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...]

Funeral service held for pilots who died on training

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Ships searching for the two pilots (Source: VNA) A funeral service was organised in Ho Chi Minh City on May 3 for the two military pilots, who died after their fighter planes crashed in a training session over the waters of Binh Thuan province two weeks ago. State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang sent wreaths to show their respect for the deceased. The two Su-22 jets of Air Division 370 lost contact just a few hours after they took off from Thanh Son Military Airport in Binh Thuan for a training session on April 16. The body of Deputy Commander of Regiment 937 Le Van Nghia was recovered along with parts of the fallen Su-22 jet, number 5857, in the waters off Binh Thuan’s Phu Quy Island on April 28. On May 1, … [Read more...]

Navy’s founding anniversary celebrated

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PANO - The Navy on May 2nd held a solemn ceremony to celebrate its 60th founding anniversary in Khanh Hoa province in the presence of State President Truong Tan Sang, the President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, and General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence. Recalling the victorious tradition of the service over the past 60 years, Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Vietnam People’s Navy, Admiral Nguyen Van Hien said that since its establishment on May 7th, 1955 with the initial name of the Department for Coastal Defence, the force has successfully fulfilled the mission of firmly safeguarding national seas, islands and continental shelf with remarkable achievements including the first victory on August 2nd and 5th, 1964 to chase the US Maddox out of the Northern waters, shoot down aircraft and capture the pilots alive, and the establishment of Ho Chi Minh Trail at Sea to transport weapons, goods and troops to … [Read more...]

Grand ceremony celebrates 40th anniversary of Liberation of the South and National Reunification

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Party and State leaders at the meeting. NDO - A grand meeting and parade was held in Ho Chi Minh City on the morning of April 30 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification. The meeting was attended by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; former Party General Secretaries Do Muoi, Le Kha Phieu, and Nong Duc Manh; Politburo member and President Truong Tan Sang; former Politburo members and Presidents Le Duc Anh, Tran Duc Luong, and Nguyen Minh Triet; Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; former Politburo member and Prime Minister Phan Van Khai; Politburo member and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung; former Politburo member and NA Chairman Nguyen Van An; Politburo member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan; and Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai. Lao Vice State President Bounnhang Volachit, who is also … [Read more...]

Leaders meet voters in Hoa Binh, Bac Giang

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Politburo member and VFF President, Nguyen Thien Nhan meets voters in Bac Giang. (VOV) NDO - Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), Dinh The Huynh met with voters from Hop Thinh commune, Ky Son district, the northern province of Hoa Binh on April 23 to inform them of the preparations for the 9th session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) as well as to listen to their feedback and requests. During the meeting, voters voiced their concerns on crucial issues related to the construction of a flood-control dyke in the Da River, land acquisitions and site clearance in construction projects, and the illegal sand and gravel extraction which is affecting the flow of rivers, among others. Politburo member Dinh The Huynh who is also Head of the CPVCC Commission for Communication and Education, acknowledged the voters’ opinions, and briefed them on the national socio-economic performance. He promised to submit their ideas and … [Read more...]

Citizen satisfaction with public services to be measured

Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Thai Binh speaks at the meeting. Photo: VNA

(VOVworld) - 6 administrative procedures have been selected for assessment under a project to measure the satisfaction of citizens and organizations with the services rendered by State administration agencies this year. This was announced at Tuesday’s meeting between the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and the Vietnam War Veterans in Hanoi to discuss a cooperative program to implement of the project. Under this program, the district governments’ issuance of identification numbers, land ownership certificates, and licenses for house construction, and the communal authorities’ handling of marriage certificates, birth certificates, and notary papers, have been assessed. Final results will contribute to a general assessment and improvement of public administration services in the interests of citizens. … [Read more...]

Over 10 million laborers work in craft villages

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This information was revealed in a seminar discussing the reality and solutions to develop Vietnamese craft villages during the period of international integration, co-organised by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnamese Craft Villages Association, in Hanoi on April 20th. According to the Vietnamese Craft Villages Association, until 2014, the country had 5,096 craft villages, of which 1,800 were recognised by the Government. The craft villages attracted more than 10 million workers. Their average income often is two-three times higher than that of workers in the agricultural sector. However, the quality of products is low, the market is slow to expand and the specific demand of customers has not been paid much attention. For the local market, the craft villages have not approached other regions while advertising and marketing for the foreign market is weak and the value chain is not well established. Science and … [Read more...]

Outstanding pharmaceutical companies and products honoured

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At the ceremony (CPV) NDO - As many as 30 Vietnamese pharmaceutical companies and 62 medicinal products were honoured with ‘The Star of Vietnamese Medicine’ awards at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 21. In her speech, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said after two-years of implementation of a master plan on ‘Vietnamese give priority to Vietnam’s medicine’, and one-year implementation of the programme on promoting Vietnamese medicinal products, the quantity and quality of domestic products being used in local and central hospitals doubled. Speaking at the ceremony, Politburo member, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan spoke highly of the initiative and efforts made by the health sector over the past years. The Ministry of Heath’s programme helped boost the consumption of domestic medicine, and reduce treatment costs, said Nhan, also head of the Central Steering committee of the ‘Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Association for Disabled petitions to have more assistance

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee yesterday held a meeting with representatives of disabled people across the country in the 35th anniversary of Vietnam's Day for Disabled People. 57 delegators participated in the meeting representing 6.7 million disabled people in the country. At the meeting, Vietnam's Disabled People Association petitioned the Fatherland Front Central Committee to encourage international organizations to set up vocational schools in the country where disabled people can both learn a job and learn literature. The association also proposed the government to recognize autism children as disabled kids so that these kids can enjoy preferential policy for them. Moreover, the government should provide unsecured loans to producing units owned by disabled people through organizations which disabled people participate in. Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan acknowledged the will of millions of Vietnamese disabled … [Read more...]

Government News 13/4

Politburo member Le Hong Anh visits Laos ahead of local New Year Politburo member Le Hong Anh has conveyed Vietnamese leaders’ New Year wishes to Lao Party General Secretary and State President Choummaly Sayasone on the occasion of the local traditional Bun Pi May festival. Anh, who is also a permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, was received by the Lao leader in Vientiane on April 11. He congratulated Lao Party, State and people on their achievements during the national construction and defence as well as reform processes, believing that under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the country will continue to prosper. The achievements are not only significant to Laos’ national development, but also contribute positively to consolidating and enhancing the Vietnam-Laos special relations as well as to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world, affirmed Anh. Vietnam will … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 13

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Here are the most important news stories about Vietnam you do not want to miss today, April 13. Politics -- Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Seko Hiroshige met Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang during his visit for the Vietnam-Japan University project in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday. -- President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on Sunday handed over presents to monks at Khmer pagodas in the southern province of Tra Vinh on the occasion of the Khmer New Year Festival, or Chol Chnam Thmey, which falls on Tuesday. Society -- Thirty-four people were forced to undergo drug tests after police raided a bar in downtown Ho Chi Minh City and found one of them carrying a bag allegedly containing methamphetamine at first light on Sunday. -- A bus carrying around ten passengers suddenly capsized in the southern province of Tien Giang on Sunday, injuring those aboard and hitting a motorbike driver to death. -- The front of the … [Read more...]

VFF leader presents New Year gifts to Khmer monks

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presented gifts to monks at Khmer pagodas in the southern province of Tra Vinh on April 12 on the occasion of the Khmer New Year festival – Chol Chnam Thmey. Visiting the Tra Vinh Patriotic Monks Solidarity Association in Tra Vinh City and Py-Seyva-Ra-Ram Pagoda in Cang Long District, the VFF leader praised the monks for their dedicated religious activities and participation in local social programmes, helping improve living conditions for the Khmer community. On the occasion, he handed over 100 cows worth VND1 billion (around US$46,000) to 100 poor families. The cows were donated by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. The same day, the VFF President held a working session with local officials, the provincial VFF chapter and the provincial branch of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance on directions for socio-economic development. … [Read more...]

Fatherland Front leader presents New Year gifts to Khmer monks

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presented gifts to monks at Khmer pagodas in the southern province of Tra Vinh on April 12 on the occasion of the Khmer New Year festival – Chol Chnam Thmey. Visiting the Tra Vinh Patriotic Monks Solidarity Association in Tra Vinh City and Py-Seyva-Ra-Ram Pagoda in Cang Long District, the VFF leader praised the monks for their dedicated religious activities and participation in local social programmes, helping improve living conditions for the Khmer community. On the occasion, he handed over 100 cows worth 1 billion VND (around 46,000 USD) to 100 poor families. The cows were donated by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. The same day, the VFF President held a working session with local officials, the provincial VFF chapter and the provincial branch of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance on directions for socio-economic development.-VNA … [Read more...]

PouYuen workers return to work

Thai Ngoc Many workers walked off the job in protest against Article 60 of the 2014 Law on Social Insurance. It enforces pension plans that provide a payment of a set amount every month from the date of retirement through the rest of workers’ life if they have paid social insurance for a total of 15 years or longer. Or a one-time lump sum will be offered after workers quit or lose their jobs if insurance is paid for less than 15 years. However, workers of PouYuen Vietnam want to take a one-time lump sum when they stop working, or choose between a lump sum and a pension plan. An employee of PouYuen Vietnam told the Daily that he and his co-workers returned to work after hearing news that the Government promised to meet their demand by asking the National Assembly Standing Committee to revise the article. At a monthly media conference of the Government in Hanoi on Wednesday, Nguyen Van Nen, minister-chairman of the Government Office, said the Government would ask the … [Read more...]

Singapore is a Vietnam’s trustworthy partner

Singaporean National Assembly Chairwoman Halima Yacob and Member of the Politburo and President of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan    (Photo: VGP/Tu Luong)

(VOVworld) – Vietnam will cooperate closely with Singapore to develop bilateral relations in a deep, practical manner and contribute to building the ASEAN Community. While receiving Singaporean National Assembly Chairwoman Halima Yacob on Friday in Hanoi, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Member of the Politburo and President of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFF) said Singapore is a trustworthy partner of Vietnam in terms of cooperation in economic development, technical assistance and human resource training. The VFF President also expressed their deepest condolences to the Singaporean government and people over the death of former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. On the same day, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received Ms. Halima Yacob. She said her visit helped to foster the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Singapore. Ms. Halima Yacob congratulated Vietnam for successfully organizing the IPU 132. … [Read more...]

Government News 2/4

Party General Secretary to make official China visit General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to China from April 7 to 10, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations has announced. The visit is made at an invitation from General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping. PM greets Russian Ambassador Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held a reception for Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich on April 1. At the meeting, the Prime Minister voiced his delight at the growing comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and Russia while stating that both sides can leverage potentials to further bilateral cooperation across fields of economics, trade and investment. He said he is looking forward to the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, adding that he believes the visit will be a … [Read more...]

Singapore, Vietnam have warm parliamentary ties

The legislative bodies of Singapore and Vietnam are enjoying a warm and friendly relationship, Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament Halimah Yacob told the Vietnam News Agency. Besides bilateral visits, parliamentarians regularly meet and maintain contact with each other at international and regional parliamentary conferences, such as the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), she added. She affirmed that her Vietnam visit from April 2-4 will be another manifestation of the partnership. During her stay, the speaker plans to hold talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Sinh Hung and meet with State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan and National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. She will also visit the NA Plenary Hall and the Women’s Museum in Hanoi to gain a deeper understanding about various aspects of … [Read more...]

Singapore, Vietnam have warm parliamentary ties: Singaporean Speaker

Singapore, April 1 (VNA) – The legislative bodies of Singapore and Vietnam are enjoying a warm and friendly relationship, Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament Halimah Yacob told the Vietnam News Agency. Besides bilateral visits, parliamentarians regularly meet and maintain contact with each other at international and regional parliamentary conferences, such as the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), she added. She affirmed that her Vietnam visit from April 2-4 will be another manifestation of the partnership. During her stay, the speaker plans to hold talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Sinh Hung and meet with State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan and National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. She will also visit the NA Plenary Hall and the Women’s Museum in Hanoi to gain a deeper … [Read more...]

Vietnam, DPRK officials discuss closer cooperation

VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan and Choe Jin-su, Chairman of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea

(VOVworld) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said the Vietnamese Party, State, and people always attach great importance to traditional relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Mr. Nhan made the statement at a Monday reception in Hanoi for Choe Jin-su, Chairman of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea. The guest is in Hanoi to attend IPU-132. Nhan noted that Vietnam intends to consolidate and strengthen the time-honoured friendship for the benefit of their peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region. In reply, Mr. Choe expressed his desire to speed up experience sharing in nation-building and development. … [Read more...]