Dien Quang Lamp sees plunge in profit

Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)     Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the health sector to continue improving the quality of human resources and focusing on improving medical ethics, while enhancing the quality of the country’s population. The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of key cabinet members on August 9 to consider three development proposals from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Planning and Investment, which will later be submitted to the Party Central Committee. Commenting on a proposal regarding the protection, care and improvement of people’s health and population, presented by the Ministry of Health, PM Phuc stressed the need to learn from the progress and achievements made in the region and the world so as to catch up with advanced technology and services. “The Government is responsible for taking care of people’s health and this is a consistent view,” PM Phuc said, adding that it was necessary to boost resources for the sector. "We, with current human resources, can attract foreign patients to Vietnam for healthcare. But on the contrary, we spend a lot of money going abroad for medical treatment,” he noted and emphasised the need for mechanisms to build modern medical centres that can meet international standards. The PM also noted issues such as health programmes for the poor and other vulnerable groups, the roadmap for market-based health services and the creation of a competitive business investment environment for the health…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the health sector to continue improving the quality of human resources and focusing on improving medical ethics, while enhancing the quality of the country’s population. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the health sector to continue improving the quality of human resources and focusing on improving medical ethics, while enhancing the quality of the country’s population.  On Wednesday the Prime Minister chaired a meeting of key cabinet members to consider three development proposals from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Planning and Investment, which will later be submitted to the Party Central Committee. Commenting on a proposal regarding the protection, care and improvement of people’s health and population, presented by the Ministry of Health, Phuc stressed the need to learn from the progress and achievements made in the region and the world so as to catch up with advanced technology and services. “The Government is responsible for taking care of people’s health and this is a consistent view,” Phuc said, adding that it was necessary to boost resources for the sector. "We, with current human resources, can attract foreign patients to Viet Nam for healthcare. But on the contrary, we spend a lot of money going abroad for medical treatment,” he noted and emphasised the need for mechanisms to build modern medical centres that can meet international standards. The PM also noted issues such as health programmes for the poor and other vulnerable groups,…... [read more]

The localities have implemented the direction of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on closing natural forests to avoid over-harvesting wood. According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan, the Central Highlands has evaluated the projects, including 565 utilising forests and forestry land to grow rubber and 220 others turning exhausted forestry land into rubber farms. Local authorities have strictly punished organisations and individuals violating State management on forests and forestry land. They are also intensifying forest management, protection and wildfire prevention efforts. Tuan said the localities will strictly manage socio-economic development plans that may harm the area and the quality of forests, especially natural and protective ones. They will also weigh the social, economic and environmental efficiency of projects and suspend wood processing facilities violating legal regulations, he added. The Central Highlands, which comprises five provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum, has nearly 3,321,000 hectares of forests and forestry land.  Forest coverage hit 46.01% in 2016, a year-on-year decline of 0.07%. In 2016, violations of forest protection and management fell by 8% compared to the previous year. However, in the first six months of 2017, cases rose by 7%. Regional localities are speeding up forest planting aiming for 49.8% in forest coverage in 2020.... [read more]

Hanoi, August 11 (VNA) – Central Highland provinces are taking drastic measures to restore, protect and develop natural forests. The localities have implemented the directions of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on closing natural forests to avoid over-harvesting wood. According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan, the Central Highlands has evaluated the projects, including 565 utilising forests and forestry land to grow rubber and 220 others turning exhausted forestry land into rubber farms. Local authorities have strictly punished organisations and individuals violating State management on forests and forestry land. They are also intensifying forest management, protection and wildfire prevention efforts. Tuan said the localities will strictly manage socio-economic development plans that may harm the area and the quality of forests, especially natural and protective ones. They will also weigh the social, economic and environmental efficiency of projects and suspend wood processing facilities violating legal regulations, he added. The Central Highlands, which comprises five provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum, has nearly 3,321,000 hectares of forests and forestry land. Forest coverage hit 46.01 percent in 2016, a year-on-year decline of 0.07 percent. In 2016, violations of forest protection and management fell by 8 percent compared to the previous year. However, in the first six months of 2017, cases rose by 7 percent. Regional localities are speeding up forest planting aiming for…... [read more]

The Central Highlands aims for 49.8 percent in forest coverage in 2020 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Central Highland provinces are taking drastic measures to restore, protect and develop natural forests. The localities have implemented the directions of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on closing natural forests to avoid over-harvesting wood.   According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan, the Central Highlands has evaluated the projects, including 565 utilising forests and forestry land to grow rubber and 220 others turning exhausted forestry land into rubber farms. Local authorities have strictly punished organisations and individuals violating State management on forests and forestry land. They are also intensifying forest management, protection and wildfire prevention efforts. Tuan said the localities will strictly manage socio-economic development plans that may harm the area and the quality of forests, especially natural and protective ones. They will also weigh the social, economic and environmental efficiency of projects and suspend wood processing facilities violating legal regulations, he added. The Central Highlands, which comprises five provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum, has nearly 3,321,000 hectares of forests and forestry land. Forest coverage hit 46.01 percent in 2016, a year-on-year decline of 0.07 percent. In 2016, violations of forest protection and management fell by 8 percent compared to the previous year. However, in the first six months of 2017, cases rose…... [read more]

NDO – Nguyen Thi Doan, Former Vice President and also Chairwoman of the Vietnam Association for Study Encouragement, visited and provided a financial aid of VND150 million (US$6,600) for schools in Yen Bai province’s Mu Cang Chai district on August 9, aiming to help them overcome the aftermaths of recent flash floods. >>> Joint efforts made to support flood victims In addition, Yen Bai province received billions of Vietnam dong in assistance from many other provinces and organisations, with VND1.2 billion from the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee, VND300 million from Thai Nguyen province, VND500 million from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, 100 million from Hoa Binh province and another VND100 million from the Vietnam Farmers’ Association. * On the same day, fund-raising ceremonies to support flood-hit provinces in the Northwestern region were held by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education; the Overseas Party Organisation; the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; and Nhan Dan Newspaper. Accordingly, public servants and employees of these units will donate at least a day’s salary and all donations will be sent to the recipients as soon as possible. * In the morning of August 9, a delegation of the Central Enterprises Block Party Committee, led by Deputy Secretary Pham Tan Cong, visited, encouraged and presented over VND4.4 billion to Yen Bai, aiming to help the province address the challenges caused by recent floods. * On Wednesday, the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) issued an…... [read more]

NDO - A total of 120 individuals have been awarded with certificates of merit for their kind-hearted work in supporting and caring for the victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin across the country, at a meeting held in Hanoi on August 8. The event, held by the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA), was attended by Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC), and Head of PCC Commission for Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai; former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh; and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. Speaking at the event, Politburo member Truong Thi Mai said that although the war ended 42 years ago, Vietnam has still been suffering serious consequences from the toxic chemicals used by the US troops during the war. Around 4.8 million Vietnamese people have been exposed to the toxic chemicals, with over three million AO victims. She emphasised that the Party and State have promulgated a number of policies targeting national contributors and revolutionary participants, who were exposed to toxic chemicals, in order to provide strong support for them. She called for joint effort and further participation from organisations and individuals at home and abroad, as well as the whole of society in general, in caring for AO victims. She stressed that the exemplary models of AO victims who have risen above their difficulties in life, as well as those who have shown their compassion and provided support for AO victims, should be honoured and duplicated.... [read more]

Delivery relief aids to flood-hit locals in Nam Pam commune of Son La (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised 421 million VND (18,519 USD) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, as well as other former Party and State leaders and officials of the Party Central Committee’s Office donated at least one-day salary to the fund. The same day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee also called on State officials and public servants to contribute at least one-day salary to a fund as aid to the flood-hit localities. During the day, the VFF raised 105 million VND (4,618 USD), while receiving 50 million VND (2,199 USD) from the National Assembly Office and 450 million VND (19,795 USD) from the Ministry of Information and Communications for the fund. Hanoi has also offered 4.5 billion VND (197,955 USD) to assist the northern mountainous provinces. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had…... [read more]

Ho Thi Kim Thoa (Photo: VNA)     Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat has decided to relieve Ho Thi Kim Thoa of her membership at the Party delegation at the Ministry of Industry and Trade for her violations when she led the Dien Quang Lamp Joint Stock Company. At a meeting chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on August 8, the Secretariat also proposed the Prime Minister dismiss Thoa from the post of Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. It made the decision after considering the proposal of the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission and opinions of relevant agencies. Earlier, the Inspection Commission issued a warning against Thoa for “serious violations” while she was working at the Dien Quang company. It also proposed Thoa be stripped of all current positions. The commission said that while serving as Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of former State-owned Dien Quang Lamp Company, and then Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and General Director of the Dien Quang Lamp Joint Stock Company, from January 2004 to May 2010, Thoa violated regulations and procedures on business equitisation, and wrongly handled the loan interest worth 6.7 billion VND (298,000 USD) exempted by banks. She infringed State regulations on land management when the company signed a contract with another company to invest in the land area at No 12, Ton Dan Street in HCM City. She also failed to properly …... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised VND421 million (US$18,519) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods. >>> Joint efforts made to support flood victims Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, as well as other former Party and State leaders and officials of the Party Central Committee’s Office donated at least a one-day salary to the fund. The same day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee also called on State officials and public servants to contribute at least one-day salary to a fund as aid to the flood-hit localities. During this day, the VFF raised VND105 million (US$4,618), while receiving VND50 million (US$2,199) from the National Assembly Office and VND450 million (US$19,795) from the Ministry of Information and Communications for the fund. Hanoi has also offered VND4.5 billion (US$197,955) to assist the northern mountainous provinces. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had the highest number of missing persons with 13. Torrential rains and floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses,…... [read more]




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