Vietnam Fatherland Front leader meets top legislator of Laos

By texting "UH” to 1409, an individual can donate VND20,000 to residents in flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam, including Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau provinces. The campaign is co-organized by the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400. All of the collected money and materials will be donated to flood-affected people by providing fundamental goods, housing and livelihoods. On the same day, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has also offered VND250 million and launched a program to call on individuals and organizations to join hands to assist the northern mountainous provinces. The Voice of Vietnam on August 9 supported VND300 million in support for flood victims in northern region. According to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, to date, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has received the donation of VND2 billion from individuals and organizations, and 30 tons of aid relief from the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA) to help flood victims. The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee has also asked its member organizations in cities and provinces throughout the country to cooperate with local authorities to estimate loss of flooding and the situation of provinces affected by flash flooding. By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh... [read more]

By texting "UH” to 1409, an individual can donate VND20,000 to residents in flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam, including Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau provinces. The campaign is co-organized by the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400. All of the collected money and materials will be donated to flood-affected people by providing fundamental goods, housing and livelihoods. On the same day, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has also offered VND250 million and launched a program to call on individuals and organizations to join hands to assist the northern mountainous provinces. The Voice of Vietnam on August 9 supported VND300 million in support for flood victims in northern region. According to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, to date, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has received the donation of VND2 billion from individuals and organizations, and 30 tons of aid relief from the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA) to help flood victims. The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee has also asked its member organizations in cities and provinces throughout the country to cooperate with local authorities to estimate loss of flooding and the situation of provinces affected by flash flooding. By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh... [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]

The flag raising ceremony at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister (FM) Bui Thanh Son, Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, and Vice Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu, among others.  Delegates attending the flag raising ceremony in Hanoi  Foreign guests at the ceremony included heads of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi and Venezuela Ambassador to Vietnam Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, and ambassadors and embassy representatives of ASEAN member countries and ASEAN partner countries in the capital city.  Guards of honor approach positions  Addressing the ceremony, Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son emphasized that the foundation of the ASEAN Community in 2015 is a historic milestone in the connectivity process of ASEAN. It also bears special significance to the association, the region and each member nation.  The deputy minister noted that with a population of 630 million, GDP of almost USD 3,000 billion and a growth rate of 4.7 percent in 2016, ASEAN is a driving force of the regional economy.  ASEAN flag hoisted in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  He went on to say that as a prestigious organization in Asia-Pacific, ASEAN operates basing itself on the ASEAN Charter and uniform values and principles. The ASEAN way is built…... [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]

As of the afternoon on August 5, provinces such as Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau and Dien Bien found dead bodies of 18 people, 18 people were still missing. Total damage caused by the flash flood has totaled VND718 billion (US$32 million). In Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai, authorized agencies continued searching for missing victims and helping residents to remedy flood consequences. Yesterday they just found dead bodies of four victims and the destiny of 10 others were unclear. Kim Noi commune reported most dead and missing number in the upper reaches of Nam Kim spring while Mu Cang Chai town was devastated with floodwaters and stones in the lower reaches. Rescue workers have broken up stones for removal at collapsed houses and together with locals travelled to area near Khao Mang hydropower reservoirs, three kilometers from Mu Cang Chai town, to find missing ones. Mr. Le Trong Khang, deputy chairman of the district People’s Committee, said that residents in Mu Cang Chai district faced many difficulties after the flood as their houses and assets had been washed away or buried under debris of soil and stone. Mr. Mu A Qua in Mu Cang Chai town said that when flood occurred, his family just ran away and could not take any asset with them. The old motorbike which was means of livelihood of his five member family has been crushed under stone. The most concern is that six public works comprising schools have been devastated. Mr. Vu Van…... [read more]

As of the afternoon on August 5, provinces such as Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau and Dien Bien found dead bodies of 18 people, 18 people were still missing. Total damage caused by the flash flood has totaled VND718 billion (US$32 million). In Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai, authorized agencies continued searching for missing victims and helping residents to remedy flood consequences. Yesterday they just found dead bodies of four victims and the destiny of 10 others were unclear. Kim Noi commune reported most dead and missing number in the upper reaches of Nam Kim spring while Mu Cang Chai town was devastated with floodwaters and stones in the lower reaches. Rescue workers have broken up stones for removal at collapsed houses and together with locals travelled to area near Khao Mang hydropower reservoirs, three kilometers from Mu Cang Chai town, to find missing ones. Mr. Le Trong Khang, deputy chairman of the district People’s Committee, said that residents in Mu Cang Chai district faced many difficulties after the flood as their houses and assets had been washed away or buried under debris of soil and stone. Mr. Mu A Qua in Mu Cang Chai town said that when flood occurred, his family just ran away and could not take any asset with them. The old motorbike which was means of livelihood of his five member family has been crushed under stone. The most concern is that six public works comprising schools have been devastated. Mr. Vu Van…... [read more]

NDO - Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC OrganisationCommission paid a working visit to the northern province of Hoa Binh on August 4. During the visit, the Politburo member worked with the leaders of the province on socio-economic development, Party building, the organisational structure of the political system at all levels, and the state budget expenditure on regular activities. At the session, Hoa Binh province proposed a number ofideas to a draft plan scheduled to be submitted to the sixth plenary meeting of the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam,with contents related to the organisational structure of the political system at provincial level; Party organisations at district level, and the merger of agencies and bodies, etc. Speaking at the session, Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh spoke highly of the province's recommendations on the merger of certain agencies in order to streamline staffing and reduce the state budget for regular activities. He asked the local authorities to review their plans, particularly those related to socio-economic development, land and human resources, as well as to create more favourable conditions for enterprise investment in the province, including administrative reform, improvement of the investment environment and the construction of policies and mechanisms. It is crucial to enhance the work of building a strong Party Committee, government, Fatherland Front and mass organisations, he noted. He also discussed numerous important issues related to socio-economic development and Party building that the province should focus on…... [read more]

Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh (L) receives Chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i Nguyen Thuc (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Baha’i community has made significant contributions to the country’s development via activities to improve living conditions of needy people and enhance the public’s intellectual standards. Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh made the compliment while receiving Chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i Nguyen Thuc in Hanoi on August 3. She introduced the VFF’s role in protecting legitimate rights and interests of the people, including Baha’i followers. The VFF leader congratulated the Baha’i community on its 200th founding anniversary and hoped that Baha’i followers would continue accompanying the nation and actively involving in patriotic emulation campaigns. Thuc said the Baha’i Faith operates with the aim of supporting women, improving the lives of poor people, increasing public intellectual standards, and encouraging useful scientific activities. The Baha’i Faith was introduced in Vietnam in 1954 by an Indian female follower. The Baha’i community now has nearly 7,000 followers in 45 cities and provinces nationwide. It was officially recognised as a religious organisation in Vietnam in July 2008.-VNA... [read more]




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