Vietnam strengthens expert exchanges in UN peacekeeping

Delegates cut the cake to celebrate Singapore's National Day (voh.com.vn)     HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam-Singapore Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City (VSFA) and the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO)  on August 7 held a get-together to mark the 52nd anniversary of Singapore’s National Day (August 9). Addressing the event, VSFA President Nguyen Ngoc Hoa highlighted the fruitful traditional relations between Vietnam and Singapore, saying the two countries share many similarities in culture as well as concerns over national defence and security, peace and stability in the region and the East Sea as well. He also commented on successes of Singaporean businesses and investors in HCM City, which, he said, have demonstrated efforts made by the two countries’ governments to advance the bilateral ties. Singaporean firms in HCM City have also actively participated in social activities in the locality while joining hands in people-to-people exchanges, helping enhance mutual understanding between Vietnamese and Singaporean people and strengthen the bilateral relationship, he said. Leow Siu Lin, Singapore’s Consul General in HCM City, said the strategic partnership between the two countries has been intensified through the exchange of high-level visits of their leaders over the past time. The relationship is thriving across fields, especially in economy with the most noteworthy being seven Vietnam-Singapore industrial parks which are operating effectively in the Southeast Asian nation, she said. The diplomat also talked about the two countries’ cooperation…... [read more]

NDO – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has expressed her belief that village elders, chiefs and people with prestige in the North West region would continue to promote their prestige and act as role models for other locals to follow, thus promoting the region’s socio-economic development. The Vice State President made the suggestion while hosting a reception for a delegation of 86 prestigious village seniors and chiefs, from the North West’s ethnic minority community, in Hanoi on August 4. Over the past few years, along with people across the country, ethnic minorities have actively participated in a range of patriotic emulation movements and there have been many typical examples of individuals and groups across many fields. To date, in the North West, local People's Committees have recognised nearly 23,000 prestigious people. These individuals have played a pivotal role in propagandising the Party and State's guidelines and policies, as well as the patriotic emulation movement, among ethnic minority communities. They are also important factors in assisting the local authorities at all levels in propagating and mobilising ethnic minorities to participate in socio-economic development, ensuring national defence and security and preserving the great national unity bloc. Speaking at the meeting, Vice President Thinh said that the localities in the Northwest region have recorded positive development both economically and socially and have maintained political stability, security and national defence. In particular, the contribution of each person, especially the village elders, village chiefs, typical Party members and people with prestige…... [read more]

The fifth theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (Source: VNA)   Kien Giang (VNA) – The fifth theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) concluded in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on August 4, focusing on rapid, sustainable development. Reports presented at the two-day workshop made it clear factors decisive to sustainable development in Vietnam and Laos, and analysed their practical experience in this field. They emphasised the key role played by the Party leadership in rapid, sustainable development. The participants also touched upon political stability, international integration, national defence and security, economic development in combination with environmental protection and improvement, and human resources, which all have links with rapid, sustainable development.   They held that economic development should be the centre, and Party building should be the key in rapid, sustainable development. Besides, it is necessary to regard culture and human development as a spiritual foundation, and ensuring national defence and security as a regular task, they said. The scientists’ research outcomes are helpful for Vietnamese and Lao theoretical research agencies to improve their consultation work, contributing to successfully implementing Resolutions adopted in Party Congresses and the reform process in the two countries.-VNA ... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training has approved a new general education programme, focused on reducing the number of subjects and periods. The Ministry of Education and Training has approved a new General Education Programme with focus on reducing the number of subjects and periods. — VNA/VNS Photo Subjects are divided into two types - optional and compulsory subjects and activities - different from a draft programme published months ago. At primary school, compulsory subjects and activities include maths, Vietnamese, foreign languages (grade 3, 4 and 5), ethics, nature and society (grade 1, 2, 3), science, history and geography, computers and technology (grade 4, 5), physical education, arts and experience activities. Compared to the draft, time for ethics has been cut by half for grade 1, 2 and 3, while the number of computer and technology periods has been slashed by half to 70 periods a year. According to the programme, each school day is broke into no more than seven periods. Each period lasts from 35 to 40 minutes with breaks between periods. Secondary school subjects include literature, maths, foreign language 1, civic education, history and geography, natural sciences, computers, technology, physical education, arts and experience activities. Civic education periods for grade 8 and 9 have been cut from 52.5 periods per year to 35 periods per year. The number of technology periods was reduced from 52.5 periods per year to 35 periods per year at grade 6 and 7 and from 70 periods per year…... [read more]

In his opening remarks, Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, said the workshop is significant theoretically and practically.  It is taking place at a time when Vietnam and Laos are marking the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and 40 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, he said. Vietnam is implementing the Resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress and Laos is also materialising the Resolution of the 10th Party Congress, the official added. The two-day workshop offers an opportunity for Vietnamese and Lao scientists to exchange experience in socio-economic development, especially socialist-oriented sustainable development. Thuong reiterated the Vietnamese Party’s viewpoints on rapid, sustainable development, and introduced experience the country gained over the past years as well as orientations and tasks set for the time ahead in order to improve the efficiency of the Party leadership. Rapid, sustainable development is the cause pursued by the entire Party and population, he said, noting that all people have equal chances to develop, contribute to development and benefit from its outcomes. Thuong stressed the need to ensure rapid, sustainable development on the basis of ensuring the macro-economic stability and improving productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness of the economy. It is a must to closely combine economic development with cultural, social and environmental development, the readiness to cope…... [read more]

Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education (Photo: VNA) Kien Giang (VNA) – The fifth theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), themed “Rapid, sustainable development,” opened in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on August 3. In his opening remarks, Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, said the workshop is significant theoretically and practically.  It is taking place at a time when Vietnam and Laos are marking the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and 40 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, he said. Vietnam is implementing the Resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress and Laos is also materialising the Resolution of the 10th Party Congress, the official added. The two-day workshop offers an opportunity for Vietnamese and Lao scientists to exchange experience in socio-economic development, especially socialist-oriented sustainable development. [Vietnam values defence ties with Laos: Party chief] Thuong reiterated the Vietnamese Party’s viewpoints on rapid, sustainable development, and introduced experience the country gained over the past years as well as orientations and tasks set for the time ahead in order to improve the efficiency of the Party leadership. Rapid, sustainable development is the cause pursued by the entire Party…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The fifth theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), themed “Rapid, sustainable development,” opened in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on August 3. In his opening remarks, Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, stated that the workshop is significant in regards to theory and practicality. It is taking place at a time when Vietnam and Laos are marking the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and 40 years of the signing into effect the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, he stated. Vietnam is implementing the Resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress and Laos is also materialising the Resolution of the 10th Party Congress, the official commented. The two-day workshop offers the opportunity for Vietnamese and Lao scientists to exchange experience in socio-economic development, especially in the area of socialist-oriented sustainable development. Thuong reiterated the Vietnamese Party’s viewpoints on rapid, sustainable development, and introduced experiences that the country gained over the past years as well as orientations and tasks set for the time ahead in order to improve the efficiency of the Party leadership. Rapid and sustainable development is the cause pursued by the entire Party and population, he stated, noting that all people have equal chances to develop and contribute as well as benefit from its outcomes. Thuong stressed the need to ensure rapid, sustainable development on…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The fifth theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), themed “Rapid, sustainable development,” opened in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on August 3. In his opening remarks, Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, stated that the workshop is significant in regards to theory and practicality. It is taking place at a time when Vietnam and Laos are marking the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and 40 years of the signing into effect the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, he stated. Vietnam is implementing the Resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress and Laos is also materialising the Resolution of the 10th Party Congress, the official commented. The two-day workshop offers the opportunity for Vietnamese and Lao scientists to exchange experience in socio-economic development, especially in the area of socialist-oriented sustainable development. Thuong reiterated the Vietnamese Party’s viewpoints on rapid, sustainable development, and introduced experiences that the country gained over the past years as well as orientations and tasks set for the time ahead in order to improve the efficiency of the Party leadership. Rapid and sustainable development is the cause pursued by the entire Party and population, he stated, noting that all people have equal chances to develop and contribute as well as benefit from its outcomes. Thuong stressed the need to ensure rapid, sustainable development on…... [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a plan to promote dissemination work on global integration events in 2017-2020. The plan aims to popularise images of Vietnam, its culture and people at home and abroad, contributing to improving Vietnam’s stature in the international arena. It targets ministries, ministry-level agencies and those from the central to local level, socio-political-economic organisations, businesses, foreign entities operating in Vietnam, researchers, students, workers, citizens from ASEAN member states, Vietnam’s strategic partners and countries that signed free trade agreements with Vietnam. The work will focus on the Party’s policies and guidelines, State laws on global integration, Vietnam’s achievements in politics, national defence-security, socio-economy, education-training, science-technology, bilateral and multilateral cooperation with countries and international organisations. Information will be regularly disseminated via mass media such as Vietnam News Agency, Vietnam Television, Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Nhan dan newspaper, grassroots media and prestigious news websites. Between now and 2020, Vietnam will assume a number of positions such as host of APEC Year 2017, ASEAN Chair in 2020 and bid for non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021. The country is due to deliver on international commitments regarding entry to the World Trade Organisation by 2018 and embark on several free trade agreements.-VNA... [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has decided to establish the Thai Binh Economic Zone (EZ) in the northern province of Thai Binh. Under the decision, the coastal EZ will span 30 communes, one town in Thai Thuy, Tien Hai districts, and the coastal areas. They are 14 communes and town in Thai Thuy district, namely Diem Dien town, Thuy Hai, Thuy Luong, Thuy Ha, Thuy Tan, Thuy Truong, Thuy Xuan, Thuy Lien, Thai Nguyen, Thai Thuong, Thai Hoa, Thai Do, Thai Tho, Thai Xuyen and My Loc communes. The 16 others are in Tien Hai districts, namely Dong Tra, Dong Hai, Dong Long, Dong Xuyen, Dong Hoang, Dong Co, Dong Lam, Tay Giang, Tay Son, Nam Cuong, Nam Thang, Nam Thinh, Nam Thanh, Nam Hung, and Nam Phu. Covering over 30,583 hectares, the EZ includes an electricity centre; an industrial complex; a port and port logistics area; resorts and recreational areas; aquaculture areas and coastal protection forests; residential, service and administrative areas. The EZ aims to fully explore fully potential on natural condition and position in economic connectivity, trade and service; thus narrowing development gap with other regions, while attracting investment, ensuring national defence and security and preserving local marine ecosystem, historic and cultural values. Priorities will be given to the industries taking the advantages of local resources and in connection with other regional EZs, industrial parks.-VNA   ... [read more]




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