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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

Social News 28/10

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team." Pham said on October 24 at a press conference. "The Ebola experience was a very stressful and … [Read more...]

Social News 27/10

VFF signs MoU on cooperation with Singaporean partner The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the People's Association of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the 2014-2016 period in Hanoi on October 22. The MoU was signed by VFFCC Vice President and General Secretary Vu Trong Kim and Chief Executive Officer of the Singaporean association Ang Hak Seng. The signing followed talks between VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan and the Singaporean … [Read more...]

APDF to be held in the Capital

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The Hanoitimes - The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Assembly and Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 29, according to a press briefing in the capital city. This event, co-organized by the Asia Pacific Disability Organization and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, is expected to attract 500 delegates with disabilities, including 300 from 42 countries. They will evaluate the implementation of the 2012-2014 Incheon strategy adopted at the … [Read more...]

Hanoi sets up advisory board for public opinion

An advisory board comprising 11 members was officially established in Hanoi on October 22 with the aim of collecting and analysing public opinion. The consultative body will conduct opinion polls to gain an in-depth understanding of Hanoi citizens' thoughts on socio-economic and political affairs. Based on the feedback received from members of the public, the advisory board will present comments, advice and possible solutions to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi. At the … [Read more...]

Asia-Pacific forum to review policies on People with Disabilities

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Photo: VNA The biennial Asia and Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) conference on the implementation of the rights of people with disabilities will commence in Hanoi on November 26 with the participation of almost 500 domestic and international delegates. The focus of the conference is to review the progress made on the Incheon strategy with regard to the realisation of the rights of people with disabilities in the fields of education, employment and the media. The strategy is part of the … [Read more...]

VFF signs MoU on cooperation with Singaporean partner

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the People's Association of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the 2014-2016 period in Hanoi on October 22. The MoU was signed by VFFCC Vice President and General Secretary Vu Trong Kim and Chief Executive Officer of the Singaporean association Ang Hak Seng. The signing followed talks between VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan and the Singaporean guest, during which the two sides updated each other … [Read more...]

Hanoi to host Disabilities General Assembly and Conference

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(VOV) -The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Assembly and Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 29, according to a press briefing in the capital city on October 22. This event, co-organized by the Asia Pacific Disability Organization and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, is expected to attract 500 delegates with disabilities, including 300 from 42 countries. They will evaluate the implementation of the 2012-2014 Incheon strategy adopted at … [Read more...]

Asia-Pacific conference on the disabled to open in Hanoi

Vocational training is needed for people with disabilities

(VOV) -The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Assembly and Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 29, according to a press briefing in the capital city on October 22. This event, co-organized by the Asia Pacific Disability Organization and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, is expected to attract 500 delegates with disabilities, including 300 from 42 countries. They will evaluate the implementation of the 2012-2014 Incheon strategy adopted at … [Read more...]

VFF signs MoU on co-operation with Singaporean partner

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VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan (left) and Chief Executive Officer of the Singaporean association Ang Hak Seng. (Credit: VNA) NDO/VNA - The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the People's Association of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation for the 2014-2016 period in Hanoi on October 22. The MoU was signed by VFFCC Vice President and General Secretary Vu Trong Kim and Chief Executive Officer of the Singaporean association Ang Hak Seng. … [Read more...]

Joining hands to improve women’s health

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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam speaks at the ceremony. (VGP) NDO - The Ministry of Health (MoH) in co-ordination with the Central Committee of the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) organised an arts and culture exchange in Hanoi on October 20 to launch the 'Joining Hands for Vietnam Women's Health' campaign. The event, held on the occasion of Vietnam's Women Day (October 20), was attended by Politburo member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan; Politburo member … [Read more...]

House to adopt 18 laws, make confidence vote in 8th session

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Vietnam's 13th National Assembly (NA) convened its eighth session in Hanoi on Monday morning, October 20, and about two thirds of its 35 working days will be centered on legislation.>> Vietnam's legislature denounces China's violation of sovereignty During the session, the longest for a NA session so far, the legislature will adopt 18 bills and three resolutions, and discuss 12 other draft laws. The number of bills to be approved at this session is the largest ever for a NA session, the NA … [Read more...]

13th legislature opens eighth session

(VOV) - The 13th National Assembly opened its 8th session in Hanoi on October 20, with priority issues being 18 draft laws and three draft resolutions. Lawmakers will also give opinions on 12 other draft laws, examine Government reports on the implementation of socio-economic development plans and State budget estimates in 2014 as well as plans and budget estimates for 2015. NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung is on the agenda to deliver the opening speech while Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will … [Read more...]

National Assembly convenes 8th session

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The 8th session of the 13th National Assembly opens in Hanoi on October 20 (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Greater support for the poor amid economic difficulties

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(VOV) - The poverty rate as of the end of 2013 dipped to 7.6% thanks to Party and State policies for boosting socio-economic development along with the contribution of the whole society. Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong Dam says despite economic difficulties, the National Assembly and the Government still priotise programmes to support the poor. As many as VND24,000 billion has been allocated to poverty reduction programmes and the Government is set to carry … [Read more...]

Month for the Poor launched in Hanoi

A ceremony launching "The Month for the Poor" was held in Hanoi yesterday by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFF). At the ceremony, VFF Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan stressed that over the past 14 years the campaign "The Month for the Poor" had been actively responded to by ministries, enterprises, organizations and individuals inside and outside of the country. The contribution of the whole community not only helps the poor to escape from poverty but also … [Read more...]

2014 Month for the Poor launched

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(VOVworld) - Nearly 94 million USD was raised and 11,000 houses were built in September for the poor, as stated at a ceremony to launch 2014 Month for the Poor in Hanoi on Friday by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFF). VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan said that, over the past 14 years, the campaign "Day for the Poor" has been actively responded to by ministries, enterprises, organizations and individuals. Mr. Nhan said: "The campaign "Day for the Poor" not only helps the poor … [Read more...]

VFF Action Month for Poor 2014 launched

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Chairman Nguyen Thien Nhan on behalf of the VFF receives donations from organisations and enterprises. (CPV) … [Read more...]

Political News 14/10

UK asked to support VN community The Vietnamese community in the United Kingdom needs to hold high the spirit of unity and support for Viet Nam in regard to significant developments in the homeland. Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Secretariat Le Hong Anh, made this remark at a meeting with Luong Son Thanh, chairman of the Association of Overseas Vietnamese in the UK, and other representatives of the Vietnamese expatriate community in London last Friday, the start of Anh's … [Read more...]