Deputies discuss local government

Deputies at the ongoing eighth session of the 13th National Assembly yesterday debated the supervision of power during discussions on a draft Law on Local Government Organisation. Most agreed that people's councils should be set up alongside people's committees in every locality to ensure residents' retained close supervision over power. Referring to Article 111 of the Constitution, Danh Ut and Trieu La Pham, representatives from Kien Giang and Ha Giang provinces, said the 2013 Constitution … [Read more...]

Sponsored links

Deputies debate bill on structure of local government

1595417-avatar

Deputy Bui Manh Hung from Binh Phuoc province spoke at the meeting (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

Vietnam metro gets green light for detox centers, begins sending addicts to mandatory rehab

1588369-methadone-1-uptg

Drug users working at the Employment and Vocational Center No. 3 in Binh Duong Province. Photo: Quang Liem … [Read more...]

National Assembly ponders role of government in trials

Lawmakers asked the authorities in charge of developing the draft law to review four draft amendments to be submitted to the NA this session. National Assembly (NA) deputies yesterday expressed concern that a draft regulation allowing the Government to get involved in trial processes infringed on the independence of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) and Supreme People's Procuracy (SPP). The regulation states that the Government has the right to ask the court and the procuracy to reconsider … [Read more...]

NA ponders role of government in trials

HA NOI (VNS)- National Assembly deputies yesterday expressed concern that a draft regulation allowing the Government to get involved in trial processes infringed on the independence of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) and Supreme People's Procuracy (SPP). The regulation states that the Government has the right to ask the court and the procuracy to reconsider sentences after a trial is completed. The regulation was included in an amended draft of the Law on the Government's Organisation that … [Read more...]

OVERSEAS SERVICE: BRINGING THE VOICE OF JUSTICE TO MILLIONS OF LISTENERS

1585917-doi-ngoai

(VOVworld) - After the end of the resistance war against French colonialists, Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV) had 10 years (1955-1964) to make preparations for the war against US imperialists. VOV was trying to reinforce its broadcasts overseas at that time when half of the nation was liberated. VOV leaders decided to establish the Overseas Service with its first headquarters at 20 Trang Tien street, which was then moved to Gami House just behind VOV's main building at 58 Quan Su street, and … [Read more...]

Wage hike plan wins backing

Van Ly Speaking at a session on budget revenue and spending last Friday, deputy Dang Ngoc Tung from the southern province of Dong Nai said that the minimum wage should be revised up next year to improve the living standards for workers. Tung said the Government should cut non-essential expenses to have money for the minimum wage increase in accordance with an approved road map. Besides the Government, the NA's Finance and Budget Committee said in its report that the minimum wage should … [Read more...]

NA deputies ask for tightened management of State budget

1582233-avatar

Deputy Tran Du Lich from Ho Chi Minh City speaks at the session (Source: VNA) … [Read more...]

No-man’s land

1580222-20141028134737-drugaddicts-hcmc-us-p

VietNamNet Bridge - Drug addicts roam the street, indulging themselves into heroin orgies, littering syringes and needles after use at public places like in no-man's land, and putting the people in HCMC at risk, all without being checked or deterred. Police are there, law enforcement agencies are there, and rehab or detoxification centers are there, but social vices related to drug abuse are still mushrooming, simply because of the absence of a workable legal corridor, though municipal … [Read more...]

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...]

Vietnam’s National Assembly heads for global parliamentary standards

1578472-ttxvn-20141020-quoc-hoi

(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...]

Political News 22/9

Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand takes office Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Viet Dung presented his credentials to Governor-General of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae at a ceremony in the capital Wellington on September 17 to start his working term there. Governor-General Mateparae congratulated Dung on his new mission while showing his delight that the two countries are carrying out the second phase (2013-2016) of their action plan together with activities to herald the 40 th anniversary of … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City boosts links with Lao localities

photo-for-illustration-source-thuonghieuvietnam-com-vn-1560653-1160120260

Ho Chi Minh City is promoting effective cooperation with Lao localities, including capital Vientiane, Champassak and Savanakhet, in various areas. Chairwoman of the municipal People's Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam made the remarks while receiving Lao Defence Minister Sengnoune Sayalath in the city on September 20. Affirming the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, she expressed her wish that Laos will continue creating conditions for businesses of Vietnam in … [Read more...]

HCM City boosts links with Lao localities

Ho Chi Minh City is promoting effective cooperation with Lao localities, including capital Vientiane, Champassak and Savanakhet, in various areas. Chairwoman of the municipal People's Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam made the remarks while receiving Lao Defence Minister Sengnoune Sayalath in the city on September 20. Affirming the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, she expressed her wish that Laos will continue creating conditions for businesses of Vietnam in … [Read more...]

City leaders welcome vice chairman of Cuban State Council

Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and Chairman of HCMC People's Committee Le Hoang Quan had a closed meeting with Vice chairman of Cuban State Council Lazara Mercedes Lopez Acea and his high level delegation yesterday on their visit to the city. At the meeting, Secretary Le Thanh Hai re-affirmed the support and solidarity of the Vietnam's Party and people in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular to the heroic struggle of Cuban people, expressing hope that vietnam will … [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...]

Ho Chi Minh City to set up new Department of Tourism

1555588-avatar

Nha Rong wharf in HCM city (Photo: VNA) … [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...]