Khanh Hoa Veterans’ Association welcomes Lao veterans

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PANO - A delegation of the Lao National War Veterans’ Association, led by Colonel Amphayvong Vitachit, Head of the Central Economic Board of the Association, paid a visit to the Khanh Hoa Provincial Veterans’ Association on August 7th. Previously, the Lao delegation visited historical relic sites and tourist areas in Nha Trang. … [Read more...]

Vietnam – Laos bilateral trade: US$2 billion by 2015.

President of the Confederation of the Overseas Vietnamese Associations in Laos Hoang Dieu on February 17 handed over US$50,000 as a gift to the Lao National War Veteran Association.(Photo VOV)

The target was planned at a meeting between Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Bien and his Lao counter part Khemmani Pholsena, in the Lao capital city of Vientiane yesterday (August 5th). According to the memoir, the two sides agreed to boost coordination with relevant ministries and branches to organize trade fairs in Laos in 2011 and the coming years. The two countries' businesses also contact regularly through seminars and conferences. They will continue granting tax incentives to their businesses and consider the expansion of the list of goods benefiting from tax incentives and implement projects on border trade development. In 2010, two-way trade between Vietnam and Laos reached US$490 million , up 17.2 percent over 2009. In the first half of this year, the figure stood at US$349.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 65.8 percent. … [Read more...]

Vietnam-Laos friendship enhanced

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President of the Confederation of the Overseas Vietnamese Associations in Laos Hoang Dieu on February 17 handed over US$50,000 as a gift to the Lao National War Veteran Association. The sum was contributed by Le Van Kiem, CEO of the Long Thanh Golf Investment and Business Joint Stock Company, who used to be a Vietnamese volunteer soldier in Laos during the past war. The money will be used to buy equipment for the Lao National War Veteran Association’s sanatorium and build houses for some of its members. Earlier, Kiem donated US$100,000 to the construction of a cemetery in Vientiane province for 24 Vietnamese and Lao martyrs, who died in 1946 in Laos. Construction of the cemetery worth US$160,000 is almost completed. On February 16, Nguyen Trong Duc, Director of the 705 International Cooperation Company, handed over 33 billion Lao kips (over US$4 million) as non-refundable aid from Ho Chi Minh City to Houaphanh province of Laos. The donation will be used to build new … [Read more...]

Strengthening Vietnam-Russia friendship and strategic partnership

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held talks in Moscow, Russia on May 16.

(VOVworld) – Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev have pledged to strengthen the two countries’ friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership during Prime Minister Phuc’s on-going visit to Russia. At a reception for Mr. Phuc, Mr. Medvedev said Russia has always considered Vietnam one of its top Asia-Pacific partners. Mr. Phuc stressed Vietnam’s consistent policy of promoting the traditional amity and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia. The Prime Ministers agreed to continue all-level delegation exchanges and existing dialogue and consultation mechanisms. They agreed to make concerted efforts to shore up bilateral trade by creating favorable conditions for trade activities, fostering trade promotion events, and capitalising on the Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement and other free trade agreements. The two leaders concurred in supporting oil and gas joint ventures in each country, … [Read more...]

Social News 27/4

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Coordinating board of ASEAN occupational safety network meets The 17th meeting of the ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network (ASEAN-OSHNET) Coordinating Board commenced in Da Nang city on April 26. The annual event is attended by more than 50 delegates from the 10 ASEAN nations, and representatives from the bloc's partner countries (the Republic of Korea, China and Japan) and international organisations. Opening the meeting, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep said as they will face new arising challenges amidst global economic integration, the ASEAN-OSHNET Coordinating Board needs to devise stronger measures to enhance occupational safety and health. It should promote national programmes on occupational safety and health in the region and strengthen cooperation with international partners in the work. He stressed that Vietnam will play an active and responsible role to enhance occupational safety and health in ASEAN. At the … [Read more...]

Hydropower plant makes people’s lives upset

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VietNamNet Bridge - The lives of hundreds of thousands of households in the downstream Ba River has been upset since the day the An Khe-Kanak blocked the stream to store water for electricity generation in September 2011. The government office on April 3 informed the Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s request that the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) have to report about the building and operation of the An Khe-Kanak’s power plant’s water reservoir. The instruction was released after a survey on the drought was conducted in Gia Lai province and a National Assembly deputy spoke about the problems caused by An Khe-Kanak. Huynh Thanh, the National Assembly’s deputy, said the hydropower plant’s reservoir has been operating unreasonably, thus causing the lack of water and seriously affecting the life of the people in The downriver area. Thanh said An Khe-Kanak was the ‘century’s … [Read more...]

Newly elected PM Phuc takes office

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Vietnam has filled all of its four top leadership positions, with the new prime minister making his debut last week, vowing to lead the government in reaching new heights in socio-economic development. > Cabinet members vow to foster reforms Last Thursday, the National Assembly elected Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the country’s new Prime Minister, with 446 out of 490 votes (90.2 per cent) in favour. Replacing Nguyen Tan Dung who served as the Prime Minister for nearly a decade, Phuc, 62, will remain in office until 2020. With the election of Phuc, Vietnam has filled all of its top leadership positions. After Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected as the country’s Communist Party General Secretary for a second term during the 12th National Party Congress in late January, the National Assembly elected its Vice Chairwoman, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, as Chairwoman on March 31, as well as top-ranking general and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang as the new … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s new prime minister sworn in

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Nguyen Xuan Phuc is sworn in as Vietnam's Prime Minister in a National Assembly session on April 7, 2016. Photo: Thai Son Vietnam’s National Assembly on Thursday elected Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the new prime minister. Phuc, 62, replaced Nguyen Tan Dung, who officially stepped down on Wednesday after serving two terms. He received more than 90 percent of the votes from the legislature to head the cabinet from now to 2020. After being sworn in, Phuc took an oath pledging allegiance to the nation, the people and the Constitution. He said the new post was an honor but also a heavy task for him, and promised to do his best to drive the country to prosperity and civilization. In a subsequent speech, Phuc said he and the new government will prioritize the improvement of business climate, anti-corruption and the protection of territorial sovereignty. New members of his cabinet are expected to be selected this summer. … [Read more...]

Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected as new Prime Minister

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PANO - The National Assembly (NA) elected Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as new Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on April 7th. As reported by Head of the ballot-counting committee Huynh Van Ti, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was elected to the posts of Prime Minister with 90% (446 votes) ayes of the valid ballots. 96% of the deputies of the National Assembly ratified the resolution on the election delivered by NA Secretary General and head of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc. Nguyen Xuan Phuc was born in 1954 in the central province of Quang Nam. He holds a master degree in economics. He has experienced a number of important positions such as Chairman of the Quang Nam provincial People's Committee, Deputy, Deputy Chief Government Inspector, Minister-Chairman of the Office of the Government, and Deputy PM for the 2011-2016 term. He has also been a member of the 10th, 11th and 12th Central Party Committees, a member of the 11th and 12th Politburo, … [Read more...]

Lawmakers agree to relieve Prime Minister of post

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

As many as 418 lawmakers, or 81.63 percent of the total, agreed to relieve Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung​ of his post during the 13th National Assembly's 11th session in Hanoi on April 6. Later, the National Assembly (NA) listened to a draft resolution on the dismissal delivered by its Secretary General Nguyen Hanh Phuc. With 430 approval votes, or 87.04 percent of the total, the legislature adopted the resolution. President Tran Dai Quang then delivered a report on the nomination for the Prime Minister postion. The nominated candidate is Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also NA deputy for the 13 th tenure. Earlier during the government's March meeting, PM Dung said after 9 years and 10 months in office, he will be allowed to retire. He conveyed his sincere thanks to the Cabinet members, heads of the government bodies, staff of the government office, and experts of the consulting group for their dedication which helped him fulfill the … [Read more...]

Nguyen Xuan Phuc nominated Prime Minister

President Tran Dai Quang nominates Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the post of Prime Minister

(VOVworld)- On Wednesday, the National Assembly discussed President Tran Dai Quang’s nomination of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for the post of Prime Minister. The vote for the Prime Minister will begin on Thursday morning, followed by the swearing-in of the new Prime Minister. Nguyen Xuan Phuc was born in 1954. He was Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of People’s Committee of Quang Nam province, Deputy Chief Government Inspector, Minister-Head of the Government Office and Deputy Prime Minister. He has been a member of the Party Central Committee during the 10th, 11th and 12th tenures and a member of the Politburo in the 11th and 12th tenures. … [Read more...]

Lawmakers okay relief of PM Nguyen Tan Dung of duties

The National Assembly on April 6 passed the removal of PM Nguyen Tan Dung from his duties

VGP – The National Assembly on April 6 passed the removal of PM Nguyen Tan Dung from his duties and discussed the election of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as his successor. In the morning, State President Tran Dai Quang delivered a proposal of the removal to the parliament, affirming that PM Nguyen Tan Dung who was elected at the first session of the 13th NA has fulfilled his assigned term-long tasks. Due to the required Party and State high-profile personnel arrangements after the 12th National Party Congress, the President submitted the discharge to the NA for approval. In the afternoon, the NA heard the NA Standing Committee’s report on outcomes of group discussions on the related issue. With 418 votes of approval (or 84%), the NA agreed to dismiss Mr. Dung from his duties. On behalf of the NA, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presented a bouquet and expressed her gratitude to PM Dung for his great contributions over the last term as the Head of the … [Read more...]

National Assembly debates relief of Prime Minister position

PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

On April 6, National Assembly (NA) deputies discussed in groups the relieving of duty of the current Prime Minister as part of the agenda of the 13th legislature’s last meeting. President Tran Dai Quang made a proposal of the removal to the NA, saying that Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung who was elected at the first session of the 13th NA has fulfilled his assigned tasks. Due to the required Party and State high-profile personnel arrangements after the 12th National Party Congress, the President submitted the discharge to the NA for approval. The same day, the NA will hear the NA Standing Committee’s report on the results of group discussions on the discharge of the PM. Lawmakers will conduct a secret ballot on the relieving and the President will submit a nomination list for the new PM to the NA. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be nominated for the post of PM. The NA is set to elect the new Prime Minister on April 7. related news New PM to be elected in … [Read more...]

Hanoi water pipeline contract with Chinese firm on hold

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The Hanoi People’s Committee has proposed that the Prime Minister ask the developer of the Da River Water Project Phase 2 to postpone signing a contract with a Chinese pipe supplier. Wokers repaire a broken section of the Da River Water pipeline Phase 1. The Hanoi People’s Committee has proposed that the Prime Minister ask the developer of the Dà River Water Project Phase 2 to postpone signing a contract with a Chinese pipe supplier. The information was released by deputy head of the municipal Party Committee’s Publicity and Education Department, Tran Xuan Ha, during a press meeting yesterday afternoon. The recommendations were made following a review of the whole project upon a request by the Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The People’s Committee also recommended the Government to ask the project developer to soon hire an international consulting firm capable of assessing and verifying the quality of the pipe sample supplied by the … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Laos step up investment ties

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Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on Vietnam and Laos to roll out mechanisms and policies to support investors in each country. The official made the appeal while co-chairing the second Vietnam-Laos investment cooperation conference that opened in the central city of Da Nang on March 27. The two countries should focus on implementing their bilateral agreement for 2016-2020, accelerating transport connectivity and hastening the implementation of the one-door mechanism. Businesses, for their part, need to speed up the progress of licenced projects and observe local laws, the official stressed. Vietnamese businesses should consider investing in the neighbouring country and building strategic projects, he added. Echoing Phuc’s views, Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavath urged the two sides to complete their administrative reforms and outline bilateral cooperation mechanisms. The two countries need to hold a joint Cabinet meeting after the annual meeting … [Read more...]

Vietnam and Laos open their 2nd investment cooperation conference

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(VOVworld) - Vietnamese and Laotian Planning and Investment Ministries opened their 2nd conference in Da Nang City on Sunday to boost investment cooperation. Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Laotian counterpart Somsavat Lengsavad co-chaired the event. Deputy Prime Minister Phuc, who leads the Joint Government Cooperation Committee was speaking in the event: "We will identify investment needs and orientation in the years to come. Vietnam and Laos share each other’s success in investment. Based on both countries Party Politbureau resolutions, we will target high efficient projects in Laos, including those using FDI and ODA funding in disadvantaged areas." … [Read more...]

Electric motorbikes require registration: Deputy PM

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VietNamNet Bridge – The registration of electric motorbikes will become mandatory, as per the deputy prime minister’s new regulation that will take effect on July 1. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the finance ministry to direct the customs authorities to strengthen inspection and strictly control the import of electric motorbikes at border gates, and to ask assembly and production businesses in the country to implement regulations on invoices and taxes. The defence ministry has been asked to direct border guard forces to strengthen coordination with relevant authorities to closely inspect, prevent and detect the smuggling of electric motorbikes. Market management agencies have to strengthen checking of the origins of electric motorbikes in businesses and have to strictly deal with cases where the invoices are missing. The public security ministry will check and deal with the owners of electric motorbikes who violate traffic laws, and will raise … [Read more...]

Corruption still plagues Hanoi’s urban management

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An unresolved case in which several households were forced to live in unsanitary conditions in Hanoi for years is now showing signs of being a product of corruption. At the review meeting on the last decade of anti-corruption campaigning in Hanoi, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he recognised that dealing with corruption was particularly difficult in urban management, construction and banking. The assessment is especially true if the case at 146 Quan Thanh Street is more closely looked at. Twelve families currently live at the house which has only one sewage pipe that runs under the communal yard and three other homes before it merges with the city's sewage system. In July 2013, a resident of the residence, Nguyen Xuan Minh, decided to block the section of pipe which runs underneath his home. Sewage water quickly rose and submerged 300 square metres of the ground floor. In some places, the water was over one metre deep. Bui Thanh Xuan, vice chairman of Quan Thanh … [Read more...]

President of French National Assembly concludes visit to Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and President of the National Assembly of France Claude Bartolone.(Source :baochinhphu.vn)

(VOVworld) - President of the National Assembly of France Claude Bartolone concluded his official visit to Vietnam on March 21. During the 4-day visit, the French legislative leader held talks with National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, paid a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and met with Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. He hosted a press conference at the French Embassy, attended the Francophone Day festival at the Hanoi University, worked with the Chairman of Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee, and visited some scenic spots in Vietnam. During the talks and meetings, the two sides affirmed their resolve to do the best to elevate parliamentary ties between the two countries. Both agreed to increase the exchange of high level delegations and promote cooperation in transport, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, science, education, health care and training. They pledged to strengthen defence and security cooperation for peace and security. … [Read more...]