The northern province of Vinh Phuc plans to set aside some 7 trillion VND (301.3 million USD) to carry out the national target programme on building new style rural area by 2025. (Photo: vinhphuc.gov.vn) The province is striving to have its city and all districts recognised as new-style rural areas, of which at least one district will be certified as a model new-style rural locality in the next six years. Besides, it will work towards the target of 50 percent of communes achieving advanced criteria for new-style rural area, 15 percent of communes recognised as model new-style rural communes, and 30 percent of villages identified as model new-style rural villages. The money will be used to construct infrastructure like roads, power grid, water system, schools and medical stations. Concerted efforts will be made to improve the living quality of rural residents with poverty rate kept under 1 percent and healthcare insurance coverage rate of 95 percent. The provincial People’s … [Read more...] about Vinh Phuc province to spend 7 trillion VND on new-style rural area building
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Former official Trinh Xuan Thanh (middle) was expelled from the Party for “serious violations causing public discontent and bring the Party and the Government into disrepute.” (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Politburo for the first time ever issued a regulation on keeping power in check in personnel work and fighting the use of money or influence to gain positions and power. It is not accidental that Regulation 205/QD-TW was promulgated at a time when preparations are underway for all-level Party congresses towards the 13th National Party Congress. Officials, Party members and the public have shown their approval of the new regulations, saying that it is a timely move meeting the needs in personnel preparation for the new term, ensuring that only capable and prestigious persons are selected for the Party leadership. In reality there have been many cases when officials use the power of their positions to form interest groups or put their relatives in positions in … [Read more...] about Party building: Filling in “loopholes” in personnel work
The Indonesian Government aims to build 31 nickel smelters by 2020. (Source: TheInsiderStories) Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian Government aims to build 31 nickel smelters by 2022, with 20 projected to open next year to help the production of electric car components. With many smelters going into operation, there was no concern about the supply of electric car components, head of the mineral exploration business at the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) Andri Budhiman said at a recent seminar. MEMR Regulation No. 4/2009 prescribes that mining companies are required to process and refine raw materials to raise added values. Then, the minimum processing and refining limits for metal minerals, non-metals and rocks have been regulated by the MEMR Regulations No. 5/2017 and No.25/2018, Budhiman said. He explained that Indonesia’s proven nickel reserves of 698 million tonnes could only guarantee the supply for refining facilities for … [Read more...] about Indonesia plans to build 31 nickel smelters by 2022
Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, deputy director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, talks with Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn) newspaper about HCM City’s development plan for the logistics industry to 2025 with a vision to 2030, which has received positive feedback. Hoa addresses a number of issues that still concern experts. The building of overpass and tunnels at the My Thuy intersection has led to easier traffic to and from Cat Lai Port in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo Vu Tien Luc Can you speak about the role and importance of logistics within the economic structure of HCM City? HCM City has the most important logistics system in the Southern Key Economic Zone as well as nationwide. Thanks to its favourable geographical position, located between the East–West and North–South expressway axes and connected to giant port systems such as Cat Lai and Hiep Phuoc, HCM City has become a crucial import and export gateway in the … [Read more...] about HCM City assesses new logistics development plan
Those who ignore or collude with each other to shatter urban development planning not only make the lives of urban people increasingly confined and suffocated, but also jam development space for the future. Hanoi and HCM City residents feel this most clearly. In the morning, when leaving home to go to the office and school, and in the afternoon, when returning home, they have to struggle on the road with the flow of people and exhaust from cars and motorbikes. In the summer sun, people are subjected to the scorching heat because of the asphalt effect, concrete houses, and the heat from air conditioners and engines. When it rains, people have to struggle because the roads turn into rivers and streams. Most of the elderly do not have places for relaxation, while children have no place to play. When people feel tired, they need cool spaces to walk and rest in, but it is just a far-away dream. The problem is difficult to settle, so people as well as the next generations will suffer. What … [Read more...] about Who spoils Hanoi’s planning?