PM issues notice to prompt drastic measures against dengue

NDO – As a result of the unpredictable and complex development of dengue fever, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive urging for strengthened prevention and control of the dangerous disease. The document stated that since the beginning of 2017, more than 58,000 patients nationwide have been diagnosed with dengue fever, including over 49,000 hospitalised and 17 fatalities. Compared with the same period in 2016, the number of hospital admissions has increased by 11.2%, while the number of fatalities has risen by three. A large number of provinces and cities are experiencing a high morbidity rate and are at high risk of disease outbreak, especially Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Binh Thuan, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, An Giang, Tra Vinh, Ca Mau, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, Tien Giang and Nam Dinh. To proactively prevent the spread of dengue fever, the PM asked the People's Committees of provinces and cities to direct their concerned authorities at all levels to provide information to and mobilise people to deploy campaigns to eradicate mosquitoes and mosquito larvae in residential areas, while assigning specific tasks to authorities at all levels on disease prevention and control. Local authorities were requested to closely monitor the epidemic situation for early detection and comprehensively deal with outbreaks as soon as they are detected, in addition to organising emergency medical treatment for patients, strengthening inspection and supervision over areas with high risk and allocating adequate funds for disease prevention and control. The chairpersons…... [read more]

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the Vietnamese Government will create favorable conditions for Malaysian investors to do business in Viet Nam, including solar power development. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes Malaysian FM Anifah Aman at the Government Office in Ha Noi on July 27, 2017. Photo: VGP The Government chief made the statement at his meeting with Malaysian FM Anifah Aman who is on two-day visit to Viet Nam to co-chair the 5th Viet Nam-Malaysia Joint Commission Meeting on Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation. PM Phuc stressed that the two countries have maintained good political trust, hoping that both sides will coordinate in organizing various activities to mark the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2018. He also asked the two sides to soon begin talks on and sign agreements on anti-human trafficking, extradition, and handing over persons sentenced to imprisonment while accelerating labor, tourism cooperation as well as people-to-people exchanges. Welcoming Malaysia’s position on the East Sea issue, PM Phuc underlined the spirit of building the East Sea into a region of peace, friendship, freedom of navigation and aviation, of settling disputes through peaceful measures on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. For his part, FM Anifah Aman affirmed Malaysian will work closely with Viet Nam on the East Sea issue. He also confirmed Malaysia PM Najib Razak’s attendance…... [read more]

Saigon’s mayor has ordered its finance department to fork out VND500 billion ($22 million) to pay contractors working on a metro line who have not been paid by the government for a month. Nguyen Thanh Phong, the chairman of the city's People's Committee, has called on the authorities to ensure that construction of the city’s first metro line remains on schedule no matter what the cost. Instead of waiting for the government to pay up, the city has decided to take matters into its own hands. About two thirds of the line has been completed, which will run between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9. The rest has been held up by a severe lack of funding, and the contractors are clamoring for payment, the project managers said. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc last month promised to send extra official development assistance, but that has not materialized. Project managers said they are going to need more than VND5.4 trillion ($237.6 million) this year, but the government has only released VND2.1 trillion. The city has already spent around VND900 billion in advance to pay contractors and workers. The subway line was designed with an estimated cost of $2.49 billion, and more than 88 percent should have been paid for by Japanese official development assistance. After several delays, a new completion date has been set for 2020.... [read more]

The two sides agreed to increase delegation exchanges and strengthen bilateral cooperation on all channels and in various fields and highlighted the importance of accelerating trade and investment promotion activities. They encouraged the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and Malaysia’s Petronas to seek mutual cooperation and cooperation with the third party. They consented to step up cooperation in security and national defense, soon negotiate and sign cooperation agreements on combating human trafficking, extradition, and hand over of prisoners to fine-tune legal frameworks in combating crimes.  The two countries will support each other at regional and international forums, promote ASEAN’s solidarity and central role in the regional security architecture, and increase consultation for peace, security, stability, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea. They called on involved parties to practice restraint, not to use or threaten to use force, respect legal and diplomatic process, settle disputes on the basis of international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and soon finalize the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman began is on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Minister Anifah Aman at the Government Office.... [read more]

The two sides agreed to increase delegation exchanges and strengthen bilateral cooperation on all channels and in various fields and highlighted the importance of accelerating trade and investment promotion activities. They encouraged the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and Malaysia’s Petronas to seek mutual cooperation and cooperation with the third party. They consented to step up cooperation in security and national defense, soon negotiate and sign cooperation agreements on combating human trafficking, extradition, and hand over of prisoners to fine-tune legal frameworks in combating crimes.  The two countries will support each other at regional and international forums, promote ASEAN’s solidarity and central role in the regional security architecture, and increase consultation for peace, security, stability, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea. They called on involved parties to practice restraint, not to use or threaten to use force, respect legal and diplomatic process, settle disputes on the basis of international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and soon finalize the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman began is on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. The sixth Vietnam-Malaysia Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation is set to be held in Malaysia in 2019. The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Minister Anifah Aman at the Government Office.... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his delight at the growing relations between Vietnam and Malaysia during a reception for visiting Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Hanoi on July 27. >>> Vietnam, Malaysia hold 5th meeting of joint cooperation committee The PM hailed the outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Vietnam-Malaysia Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation, as the two sides reviewed the cooperation in politics, trade, investment, national defence-security, agro-forestry and discussed measures for existing issues, and promotion of multi-dimensional cooperation. The meeting was co-chaired by the Malaysian Foreign Minister and Vietnamese Deputy PM cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Malaysia is the seventh biggest trade partner and investor of Vietnam, having a trade value with Vietnam worth US$8.4 billion in 2016 and a total investment of US$12 billion as of May, 2017, PM Phuc said. He, however, noted that these figures have yet to match with the two nations’ cooperation potential. He urged the two sides to join hands in conducting activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2018, soon start negotiations and signing of cooperation agreements on anti-human trafficking, extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, search and rescue at sea, and boost labour and tourism links and people-to people exchange. Vietnam has created all favourable conditions for Malaysian investors in Vietnam, he reiterated. Welcoming Malaysia’s stance on the East Sea issues, PM Phuc underscored the spirit of building the East Sea a region of…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his delight at the growing relations between Vietnam and Malaysia during a reception for visiting Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Hanoi on July 27. >>> Vietnam, Malaysia hold 5th meeting of joint cooperation committee The PM hailed the outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Vietnam-Malaysia Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation, as the two sides reviewed the cooperation in politics, trade, investment, national defence-security, agro-forestry and discussed measures for existing issues, and promotion of multi-dimensional cooperation. The meeting was co-chaired by the Malaysian Foreign Minister and Vietnamese Deputy PM cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Malaysia is the seventh biggest trade partner and investor of Vietnam, having a trade value with Vietnam worth US$8.4 billion in 2016 and a total investment of US$12 billion as of May, 2017, PM Phuc said. He, however, noted that these figures have yet to match with the two nations’ cooperation potential. He urged the two sides to join hands in conducting activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2018, soon start negotiations and signing of cooperation agreements on anti-human trafficking, extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, search and rescue at sea, and boost labour and tourism links and people-to people exchange. Vietnam has created all favourable conditions for Malaysian investors in Vietnam, he reiterated. Welcoming Malaysia’s stance on the East Sea issues, PM Phuc underscored the spirit of building the East Sea a region of…... [read more]

Hanoi, July 27 (VNA) – A delegation of Party, State, Government, National Assembly and Vietnam Fatherland Front leaders on July 27 laid wreaths at the Monument for Heroic Martyrs and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day.  The delegation included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh.  At the Monument for Heroic Martyrs, the delegation commemorated fallen combatants who laid down their lives to safeguard the country, as well as contributors to the cause of national liberation, construction and protection.  The same day, several delegations, including those from the Central Military Commission – the Ministry of National Defence, the Central Public Security Commission – the Ministry of Public Security, the Government Office, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Fatherland Committee of Hanoi, also laid wreaths in tribute to heroic martyrs and paid homage to President Ho Chi Minh.  The Vietnam Invalids and Martyrs Day is a special chance for the entire country to commemorate millions of martyrs and war invalids who sacrificed their lives and health during the wars. VNA/VNP ... [read more]

The programme featured historical relic sites across the country, including Bac Son Martyrs Monument in Hanoi, Ben Duoc Martyrs Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, 27/7 National Historical Relic Site in the northern province of Thai Nguyen and Ancient Citadel in the central province of Quang Tri. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (1st from right) presents flowers to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and revolutionary contributors   Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, along with veterans, revolutionary contributors and Vietnamese Heroic Mothers attended the event. The programme opened with a candle-lighting ceremony in memory of martyrs who laid down their lives for national independence and freedom. War Invalids and Martyrs Day was observed for the first time 70 years ago at the 27/7 National Historical Relic Site in Hung Son commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province. Notably, the Quang Tri Ancient Citadel witnessed a fierce struggle to protect the citadel and Quang Tri township in 1972. Thousands of soldiers sacrificed during the 81-day battle. The fight contributed to Vietnam’s triumph at the Paris Conference and was a prerequisite for the General Offensive and Uprising in 1975, which liberated the South and reunified the country. The programme also featured Con Dao prison in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, where more than 20,000 prisoners were detained through its 113-year history. Among the 1,921 graves of martyrs in…... [read more]

The PM appreciated Samsung’s investment in Vietnam with its high committed capital and disbursement ratio. He especially praised the technology’s commitment to exporting 50 billion USD worth of products this year. He said that he is impressed with Samsung’s operation in Vietnam, which focuses on not only research and development (R&D) but also manufacturing and assembly. He hailed the firm for improving the living conditions for employees and workers and reaching a localisation rate of 57 percent for their products. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) visits Samsung Electronics Vietnam Thai Nguyen  The Government leader thanked the group for its contributions to Vietnam’s development, asking it to remain a role model in doing long-term business in the country. Samsung was also urged to pay more attention to the living conditions of workers and environmental protection while setting an example for other businesses. The PM also asked the group, as the biggest foreign-invested company in Vietnam, to create favourable conditions for local businesses to develop support industries and provide necessary services. Since it started operating in 2014, SEVT has increased its capital and revenue by 250 times to 5 billion USD and 20.4 billion USD. IT is a member of Samsung Electronics Vietnam, which contributed 20 percent of the country’s exports in 2016 (39.9 billion USD). Samsung Vietnam targets an export turnover of 50 billion USD and a localisation rate of 57 percent for its products, which are supplied by…... [read more]




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