PM asks for more efforts to care for revolution contributors

At the get-together Major General Nguyen Chi Huong, MR4’s Deputy Commander; Major General Tran Tien Dung, MR4’s Deputy Political Commissar; leaders of MR4’s affiliated agencies; and 70 revolution contributors and fallen soldiers’ relatives participated in the event. Upholding the Vietnamese tradition of “When drinking water, remember its source”, MR4’s affiliated agencies and units have over the past years closely cooperated with local Party and People’s committees, and people to better the care for policy beneficiaries, revolutionary contributors, fallen soldiers’ relatives, provide free health checkups and medicines for policy beneficiaries, search and repatriate remains of fallen soldiers. These good deeds have been seen as a token of gratitude of the Party, State and Army to heroes and fallen soldiers for their huge losses and sacrifices in the wars for national independence and freedom. As many as 394 national contributors and fallen soldiers’ relatives are working in MR4’s affiliated agencies and units. Among them, one is a hero of the People’s Armed Forces, 188 are wounded soldiers and the remainders are martyrs’ relatives. At the get-together, Major General Nguyen Duc Hoa, Director of the Political Department of MR4 inquired after and conveyed deep thanks to contributions of the delegates. He wished them good health and hoped that they would continue bringing into play the image of Uncle Ho’s soldiers and surmounting difficulties in life. Translated by Mai Huong... [read more]

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City will continue exerting efforts to improve living conditions for poor households and disadvantaged groups needing support, affirmed Nguyen Thi Thu, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee. At a conference held by the city’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on January 4, she asked the department to focus on reviewing the list of welfare policy beneficiaries and revolution contributors, ensuring all of them receive adequate support. In the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the department should coordinate with other departments and agencies to care for the needy, she said, revealing that the city People’s Committee has decided to increase budget allocation for Tet gifts to policy beneficiaries, revolution contributors and the poor by 15 percent, or 100 billion VND, from last year. Thu also requested the department to keep updated on the wage and Tet bonus that local enterprises pay labourers, while working with the firm to ask them to care for labourers in the most important event of the year. In 2017, the department is assigned to devise measures to boost the labour market and create more jobs for labourers, while diversifying job placement services.-VNA... [read more]

PANO – The Policy Department of the Ministry of National Defense on December 7th hosted a reception for a delegation of national contributors of Kien Giang province on their visit to Hanoi. Addressing the event, Nguyen Hoang Minh, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs said that the province has paid attention to realizing policies of the Party and State for those who had made valuable contributions to the revolution. In 2016, the province spent VND 149 billion to build and repair houses for more than 1,400 revolution contributors and its agencies and units have taken good care of 234 heroic Vietnamese mothers. As a result, the living standards of almost all of policy families in the province have dramatically been improved. More especially, the provincial agencies and units have closely cooperated with martyrs’ remains search teams of the army to collect and hold memorial services for 49 martyrs who had sacrificed serving international obligation in Cambodia. Mr. Nguyen Hoang Minh further said that officers and soldiers in the whole army have always remembered the contributions of the province’s Party committee, authorities and people during the resistance wars against foreign invaders in the past as well as in army building at present. He promised that under the leadership of the Party, officers and soldiers of the Vietnam People’s Army will unite, promote glorious revolutionary tradition of the Party, Nation, heroic army, and be ready to sacrifice for the protection of national independence, sovereignty, and territorial…... [read more]

Danang applies IT in administrative reform Danang City led Vietnamese provinces and cities in Provincial Administrative Reform (PAR Index) in 2015 for the fifth consecutive time. Danang also topped the Public Administration Performance Index ranking over the past five years. These results are attributable to the application of IT. The “single window” section is located on the first floor on the headquarters of the Danang City’s People’s Committee, where citizens and representatives of organizations are instructed on how to proceed with their documents. There are computerized screens for citizens to use to search information and rate their satisfaction over the quality of public administration. Tran Hai from Huu Hai Company of Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, Hai Chau district, said: "Everything is good, procedures are quick and simple. Full instructions are given. For example, if I want to work with the Department of Planning and Investment, or the Department of Industry and Trade, they will tell me in detail what I need.” Similarly, at the district People’s Committee, administrative procedures, including the licensing of a construction project or issuing land certificates are publicized on digital screens. Citizens receive warm instructions from young local staff. Mai Xuan Thuy, deputy head of Office of the Ngu Hanh Son District People’s Committee and leader of the team in charge of citizen reception, said: “Employees from twelve divisions work during four shifts everyday. When citizens come, we greet them and ask what we can do for them. Those who have difficulties in writing, we will…... [read more]

The village also hosted a meeting of the Party Standing Committee in February 1943 on the expansion of the Vietnam National Unified Front and the implementation of the armed uprising. Visiting a number of revolution contributors, Chung stressed that young generations of Vietnam always keep in their mind the sacrifice of their elder generations who are still contributing to the economic and political stability in their localities. The Hanoi leader pledged to make reform in development strategy as well as administrative procedure to forge stronger growth for the city. He also affirmed that the city always pays much attention to the caring for locals’ living conditions, especially those in rural and remote areas as well as policy beneficiaries. On the occasion of the National Day, the city have presented policy beneficiaries and revolution contributors with gifts totaling VND5.6 billion (US$251,216), while city leaders have made various visits to their families.... [read more]

PANO – On behalf of leaders of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the General Department of Politics, leaders of the Department of Policy held a reception for revolution contributors from Hau Giang province on August 30 during their visit to Hanoi. During the national resistance wars again foreign invaders, Hau Giang’s troops and people fought bravely and resourcefully against the enemy, contributing to the national liberation and reunification cause. The province has more than 35,000 revolution contributors, including 12,776 martyrs, 1,839 Vietnamese heroic mothers (190 of them still alive). As many as 9,000 national contributors receive monthly allowances from the government. Over the past years, Hau Giang authorities have built 1,200 gratitude houses for local national contributors. In July 2016 alone, the province spent over VND 4 billion in repairing 91 houses for policy beneficiaries. Speaking at the event, leaders of the Department of Policy emphasized that the army always remembers the great contribution of Hau Giang’s troops and people. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, troops of the Vietnam People's Army will continue promoting the glorious revolutionary traditions, being ready to fight for national sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as actively joining hands in socio-economic development, and assisting people in hunger eradication, poverty reduction, and disaster relief. On this occasion, leaders of the Department of Policy presented gifts to the delegation members. Translated by Thuy Duong... [read more]

PANO - Over 60 troops of Regiment 6 of the Thua Thien - Hue provincial Military Command and Youth Union members and people of Thuong Quang commune, Nam Dong district, joined alaunching ceremony of the "Armed forces join hands to build new-style rural areas" program on August 22. During the weeklong program, they will build 400 meters of inter-village roads, dredge canals, and spray epidemic chemicals in the locality. On this occasion, the provincial military command will also hand over gifts to policy families and revolution contributors, as well as organize an art exchange program themed "Warm sentiment between civilians and soldiers" and a film show for locals. Since 2014, the provincial military command has mobilized over 2,300 soldiers and militia force, contributed 12,000 working days to build rural roads, and offered gifts, worth VND 160 million, to local policy beneficiaries. * The same day, Economic - Defense Zone 778 of Military Region 7 mobilized over 100 troops and employees to help the S'tieng ethnic minority people in Phu Nghia commune, Bu Gia Map district, Binh Dinh province. They helped locals install a power line and a water supply network while repairing rural roads in the area, providing information related to the Party's guidelines and the State's policies for the locals, and the like. Translated by Anh Tien... [read more]

PANO - The Ministry of National Defense (MND) held a reception for revolution contributors from the southern province of Tien Giang on August 3rdduring their visit to Hanoi. During the anti-American war, Tien Giang’s troops and people were engaged in fierce struggles, fought bravely and resourcefully against the enemy, and won a number of brilliant victories.The resounding victory at Ap Bac battle marked the maturity of the Liberation Army in well conducting operational coordination among regular, local and militia forces. With their great contributions to the national liberation cause, the army and people of the province have been conferred with the noble title "Hero of the People's Armed Forces." Over the past years, the province hasstrictly implemented the regulations and policies of the Party and State on revolution contributors and policy beneficiaries. The province’s competent agencies have completed documents and provided certificates and appropriate supports for 120,000 local revolution contributors and policy beneficiaries, including 35,900 relatives of martyrs and 8,311 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers. As many as 23,650 among them receive monthly allowances. On this occasion, the MND’s leaders presented gifts to the delegation members. Translated by Thuy Duong... [read more]

PANO - Units in the whole-army have launched meaningful programs and organized practical activities to care for revolution contributors nationwide on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of Vietnam Day for Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs (July 27). Accordingly, the Ministry of National Defense spent VND 8 billion on building 112 houses of gratitude, and army units donated VND 20 billion to the building and repairs of 286 houses of policy beneficiaries, wounded and sick soldiers and war martyrs' relatives. Additionally, the ministry presented equipment to convalescence centers for national contributors and handed over uniforms to veterans, worth VND 19 billion in total. On this occasion, the ministry received and offered gifts to 11 delegations of national contributors, and over VND 1.7 billion to veterans and martyrs' families. Notably, relevant agencies of the National Defense Ministry provided jobs for 18 policy beneficiaries' children and a martyr's wife. The army's search and collection teams found and repatriated 1,467 sets of martyrs' remains, and ensured sufficient benefits for beneficiaries according to the Party's guidelines and State's policies. Translated by Huu Duc... [read more]

PANO – Division 5 under the Military Zone 7 Command launched a mass mobilization drive on July 27 with the participation of more than 1,000 officers and soldiers. Under the mobilization, the unit’s troops moved to the districts of Chau Thanh, Trang Bang and Duong Minh Chau, Tay Ninh province to provide assistance to local people. Under the unit’s 10-day plan, unit’s troops are to collaborate with local authorities to build and repair 20 km of rural road and 25 km of irrigation cannel, clean up public projects, and join hands with local people in agricultural activities. The division’s medical staffs are to provide free health checkups and medicines to poor people, policy beneficiaries and revolution contributors. Experienced officers are entrusted to train military skills for local self-defense and militia forces. The unit’s political sector is to conduct public education and information on the Party’s guidelines, the army’s missions, crime prevention, environmental protection and building of strong local political systems. Division 5 in association with Garment and Textile One-Member Ltd. Company 7 under the Military Zone 7 Command, Thai Son Corporation recently held inaugural ceremonies and handed over 8 homes of gratitude to local poor and policy beneficiary families, and the unit’s personnel with housing difficulties in Tay Ninh province. The unit also visited and presented gifts and rice worth hundreds of millions of VND to national contributors, war invalids, martyrs’ families and Vietnamese Heroic Mothers in Tay Ninh province. Translated by Thu Nguyen... [read more]

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