Vietnam, Cambodia forge legislative ties

President Tran Dai Quang arrived in Phnom Penh on the afternoon of June 14, beginning his State visit to Cambodia at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni. Immediately after his arrival, he visited the Vietnamese Embassy and met representatives of the Vietnamese community and investors in Cambodia. He spoke highly the embassy and Vietnamese representative offices in Cambodia in consolidating and developing the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations. He asked the offices to boost economic, cultural and defence diplomacy, together with their external relations tasks on politics. They were requested to continue serving as a bridge to successfully organise activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties in 2017, and educating the Vietnamese community in Cambodia on bilateral relations. Sharing the difficulties facing Vietnamese people in Cambodia, the State leader affirmed that he will raise their recommendations and expectations to Cambodian leaders to help them have a better life and more favourable business conditions. He expressed his hope that Vietnamese people will unite, support each other, strictly follow the host country’s law and contribute more to the Vietnam-Cambodia friendly neighbourliness. He took the occasion to present 20,000 USD to the embassy’s study encouragement fund and 20,000 USD to the fund in support of Vietnamese Cambodians. VNA... [read more]

Phnom Penh (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang arrived in Phnom Penh on the afternoon of June 14, beginning his State visit to Cambodia at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni. Immediately after his arrival, he visited the Vietnamese Embassy and met representatives of the Vietnamese community and investors in Cambodia. He spoke highly the embassy and Vietnamese representative offices in Cambodia in consolidating and developing the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations. He asked the offices to boost economic, cultural and defence diplomacy, together with their external relations tasks on politics. They were requested to continue serving as a bridge to successfully organise activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties in 2017, and educating the Vietnamese community in Cambodia on bilateral relations. Sharing the difficulties facing Vietnamese people in Cambodia, the State leader affirmed that he will raise their recommendations and expectations to Cambodian leaders to help them have a better life and more favourable business conditions. He expressed his hope that Vietnamese people will unite, support each other, strictly follow the host country’s law and contribute more to the Vietnam-Cambodia friendly neighbourliness. He took the occasion to present 20,000 USD to the embassy’s study encouragement fund and 20,000 USD to the fund in support of Vietnamese Cambodians.-VNA... [read more]

Distinguished guests welcoming the Vietnamese delegation at Phnom Penh International Airport included Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace Samdech Chaufea Veang Kong Sam Ol, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, Vietnamese embassy staff in Cambodia, Vietnamese business and community representatives along with Vietnamese students in Cambodia. Right after his arrival, the State leader visited the Vietnamese Embassy and met representatives of the Vietnamese community and investors in Cambodia. Vietnam Ambassador Thach Du briefed the President on major activities by embassy staff in Cambodia, the situation regarding Vietnamese nationals in and opinions from business representatives and students. President Quang praised the embassy and Vietnamese representative offices in Cambodia for their efforts to strengthening the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations. He underlined the need to promote economic, cultural and defence diplomacy, together with their external relations tasks on politics. They were requested to continue serving as a bridge to successfully organise activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties in 2017, and educating the Vietnamese community in Cambodia on bilateral relations. Sharing the difficulties facing Vietnamese people in Cambodia, the State leader affirmed that he will raise their recommendations and expectations to Cambodian leaders to help them have a better life and more favourable business conditions. He expressed his hope that Vietnamese people will unite, support each other, strictly follow the host country’s law and contribute more to the Vietnam-Cambodia friendly neighbourliness. He took the occasion to present 20,000 USD to the embassy’s…... [read more]

NDO - Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien expressed his concern regarding a lack of funds for transport projects in the 2016-2020 period, at a working session with the Ministry of Transport, in Hanoi on August 8. According to the Ministry of Transport, the transport sector needs approximately VND952.7 trillion (US$41.92 billion) to be invested in transport projects from 2016 to 2020. However, the funds allocated from the State budget to the ministry have met just 31% of the total investment demand. Hien is concerned that the transport sector cannot complete the planning and tasks for transport infrastructure development in the period, amid the anticipated capital shortages. The Ministry of Finance also suggested that the Ministry of Transport takes into account funding from investors, due to the budget limit and the termination of ODA loans by the end of this year. In regard to the capital for nearly 1,400km of the North-South expressway, the Ministry of Transport said that the Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) can ask for loans but it requires specific mechanisms from the Government. The Ministry of Transport also said that it is accelerating the progress of important projects, such as the North-South expressway, the North-South high-speed railway and the Long Thanh international airport, in order to meet the economic development demand. However, the NA Vice Chairman also noted that the ministry should make rough calculations amid limited investment resources. Hien affirmed that the issues related to the allocation of sufficient funds for ODA projects,…... [read more]

Vietnam's rice export - Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)       Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s total export earnings hit 17.5 billion USD in July, bringing the seven-month total to 115.2 billion USD, up 18.7 percent annually, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). In particular, agro-forestry-fisheries remained a key currency earner. After a Memorandum of Understanding on rice trade was extended in late May by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Bangladeshi Food Ministry, rice export has kept growing, ending the prolonged decline. Accordingly, Vietnam shipped 465,000 tonnes of rice worth 201 million USD abroad in July, pushing the total rice exports in seven months to 3.3 million tonnes valued at 1.5 billion USD, up 15.7 percent and 13.7 percent in volume and value, respectively. The country recently won a bid to export 175,000 tonnes of rice to the Philippines, slightly raising the domestic rice prices in the south. Fuel, minerals and processing industry with key items such as coal, crude oil, petroleum, apparel, leather and footwear, computers and cell phones continued moderate growth of 18.1 – 39.4 percent. The US remained the largest exporter with seven-month value of 23.4 billion USD, up 9.9 percent year-on-year. It was followed by the European Union, China, ASEAN, Japan and the Republic of Korea. During the month, Vietnam spent 17.8 billion USD on imports, down 1.6 percent. On seven-month calculation, the total imports…... [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]

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]

Vietnam, Cambodia established diplomatic ties in June, 1967, which is a major milestone in the solidarity, traditional friendship between the two nations. Nguyen Thi Dinh, Party Central Committee member and President of the Vietnam Women's Union, attended the first conference launching a five-good-deeds emulation of the Cambodia Women's Union on February 28, 1985. President Ho Chi Minh (right) receives visiting Cambodian Foreign Minister Prince Norodom Phurisara on October 1, 1968 Hanoi people warmly welcomed a visiting delegation of the Cambodian United Front for National Salvation (CUFNS) led by its President Heng Samrin (man in black) on August 22, 1979.​ CUFNS President Heng Samrin (right) receives Prime Minister Pham Van Dong during his official visit to Cambodia on February 17, 1979.  The Vietnam – Cambodia Joint Statement was signed during the official visit of CUFNS President Heng Samrin to Vietnam on August 22, 1979. A delegation of the Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA), led by NA Chairman Nguyen Huu Tho had talks with a delegation of the Cambodian NA, led by its Chairman Chea Sim in Hanoi on November 19, 1982. The Cambodian NA delegation led by its Chairman Chea Sim visited the Da Ton agriculture cooperative in Gia Lam district, Hanoi, during an official visit to Vietnam on November 19, 1982.  President Ton Duc Thang (front, second, right), Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly Truong Chinh (front, first, left), Prime Minister Pham Van Dong (front, first, right), Deputy Prime Minister Vo Nguyen Giap (back, first, right) welcomes visiting…... [read more]

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 (Source: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – Trade unions of the Presidential Office and the Government’s Office have raised funds in support of north-western provinces hit by the recent floods and landslides. The donation has been channelled through the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. Vice Chairman of the Presidential Office Bui Truong Giang said the fund aims to help victims of the natural disasters restore production and soon stabilise their lives. On August 7, a delegation of the National Assembly led by Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty, along with Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Son La province leaders, visited flood victims in Nam Pam commune, Muong La district, and those who are under treatment at Muong La general hospital. Ty asked local authorities and competent forces of Muong La to promptly search missing people and help locals stabilise their lives. On the same day, the Ministry of Information and Communications sent two delegations to Yen Bai and Son La provinces to visit local flood victims. 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. The victims are from Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang,…... [read more]

At the event (Source: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) – Vietnamese and Lao female legislators met at a seminar in the central city of Da Nang on August 7 to discuss women deputies’ role in National Assembly activities. Speaking at the opening ceremony, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the 14th NA records 132 elected women, bringing the total rate of female deputies to 26.7 percent, up 2.3 percent from the previous tenure. She said with the establishment of the Group of Vietnamese female lawmakers, members have a chance to exchange and learn from each other’s experience, thereby improving the legislature’s operational efficiency and raising their common voice on policies regarding women, children and gender equality. Ngan said the seminar affords participants a chance to share experience in promoting parliamentary activities and gender equality in particular. Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Laos Pany Yathotou hailed the significance of the event, saying that it will help institutionalise issues involving gender equality and protection of women’s and children’s rights. She called for increased collaboration between female parliamentarians in ASEAN, and those between Laos and Vietnam for mutual development. Among 149 Lao NA deputies for the eighth tenure, 41 are women, accounting for 27.5 percent. During the day-long event, female lawmakers looked into their role in the NA’s activities, share experience in building laws and overseeing law enforcement.-VNA... [read more]




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