Thanh Hoa urged to improve care for revolutionary contributors

Paying tribute to fallen soldiers in Ngoc Hoi district (Photo: VNA) Kon Tum (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam visited and presented gifts to national revolutionary contributors in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum on July 24 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947). He and his entourage visited Heroic Mother Y Noi, whose only son, A Dinh, had fallen in the fight against the US troops. The official took this occasion to offer incense at the cemetery in Ngoc Hoi district, the resting place of over 1,300 soldiers fallen in the country’s resistance wars and volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Laos and Cambodia. He also attended a ceremony to inaugurate a memorial stele of fallen soldiers in the 1968 and 1972 campaigns. The same day, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh offered incense and laid wreaths at the Vietnamese heroic mother’s statue in Tam Ky city, central Quang Nam province. Quang Nam is home to the largest number of national contributors, with 65,400 fallen soldiers, over 30,500 war invalids, and nearly 15,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers with  914 still alive. Also on July 24, the southern province of Kien Giang held a ceremony to commemorate soldiers who laid down their lives in Phu Quoc prison – the largest of its kind in the south in the wartime with over 40,000 revolutionaries suffering from brutal torture.-VNA... [read more]

He was speaking at a meeting reviewing 20 years of implementing policies for revolutionaries in Quang Nam Province. The central province, which the PM belongs to, is home to the largest number of contributors to the revolution in Vietnam. While praising the province for all it has done thus far, the PM said that both in the short and long term, key tasks remain, including the search for martyrs’ remains, verification of revolutionary contributors, and healthcare for the targeted group. Saturday’s meeting, held on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947), was attended by more than 400 people “Heroic Mothers,” “Heroes of the People’s Armed Forces,” veterans of the revolution, war invalids, and martyrs’ families. Quang Nam has recognised more than 65,400 martyrs. The province is also home to more than 30,500 war invalids, 45,300 people who assisted the revolution, and 11,700 others directly involved in revolutionary activities. As many as 14,795 women have been recognised as “Heroic Mother,” and 914 of them are still alive. Quang Nam has made great efforts in caring for local martyrs’ families, war invalids and revolutionary contributors, the meeting heard. Ahead of this year’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day, the province has raised more than VND4.5 billion (US$198,000) for the savings passbooks of the 914 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, and an additional VND3.5 billion ($154,000) for other “gratitude activities”. Localities across the province have also raised funds for upgrading martyrs’ cemeteries, building war memorials, and…... [read more]

He was speaking at a meeting reviewing 20 years of implementing policies for revolutionaries in Quang Nam Province. The central province, which the PM belongs to, is home to the largest number of contributors to the revolution in Vietnam. While praising the province for all it has done thus far, the PM said that both in the short and long term, key tasks remain, including the search for martyrs’ remains, verification of revolutionary contributors, and healthcare for the targeted group. Saturday’s meeting, held on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947), was attended by more than 400 people “Heroic Mothers,” “Heroes of the People’s Armed Forces,” veterans of the revolution, war invalids, and martyrs’ families. Quang Nam has recognised more than 65,400 martyrs. The province is also home to more than 30,500 war invalids, 45,300 people who assisted the revolution, and 11,700 others directly involved in revolutionary activities. As many as 14,795 women have been recognised as “Heroic Mother,” and 914 of them are still alive. Quang Nam has made great efforts in caring for local martyrs’ families, war invalids and revolutionary contributors, the meeting heard. Ahead of this year’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day, the province has raised more than VND4.5 billion (US$198,000) for the savings passbooks of the 914 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, and an additional VND3.5 billion ($154,000) for other “gratitude activities”. Localities across the province have also raised funds for upgrading martyrs’ cemeteries, building war memorials, and…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ​speaks at the meeting reviewing the 20-year implementation of policies towards revolutionary contributors in Quang Nam province on July 22 (Photo: VNA) Quang Nam (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 22 attended a meeting reviewing the 20-year implementation of policies towards revolutionary contributors in the central province of Quang Nam, home to the biggest number of contributors in Vietnam. The event, held on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947), also saw the presence of more than 400 people who are holders of the “Vietnamese Heroic Mother” and “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces” titles, revolutionary veterans, war invalids, and martyrs’ families. In Quang Nam, more than 65,400 martyrs have been recognised. The locality is also home to more than 30,500 war invalids, 45,300 people assisting the revolution, and 11,700 others directly involved in revolutionary activities. There have been 14,795 women bestowed or posthumously bestowed with the title “Vietnamese Heroic Mother”, and 914 of them are still alive. Quang Nam has reportedly made great efforts to carry out policies targeting local martyrs’ families, war invalids and revolutionary contributors. Ahead of this year’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day, the province has raised more than 4.5 billion VND (198,000 USD) to make saving books for the 914 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, and an additional 3.5 billion VND (154,000 USD) for other gratitude activities. Localities across the province have…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnamese people in Laos offered incense in remembrance of heroic martyrs at the Laos-Vietnam Fighting Alliance monument in Keun village of Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province, Laos, on July 23. The activity took place ahead of the 70th anniversary of the Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day of Vietnam (July 27, 1947). The event was attended by representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy, the associations of Vietnamese people in Laos, the Association of Vietnamese Investors in Laos, the Vientiane provincial administration, and the Lao War Veterans’ Association. Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ba Hung said that the two countries are celebrating 55 years since the establishment of their diplomatic ties and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. Countless Vietnamese and Lao soldiers laid down their lives for the countries’ peace, independence and special relationship, he said, adding that those enormous sacrifices nurtured peace and aspirations and created the close-knit solidarity that exists between the two countries. He pledged that younger generations of both nations will make all-out efforts to promote that special relationship and develop their respective countries. Located about 70km to the north of the capital city, Vientiane, the Laos-Vietnam Fighting Alliance monument in Keun village was built by the Lao War Veterans’ Association and the Vietnamese community in the country. It aims to commemorate 28 soldiers of the Laos-Vietnam Fighting Alliance who died while protecting the capital of Vientiane in early 1946. …... [read more]

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]

Addressing an art exchange on July 27 in Hanoi to mark the 68th anniversary of the day, President Truong Tan Sang asked relevant agencies, sectors, and provinces to pay more attention to revolutionary contributors and provide them with both material and spiritual support to improve their living conditions. He also called for incentives to help invalids and relatives of martyrs participate more in the development of production and social activities. President Sang said,“to the search, repatriation, and identification of the remains of soldiers, to upgrading martyrs’ cemeteries, and to improving communications so that everyone, especially the younger generation, recognizes and honors those who sacrificed their lives for the nation. We should turn our awareness and sentiments into concrete acts to help revolutionary contributors and aid national construction and defence.” At a special art program in Hanoi the same day, 20 savings worth US$4,600 were presented to wounded soldiers. At Tam Nong martyrs’ cemetery in Dong Thap province, a ceremony was held to retrieve 132 sets of remains of martyrs. Nearly half of them are Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and advisors who died during the war in Cambodia.... [read more]

Mr Triet made the statement at a conference in Nghe An province on July 16 to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Vietnam’s revolution and have faithfully followed President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example. He said the nation is grateful for the enormous contributions and sacrifices of martyrs, war invalids, heroic Vietnamese mothers, and veterans who helped restore independence and freedom to Vietnam. In the 35 years since the war ended, Vietnam has recorded remarkable renovation achievements despite numerous obstacles. In very difficult circumstances, Mr Triet said, war invalids and veterans have succeeded in stabilizing their lives and making a contribution to national construction and defence. President Triet urged Vietnam’s youth to uphold their predecessors’ traditions and continue to study President Ho’s moral example. The State leader also affirmed that the Party and State always pay due attention to social policy beneficiaries and pledged to create the best possible conditions for them to enjoy better lives.... [read more]

Founded in 1976, the provincial centre is now nursing 35 Vietnamese heroic mothers, war invalids and those who have rendered services to the nation. It also provides services for nearly 4,000 revolutionary contributors in Quang Tri and 500 others from central and Central Highlands provinces every year. It has recently undergone upgrades at a cost of nearly VND28 billion (US$1.26 million). During the visit, the leader reiterated that the Party and State always keep in mind the contributors’ participation in and sacrifices to the struggle for national liberation and independence. He was delighted that these heroic mothers and revolutionary contributors have been well cared for by the centre’s staff and Quang Nam province in particular. Greater endeavours should be made in the caring of revolutionary contributors, he said, calling for people nationwide to take practical deeds towards these people. The same day, President Tran Dai Quang paid homage to late President Ho Chi Minh and martyrs at the Nuoc Oa national historical and cultural relic site in Bac Tra My district, and visited the commemorative house of the late acting President Huynh Thuc Khang. The Nuoc Oa historical and cultural relic site once served as a revolutionary base of the High Command of Military Zone V during the Vietnam war. From 1972-1973, the base was chosen as the venue of many important meetings and training courses for leaders and officials of regional provinces following the signing of the Paris Agreement, where they discussed how to lead people nationwide in the…... [read more]

In 2016, the country created jobs for some 1.64 million people, accounting for 102.5% of the plan and increasing from the previous year by 1%, including 1.51 million domestic jobs and 126,000 guest workers. The information was announced by Deputy Minister of Labor, War-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Dao Hong Lan during a recent press briefing. She added that the unemployment rate in 2016 was recorded at 2.03%. There was a record high number of laborers going to work abroad, with new markets having been opened for Vietnamese laborers. MOLISA has signed and carried out the memorandum of understanding on sending and receiving Vietnamese laborers to work in the Republic of Korea after four years of suspension. It also submitted to the Government for adopting the cooperation plan on labor between Vietnam and Malaysia, and a plan to carry out labor agreement between Vietnam and Thailand, while increasing vocational training for laborers to satisfy the requirements of domestic and foreign labor markets. According to MOLISA Deputy Minister, in 2016, the country also increased the implementation of preferential policies for revolutionary contributors. As a result, by late 2016, 98.5% of revolutionary contributors’ families had equal or higher living standards compared to that of residential areas. Social welfare policies were issued to 2.7 million people with a capital of nearly VND15 trillion. To care for poor people and other disadvantaged groups, in 2016, MOLISA suggested the Government earmark over 67,000 tons of rice to assist the lives of over 3.4 million people…... [read more]




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