Professor Trần Đình ThiênViet Nam News Professor Trẩn Đình Thiên, former director of the Central Institute for Economic Management, talks to Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper about the role transparency could play in the country’s unobserved economy. What should Việt Nam do to observe and calculate the amount of corrupt assets in the unobserved economy? First of all, there is a need for Việt Nam to observe its informal economic performance. We’ll face big challenges as it is not easy, particularly with corruption cases. However, corruption is one cause leading to smuggling, drug addiction and prostitution. These issues have caused big losses to our national economy. As a result, it is imperative for us to develop open and transparent institutions. With such institutions in place, I’m sure that we’ll be able to bring the ‘dark side’ of society to light. With a society operated on the … [Read more...] about Transparency and accountability help to deter corruption
Management efficiency and effectiveness
To implement Resolution No. 12 of the 5th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee on continuing to restructure, innovate and raise the efficiency of State enterprises; Resolution No. 18 of the 12th Central Committee of the Party Central Committee on "Some issues on continuing to renovate and organize the apparatus of the political system, streamlined, effective and practical"; to effectively implement the targets set by the Politburo's Resolution 41-NQ/TW on "Development strategy of Vietnam Oil and Gas Industry up to 2025 and vision of 2035", PVN’s restructuring and arrangement of apparatus in a streamlined and efficient manner was drastically implemented by the Group’s Party Committee, and Members of the Board which received very high consensus in the whole political system of the Group. In parallel with the restructuring of the executive apparatus, PVN also arranged personnels to departments and offices in accordance with their abilities and experience, based on the … [Read more...] about Restructuring at Vietnam Oil and Gas Group: Practical, streamlined and effective!
An overview of the Party Central Committee's eighth meeting (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Setting a good example is considered a regular activity of officials and Party members. Regulation No. 08-QDi/TW was issued recently, detailing members of the Politburo, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Party Central Committee’s responsibility for setting a good example. The regulation underscores that efficiency in performing tasks and missions is a requirement of every official and Party member regardless of their position. The document once again highlights President Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts and standpoints on Party building and official training. President Ho Chi Minh often underlined the responsibility for setting good examples as well as the pioneering role of officials and Party members, which is manifested through the “most determined, most ardent, purest, and most enthusiastic attitude to serve the nation and people.” Staying persistent … [Read more...] about Working performance shows efficiency of Party members’ example setting
An aerial view of Da Nang city at night (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) – From a small city with an underdeveloped economy, Da Nang has made several breakthroughs and turned itself into one of Vietnam’s most livable cities since the Politburo issued a resolution on its development 15 years ago. In November 1996, the province of Quang Nam-Da Nang was separated into Da Nang city and Quang Nam province. On October 16, 2003, the Politburo issued Resolution No. 33 on the building and development of Da Nang city during the national industrialisation and modernisation period. Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Truong Quang Nghia said shortly after the issuance, the city’s authorities issued detailed documents and built action plans to implement Resolution No. 33. Over the last 15 years, the city has recorded comprehensive socio-economic development and obtained many important achievements, he noted. The gross regional domestic product (GRDP) has increased by … [Read more...] about Da Nang develops in leaps and bounds to become livable city
The event was attended by Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s (PCC) Commission for Communication and Education, and Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member and head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation. This year’s awards drew an enthusiastic response, with 505 submissions from 128 authors and groups of authors from 78 press agencies nationwide sent to the organising committee. State management on land and environmental protection were among the topics that received the most coverage by journalists. Based on the criteria of the awards, the organisers presented prizes to 29 authors and groups of authors, including five A prizes, six B prizes, and 18 C prizes for the most outstanding works in the categories of printed media, television, radio, and online media. Editor-in-chief of Nhan Dan Newspaper Thuan Huu and Acting Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung present the B prizes. (Photo: … [Read more...] about Twenty-nine press works win natural resource and environment awards