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...]

Bus driver arrested after crash that killed 6 in family in central Vietnam

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A car was severely damaged after a collision with a bus in the central city of Da Nang on April 29. Six people were killed and another seriously injured. Photo: Nguyen Tu Police in the central city of Da Nang have arrested a bus driver who fled after crashing into a sedan, killing six people in a family early this week. Le Nhat Phuong, 43, was found exceeding the speed limit when the collision happened on Wednesday, Khuat Viet Hung, chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said in a report to Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Phuong was driving the sleeper bus at 85 kilometers per hour on Nam Hai Van Bypass, where the speed limit is 50 kilometers per hour, according to the report. The incident took place at an intersection between the bypass and a newly-opened road leading to the popular tourist site Ba Na Hills. The crash sent the four-seater Camry away for over 120 meters, and instantly killed its driver, 28-year-old Nguyen Chi Hoang Anh, along with his … [Read more...]

Deputy PM greets Reunification Day guests

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30 for international guests who attended a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day. The guests include more than 100 individuals and representatives from international organisations from 40 nations and territories across the world. Deputy PM Phuc acknowledged their contribution to the Vietnam’s historic victory as well as in its nation building and protection. The guests shared the views on the 1975 triumph, saying that it was not only significant to Vietnamese people but also to peace-lovers around the world. They also praised the positive achievements Vietnam has made over the past 40 years.-VNA … [Read more...]

Government leaders welcome International delegations

(VOV) -Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 30 received senior delegations of Laos, Cambodia, and Cuba on a visit to Vietnam to attend ceremonies marking the 40th anniversary of total southern liberation and national reunification in Ho Chi Minh City. The delegations are led by Laos’ Vice President Buonhang Volachit, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An, and Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) and Head of its International Relations Department, Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera. PM Dung attributed Vietnam’s April 30th victory to the support of communist countries including the Soviet Union, China, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, and international friends. Dung and his guests agreed on more efforts to foster the fine traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, Cambodia, and Cuba, for peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and the world. Laos Vice President Bounnhang Volachit expressed his profound … [Read more...]

Lao, Cambodian leaders praise Vietnam’s reunification victory

Lao Vice President Bounnhang Volachit (L) and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Doan

(VOV) - Lao Vice President Bounnhang Volachit has highlighted the significance of the April 30th victory as a great victory of Laotian and Cambodian people as well. Volachit, who is in Hanoi to attend the 40th anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam and national reunification, was received on April 29 by Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan. The two leaders reviewed the special solidarity, friendship, and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, governments, and people, which is developing strongly in all fields. They agreed on continuing to closely cooperate with other ASEAN members for a successful establishment of an ASEAN Community by the end of 2015, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region. Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said that Vietnam will support Laos in assuming ASEAN presidency in 2016. The same day, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Xom On who also hailed the … [Read more...]

Various activities held for national reunification anniversary

VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan (left) inquiring after Mrs. Ngo Thi Hue

PANO - President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visited families of old revolutionary cadres, who made great contributions to national salvation and independence, in Ho Chi Minh City on April 28th. He inquired after Mrs. Ngo Thi Hue, wife of late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh, and relatives of late State President Nguyen Huu Tho; lawyer Huynh Tan Phat, former Head of Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam; and lawyer Trinh Dinh Thao, former President of the Vietnam Alliance of National, Democratic, and Peace Forces (ANDPF). * The same day, officials who had participated in the Paris Peace Accords on Vietnam gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of South Liberation and National Reunification. Present at the event were former State President Nguyen Minh Triet; former Vice State President Nguyen Thi Binh, who led a mission of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South … [Read more...]

Localities commemorate the 40th anniversary of national reunification

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(VOVworld) – Vinh Long province held a meeting on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of southern liberation and national reunification. Addressing the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc appreciated the province’s unity and effort to heal the wound of war and overcome difficulties to strive forward. He asked the provincial authorities and peole to promote its advantage for agricultural production, fulfill the new rural development program, and mobilize social resources for healthcare and medical services. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a similar commemoration in Soc Trang city. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan attended a national reunification celebration in Dong Nai province on Monday. He praised the province’s achievements in improving people’s living standards. Dong Nai province has the highest number of new rural communes and is striving to become an industrial province. At a meeting in Ben … [Read more...]

National reunification day marked throughout the country

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A performance at the arts programme in Hanoi (Photo: vtv.vn) NDO – Cities and localities throughout the country are cheerfully celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the South and national reunification (1975 -2015). A meeting took place on April 27 in Binh Duong province with the participation of former State President Nguyen Minh Triet; Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, General Tran Dai Quang; Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Huynh Ngoc Son; and representatives of ministries, sectors and local residents. Addressing the function, Politburo member Quang hailed achievements made by the provincial Party committee, army and people during the national anti-US resistance war as well as in the current development process. The province is a leading locality nationwide in developing industry, improving service quality and attracting foreign investment capital, he stressed. In Soc Trang province the same day, Politburo member and Deputy Prime … [Read more...]

Vietnam Golden Food Brand awards applaud

(VOV) - Vinamilk was recently bestowed four – Vietnam Golden Food Brand – awards for its fresh milk, yogurt, powdered milk and ready to drink nutritional milk products at an awards ceremony in Hanoi. The ceremony, co-organised by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development aimed to recognize superior brands that contribute to the nation’s health and domestic food and agriculture industries. At the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien also named Mai Kieu Lien, the company’s CEO, as the Vietnamese entrepreneur who most contributed to the health of the nation over the past year. As one of the country's leading brands in the field of nutrition and health, Vinamilk seeks to produce the highest of quality products, satisfying the desires of Vietnamese consumers, said Lien in accepting the award. According to figures published recently by the … [Read more...]

Vietnam Golden Food Brand awards applaud Vinamilk

(VOV) - Vinamilk was recently bestowed four – Vietnam Golden Food Brand – awards for its fresh milk, yogurt, powdered milk and ready to drink nutritional milk products at an awards ceremony in Hanoi. The ceremony, co-organised by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development aimed to recognize superior brands that contribute to the nation’s health and domestic food and agriculture industries. At the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien also named Mai Kieu Lien, the company’s CEO, as the Vietnamese entrepreneur who most contributed to the health of the nation over the past year. As one of the country's leading brands in the field of nutrition and health, Vinamilk seeks to produce the highest of quality products, satisfying the desires of Vietnamese consumers, said Lien in accepting the award. According to figures published recently by the … [Read more...]

Promoting Integrity Implementation Initiative in Business

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under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) hosted a meeting to launch the Workshop "Enhancing Integrity Implementation Initiative in Business - Project 12" in Hanoi. The event aimed to introduce the action programme for identifying main issues of businesses in consistency, transparency and consultation of stakeholders in promoting integrity implementation in business and encouraging the involvement of the business community, organisations and agencies for the programme. Speaking at the workshop, Dr Vu Tien Loc, VCCI President, affirmed that, advocating the development of a multi-sector market economy, the Party and the State have recognised and encouraged the fair development of all economic sectors, including the private sector. In the past year, with the support of the Government and by deeper and broader international economic integration activities, the private sector has made great progress in both scale and quality. However, that positive development also contains … [Read more...]

Vietnam shows high responsibility at Bandung Conference

President Truong Tan Sang attending a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Bandung conference (first row, fifth from right) - Photo:VNA

Vietnam has actively involved in joint efforts to foster Asian-African connectivity as showed through its participation in the Asian-African Conference 2015 as one of the conference’s founders and a responsible and trustworthy partner of the two continents, said Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc. Ngoc noted that Vietnamese officials were present at all events held at the same time in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 22-24, including President Truong Tan Sang attending a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Bandung conference and 10 years of the Asia-Africa strategic partnership, and Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joining the World Economic Forum on East Asia. Vietnamese leaders helped foreign friends get better understanding of Vietnam’s efforts in building a Southeast Asian region of peace, stability and prosperity. They also clarified the need to peacefully settle disputes in conformity with international law, ensuring maritime and aviation security, … [Read more...]

Dong Trieu town established

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Deputy PM Phuc presents the government’s emulation flag, ‘new-style rural district’ certificates to the town's Party, government and people. NDO – A ceremony was held on April 24 in Quang Ninh province to announce the establishment of Dong Trieu town and apoint ‘new-style rural district’ certificates. The ceremony saw the presence of Politburo members, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong. Dong Trieu was an important revolutionary base during the resistance war against the French colonialists. The Party Committee and residents of Dong Trieu gained significant achievements over the past years and have been awarded many noble Orders and Certificates of Merit. Addressing at the event, Deputy PM Phuc Dong Trieu’s outstanding achievements in socio-economic development on the whole, and in building new-style rural areas in particular, which he said have contributed to the … [Read more...]

Asian-African Summit contributes to solving burning issues

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President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the first plenary session of the Asian-African Conference. (VNA) NDO - President Truong Tan Sang has concluded his visit to Indonesia to attend the Asian-African Summit. On this occasion, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc granted an interview on the outcomes of the President’s visits. Below is the full text of the interview: State President attends 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference State President talks bilateral ties with Asian-African leaders Boosting sustainable co-operation between Asia and Africa Reporter: Could you please tell us about the significance of the Bandung Conference in 1955 to the world and Vietnam?Deputy Minister Ha Kim Ngoc: After the Second World War, a new world order began to take shape. However, the newly independent countries didn’t have adequate positions and voices in that order. Many countries in Asia and Africa were still under the rule of colonial regimes. The Bandung Conference in 1955 … [Read more...]

Title praises best Vietnamese food businesses

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (first from right) hands over the title to a winner

PANO - A ceremony to hand over the Golden Brand title to nearly 100 products of 76 Vietnamese food businesses was held in Hanoi on April 23rd. This is the first national award dedicated to the food sector, co-organized by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. On this occasion, 24 companies were also presented with the "For the Quality of Life" title. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held that the award aims to encourage the domestic businesses upgrading their technology and improving production management to make higher quality products. Meanwhile, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the award is in response to the Party Central Committee Secretariat’s decree on intensifying Party leadership over food safety. Translated by Viet Anh … [Read more...]

Vietnam Golden Brand Food announced

Nearly 100 products from 76 Vietnamese food businesses received the golden brand title at a ceremony held in Hanoi on April 23. This is the first national award dedicated to the food sector, jointly organised by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. On this occasion, 24 entrepreneurs were also awarded with the title "For the Quality of Life". Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that the award aims to make businesses and entrepreneurs fully conscious of their responsibility for the country’s socio-economic development during the international integration process, and encourage them to upgrade their technology and improve production management to make higher quality products. It also reflected the country’s determination to prevent counterfeit goods and trade fraud to protect public health, he said. The Deputy PM also affirmed the Government’s willingness to … [Read more...]