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...]

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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...]