Ministries of Defence and Public Security hold exchange meeting

Defense Ministry: No more military land leases at TSN airportLe Anh A view of Tan Son Nhat International Airport - PHOTO: ANH QUAN HCMC – The military will neither sign new leases of its land at the Tan Son Nhat (TSN) International Airport nor set up joint ventures to use this land for commercial purposes, a deputy minister of defense said at a conference in HCMC on August 8. The acreage of military land nationwide is more than 1,060 hectares, with 489 hectares of it under the management of the military, 107 hectares used for civil aviation, and 464 hectares utilized for both military and civil purposes. The Ministry of Defense has handed over around 52.2 hectares of land in Tan Son Nhat airport area since 2014. Most recently, the ministry has transferred about 12 hectares to the HCMC government, and some 40.2 hectares to the Ministry of Transport to build road, water reservoir, runway, aircraft parking space and passenger terminal, among others. Deputy Minister of Defense Tran Don said at the conference that military land in the airport area has been used for economic activity since 1975. This is aimed strengthening the management and use of military land, creating a landscape, preventing illegal encroachment, generating new revenue streams for the military, serving defense goals, and improving the living conditions of troops. Don added the ministry has carried out a host of reviews and checks, so military land in the airport area is now well managed. The Defense Ministry has ordered…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The Deputy Minister of Defence has urged all military units to comply with the Central Military Commission’s regulations on management and use of military land near HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport. The Ministry of Defence has promised to turn over military-owned land near HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, if required by the government. A golf course, which opened in 2015, is located on the land.  Speaking at a conference yesterday in the city, Lt. Col Tran Don said that military units would not be allowed to sign new leases of the land until 2020. “This is the main goal of the Central Military Commission,” he said at the conference, held to discuss land use around the airport. To ease traffic congestion near the airport, Don has asked military units and local authorities to remove three gas stations and 50 kiosks along Truong Chinh Street in Tan Binh District within a month. He said the Ministry of Defence would hand over the cleared land to Tan Binh District authorities, and would work with the city government to repair airport fences. Land owned by the military in the city totals more than 1,000 hectares, according to the Ministry of Defence. “However, these land areas have not been planned well and are under management of many units,” Don said. The management and use of military land for economic purposes in the Tan Son Nhat Airport has been a contentious issue since 1975. But, in recent years, management has…... [read more]

At a conference in HCMC, Mr. Don said that the area of defense land nationwide is 1,060.8 hectares. Of these, 489.03 hectares are under the military’s management including 257.26 hectares in the north and 231.77 hectares in the south; 107.18 hectares are used for civil aviation and 464.29 hectares for both military and civil purposes. Mr. Don said that unused defense land has been exploited for economic activities since 1975. After many inspections and re-arrangement, military land management and use have gone in order. Land parcels have had landmarks, boundaries and fences, facilitating management and preventing encroachment and dispute. Localities using defense land for economic activities have got approval by the ministry, abided by the law and local regulations, obtained high efficiency and developed infrastructures meaningful in economics, culture and society. They have also fully conducted financial obligations, provided jobs for workers and contributed to local budgets through operations of businesses. In addition, they have contributed to defense budget and improved soldiers’ life and army rear policy programs. Mentioning military land use at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Mr. Don said that the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam has agreed to continue implementation of projects which have been approved by the ministry. Still, the implementation must suit plans and abide by the law and local regulations. Businesses exploiting military land must well coordinate with localities to conduct inspections. The ministry will not sign new land lease contracts or set up joint ventures to exploit military…... [read more]

At a conference in HCMC, Mr. Don said that the area of defense land nationwide is 1,060.8 hectares. Of these, 489.03 hectares are under the military’s management including 257.26 hectares in the north and 231.77 hectares in the south; 107.18 hectares are used for civil aviation and 464.29 hectares for both military and civil purposes. Mr. Don said that unused defense land has been exploited for economic activities since 1975. After many inspections and re-arrangement, military land management and use have gone in order. Land parcels have had landmarks, boundaries and fences, facilitating management and preventing encroachment and dispute. Localities using defense land for economic activities have got approval by the ministry, abided by the law and local regulations, obtained high efficiency and developed infrastructures meaningful in economics, culture and society. They have also fully conducted financial obligations, provided jobs for workers and contributed to local budgets through operations of businesses. In addition, they have contributed to defense budget and improved soldiers’ life and army rear policy programs. Mentioning military land use at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Mr. Don said that the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam has agreed to continue implementation of projects which have been approved by the ministry. Still, the implementation must suit plans and abide by the law and local regulations. Businesses exploiting military land must well coordinate with localities to conduct inspections. The ministry will not sign new land lease contracts or set up joint ventures to exploit military…... [read more]

The Deputy Minister of Defence has urged all military units to comply with the Central Military Commission’s regulations on management and use of military land near HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất airport. The Ministry of Defence has promised to turn over military-owned land near HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất Airport, if required by the government. A golf course, which opened in 2015, is located on the land. - VNA/VNS photo Hoàng Hải Speaking at a conference yesterday in the city, Lt. Col Trần Đơn said that military units would not be allowed to sign new leases of the land until 2020. “This is the main goal of the Central Military Commission,” he said at the conference, held to discuss land use around the airport. To ease traffic congestion near the airport, Đơn has asked military units and local authorities to remove three gas stations and 50 kiosks along Trường Chinh Street in Tân Bình District within a month. He said the Ministry of Defence would hand over the cleared land to Tân Bình District authorities, and would work with the city government to repair airport fences. Land owned by the military in the city totals more than 1,000 hectares, according to the Ministry of Defence. “However, these land areas have not been planned well and are under management of many units,” Đơn said. The management and use of military…... [read more]

 At the graduation ceremony  Lieutenant General Do Can, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics, made that requirement while attending the graduation ceremony of the course at the Political Academy on August 1. To make the course successful, the academy’s Standing Board of the Party Committee and Directorate regularly directed the renovation of the training program's contents, updates of new theoretical and practical issues while focusing on practice to help promote critical thinking and professional skills of the trainees, ensuring reasonable proportion of knowledge of social sciences and humanities and that of military science as well as the proportion of theory and practice. Besides, the course’s managers actively improved their own knowledge, gained more experiences and built stronger political stance for the trainees. As a result, almost all trainees got graduate certificates with flying colors. In his speech, Gen. Can required that the academy continue embracing resolutions and directives on education and training in the current context, improving quality of scientific research, further implementing the emulation movement “Good lecturing, Good learning” and effectively carrying out the fourth resolution of the 12th Party Central Committee on Party building and revamping in close attachment to Directives No.05 and No.87 of the Politburo and the Standing Board of the Central Military Commission, respectively. Gen. Can also urged the academy to pay due attention to standardizing the contingent of cadres, instructors and leading scientific cadres, so that they are knowledgeable, good at thinking and capable of applying…... [read more]

Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang (standing) at the event  Lieutenant General Giang, member of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defense Minister, made that requirement while leading a mission of the Ministry of National Defense to inspect the academy on August 1. At a meeting with the academy, Gen. Giang was briefed on its outstanding achievements on task performance in the 2016-2017 academic year. They included advancement in training and combat readiness, active grasp and settlement of emerging problems, and scientific research results that exceeded requirements. Notably, the academy has always been proactive in bettering the building and development of a contingent of instructors and educational managers to further meet requirements on training and scientific research. Currently, all the academy’s instructors hold university degrees, more than 65 per cent of whom hold post-graduate degrees. Hailing the academy’s good outcomes over the past time, Gen. Giang emphasized the academy’s coming missions as addressing shortcomings, especially in training programs and in combining training at the academy with the real combat training and maintenance of combat readiness of the naval force. The staff and trainees at the academy are to strictly observe military discipline and the State’s law. Translated by Mai Huong... [read more]

Gen. Hao was member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, former Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Discipline Inspection Commission, former Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, former Deputy Defense Minister and former Minister of Invalids and Social Affairs (present Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs).  Photo for illustration. Source: xaluan.com Under the project, a scientific seminar on the general, a incense and flower offering ceremony, film screenings, an exhibition on images, objects and works closely attached to the general and writings about the general will be organized. Such activities are to pay homage to, honor and express a token of gratitude to Gen. Hao and his contributions. It also aims to popularize the general’s life, career, contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party, nation and army and to inspire troops, especially young ones, to further study and follow the general’s examples. Relevant units are required to organize such activities solemnly with practical and effective outcomes and in a close link with activities to mark the 72nd anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day (September 2) and to effectively implement the fourth resolution of the 12th Party Central Committee on enhancing Party building and revamping, Politburo’s Directive No.05 and Standing Board of the Central Military Commission’s Directive 87 on boosting studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morals and lifestyle. Translated by Mai Huong... [read more]

Gen. Truong, Deputy Defense Minister, made that appreciation while working with the Naval Region 3 Command on July 28.  Sr. Lt. Gen. Be Xuan Truong visits Ship 368 of Brigade 172 of Naval Region 3 At the meeting, Rear Admiral Do Quoc Viet, Naval Region 3 Commander, reported on the region’s missions and outstanding outcomes in implementing military tasks, technical work and building a comprehensively strong unit. The Naval Region 3 Command has embraced resolutions and guidelines of the Party and the Central Military Commission on missions of military and safeguarding national sovereignty over its seas and islands as well as directives on technical work. It has also ensured quality, quantity and storage of weapons and technical equipment and improved  repair capacity for its stations while assuring fire safety and comprehensively carrying out the campaign “Good, durable, safe and economical management and use of weapons and technical equipment and traffic safety”. Regarding the coming missions, Gen. Truong asked Naval Region 3 to continue embracing  the Party’s, Central Military Commission’s and Ministry of National Defense’s standpoints, guidelines, resolutions and directives on safeguarding the Fatherland in the current period, especially the mission of defending national sovereignty over its seas and islands. Gen. Truong also urged the command to build forces and conduct training in a regular, elite and modern direction, further ensure good conditions of weapons and technical equipment for such tasks as training, combat readiness, safeguarding national sovereignty over its borders, seas, and…... [read more]

 Delegates in a joint photo Present at the party were Hong Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam; Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong,  member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission and Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army; other representatives from Vietnamese ministries, departments; and representatives from friendship organizations. Addressing the event, Senior Colonel Luobin, Defense, Military, Naval, Air Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam reviewed the Chinese PLA’s building and development and the relationship between Vietnam and China, two neighboring countries. The Chinese attaché emphasized the ties between the two militaries as an important pillar of the two countries’ relationship. He stressed that the visits of senior leaders of Vietnam and China to each country over the past time have strengthened the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership. He also noted enhanced exchanges of high-ranking military delegations, defense strategic dialogues, effective cooperation in cadre-training and United Nations peacekeeping operations. He hoped that in the coming time, the bilateral defense cooperation would further develop. On behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense’s leadership, Sr. Lt. Gen. Luong Cuong congratulated the Chinese PLA’s personnel on the important day. The Vietnamese officer underscored the long-lasting relationship between the two countries, stressing that it is a valuable treasure that the two Parties, States and peoples should inherit, preserve and develop. Gen. Cuong also laid stress on the comprehensive…... [read more]




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