Party chief directs Central Military Commission’s conference

NDO - The Central Military Commission convened a conference in Hanoi on August 29 to review the implementation of defence and military tasks, as well as the construction of laws related to the defence sector in the recent past. The conference was chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong who is also Secretary of the Central Military Commission. The conference also saw the presence of Politburo member, State President, and standing member of the Central Military Commission Tran Dai Quang; Politburo member, Prime Minister and standing member of the Central Military Commission Nguyen Xuan Phuc; and Politburo member, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission, and Minister of Defense, General Ngo Xuan Lich. Speaking at the conference, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of Defence for obtaining significant achievements over recent years. The Commission has effectively advised the Party and State on the implementation of the resolution, which was adopted at the fourth plenum of the twelfth Party Central Committee, on enhancing the building and rectification of the Party and preventing and curbing ideological, ethical and lifestyle degradation, as well as the manifestation of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” within the Party. They have also fulfilled their role in directing and seriously implementing the Party and State’s guidelines on the building and solidifying of the all-people defence disposition and the people's security disposition. Research and the implementation of directives in a bid to build a regular, elite and modern people's…... [read more]

 Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard, Lieutenant-General Nguyen Quang Dam A reporter of the Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper held an interview with Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard, Lieutenant-General (Lt.-Gen.) Nguyen Quang Dam, and the interview is below: Reporter: Do you think the signing of the LI is a success during the Party General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Indonesia? Lt. Gen. Nguyen Quang Dam: It is a success, which has resulted from strong efforts of the Vietnamese and Indonesian senior leadership over the past time. The signing has also reflected the sound leadership of the Party and State, good instructions of the Central Military Commission and Defense Ministry, and great effort and innovativeness in foreign relations of the Vietnam Coast Guard. The signing is a success because the LI with its great significance and importance will serve as a basis for the two sides to deal with any remaining issues and to promote practical and effective cooperation between the two maritime law enforcement forces in the future. The deal, which has met the aspirations of both nations is expected to bring numerous benefits to Vietnam and Indonesia, contributing to maintaining stability in the seas contiguous to the two countries as well as promoting peace, stability and development in the region. Due to differences in organization and institutions between the Vietnam Coast Guard and Indonesia Coast Guard (here the force is under the President Office), the two sides did not have much cooperation…... [read more]

Lieutenant-General Phan Van Giang, permanent member of the Central Military Commission, Chief-of-the-General Staff and Deputy-Minister of National Defense chaired the meeting. Lieutenant-General Phan Van Giang at the conference In the 2016-2017 academic year, schools in the whole army actively and comprehensively renovated their education and training activities and successfully fulfilled their assigned missions with improved training quality that would meet requirements of tasks in the current context. Other achievements of the military schools included effective and improved foreign language training, wider use of IT applications in education and training, adjusted training programs, instructors’ improved expertise and knowledge of computing and foreign languages, upgraded training facilities and teaching aids, practical outcomes from applying scientific research as well as maintenance of building regularity and observing military disciplines. In the 2017-2018 academic year, the General Staff defined 14 missions with a focus on planning the system of schools, issuing regulations on cadet and trainee management, renovating training programs to meet real requirements, improving the method of teaching and learning foreign languages and effectively investing in upgrading school facilities. On behalf of the Central Military Commission and Ministry of National Defense, General Giang congratulated schools for their accomplishments in the previous academic year and asked them to thoroughly grasp and strictly realize resolutions and directives on training of the Party, Central Military Commission and Ministry of National Defense while improving staffers’ professionalism and combat readiness capabilities. Those military schools were also requested to foster the contingent…... [read more]

On the occasion, the leaders offered incenses to commemorate the late president at the Da Chong (K9) historical relic site in Ha Noi's Ba Vi district.  PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his sincere gratitude to the late president's great contributions for the revolutionary career of nation, struggle for peace, prosperity and happiness of Vietnamese and international people.  The Da Chong (K9) historical relic site is well-known as a historical and cultural place where President Ho Chi Minh chose to work with Politburo members during the wartime. After the president had passed away, Political Bureau and the Central Military Commission decided to choose the place to preserve the body of the late President Ho Chi Minh in the period of 1969-1975. Since the National Reunification Day on April 30, 1975, the Da Chong (K9) historical relic site has become historic relic site to receive domestic and foreign visitors.  At the working session, the President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Management Board suggested the People’s Committee of Hanoi capital to quickly implement site clearance for expanding the area of President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.  PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc honored achievements as well as efforts of the Ministry of Defense, the President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Management Board and the People’s Committee of Hanoi capital in implementing policies of the Secretariat of the CPV Central Committee and Vietnamese Prime Minister on building and receiving visitors to the historical site.  The PM also suggested the People’s Committee of Hanoi…... [read more]

On the occasion, the leaders offered incenses to commemorate the late president at the Da Chong (K9) historical relic site in Ha Noi's Ba Vi district.  PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his sincere gratitude to the late president's great contributions for the revolutionary career of nation, struggle for peace, prosperity and happiness of Vietnamese and international people.  The Da Chong (K9) historical relic site is well-known as a historical and cultural place where President Ho Chi Minh chose to work with Politburo members during the wartime. After the president had passed away, Political Bureau and the Central Military Commission decided to choose the place to preserve the body of the late President Ho Chi Minh in the period of 1969-1975. Since the National Reunification Day on April 30, 1975, the Da Chong (K9) historical relic site has become historic relic site to receive domestic and foreign visitors.  At the working session, the President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Management Board suggested the People’s Committee of Hanoi capital to quickly implement site clearance for expanding the area of President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.  PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc honored achievements as well as efforts of the Ministry of Defense, the President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Management Board and the People’s Committee of Hanoi capital in implementing policies of the Secretariat of the CPV Central Committee and Vietnamese Prime Minister on building and receiving visitors to the historical site.  The PM also suggested the People’s Committee of Hanoi…... [read more]

The United States and Japan will step up their defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday. "For this threat of North Korea, at this meeting we agreed to increase the pressure and to strengthen the alliance capability," Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said after talks with senior U.S. officials in Washington. U.S. fears about North Korea's missile and nuclear bomb programs have grown in recent weeks. Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have delayed the decision. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their Japanese counterparts agreed at a meeting in Washington on Thursday to work more closely on North Korea. "In light of the threat of North Korea, the four of us confirmed the importance of the unwavering U.S. commitment to extended deterrence," Onodera said. Tillerson said the United States wanted dialogue with Pyongyang, but only if it were meaningful. "Our effort is to cause them to want to engage in talks but engage in talks with an understanding that these talks will lead to a different conclusion than talks of the past," he said. In 2005, North Korea reached an agreement with six countries to suspend its nuclear program in return for diplomatic rewards and energy assistance but the deal later collapsed. U.S. President…... [read more]

NDO – The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Public Security held a meeting in Hanoi on August 15 to exchange work on the occasion of 72nd anniversary of the Vietnam People's Public Security Forces (August 19, 1945-2017). The event was attended by Politburo members: General Ngo Xuan Lich, Defence Minister; and Lieutenant General To Lam, Minister of Public Security. Addressing the meeting, General Ngo Xuan Lich emphasised that under the leadership of the Communist Party, the Vietnamese Public Security and Army have always been the core forces in protecting the country, as well as maintaining politic security, social order and safety. The two forces have enhanced their ability to fulfil their tasks, becoming a firm and dependable support for the Party, State and people, he added. The General also expressed his belief that the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Public Security would continue to make more efforts and closely coordinate to successfully accomplish the tasks entrusted by the Party, State and people. Lieutenant General To Lam hopes that the Ministry of Public Security would continue to receive prompt and effective support and coordination from the Central Military Commission and Ministry of Defence, to ensure the country’s security and order, in addition to building a revolutionary, elite and modern people’s public security force. At the meeting, Minister of Public Security To Lam presented campaign medals for protecting national security to General Ngo Xuan Lich and other leaders of the Defense Ministry.... [read more]

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]




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