Exhibition features Vietnam’s 70-year achievements

An exhibition to showcase the nation's socio-economic achievements, one of the largest celebrations to mark the 70th year since Vietnam gained independence, was opened in Hanoi on August 28. The event, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, saw the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Prime Ministers Vu Duc Dam and Pham Binh Minh, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi, and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai. The exhibition highlights the sacrifices of the Vietnamese people in protecting their country following the historic victory over aggressors in the August Revolution that led to the establishment of the nation on September 2, 1945. The impressive achievements made in both social and economic terms since the Doi moi (renewal) policy was created in 1986 are also outlined. More than 60 venues were set up by 25 ministries and Government agencies presenting … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements 2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and delegates press the button for opening ceremony of the exhibition. (Cinet) - An exhibition entitled "Innovation, integration and development" opened on August 28th at Vietnam Exhibition Fair Center. This is a major event hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with other ministries, agencies and local organizations to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, September 2nd. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said: "The exhibition of Vietnam's Socio-Economic achievements 2015 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, September 2nd was organized to introduce the results in the striving of Vietnamese people with the cooperation and valuable assistance of friends all over the world in the cause of national defense and reconstruction". With an area of ​​12.000 m2 for indoor display and 3.000 m2 for outdoor display, the … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights 70-years of socio-economic achievements

The ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the exhibition (Photo:infonet.vn) NDO – An exhibition on Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements on the theme ‘Reform, Integration and Development’ opened at the Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre, 148 Giang Vo Street in Hanoi. The opening ceremony was attended by Politburo members Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi; Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai; and Party Central Committee Secretary and Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court Truong Hoa Binh, and members of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC): Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh; Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh; as well as leaders from ministries, provinces and international organisation. Covering 15,000-square-metre, nearly 70 booths from 27 ministries and … [Read more...]

PM attends socio-economic development exhibition

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung on August 28 attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition on 70 years of socio-economic development, which is themed "Renovation, integration and development". Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam highlighted that Viet Nam’s socioeconomic development achievements over the past seven decades came as result of the country’s great efforts in association with valuable cooperation and assistance from friends around the world. Viet Nam has become a successful story for poverty reduction and realization of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, he said, adding that many of the human and social indexes are better than other countries of the same development level. Viet Nam has set up economic relations with almost all economies around the world, becoming an attractive destination for investors from 100 countries and territories with 20,000 projects worth nearly US$300 billion. As evaluated by … [Read more...]

VN celebrates 70 years of freedom

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has a close look at a modern unmanned aircraft model at the Ministry of Defence's display area at the exhibition. — VNA/VNS Photo HA NOI (VNS)— An exhibition to showcase the nation's socio-economic achievements – among the largest celebrations to mark the 70th year since Viet Nam gained independence – was opened to the public yesterday evening in Ha Noi. The exhibition, organ-ised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, included highlighting the sacrifices of the Vietnamese people in protecting their country following the historic victory over aggressors in the August Revolution that led to the establishment of the nation on September 2, 1945. The impressive achiev-ements made in both social and economic terms since the Doi moi (renewal) policy was created in 1986 were also outlined at the exhibition. More than 60 venues were set up by 25 ministries and Government agencies … [Read more...]

Government Office honoured for great achievements on 70th anniversary

PM Nguyen Tan Dung presents Independence Order, first class to the Government Office. (Credit: VGP) NDO – The Government Office has performed well the mission of advising the government and PM on leading and directing the implementation of the socio-economic development targets and tasks, as well as responding to the impact of the global financial crisis and economic recession. Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh made the remarks at a ceremony hosted by the Government Office in Hanoi on August 28 to mark its 70th anniversary (August 28, 1945-2015). The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, former President Tran Duc Luong, former PM Phan Van Khai and former Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Pham The Duyet, along with Deputy PMs: Hoang Trung Hai, Vu Van Ninh, Vu Duc Dam and Pham Binh Minh. At the ceremony, on behalf of the Party and State, PM Nguyen Tan Dung presented the Independence Order, first class to the Government Office for its great … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s world integration lacks the right mindset

There were many shortcomings in Vietnam's efforts to push for international integration including insufficient awareness about the process and a lack of a proactive mindset at some Government ministries and local authorities. This was revealed at an online conference held by the National Steering Committee for International Integration and chaired by three Deputy Prime Ministers on August 27. Government officials charged with carrying out integration often lacked the necessary skills and knowledge for the job, participants said. As a result, they said Vietnamese businesses and people were not well informed on numerous aspects of international integration and the country's preparation for international trade agreements and protocols had been slow and passive. Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh urged Government ministries and localities to expand on numerous free-trade agreements signed by Vietnam as well as to provide businesses and the people with sufficient information to be able to seize … [Read more...]

National conference on int’l integration held in HN

VGP – The Steering Committee for international integration on August 27 held a national video-teleconference to implement Directive 15/CT-TTg, dated July 7, 2015 on enforcement of Political Bureau’s Resolution 22. The event drew the attendance of three Deputy PMs Vu Van Ninh, Vu Duc Dam and Pham Binh Minh to discuss all fields of international cooperation including politics, diplomacy, national defense, security, economics, culture, society, education, training, science-technology. Delegates noted that in spite of positive achievements, there remained numerous shortcomings in international integration, especially the lack of awareness among sectors, localities, enterprises; passive psychology; and weak personnel quality. They suggested a large number of solutions, including regular dissemination to raise awareness of international integration for civil servants, enterprises and laborers; giving a priority of expenditures and human resources for international … [Read more...]

Vietnam plans vaccine production plant construction

Hanoi, August 28 (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the State Capital Investment Corporation to work with the Ministries of Health and Science and Technology, and the Governmental Office to map out a project to build an industrial-scale vaccine production plant in the country. According to the Deputy PM’s recent directive, the project, seen to promote science research activities and safe and effective vaccine production for humans, is required to be reported to the Prime Minister before this December. The Ministries of Science and Technology and Finance were tasked with continuing to invest in and facilitat the national research programme on the development of vaccines for humans . Vietnam is one of a few countries capable of producing vaccines for humans. Vaccines produced domestically serve not only th enational expanded immunisation campaign but also export activities. The country has so far produced 10 out of 12 types of vaccine using in its … [Read more...]

VN’s world integration lacks the right mindset

HA NOI (VNS) — There were many shortcomings in Viet Nam's efforts to push for international integration including insufficient awareness about the process and a lack of a proactive mindset at some Government ministries and local authorities. This was revealed yesterday at an online conference held by the National Steering Committee for International Integration and chaired by three Deputy Prime Ministers. Government officials charged with carrying out integration often lacked the necessary skills and knowledge for the job, participants said. As a result, they said Vietnamese businesses and people were not well informed on numerous aspects of international integration and the country's preparation for international trade agreements and protocols had been slow and passive. Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh urged Government ministries and localities to expand on numerous free-trade agreements signed by Viet Nam as well as to provide businesses and the people with sufficient information to … [Read more...]

Population database plan’s funding gone

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the National Database on Population Project, a key component in the Government's Proposal 896. The project aims to simplify administrative procedures, citizens' personal documents and the population database from 2013-2020. Speaking at the meeting, a representative from the project steering committee said the population database was behind schedule because the budget had run out. The project has been approved in principle by the Prime Minister, but its total budget has not yet been decided. On August 10, another Deputy Prime Minister, Vu Duc Dam, ordered the Ministry of Public Security to co-ordinate closely with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Government Office to present a feasibility study on the project to the Prime Minister before August 30. It is expected that the project feasibility will be approved by the Prime Minister in September and … [Read more...]

Dress rehearsal of 70th anniversary of National Day held

Photo: VGP/Dinh Nam

VGP – The dress rehearsal of the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day was held on August 26 in the suburbs of Ha Noi. The rehearsal included rituals of celebration, torch relays, a flag raising ceremony, fireworks celebration and parades. After the dress rehearsal, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam held a working session with members of the organizing board. He asked for comments and contributions from leaders of relevant ministries and agencies to ensure the success of the official celebration on September 2. As many as 30,000 people will join parades to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day. By Thuy Dung … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights national pride

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and leaders attend in the exhibition yesterday. (Photo:SGGP)

An exhibition named "Vietnam's historic road of 70 years" which opened at the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi on August 25 to mark the upcoming National Day (September 2). Nearly 1, 500 books, magazines, newspapers, photos and documentations displayed in the exhibition were selected from two million documentations at Vietnam National Library, the Center for National Archives and Records, Vietnam History Science Association and other agencies. Most of the documentations illustrated August Revolutionary, National Day, President Ho Chi Minh with national liberation and construction during past 70 years under leadership of Vietnam Communist Party and late President Ho Chi Minh. It noted that French historian Philip De Viler presented the collection of photos to the Vietnamese government. The exhibition is considered as a meaningful activity to not only educate young general love for the country, national pride and peace desire but also express deep gratitude to martyrs who laid … [Read more...]

Exhibition on Vietnam’s 70-year socio-economic progress opens

At the exhibition

The Hanoitimes - An exhibition on Vietnam’s 70-year socio-economic achievements kicked off at the Vietnam National Library in Hanoi on August 25. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition. The event is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2). On display are 1,500 items of various kinds ranging from books, magazines, newspapers, photos to digitalized documents and videos illustrating the national liberation and construction under the leadership of the Party and late President Ho Chi Minh. The exhibits are arranged in four broad sections, starting with the pre-revolution period. This section showed the establishment and operation of the Viet Minh Front and the Vietnam Propaganda Liberation Army, the predecessor of the Vietnam People’s Army. The second section introduces the general uprising for seizing power and the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; and … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s education minister takes responsibility for problematic college admission process

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The college admission in Vietnam this year has ended up in a complicated situation, responsibility for which has been taken by the minister of education. Vietnam's Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan reported the results of the first phase of the country’s university admission process, which ended on August 2, as well as the national high school exam held earlier, to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam during a televised meeting on Friday last week. The minister admitted the complicated situation of the exam and said he would be responsible for that. Big changes, big trouble This year marks the first in which Vietnam has applied a number of changes to its high school graduation and university entrance exams. In previous years, after finishing their 12th year, students would take an examination for graduation, often held at the end of June. After passing the exam, at the beginning of July, they would take another exam to enter their intended university or … [Read more...]

Exhibition features 70 years of the nation’s development

As many as 1,500 items of various kinds ranging from books, magazines, newspapers, photos to digitalized documents and videos illustrating the national liberation and construction under the leadership of the Party and late President Ho Chi Minh are on show at the event. (VOV) -An exhibition highlighting the country’s development path over the past seven decades opened in Hanoi on August 25 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. The exhibits are arranged in four major sections, starting with the pre-revolution period, when there were many patriotic uprisings against the French. The establishment and operation of the Viet Minh Front and the Vietnam Propaganda Liberation Army, the predecessor of the Vietnam People’s Army, was introduced in this section. The second section is devoted to the general uprising for seizing power and the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; and the significance of and lessons from the August Revolution to the nation and … [Read more...]

Exhibition on 70-year history of Vietnam opens

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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam at the exhibition (photo: VGP) NDO - An exhibition entitled 'Fatherland - a 70-year journey' opened at the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi on August 25 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. The exhibition is displaying nearly 1,500 documents selected from more than two million documents kept at the National Library of Vietnam, the State Records Management and Archives Department of Vietnam, and the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences. These materials include books, newspapers, images, electronic documents, and video on the August Revolution, National Day, President Ho Chi Minh and the cause of national liberation, and the achievements of the nation in the past 70 years. A majority of these documents were published as books. A prominent feature of the exhibition was photographic documentation presented to Vietnam by French historian Philippe de Villiers. The set of photos depict the uprising and fighting movements before the August … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights nation’s past 70 years

Hanoi, August 25 (VNA) – An exhibition highlighting the country’s development path over the past seven decades was opened in Hanoi on August 25 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam in celebration of the upcoming National Day. On display are 1,500 items of various kinds ranging from books, magazines, newspapers, photos to digitalized documents and videos illustrating the national liberation and construction under the leadership of the Party and late President Ho Chi Minh. The exhibits are arranged in four broad sections, starting with the pre-revolution period, when there were many patriotic uprisings against the French. The establishment and operation of the Viet Minh Front and the Vietnam Propaganda Liberation Army, the predecessor of the Vietnam People’s Army, was introduced in this section. The second section is devoted to the general uprising for seizing power and the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; and the significance of and … [Read more...]

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam welcomes Hanoi’s excellent valedictorians

At the meeting

The Hanoitimes - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam met with 98 outstanding valedictorians from Hanoi`s universities and institutes in Hanoi on August 23. This was an annual meeting of State and Party leaders to encourage excellent valedictorians. At the event, the Deputy Prime Minister praised achievements of these valedictorians in 2015, who has overcome many difficulties to achieve their good academic results. Deputy Prime Minister Dam stressed that, the Party, State and Government have always paid the special attentions to the youth, students, creating favourable conditions for them to develop their talent and confirm their capacity in the recent years. The Deputy Prime Minister suggested the valedictorians to continue having more sucess in studying and training in the coming time. Thu Minh … [Read more...]

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Street food in preparation in Hang Bong Street, Ha Noi. Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition and have unbalanced meals. — VNS Photo Doan Tung

HA NOI (VNS) — Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition, says Nguyen Thi Lam, the deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition. Nutrition awareness was lacking among people with low incomes and those who were better off, the rich often ate a lot of food but with little nutrition, while some children suffered from malnutrition and rickets because their mothers lacked the knowledge to raise their babies properly, she said. A recent survey by the National Institute of Nutrition found people in the countryside consume 200 grams of vegetables a day on average, half of what the World Health Organisation recommend. This figure was unchanged from 1985 when Viet Nam was short of a lot of foods, including vegetables. Le Bach Mai, deputy director of the institute, said at a conference on food safety held in Ha Noi last week that the amount of starch consumed daily in Viet Nam had doubled in the past decade from 16 to 33 grams per person. Vietnamese children … [Read more...]