Vietnam Economic Forum 2018 held, the Cyberspace Military Operations Command set up and the Dinh La Thang-related PVN case tried are the most outstanding information in the week.
Four cargo ships carry Lunar New Year gifts to Truong Sa archipelago
Four cargo ships on January 6, 2018 started blowing whistles, leaving the Military Port of the Naval Zone 4 (Cam Ranh peninsula, Khanh Hoa Province) to carry Lunar New Year gifts to Truong Sa archipelago.
Tet gifts are being loaded on ship for Truong Sa archipelago
Accompanying the ships are 105 reporters from the mass media agencies. On the way, the ships stopped at 21 islands, 33 island points of Truong Sa archipelago to distribute the gifts to the soldiers and people living on the islands.
The gifts were contributed by many organizations and individuals, in which there were gifts from the Defense Ministry, the Navy Force, the 146 Brigade and the people of Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong provinces.
The gifts, besides vegetables, glutinous rice, pork pies and sausages, included kumquat trees for the soldiers and people on the islands to welcome Tet. The Tet atmosphere seemed coming early with people crowding at the port to cheer good-bye to the ships./.
Prime Minister attends Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Summit in Phnom Penh
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc n January 10 2018 led a Vietnamese delegation to fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to attend the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Summit at the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hunsen.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends Mekong-Lancang Summit
Under the theme “Our river of peace and sustainable development”, the Summit will review the cooperation situation after the first Summit, discuss the orientation for cooperation in the coming time and adopt a number of documents.
On the afternoon of January 10, the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Summit adopted the Phnom Penh Declaration and the 5-year action plan in the 2018-2022 stage with great orientation and measures to deploy cooperation on security-political-economic pillars, sustainable social and cultural development and people-to-people exchanges.
The leaders welcomed the list of 214 MLC projects proposed by the member countries and unanimously agreed to step by step expand cooperation in the sub-region’s big projects on the basis of making the fullest use of the MLC Special Fund and the financial sources mobilized from the governments, private areas and international financial institutions.
Speaking at the Summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed Vietnam has attached importance and contributed to the MLC in recent time. On the coming 5-year cooperation, the Prime Minister emphasized the necessity to enhance cooperation in protecting, managing and using effectively and sustainably the water source of the Mekong River, making the cooperation in the water source a focal point in cooperation among 6 countries. It is necessary to share information and data concerning hydro-meteorology, in responding to drought and flood and in conducting the shared scientific researches. And more importantly, it is necessary to build the Regulations on operation of the inter-reservoirs along the Mekong-Lancang flow./.
Cyberspace Military Operations Command set up
The Ministry of National Defense on January 8, 2018 organized a ceremony to announce the Decision of the Prime Minister on establishment of the Cyberspace Military Operations Command.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents a bouquet of flowers to greet the Cyberspace Military Operations Command
Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that cyberspace has been becoming a new territory with an important role in the context of vigorous development of technological science, particularly the wave of the 4th industrial revolution and the Internet development in all spheres.
As he viewed it, in a modern war, cyberspace is considered as the 5th military operation environment which is closely associated with the air, land, sea and air space operations. The cyberspace military operation has become a fundamental military operation mode that plays an important role in the war using high-tech weapons.
In the current situation, in face of the complicated developments in the world, the region and the East Sea, latent with the instabilities and unpredictability, the protection of cyberspace will make a contribution to firmly protecting the national sovereignty already determined and paid attention to very early by the Party and the State, the Prime Minister stressed./.
Vietnam Economic Forum 2018 held
Under the theme “Fast and sustainable economic growth: Challenges and new Momentum”, the 2nd Vietnam Economic Forum 2018 was organized by the Central Economic Board in Hanoi with the participation of about 1,500 delegates, in which there were top-ranking domestic and international economic scholars.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the Forum on January 11, 2018
Speaking at the Forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the economic achievements in 2017 with the GDP growth rate of 6.81%, but he also frankly admitted that the economy is still facing with a lot of challenges, in which it is a must to change the growth model, restructure the economy and maintain the high growth speed in the following years.
He stressed that let’s turn ambition and aspiration into the concrete things so as to be able to overcome the challenges, promote to the maximum the potential to take Vietnam to become a new economic tiger in Asia. To this end, Vietnam must do in such a way as to have a fast and sustainable development in a bid to get out of the middle-income trap.
“We can’t afford to become subjective and complacent with the recorded achievements. In the coming time, Vietnam should be patient enough to follow the new growth model based on productivity and creative innovation” – The Prime Minister emphasized./.
Dinh La Thang and historical trial
Within one month since his being prosecuted and detained, on January 8, 2018, Dinh La Thang and accomplices are being tried for the crime “of intentionally acting against the legal provisions of the State concerning the economic management, causing severe consequences and embezzlement of property”
The accused Dinh La Thang
This is the first time, a Politburo member of the Party is being investigated, prosecuted and tried and this is also the historical trial of the justice sector. Dinh La Thang is accused of having acted against the legal provisions of the State, causing great losses of the State’s property.
Law is equal to everyone, every citizen. Those who commit crimes of corruption and embezzlement of the State property must be held responsible for returning the assets they have embezzled to the people.
The trial of Dinh La Thang and his accomplices is a special trial because for the first time, there is no bar; representatives of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam sit in the opposite of lawyers, thus ensuring to the maximum the principles of innocence presumption, ensuring human rights and conforming to the spirit of justice reform worked out by the Party and the State.
The combat against corruption and waste has still seen a lot of difficulties lying ahead. This is a long, persistent fight, but “no pressure, no hurdle” can stop it. A lot more major cases will continue to be tried. These positive changes have been trusted and supported by the people./.
Hanoi people stand in long queues to donate blood
Hundreds of people of Hanoi having known the grave shortage of the blood type O have been found present at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion to donate blood.
Hundreds of people of Hanoi are at National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion to donate blood type O
According to the report of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion on January 4, 2018, the reserve blood of the Institute is numbered only in 6,910 units, in which blood type O is 1,295 units, while every day, the Institute needs in the minimum 1,500 blood units for emergency and treatment cases at 180 hospitals in Hanoi and the Northern provinces. Especially, it needs 45% of blood type O from the total blood reserve or 700 blood units each day. Or in other words, the blood type O can ensure the supply for 2 days.
Having known the information, on the morning of January 7, 2018, hundreds of Hanoi people came to the Institute to donate blood. And as a result, as of January 8, the quantity of donated blood was about 10,000 units, in which there were 3,500 units of blood type O, accounting for 35.6%./.
Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 is E-de ethnic minority girl
After 3 months of competition, 42 contestants of Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 entered the final night. In the end of the day, H.Hen Nie, an E-de ethnic minority girl from Dak Lak Province, stole the night and won the crown.
The E-de ethnic girl H’hen Nie born in 1992 wins the Miss Universe Vietnam 2017
H’hen Nie used to be a free model in Ho Chi Minh City. She is 1.72m tall and likened the “Black Pearl”. She received the prize money of VND 200 million and the rotation crown valued at VND 2.7 billion. Besides the crown, she also won the auxiliary prize “The Beauty of the Sea”./.
Temperature stands at - 3°C, ice appears on mountain top
The North of Vietnam has undergone the coldest winter in 3 years.
Ice is found on Y Ty, Bat Xat, Lao Cai Province on January 11, 2018
Cold air made the temperature in Cao Bang northernmost province reduce sharply, causing ice in some areas in the province, particularly on Phia Hoac Peak, Thanh Cong Commune, Nguyen Binh District.
On January 9, the temperature on Phia Hoac Peak was – 2°C to - 3°C, and ice was seen covering the mountain top and tree branches.
According to the Centre for Hydro-meteorology, in 2018, the extreme weather conditions continue to happen and it is difficult to forecast. The phenomenon of La Nina continues to exist, so the North has undergone the coldest winter in 3 years. The storm season is predicted to come earlier and there will be complicated developments.
To combat the extreme climatic conditions, the Centre will provide and update constantly the developments of the cold snap so that people can be able to get ready to protect themselves and the environment.
Localities should disseminate information on this harsh cold snap among the people, particularly in the mountain areas so that they can be able to protect the cattle, take stock of feed to animals and take care of plants and crops./.
Request of placement of Google, Facebook servers in Vietnam removed from draft law
On the afternoon of January 10, 2018, the Standing Committee of the National Assembly met and contributed opinions to the draft Law on Network Security and there are still conflicting ideas about the pladement of Google and Facebook servers in Vietnam.
Chairman of National Defense-Security Committee of National Assembly Vu Trong Viet says that draft Law on Network Security has removed the provisions on placement of servers in the territory of Vietnam
To guard against bad information on the trans-national Internet in Vietnam, it is a must that a number of foreign enterprises doing business by providing telecommunications and the Internet services in Vietnam shall have to have their offices or representative offices based in Vietnam, instead of the placement of their servers.
These foreign enterprises operate in Vietnam, collecting information on the Vietnamese in Vietnam and this is the property of Vietnam; it is related to national sovereignty and security, so Vietnam shall have to manage them, said Minister of Public Security To Lam.
A tight control of social networking sites is a must as many countries in the world have carried out, but more studies are needed and more public opinions are solicited so that when we provide legal stipulations, these stipulations will go in line with the international treaties Vietnam has participated in./.
Uber, Grab proposed for official operation
Uber and Grab has just been proposed by the Ministry of Transport to give the green light for official operation but under tighter management conditions.
(Photo:Illutration on the internet)
The Ministry of Transport has submitted to the Government a draft Decree on business and business conditions of transport by car with specific stipulations on electronic transport contracts.
If the Decree is adopted, the e-app cars will be given official green light to operate under the tighter management. Accordingly, the software providers shall have to register their business operation at the Department of Planning and Investment in localities, register e-commerce with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and at the same time, register with the Ministry of Transport and the General Department of Taxes for tax management.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Transport proposed that the duration of operation of taxi cars is 8 years for special cities and 12 years for other localities to avoid the fraud in the registration in localities./.