People are jubilant about the New Year 2018 and the Government has issued Resolution 01 right from the first day of the New Year, manifesting the spirit of determination for action right on the first day, first month are the most prominent information of the week.
Jubilantly welcoming New Year 2018
In an interview on the occasion of the New Year 2018, President Tran Dai Quang said: “Our country is still in a lot of difficulties, but with the recorded great achievements, the position and strength, aggregate strength and the country’s every better international prestige, important premises have been created to continue to implement successfully the goals and tasks mapped out by the 12th Party Congress.
Thousands of people flock to Nguyen Hue Road, Ho Chi Minh City, to welcome the eve of the New Year 2018
I believe that with the new zeal, let people from the plain to the mountain, at home and abroad, display the patriotic spirit to the highest, the will of self-support, the strength of great national unity and millions as one man strive to take the country to the fast, sustainable development and to defend solidly the Fatherland of socialist Vietnam.
On the morning of January 1, 2018, Da Nang Port organized a ceremony to receive the first tons of goods on the New Year and launch two new piers at Tien Sa Port. In 2017, Da Nang Port received over 8 million tons of goods, a y.o.y 11% increase, becoming the number one port in Central Vietnam.
At present Da Nang Port receives 24 container ships every week, among them are such big names as Wanhai, Maersk Lines, Evergreen, MSC, SITC and Yangming.
Determination to act right on first day of New Year
Right from the first day of the New Year 2018, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed Resolution 01, expressing the spirit of determination for action right from the first day, the first month of the New Year.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signs Resolution 01 on the tasks and solution to carry out the plan on social and economic development right on the first day of the New Year 2018
Resolution 01 on the main tasks and solutions to carry out the Plan on social and economic development and the State Budget Estimate 2018 have been formulated right on the first days of the New Year under close watch of the Prime Minister.
Resolution 01 works out 9 groups of big tasks and solutions and 242 concrete tasks with the agencies taking charge of and agencies coordinating with and the deadline for completion of the tasks.
10 days from the issuance of the Resolution, all ministries, sectors and localities concerned shall have work out the programs and plans of action which will be forwarded to the Ministry of Planning and Investment to make a report to the Government right at the first monthly meeting of the Government in 2018.
2018 shall have to be the hinge year to change the growth quality, thus creating a turning point to meet the expectation put forth by the 12th Party Congress og improving labor productivity and enhancing competitiveness of the economy./.
Press Award in combat corruption
A National Press Award ceremony themed “Press in Fight against Corruption, Waste” was organized in Hanoi on January 2, 2018 by the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in coordination with the Vietnam Journalists’ Association.
President Tran Dai Quang, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh presents Prize A to groups of authors of Nhan Dan newspaper and author Nguyen Hoa Van, the Journalist Magazine
Speaking at the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang laid stress on the role of the press and the journalists in the combat against corruption and waste. He also proposed that the role of the press should be promoted further, especially the respect of objectivity, honesty and professionalism; it is necessary to coordinate the fight with debate against the wrong viewpoints just to foil any scheme and action of the hostile and reactionary forces which take advantage of the fight against corruption and waste to carry out acts of sabotage against the Party and the State.
The National Press Award of the kind was launched on January 4, 2017 as instructed by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong with a view to concretizing the Action Program of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in implementing the Resolution of the 4th Plenum of the Party, 12th tenure.
The article “A Major Surgery of Billion-dong Tumor” by a group of authors from Nhan Dan Daily and series of article titled “Combat against “Bribery” – A success” by Nguyen Van Hoa won Prize A./.
Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is highest in 3 months
According to Nikkei report, the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in the production area of Vietnam obtained 52.5 points in December against 51.4 point in November, 2017.
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This is the highest PMI of Vietnam in the past 3 months. This has signaled the strong improvement in the production area in late 2017, while business conditions have seen more improvements in the past 25 years.
As assessed by Nikkei, one element leading to the improvement of operation conditions is the return of growth. This is due to the stronger demenad of the market with the increasing number of orders.
The customers’ increasing demand has helped consolidate optimism in output increase, while optimism in business in December was also strongly improved. The increased demand of output makes a contribution to increasing the job./.
Stoking the zeal of “anti-illiteracy” movement on cyberspace
On January 1, 2018, the plan on the “Digitalized Knowledge System of Vietnam” with the goal of Sharing knowledge – Encouraging creativity – connecting community – For the future of Vietnam, was launched under the chair of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
Let’s stoke and spread the spirit of learning eagerness, the community awareness, the zeal of “anti-illiteracy” on the cyberspace” – says Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam
As viewed by the Deputy Prime Minister, a country can only be strong once it is possible to stoke aspiration and creativity, improve people’s knowledge and boost the scientific and technological potential. Developing the digitalized Vietnamese knowledge system of Vietnam is an effective way in the epoch of the industrial revolution 4.0.
“Let’s stoke and spread the spirit of learning eagerness, the community awareness and the zeal of ‘anti-illiteracy’ on the cyberspace, in the whole society so as to make a contribution to popularizing knowledge creativity and raising the intellectual level of Vietnam” – stressed Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
As said by Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh, the establishment, sharing, exploitation and use of the digitalized Vietnamese knowledge system in an intensive and extensive manner in society is the premise to raise the intellectual level of the people of all strata, the capacity of innovation of all the sectors and areas in the context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
And as viewed by many other people, the digitalized Vietnamese knowledge system will be the companion of young Vietnamese people on the way to start their career as well as creative study. This system is the knowledge system of the entire people. Irrespective of individuals, community or organizations, they are all able to join the building and use of the system./.
VN-Index surpasses 1,000 – point landmark after 10 years
In early 2018, the stock exchange market has received good news with VN-Index when it has surpassed the 1.000-point landmark.
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In an enthusiastic atmosphere of welcoming the New Year 2018, the VN-Index on the January 3, 2018 surpassed the 1,000-point landmark after 10 years in waiting.,
HNX-Index increased by 0.32 point to 119.18 points. The transaction volume reached about 57 million units to around VND 1,223 billion.
According to the financial experts, VN-Index this year has easily surpassed the 1,000-point landmark with the growth rate of 15% - 20%. In 2018, it will continue to see a big differentiation.
The improvement of business environment, with more rooms of foreign ownership and the listing of a range of big enterprises are the factors that help boost the flow of foreign capital to join the market.
With these positive factors, the analysts predict that the market in 2018 will continue to develop positively. The flow of capital will be poured more vigorously and VN-Index will surpass the peak of 1,170 points and even 1,300 points./.
Explosion of a scrap warehouse in Bac Ninh Province
The explosion happened at 4.10 on the morning of January 3, 2018 at the scrap warehouse in Qaun Do village, Van Mon commune, Yen Phong district (Bac Ninh province0. The first reason shows that the warehouse had stocked explosive materials.
The explosion site
According to the initial news, 2 children died and 7 others injured; 5 houses collapsed.
The explosion had created large crater, 4 meters wide, 20 meters long. This warehouse is owned by a family which has done the trading for many years, but the owner’s family lives in another place.
In fact this village is doing business in trading scraps for many years. There had happened a lot of fire and explosion and about 10 years ago, there was a fatal explosion due to the sawing of a bomb to get scraps.
On January 3, the Security Agency of the Public Security Ministry prosecuted the guilty man and issued the arrest warrant for Nguyen Van Tien, 54, in Quan Do village, Van Mon commune, Yen Phong district for his illegal stocking and trading military ammunitions./.
Phan Van Anh Vu arrested
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore has detained and expelled Phan Van Anh Vu (dubbed “Aluminum” Vu) who is being prosecuted and wanted by the Vietnamese functional agency.
(Photo: This is the photo of Phan Van Anh Vu on the Strait Times)
In a letter sent to lawyer Choo Zheng Xi (Remy), the ICA informed that his client Phan Van Anh Vu had violated Singapor’s Immigration Law and been expelled.
When the plane carrying Phan Van Anh Vu touched down Noi Bai Airport, the Security Agency of the Public Security Ministry arrested Phan Van Anh Vu and started the investigation according to the law.
According to Chairman of Da Nang People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho, of recent time, the City’s public opinion is talking much about Phan Van Anh who has made bad impact on the prestige of the Party, State and administration./.
Instability at the BOT traffic toll collection stations
The Ministry of Transport has now been following closely the situation at some BOT traffic toll collection stations in the Central and Southern Vietnam.
Traffic congestion at the Can Tho – Phung Hiep BOT toll collection station
The Ministry of Transport has given guidance to the localities to work with the investors and local leaders to look for the measures to guarantee traffic safety and order because there are unrests at some BOT traffic toll collection stations.
There are a lot of serious congestions at these stations, causing big troubles to traffic in the area, because drivers stopped at these stations to lodge protests against the high fees./.