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VFF chairman visits flood victims

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm

VFF chairman visits flood victims

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

A delegation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, led by Chairman Huynh Dam, on October 22 and 23, visited the flood-hit provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh.

After working with the authorities of the two provinces, Mr. Dam visited affected families in Tung Loc and Lien Minh communes in Ha Tinh.

The VFF chairman underlined the efforts of local authorities and Vietnamese and international organisations and individuals to help victim overcome this disaster.

He also called on people across the country to continue their assistance for the central flood victims.

By October 22, the VFF had received more than VND13 billion from 260 donors and all the money has been allocated to flood-hit regions.

In addition, VND22 billion has been sent to the region by 24 provinces and cities across, said a VFF report.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

NA Chairman hails UK ambassador’s contributions

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

NA Chairman hails UK ambassador’s contributions

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:4 (GMT+7)

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong received outgoing UK Ambassador to Vietnam Mark Kent in Hanoi on October 23.

NA Chairman Trong applauded major contributions of the UK ambassador to boosting the two countries’ relations in the fields of politics, economics, education and tourism as well as the two nations’ legislative ties. He said projects launched by the UK have helped increase the capacity of the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Office and other NA’s agencies.

The Vietnamese top legislator expressed his wishes that cooperative ties between the two legislative bodies would continue developing in the future.

Chairman Trong also expressed his belief that in the new position, the UK ambassador would make more contributions to the friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

For his part, Ambassador Mark Kent said he considers his tenure in Vietnam a milestone in his diplomatic cause, during which he had chances to visit many cities and provinces across the country.

He is pleased with multi-faceted friendship and cooperation between the two countries and wishes that the bilateral ties would further develop in the future.

Source: VNA, photo: VOV


Source: QDND

NA Chairman encourages press contributions

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

NA Chairman encourages press contributions

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

With its capacity and strength the press must be a leading force in promoting patriotism and solidarity, fully tapping its potential, intellect and creativity to translate the goal of turning Vietnam into a modern and industrial country by 2020.

In his speech delivered at the 9th Congress of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) for the 2010-2015 period in Hanoi on August 12, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed that the Party and the State have always supported and created favourable conditions for press development and for journalists to promote their creativity, social responsibility and civil obligation in serving the country.

Chairman Trong, who is a Party politburo member, said that as for the people, the press needs to exert efforts to raise people’s cultural standards, create a high degree of consensus in society and encourage greater national solidarity.

The press must also encourage people from all walks of life to participate in the implementation of the country’s renewal process, accelerating industrialisation and modernisation for a strong country with rich people and an equal, democratic and civilised society.

He praised and thanked the great contributions made by the press and the VJA to national construction and defence.

Apart from reviewing operations and praising achievements and contributions, pointing out weaknesses and discussing measures to enhance the role and position of the association in the upcoming tenure, the VJA’s 9th Congress, which saw the attendance of nearly 18,000 members nationwide, passed the revised VJA regulations in line with the operation of the press and the association for the 2010-2015 period.

Journalist Dinh The Huynh, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan newspaper, re-elected as chairman

The congress also adopted its resolution, focusing on continued implementation of the Party Central Committee’s Resolution on ideology, theory and press, enhancement of measures and new methods in training and raising revolutionary skills and socio-political awareness, and improvement of professional skills among members.

The VJA’s resolution also focuses on effective involvement in press management, protection of rights and legal benefits for members, acceleration of cultural and sporting activities and the expansion of external activities and international cooperation for the association.

The congress elected a 51-member executive board, with journalist Dinh The Huynh, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan newspaper, re-elected as chairman.

Four vice chairmen are Ta Ngoc Tan, Editor-in-Chief of the Communist Magazine, Pham Quoc Toan, vice chairman of the 8th congress of VJA, Ha Minh Hue, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency, and Ma Dieu Cuong, Deputy General Director of Ho Chi Minh Television.

As of December, 2009 there were 706 print press agencies (178 newspapers and 528 magazines), a national news agency, two national radio and television stations, 64 local radio and television stations, 37 online newspapers and 160 media websites.

Source: VNA/Vietnam+

Source: QDND

Prudential chairman says no heads will roll over AIA

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

LONDON, June 4, 2010 (AFP) – Prudential chairman Harvey McGrath said in an interview on Friday that no heads would roll at the British insurer after it abandoned an ambitious takeover of AIG’s Asian unit AIA.

“The board is completely behind the management team. No one has offered to resign and no one has been asked to resign,” McGrath told the Financial Times.

The aborted takeover had been masterminded by Prudential chief executive Tidjane Thiam and many commentators said his career had been badly tarnished.

“There are a couple of shareholders calling for change, but they are outliers. The vast majority of our biggest investors are saying they don’t want to see change at the top,” McGrath added.

“They are supportive of management and of Tidjane, who they have seen as (chief financial officer) help to drive the performance of the group.”

Prudential’s decision on Wednesday to abandon the takeover came after AIG refused to cut the price tag from 35.5 billion dollars (29 billion euros) to nearer 30 billion dollars.

McGrath said the top team at Prudential was “quite devastated” when it heard AIG had rejected the renegotiated price. “But we were not worried at all about our positions,” he said.

Thiam, who became chief executive in October 2009, was formerly Prudential’s financial chief.

He told the Financial Times: “It is a clever thing to try and connect my inability to seal a 35-billion-dollar deal with my broad ability to run a company, but it is a fallacy.

“To say I’m inexperienced in running a 35-billion-dollar transaction, that’s true. Not many have experience of running a 35-billion-dollar transaction.”

The collapsed AIA deal cost Prudential around 450 million pounds (540 million euros, 660 million dollars).

McGrath said: “This was an ‘in-strategy’ transaction and was an acceleration of the focus on growing the business in Asia.

“Just because this transaction … did not work — or failed if you want to say that — it doesn’t mean that the underlying strategy has a problem.

“The board understand that and are behind the strategy and were behind the transaction.”

Despite the collapse of the AIA deal, Thiam had stressed earlier this week that Prudential would maintain a strong focus on growing its business in Asia.

He also said the group’s existing Asian business had helped it deliver a “record performance” in the first quarter of 2010.

The acquisition of AIA would have doubled the size of Prudential and transformed it into the world’s top non-Chinese insurer by market capitalisation, ahead of major competitors Allianz and AXA.

Sales in Asia make up half of Prudential’s new contracts across a number of countries including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The company also has a strong presence in Britain and the United States.

Source: SGGP

NA chairman receives Palestinian President

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 am

NA Chairman receives French friend

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

NA Chairman receives French friend

QĐND – Saturday, May 15, 2010, 21:20 (GMT+7)

Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Phu Trong received Raymond Aubrac, former member of the French parliament and a close friend of President Ho Chi Minh, in Hanoi on May 14.

Raymond Aubrac, 96, expressed his pleasure to return and witness changes in Vietnam, particularly his attendance of the international seminar on Ho Chi Minh’s heritages on the occasion of 120 th birthday of the president.

Raymond Aubrac also expressed his admiration and sentiment to the President, saying that the great man led the Vietnamese people to defeat the French colonialists and the American imperialists while in the two countries, progressive people still supported him as well as his country. That was a unusual case in history, he said.

He highlighted Ho Chi Minh’s heritages, describing them as treasures of the Vietnamese people.

Chairman Trong agreed with assessment by Raymond Aubrac and foreign scientists, saying that President Ho Chi Minh’s valuable heritages are his thoughts, style and moral.

Chairman Trong recalled a series of deep memories on a companionship between Raymond Aubrac and President Ho Chi Minh.

Raymond Aubrac, a French hero during the struggle against German fascism, is on a visit to Vietnam to attend activities to mark 35 th anniversary of liberation of South Vietnam and 120 th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Prime rate mechanism still needed: NA deputy chairman

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2010 at 8:36 am

The question of maintaining or lifting the central bank’s prime rate mechanism dominated discussions on the first day of the 31st National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee session in Hanoi on Thursday, May 6.

At the Viet A Bank counter. At the 31st session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee that started in Hanoi on May 6, NA deputy chairman Nguyen Duc Kien said the prime rate should not be removed since it is an instrument to moderate the monetary market.

The discussions centered around amendments to the laws governing the State Bank of Vietnam and Credit Institutions.

Some deputies said that the prime rate should not be maintained, arguing that that the SBV can control the monetary market by using other financial instruments, including rediscount interest rate or recapitalization interest rate, while credit organizations issue loans based on negotiable lending rates.

Only in case of sudden fluctuations in the monetary market can the central bank interfere and impose caps on lending rates, they said.

Meanwhile, some other deputies wanted the prime rate to be maintained as an instrument to ensure that “the State manages the monetary market” and to form “a basis for implementation of monetary-related regulations of the Civil Code and other legal regulations.”

Ha Van Hien, chairman of the NA Economics Committee, said: “It is not advisable to apply a common lending rate for both banking transactions and civil deals, since they are quite different in nature.”

The prime rate should apply only for civil deals and banks and credit organizations should be allowed to lend based on negotiable interest rates, he said.

Phung Quoc Hien disagreed, saying that it is unfair to apply the prime rate only for civil deals. “There is no reason why only banks are allowed to lend at high interest rates,” he said.

Disagreeing with removal of the prime rate, Tran The Vuong, head of the NA People’s Aspiration Committee, said if such a removal is made, the Civil Code’s provisions that ban usury must be amended.

All lending activities, no matter that they are carried out by banks or individuals, are civil deals, he said, emphasizing that the prime rate is an instrument that is designed to prevent usury.    

Of the same view, Le Thi Thu Ba, chairwoman of the NA Justice Committee, said: “If the prime rate is removed, borrowers cannot afford loans at high interest rates and in case they have no other choice but to take very costly loans, they are unlikely to have the ability to repay lenders.”

After considering all opinions related to prime rate issue, NA deputy chairman Nguyen Duc Kien concluded that the prime rate should not be removed, since it is an instrument to moderate the monetary market.

“In the future, the prime rate should consist of a group of interest rates, not a single rate as at present,” he added.

The meeting also discussed some amendments to the Law on Credit Institutions.

One of the amendments related to the regulation that says, “All organizations or legal person that are not credit institutions are banned from carrying out banking transactions.” The suggested change would turn it into: “Except securities companies, all organizations or legal person that are not credit institutions are banned from carrying out banking transactions.”

The reason for the proposed change is that securities companies are engaged in some banking transactions, such as accepting deposits, and such transactions are provided for in the Law on Securities.

Source: SGGP

NA Chairman meets voters in Ba Dinh district

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

NA Chairman meets voters in Ba Dinh district

QĐND – Monday, May 03, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)


On May 3, a National Assembly (NA) delegation led by Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong met voters in Ba Dinh district to inform them of the content of the 7th session of the 12th NA and collect their opinions.

The seventh session of the 12th NA legislature is scheduled to open on May 20 for more than one month, during which the NA deputies will discuss and finalise many important issues related to legislature and supervision.

Voters praised the NA’s efforts to renew its operations and enhance its role in boosting national development. They expressed their wish that the NA will continue to strictly control issues such as corruption, superstition, ineffective capital construction investment and rising prices.

NA Chairman Trong acknowledged voters’ opinions which will be submitted to the NA in the upcoming session and confirmed that the NA would perform its supervisory role in a more effective and practical manner.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

NA Chairman calls for traditional culture preservation

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong has ordered all ministries, agencies and authorities nationwide to work hard on improving the sense of responsibility towards preservation and promotion of cultural values, tangible and intangible alike, of the nation.

NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong talks with virtuosos of Bac Ninh’s Quan Ho in the festival 

Mr. Trong made the statement at the Bac Ninh Festival 2010 that opened at the Kinh Bac Cultural Centre of Bac Ninh city on the evening of April 17.

The highlights of the festival included a grand ceremony to receive UNESCO’s certificates recognising Bac Ninh’s Quan Ho (love duets) and Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) as intangible cultural heritage of humanity and a 15-minute fireworks display.

Katherine Muller Marin, Head of the UNESCO office in Hanoi , handed the certificates over to Nguyen Cong Ngo, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council.

Addressing the ceremony, Chairman Trong highlighted that surviving through many hundreds years, Quan ho is a cultural activity showing the mind, intelligence and characters of Bac Ninh people.

With UNESCO’s recognition, he added, Quan Ho has become a common asset that needs to be preserved and developed in line with the international conventions.

Chairman Trong also took the occasion to present gifts to 44 Quan ho artists, who were just granted artisan title by the Bac Ninh provincial People’s Committee.

An incense offering ceremony at Den Do Temple, a trade and tourism exhibition displaying the province’s socio-economic achievements and tourism potential, a love duet singing contest, a water puppet show and other cultural events were also held as part of the festival

Source: SGGP

NA Chairman receives senior Chinese legislator

In Politics-Society on March 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

NA Chairman receives senior Chinese legislator

QĐND – Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The legislative bodies of Vietnam and China should maintain regular exchanges of visits to promote bilateral friendship and cooperation, says National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong.  

The agreement was shared at a meeting in Hanoi on March 23 between Chairman Trong and Yan Junqi, Vice Chairwoman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, who is visiting Vietnam.

Mr Trong welcomed Ms Yan’s visit as it is taking place at a time when the two countries are carrying out various activities to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

He noted that the strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China has developed strongly in all areas under the motto of “friendly neighbourliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-term stability and future-oriented vision”, and in the spirit of “Good neighbours, good friends, good comrades and good partners.”

Mr Trong spoke highly of China’s tremendous achievements in implementing its reform and open-door policy and said its development experience is valuable to Vietnam.

The Vietnam National Assembly is making every effort to increase its operational efficiency in legislation, supervision and decision-making in order to successfully build a law-governed socialist State and promote democracy, said Mr Trong.

Ms Yan affirmed that China attaches great importance to developing relations with Vietnam, which were founded by late presidents Mao Zedong of China and Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam. 

As the two countries have many things in common and are both carrying out the open-door policy, they can learn from each other’s development experience, she said.

She echoed Mr Trong saying the two legislative bodies should increase regular exchanges of visits and cooperation, especially in legislation and supervision.

The same day, Ms Yan laid a wreath at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and visited several historical and cultural relics in Hanoi.   

Source: VOV


Source: QDND