NA heads for global parliamentary standards

(VOV) -At the 8th session of the 13th National Assembly, several deputies recommended ways to improve the efficiency of the National Assembly to deserve its status as representative of the people's will and the highest legislative body and meet global parliamentary standards. The deputies discussed the role and supervisory function of NA deputies and delegations, the deputy's right to submit draft laws, the increase of number of full-time deputies, and when to meet with voters. Increasing the … [Read more...]

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Vietnam’s National Assembly heads for global parliamentary standards

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(VOVworld) - Vietnam's National Assembly is working to meet international parliamentary standards. At the 8th session of the 13th National Assembly, several deputies recommended ways to improve the efficiency of the National Assembly to deserve its status as representative of the people's will and the highest state agency and meet global parliamentary standards. The deputies discussed the role and supervisory function of NA deputies and delegations, the deputy's right to submit draft laws, … [Read more...]

$142.9m approved for climate change fight

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last Sunday approved the allocation of VND3 trillion ($142.9 million) from Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans through the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change in Viet Nam next year. Of the 16 projects, priority will be given to the planting of mangrove forests and protective forests at riverheads as well as one on building dykes. Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) Seniors to get specialised healthcare A network of hospitals … [Read more...]

HCM City seeks investors for playgrounds

A public playground for children at Tao Dan Culture Park in HCM City. Local authorities have been asked to create favourable conditions for private investors to invest in playgrounds for children.

VietNamNet Bridge - The chairwoman of the HCM City People's Council, Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, has told local authorities to create favourable conditions for private investors to invest in playgrounds for children. Speaking on the Listen and Discuss talk show on HCM City Television on Sunday, Tam said such investment was a priority, but to ensure its efficient use, the city should call for private investors' participation. … [Read more...]

Social News 9/9

Authorities uncover illegal timber trade Police in Thua Thien - Hue Province have uncovered cases of illegal logging of rare trees that are listed in Vietnamese Red Book of Endangered Species. The trees included Burma padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus), cho (Dipterocarpus retusus) son huyet (Melanorrhea laccifera), doi and chua. Exploitation, purchasing and transportation of these species are prohibited in Viet Nam. Last Friday night, traffic police stopped a bus in the province's Huong Thuy … [Read more...]

City seeks investors for playgrounds

A public playground for children at Tao Dan Culture Park in HCM City. Local authorities have been asked to create favourable conditions for private investors to invest in playgrounds for children. - VNA/VNS Photo The Anh

HCM CITY (VNS) - The chairwoman of the HCM City People's Council, Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, has told local authorities to create favourable conditions for private investors to invest in playgrounds for children. … [Read more...]

IT key to administrative reforms

Administrative reform will not be very effective if information technology is not applied, a Ho Chi Minh City leader has warned. Speaking at a meeting with the city People's Council on July 10, Deputy Chairman of the People's Committee Le Manh Ha said information technology and administration should be closely linked, and pointed to the Republic of Korea, which he said has achieved such good social and economic development thanks to their investment in information technology. "It will be a … [Read more...]

Official: IT key to administrative reforms

Sai Gon Railway Station workers in HCM City apply information technology to sell train tickets. The application of information technology is crucial not only for private firms, but also for public service providers. - VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai.

HCM CITY (VNS) - Administrative reform will not be very effective if information technology is not applied, a HCM City leader has warned. … [Read more...]

Political News Headlines 9/7

UK diplomat honoured with Certificate of Merit Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga on July 8 awarded a Certificate of Merit from Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to UK and Northern Ireland ambassador Antony Stokes. This award is in recognition of the UK diplomat's positive and effective contributions to strengthening the friendship between the two peoples and reinforcing the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK during his terms in Vietnam. In his statement, Ambassador Antony … [Read more...]

Ha Noi to tackle pollution, jams

Workers conduct construction work on the T6A drain in Ha Noi, which aims to reduce pollution and traffic jams in the inner city. Chairwoman of the municipal People's Council Ngo Thi Doan Thanh said that there were many problems in urban management, land use, environmental protection and health care in the city. - VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung

HA NOI (VNS) - Ha Noi People's Council considered a plan to name or rename some streets in the capital at its tenth session which opened yesterday. … [Read more...]