Lawmakers discuss State budget spending priorities

VietNamNet Bridge - National Assembly deputies looked into the spending of the 2013 State budget and the State budget estimates and allocation for the next year at their sitting last Saturday.Photo: TTXVNDiscussing the plan of issuing Government bonds and allocating the capital to important projects in the 2014-16 period, deputies agreed to prioritise capital to projects on … [Read more...]

Legislators see canaries in the mines

Lawmakers have lambasted the government for allowing ineffective mining operations to pollute local communities without bringing in funds to the state. Illegal miners look for gold on the banks of the Ba River in Phu Yen Province. "In mineral-rich areas, residents are often poor ones and authorities generate low revenues. These people have been suffering from a … [Read more...]

Party and State leaders pay Tet visits to localities

Pham Quang Nghi, Politburo member, Secretary of the Hanoi's Party Committee paid Tet visits to the northern province of Ha Nam on January 28. On behalf of the Party and State, Mr Nghi praised the achievements made by the province in 2010 and expressed his delight at the province's socio-economic development. Politburo member Pham Quang Nghi He added that the city's … [Read more...]

Roster of new Party Central Committee

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 18 elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members to CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) for the 11th tenure. The following is the list of the official members of the 11th CPVCC: I OFFICIAL MEMBERS 1. Hoang Tuan Anh, member of the CPVCC and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Le Hong Anh, … [Read more...]

175 Party Central Committee official members announced

(11th NPC) - On January 18, the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) announced the list of 175 official members of the Party Central Committee (PCC) for Term XI. Here is the full list of PCC official members Term XI: Numbers Full names Current positions and agencies 1 Hoang Tuan Anh PCC member, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2 Le … [Read more...]

11th Party Congress announces CPVCC members

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 18 elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members to CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) for the 11th tenure. The following is the list of the official members of the 11th CPVCC: 1. Hoang Tuan Anh, member of the CPVCC and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Le Hong Anh, Politburo member of … [Read more...]

The list of 200 members of the 11th Party Central Committee

The list of 175 official members of the 11th Party Central Committee No. Name Position 1. Hoàng Tuấn Anh Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Lê Hồng Anh Politburo member, High-ranking General, Minister of Public Security 3. Lê Thị Thu Ba Member of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Chairwoman of the … [Read more...]

List of 11th CPVCC official members introduced

VGP - The on-going National Party Congress on January 18 introduced the list of 11th Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee's official members as follows: The list is in alphabetical order. No. Full name Current position 1. Hoàng Tuấn Anh Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Lê Hồng Anh General, Minister of Public Security 3. Lê Thị Thu Ba … [Read more...]

Deputies speak up for farmers

When a general debate at the National Assembly was aired live on May 27, nearly half the speakers chided the Government for paying insufficient attention to farmers and rural areas. Deputies from the Mekong Delta pressed the government to ensure preservation of agricultural land. Representatives from the Central Highlands proposed measures to help farmers earn more profit from … [Read more...]

House discusses stimulus package, budget deficit

Lawmakers debated important issues related to the economic stimulus package and budget deficit at the fifth session of the 12th National Assembly on May 26. A view of the NA session on May 25, which focused on the economic stimulus and budget deficit (Photo: Nhan Dan) Most agreed that the Government's economic stimulus has helped minimize the impact of the economic crisis. … [Read more...]

New physiognomy of Khanh Hoa tourism province

Image for illustration NDO - With plenty of tourism potential from it's natural beauty and rich history, Khanh Hoa province has been implementing projects on preserving and promoting heritage values, as well as investment projects aimed at making the province an economic, cultural and tourist centre in south central coastal region of Vietnam. Promoting heritage values Khanh … [Read more...]

Climate pact inked in Cambodia

A dry paddy field in Long Phu District, Soc Trang Province. Representatives of eight coastal provinces of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Thailand have endorsed the Preah Sihanouk Declaration on joint efforts to tackle climate change. - VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong. by Xuan Hiep PREAH SIHANOUK (VNS) - Representatives of coastal communities in eight provinces of Viet Nam, Cambodia and … [Read more...]

Hanoi shines in health care provision

Hanoi is taking the lead in meeting the population's healthcare needs, a conference to review the implementation of the 2011-2015 health programme heard in Hanoi on October 21. The health sector has made remarkable progress in health care provision over the last five years, Deputy Director of the municipal Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh said. He noted, however, that a … [Read more...]

Power saving efforts highlighted in national conference

The seventh National Conference on Energy Efficiency opened in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, highlighting the efforts of ministries and localities up and down the country to conserve energy. According to Dang Huy Cuong, Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's General Department of Energy, 14 centres for energy saving were established nationwide, together with … [Read more...]

Thai Binh mobilsies over 6.3 trln VND for new rural building

The northern province of Thai Binh has so far this year invested more than 6.3 trillion VND (approximately 300 million USD) in building new-style rural areas, according to the provincial Steering Committee for the National Target Programme on New-Style Rural Area Building. Out of the total, 1.7 trillion VND (81.8 million USD) was allocated from the State budget, with another … [Read more...]

Coastal forests crucial to fighting climate change: DPM Hai

Coastal forests play an important role in mitigating the impact of climate change. NDO - Deputy Hoang Trung Hai underlined the role of forests in coastal areas in coping with climate change and sea level rise during a meeting with a Government committee on forest development and protection on October 6. Hai said the forestry sector should work out coastal forest protection … [Read more...]

Social News 5/10

North to benefit from urban development The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank (WB) on Wednesday launched a results-based national urban development program in the northern mountainous region. The seven-year (2015-21) program will be funded by a US$250 million loan from the WB's International Development Association. The project seeks to upgrade urban … [Read more...]

Social News 3/10

HCM City sunk floodwater An one hour heavy rain shouldered in the area of Ho Chi Minh City, causing serious flooding several streets in the evening of September 30. Floodwater unexpectedly rise up and caused traffic jam and motorcycle engine failure during many hours in main roads like Binh Thanh district's Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ung Van Khiem street; district 2's Luong Dinh Cua, … [Read more...]

Political News 2/10

Arms sales ban lifting benefits US-Vietnam ties If the US lifted its ban on the sale of lethal arms to Vietnam it would mark a positive move in bilateral relations, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen said. He responded to reporters' queries in a press briefing on September 30 following the Cabinet's regular meeting. He elaborated that Vietnam and … [Read more...]