VFF leader meets top legislator of Laos

The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention received 30 tons of aid relief to help flood victims in the northern mountainous provinces at Noi Bai International Airport yesterday.  On behalf of Vietnamese Government, Minister, Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tien Dung. Mai Tien Dung sends VND 400 million to the Central Fatherland Front Committee of Vietnam to support the flood victims in the northern mountainous province The donation was contributed by the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA), an inter-governmental organization established by ten ASEAN countries in November 17, 2011 under its target of facilitate cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with the United Nations and international organizations for disaster management and emergency. 30 tons of aid relief included 600 household kits, 3,000 personal hygiene products, 600 kitchen kits, one set of movable canvas containing goods, an electric generator with 16 KVA, and 300 home repair kits with total value of US$ 2.3 trillion. As plan, the donation will be sent to flood victims in the provinces of Son La, Yen Bai and Nghe An where suffered serious damages after a week-long siege of flashflood and landslide.  On the occasion, Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management Ms. Adelina Kamal shared with losses from the recent flood and the difficulties of people in effected-areas. This is the first time that Vietnam called for assistance from the organization, added Ms. Adelina Kamal. On the same day,…... [read more]

The donation was contributed by the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA), an inter-governmental organization established by ten ASEAN countries in November 17, 2011 under its target of facilitate cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with the United Nations and international organizations for disaster management and emergency. 30 tons of aid relief included 600 household kits, 3,000 personal hygiene products, 600 kitchen kits, one set of movable canvas containing goods, an electric generator with 16 KVA, and 300 home repair kits with total value of US$ 2.3 trillion. As plan, the donation will be sent to flood victims in the provinces of Son La, Yen Bai and Nghe An where suffered serious damages after a week-long siege of flashflood and landslide.  On the occasion, Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management Ms. Adelina Kamal shared with losses from the recent flood and the difficulties of people in effected-areas. This is the first time that Vietnam called for assistance from the organization, added Ms. Adelina Kamal. On the same day, the Ministry of Health launched a fund to help flood-affected people in the Northwest provinces after a week long siege of flashfloods and downpours. Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, all staffs and officials voluntarily contributed their at least one day's salary to assist flood-affected people. In the face of risk of infectious disease outbreaks, the ministry directed and informed about measures as…... [read more]

The donation was contributed by the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA), an inter-governmental organization established by ten ASEAN countries in November 17, 2011 under its target of facilitate cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with the United Nations and international organizations for disaster management and emergency. 30 tons of aid relief included 600 household kits, 3,000 personal hygiene products, 600 kitchen kits, one set of movable canvas containing goods, an electric generator with 16 KVA, and 300 home repair kits with total value of US$ 2.3 trillion. As plan, the donation will be sent to flood victims in the provinces of Son La, Yen Bai and Nghe An where suffered serious damages after a week-long siege of flashflood and landslide.  On the occasion, Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management Ms. Adelina Kamal shared with losses from the recent flood and the difficulties of people in effected-areas. This is the first time that Vietnam called for assistance from the organization, added Ms. Adelina Kamal. On the same day, the Ministry of Health launched a fund to help flood-affected people in the Northwest provinces after a week long siege of flashfloods and downpours. Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, all staffs and officials voluntarily contributed their at least one day's salary to assist flood-affected people. In the face of risk of infectious disease outbreaks, the ministry directed and informed about measures as…... [read more]

On May 30, the Child Protection Fund held an exchange between representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA), other related ministries and agencies and 55 disadvantaged children from 11 cities and provinces. Addressing the event, MOLISA Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the Party and State always pay attention to providing the best things for children, especially disadvantaged children. She highlighted their academic achievements of the 55 exemplary children and said she hopes they will continue to try their best in their future studies and lives. During the event, participants heard moving stories about the hardships the children faced and their efforts to overcome these difficulties, as well as their hopes for a better future. ** On the same day, Tran Thanh Man, Secretary of the Can Tho provincial party Committee, paid a visit and presented gifts to patients at the Can Tho Children’s hospital and the Cab Tho street children’s club. He called on related agencies and organizations in the province to join hands to take care and protect these patients and disadvantaged children. ** On May 31, the Central province of Danang and the central highland province of Dak Lak launched an action month and a summer programme for children in these provinces. ** Also on the occasion, a festival for kids and a children’s TV channel (VTC11) debuted at Ho Tay Water Park in Hanoi.... [read more]

The idea was inspired by Malaysian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Shazryll Zahiran as he bade farewell to leaders of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on February 5 as his tenure comes to a close. The diplomat stressed that Can Tho, the Mekong Delta as a whole, and Malaysia share mutual interests in developing agriculture biotechnology. During his tenure Zahiran paid numerous visits to the region in an attempt to boost trade cooperation between Malaysian enterprises and local businesses. Other plans to develop green biotechnology will be fortified by his successor, he added. Tran Thanh Man, Secretary of the Can Tho Party Committee, praised the significant contributions of the Consul General to the region’s economic development. Malaysia is the eighth biggest investing country to Vietnam. Can Tho is currently home to two Malaysian-invested waste treatment projects with a total capital of US$6 million. The city is working to develop high agricultural technology in accordance with GlobalGAP standards. In a bid to attract more investors, it has also cut administrative procedural processing time to a maximum of five working days.... [read more]

PM Dung made the request wile working with key leaders of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on March 19. He asked municipal authorities to focus on industrial and agricultural production, especially the upcoming summer-autumn crop, while implementing the Government’s demand stimulus measures and ensuring the social welfare of local people. Can Tho city should assist local businesses in the breeding, processing and consumption of tra and basa catfish and develop the product into a key export item, he said. The PM stressed on the need to boost infrastructure development, improve the irrigation network, protect the environment and stamp out epidemics affecting animals and poultry. He went on to say that in the current context of global economic slowdown, municipal authorities should continue to promote administrative reform, disburse budget funds in 2009 (around VND4,000 billion) and speed up the implementation of key transport, irrigation and urban infrastructure projects. On the occasion, PM Dung also provided instructions and agreed to allocate capital investment sourced from Government bonds to implement key transport and urban construction projects. During the meeting, Chairman of the Can Tho municipal People’s Committee, Tran Thanh Man, said that by March 15, 2009, 30 out of 36 local banks had granted loans for nearly 4,000 people worth more than VND3,800 billion in total. The city exempted tax worth over VND430 billion and allocated VND40 billion to develop aquaculture breeding and rural craft villages in 2009, he added.... [read more]

In a political report presented at the 12th Party Committee’s Congress on September 22, The Chairman of the Can Tho City People’s Committee, Tran Thanh Man, reviewed the outcomes of Party building in the 2005-2010 term and highlighted weaknesses in socio economic development that need to be dealt with in the future. Can Tho has achieved 17 out of its 21 targets, with an economic growth rate reaching 15.13 percent /year. The city has also made headways towards developing its infrastructure and improving local people’s living standards. The per capita income is predicted to reach US$2,000 this year, while the number of poor households has dropped to 4.7 percent. Over the next term, the Party Committee has drawn up specific plans to develop Can Tho into an industrial city by 2020 with its GDP annual growth rate increasing by 16 percent and per capita income reaching US$ 2,400 by 2015. The Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee, Le Thanh Hai put forward the five main issues that will make it possible for the city to become a driving force behind the development of the whole Mekong Delta region. Mr Hai called on Can Tho to step up urban planning, mobilise all its resources to take advantage of its all potential and develop the local economy while implementing all the resolutions set out by the city Party Committee for the next term.... [read more]

The railway would connect the Mekong Delta hub with Ho Chi Minh City and the Cambodian cities of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, Kim Hak Min, Dean of Industry-Academy Cooperation with South Korea’s Soonchunhyang University, said during a meeting with the city’s administration. Kim is the urban development consultant for Can Tho, and has been authorized by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to propose the investment to the city’s leaders. The South Korean expert led a group of consultants to introduce a plan to turn Can Tho into an outstanding destination in Vietnam in the future, and a “city of happiness.” The project includes the establishment of a complex of an industrial park, a retreat center, a residential area, and a hi-tech hub. It will be funded by an assistance loan from South Korea and other foreign sources. Can Tho currently has quite good traffic infrastructure in terms of road, sea and air transportation, but Kim believes the city also needs a railway system, he said. The railway will help cut transport costs and thus enable Can Tho to be more attractive to investors. The CSCEC has proposed building a 180km Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City track, whereas the respective lengths of the services to Siem Riep and Phnom Penh are 320km and 243km, according to the South Korean consultant. The Chinese company said it is willing to fund the construction and will join hands with relevant Vietnamese agencies to operate the complete system, and share…... [read more]

The vote took place at a session convened by the VFFCC in Hanoi on April 14 to adopt the appointment of presidium posts and committee members. According to Politburo Member and VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan, Man was introduced by the Politburo to replace Vu Trong Kim whose retirement begins on October 1. Born in 1962, Man has a doctorate in economics and is currently a member of the Party Central Committee. He is also Secretary of the Can Tho City Party Committee and head of the local deputy delegation. At the function, the presidium submitted their nominations for VFFCC part-time vice presidents as well as new members of the presidium and VFFCC . They presented 12 names, including four nominated to become presidium members. Ha Thi Khiet, a former Party Central Committee member and Chairwoman of the committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission, and Vu Hong Khanh, Chairman of the VFFCC’s chapter in Hanoi, were appointed as part-time vice presidents. The nominations won 100 percent of the vote. As such, the 8th VFFCC now has 386 members, including 62 presidium members, six standing board members and six part-time vice presidents.... [read more]

Phu Yen (VNA) – A delegation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee visited and presented gifts to people in the flood-hit south central province of Phu Yen on January 13. The delegation, led by Vice President and General Secretary Tran Thanh Man, presented each affected household 52 million VND (2,304 USD) to restore their houses and prepare for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. Man proposed local authorities continue mobilising resources to help local flood victims while monitoring the distribution of aid to ensure it reaches those in need. On the occasion, the VFF also transferred 30 billion VND (1.32 million USD) to flood-hit central provinces, in which Phu Yen received 3.5 billion VND (155,085 USD). Torrential rains and floods in the last two months of 2016 in Phu Yen province claimed 12 lives and caused damage worth over 600 billion VND (26.5 million USD).-VNA... [read more]




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