Nhan Dan - The sixth session of the 13th National Assembly opening in Hanoi, Quang Ninh marking 50 years since its establishment and work starting on Vietnam's largest oil refinery are among the most notable events of the past week. 1. Sixth session of 13th National Assembly opens in Hanoi The sixth session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) opened in Hanoi on October 21. Deputies heard government reports on the implementation of the 2011-2015 socio-economic development plan, State budget estimates for 2013 and 2014, and the implementation of national target programmes from 2011-2013. They also analysed the economy's weaknesses, including unsustainable economic stability and inflation, difficulties in balancing the budget, production and trade, as well as bad debts, while discussing the issues of corruption prevention, the 1992 Constitution, the Law on Emulation and Commendation, the State budget and the fire prevention law. 2. Quang Ninh marks 50th anniversary A formal … [Read more...] about The Week of October 19-26
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Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine The department said it had co-operated with relevant city agencies to detain the man and hand over reports to the HCM City Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department for prosecution. The department said criminals had gone to great lengths to hide illegal goods, creating challenges for authorities in detecting violations. Canal rupture at hydro plant causes flooding The canal linked to Serepok 4A Hydropower Plant in Dak Lak Province ran into breakage problems yesterday afternoon, submerging dozens of rice paddies and agricultural produce. The breakage measured around 50 meters each side, while Buon Don District authorities were working to draw up the final cost of the damage. A technical representative from subcontractor Serepok 4A, Buon Don Hydro Power Joint Stock Company, said that sustained heavy rains over several days had caused water rising levels at Serepok River. Repair efforts to the canal were completed … [Read more...] about Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine at Tan Son Nhat Airport
Nhan Dan Online - President leaves for first State visit to China; National Assembly adjourns fifth session; Politburo member congratulates Party newspaper on Press Day, are among outstanding events during the past week. 1. President leaves for first State visit to China State President Truong Tan Sang, accompanied by a delegation of high-ranking officials, paid a State-level visit to China from June 19-21 at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President Xi Jinping. During the visit, President Sang held talks with China President Xi Jinping and met with China Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang. In an open and congenial manner, the leaders exchanged views and reached broad consensus on approaches to strengthen the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic partnership and on other regional and international issues of mutual concern. The two sides reached consensus on … [Read more...] about The Week of June 15-21
Nhan Dan Online - National Assembly Standing Committee convenes 20th meeting, three Vietnam museums have been named among the top 25 most attractive museums in Asia, Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh serves up miracle at world championships are among the key events in the spotlight during the last week. 1. NA Standing Committee convenes 20th meeting The 20th session of the National Assembly Standing Committee officially opened in Hanoi on August 12. During the ten-day session, NA deputies are to give opinions on seven draft laws related to inland waterway navigation, family registration, notary, customs, construction and the entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, as well as discuss draft decrees on betting businesses related to horse racing, dog racing, football, and casino business activities; as well as ordinances on mobile police and handling of administrative violations that obstruct the proceedings of the People's Courts. 2. Vietnam-India extradition … [Read more...] about The Week of August 10-16
The second of a two-part story reports on the reactions of administrators, online game licensees and players to the controversy surrounding these games. Nguyen Thanh Tai, vice chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City people's committee, this week instructed official agencies to check out and reassess some online games that have been panned as being too "violent." He also told the Department of Culture and Information to collect statistics on online games that contain violence, and tighten oversight of Internet shops where people play these games. This would help devise ways to better manage online games and plug any legal loopholes, he said. Le Manh Ha, head of the city's Department of Posts and Telecommunications, admitted, meanwhile, that most games licensed recently feature a variety of weapons and guns, killing and gunfire. At the beginning of this year three role-playing games featuring guns and battles-Sudden Attack, Special Force and Cross Fire-were licensed. Licensees use … [Read more...] about Online games: a threat to youngster’s well-being?