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...]

HCM City People’s Council opens session

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Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Council speaks at the opening session (Source: VNA) … [Read more...]

East Sea situation, a concern to HCM city’s People’s Council

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(VOVworld) - The 14th session of HCM city's People's Council opened on Tuesday. High on the agenda will be additional appointments to the jury at the district and municipal levels, the adoption of a resolution on supervision of the city's administrative reform program since 2011, and socio-economic development since China's illegal placement of its oilrig in Vietnamese waters. Amid the complications in the East Sea, the city is working on a project to develop support industries in order to … [Read more...]

HCMC revokes 536 sluggish urban projects

536 urban projects running behind schedule has been revoked in Ho Chi Minh City, reported the city People's Committee on July 5. The report was made at a meeting with the HCMC People's Council Standing Committee on the implementation of a council's resolution on urban planning together with implementation and management. The people's committee has basically completed urban planning as per instruction in the resolution. Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, chairwoman of the people's council, appreciated the … [Read more...]

NA mulls changes to confidence vote rules

HA NOI (VNS) — Lawmakers yesterday debated draft revisions to a National Assembly resolution on conducting a vote of confidence for people holding positions elected or approved by the NA and the People's Councils. In the morning session, Nguyen Thi Nuong from the NA Standing Committee delivered a proposal on amendments and supplements to the NA's Resolution No 35/2012/QH13 on the vote of confidence. The lawmakers also heard a verification report of a draft resolution on revisions to Resolution … [Read more...]

National Assembly addresses economy

Goods are unloaded at Cat Lai Sea Port in Ho Chi Minh City. The National Assembly has been discussing measures to boost all aspects of the economy, including trade.--VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung

HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly deputies yesterdat talked about the 2013 socio-economic development plan and state budget. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Apr 27

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Tuoitrenews briefs you some of the leading stories published today in Vietnamese media: -- Preparatory work for the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has been asked to be accelerated, according to a plenary session of the steering and organizing boards of the international event. The assembly, which will gather lawmakers from around the world, will be held in Hanoi in March 2015 following an agreement signed between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the IPU regarding … [Read more...]

HCMC has new deputy Party secretary

To Huy Rua (R), Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee's Personnel Commission, hands the Politburo's appointment decision to Vo Van Thuong in the city on April 15 - Photo: Van Nam

Van Nam Most recently, Thuong, born on December 13, 1970 in Hai Duong Province, served as secretary of Quang Ngai Province's Party Committee. The holder of a master's degree in philosophy used to hold the post of secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of HCMC and Party secretary of HCMC's District 12. In October 2006, the Politburo assigned Thuong to the post of first secretary of the eight and ninth terms of the Central Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. The HCMC … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh city’s new urban administration model

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(VOVworld) - The Government will submita pilot project to build a new urban administration model for Ho Chi Minh City to the Party Politburo before sending it to the National Assembly for approval. It's hoped the new administration model will fix current problems in urban management and development and generate momentum for Ho Chi Minh City's development. The Ho Chi Minh city People's Council and People's Committee under the present law have not clearly differentiated administration in … [Read more...]

HCMC holds meeting to mark International Women’s Day

City leaders visit Vietnamese heroic mothers on occasion of International Women's day

The Women's Union in HCMC held a meeting to celebrate the 1,974 anniversary of Trung Sisters' Uprising and the 104th International Women's Day on March 6 in Ho Chi Minh City. At the meeting, Chairwoman of the Municipal Women's Union Dinh Thi Bach Mai highlighted the tradition of Vietnamese women and their contributions to social development. The ceremony is to praise solidarity and for the gender equality and women's progress, said Bach Mai. Values of Vietnamese women are the core of every … [Read more...]

Political News Headlines 27/2

Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong and his French counterpart Christiane Taubira (Source: VNA)

Deputy PM asks for education support from the UK Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has called upon the UK to share its experience in education with Viet Nam and provide the country with direct support and technical assistance in the area. Dam made his appeal at a reception for the UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, Lord David Terence Puttnam, in Ha Noi yesterday, Feb 26. Along with the rapid increase of the bilateral trade, the two countries enjoy great … [Read more...]