The 12th session of the Anti-Corruption Central Steering Board; Trinh Xuan Thanh, ex-Chairman of the PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC), has given himself up after one year on the run; Tram Be has been taken into custody and 24 others have been prosecuted; 17 people have been killed and are missing in the terrible flash floods in Son La and Yen Bai provinces; the Cuu Long River Delta expects a “safer” flood season and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds a meeting judging t
General Secretary meets with Anti-corruption Central Steering Board
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong chaired the 12th session of the Anti-corruption Central Steering Board in Hanoi on July 31, 2017.
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
The General Secretary laid stress on the results of the Board’s activities in the past 6 months, including the examinations and conclusions of the wrongdoings and violations of the law, at the same time, organizations and individuals that have committed mistakes and violations have been strictly treated and disciplined.
On the other hand, the General Secretary also said that attention should be paid to 7 groups of tasks in the anti-corruption work in the year-end months. He also commended the Public Security Ministry’s Party Committee, the Government Investigation Committee and other related agencies for their good coordination in boosting the investigation and prosecution of complicated corruption and economic cases, thus helping create positive development in the anti-corruption work.
The Steering Board has set up 8 missions to examine and supervise the investigation, prosecution and judgment of complicated economic and corruption cases in 20 provinces and cities nationwide with the aim of fighting to push back the corruption and internal degradation, “self-evolution’ and “self-transformation”./.
Trinh Xuan Thanh gives himself up after one year on the run
Trinh Xuan Thanh on July 31, 2017 gave himself up to the police after one year on the run, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Trinh Xuan Thanh (Illutraition on the internet)
Earlier on September 2016, the Investigation Agency of the Ministry of Public Security prosecuted the accused and ordered Thanh arrested for his crime of doing things against the regulations of the State on economic management, causing serious consequences.
Before taking office as the Vice-Chairman of the Hau Giang Provincial People’s Committee, Trinh Xuan Thanh used to lead some enterprises with a lot of scandals.
According to the conclusion of the Central Investigation Committee, Trinh Xuan Thanh and the main group of PVC officials lacked responsibility, slacken leadership, examination and supervision and do things against the State’s stipulations concerning economic management, causing the loss of VND 3,300 billion (in the 2011-2013 stage). And Trinh Xuan Thanh was held responsible for the losses of the PVC.
Relating to the Trinh Xuan Thanh case, the Ministry of Public Security has decided to prosecute 5 accused people for having committed embezzlement of public property./.
Tram Be and 16 other accused people are arrested
On August 1, 2017, the Ministry of Public Security officially announced that Tram Be has been arrested and put into custody and 24 others have been prosecuted, 16 of whom have been put into custody for having done things against the stipulations of the State for economic management, causing serious consequences
The accused Tram Ba (left) and the accused Phan Huy Khang
On July 31, the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam ratified the Decision and the Order of the Investigation Agency of the Ministry of Public Security on the accused Tram Be, born in 1959, ex-Deputy President of the Management Board cum President of Credit Council of Sacombank and the accused Phan Huy Khang, born in 1973, ex-General Director of Sacombank.
On August 1, the Investigation Agency of the Ministry of Public Security started the examination and search at the residences of Tram Be and Phan Huy Khang for further investigation./.
Vietnam condemns China for building a cinema house on Phu Lam Island (internationally called Woody Island)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam has lodged protest against China for continuing its illegal activities in Hoang Sa Archipoelago.
Phu Lam Island of Vietnam in Hoang Sa Archipelago has been illegally occupied by China
That China has built and put to use the cinema house on Phu Lam Island belonging to Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago has violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa archipelago and international law, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang stressed.
Vietnam has got all legal foundations and historical evidences to affirm its sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos. That China has built the cinema house on Phu Lam Island cannot change Vietnam’s sovereignty over these two archipelagos.
“Vietnam protests and demands China not to repeat its similar action” – Ms Hang further stressed.
China had used force to occupy Hoang Sa archipelago of Vietnam in 1974 and in July 2012, it set up the office on Phu Lam Island in an attempt to acquire the archipelagos on the East Sea, including Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos./.
Flash floods kill 17 people in Son La and Yen Bai
Heavy rains and flash floods in Muong La District, Son La Province swept away 10 people, five of them were dead and five other are still missing. 30 houses have also been swept away.
Flash flood in Mu Cang Chai township, Yen Bai Province
Heavy rain continues to happen on a large area and So La Province has mobilized a large force, including hundreds of officials, army men, policemen and locals, to remove urgently the households living around the stream areas to safer places.
In Yen Bai Province, due to heavy, prolonged rains, on August 3, a terrible flash flood happened in Mu Cang Chai township, Mu Cang Chai District. According to initial figure, 7 people are still missing, 17 houses have been buried in rocks and mud. Now a lot of sections of all the traffic roads in Mu Cang Chai have been destroyed and there are a lot of sinkholes, causing difficulties to vehicles on the roads./.
Cuu Long River Delta expects a “good” flood season
It is forecast that big floods will appear as compared to 2011 and it is assesses as a “good” flood season, hoping to bring about great quantity of fisheries for the Delta.
Luu Van Ninh, Director of An Giang Hydrometeorology Observatory
At present the water level is rising due to the rains and floods from upstream. The water level in Tan Chau at this time is 2.63 meters and Chau Doc, 2.27 meters. It is predicted that flash flood will come earlier than recent years, but it is still below the emergency level.
According to Luu Van Ninh, Director of An Giang Hydrometeorology Observatory, the development of flash floods are being closely followed and frequently updated daily. The dike system has been controlled to ensure the safety for the people and protect rice fields.
Local people and administration are trying to strengthen the dike system to protects rice fields
Due to the extreme weather conditions, possibly flash floods can come earlier than usual. In the downstream area in Cho Moi and Long Xuyen City, due to the influence of upstream flash floods and tidal waves, this area could have emergency level 3, Luu Van Ninh said, further stressed that however, profits could come from flash floods. It is forecast that there will be “good” flash floods this year, thus bringing in a great quantity of fisheries for the upstream Cuu Long River Delta.
According to assessments, this year’s flash flood will the “good” one, bringing in a great quantity of fisheries
On the other hand, flash flood will bring along alluvial soil for the region, washing away all diseases and epidemics for plants and giving more fertility to agricultural production./.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds meeting to judge results of 2017 High School examinations
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assesses at a regular meeting of the Government on August 3 that the organization of the 2017 High School and University examinations has obtained good results. He highly appreciated the examinations’ encouraging results this year.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at Government’s regular meeting
The Prime Minister is pleased at the results in implementing the social security policy. He also mentioned the fact that there is not any complaint about this year’s examinations from parents and localities.
He also commended the remarkable achievements recorded by the national selected teams for the International Olympiads in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology./.
Following are the 13 valedictorians nationwide who have got absolute 30 points for 3 subjects:
Thanh Hoa province takes the lead with 3 valedictorians:
1/ Nguyen Hai Dang from Quang Xuong District: He’s got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology
2/ Le Huu Hieu from Yen Dinh District: He’s got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
3/ Le Hong Nga from Thieu Hoa District: She’s got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have two valedictorians each:
4/ Nguyen Thi Phuong Lien from Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi: She’s got 30 points in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
5/ Le Thanh Lam from the gifted students’ high school under Hanoi Teachers’ Training University: He’s got 30 points in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Ho Chi Minh City:
6/ Pham Huu Triet from the gifted students’ high school under Ho Chi Minh City National University: He’s got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
7/ Nguyen Trung Duy Anh has got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
And the remaining valedictorians are from the following provinces and cities:
8/ Nguyen Quang Dung from Ha Tinh Province has got 30 points in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
9/ Ho Phi Khanh from Hoang Mai provincial city, Nghe An Province has got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
10/ Le Van Trong from Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
11/ Hoang Huy Thong from Dak Lak Province has got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
12/ Huynh Hoang Huy from Vinh Long Province has got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology.
13/ Dao Ngoc Minh Huy from Da Nang City has got 30 points in mathematics, chemistry and biology./.