Vietnam’s outstanding political events in 2013

Taking votes of confidence for key positions (Photo: HNMO)

A series of outstanding political events took place in 2013, including the adoption of the revised constitution, and the holding of votes of confidence for key positions. From the consensus from people, on 28 November 2013, 486 of 488 National Assembly deputies agreed to adopt the Constitution (revised). After that, a resolution stipulating the implementation of the Constitution (revised) was also adopted with high number of votes. The 2013 Constitution consists of 11 chapters and 120 … [Read more...]

Universities urged to meet international integration requirements


(VOVworld) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Ministry of Education and Training and competent agencies to review the ways names are given to universities, proposing potential foreign names instead. The move aims to create cohesion in the naming of universities to meet international regulations and global integration requirements. Deputy Prime Minister Dam explained that these small changes would contribute to the comprehensive reform of the education and training sector, to better … [Read more...]

Vietnam keen to share IT experience with RoK

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam receives the Korean guest in Hanoi  (Photo: VGP)

Dam told the visiting Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the Republic of Korea's National Assembly, Ahn Hoong Joon at a reception in Hanoi on January 11. (VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has hailed the Republic of Korea (RoK)'s strong information and technology (IT) development and voiced Vietnam's wish to share its IT experience. The Deputy PM expressed his satisfaction with the strong development of Vietnam-Korea strategic partnership across … [Read more...]

70 sets of remains excavated for DNA tests in telepathy-related scam

Telepath Thuy (first from left) during an excavation of martyr's remains in Dak Lak.

VietNamNet Bridge - On Monday, January 6, the authorities excavated over 70 sets of remains, founded by "telepath" Nguyen Thanh Thuy, at the martyrs' cemetery in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, for DNA tests to identify whether they are the remains of martyrs or not. In late 2012 and early 2013, Thuy joined two trips, held by the Vietnam Bank for Social Policy, to Ea H'leo commune, Dak Lak, to search for remains of martyrs. He founded 73 sets of remains of martyrs. Seventy sets of … [Read more...]

Deputy PM seeks UK support

(VOV) - Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has proposed the UK support free trade agreement negotiations between Vietnam and the European Union and provide continued ODA to Vietnam's development projects. Dam made the proposal at a reception on January 6 for Grant Shapps, UK Minister without Portfolio, who is visiting Hanoi. He noted the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK has developed strongly in all areas, especially in economics, trade and investment, bringing practical benefits to the two … [Read more...]

Conference on labor, national service opens in Hanoi

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (Photo:

(VOVworld) - A conference on labor and care for those who have rendered great service to the nation took place on Monday in Hanoi. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stressed the need to address the issues of employment, vocational training and guest workers. He reminded the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to make labor export a solution to the employment issue. Mr. Dam said in 2014 it is necessary to focus on caring for those who rendered great service to the nation. Mr. … [Read more...]

Vietnam strives to improve quality of higher education

Dr. Bui Anh Tuan, Director of the Ministry of Education and Training's Higher Education Department. Photo by VNA Project 911 sets a target to train 20,000 doctorates by 2020. What is the reasoning behind this policy?

Dr. Bui Anh Tuan, Director of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET)'s Higher Education Department, said in a recent interview that Vietnam has a target of training 20,000 doctorates by 2020 in hopes of improving the higher educational system. Tuan has said that only 10% of lecturers at universities and colleges across the country have finished doctoral training. Teaching staff play an important role in the renovation of our system as a whole, as well as improvement of the quality of … [Read more...]

Violations of food safety and hygiene should be strictly punished

Supervision on food safety and hygiene has been enhanced for the Lunar New Year festival. Photo: internet

(VOVworld) - Ministries and sectors are urged to consolidate legal frameworks and documents guiding the implementation of the Law on Food Safety and related documents, especially during Tet, the traditional lunar New Year. Enhanced, supervisions on food safety and hygiene are also encouraged. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made the appeal at an online conference with ministries, agencies, and localities to review activities to ensure food safety and hygiene in 2013 and set out tasks for the … [Read more...]

Searching and collecting war martyrs’ remains a solemn task

Remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers were repatriated from Cambodia (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld) - Searching and collecting the remains of war martyrs need to be carried out in scientific and effective manner and involve every resource, political and social organizations. It is necessary to have close cooperation between Ministries, sectors and localities. According to the latest document issued by Vu Duc Dam, Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Steering Board for the Search and Repatriation of Martyrs' Remains, functional agencies need to communicate and encourage … [Read more...]

Deputy Prime Minister talks to students

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (L)

(VOVworld) -Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has underlined the students' role and responsibility during the process of national industrialization and modernization. Dam was speaking at a dialogue with students on Saturday in Hanoi:"The Government should reform education and also make changes to the mechanisms to a socialist-oriented market economy. In addition, enterprises should work closely with universities by providing financial support and proposing demands for human resources. Enterprises … [Read more...]