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NA officials visits General Vo Nguyen Giap

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am

NA officials visits General Vo Nguyen Giap

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

PANO – National Assembly Chairman, Nguyen Phu Trong, and Vice Chairpersons Tong Thi Phong, Nguyen Duc Kien, Huynh Ngoc Son and Uong Chu Luu, on January 5th, paid a visit to General Vo Nguyen Giap on the 65th anniversary of the Vietnam National Assembly’s first General Elections.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, who was a member of the National Assembly from the first congress to the seventh, together with other former leaders nurtured and made significant contributions to the development of the Vietnam National Assembly in the past.

The NA Chairman, on behalf of the NA Standing Committee, briefly reported NA activities, its achievements and progress in recent time and wished the General good health during the visit.

General Vo Nguyen Giap shook hands with the NA officials, expressed his joy at the development of the Vietnam National Assembly and asked them to continuously heighten the NA responsibilities and to better serve people.

Translated by Thu Nguyen  

Source: QDND

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

12th NA concludes its eighth session in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

12th NA concludes its eighth session in Hanoi

QĐND – Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

After a full month of intensive work with a democratic spirit of renewal and a high sense of responsibility, the 12th National Assembly (NA) closed its eighth session in Hanoi on November 26.  

At this session, NA members reviewed the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and the State budget for 2010, worked out a new plan for socio-economic development and the State budget for next year, carried out law making and supervisory programmes, and made decisions on important national issues.

In his closing speech, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong said the NA agreed that this year, the entire Party, people and soldiers spared no efforts to overcome every difficulty and challenge in order to fulfill the targets of socio-economic development. Most of the set targets have been reached and the national economy has recovered from recession and posted a relatively high growth rate. The State budget’s revenues have increased while social welfare continue to see improvements.

However, NA deputies admitted some weaknesses and limitations such as unsustainable growth, slow economic restructuring, poor competitiveness, high trade deficit, high budget overspending and public debts, and low investment efficiency.

In addition, inflation controls have proved ineffective. The price of essential goods is not yet under control and the gold market and the foreign exchange rates still face instabilities.

Regarding the 2011 plan for socio-economic development, NA deputies underlined the need to stabilise the economy, control inflation along with renewing the growth model and restructuring the economy, attain a higher economic growth rate than 2010, and increase the quality, efficiency and competitiveness of the national economy.

It is essential to ensure social welfare, improve people’s living standards, maintain political stability, national defense and security, and increase the efficiency of foreign affairs- related work and international integration.

The NA approved 9 draft laws and one resolution, including the Environmental Protection Tax Law, the Consumer Rights Protection Law, the Minerals Law (revised), Amendments and Supplements to some Articles in the Securities Law, the Insurance Business Law, the Law on the Election of NA and People’s Council members and a resolution on tax policy for agricultural land use.

They also held debates on 9 other draft laws, including the Independent Auditing Law, the Capital Law, the Complaints & Denunciations Law, the Measurement Law, the Anti- Human Trafficking Law, the Archives Law, the Cooperative Law (revised), and Amendments and Supplements to some Articles of the Civil Procedure Code.

The NA questioned four ministers with the participation of two deputy ministers and six other ministers who also explained related issues. The Prime Minister also directly answered queries raised by NA deputies and clarified a number of major issues relating to the government’s management and guidance.

The NA’s question and answer sessions focused on key issues of great concern to NA members and voters such as price fluctuations, the trade deficit, management and operational efficiency of groups and State corporations (the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group known as Vinashin is for example),  power supplies and safety, and the efficiency of a bauxite project in the central highlands.

Q&A sections continued to be improved, obtain practical results and were conducted in a frank, open, and constructive manner. Many NA members admitted their sectors’ weaknesses and limitations and clarified their individual responsibility.

In conclusion, NA Chairman Trong said the eighth session discussed many important issues with heart-felt opinions from NA deputies and thorough preparations of the NA and relevant agencies.

Before the closing ceremony, the NA voted for the approval of a resolution on the Dung Quat refinery project. By a 90.26 percent vote, the NA adopted a resolution on the implementation of administrative procedures relating to citizens and businesses under an overall administrative reform programme in the 2001-2010 period.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

PM answers NA deputies’ queries at the Q & A session

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm

PM answers NA deputies’ queries at the Q & A session

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:31 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung answered NA deputies’ queries at the 8th session of the 12th National Assembly on November 24.

The PM presented six major issues including the bauxite exploitation project in the central highlands, the restructuring of Vinashin and the development of the electricity sector.

Regarding the Tan Rai and Nhan Co bauxite exploitation projects, PM Dung said that during the project’s pilot phase, he directed relevant ministries, the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Group (Vinacomin) and localities to strictly implement the Party and State policies. He also directed the construction, evaluation, processing and use of bauxite ore in the 2007-2015 period.

Vinacomin is the main investor of both projects Tan Rai and Nhan Co. China Aluminum Group is the EPC contractor and will hand over the factory to Vinacomin when construction is completed in two years’ time.

PM Dung added that the exploitation of bauxite will create favourable conditions to improve soil for commercial crops and forests in the central highlands.

After the red mud incident in Hungary, the PM asked relevant ministries and agencies to supervise the project’s construction and solutions for red-mud reservoirs.

The government has also asked Vinacomin to employ foreign consultants to re-evaluate the project and perfect the design of its red-mud reservoirs. At the same time, he also directed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to send a team to conduct a survey at the red-mud spill in Hungary.

The PM said that the survey team has delivered a report which says that technological and management solutions at Tan Rai red-mud lake have been assessed as very modern and safe. He will make a decision on how to go ahead with project once environmental safety is confirmed by foreign consultants.

Regarding the Vinashin Group, the PM said, the government inspectors are urgently trying to complete a comprehensive conclusion on Vinashin. Independent auditors are checking this year’s business results and the group’s leaders are also supervising and updating the group’s financial accounts and assets, related data to ensure accuracy.

The government has also reviewed and analyzed reasons and responsibilities of related agencies and mapped out a detailed plan to create favourable conditions for Vinashin to stabilise and recover production and business activities. The government also focused on perfecting a mechanism for increasing the responsibility and efficiency of State management for state-owned enterprises to avoid such incidents as Vinashin.

As head of the government, the PM is responsible for Vinashin’s shortcomings and he is seriously considering every responsibility for clarification along with his deputies and other ministers involved.

The PM also said that it is difficult to implement a restructuring plan for Vinashin and the government needs the support and supervision of NA deputies.

To strengthen management and improve the efficiency of economic groups and state corporations, the PM will continue to improve the management mechanism for investment and the use of State capital and property to help businesses take responsibility for their activities.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

NA deputies query hot transportation issues

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm

NA deputies query hot transportation issues

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:31 (GMT+7)

National Assembly deputies on Nov. 23 queried a number of hot transportation issues related to the North-South Railway Express, infrastructure, traffic jams and the restructure of the Vietnam Shipping Industry Group (Vinashin).

Regarding the North-South Railway Express project, Transport Minister Ho Nghia Dung said his ministry would not invest in the project as the NA refused to approve earlier this year. However, he said, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s instruction, the ministry would continue studying the feasibility of the project.

“We will not study the whole route but only several sections such as a flyover railway on the third belt road connecting the centre of Hanoi to the Noi Bai Airport, and sections from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa and Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City,” he said, adding that all works are now only studying and developing project.

Dung also answered deputies’ queries on punishment to contractors that caused traffic jams and accidents during their construction process, the effectiveness of the Ho Chi Minh Highway, and plans to develop coastal roads combined with sea dyke system to cope with climate change and tides.

Regarding the near-bankrupt shipbuilder Vinashin, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung, head of a steering board to oversee Vinashin’s restructuring process, assured that it would be able to pay off its debt of 86 trillion VND (42 billion USD).

According to him, the restructure began in 2008 by withdrawing Vinashin’s investment capital and reducing its projects from 185 to 28 and focusing on only 13 projects.

He said the shipbuilder was making progress in both production and sales. It’s 28 shipbuilders have resumed operation and this year, Vinashin will build 66 vessels to earn almost 600 million USD, the Deputy PM said, affirming that the group would gross revenues of around 14 trillion VND (6.83 billion USD) and would reap benefit from 2013.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

NA adopts State budget estimates for next year

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 6:57 am

Ba Na communal house to be rebuilt

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm

NA sets high target for 2011 GDP growth

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

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 to impose environment tax on plastic bags

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

The Vietnamese National Assembly Thursday discussed the bill on environment tax that intends to impose a levy on plastic bags and several more products.

Environment activists have launched some campaigns to call on people not to use plastic bags.

The bill adds more products to the list of term affected by the tax, including petrol, coal, HCFC, plastic bags, herbicide, insecticide, bactericide… In the future the NA’s Law Committee will add more terms to the list of products affected by the law if needed.

The bill will impose VND50,000 tax (US$2,5 ) on one kg of plastic bags while NA members asked to increase higher tax on plastic bags because the use of the product needs to be put on alert, causing seriously environment pollution.

Some NA members raised concern over tax upon petrol as inflation in the country has sharply increased. They said that tax upon petrol would impact on prices of essential goods, leading to CPI increase.

Relating to tax calculating measures, the bill says that tax payment depends on quantity of tax-affected products.

In the current law, products have to be under the influence of environment fees and the fees are not enough to recover environment. As a result, environment is critically polluted by productive activities.

The law will not aim to increase the national budget but target businesses’ responsibility to environment, said Chief of NA Financial Committee Phung Quoc Hien.



Source: SGGP