Vietnam steps up preparations for level-two field hospital deployment

Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang (standing) at the event  Lieutenant General Giang, member of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defense Minister, made that requirement while leading a mission of the Ministry of National Defense to inspect the academy on August 1. At a meeting with the academy, Gen. Giang was briefed on its outstanding achievements on task performance in the 2016-2017 academic year. They included advancement in training and combat readiness, active grasp and settlement of emerging problems, and scientific research results that exceeded requirements. Notably, the academy has always been proactive in bettering the building and development of a contingent of instructors and educational managers to further meet requirements on training and scientific research. Currently, all the academy’s instructors hold university degrees, more than 65 per cent of whom hold post-graduate degrees. Hailing the academy’s good outcomes over the past time, Gen. Giang emphasized the academy’s coming missions as addressing shortcomings, especially in training programs and in combining training at the academy with the real combat training and maintenance of combat readiness of the naval force. The staff and trainees at the academy are to strictly observe military discipline and the State’s law. Translated by Mai Huong... [read more]

Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, made the statement during talks with the Lao officer in Hanoi on August 2. Cuong hailed the two countries’ advisory bodies for proactively implementing activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2017, especially the successful organisation of meetings in Laos for ex-Lao military trainees in Vietnam, a military youth festival in the north-western province of Dien Bien, a culture-art campaign on the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia fighting solidarity, and a border friendship exchange programme. Such activities are politically significant as they help increase mutual trust and educate young generations on the traditional friendship and special solidarity between the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and people, he added. Lakhamphong expressed his belief that sound bilateral military relations will contribute to reinforcing trust and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ Parties, States, peoples and armies as well as the maintenance of peace, stability and development in each nation. The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in Party, political work, and protecting internal politics, while stepping up communications about the long-standing amity, special solidarity and all-around collaboration between Vietnamese and Lao people and armies, and promoting the bilateral coordination in training, regarding this as a long-term strategy. They also concurred to speed up the search for and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese voluntary…... [read more]

Lao senior military officer visits Vietnam to boost defense partnership (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The ongoing official visit to Vietnam by Director of the General Department of Politics of the Lao People’s Army Vilay Lakhamphong will contribute to enhancing the special relations between the two countries, particularly the bilateral defense cooperation, for the benefits of their people. Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, made the statement during talks with the Lao officer in Hanoi on August 2. Cuong hailed the two countries’ advisory bodies for proactively implementing activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2017, especially the successful organisation of meetings in Laos for ex-Lao military trainees in Vietnam, a military youth festival in the north-western province of Dien Bien, a culture-art campaign on the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia fighting solidarity, and a border friendship exchange programme. Such activities are politically significant as they help increase mutual trust and educate young generations on the traditional friendship and special solidarity between the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and people, he added. [Vietnam, Laos strengthen coordination to promote renovation] Lakhamphong expressed his belief that sound bilateral military relations will contribute to reinforcing trust and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ Parties, States, peoples and armies as well as the maintenance of peace, stability and development in each nation. The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in…... [read more]

NDO/ VNA – The on-going official visit to Vietnam by Director of the General Department of Politics of the Lao People’s Army Vilay Lakhamphong will contribute to enhancing the special relations between the two countries, particularly in terms of the bilateral defence cooperation, for the benefits of their people. Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, made the statement during talks with the Lao officer in Hanoi on August 2. Cuong hailed the two countries’ advisory bodies for proactively implementing the activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2017, especially the successful organisation of the meetings in Laos for ex-Lao military trainees in Vietnam, a military youth festival in the north-western province of Dien Bien, a culture-art campaign on the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia fighting solidarity and a border friendship exchange programme. Such activities are politically significant as they help to increase mutual trust and educate younger generations on the traditional friendship and special solidarity that exists between the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and people, he added. Lakhamphong expressed his belief that the sound bilateral military relations will contribute to reinforcing the trust and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ Parties, States, peoples and armies, as well as helping to maintain the peace, stability and development in each nation. The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in Party, political work, and protecting internal politics, while stepping up communications…... [read more]

The results are in from this year's university entrance exams, and nearly 150 institutions across Vietnam have set their benchmark scores for admission, with some surprising results.  Forget medical and engineering schools, it is the armed forces that are demanding the highest grades. Vietnamese 12th graders took the national exam in June with separate tests in math, literature, English and science. Their combined scores are used to determine what school, if any, they will be accepted by. While most schools are demanding higher scores than they did last year, which education experts blame on easier tests, police and military schools are proving to be the hardest to get into. Officials from the education ministry said that these schools are asking for a minimum score of at least 29 out of 30. The People’s Security Academy in Hanoi, which trains forces such as police officers, security agents and inspectors, is asking for up to 30.5 points (students from remote areas or who come from revolutionary families can receive up to 3.5 bonus points.)  The University of Fire Fighting and Prevention in the southern province of Dong Nai is also asking for a score of up to 30.25. Students vying for the Military Technical Academy and the Vietnam Military Medical University, both in Hanoi, need a score of up to 30 to secure a place. Medical schools, usually the hardest to get into, are asking for a score of up to 29.25 this year, while economics and science institutions have set their…... [read more]

Thai Binh Economic Zone is scheduled to be finished by 2030. — Photo thaibinhtourism.com.vn Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday signed Decision 36/2017/QĐ-TTg on the establishment of Thai Binh Economic Zone in the northern province of Thai Binh. Under the decision, Thai Binh Economic Zone is a coastal economic zone consisting of 30 communes and one town in Thai Thuy, Tien Hai district and its adjacent coastal area. Located on a 30,583ha natural site, the economic zone includes functional areas such as Thai Binh power centre, industrial zones, port and port services, resort and entertainment complexes, the distribution area of ​​aquaculture and coastal protection forests, residential areas, urban areas and an administrative hub. The main development objective of Thai Binh Economic Zone is to maximize the advantages of natural conditions and location in connecting labour, goods and services with neighboring areas, narrowing the gap between the province and other parts of the country. In addition, the zone is designed to closely combine investment attraction and economic development with the maintenance of national defense and security, preserving and promoting the values ​​of the marine eco-systems, historical and cultural relics in the region. According to the plan, Thai Binh economic zone is targeted to become a synthetic and multi-sector economic area. It prioritises the development of industries that can take advantages of the region’s potential for natural gas and raw materials sources, linking developed economic zones and industrial parks in the Red River…... [read more]

Gen. Truong, Deputy Defense Minister, made that appreciation while working with the Naval Region 3 Command on July 28.  Sr. Lt. Gen. Be Xuan Truong visits Ship 368 of Brigade 172 of Naval Region 3 At the meeting, Rear Admiral Do Quoc Viet, Naval Region 3 Commander, reported on the region’s missions and outstanding outcomes in implementing military tasks, technical work and building a comprehensively strong unit. The Naval Region 3 Command has embraced resolutions and guidelines of the Party and the Central Military Commission on missions of military and safeguarding national sovereignty over its seas and islands as well as directives on technical work. It has also ensured quality, quantity and storage of weapons and technical equipment and improved  repair capacity for its stations while assuring fire safety and comprehensively carrying out the campaign “Good, durable, safe and economical management and use of weapons and technical equipment and traffic safety”. Regarding the coming missions, Gen. Truong asked Naval Region 3 to continue embracing  the Party’s, Central Military Commission’s and Ministry of National Defense’s standpoints, guidelines, resolutions and directives on safeguarding the Fatherland in the current period, especially the mission of defending national sovereignty over its seas and islands. Gen. Truong also urged the command to build forces and conduct training in a regular, elite and modern direction, further ensure good conditions of weapons and technical equipment for such tasks as training, combat readiness, safeguarding national sovereignty over its borders, seas, and…... [read more]

 Delegates in a joint photo Present at the party were Hong Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam; Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong,  member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission and Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army; other representatives from Vietnamese ministries, departments; and representatives from friendship organizations. Addressing the event, Senior Colonel Luobin, Defense, Military, Naval, Air Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam reviewed the Chinese PLA’s building and development and the relationship between Vietnam and China, two neighboring countries. The Chinese attaché emphasized the ties between the two militaries as an important pillar of the two countries’ relationship. He stressed that the visits of senior leaders of Vietnam and China to each country over the past time have strengthened the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership. He also noted enhanced exchanges of high-ranking military delegations, defense strategic dialogues, effective cooperation in cadre-training and United Nations peacekeeping operations. He hoped that in the coming time, the bilateral defense cooperation would further develop. On behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense’s leadership, Sr. Lt. Gen. Luong Cuong congratulated the Chinese PLA’s personnel on the important day. The Vietnamese officer underscored the long-lasting relationship between the two countries, stressing that it is a valuable treasure that the two Parties, States and peoples should inherit, preserve and develop. Gen. Cuong also laid stress on the comprehensive…... [read more]

Gen. Vinh, who is a member of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission and Deputy Minister of National Defense, made that commend while chairing a conference to review the service implementation in the first six months of this year, held on July 27 at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense (MND). The conference assessed that despites complicated developments and increasing unstable situations, tense disputes and conflicts in the region and the world, terrorism- a threat to the world’s security, and globally non-traditional security challenges, the service has been carried out actively, proactively with practical outcomes.  During the conference  Among achievements, bilateral defense ties between Vietnam and other countries have been developing intensively, actively contributing to enhancing trust and maintaining friendship with Vietnam’s partners and to firmly defending national security and territorial integrity. Besides, bilateral defense cooperation have concentrated on training and improving professionalism of personnel engaged in United National peacekeeping operations, overcoming war consequences, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, military technical cooperation, maritime security and defense ties and more. Attentively, due attention has been paid to the defense ties with countries with shared borders and border external affairs are defined as part of the missions of safeguarding the borderline, territorial sovereignty and of strengthening friendship with neighboring countries. Defense external service has well handled the relationship with powerful countries on the basis of mutual benefits, creating strategic balance status and contributing to strengthening the…... [read more]

The request was made by Senior Lieutenant General Be Xuan Truong, member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Minister of National Defense, during the meeting with Song Thu Corporation under the General Department of Defense Industry, on July 27.   Senior Lieutenant General Be Xuan Truong chairing the event He also asked the military business to comprehend instructions and resolutions on military and defense missions of the Party, Central Military Commission, Ministry of National Defense, and the General Department of Defense Industry and prepare plans for the equitization.  Over the past time, promoting the corporation’s fine tradition, its staff and workers recorded remarkable achievements. In 2016, the corporation built and exported 50 ships to Europe, South America, and Russia and repaired many others. Its last year’s turnover reached VND 2,136 billion and the business has created stable job for more than 1,560 cadres, staff and workers.  The same day, General Truong inspected Factory A32 of Department of Techniques of the Air Defense-Air Force Service. According to its reports, in the first six months of this year, Factory A32 effectively fulfilled all assigned missions. The unit well repaired aircrafts, vehicles and equipment to serve combat readiness and training missions of the Air Defense-Air Force Service. In addition, Party, political, staff and logistics work have been also implemented with remarkable results. Concluding the inspection, General Truong acknowledged the unit’s achievements over the past time and asked its leadership to continue grasping instructions…... [read more]




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