Public express beliefs in the success of upcoming Party Congress

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the closing ceremony. (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld) - The 14th plenum of the 11th Party Central Committee closed in Hanoi on Wednesday. After three days of working, members of the Party Central Committee reached consensus on the signing and ratification of the Trans-pacific Partnership Agreement, continuing to complete personnel preparations for the 12th National Party Congress and a list of nominations for key leadership posts of the Party and State of the 12th tenure. The Central Committee generally agreed with the Politburo’s proposal on the tentative lists of the Presidium, the Secretarial Delegation, and the Commission for Investigating Eligibility of delegates attending the 12th Party Congress. Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong delivered a key note at the closing ceremony affirming that the meeting was a success and completed preparations for the 12th National Party Congress as scheduled. The plenum continued to receive great attention from the public nationwide. Nguyen Thanh Ly from Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak … [Read more...]

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam’s greatest military hero

On May 27, 1948, he was conferred the title of highest-ranking General by the Late President Ho Chi Minh at the age 37

General Vo Nguyen Giap, former Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam People's Army, passed away on October 4, but Vietnamese people will remember him for his great devotion to national independence. For the Vietnamese Army, he was a brilliant military strategist who planned historic battles that shine in Vietnamese history. Some revolutionary photos of General Vo Nguyen Giap taken from the book "General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap": pubished by the Authority of Foreign Information, Service under the Ministry of Information and Communications in 2011): … [Read more...]

New Vice State President, Chief Judge, Prosecutor General take office

New Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court is sworning

VGP – National Assembly deputies elected the new Vice State President, the new Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court and the new Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy on April 8 in Ha Noi. With 91.09% of approval votes, Ms. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee's Office was elected as Vice State President. Ms. Thinh was born in 1959 in central Quang Nam province. She was a Party Central Committee member in the 11th and 12th tenures and a NA deputy in the 11th and 13th tenures. Mr. Nguyen Hoa Binh, Secretary of the 12th Party Central Committee and a deputy of the 13th NA, became the new Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court. He gained 478 votes in favor or 95.5%. Mr. Binh was born on May 24, 1958 in Quang Ngai province. The newly elected Chief Judge was sworn into office, vowing "to absolutely be loyal to the Fatherland, the People and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and make … [Read more...]

Party chief asks for long term response plan against saltwater creep

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Giong Trom

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked the southern province of Ben Tre to adopt short and long term plans to tackle saltwater intrusion when inspecting works against the ongoing disaster in the locality on March 17. Ben Tre has lost 19,000ha of winter-spring rice crop, over 500ha of vegetables, nearly 5,800ha of fruits and 475ha of aquaculture to salinity, becoming one of the hardest hit localities. Over 88,200 households with 353,000 people lack freshwater, mostly those living in three coastal districts. As many as 162 out of 164 communes and precincts have been affected. To minimise losses, the Party leader called for switching to disaster-resistant plants and animals. He hailed the provincial Party Committee for improving local well-being on par with those in the region, partly by developing a set of specific actions. The upgraded socio-economic and technical infrastructure has resulted in a 7.3 percent economic growth per year, with the rate of poor households … [Read more...]

Party chief orders drastic fight against drought in Tien Giang

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaking at the working session

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong ordered taking prompt and drastic actions to fight drought and saline intrusion while visiting the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on March 16. In the foreseeable future, he asked the province to adjust its agriculture planning and keep regular track of freshwater shortages, thereby taking prompt and comprehensive measures to ensure water supply for local people’s need. He hoped that Tien Giang will do a good job of Party building and persistently carrying out the Party building resolution adopted by the 11 th Party Central Committee’s fourth plenum, in combination with a campaign on studying and following the moral examples of President Ho Chi Minh. Tien Giang needs to direct and successfully hold elections of deputies to the 14 th NA and People’s Councils for the 2016-2021 tenure, ensuring democracy, quality and law abidance in the process. The Party chief took note of the provincial authorities’ proposals on … [Read more...]

Press digest – March 16

VN, Laos complete border upgrading project A State ceremony marking the completion of the project on increasing and upgrading border makers along the Viet Nam-Laos boundary was held on March 16 in Ha Noi. PM Nguyen Tan Dung and his Lao counterpart Thongsinh Thammavong attended the event. PM Dung highlighted that the conclusion of the project is of great significance as it presents high consensus and mutual understanding of the two Parties, States, and peoples and constitutes a vivid symbol of the traditional friendship, special solidarity, comprehensive cooperation of the two countries in respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and legitimate benefits, in favour of a borderline of peace, stability, and development. Party chief orders drastic fight against drought in Tien Giang Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong ordered taking prompt and drastic actions to fight drought and saline intrusion while visiting the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on March … [Read more...]

2nd meeting of the 12th Party Central Committee closes

An overview of the meeting (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld)- The 2nd meeting of the 12th Party Central Committee closed in Hanoi on Sunday after 3-day sitting. In his closing speech, Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong summarized main discussions of the meeting. Members of the 12th Party Central Committee agreed with the Proposal Report and the draft agenda which was thoroughly prepared. They agreed on the tenure program on successfully implementing resolutions of the 12th National Party Congress, continuing to implement the Resolution of the 4th Plenum of the 11th Party Central Committee on Party building, strengthening the political system, personnel work, and the fight against corruption and waste. In regard to socio-economic development plan until 2020, the Party Central Committee praised the preparations of the Proposal Report and other reports of the Party Delegation to the Government. It assigned the Party Delegation to the Government to realize resolutions and conclusions of the Party Central Committee and complete documents to … [Read more...]

12th Party Central Committee introduces personnel for state agencies

An overview of the meeting (Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA)

(VOVworld) - The second meeting of the 12th Party Central Committee opened in Hanoi on Thursday to discuss the committee’s working agenda during its tenure, socio-economic development plans until 2020, and the nomination of officials for state agencies. Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong addressed the opening ceremony: "discussion topics should focus on ensuring a close link between economic growth, Party building, and cultural development towards fulfilling the targets set for the next five years at the 12th National Party Congress. Priorities should be given to urgent matters and key tasks requiring more breakthroughs and meeting the essential needs of society." General Secretary Trong said socio-economic development and public investment plans until 2020 aim to institutionalize the resolution of the 12th Party Congress. He clarified: "mid-term plans are essential to match market developments, ensure the balance between budget collection and spending, and borrowing and debt … [Read more...]

Vietnam prepares for new tenure of state personnel

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Vietnam’s Party Central Committee and National Assembly (NA) are scheduled to convene important meetings to complete the preparation of state personnel for the 2016-20 tenure. th Party Central Committee is slated to begin on Thursday and expected to last three days. According to a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper source, the plenary meeting's agenda will include several essential matters as participants give their opinions on personnel work and review major objectives and projects for the 2016-20 period. The NA will organize a final meeting following the committee’s plenum, which is slated for March 21 to April 16, during which 12 working days will be spent issuing final decisions on personnel work. Members of the National Assembly will review the report on personnel which will be finalized by the Party Central Committee and the Politburo at the end of the committee’s second plenum, according to Uong Chu Luu, vice chair of the NA. The review of personnel work is … [Read more...]

Vietnam Deputy PM appointed secretary of Hanoi Party Committee

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Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has been appointed Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, as the committee convened a meeting in the capital city on Friday morning. The appointment decision was made by Vietnam’s Politburo and was announced at the meeting by Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee's Organizational Commission. The decision document was handed over to Hai by Dinh The Huynh , Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee. Politburo member Hai will replace former secretary Pham Quang Nghi to lead the Hanoi Party Committee for a term ending 2020. Party Committee is the leading organ of the Communist Party of Vietnam of each of the country’s cities. Speaking at the meeting, Hai said he considers the appointment both an honor and heavy responsibility. "As Hanoi is the national hub of politics and administrative and a major center of culture, science, education, economics and … [Read more...]

US media features Vietnam’s National Party Congress

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Several newspapers in the US have commented that leadership transition at Vietnam's 12th National Party Congress shows political stability in the Southeast Asian nation. The re-appointment of Nguyen Phu Trong as Party General Secretary means that there would be no major changes in Vietnam's orientations for economic development, according to US newspapers. The New York Times quoted Frederick Burke, managing partner for Vietnam at the American law firm Baker & McKenzie as saying that the leadership transition at this week's party congress was encouraging because it highlighted the country's political stability and respect for the rule of law. The paper also cited Sami Kteily, executive chairman of PEB Steel, a construction company in Ho Chi Minh City, that Vietnam's membership in several recent trade agreements underlined the country's commitment to being an active member of the global economy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the re-election of Party General Secretary … [Read more...]

Press significantly contributes to successful Party Congress

Hanoi , January 28 (VNA) – The success of the 12 th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was significantly contributed by the press. Newly-elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong made the remark while meeting with domestic and foreign reporters in Hanoi on January 28, right after the Congress ended. The Party leader hailed the journalists for their timely reporting of the Congress – a significant political event to the public, stressing that after eight days of working, the Congress concluded as a big success. The Party chief told reporters from the Vietnam Television (VTV) that he was touched by the sentiments of domestic compatriots and international friends for trusting him as the top leader of the Party. There will be a lot of things to do in the coming tenure given the opportunities and challenges from both at home and abroad, he said, adding that enormous efforts are needed to fulfill the missions. He said it is imperative to … [Read more...]

12th National Party Congress opens a new era of national development, socialism

12th National Party Congress opens a new era of national development, socialism

(VOVworld)- In his closing speech at the 12th National Party Congress, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said the Congress’s success encourages the entire Party, the people and the army to overcome difficulties and develop Vietnam into a modern industrial country. The outcomes of the Congress will pave the way for Vietnam to further boost national growth and move toward socialism. Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong said Congress delegates approved important documents, showed their determination to achieve set goals, and completed the personnel work. Major policies, orientations approved The Party Chief said that in eight days of working in the spirit of "Solidarity – Democracy – Discipline – Renovation", and with a high sense of responsibility, the Congress completed all agenda items as planned. Delegates discussed in a candid and democratic manner and unanimously passed, important documents, including the Political Report and a report evaluating the … [Read more...]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong: “Innovation is routine work to do”

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong answered at press conference after the closing session of the 12th Party Congress

The Hanoitimes - On January 28, immediately after the closing session of the 12th National Party Congress, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and some representatives of the Party Committee had brief information on the results of the Congress. Before answering some questions from the press, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong shared, later than 8 working days, the 12th Congress of the Party concluded with success. Personally, the General Secretary is also very happy and excited. Meanwhile, General Secretary also thanked and said that the contribution of the press is crucial to the success of the Congress. The Congress elected a 200-member Party Central Committee, including 180 official and 20 alternate ones. The 12th Party Central Committee convened its first plenum to elect the Politburo, the Party General Secretary, the Secretariat, the Inspection Commission and the commission’s head for the new tenure. The Party General Secretary in the 11th tenure, Nguyen Phu Trong was … [Read more...]

Expectations in the Party building

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The Hanoitimes - Construction work for the Party as well as the new location, the determination shown by the Central Committee political report of the 12th Congress on this issue received the attention of many delegates. Many suggested that, in order to prevent and reverse the degradation of political ideology, morality and lifestyle, in the next term to further promote the implementation of the Central Resolution 4. Party members and people from all walks of life are expecting that the new 12th Party Central Committee will continue promoting the spirit of unity, democracy and renewal to help the country grow further. Tran Phu Cuong, head of the Study Encouragement Society of ward No.5 in southern Ca Mau province’s Ca Mau city, said that this 12th National Party Congress is really promoting the spirit of unity and democracy. The congress has demonstrated a high sense of responsibility and selected a new-tenure Party Central Committee whose members are competent, dare to … [Read more...]

12th National Party Congress declares successful end

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The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) concluded with success on January 28 after eight days of working. The Congress elected a 200-member Party Central Committee, including 180 official and 20 alternate ones. The 12th Party Central Committee convened its first plenum to elect the Politburo, the Party General Secretary, the Secretariat, the Inspection Commission and the commission’s head for the new tenure. The Party General Secretary in the 11th tenure, Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected with unanimity as General Secretary in the 12th tenure. The Politburo’s 12th tenure comprises of 19 members. The committee entrusted the Politburo to assign some members to join the Secretariat. The committee also elected three members of the Secretariat. The Inspection Commission with 21 officials were elected at the first plenum. The commission is headed by Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong. In his closing speech, newly-elected Party General Secretary … [Read more...]

New Party Central Committee hoped to promote unity, democracy

Hanoi, January 26 (VNA) – Party members and people from all walks of life are expecting that the new 12 th Party Central Committee will continue promoting the spirit of unity, democracy and renewal to help the country grow further. Tran Phu Cuong, head of the Study Encouragement Society of ward No.5 in southern Ca Mau province’s Ca Mau city, said that this 12 th National Party Congress is really promoting the spirit of unity and democracy. The congress has demonstrated a high sense of responsibility and selected a new-tenure Party Central Committee whose members are competent, dare to think, dare to take action and dare to take responsibility. He expressed his belief that after the Congress, under the leadership of the Party General Secretary, the Political Bureau and the Secretariat, the new Central Committee will continue leading the country to overcome difficulties and challenges, and take advantage of opportunities to make the country develop sustainably in the … [Read more...]

People’s faith in the new Party Central Committee

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(VOVworld) – The 12th Party Central Committee convened its first session on Wednesday to elect the politburo, the Party General Secretary, the Party Secretariat, and the Central Party Inspection Commission and its head. The results will be announced at the closing session of the 12th National Party Congress on Thursday. On Tuesday, the congress elected 200 members of the 12th Party Central Committee, including 180 official members and 20 alternate members. Vietnamese people have expressed their faith in the new Party Central Committee. President of Soc Trang province’s Farmers’ Association Thach Thal said: "We hope that the new Party Central Committee will do what is most beneficial to farmers such as finding markets for farm produce like rice and seafood." Party member Dang Tien Thanh of Lao Cai city said those elected to the Party Central Committee are all worthy: "There are many first-time members of the Party Central Committee. Those elected are the most … [Read more...]

Structure of 12th Party Central Committee

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The average age of the 12th Party Central Committee's 200 members is 53, as according to the list announced by the 12th National Party Congress on the afternoon of January 26. The new Party Central Committee (PCC) has 20 female members and 17 ethnic minorities. The re-elected included seven from the 11th tenure Political Bureau, namely Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Vice Chairwomen Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Tong Thi Phong, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education Dinh The Huynh, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan. In terms of the age structure, among the 180 official members, 26 are under 50; 142 others in the group of 51-60; and the remainder, above 61. The two youngest official members are Secretary of the Da Nang municipal Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Anh and Secretary of the Kien … [Read more...]

Officials, people hail Party Central Committee election

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Officials, Party members and people nationwide have expressed their trust in the new crop of Vietnamese leaders who were elected to the 12 th Party Central Committee during the ongoing 12th National Party Congress in Hanoi on January 26. Vu Ngoc Hoang, permanent deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, said the outcome of the Party Central Committee election reflects democracy, consensus and a renewal in Party activities. The nomination of officials outside of the candidate list is an improved democratic step, he said, adding that almost all cities and provinces have had officials elected to the Committee. He believes that the new leadership will steer the country across sectors comprehensively toward firmly safeguarding national sovereignty and maintaining an environment of peace in service of development. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, hailed personnel preparations for the election as thorough … [Read more...]