PM Dung to enter chatrooms, answer public questions online

Outlook (09-02-2007) PM Dung to enter chatrooms, answer public questions online by Pham Thanh Long Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will today spend two and a half hours chatting online with the public for the first time. The event, which has attracted the attention of the public and the media both inside and outside the country, is being jointly organised by Bao Dien Tu Dang Cong San Viet Nam (the online newspaper of the Viet Nam Communist Party), the Government website, Viet Nam Television and the online VietnamNet e-paper. The organisers said that they had received nearly 16,000 questions. According to the organisers, the PM would answer some 113 questions selected by them while the rest would be answered later because of the time limit. Other than the public, the online chat has attracted the attention of the global media, including news agencies such as the BBC and AFP. The event shows the active desire of the country's leaders to interact with the people and engage … [Read more...]

PM to Field Questions Online From the Public

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will spend two and a half hours answering questions from the public during an online question-and-answer session on February 9. It's the first time a Vietnamese PM will have participated in such an event. Questions from both local citizens and overseas Vietnamese will be answered. PM Dung will field questions online from the public for the first time on February 9 Editor in chief of the Bao Dien Tu Dang Cong San Viet Nam (online version of the Viet Nam Communist Party newspaper), Dao Duy Quat, said the PM will address a wide range of issues. "I believe the PM will be answering as many questions as he can," said Quat at a press conference announcing the event. The Party's paper is working with the Government website, the Viet Nam Television and the online newspaper VietnamNet to organize the session. Mr.Quat, also the Deputy Director of the Central Committee for Culture and Ideology, said online question and answer periods represent a new form of … [Read more...]

PM receives Japan’s largest bank chairman

At the reception (Source: VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received in Hanoi on April 20 Nobuyuki Hirano, Chairman of the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) - the largest bank in Japan. The PM spoke highly of the bank’s providing thousands of billions of US dollars for Japanese investors in projects on industrial production and energy and transport infrastructure construction in Vietnam. The capital provision was the specific result of the round-table dialogue between Prime Minister Dung and the BTMU and other 13 major Japanese groups in Tokyo in December 2013. Dung also praised the bank’s efforts to support Vietnam to develop its supporting and hi-tech industries and agriculture production, and encourage both countries’ firms to expand trade ties. He reiterated that the Vietnamese Government continues creating favourable environment for foreign investors, including those from Japan. Vietnam is working to issue a decree allowing foreign investors to … [Read more...]

Vietnam – US story: Former enemies and now partners

(VOV) - Rapid improvement in bilateral economic and security relations between Vietnam and the US has been fostered by a convergence of their strategic interests. US-Vietnam relations have come a long way over the past few decades. In the 1980s of the last century, Vietnam once feared the US was "a factor threatening world peace, and especially causing serious threats to security and stability in Asia." Today Vietnam regards the US as a significant stabilizing factor in the Asia Pacific region. In his speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue held on May 31, 2013 in Singapore, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung welcomed US participation in the dialogue as a power in the region, saying along with China, the US would assume the major role representing the interests of the region and globe. Two factors have prompted these core changes: the need for a strong reform to avoid economic recession in the 1980s and challenges in order to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Vietnam. In … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/4

Book festival opens at National Library The 2015 Book Festival takes place at the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi from April 18 to May 5 in response to Vietnam Book Day (April 21) and World Book and Copyright Day (April 23). Held annually since 2006, the festival aims to honour authors and their work, encourage reading in the community, and increase public awareness of reading culture, author rights and the role of libraries. Readers participating in the festival have a chance to meet and talk with authors and literary critics. A book exhibition featuring the mixture of cultures will also be held to highlight the various cultures of ASEAN countries and others around the world. Meanwhile, children can participate in a drawing contest or play games. Within the framework of the festival, the National Library receives donated books to be distributed to libraries in-need across the country. In response to Vietnam Book Day, book festivals were launched on April 18 in Ho Chi … [Read more...]

HCM City prepares to face another flooding season

HCM City authorities planned to finish fortifying the city against floods before the season began, but the deadline is looming and preparations aren't complete. Despite efforts to prevent flooding over the years, 22 different areas flooded last year because of water blockages in canal projects, the negative impacts of climate change and heavy rain, and other natural causes, according to the Steering Committee for Flood Control. The committee added that the city would only be able to fortify 61 of 68 flood-prone areas this year. Apart from measures like canal dredging, building a network of tidal sluices could help eliminate urban flooding, the committee said. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved a major plan for the network in 2008, in which 13 tidal sluices in Tay Ninh, Long An and HCM City would act as gates preventing tidal river water from flowing into populated areas. Seven years later, only one sluice - Nhieu Loc–Thi Nghe in HCM City - has been finished. A funding … [Read more...]

Government News 19/4

Viet Nam, Norway to team up on trade Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg have agreed to back their enter prises and investors to explore collaboration opportunities, especially in maritime business, seafood, energy, information technology and green growth. During talks in Ha Noi the two agreed that Viet Nam and Norway should increase the exchange of delegations to boost the efficiency of political dialogue, while enhancing security-defence ties. They agreed to conclude negotiations on a free-trade agreement between Viet Nam and the European Union in 2015 to create a framework for the expansion of bilateral trade and investment. Both sides expressed delight at growing relations, especially in politics, economy, development, education and culture. PM Nguyen Tan Dung thanked the Norwegian Government for ODA aid over the years, particularly for the environment, education, gender equality, health care, and bomb and mine clearance. The Norwegian … [Read more...]

Activities to mark National Reunification anniversary

PANO – An artistic exchange "Legend of a monetary channel" was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 17th by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the city People’s Committee. The participants could learn more about silent but glorious feats of arms of the staff of the banking sector through witnesses’ stories and documentaries on how to transport money to the South during the Vietnam War. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung presents flowers to former leaders of Vietnam's banking sector, who had contributed to the establishment of the monetary channel Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung underlined efforts and contributions of the banking sector’s staff to the reunification of the country and urged them to continuously hone their professionalism, strengthen financial capacity, restructure financial and banking system, and keep steadfast in macro economic stabilization, for the national construction and defence cause in the new stage of development. * Meanwhile the Military … [Read more...]

Vietnam-Norway joint communiqué

Vietnam and Norway have issued a joint communiqué on the occasion of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s official visit to Vietnam from April 16-18 at the invitation of her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung. >> Vietnam, Norway agree to beef up ties >> Norway’s Prime Minister arrives in Hanoi for official visit At their talks in Hanoi, the two Prime Ministers said they are delighted at the development of the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries since they established diplomatic relations more than 40 years ago. PM Nguyen Tan Dung praised Norway for its economic growth in recent years, while PM Erna Solberg congratulated Vietnam on the impressive results the country has made in reducing poverty and carrying out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg The two sides reached a consensus on doubling efforts to fulfil all the MDGs … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Norway to encourage businesses, universities to foster ties

Vietnam and Norway have agreed to encourage and support the two countries’ investors, universities and research centers in seeking and promoting their cooperation. >> Norway PM seeks ways to step up bilateral ties on Vietnam visit The agreement was made during the talks between Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his visiting Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg in Hanoi on Friday, according to the Vietnam News Agency. Accordingly, Vietnam and Norway will support the two countries’ investors to explore cooperation opportunities, especially in maritime economy, seafood, energy, information technology and green growth. The two PMs also agreed to strengthen connectivity among universities and research centers, especially in science-technology, oil and gas, energy, fishery, agriculture, environment and natural resource management. They also pledged to increase cultural, sport and tourism exchanges for deeper mutual understanding and closer people-to-people … [Read more...]

PM Nguyen Tan Dung meets his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg

(CPV) –The Vietnamese and Norwegian Prime Ministers discussed the two country’s future cooperation and international efforts to achieve the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals in their meeting on April 17th, in Hanoi. The two prime ministers commented on the importance of continued cooperation within business, trade and investment, and both reaffirmed their commitment to an early conclusion of a comprehensive free trade agreement between Vietnam and Norway, through EFTA. PM Dung and Norwegian PM Solberg speaking at the meeting. (Photo: the Embassy of Norway) In recent years, Norway and Vietnam have both benefitted from growing economic ties between the two countries. Many Norwegian-Vietnamese partnerships have been established in Vietnam, and, in the coming years, business, investment and trade will become key areas of cooperation for Vietnam and Norway. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA), with Norway as one of its four members, is nearing … [Read more...]

Viet Nam, Norway to team up on trade

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg have agreed to back their enter prises and investors to explore collaboration opportunities, especially in maritime business, seafood, energy, information technology and green growth. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg review the guard of honour yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam During talks in Ha Noi yesterday, the two agreed that Viet Nam and Norway should increase the exchange of delegations to boost the efficiency of political dialogue, while enhancing security-defence ties. They agreed to conclude negotiations on a free-trade agreement between Viet Nam and the European Union in 2015 to create a framework for the expansion of bilateral trade and investment. Both sides expressed delight at growing relations, especially in politics, economy, development, education and culture. PM Nguyen Tan Dung thanked the Norwegian Government for ODA aid over the years, … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 18

Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, April 18, in Vietnamese media. Politics -- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his visiting Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg had talks in Hanoi on Friday, during which they agreed to encourage and support the two countries’ investors to explore cooperation opportunities, especially in maritime economy, seafood, energy, information technology and green growth. Society -- The search for the two pilots of two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets that went missing during a training exercise off central Vietnam on Friday continues today, with rescuers saying they found a tail of one of the planes 50 meters underwater in waters off Binh Thuan Province on late Friday afternoon. -- The Central Steering Board for Corruption Prevention and Control has set up seven inspection teams to inspect anti-corruption activities in the four ministries of Planning and Investment, Industry and Trade, Construction, … [Read more...]

Arts programme honours banking sector

PM Nguyen Tan Dung presents flowers to former leaders of the banking sector. NDO – An arts programme themed ‘Legends of currency path’ was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 17 to honour the Vietnamese banking sector for its great contributions to the development of the country. The event was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu and former President Tran Duc Luong, along with leaders of central branches, ministries, localities and the banking sector. During the programme, the delegates reviewed the tradition of the banking sector over the nation’s history. The programme also featured a wide variety of arts and cultural performances praising the beauty of the land and people of Vietnam. Addressing the programme, PM Nguyen Tan Dung appreciated as well as praised the outstanding collectives and individuals in the banking system who had significantly contributed to the struggle for national independence and … [Read more...]

Norwegian, Vietnamese PMs hold high-level talks

(VOV) -Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung affirmed Vietnam’s recognition of great importance to propelling the friendship and cooperation with traditional friends, including Norway at talks with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg on April 17 in Hanoi. PM Dung expressed his hope that the visit would contribute to elevating the bilateral ties to new heights. Both PMs agreed that the two countries boast great potential and advantages in expanding cooperation for mutual benefit and underlined the need to intensify all-level delegation exchange, continue to carry out existing political dialogue mechanisms, and create the best possible conditions for businesses and investors of both countries to augment cooperation. They agreed to increase cooperation in training activities between universities and research centers, principally in science and technology, oil and gas, energy, aquaculture, agricultural and environmental management, as well as promoting cultural, sports, and tourism … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Norway agree to beef up ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) holds talks with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg in Hanoi on April 17. Photo: VNA Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg have agreed to encourage and back their enterprises and investors to explore collaboration opportunities, especially in prioritised areas of maritime economy, seafood, energy, information technology and green growth. During their talks in Hanoi on April 17, the two PMs concurred that Vietnam and Norway should increase the exchange of delegations, boosting the efficiency of existing political dialogue mechanisms, while enhancing security-defence affiliation, thus tapping full potential of cooperation. They vowed to work together for the conclusion of negotiations on the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union in 2015, creating a favourable framework for the expansion of bilateral trade and investment in the future. Both sides expressed their delight at the expanding … [Read more...]

PM Nguyen Tan Dung hold talks with Norwegian PM Erna Solberg

(VOVworld) – Vietnam attaches importance to improving friendship and cooperation with traditional friends, including Norway, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. At talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who is on a 3 day visit to Vietnam, Prime Minister Dung expressed hope that the visit would contribute to lifting bilateral ties to new heights. Both leaders agreed that the two countries have many potentials and advantages in expanding cooperation for mutual benefit. They agreed to enhance exchange visits at all levels, continue implementing existing political dialogue mechanisms, and create favorable conditions for businesses and investors of both countries to boost cooperation. Photo: norwaynews.com They agreed to enhancing cooperation in training activities between universities and research centers in both countries, especially in science and technology, oil and gas, energy, aquaculture, agricultural and environmental management, as well as boosting … [Read more...]

Enhancing Vietnam-Norway fine relations

(VOVworld) – Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is on a three-day visit to Vietnam from April 16-18 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Her visit aims to generate new impetus for the fine cooperative relations between Vietnam and Norway. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (photo: tv2.no) The Prime Ministers will discuss specific orientations to boost cooperation in economics, trade, investment, climate change adaptation, and other sectors. The visit is of great significance in enhancing bilateral relations and improving awareness of the UN agenda to implement millennium development goals and sustainable development goals. Friendly relations and fine cooperation Vietnam and Norway established diplomatic relations on November 25, 1971. Over the past 40 years bilateral relations have grown in politics, economics, culture, and society. The two countries have exchanged delegations at different levels. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and … [Read more...]

Norway PM seeks ways to step up bilateral ties on Vietnam visit

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrived in Hanoi on Thursday for a three-day visit to promote all-round ties between her country and Vietnam. The visiting premier intends to seek specific orientations and measures to beef up bilateral cooperation across economy, investment, climate change, water management, renewable energy, agriculture, maritime economy, oil and gas, and the shipbuilding industry, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norway also will look to push up negotiations on a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) toward its conclusion this year, accelerate affiliation in realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and work out sustainable development goals in post-2015. PM Solberg is scheduled to talk with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and attend a seminar on the implementation of the MDGs on Friday. She is also slated to meet with State President Truong Tan Sang and National Assembly Chairman … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Norway agree to increase ties

PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg at a press conference held following their talks on April 17. (Credit: VNA) NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg have agreed to encourage and back their enterprises and investors in exploring collaboration opportunities, especially in prioritised areas including the maritime economy, seafood, energy, information technology and green growth. During their talks in Hanoi on April 17, the two PMs agreed that Vietnam and Norway should increase the exchange of delegations, boosting the efficiency of existing political dialogue mechanisms, while enhancing security-defence affiliation, thus tapping the full potential of co-operation. They vowed to work together for the conclusion of negotiations on the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union in 2015, creating a favourable framework for the expansion of bilateral trade and investment in the future. … [Read more...]