PM wants more good deeds for revolutionary contributors

NDO – It is crucial to implement preferential policies and comprehensive socio-economic policies more effectively, for people who have made meritorious contributions, while providing education and vocational training for national contributors and their relatives. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the above requirement during a conference held in the central Quang Nam province, on July 22, to honour contributors to the national revolution on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27). At the event, the leaders of Quang Nam presented a summary of the 20 year implementation of preferential policies for national contributors in the province and honoured its localities for caring for wounded and fallen soldiers since the reestablishment of the province (1997). According to the report, Quang Nam has the largest number of policy beneficiaries across the nation, with the number of revolutionary contributors accounting for more than 23% of its population. The province has more than 65,400 martyrs and over 135,000 of their relatives; over 30,500 wounded soldiers and more than 45,300 people who have made contributions to the revolution. Notably, the province has 14,795 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers (13,881 passed away) and all of them are supported by the relevant agencies, units and enterprises. Speaking at the conference, on behalf of the Party and the State, PM Phuc showed his appreciation for the results achieved by Quang Nam in the work of paying gratitude to national contributors. The province is the first locale to advance the…... [read more]

NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), currently Vietnam’s leading deep-water port, on July 21, as part of his working trip to the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. Addressing the working session with CMIT leaders, PM Phuc spoke highly of the significant efforts made by officials, engineers and workers of the CMIT venture, particularly in the successful reception of a parent container ship weighing approximately 200,000 tonnes recently. Highlighting the special importance of seaports and transport infrastructure to the economy, he encouraged the CMIT to continue exerting greater efforts in order to reap high growth rates and further contribute to the region and the country’s socio-economic achievements. The Government leader also asked the CMIT management unit to constantly simplify procedures and formalities, with the aim of creating favourable conditions for entry/exit activities and cargo transportation through the terminal. CMIT, which covers 48 hectares with a 600-metre long wharf and a capacity of over 1.1 million TEU, is currently being managed and exploited in a joint venture between the Vietnam National Shipping Lines, the Saigon Port Joint Stock Company and APM Terminals, one of the world’s largest port and terminal operators. As reported by the CMIT management unit, the terminal grossed revenue of approximately US$12 million in the first six months of 2017, up 10% compared to the same period of 2016. Last February, CMIT became the first port in Vietnam, and the 19th in the world, to be able to handle an…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (third, left) presents a gift to the Long Dat nursing centre for war invalids and revolutionary contributors (Photo: VNA) Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the Long Dat nursing centre for war invalids and revolutionary contributors in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on July 21. The activity took place on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947). Since its establishment in 1977, the Long Dat centre, based in Long Hai town of Long Dien district, has cared for and given treatment to more than 500 severely-wounded soldiers. It also nurses between 2,500 – 2,700 other national contributors from southern localities each year. Expressing his gratitude to war invalids who devoted their life to the fight for national liberation and international missions, PM Phuc affirmed the Party and the State are consistently implementing the policy of caring for national contributors, regarding it as a basic and important task of the country’s social welfare system. The Party, the State and people always keep in mind their dedication and sacrifices, he stressed. [War invalids, martyrs’ families remembered on anniversary] To mark this year’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day, assistance has been given to all invalids, martyrs’ families and women holding the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title. Solemn incense offering ceremonies will also be held at all martyrs’ cemeteries nationwide to pay homage to those who laid…... [read more]

The activity took place on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947). Since its establishment in 1977, the Long Dat center, based in Long Hai town of Long Dien district, has cared for and given treatment to more than 500 severely-wounded soldiers. It also nurses between 2,500 – 2,700 other national contributors from Southern localities each year. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (third, left) presents a gift to the Long Dat nursing center. Expressing his gratitude to wounded soldiers who devoted their youth and part of their bodies to the fight for national liberation and international missions, PM Phuc affirmed the Party and the State are consistently implementing the policy of caring for national contributors, regarding it as a basic and important task of the country’s social welfare system. The Party, the State and people always keep in mind their dedication and sacrifices, he stressed. To mark this year’s Wounded Soldiers' and Martyrs' Day, assistance has been given to all wounded soldiers, martyrs’ families and women holding the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title. Solemn incense offering ceremonies will also be held at all war cemeteries nationwide to pay homage to those who laid down their lives for the country’s independence and freedom, the Government leader said. He asked wounded soldiers to uphold the undaunted revolutionary tradition and continue to be a bright example for younger generations to follow. He also hoped the staff of the…... [read more]

The center is taking care of 31 seriously-wounded and sick soldiers and provides treatment for about 2,500 to 3,400 national contributors in the area annually. Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong presents gift to a wounded soldier at the center. On behalf of the Central Military Commission, Gen. Cuong expressed deep gratitude to the wounded and sick soldiers at the center for their great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the nation. He also highly valued the contributions of the center's staff in taking care of the wounded and sick soldiers, accomplishing assigned missions and efficiently implementing gratitude movements of Phu Tho province in particular and of the country in general. Over the past years, the GDP has conducted various gratitude activities, such as building gratitude and comradeship houses, taking care of Vietnamese heroic mothers and national contributors, presenting ambulances and medical equipment to convalescent centers, and repatriating martyrs’ remains. Gen. Cuong asked that the center’s staff to continue promoting the unit’s tradition in better caring for wounded and sick soldiers. He hoped that all the wounded and sick soldiers at the center would uphold the tradition of Uncle Ho's soldiers, keep themselves fit and overcome hardships. On the occasion, the general presented gifts to the center and wounded and sick soldiers at the center. Translated by Lam Anh... [read more]

NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), currently Vietnam’s leading deep-water port, on July 21, as part of his working trip to the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. Addressing the working session with CMIT leaders, PM Phuc spoke highly of the significant efforts made by officials, engineers and workers of the CMIT venture, particularly in the successful reception of a parent container ship weighing approximately 200,000 tonnes recently. Highlighting the special importance of seaports and transport infrastructure to the economy, he encouraged the CMIT to continue exerting greater efforts in order to reap high growth rates and further contribute to the region and the country’s socio-economic achievements. The Government leader also asked the CMIT management unit to constantly simplify procedures and formalities, with the aim of creating favourable conditions for entry/exit activities and cargo transportation through the terminal. CMIT, which covers 48 hectares with a 600-metre long wharf and a capacity of over 1.1 million TEU, is currently being managed and exploited in a joint venture between the Vietnam National Shipping Lines, the Saigon Port Joint Stock Company and APM Terminals, one of the world’s largest port and terminal operators. As reported by the CMIT management unit, the terminal grossed revenue of approximately US$12 million in the first six months of 2017, up 10% compared to the same period of 2016. Last February, CMIT became the first port in Vietnam, and the 19th in the world, to be able to handle an…... [read more]

NDO - The Ministry of Public Security held a conference in Hanoi on April 21 to praise people who have contributed meritorious services to the nation and revolution in the People's Police force. The conference held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Wounded and Fallen Soldier Day saw the presence of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, 358 Vietnamese heroic mothers, revolutionary veterans, and the families of wounded and fallen soldiers in the force. In his speech, on behalf of the Central Party Committee for Public Security, Politburo Member, Senior General To Lam, Minister of Public Security said that throughout the revolutionary history, 14,762 police officers have laid down their lives for the national revolutionary cause, as well as nearly 4,300 soldiers who have been wounded in the force. The conference aimed to honour those who have set an example of the extraordinary will and energy, as well as demonstrating persistent efforts and strides to overcome all difficulties in contribution to the nation, he noted. Addressing the event, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expressed her profound gratitude, as well as conveying her wish for good health to revolutionary veterans, Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, wounded and sick soldiers, fallen soldiers’ relatives and revolutionary contributors. The NA Chairwoman affirmed that, despite many difficulties, the Party and State have always paid great attention to directing the implementation of the gratitude work for national contributors. She also asked the central ministries, branches and localities to continue to direct the…... [read more]

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia presenting gift and flowers to a Vietnamese heroic mother  Attending the event, Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics, delivered a speech, expressing deep gratitude to Vietnamese heroic mothers, heroes of the People’s Armed Forces, wounded, sick and fallen soldiers for their great contributions to resistance wars for national salvation. General Nghia also praised achievements and efforts of Army Corps 4 in carrying out gratitude activities over the past time. Particularly, units under the army corps have over the past years cooperated with localities to repatriated more than 6,200 sets of remains of martyrs, collected information about over 38,000 fallen soldiers, taken care of 19 Vietnamese heroic mothers, built hundreds of gratitude houses, and raised dozens of billions of Vietnamese dongs for gratitude activities. The Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics asked the army corps to promote education to raise troops’ awareness of their missions and responsibility for national construction and protection cause. He added that the army corps should focus on strengthening the quality of training and combat readiness to meet requirements of missions in the new period, implementing movements, and developing more gratitude activities. The same day, Army Corps 4 inaugurated a memorial of martyrs. Translated by Tran Hoai... [read more]

NDO – The Central Military Commission and the Defence Ministry held a meeting in Hanoi on July 19 to honour 200 outstanding revolutionary contributors and family members of war martyrs, who are working in the military sector, marking the occasion of the Wounded Soldiers and War Martyrs Day (July 27). At the meeting, General Ngo Xuan Lich, Minster of Defence, presented gifts to five Vietnamese heroic mothers and granted certificates of merit to 160 individuals who have made significant contributions to the national defence and the development of the Vietnamese people’s army. Speaking at the event, Lieutenant General Le Chiem, Deputy Minister of Defence reaffirmed that the Party, State, army and society as a whole, always attach great care for wounded soldiers, national contributors and policy beneficiaries. With this spirit in mind a wide range of practical programmes have been deployed in military units to build social houses and present saving books for policy beneficiaries, to provide care for Vietnamese heroic mothers, create jobs for the children of war martyrs, and provide free health check-ups and treatment for national contributors. Military units have searched for, found and repatriated more than 950,000 sets of martyrs' remains. Since 2007, the units have mobilised more than VND 618 billion (US$ 27 million) to care for those who have contributed to the national revolution and the country’s construction. The Deputy Defence Minister asked that all military units provide better care for wounded soldiers and the families of war martyrs, and…... [read more]

NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has called on the Bac Kan provincial Party Committee, local authorities and people to mobilise all available resources to care for national contributors and the families of policy beneficiaries. The Government official made the request at a reception, in Hanoi on July 17, for outstanding national contributors from Bac Kan province, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Wounded and Fallen Soldiers Day (July 27). Bac Kan is currently home to approximately 29,000 revolutionary contributors, including 95 Vietnamese heroic mothers and over 2,180 war martyrs. Over the past decade, the provincial authorities have mobilised around VND 6.5 billion (US$286,000) in order to improve the livelihood of the contributors and over 1,300 houses have been built or repaired, as well as beneficiaries being presented with 695 saving books. At the reception, Deputy PM Dam reiterated that the Party and State always remembers the dedication of national contributors and pays great attention in caring for their material and spiritual lives. Localities have made every effort to realise policies targeting national contributors, including preferential regulations on vocational training, job creation, and credit grants. He asked the entire political system to heighten awareness, raise responsibility and spare no effort to improve the care for those who have made significant contributions to the national cause. He also expressed his hope that the delegates would promote the revolutionary tradition, set as a shining example for others to follow, and to make further contributions to the construction…... [read more]




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