringing the total daily services to 246, up a staggering 66% against the same period last year. The no-frills carrier will add four flights a day to the HCMC-Danang run and two daily services to each of HCMC-Phu Quoc, Hanoi-Phu Quoc and Hanoi-Danang routes. With frequency increases, the airline's daily flights will be 21 for the HCMC-Hanoi route, five for each of HCMC-Hue and Hanoi-Cam Ranh, six for HCMC-Vinh, six to seven for HCMC-Haiphong, and three for each of HCMC-Thanh Hoa and Hanoi-Dalat. Vietnam Airlines announced to conduct 136 more flights on nine domestic routes from on April 28 to May 4. It will sell a total of 250,000 seats, chiefly on the routes … [Read more...]

Public services get positive ratings

Hanoi, April 27 (VNA) – A survey publicised on April 26 by the Ministry of Home Affairs found that people in 10 selected Vietnamese provinces and cities are generally satisfied with local public administrative services. The survey was conducted in 2014 and the first six months of 2015 to calculate the Satisfaction Index of Public Administration Services (SIPAS). It was organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Vietnam Veterans’ Association. The survey measured people’s satisfaction with six administrative services: the granting of identification cards, land use certificates, house building permits, marriage certificates, birth certificates, and the certification process. Those procedures are closely related to people’s daily lives, and represent both simple and complex administration services. The targeted localities were Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City as well as the provinces of Quang Ninh, Lai … [Read more...]

Saving water in production and daily use to deal with climate change

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan spoke at the meeting (Photo: congly.com.vn)

(VOVworld) – On Monday, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFF) worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on policies to cope with natural disasters and deal with climate change. VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan said it is essential to change practices in various fields to respond to climate change. Saving water in production and daily use were the foremost things to do. In agriculture, there should be a change from excessive water consumption to the less water reliance. At a meeting on Monday morning, Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to take synchronous measures to manage water at state, local and household levels. There should be comprehensive water management and linkage between sectors and localities to assure water supplies. … [Read more...]

Religious organisations involved in environmental protection

​The steering committee for the programme debuted in Hanoi on April 15, with the participation of dignitaries of the 14 religions in Vietnam, officials of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Presidents of some local VFF chapters, and representatives of the Nordic Assistance to Vietnam organisation. ​Religious organisations in Vietnam are engaging in a coordination programme on environmental protection and climate change response. The steering committee, set up by the VFFCC, aims to promote religious dignitaries' role in and contribution to environmental protection and climate change response efforts. VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan said environmental protection must be based on people, and it only becomes effective when people are fully aware of the benefits of protecting the environment. As there are many religions in Vietnam, the steering committee has to take into account each religion's features … [Read more...]

Third consultation round approves 1,121 candidates for NA election

At the third consultation meeting of the HCM City-based Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee

Central agencies and localities across the country have completed the third consultation round, approving 1,121 eligible candidates to run for the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly (NA). The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s Presidium approved a list of 197 candidates from central organisations and agencies, while 735 other candidates were voted through at the third consultation meetings in provinces and cities. The number of candidates for provincial and municipal People’s Councils is 6,462 people. Provinces having high rate of NA candidates from ethnic minority groups include Lai Chau, Lang Son, Kon Tum and Lao Cai while Vinh Phuc, Quang Ngai and Ca Mau boast a high rate of women candidates. In the meantime, Ca Mau, Quang Ngai and Kien Giang have more than 50 percent of their candidates being young. According to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s provincial and municipal standing boards, the meetings gathering opinions from voters on … [Read more...]

Candidates for 14th NA election voted in

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC)’s Presidium held the third consultation meeting yesterday to approve the official list of 1,146 candidates for the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo Member, VFFCC President and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council speaks at the meeting. In his speech, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo Member, VFFCC President and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council, said after the second consultation meeting, the Standing Committee of VFFCC introduced the names and biographies of all 197 candidates, who were introduced by central organisations, and 949 candidates from localities, to collect feedback from voters where each nominated candidate resides. Some 154 applicants nominated themselves as candidates. Among the lists, 420 are female, accounting for 36.6 per cent of the total, and 240 are from ethnic minorities, accounting for 20.9 per cent. Non-Party member candidates are … [Read more...]

17 Government members run for National Assembly membership

The third consultation meeting of  the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

VietNamNet Bridge – Of the 197 candidates of central-level agencies running for the National Assembly membership, there are the Prime Minister, three deputy prime ministers and 13 ministers. On April 14, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front approved a list of 197 candidates from the central agencies who run for the membership of the National Assembly. Of them, 113 candidates come from agencies of the National Assembly, 31 from the Vietnam Fatherland Front, 17 from the government, and 15 from the military. In the government sector, in addition to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, three Deputy Prime Ministers - Truong Hoa Binh, Vuong Dinh Hue and Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Nguyen Xuan Cuong and Director of the National University, HCM City - Phan Thanh Binh. The Minister of Public Security and the Ministry of Defence, under the arrangement of the National Election Council, do not belong to the government sector, but the Ministry of Public … [Read more...]

Tran Thanh Man appointed as front Vice President-General Secretary

Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Vice President Tran Thanh Man

Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Vice President Tran Thanh Man had 100 percent of the vote in favour of his assignment to take over as Vice President and General Secretary of the 8th tenure (2014-2019). The vote took place at a session convened by the VFFCC in Hanoi on April 14 to adopt the appointment of presidium posts and committee members. According to Politburo Member and VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan, Man was introduced by the Politburo to replace Vu Trong Kim whose retirement begins on October 1. Born in 1962, Man has a doctorate in economics and is currently a member of the Party Central Committee. He is also Secretary of the Can Tho City Party Committee and head of the local deputy delegation. At the function, the presidium submitted their nominations for VFFCC part-time vice presidents as well as new members of the presidium and VFFCC. They presented 12 names, including four nominated to become presidium members. Ha Thi Khiet, a former Party … [Read more...]

Candidates from central agencies for 14th NA election approved

VFFCC President and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the meeting. Photo: vtc.vn

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC)’s Presidium held the third consultation meeting on April 14 to approve the official list of 197 candidates nominated by central organizations for the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly. In his speech, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo Member, VFFCC President and Vice Chairman of the National Election Council, said after the second consultation meeting, the Standing Committee of VFFCC introduced the names and biographies of all the 197 candidates to collect feedback from voters where each nominated candidate resides. According to reports on the collection, which was completed on April 12, as many as 192 people received 100 percent confidence from voters, while five others got between 97.6 percent and 99.3 percent. Speaking at the conference, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong stressed the need to ensure transparency and equality among voters during meetings with them, adding that candidates should present their … [Read more...]

Quang Ngai deploys Directive on sovereignty protection

Fishermen were honored at the event

​On April 12, the provincial People's Committee organized the conference to deploy the Prime Minister's Directive No. 01/CT-TTg dated 09 January 2016 and the Plan 1029 of the PPC on the whole people to join efforts to protect the country's territorial sovereignty and border security. ​At the conference, participants were provided content of the Directive 01, in which the government leader requested the People's Committees of border and coastal cities and provinces to coordinate with the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Ministries of Defense and Public Security to organize a movement for the said purpose nationwide. Besides, each household and individual should voluntarily engage in the protection of territorial sovereignty and ensuring security and order in border areas. The Ministry of Information and Communications works with the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs to devise regular and long-term plans to raise public awareness of the nation's land and sea … [Read more...]

13th NA wraps up last session

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan wraps up the 11th session of the 13th NA, Ha Noi, April 12, 2016

VGP - The 11th and also the last session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) was closed on April 12 after about three weeks of sitting on the new leadership and other national key issues. Socio-economic development plan for 2016 – 2020 passed With 462 approval votes (93.52% of the total deputies), the NA passed the Resolution on the five –year socio-economic development plan in 2016-2020. The resolution sets overall targets of ensuring macroeconomic stability, striving for a higher economic growth than the five previous years, accelerating the implementation of strategic breakthroughs, restructuring of the economy in parallel with renewing the growth models, increasing productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, promoting culture, democracy, social progress and equality as well as guaranteeing and increasing social welfare and local living standards. Other main objectives include proactive adaptation to climate change, effective management of natural resources and … [Read more...]

13th National Assembly concludes 11th meeting

Legislators posing for photo at the closing meeting of the 11th NA session.

The 13th National Assembly (NA) has fulfilled its major missions during the tenure, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said at the closing meeting of the 11th - the last session of the 13th legislature on April 12. In her closing speech, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed that the 13th legislature fulfilled its task of promulgating the 2013 Constitution and basically completing the realization of the Constitution through laws on the organization of the State apparatus, the protection of justice, human rights and citizens’ rights, perfection of socialist-oriented market economy mechanism, strengthening of defence, security, assurance of social welfare, environmental protection and international integration. A key task of the last session is to review the NA’s performance throughout the tenure, she said, noting that lawmakers devoted time to examine reports reviewing the five-year performance of the NA, the President, the Government, the Prime Minister, the Chief … [Read more...]

13th National Assembly concludes 11th session

Legislators pose for photo at the closing ​meeting of the 11th National Assembly session - Photo: VNA

The 13th National Assembly has fulfilled its major missions during the tenure, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said at the closing meeting of the 11th - the last session of the 13th legislature on April 12. In her closing speech, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed that the 13th legislature fulfilled its task of promulgating the 2013 Constitution and basically completing the realisation of the Constitution through laws on the organisation of the State apparatus, the protection of justice, human rights and citizens' rights, perfection of socialist-oriented market economy mechanism, strengthening of defence, security, assurance of social welfare, environmental protection and international integration. A key task of the last session is to review the NA's performance throughout the tenure, she said, noting that lawmakers devoted time to examine reports reviewing the five-year performance of the NA, the President, the Government, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of the … [Read more...]

Khmer ethnic people celebrate New Year Festival

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Khmer ethnic people in the southern region gathered in Can Tho City on April 5 to celebrate the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay New Year Festival. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (Photo: VNA) The event drew numerous Buddhism dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers from 17 cities and provinces in the region. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said the socio-economic development in the region faced a number of difficulties in 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 due to severe drought and saltwater intrusion. However, local authorities have implemented effectively the Party and State’s policies on ethnic and religious affairs to reduce poverty, ensure social welfares and develop culture, education-training and health care for Khmer people, he said. He called upon Khmer ethnic compatriots to promote solidarity and coordinate with authorities to overcome setbacks, stabilise their lives, and … [Read more...]

Meeting focuses on preparation for upcoming NA election

Hanoi, March 22 (VNA) – Preparation for and issues related to the upcoming 14 th NA and all-level People’s Council elections of the 2016-2021 tenure in 25 northern provinces and cities was discussed at a meeting in Hanoi on March 22. Hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the meeting also aimed to update contents of the law on the organisation of local governments , and the law on National Assembly and People's Council elections . According to Pham Thu Huong, Deputy Head of the Democracy & Law Section under the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the outcomes of the second consultation meetings nationwide show that the quality of candidates from central agencies standing for the elections is improved compared to previous tenures. The number of self-nominated candidates increased, especially those in communal levels running for communal People’s Council, Huong noted. Regarding the law on the organisation of local governments, Deputy Head of the … [Read more...]

Voters send 3,794 ideas to National Assembly

The 13th National Assembly’s last meeting

Voters sent in 3,794 ideas on various issues to the National Assembly (NA), according to a report delivered by Nguyen Thien Nhan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee at the 13 th legislature’s last meeting on March 21. Those who wrote in said they appreciated the outcomes of the legislative body’s operations during its 13th tenure, especially its decisions on important issues and lawmaking through the enforcement of the 2013 Constitution and related regulations. They asked the NA to review the operation of the State apparatus comprehensively in order to better the organisation, personnel and operations of State agencies in the next tenure. They showed their hope that the elections of deputies to the 14 th National Assembly and all levels of People’s Councils will help choose competent deputies and members who can represent the people’s will and aspirations. Many voters expressed their concerns over China ’s increasing land … [Read more...]

13th National Assembly’s last meeting begins

An overview of the meeting (Source: VNA)

(VOVworld) - The 13th National Assembly (NA) convened its 11th meeting – the last one – in Hanoi on Monday. Attending the opening ceremony were leaders and former leaders of the State and the National Assembly, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung spoke at the opening ceremony: "The National Assembly will review Vietnam’s socio-economic development over the past 5 years and suggest work that need to be done in the coming years. The National Assembly will also consider draft laws, including the draft Law on Access to Information, the Law on Journalism, the Law on Signing, Joining, and Implementing International Treaties, the Law on Child Protection, Care and Education, the Pharmaceutical Law, and supplements to the draft Law on Value added Tax, and the Law on Export and Import Duties. The National Assembly will review the State’s operation in the last term". Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen … [Read more...]

Many voters trust in Congress

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The Hanoitimes - On March 21, the 13th National Assembly (NA) convened its 11th meeting – the last one – in Hanoi and will last until April 12. Attending the opening ceremony were Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, President Truong Tan Sang, former President Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, former NA Chairman Nguyen Van An, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, among others. In scheduled 19 days of work, the legislature will consider and make decisions on important issues, and review the performance of State, NA and Government agencies over the past five years, along with lawmaking issues. Leading State positions, including the President, Prime Minister and National Assembly (NA) Chairman, are scheduled to be elected during the session as well. Speaking at the opening ceremony, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung … [Read more...]