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President Triet commends southern provinces

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

President Triet commends southern provinces

QĐND – Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:12 (GMT+7)

President Nguyen Minh Triet, who is also Party Politburo member, has commended the Party’s Committees and people of six southern provinces on their important achievements in socio-cultural development, education, health care, security-defence, Party building work and other fields.

President Triet made the appraisals during working sessions between the Politburo and Secretariat of the Party Central Committee and the provinces of Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc in Hanoi on August 14, 16 and 17. 

The people’s lives continue to improve together with a drop in the number of poor households, he said, adding that their GDP growth has surpassed the set targets, with a higher proportion of industries and services and a greater focus on staples of high economic value. 

All investment sources have been mobilized to develop sea tourism, services, industries and the border economy to full advantage, he said. 

President Triet highlighted the six provinces’ efforts to draft documents and personnel schemes prepared for the provincial Party Congresses in the 2010-2015 term. 

Despite certain difficulties, the rates of female, young and ethnic cadres in the congresses have been ensured, he said. 

The President also asked the Party’s Committees to increase their leadership capability, bring into play Party members’ exemplary roles and expand the movement “Study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” with the aim of consolidating the people’s confidence in the Party leadership. 

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

UN commends Vietnam for further strengthening road safety

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm

UN commends Vietnam for further strengthening road safety

QĐND – Thursday, May 20, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – The UN today, May 20th, praised the Government of Vietnam for their continued attention to strengthening road safety.

Taking effect today, Government Decree 34 addresses many important road safety issues including the requirement that children from six years of age wear helmets whenever they travel on a motorcycle.

With an estimated 4,000 children tragically killed and many thousands more serious injured each year, the vast majority of them related to travel on motorcycles, road traffic injuries are a leading cause of death and disability of Vietnamese children.

This change in legislation comes about despite the misguided belief of many parents that wearing a helmet can increase the risk of injuries to the child’s neck.

“Parents must understand that there is no evidence to support rumors that helmet wearing is dangerous for children’s necks” said Dr Jean-Marc Olivé, WHO Representative in Vietnam. “On the contrary, wearing a high-quality, properly strapped helmet is in fact the single most effective way of reducing head injuries and fatalities from motorcycle and bicycle crashes,” Dr. Olivé added.

National hospital statistics from the Ministry of Health indicate that since the national helmet law took effect in 2007, more than 6,800 children under the age of 15 have been hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries resulting from road traffic crashes. 

“Much of this needless suffering could have been avoided had parents insisted that their children correctly wear a quality helmet whenever they travelled on a motorcycle” said Jesper Morch, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative to Vietnam.

Parents and adults must be role models to all children and always wear helmets themselves.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children. Helmets for children are widely available and have been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury.” added Mr Morch.  “Under this new legislation, if a child is not correctly wearing a helmet then the adult who is carrying them will be fined VND 100,000-200,000.”

Vietnam is one of only three countries in the world where helmet standards have been developed specially with the requirements of children in mind. This should provide parents with confidence that it is both suitable and appropriate for children to wear a helmet each and every time they travel on a motorcycle.

 “We congratulate the Government on closing this last major loophole in the already successful national helmet legislation” “We are confident that this new legislation, when thoroughly and stringently enforced will boost the number of Vietnamese children wearing helmets in turn making their daily experiences on Vietnam’s roads safer”.  Dr Olivé added.

Mai Huong

Source: QDND