PM offers incense to late President in Hanoi’s outlying district

NDO – Seventy-two years ago, on August 19, 1945, under the leadership of the Party, the entire nation, with great determination, rose up in a revolt that overthrew feudalism and broke the chains of colonialist slavery, marking the dawn of a new era of national independence and socialism. With that resounding victory, the Vietnamese working class and people and the working classes and oppressed nations around the world could be proud. It was the first time in the revolutionary history of the colonial and semi-colonial nations that a 15-year-old party with over 5,000 members successfully led a revolution to seize power, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) – the first ever people's democratic State in Southeast Asia. This great event was a glorious milestone in the history of national construction and defence. The great victory of the August Revolution was a victory of strength of national unity and the Vietnamese people’s patriotism, bravery, wisdom and will, which were inherited and promoted to new heights under the effective leadership of the Party. It was also the success of the appropriate revolutionary line, the wise leadership and strategic vision, as well as the acumen to seize opportunities and the art of combining national strength with the era's opportunities created by the Party and the great President Ho Chi Minh. The rich reality of the Vietnamese revolution has proved that the Party's wise and ingenious leadership was the crucial factor in every…... [read more]

NDO – Winners of the fourth writing contest depicting the silent contributions provided by Vietnamese medical staff towards the care of people’s heath were honoured at an awards ceremony in Hanoi on August 16. The ceremony was attended by Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of PCC Commission for Communication and Education, Vo Van Thuong; PCC member and Deputy Prime Minister, Vu Duc Dam; and Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. The first prize of this year’s contest was presented to Ha Van Dao, a journalist from Lao Dong & Xa Hoi (Labour and Society) Newspaper, for his article portraying doctor Vo Thanh Dung, head of the medical station in Yang Reh commune, K’Rong Bong district, Dak Lak province. Doctor Vo Thanh Dung has made every effort to win the trust of local residents, encouraging them to receive treatment from modern pharmacies rather than appealing for help from the gods. Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) Newspaper and Ho Chi Minh City Women Newspaper, respectively. Five third and 11 consolation prizes were also presented to other outstanding entrants at the ceremony. The annual writing contest was first launched in 2013 by the Suc khoe va Doi song (Health and Life) newspaper under the Ministry of Health to acknowledge the silent contributions and supreme sacrifices of Vietnamese physician’s caring for the health of people. It has attracted the participation of numerous writers and journalists across the country and has raised the community’s awareness…... [read more]

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Truong Thi Mai (R) and ILO Director Chang-hee Lee (Photo: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) - Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Truong Thi Mai has praised the International Labour Organisation’s support for Vietnam in building legal frameworks relating to labour standards and social security. Mai affirmed they are valuable, necessary contributions to Vietnam during its renewal process, thus contributing to harmonising international commitments that the country has engaged during law implementation at a reception for ILO Director Chang-hee Lee in Hanoi on August 16. The ILO Director, for his part, said ILO in Vietnam is trying to connect and associate with Vietnam in addressing problems in issues related to workers and labour relations. The ILO is piloting some initiatives in small- and medium-sized enterprises in southern Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces, aiming to improve labour productivity and raise workers’ income, he said, adding the initiatives are expected to expanded to the groups of garment, wood processing, electronics and seafood businesses. He shared Mai’s opinions on salary, retirement age and overtime, saying that they are also the ILO’s interest, and his organisation will continue helping Vietnam in completing related policies and laws.-VNA... [read more]

Ho Thi Kim Thoa was dismissed from the position of Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade under a decision issued by the Prime Minister on August 16. Ho Thi Kim Thoa Decision No. 1203/QD-TTg said that Thoa’s next task will be assigned by the Minister of Industry and Trade.  The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat decided to relieve Thoa of her membership in the Party Civil Affairs Committee at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) during a meeting chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on August 8, 2017. At the meeting, 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…... [read more]

Ho Thi Kim Thoa (Photo: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – Ho Thi Kim Thoa was dismissed from the position of Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade under a decision issued by the Prime Minister on August 16. Decision No. 1203/QD-TTg said that Thoa’s next task will be assigned by the Minister of Industry and Trade. The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat decided to relieve Thoa of her membership in the Party Civil Affairs Committee at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) during a meeting chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on August 8, 2017. At the meeting, 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…... [read more]

NDO – The tenth National Congress of Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) officially commenced in Hanoi, on August 16, with the participation of 487 delegates from across the country. In attendance were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu; former President Truong Tan Sang; former President of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Pham The Duyet; former Politburo member and former Party Central Committee (PCC)'s Secretariat Le Hong Anh; Politburo member, Secretary of the PCC and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai; and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh. Addressing the congress, PM Phuc said that humanity, sharing and compassion are cultural values and traditional ethics upheld by the Vietnamese people. He also emphasised that the Vietnam Red Cross was honourably founded by President Ho Chi Minh, who was its Honourary President for 23 years (from 1946 to 1969). Over the past 70 years, the VRC has closely followed its function and mission to fulfil all of the tasks assigned by the Party and State in the humanitarian cause, significantly contributing to ensuring social welfare and people-to-people diplomacy activities, particularly those with Laos and Cambodia, added the PM. The Government leader also expressed his respect and appreciation for the noble deeds of donors, organisations, enterprises and individuals throughout the country and abroad who have supported the VRC in carrying out their humanitarian activities. PM Phuc noted that Vietnam still faces numerous difficulties and challenges, especially the consequences of war and regular…... [read more]

HCMCYU First Secretary Le Quoc Phong (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) and the Young Communist League of Cuba (UJC) have pledged to work harder to tighten the loyal and pure relations between Vietnam and Cuba.  Alternate member of the Party Central Committee and HCMCYU First Secretary Le Quoc Phong, who is in Cuba from August 11-15, expressed his pride of visiting Cuba on the occasion of the 91st birth anniversary of Leader Fidel Castro. Meanwhile, Susely Morfa González, First Secretary of the UJC National Committee, expressed her belief that Vietnamese and Cuban youths would continue standing side by side together to fight for a better world. During talks, both sides reaffirmed determination to educate young generations on the achievements that the two peoples have reaped. On the occasion, the host presented the insignia of the UJC’s 55th founding anniversary to the HCMCYU representative. Phong, for his part, also presented a rice painting depicting the two communist youth forces, 100 canvases and 1,000 hammocks to the UJC. During their stay, the Vietnamese delegation paid floral tribute to Jose Marti and Ho Chi Minh at their statues and met leaders of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.-VNA... [read more]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has signed the first-ever regulations on specific standards and assessment criteria for officials under the management of the Party Central Committee, Politburo and Secretariat. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong Under Regulation 90-QD/TW, Party senior officials must show absolute loyalty to the Party, nation and people, and steadfast trust in the Marxist-Leninist ideology, Ho Chi Minh thoughts and the ideal of national independence and socialism. The officials are required to always put the interests of the Party, the nation and the people first, and must be willing to sacrifice for the Party’s revolution, the country’s independence and freedom as well as people’s happiness.  The officials must set examples for others in morality, lifestyle and attitude, while resolutely fighting against degradation in political ideology as well as signs of self-evolution and self-transformation.  The regulations emphasise that the officials must not have greed for power, and must prevent their relatives or friends from taking advantage of their positions for personal interests.   In terms of personal capacity and prestige, officials holding high positions should have innovative mindset, strategic vision and scientific working methods and political sensitivity, along with strong capacity in leading, directing and organising the effective implementation of Party and State’s policies and laws. They must be dynamic and hardworking, and have high prestige among Party members and the people. Besides general regulations, the Politburo also stipulates detailed standards for specific positions, including Party General Secretary, the President, the Prime Minister, the National Assembly Chairperson,…... [read more]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has signed the first-ever regulations on specific standards and assessment criteria for officials under the management of the Party Central Committee, Politburo and Secretariat. Under Regulation 90-QD/TW, Party senior officials must show absolute loyalty to the Party, nation and people, and steadfast trust in the Marxist-Leninist ideology, Ho Chi Minh thoughts and the ideal of national independence and socialism. The officials are required to always put the interests of the Party, the nation and the people first, and must be willing to sacrifice for the Party’s revolution, the country’s independence and freedom as well as people’s happiness. The officials must set examples for others in morality, lifestyle and attitude, while resolutely fighting against degradation in political ideology as well as signs of self-evolution and self-transformation. The regulations emphasise that the officials must not have greed for power, and must prevent their relatives or friends from taking advantage of their positions for personal interests.  In terms of personal capacity and prestige, officials holding high positions should have innovative mindset, strategic vision and scientific working methods and political sensitivity, along with strong capacity in leading, directing and organising the effective implementation of Party and State’s policies and laws. They must be dynamic and hardworking, and have high prestige among Party members and the people. Besides general regulations, the Politburo also stipulates detailed standards for…... [read more]

NDO/VNA - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has signed the first-ever regulations on specific standards and assessment criteria for officials under the management of the Party Central Committee, Politburo and Secretariat. Under Regulation 90-QD/TW, Party senior officials must show absolute loyalty to the Party, nation and people, and steadfast trust in the Marxist-Leninist ideology, Ho Chi Minh thoughts and the ideal of national independence and socialism. The officials are required to always put the interests of the Party, the nation, and the people first, and must be willing to sacrifice for the Party’s revolution, the country’s independence and freedom as well as people’s happiness. The officials must set examples for others in morality, lifestyle and attitude, while resolutely fighting against degradation in political ideology as well as signs of self-evolution and self-transformation. The regulations emphasised that the officials must not have greed for power, and must prevent their relatives or friends from taking advantage of their positions for personal interests. In terms of personal capacity and prestige, officials holding high positions should have an innovative mind set, strategic vision and scientific working methods and political sensitivity, along with strong capacity in leading, directing and organising the effective implementation of Party and State’s policies and laws. They must also be dynamic and hardworking, and have a high prestigious reputation among Party members and the people. Besides general regulations, the Politburo also stipulates detailed standards for specific positions, including Party General Secretary, the President, the Prime…... [read more]




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