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National Assembly elections scheduled for May 22

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:08 am

National Assembly elections scheduled for May 22

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:29 (GMT+7)

The election of the 13th National Assembly and for People’s Councils at all levels for the 2011-16 term will be held on May 22 of this year.

A majority of members of the National Assembly Standing Committee approved the date at a session of the NA Standing Committee in Hanoi on Jan. 6.

As planned, the NA Standing Committee will promulgate a resolution of the date for the national polls on January 21.

The NA Standing Committee also agreed on the establishment of an election council, which will comprise 21 people including the NA chairman who will be the council president. It will also include deputy chairmen from the Office of the President, the Government Office, the National Assembly, committees, organisations and central associations.

NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, who chaired the session, asked relevant offices to implement tasks necessary to ensuring the process runs as scheduled.

Source: VNA

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National Assembly to strengthen its supervisory ability

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:29 am

National Assembly and the 12th Standing Committee held a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on December 6. It was decided to collect opinions and to review their work during the year.

Mr. Tran Dinh Dan, director of the Office of the National Assembly said, “Legislative work of the 12th Standing Committee of the National Assembly is still limit. The decree-law is not feasible and the National Assembly’s supervision has not been met the people’s expectation and life requirement”.

He also went on to say, “The National Assembly needs its own acting mechanism for members and needs to strengthen their supervisory ability. Likewise, the Government should not fix the age limit of elected members of the National Assembly, but to focus more on its own prestige”.

In conclusion, it was decided that the Party leadership should be changed to create more advantages for the National Assembly and to implement its own authority and responsibility.

Source: SGGP

INTERPOL’s 80th General Assembly to be held in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 1:51 am

Catholic bishops convene 11th assembly

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:53 am

Catholic bishops convene 11th assembly

QĐND – Monday, October 11, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Episcopal Council (VEC) convened the 11th assembly at the Pastoral Centre in Ho Chi Minh City from October 4-8.

Thirty three archbishops and bishops, representing for 26 dioceses nationwide, attended the assembly, which also saw the presence of representatives from the Religious Committees of the Government and HCM City. 

Addressing the meeting, Archbishop Nguyen Van Nhon, VEC President, highlighted the significance of the assembly, which coincided with the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the two first vicariates – Dang Ngoai (Tonkin) and Dang Trong (Cochinchine), the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Catholic Hierarchy, and the 30th anniversary of the Common Letter issued by the VEC in 1980. 

The assembly elected an executive council, head by the Hanoi Archbishop, VEC President Nguyen Van Nhon.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

National Assembly reviews execution methods

In Uncategorized on May 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Food safety law misses several marks, National Assembly reps say

In policies on October 18, 2009 at 2:59 am

Food safety law misses several marks, National Assembly reps say

QĐND – Saturday, October 17, 2009, 19:24 (GMT+7)

A new draft law on food safety fails to delegate specific responsibilities and neglects street food and functional foods, a National Assembly representatives said at a meeting Friday in Hanoi.

Truong Thi Mai, chairwoman of the Social Affairs Committee, said the draft stated many times that “specialized ministries” would be responsible for certain sections, without specifically delegating the duty.

“People need to know exactly who’s in charge,” she said.

Mai said the draft, written by the Ministry of Health, still failed to address the fact that many food producers were advertising functional foods as medicines.

Functional foods are broadly defined as food products that have specific health benefits outside of simply supplying nutrients.

Dang Vu Minh, chairman of the Science, Technology and Environment Committee, agreed with Mai by saying that the draft should better regulate the production, sale and import of functional foods.

He said the draft also failed to make local governments responsible for street foods.

Minh and Le Thi Thu Ba, head of the Justice Committee, agreed with a clause in the draft that suggests grouping health officials into inspection teams specializing in food safety.

The Science, Technology and Environment Committee said the draft should guarantee tight management throughout the entire food process.

It said that from the food’s manufacture to its distribution and consumption, the fewest number of agencies and officials possible should be involved.

Vietnam spent VND329 billion (US$18.4 million) during the 2004-2008 period managing food safety, an equivalent of VND780 per capita a year, according to figures from the government.

The expenditure matched one 19th of Thailand’s and one 136th of that in the US.

Source: TN

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Construction of new National Assembly building starts

In Politics-Society on October 13, 2009 at 3:02 am

Construction of new National Assembly building starts

QĐND – Monday, October 12, 2009, 21:14 (GMT+7)

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the Ba Dinh Hall in Hanoi on October 12 to start the construction of a new National Assembly building, which will be the headquarters of the top legislative agency.

Present at the ceremony were Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Prime Ministers Truong Vinh Trong and Hoang Trung Hai, Deputy Chairmen of the National Assembly Nguyen Duc Kien and Uong Chu Luu, and leaders of various ministries and central agencies.

PM Dung stressed on the need to implement the construction regulations and ensure the progress and quality of the project designed by the German architects GMP, which won first prize in recent design contest.

The new building will have seven floors, including two basements and a tunnel linked to the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2012 at an estimated cost of VND4,797 billion.

Source: VOV

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National Assembly adjourns 4th session

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2008 at 10:23 am

Ha Noi — The fourth session of the 12th National Assembly drew to a close in Ha Noi on Saturday after a 26-day sitting.

Addressing the closing day, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong called for continued reform and improvement of legislative oversight by the assembly and its offices.

Trong asked the NA Standing Committee, the Council for Nationalities and various NA committees to co-ordinate closely with relevant agencies to implement the resolution on lawmaking for 2009, and to work to overcome shortcomings encountered in 2008.

Before concluding the session, deputies passed four resolutions, including one on a pilot plan for terminating the People’s Councils of districts, precincts and wards, and another on the lawmaking programme for 2009 and a supplement to the programme of the 12th National Assembly (2007-11). Other resolutions concerned legislative oversight and question-and-answer sessions in the recently concluded session.

Regarding Q&A sessions, the assembly resolved that cabinet members who had participated in Q&A sessions must take specific measures to follow up on responses to questions and report back to the NA on the results of those measures.

The resolution also assigned the Standing Committee to select topics for and arrange Q&A sessions on a number of additional issues that could not be addressed in the lately concluded session. —

New bio-diversity law goes through National Assembly

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly passed a law on bio-diversity on Nov. 13, encouraging different approaches to investment and the application of scientific advances and local knowledge to ensure bio-diversity sustainability.

The newly-approved law offers numerous stimuli, including preferential tax and investment policies and mandates to collect tourism fees as well as a range of benefits for any individuals or institutions who take part in bio-diversity conservation.

Legislators said the new law runs in accordance with international conventions which Vietnam subscribes to and brings it up-to-date with both national and global environmental developments.

The law gives top priorities to the conservation of specific natural eco-systems and endangered species whilst strictly controlling access to genetic sources in order to ensure biological security.

The new law imposes a full ban on the poaching of wildlife as well as any other action that poses a threat to the eco-system in areas designated for natural conservation.

“The cultivation and culture of hybrid species that cause harm to natural conservation parks are strictly banned,” said the law.

Numerous articles are dedicated to international cooperation in the field with the Greater Mekong Sub-Region and East Sea region prioritised for the signing and implementation of programmes of cooperation in bio-diversity conservation.

Schemes to protect migratory species and the bio-diversity corridor in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as other countries sharing a common interest in biology also take priority for the country’s international cooperation programmes.

Recent surveys conducted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment revealed that national bio-diversity is concentrated in original forests, wetlands and mountainous areas, particularly limestone hills, and sea and island ecologies.

Vietnam ranks among the top 15 countries in the world for its number of animal species, and makes the global top 20 for bird species and is included in the top 30 for the number of plant and amphibian species that are threatened with extinction.

Efforts are being made to implement the Governmental strategy on natural reserves until 2010 to cope with a degradation of bio-diversity as a result of climate change.

The country now boasts 126 natural reserves covering a total of 2.5 million ha of land, making up 7.6 percent of the national landmass area.

The 9 chapter-85 article law regarding bio-diversity will come into force on July 1, 2009.-