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...]

Movement on disease prevention launched in Lao Cai

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Vice Chairwoman Truong Thi Ngoc Anh practises proper handwashing NDO - The Health Ministry and Vietnam Fatherland Front launched a movement calling on people to join hands to prevent diseases in Lao Cai province on June 30 in response to the Patriotic Hygiene Day for Public Health (July 2). The movement aimed to appeal to people and organisations to promote personal hygiene, environmental sanitation, food safety and hygiene at work with a focus on building hygienic latrines and waste treatment systems in rural areas. Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that several diseases have increased including dengue, encephalitis and hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Prolonged hot weather and polluted living environments were the reasons for the outbreaks of the diseases, he noted. To raise people's awareness of disease prevention and public health, the Deputy Minister asked for more communication activities on preventative measures against diseases including the building and use … [Read more...]

Fatherland Front leader visits Ho Chi Minh City Diocese

VFFCC Chairman Nguyen Thien Nhan (L) present a bronze drum to Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc. Photo: VGP

PANO – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Nguyen Thien Nhan visited the Ho Chi Minh City Diocese on June 21st. Greeting Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam, Mr. Nhan hoped that Catholic dignitaries and followers would continuously contribute to strengthening and enhancing the national great unity bloc for the country with prosperity, democracy, equality and civilization. Nhan also informed on the cooperation development of ties between Vietnam and the Vatican over the past time as well as sentiments of Pope Francis during meetings with Vietnamese leaders while they were on visits to the Vatican and the Pope. He also spoke highly of contributions of the Catholic community, especially Archbishop Doc, and urged more efforts by the Church’s leaders to guide followers in practicing their religion in line with law. Both VFFCC President and Archbishop agreed to boost cooperation between the … [Read more...]

First International Day of Yoga celebrated across the country

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan makes a speech at the event

The Hanoitimes - The Embassy of India in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the first International Day Yoga in Vietnam on June 21. The day, held at Hanoi’s Quan Ngua Sports Complex, attracted the participation of nearly 1,000 practitioners of Yoga clubs across the northern provinces. Addressing the ceremony, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan affirmed that Vietnam joined over 90 other countries around the world to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga with ceremonies nationwide. June 21 was declared the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. As many as 177 of the 193 UN member states joined as co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly Resolution, creating a new record for the highest number of co-sponsoring countries for a UN resolution. Vietnam was one of the first countries to co-sponsor. The Indian … [Read more...]

Meeting marks 90th anniversary of Vietnam Press Day

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VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan (first from left) at the meeting NDO - The Academy of Journalism and Communication held a meeting in Hanoi on June 20 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21) in the presence of President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan. Addressing the meeting, President Nhan emphasised the important role of the press, which has well executed its core duty of operating as the forum of the people and the voice of the Party and State, including Vietnam’s social and political organisations. He also praised the Academy of Journalism and Communication for being the nation's leading educational institution, providing trained human resources in the field of media and communications. President Nhan told the academy to continue to advance its training quality and renew its teaching methods, especially in the training of reporters and editors to meet requirements in the current time of … [Read more...]

Press contest on the cause of great national unity launched

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VFFCC Chairman Nguyen Thien Nhan speaking at the ceremony launching the 12th press contest themed ‘For the cause of Great National Unity’ (2015 – 2016) (Credit: daidoanket.vn) NDO – Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) held a ceremony in Hanoi on June 19 to launch the 12th press contest themed ‘For the cause of Great National Unity’ (2015 – 2016), as part of activities to mark 90th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). The event was attended by the Politburo member and VFFCC Chairman Nguyen Thien Nhan. Addressing the ceremony, the VFFCC Chairman extended his best wishes to journalists and press agencies on the occasion of 90th anniversary of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Press Day as well as praised the achievements that the national press had made over nine decades. VFFCC Chairman Nhan emphasised that it is necessary for press agencies to provide complete and timely information on the … [Read more...]

Outstanding blood donors honoured for their contributions

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Blood donors have helped save the lives of many people (Photo: Duong Le) NDO – One hundred outstanding blood donors from across the country were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 14 by the National Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. Among the 100 honourary attendees, 46 donated blood at least 20 times, 10 gave blood between 60 and 96 times, while 43 donors were appreciated for calling on others to donate blood in 2014. Speaking at the event, Politburo member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan praised the good deeds of the 100 blood donors being honoured. He expressed his delight about the increasing number of blood donation campaigns being launched nationwide, with more and more individuals and organisations providing support for the campaigns. He called on press agencies to promote the campaigns to the people in order to encourage further … [Read more...]

VFFCC delegation visits People’s Army Newspaper

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PANO - A delegation from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC), led by its President Nguyen Thien Nhan, on June 11th, visited the People's Army Newspapers (PAN) in celebration of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Press Day (June 21st, 1925 - June 21st 2015). Senior Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army and delegates from the department took part in the visit. PAN's Editor-in-Chief Major General Pham Van Huan thanked the VFFCC's care for PAN and briefed the VFFCC leader on the newspaper's achievements after 65 years of development (since October 20th, 1950). The growth of PAN has always been closely connected to the army's developments and feats of arms over the past time. It has been awarded many State noble titles for its great contributions to the national struggle and liberation cause, he stressed. For his part, VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan hailed the newspaper's results and … [Read more...]

7th nationwide congress delegates of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong

On June 03, 2015, 7th nationwide congress delegates of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations period 2015 to 2020 with a topic "Solidarity - innovation - Intelligence - Development" took place in Hanoi. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attended and directed the congress. Attending the congress, there were Politburo member, Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan; Member of the Politburo and Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Central Propaganda Chief Dinh The Huynh; former Politburo member, former Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Pham The Duyet; Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac and leaders of the central and Hanoi department, agencies. Accordingly, the Congress announced 173 members of Central Council, 9 members of Party Control Commission, 25 Members of the Presidium and 5 Permanents of Presidium in new … [Read more...]

Social News 30/5

VietNam needs more apartments for low-income individuals Urban areas across the nation will need 700,000 apartments for low-income people by 2015, a calculation by the construction ministry said. The ministry said even if the demand for low-income apartments was met as scheduled, another 200,000 apartments would be needed by the year 2020. The larger cities will see greater demand for such apartments, the ministry said. HCM City leads the list with a need for 134,000 apartments, followed by Ha Noi with 111,200, and the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai, and Da Nang City with 104,000, 95,000, and 16,000 apartments, respectively. The demand for low-income apartments for public service servants in Ha Noi is 30,000. Sixteen provinces and cities have approved the low-income housing development programme for 2015 so far. The other localities are setting up projects that will be approved this year. Several provinces and cities are speeding up the review and classification … [Read more...]

VIFOTEC Awards given to best scientific and technological innovations

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Photo: VNA (VOVworld) – Vietnam’s 40 best tech projects received the 2014 Vietnam Fund for Scientific and Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) Award at a ceremony in Hanoi on Thursday. The winning projects, receiving four first, seven second, 11 third and 18 consolation prizes, were in the fields of automation engineering, materials, energy-saving and new energy, information, electronics and telecommunications, biotechnology for production and life, environmental protection, and rational use of natural resources. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan spoke at the ceremony: "Over the past 20 years, the organizing board has received nearly 2,200 entries – 700 of them have received prizes. VIFOTEC’s winning projects have helped improve productivity, production efficiency, and the quality of products. They have also contributed to furthering the research of scientists and technicians in line with Vietnam’s drive for … [Read more...]

Buddhists congratulated on occasion of Buddha’s birthday

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Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue. Photo: VNA Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 28 visited Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Patronage Counci to extend his best wishes on the occasion of the Lord Buddha’s 2559th birthday. Phuc spoke highly of the contributions made by the VBS to Vietnam’s nation-building and development process, particularly through organising charitable and social welfare activities. He expressed his hope that the Patriarch and Buddhist dignitaries and followers will continue contributing to society and obeying the law. On the same day, the Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Vu Trong Kim, visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha headquarters in Hanoi. He extended his best wishes to all Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers at home and abroad. Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, permanent Vice Chairman of … [Read more...]

VIFOTEC Awards honour best scientific and technological innovations

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Award winners at the ceremony (Photo: VNA) NDO – Forty of the best tech projects received the 2014 Vietnam Fund for Scientific and Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) Award at a ceremony held in Hanoi on May 28. The winning projects, including four first, seven second, 11 third and 18 consolation prizes, covered the fields of automation engineering, materials, energy-saving and new energy, information, electronics and telecommunications, biotechnology for production and life, environmental protection and rational use of natural resources. While congratulating the award winners, Politburo member and President of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said that the VIFOTEC’s winning projects from the past 20 years, have helped improve the productivity, production efficiency and quality of products. They have also contributed to bettering the research of scientists and technicians in line with the country’s drive for development and … [Read more...]

Social News 26/5

Temperature in central Vietnam may touch 40 degrees Northern provinces will experience hot weather from tomorrow, with temperature expected to hover near 35-37 degrees Celsius, while central provinces may touch 40 degrees Celsius. According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, temperature in Ha Noi is expected to touch 36 degrees Celsius tomorrow, and it will increase by one degree every day. The hot spell will end on May 30. In the central region, Tuong Duong and Con Cuong districts in Nghe An Province and Son Hoa district in Phu Yen Province will experience the hottest weather in the area with 40 degrees Celsius. Drought in the area is expected to become more severe. Over 14% of children below 5 suffer allergic skin infections According to a study of Dr. Le Thi Minh Huong, deputy director of the Central Hospital of Children in Hanoi and her partners in Hanoi, the northern city of Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City, the rate of children below 5 suffering from … [Read more...]

Voters’ proposals heard at NA’s ninth session

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President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan, delivered a report summarising the opinions and proposals of voters across the country at the opening ceremony of the 13th National Assembly’s ninth session in Hanoi on May 20. According to Nhan, in preparation for the session, the committee collected a total of 3,854 opinions and proposals from voters and members of the public. The opinions cover a wide range of issues, such as agriculture; farming and rural development; living standards and social welfare; environmental protection; education; healthcare; and corruption. Nhan said that voters appreciated the outcomes of the national target programme on new-style rural area building, which was initiated by the Government in 2010 and has seen localities develop their infrastructure, improve production capacity, construct public works, protect their environment and promote local traditions and cultural identity. Many people called for the … [Read more...]

National Assembly opens 9th session in Hanoi

(VOV) - The 13th National Assembly (NA) opened its 9th plenary session in Hanoi on May 20 with a focus on making laws relating to the country’s development process. Addressing the opening ceremony, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung stated that Vietnam has recorded positive changes in socio-economic development in the four months leading up to May. The national economy has shown signs of recovery while the country has achieved progress in ensuring social welfare, reducing poverty, strengthening national defence and maintaining political stability and social order and security. The legislative leader emphasised that 2015 is a year to fulfil targets set by the 11th National Party Congress and the 13th National Assembly. The session will offer a good opportunity to review the nation’s development stage in order to identify what should be done in the time ahead. Hung said eleven bills and a resolution on the 2016 law and ordinance building programme will be reviewed at the ninth … [Read more...]

President Ho fills nation with pride

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Late President Ho Chi Minh was an example of virtue, national pride, wisdom, and a great source of encouragement for Vietnamese generations, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday. The Party and State leaders yesterday pay a floral tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum to mark the 125th anniversary of his birthday on May 19. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong made the remark while addressing a ceremony held in Hanoi to mark the 125th birthday anniversary of the late President Ho Chi Minh. In reviewing the life and career of the nation's first president, the Party leader focused on how, under his leadership, Vietnam's revolution overcame numerous challenges. Ho Chi Minh left a large, valuable legacy and led by example, highlighting self-improvement and responsibility to be emulated by all Vietnamese people. The former leader devoted all his life to the revolutionary cause of the party and the nation, and gave his all in serving Vietnam and its people until … [Read more...]

Formal ceremony celebrates President Ho Chi Minh’s 125th birthday

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaking at the ceremony in Hanoi (photo: Dang Khoa) NDO - A grand ceremony was held at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on May 18 to mark the 125th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-2015). The event saw the presence of high-ranking leaders including Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung among others. The ceremony began with a special art programme entitled 'Forever Shine - President Ho Chi Minh' which honoured the life and proud revolutionary career of President Ho, and showed the love and gratitude of Vietnamese people for the leader. Senior leaders at the ceremony (photo: Dang Khoa) Addressing the ceremony, Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong reviewed the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh - the leader of the Party and Vietnamese people, the master of the Vietnam Revolution, Vietnamese hero of national … [Read more...]

National leaders pay respect to President Ho Chi Minh

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Photo: VNA A delegation of the Party, State, National Assembly and the Vietnam Fatherland Front laid wreaths at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum in Hanoi on May 18 on the occasion of the late President’s 125th birthday anniversary (May 19). The delegation includes Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan. The national leaders expressed their respect and gratitude to Uncle Ho, who founded and trained the Vietnam Communist Party, for his great contributions to the nation’s revolution. The delegation also paid floral tribute at the Monument to Fallen Soldiers. President Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien Commune, Nam Dan District, the central province of Nghe An. He devoted his full life to the national liberation cause while tirelessly striving for peace and … [Read more...]