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...]

Grand meeting, parade marks 70 years of independence

The 70th National Day was marked with a grand meeting and the largest-ever parade in the country at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi September 2 morning. The ceremony was attended by national leaders, including Party General Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, among others. Among foreign delegates present on the occasion, there were Lao Vice-President Bounnhang Vorachit and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An. The meeting began at 7am with the lighting of a torch that was carried to the square from the nearby Ho Chi Minh Museum. A 21-round salute was then fired from cannons stationed at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel during the flag saluting ceremony. In his opening speech, President Truong Tan Sang affirmed that the birth of the Democratic of Vietnam in 1945 is a glorious milestone in the nation’s history of national building and defence, which … [Read more...]

Massive parade marks 70th anniversary of August Revolution and National Day

A solemn meeting and a massive parade took place at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi today, marking the 70th anniversary of August Revolution (August 19th, 1945- 2015) and National Day of Vietnam (September 2nd, 1945- 2015). Massive parade and meeting celebrate the 70th anniversary of August Revolution and National Day. Attending the ceremony were the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam; former Communist Party general secretaries Le Kha Phieu, Nong Duc Manh; State President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang; former State Presidents Le Duc Anh, Tran Duc Luong, Nguyen Minh Triet; Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and other leaders of Party, State, Fatherland Front Committee of Vietnam as well as veterans and Vietnamese heroic mothers. The Lao Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit and his high ranking delegation, Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Men Xom On, crowded international friends also joined the event. This year's event started with a torchlight procession from Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]

World leaders send congratulatory messages on Vietnam’s National Day

(VOVworld) –General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li keqiang, and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang have sent congratulatory messages to Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and National Assembly chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on Vietnam’s 70th National Day. The Chinese leaders congratulated Vietnam on its socio-economic achievements in recent years and said they believed that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese people will achieve more in their cause of socialism building. General Secretary of the Lao Revolutionary People’s Party and President Choummaly Sayasone, Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, and Parliament speaker Pany Yathotu sent their congratulatory messages, in which they expressed hopes that Vietnam will obtain greater achievements in its renewal. In their messages, … [Read more...]

Vietnam holds massive National Day parade

More than 30,000 people joined a massive parade to mark Vietnam’s 70th National Day today, September 2, at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. The event started at 7 am this morning with a 21-gun salute and was aired live by national broadcaster Vietnam Television. President Truong Tan Sang, General Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and many former state and party leaders attended the event. President Truong Tan Sang and General Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong watch the parade President Truong Tan Sang said National Day was a landmark in Vietnamese history, bringing Vietnam into the new era of independence and socialism. This was also the foundation for the country to integrate into the world. From Ba Dinh Square, the parade split into two halves, with one route running along Nguyen Thai Hoc, Kim Ma and Lieu Giai and the other down Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hang Khay, Trang Tien and concluding at Hanoi Opera House. A total of 40 streets in Hanoi were shut … [Read more...]

Meeting marks Vietnam’s 70th National Day

(VOVworld) – A meeting was held at Ba Dinh square on Wednesday to celebrate Vietnam’s 70th National Day on Septemnber 2. Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, war veterans, and Lao and Cambodian officials attended the meeting. The meeting began with a procession of a torch from the Ho Chi Minh Museum to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. In his speech, President Truong Tan Sang said that 70 years ago, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese people created the historic August Revolution. On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence to announce to the world an independent Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. President Sang said: "This was an important milestone in Vietnam’s history. The success of the August Revolution put an end to colonial rule and led to the … [Read more...]

Grand meeting and parade to celebrate National Day

PANO – On the morning of September 2, 2015, a grand meeting and parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and Independence Day was held at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi. At 7.00 am, the program officially began with a torch relay ceremony. The traditional revolutionary flame, symbolizing the eternal vitality of the Vietnamese people, was moved by outstanding athletes to Ba Dinh Square from the Ho Chi Minh Museum. The torch was finally handed to Lieutenant General Trieu Xuan Hoa, Hero of People’s Armed Forces, to light up the torch tower. The flame on the tower flared up in strong feelings of thousands of participants in the meeting and parade. At 7.05 am, military ceremonial troops started a flag hoisting ceremony in the imposing music of the national anthem of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. All the participants at Ba Dinh Square eyed the national flag in the color salute ceremony. At the same time, 21 cannons fired one after another from the Ancient … [Read more...]

Vietnam holds meeting, military parade to celebrate National Day

A grand program including a meeting, a military parade and some marches took place in Hanoi on Wednesday morning to celebrate Vietnam’s August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2). About 30,000 soldiers, militiamen and civilians took part in the program on Ba Dinh Square and a number of streets in the capital, according to the national committee on the organization of major anniversaries in 2014-15. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and other former and incumbent Party and Government leaders were among the attendees. The event was also attended by the delegations of Laos and Cambodia. Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang (C) speaks at the meeting in Hanoi on September 2, 2015. Photo: Tuoi Tre A national flag-saluting ceremony on Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi on September 2, 2015. Photo: Tuoi Tre The grand meeting to commemorate the 70th anniversaries … [Read more...]

Countries send congratulations on Vietnam’s National Day

Leaders from China, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, and Russia have conveyed their congratulations to Vietnamese counterparts on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of National Day of Vietnam (September 2). President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the banquet to celebrate National Day - Photo: VNA In the messages sent to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, the foreign leaders applauded Vietnam on its socio-economic development over the past seven decades. General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Zhang Dejiang said the Chinese Party and Government attach great importance to the relations with Vietnam, and are willing to work with Vietnam to reinforce the friendship and neighbourliness between the two countries. They added that China is willing to work … [Read more...]

Grand parade, march to celebrate 70th anniversary of National Day

The Hanoitimes - On September 2, at the historic Ba Dinh Square, the Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the State President, the Government, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and Hanoi City has solemnly celebrated the meeting, parade, march to celebrate 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day. At 7 a.m, the meeting ceremony, parade, march to celebrate 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945 - 2015) and the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (September 2, 1945 - 2015) start to take place. Prior to the march, a 21-gun salute has been fired from the Thang Long Royal Citadel. A 21-gun salute has been fired from the Thang Long Royal Citadel. Many leaders attend the anniversary: ​​General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; Former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, Nong Duc Manh; President Truong Tan Sang; Former State President Tran Duc Luong; Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; Former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai; … [Read more...]

Nation celebrates 70th National Day anniversary

Hanoi’s major streets are decorated with LED installations to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and Vietnamese National Day. NDO – A series of activities took place across the country to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day. On September 1, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; Minister of Defence, General Phung Quang Thanh and Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son visited former State President, General Le Duc Anh. PM Dung extended his best wishes to the former leader and briefed him on the country’s socio-economic situation, while promising to continue the revolutionary and patriotic tradition of preceding generations to be united and do the utmost for the cause of driving the country forwards in a fast and sustainable manner. The streets of Hanoi have been decorated with flags, flowers, banners, slogans and colourful lights while people have been seen excited by the jubilant atmosphere … [Read more...]

PM directs maintaining macro-economic stability

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has offered a number of specific instructions after being updated on the positive socio-economic performance during January-August, asking to continue maintaining firmly macro-economic stability. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (third from left) Inflation was kept below 1 percent while monthly revenues to the State budget surpassed their target thanks to a 16 percent increase in domestic tax collection, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh told a monthly government meeting held in Hanoi from August 31-September 1. He optimistically predicted that the growth of the 2015 gross domestic product would be 0.2 percent higher than the original objective to reach 6.4 percent and the total exports would climb 10 percent. The PM agreed to the Cabinet’s appeal to sustain macro-economic stability – a prerequisite for rapid and sustainable country development. A set of synchronous measures will be put in place to raise exports by 10 … [Read more...]

Vietnam expects to reach almost all development targets this year

(VOVworld) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chaired the government’s regular meeting for August over the last 2 days. Cabinet members said that over the last 8 months Vietnam has been able to maintain the stability of its macro-economy, control the consumer price index, interest and exchange rates, and import surpluses. Vietnam expects to fulfill 13 of this year’s 14 development targets. Prime Minister Dung asked ministries and sectors to closely monitor domestic and international socio-economic scene in order to devise timely, effective, and accurate policies. He called for measures to improve the business and investment environment, boost investment disbursements, and implement social security programs in healthcare, education, poverty reduction, and job generation. Mr. Dung said that Vietnam in 2016 should achieve an economic growth rate of 6.7% and an average rate of 6.7% to 7% over the next 5 years with macro-economic stability and sustainable growth. … [Read more...]

Venezuelan President concludes official visit to Vietnam

(VOVworld)- On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros concluded his 2-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang. At a meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Monday, Venezuelan President and President of Venezuela’s United Socialist Party Nicolas Maduro Moros said Venezuela is keen on boosting friendship and all-round ties with Vietnam. Vietnamese Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros The Venezuelan leader suggested that both sides increase exchanges of delegations at all levels, strengthening relations between the two parties, and forging more effective economic and trade cooperation, especially in areas of each other’s potential and strength. He also underlined the need to continue mutual support at regional and international forums, including the United Nations. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed that Vietnam always treasures ties with traditional … [Read more...]

Activities to mark the 70th anniversary of National Day abroad

The ceremony held in Algeria. (Photo: VNA) Various activities have been organized to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day in many countries. The Vietnamese Embassy in China on August 31st organized a ceremony to mark the 70 years of the August Revolution and National Day. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Nguyen Van Tho stressed that over the past 70 years, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Vietnam has overcome various difficulties and challenges to firmly protect independence, freedom and unity of the country. Vietnam has been an active and responsible member of the international community. It has consistently and persistently implemented its diplomatic policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateraliation and diversification in international relations. He also emphasised the stable, healthy and long-term development of its relations with China as one of the top priorities in the country’s … [Read more...]

OVs awarded Certificates of Merit

(VOV) - The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs in HCM City granted a Certificate of Merit to overseas Vietnamese for their contributions to national construction and defence on September 1. The event was attended by many overseas Vietnamese from various nations around the world to mark 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2) Recently the Party’s resolutions towards Vietnamese nationals abroad have encouraged them to make intellectual contribution and invest in human resources regarding national construction. To mark the occasion, State President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung conferred certificates of merit on some Vietnamese expatriates who have made outstanding achievements in patriotic endeavors. . Vietnamese US professor, Vo Van Toi ,also highlighted the country’s renewal and open-door policies that have encouraged overseas Vietnamese’s greater contributions to the homeland. … [Read more...]

Venezuelan president concludes visit to Vietnam

Hanoi, September 1 (VNA) - Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro Moros left Hanoi on September 1, concluding his official visit to Vietnam from August 30 to September 1 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang. During the visit, the Venezuelan President held talks with President Truong Tan Sang and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong. During their talks, the two Presidents agreed to maintain and improve the effectiveness of established bilateral cooperation mechanisms such as the inter-governmental committee on economy-trade and science-technology cooperation and the political consultative mechanism between the two foreign ministries. The two leaders also directed ministries and sectors to review and gradually finalise the bilateral legal framework via dialogues as well as sign cooperation agreements in specific fields. The two sides agreed that the … [Read more...]

Impoverished rural families access loans for housing

Hanoi, September 1 (VNA) – Phase II of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s newly approved programme for providing housing support to the poor will be implemented in 2016, according to the Vietnam Bank for Social Policy (VBSP). The programme is expected to help 311,000 poor households in rural areas nationwide build houses, thus gradually stabilising and improving their living standards. Each household will be able to take out loans up to 25 million VND (about 1,130 USD) with annual interest rates of 3 percent within 15 years, including a five-year grace period. VBSP General Director Duong Quyet Thang has asked the bank’s branches and offices to ensure capital resources and step up administrative procedures to facilitate access to capital. VNA/VNP … [Read more...]

Nhan Dan TV Channel launched

Nhan Dan Editor-in-Chief Thuan Huu addressing the ceremony NDO – Nhan Dan Television channel officially started broadcasting on September 1 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, after a trial broadcasting phase on domestic cable networks since June of this year. A live video conference, launching Nhan Dan TV Channel, took place at Hanoi Opera House in Hanoi, Thai Nguyen and Ho Chi Minh City on September 1. The event saw the presence of Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; former President Nguyen Minh Triet; Politburo members - the permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh; former Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Pham The Duyet; Politburo member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan; Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPVCC Commission for … [Read more...]