The 5th session of the National Assembly, 14th Legislature, is opened; General Governor of Australia Peter Cosgrove pays State visit to Vietnam; China is requested to stop sending its bombers to Hoang Sa are among the most outstanding information in the week.
5th Session of National Assembly opened
The 5th session of the National Assembly, 14th Legislature, was opened at the National Assembly House in Hanoi, on May 21.
Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the opening ceremony of the 5th session, the 14th National Assembly
At this session, 60% of the meeting time will be reserved for law building work with the consideration and approval of 8 draft laws and 1 draft Resolution and contribution of opinions to 8 other draft laws.
At the question-and-answer session, each question lasts one minute and each answer lasts 3 minutes.
The 5th session is expected to close on June 15, 2018.
Speaking at the opening session, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan pointed out that this session happened in the context that the domestic situation continued to see strong changes with positive achievements.
Economic growth rate in Q 1 reached the highest in 10 years. 2018 demands that the National Assembly should promote its renovation, creativity and action in the interests of the people and the nation. The Chairwoman of the National Assembly also said that the law-building work is the main content of this session, taking up two-thirds of the meeting time. The National Assembly will monitor closely the implementation of the policy and law on management and use of the State capital and assets at enterprises and the equitization of the State-owned enterprises in the 2011-2016 stage.
The Government Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh presents the report on the social and economic development situation in 2017, in which GDP growth rate was put at 6.81%; CPI average 3.53% and poverty rate was reduced to 1.51%./.
Australian General Governor Peter Cosgrove pays State visit to Vietnam
Australian General Governor Peter Cosgrove and his wife has paid a State visit to Vietnam on May 23-26, 2018 at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment (1973-2018) and the 20th anniversary of defense relations establishment.
President Tran Dai Quang hosted the grand welcoming ceremony in honor of Australian General Governor Pater Cosgrove and his wife on May 24, 2018
A grand welcoming ceremony in honor of Australian General Governor and his wife was organized at the Presidential Palace, Hanoi, on May 24, 2018. After that President Tran Dai Quang and Australian General Governor Peter Cosgrove held talks.
The two side laid stress on the strengthening of political trust and strategic confidence through the constant exchange of senior visits and contacts, the expansion of cooperation among localities of the two countries and the people-to-people interactions, taking the relations of the two countries on a par with the strategic partnership framework.
The two sides will seriously consider the trade barriers that could impact each other’s exports; have the policy on encouraging and supporting enterprises of the two countries to make investments, thus creating a breakthrough in investment and trade cooperation in the coming time. Vietnam highly appreciates Australia’s continued ODA delivery to Vietnam, especially Cao Lanh Bridge which has been completed and opened to traffic on May 27, 2018 as scheduled.
The two sides also exchanged opinions on the regional and international issues of mutual concern. They also confirmed to continue to coordinate closely at the regional and international forums, including UNO and ASEAN; their coordination in the standpoints on the East Sea issue and the deployment of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The leaders of the two countries were of common view that Australia and Vietnam have still got a lot of potentials to enhance further the bilateral relations in the future./.
7 more Vietnamese officers join UN Peace-keeping force
7 more Vietnamese officers have been assigned the tasks in the UN Peace-keeping force in the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Deputy Defense Minister, General Nguyen Chi Vinh, met and handed the decision to these officers on May 21, 2018.
Deputy Defense Minister, General Nguyen Chi Vinh hands the decision of the State President to 7 officers for their tasks in the UN Peace-keeping force
On the occasion, General Nguyen Chi Vinh highly appreciated the results and the preparation for the officers before implementing their tasks at the UN Peace-keeping force.
These officers are required to get ready and grasp fully the importance of their tasks so that they implement satisfactorily the assigned tasks at the UN mission in the host countries.
General Nguyen Chi Vinh presented the decision of the State President and flowers to these 7 Vietnamese officers who asserted that they will perform the assigned well and try their best to learn experience and quickly get access to the tasks./.
China is requested to stop sending its bombers to Hoang Sa
That China illegally sends its bombers to Hoang Sa archipelago for military drill is a move to destabilize the region, declares the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam.
China has many times illegally sent its bombers H-6K to the East Sea’s Truong Sa archipelago under Vietnam’s sovereignty
H-6K bombers of China were seen on May 18, 2018 operating on Phu Lam Island of Hoang Sa archipelago under Vietnam’s sovereignty.
In face of this incident, the Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has recently affirmed that Vietnam has full legal basis and historical evidences to assert that Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos are under Vietnam’s sovereignty in conformity with international law.
That China’s bombers operating in Hoang Sa archipelago has violated seriously Vietnam’s sovereignty over this archipelago, running counter to the agreement on the fundamental principles to resolve the sea issues between Vietnam and China, violating the DOC between ASEAN and China and making bad impact on the process of negotiating between ASEAN and China to build the Code of Conduct (COC), the Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman stressed.
Vietnam requests that China should stop at once the above-said action, without militarizing the area, and respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa archipelago./.
VN-Index down its 1,000 points threshold
In its trading session on May 22, 2018, VN-Index dropped 30 points at times, down to the 1,000 points threshold. In one month and a half, VN-Index has lost 210 points, to 18%. The value of capitalization of the two listed floors is estimated to lose VNS 700,000 billion (over USD 3 billion)
(photo: Illustration on the internet)
VN-Index has been left far behind its top 1,200 points recorded on April 9, 2018, in spite of its good business results in Q 1.
The reason for this sharp decrease of the market is the pressure of the strong withdrawal of money. Of late, foreign investors tend to withdraw money from the new emerging markets, including those in the Southeast Asian region, due to the sharp rise of US dollar
However, the economy’s prospect of the country remains bright, but its sustainability is still in doubt. It is necessary to adjust the market now so as to be able to accumulate enough energy for the rebound of the market. So doing, it needs certain more time./.
Thousands of tons of fish die on La Nga River
Fish cultured in cages on the La Nga river on May 20 were discovered died en masse.
Fish raisers in La Nga and Phu Ngoc communes, Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province, feel unhappy at the massive death of fish
According to statistics, in Dong Nai Province, there are 322 fish raising cages on the La Nga River of 80 households of La Nga and Phu Ngoc communes, Dinh Quan District. The total weight of dead fish is amounted to 1,538 tons.
An investigation was conducted immediately but until now the final conclusion is yet to be made. The first clue is possibly the unfavorable change of the weather. However, it is necessary to wait for the final analysis of environment. Anyway, for the immediate, about VND 10 billion will be geared to support the losses./.
Solutions are to be found to combat large-scale land erosion in Cuu Long River Delta
It is only early rainy season, but land erosion has happened everywhere in the Cuu Long River delta, A lot of houses and property of the inhabitants have been swallowed by the natural disaster.
Land erosion happens everywhere in Cuu Long River Delta
In the Thoi Loi area, Thoi An commune, O Mon District, Can Tho City, in early May, there are three consecutive land erosions.
A lot of houses and property of the inhabitants have been swept away. Traffic roads have also been destroyed by land erosion, causing baf impact on the people’s daily life.
According to the report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the erosion in the region has been happening in a complicated way in terms of scale and scope.
There are now 562 positions in the river and the sea that have been eroded along the length of 786 km.
About 20 million people live and work in the region, but the most heavily hit areas included An Giang, Dong Thap, Ca Mau and Bac Lieu. So important steps have to be taken to respond to climate change immediately, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed, so as to ensure the safety of the lives and property of the people. About VND 1,500 billion have been withdrawn from the central reserve budget for the localities in the region in order to treat the land erosion.
The Prime Minister also agreed to add VND 1,000 billion from the medium public investment reserve plan of the Government to support the localities hit by disaster./.
A lot of talents leave jobs in Da Nang. Why?
A lot of students from the scheme on human resources development of Da Nang have left their jobs.
Government employees in office hours
In early May, 93 people have left the scheme and even though these people have been provided with good jobs, 40 of them have still left the jobs.
In a side-line interview when the National Assembly in session now on May 24, 2018, Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan said that to lure and keep the talented people, it is not only the good remuneration policy, but also the working environment that suits their capabilities.
It is also important to put these people in the right place and give them the right job to do. It is not the matter of only the qualification and degree in education that counts, Le Vinh Tan stressed./.