Kon Tum urged to accelerate key infrastructure projects

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Nhan Dan - The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum should hasten the progress of major projects especially the upgrading of infrastructure. The request was made by General Tran Dai Quang, Politburo member, Minister of Public Security cum head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee at a meeting with Kon Tum province's leaders on January 15. General Tran Dai Quang asked the provincial leaders to focus on accelerating key transport projects such as the Ho Chi Minh, 14C and 14 routes … [Read more...]

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Legislators see canaries in the mines

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Lawmakers have lambasted the government for allowing ineffective mining operations to pollute local communities without bringing in funds to the state. Illegal miners look for gold on the banks of the Ba River in Phu Yen Province. "In mineral-rich areas, residents are often poor ones and authorities generate low revenues. These people have been suffering from a paradox as they live among rich mineral resources with nothing to show for it," said representative Ha Son Nhin of Gia Lai Province … [Read more...]

Party and State leaders pay Tet visits to localities

General Le Hong Anh, Minister of Public Security

Pham Quang Nghi, Politburo member, Secretary of the Hanoi's Party Committee paid Tet visits to the northern province of Ha Nam on January 28. On behalf of the Party and State, Mr Nghi praised the achievements made by the province in 2010 and expressed his delight at the province's socio-economic development. He added that the city's people and cadres should promote the province's advantages, fully tap its potential for industrial development, build new rural areas and roads, and pay a … [Read more...]

11th Party Congress announces CPVCC members

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 18 elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members to CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) for the 11th tenure. The following is the list of the official members of the 11th CPVCC: 1. Hoang Tuan Anh, member of the CPVCC and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Le Hong Anh, Politburo member of the CPVCC and General and Minister of Public Security 3. Le Thi Thu Ba, member of the CPVCC, member of the … [Read more...]

House discusses stimulus package, budget deficit

A view of the NA session on May 25, which focused on the economic stimulus and budget deficit (Photo: Nhan Dan)

Lawmakers debated important issues related to the economic stimulus package and budget deficit at the fifth session of the 12th National Assembly on May 26. Most agreed that the Government's economic stimulus has helped minimize the impact of the economic crisis. Many deputies, including Nguyen The Thao of Hanoi and Luong Van Hai of Binh Thuan Province, said publicity, proper use, and supervision of the stimulus package are essential to ward off a recession. Some deputies said the use of … [Read more...]

The key to success in the Central Highlands

Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) has become a dynamic economic region with an average growth rate of 13 percent per annum over the last 33 years. The region is home to 47 ethnic groups with diverse cultures and has vast reserves of natural resources. However, it is now facing a widening gap between rich and poor, particularly areas inhabited by the ethnic minorities - a factor that has negatively impacted on the region's sustainable development. A VOV reporter interviewed Ha Son Nhin, Secretary … [Read more...]

Social News 5/10

North to benefit from urban development The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank (WB) on Wednesday launched a results-based national urban development program in the northern mountainous region. The seven-year (2015-21) program will be funded by a US$250 million loan from the WB's International Development Association. The project seeks to upgrade urban infrastructure, protect the environment, and improve local residents' livelihoods so as to ensure sustainable socio-economic … [Read more...]

Social News 2/10

Dong Nai rioters imprisoned for disturbing peace The People's Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced 15 men to 9-14 months in prison on September 29 for "causing social disturbances" in Nhon Trach Industrial Park. The accused include Nguyen Van Tri, 24 from Khanh Hoa province; Tran Ngoc Tha, 17 (Binh Dinh); Le Van Sang, 24 (An Giang); Dinh Tuan Vu, 31 (Hau Giang); Vien Van Man, 24 (Bac Giang); Le Van Dung, 19 (Phu Yen); Vu Viet Dinh, 29 (Binh Thuan); Du … [Read more...]

Central Highlands improves healthcare

DAK LAK (VNS) - All Central Highlands communes have medical stations providing basic healthcare services, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee. As a result, more pregnant women are visiting the medical stations for examinations and progress has been made in treating common diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, goiter and cholera. The number of medical staff at commune-level infirmaries is now 18,325, approximately 3.5 times higher than in 2001. All the medical stations have … [Read more...]

All Central Highlands communes have infirmaries

All communes in the Central Highlands have medical stations that provide basic healthcare services to ethnic minorities in the region, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee. The infirmaries recorded a 95 percent success rate for the expansion of immunisation programmes. The number of pregnant women visiting the medical stations for examinations increased, and common diseases in the localities, such as malaria, TB, goitre, and cholera, were brought under control. Thanks to the … [Read more...]

Dam community sinks in central Vietnam

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Work on Dong Nai 2 in Lam Dong Province, which is invested by Trung Nam JSC. Photo credit: Trung Nam JSC … [Read more...]

Dak Lak invests in rubber tree conservation

Rubber tree plantation owners and businesses are protecting rubber trees rather than cutting them down to cultivate other crops, despite falling latex prices, the Central Highlands Steering Committee reported. Apart from calling for increased protection of rubber trees, local authorities proposed plantations apply intercropping to increase incomes and enrich the soil. The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has the third largest area of rubber tree coverage with 39,600ha, following Gia Lai … [Read more...]

Vietnam builds specific policies to develop the Central Highlands

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Tran Dai Quang, a Politburo member, Minister of Public Security and Head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee has asked relevant ministries and agencies to re-check and assess policies for developing key products in the Central Highlands region. Accordingly, ministries and sectors were urged to issue policies to help localities promote the positive factors of their land and agricultural production, giving priority to developing industrial trees, building synchronous policies on … [Read more...]

Forestry ODA projects effectively implemented in Central Highlands

$0A project on forestry development for livelihood improvement in the Central Highlands has contributed to bettering forest protection and improving living standards in regional provinces, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee.$0 $0$0 $0 $0 $0The project "Forests for Livelihood Improvement in the Central Highlands" (FLITCH) has total investment of over 91.26 million USD co-funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Trust Funds for Forest (TFF).$0 $0$0 $0 $0It has been … [Read more...]

Political News Headlines 2/7

US military official welcomed in Vietnam Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnamese People's Army, Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan received in Hanoi on July 1 deputy commander of the US Army, Pacific, Gari Her. Major General Gari Her congratulated Vietnam on its establishment of a peace-keeping centre and dispatch of officials to join the UN peace-keeping mission. He said he hopes the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence will approve the proposals made during the third Vietnam-US army … [Read more...]

Central Highlands steering committee, diplomats hold working session

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Harvesting coffee in Central Highlands (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Central Highlands to shore up irrigation

DAK LAK (VNS) - Central Highlands provinces plan to build more than 2,080 irrigation facilities and upgrade nearly 700 in order to supply more water for the ethnic minority population, both for daily use and production activities. Construction, funded by the State budget, will start immediately. The work will be completed by 2020, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee. At that point, the region will have more than 3,740 irrigation facilities, providing water for 511,080 hectares … [Read more...]

Central Highlands reviews socio-economic situation

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang presided over a meeting held in Gia Lai province on June 28, reviewing the implementation of socio-economic development goals set for the Central Highlands in the first half of 2014 and outlining key tasks for the remainder of the year. Quang, who is also head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee, highlighted the socio-economic outcomes the region reaped in the reviewed period and asked regional provinces to make more efforts to realize next … [Read more...]

Lam Dong province urged to further attract investment

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(VOVworld) - The Central Highlands Steering Committee has urged Lam Dong provincial authorities to further develop party cells in hamlets and attract investment, while offering coffee growers preferential loans for expanding growing areas. Deputy Head of the Steering Committee Tran Viet Hung made the remarks at a meeting on Thursday to review the province's socio-economic performance in the first half of the year. He urged the local authorities to speed up activities to promote the Central … [Read more...]