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NA deputies passes resolution on completion of Dung Quat Oil Refinery

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 1:50 pm

NA deputies passes resolution on completion of Dung Quat Oil Refinery

QĐND – Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

The NA deputies passed a resolution on completion of Dung Quat oil refinery at the 8th session of the 12th National Assembly which closed in Hanoi on November 26. 

The resolution states that the Dung Quat Oil Refinery Factory Project No 1 has been basically completed and is producing initial results.

The resolution asks the government to continue with a package of measures aimed at ensuring raw materials for the factory to operate steadily in the long-run, and improving the project’s socio-economic efficiency as well as its impact on the key economic zone in the central region.

It also asks relevant agencies to ensure absolute security and safety for the factory under the legal regulations and pay due attention to training hi-tech human resources for the oil refinery industry as well as stabilizing the people’s production activities in the surrounding areas. More importantly, it is necessary to implement the audit of the whole project under the legal regulations.

The same day, NA deputies approved another resolution on the results of supervising the implementation of administrative reform in areas related to citizens and businesses under an overall programme on state administrative reform in the 2001-2010 period.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Dung Quat refinery plans 4.9 million tonnes in 2011

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

PM Dung meets New Zealand, Indian PMs, ADB leader

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm

PM Dung: effective social campaigns should be expanded

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

PM Dung: effective social campaigns should be expanded

QĐND – Monday, October 18, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

The two campaigns are politically and humanely significant and uphold the traditional mutual affection among Vietnamese people, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

PM Dung made the statement at a conference to review the 15-year and 10- year status of “All people build a cultural life in residential areas” and “Day for the Poor” campaigns opening in Hanoi on October 18.

Speaking at the conference, also attended by Ha Thi Khiet, member of the Party secretariat, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, Huynh Dam, said the “Day for the Poor” campaign has become a regular event of the VFF at all levels, with a variety of activities to help poor people all over the country.

In the meanwhile, the “All people build a cultural life in residential areas” has encouraged people to unite, uphold the democratic spirit, live and work in accordance with the Constitutions and Law, and prevent social evils since its beginning 15 years ago.

It has also greatly contributed to alleviating hunger and reducing poverty and achieving socio-economic development. Thanks to the campaign, the number of poor people nationwide decreased from 30 percent in 1999 to the current 10 percent.

As part of the campaign, a gratitude fund has mobilised as much as VND2 billion, helping to build 300,000 houses and repair 140,000 others and granting 700,000 savings books worth VND400 billion to families of social policies.

PM Dung highlighted the significance of the two campaigns, saying that they have brought into full play the country’s traditional mutual affection and raised the status of the VFF.

The two campaigns have encouraged all people to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development and helped to solve problems in residential areas nationwide, he said, adding that they have created potential for each person, each residential area and the entire country.

The government leader requested Party committees, ministries, and relevant agencies to work closely with the VFF to improve the effectiveness of the campaigns and expand the models.

He also asked people’s committees at all levels to establish a mechanism to coorporate with the VFF to continue carrying out the campaigns effectively, considering them part of the cooperation between the people’s committees and the VFF.

Mr. Dung urged the VFF to innovate the approach of the campaigns and set up a steering committee to ensure its effectiveness. He asked the VFF to build criteria for the “cultural family” and “cultural residential area” titles and hold an annual “Great National Unity” festival on November 18.

Party committees should attach greater importance to creating favourable conditions for the VFF to implement the campaigns, considering it part of their political task, the PM said.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

PM Dung welcomes US Secretary of State

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

PM Dung welcomes US Secretary of State

QĐND – Friday, July 23, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is on a Vietnam visit to attend ASEAN meetings, in Hanoi on July 22.

The Government leader welcomed Hillary Clinton’s visit on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and highly valued the results of her talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem, which discussed ways to boost bilateral relations, in both width and depth, in the fields of economics, trade, investment, education and training, and responses to climate change and rising sea levels.

PM Dung spoke highly of the US Secretary of State’s visit to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum, saying he believed that the contributions of the US and ASEAN countries’ efforts will help ensure regional security.

He also expressed thanks for the US government’s support for Vietnam in HIV/AIDS prevention.

The PM then suggested the US not impose trade barriers such as anti-dumping and anti-subsidy taxes on Vietnamese goods, assist AO/dioxin victims and help the country deal with climate change.

For her part, Hillary Clinton affirmed that President Obama had committed to raising the US-Vietnam relationship to a higher level of cooperation and dialogue with the focus on cooperation in economics, trade, investment, health, and climate change response.

She added that in late October this year, she will arrive in Hanoi to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS) and prepare for President Obama’s Vietnam visit in 2011.

Regarding the EastSea issue, the US Secretary of State said that countries should work together to ensure peace and maritime security under the international law. She expressed the support of the US for regional countries seeking a long-term solution for this issue, firstly abiding by the Joint Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).

At the reception, both host and guest agreed that the two sides should strive together to elevate their relationship to a new level of development in the spirit of equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit. All problems should be addressed through cooperation and dialogue.

Source: Vietnam+

Source: QDND

PM Dung holds meetings on the sidelines of G20 summit

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm

PM Dung holds meetings on the sidelines of G20 summit

QĐND – Sunday, June 27, 2010, 21:11 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held meetings with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on the evening of June 26 (local time) on the side lines of G20 summit in Toronto, Canada.

While meeting with Deputy PM Wayne Swan, who is head of the Australian delegation to the G20 summit, PM Dung expressed his delight at the significant progress in Vietnam-Australia relationship since the two countries agreed to develop their comprehensive partnership after Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh’s official visit to Australia in September 2009.

Mr Dung said that Australia is one of Vietnam’s leading trade and investment partners. In the first quarter of this year, the two countries’ two-way trade turnover reached more than US$1.2 billion, up 34 percent over the same period last year. The Vietnam-Australia Joint Trade and Economic Cooperation Committee has organised a meeting in Australia to draw up measures to strengthen trade and economic ties between the two countries.

The Vietnamese PM called for the early signing of an action plan to effectively boosting the two countries’ comprehensive partnership. He proposed Australia consider procedures on mutual recognition of food hygiene and safety, especially for Vietnamese seafood.

Mr Dung expressed his hope that Australia would continue to assist Vietnam in training cadres, supplying equipment and setting up a verification centre while considering the signing of agreements on recruiting Vietnamese guest workers and granting one-year visas for Vietnamese students aged between 18-31.

He also asked the two countries to complete negotiations on the signing of agreements on legal assistance, science and technology, and customs cooperation in order to foster multifaceted cooperation on both sides.

PM Dung thanked Australia for providing official development assistance (ODA) loans to Vietnam to conduct research on building Cao Lanh bridge and said he hoped that the country would continue to grant ODA for Vietnam to complete its construction.

As an ASEAN Chair, PM Dung pledged to do the best to promote ASEAN cooperation with partners, including Australia, and called for Australia’s closer cooperation and continual support for Vietnam at regional and international forums.

Australian Deputy PM Wayne Swan expressed his admiration for Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements despite the negative impact of the global financial crisis.

He was optimistic about the bright prospects for the two countries to enhance cooperation in various fields. He also promised to implement PM Dung’s proposals and showed strong determination to boost trade and economic cooperation and grant ODA for Vietnam’s infrastructure development projects.

During his meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart Meles Zenawi, PM Dung congratulated the recent election victory of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) led by Mr Zenawi.

Mr Dung said he believed that under the leadership of PM Zenawi, the Ethiopian government would gain greater achievements in its national construction and defence.

He spoke highly of Ethiopia’s role in Africa and said he hoped that Ethiopia would help Vietnam promote cooperation with Eastern African countries. In return, Vietnam will also function as a bridge linking Ethiopia to ASEAN-member nations.

PM Dung told the Ethiopian PM that Vietnam will organise an international conference on Vietnam-Africa cooperation for sustainable development in August 2010. This will provide a good opportunity for participating countries to share experiences and seek more effective measures to enhance cooperation in fields of mutual concern. High on the agenda will be food security, agricultural cooperation and poverty reduction, he noted.

Mr Dung asked Ethiopia to develop tripartite cooperation projects, particularly in the field of agriculture, and promote the exchange of business delegations in order to create a more favourable legal environment and payment methods to tighten bilateral ties.

Mr Zenawi expressed his admiration for the Vietnamese people’s past struggle against foreign aggressors, as well as their current process of national construction and development.

He affirmed that Ethiopia wants to foster its relations and cooperation with Vietnam and help the country to cooperate with African countries.

PM Meles Zenawi vowed to take an active part in the 2nd Vietnam-Africa international conference and maintain cooperation with Vietnam in fields of mutual concern, especially in agriculture.

He also accepted PM Dung’s invitation for an official visit to Vietnam. The time for the visit will be arranged via diplomatic channels.

On the morning of June 27 (local time), before attending the official welcome ceremony for the G20 summit hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, PM Dung also met with some other leaders gathering there.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Prime Minister Dung attends G20 in Toronto

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Prime Minister Dung attends G20 in Toronto

QĐND – Friday, June 25, 2010, 20:6 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, as President of ASEAN, left Hanoi for Toronto, Canada on June 25 to attend the fourth summit of the 20 major economies (G20) at the invitation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

This is the second consecutive year that ASEAN has been invited to the attend G20 summit. This shows that the international community is aware of the important role that ASEAN plays in the global economy.

Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN’s General Secretary said that like China and Russia, major economies want to have a greater say in global economic management. The participation of ASEAN in the G20 also underlines that the G20 has become a more democratic forum in which ASEAN can make an active and responsible contribution to the international community.

Over the past 40 years, ASEAN has confirmed its position as a prestigious regional organization. In economic terms, ASEAN is one of the most dynamic trade centres as it has a population of 580 million with GDP reaching US$1,500 billion and total trade valued at US$1,700 billion.

ASEAN has rapidly recovered and regained its growth despite two recent economic crises. Situated in the centre of Asia, ASEAN can help to lead the global economy out of its current economic crisis.

At the G20 summit, Vietnam, as ASEAN President in 2010, will confirm the bloc’s determination to cooperate with other countries in solving issues put forward by the international community to ensure that the global economy recovers and developing sustainably.

Nguyen Phuong Nga, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said that Vietnam, will put forward ASEAN’s viewpoints, priorities and visions of ASEAN region for solving issues related to the global economy, strengthening links between the G20 and other groupings, especially newly-emerging and developing countries.

At the summit, the G20 and ASEAN leaders will focus on discussions on restructuring the world economy. Hopes are high that ASEAN will have a greater say in the development of the international community.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

PM Dung to attend G-20 summit in Canada

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm

PM Dung to attend G-20 summit in Canada

QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will lead a Vietnamese government delegation to attend the 4th summit of the group of 20 major economies (G 20) in Toronto, Canada, on June 25-28.

Mr Dung’s participation in the meeting was made at the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper who is the co-chair of the G20, according to a communiqué released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 22.

This is the first time Vietnam, which is the incumbent Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), will attend the event.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

PM Dung pledges better conditions for US firms

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm

PM Dung pledges better conditions for US firms

QĐND – Thursday, April 15, 2010, 21:4 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has vowed to create better conditions for US companies to do business successfully and take the lead among foreign investors in Vietnam.

PM Dung made the commitment during his separate meetings with leaders of leading US groups in Washington DC on April 14, which was jointly organised by the US Chamber of Commerce and the US-ASEAN Business Council.

He said, as a developing nation with limited socio-economic infrastructure and potential domestic market, Vietnam has mobilised all resources available to develop its infrastructure, especially in transport, energy, irrigation, health care and education sectors, along with boosting its production and exports.

As a result, Vietnam successfully managed to keep inflation at 6.52 percent and record an economic growth rate of 5.32 percent in 2009, while foreign direct investment reached US$21 billion and the pledged official development assistance exceeded US$8 billion for the 2010 fiscal year, PM Dung stressed.

Regarding future development directions, the PM said Vietnam is introducing a range of strategic solutions to lay a foundation for its rapid and sustainable growth, focusing on completing market economy institutions, creating an equal competition environment for all economic sectors, facilitating production and business activities, and accelerating its international economic integration.

The country will take full advantage of all resources available to upgrade its infrastructure, develop human resources, especially high-quality personnel, promote the application of scientific and technological advances, speed up administrative reforms, and strengthen the state management capacity, he noted.

In terms of investment incentives, the Government leader stated that Vietnam will continue to improve its environment to attract more foreign investment, with priority given to hi-tech projects, support industry, human resources and infrastructure development, farm produce processing, service industries with high added value and sectors that contribute greatly to the country’s exports and help ensure social security, environmental protection and national security.

The governments of Vietnam and the US have set up a ministerial-level Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council, which serves as a forum for the two nations to discuss issues related to trade and investment policies and the implementation of commitments to the Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The two countries are now negotiating the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), the PM added.

Executives of US companies said they will continue to invest in Vietnam, particularly in information technology, finance, banking, infrastructures, education and training.

They urged the Vietnamese Government to iron out snags regarding transport systems, seaports, energy, skilled workforce, and administrative procedures to facilitate their long-term business in the country.

Despite negative impact of the global economic-financial crisis, two-way trade between Vietnam and the US reached US$15 billion in 2009, 10 times higher than 2001.

The US now has more than 500 valid projects with a combined registered capital of over US$15 billion, ranking 6th among 90 countries and territories investing in Vietnam. Last year alone, US investors registered to pour US$9.8 billion into Vietnam – the largest amount by foreign firms.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

PM Dung meets with other leaders

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

PM Dung meets with other leaders

QĐND – Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

On April 13, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had meetings with the Prime Ministers of Japan, New Zealand and Morocco and the EU President on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC.  

At the meeting with Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama, PM Dung expressed his delight at the positive developments in bilateral relations in every field and praised Japan’s support for Vietnam during the Doi Moi (Renewal) process. Mr Dung asked the Japanese Government to increase its ODA funding to help Vietnam carry out major infrastructure projects.

The Japanese PM confirmed Japan’s continued support for Vietnam in implementing large projects such as the North-South Railway project, the North-South road transport project and the Hoa Lac high-tech zone project. The two leaders agreed to strengthen the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership in line with the aspirations and interests of people from both countries.

When meeting with his New Zealand counterpart John Key, Mr Dung said the two countries should implement mechanisms for bilateral cooperation as soon as possible.

Mr Key stated that New Zealand attaches a great deal of importance to boosting its comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam and said he will visit Vietnam in the near future. PM Dung described the New Zealand PM’s coming visit as an indication of their excellent bilateral relationship after 35 years of diplomatic ties.

In his meeting with Morocco PM Abbas El Fassi, both leaders underlined the need to tap into potential areas such as tourism, agriculture and mining and encourage businesses to boost bilateral cooperation and tripartite cooperation with an other African country.

On meeting with the EU President, Herman Van Rompuy, PM Dung congratulated him on assuming an extremely important position in the EU.

Vietnam and the EU should deepen their relations in order to become a model of cooperation between a developed centre and a developing country. Vietnam welcomed the EU’s positive report on the country’s market economy status and asked the organisation to recognize its full market economy status as soon as Vietnam meets the remaining criteria while facilitating two-way trade exchanges, said Mr Dung

The EU President said the EU supports Vietnam’s effort to promote relations with the organisation towards the signing of a Partnership Cooperation Agreement (PCA) and a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Mr Herman praised Vietnam’s import role in ASEAN and expressed the hope that Vietnam and the EU will work more closely together to lift their relations to a higher level.

Prior to the Nuclear Security Summit, US Vice President Joseph Biden met with PM Nguyen Tan Dung and other leaders to discuss international issues on energy security.

Mr Dung said that Vietnam wants to use nuclear energy for national development and strongly supports disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons to create a world free of nuclear weapons.

The Nuclear Security Summit and the conference to review the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) scheduled for May will provide an excellent opportunity for countries to make specific commitments to the disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safe use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, including ensuring nuclear security, PM Dung stressed.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND