The Association of Vietnamese Peasants and the Association of Vietnamese Students hold national congresses; Central part of Vietnam submerged in water with 33,500 houses flooded, are among the most outstanding information in the week.
7th National Congress of Association of Vietnamese Peasants
The 7th National Congress of the Association of Vietnamese Peasants was opened at the National Convention Center, Hanoi, on December 12, 2018 themed “Democracy-Unity-Renovation-Integration-Development”.
General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong attends the 7th National Congress of the Association of Vietnamese Peasants
The Congress happened on December 11-13, 2018 was participated with 999 delegates representing over 10 million of its members and peasants nationwide.
General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairwoman of the National Assembly attended the Congress. Speaking at the Congress, General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said that in the 6th tenure, the Association has made a lot of renovations in content and operational mode. The peasant movement has made important results. The Association has played well its role as the center and as the core for the peasant movement and the building of new rural areas.
However, the life of part of peasants is still in difficulties; peasants have to leave their fields and their villages, causing the worrying problem. So, the General Secretary and President requested the different levels of the Association to renew the content and operational mode so as to become the great revolutionary, economic, political and social force of the Party and the State. The peasants should be given more information and knowledge of science and technology, of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and of climate change in a bid to help the peasants have enough conditions for economic development, for making rich and for sustainable hunger eradication and poverty reduction./.
9th National Congress of Association of Vietnamese Students
The 9th National Congress of the Association of Vietnamese Students has been held at the Friendship Palace of Culture, Hanoi, on December 9-12, 2018 with the participation of 700 delegates.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expresses his joy at attending the Congress of young Vietnamese generation
The solemn ceremony of the 9th National Congress of the Association of Vietnamese Students was opened on the morning of December, 2018 and the Party and State leaders were on hand.
Speaking at the Congress, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his joy at attending the Congress of the young Vietnamese generation full of zeal, vitality, creativity and ambition in the spirit of ability, study, creativity, volunteer and integration.
By determining that students are one of the important forces that inherit and promote the revolutionary fruits of the Party and the nation, always act as the shock force to take the lead in building and defending the Fatherland, the Party and State have always paid attention to, take care of and foster the generations of students to become the future masters of the country.
The Prime Minister further stressed that students should think about the startup, pay more attention to learning foreign languages, especially to English and information technology, because these things are a must in the international competition.
In the framework of the Congress, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha met and had dialogues with student representatives.
The Congress also made public a Congress Letter to students nationwide, emphasizing the widespread implementation of the movement of “Students with 5 Good Deeds” in the coming stage./.
World Bank: Vietnam’s economy has solid growth, but with increasing risks
According to the report of the World Bank’s biannual publication Review on Vietnam’s economy, released on December 11, 2018, Vietnam’s growth speed is forecast to be at 6.8% level this year.
Mr. Ousmane Dione, country Director of World Bank in Vietnam
In spite of global challenges, Vietnam continues to obtain the sustainable growth alongside the inflation at moderate level and the relatively stable exchange rate. This is what Mr. Ousmane Dione, country director of the World Bank in Vietnam.
However, Vietnam should maintain its monetary policy with the ability of response, flexible exchange rate and low budget deficit so as to be able to resist the possible shocks./.
Central part of Vietnam submerged in water with 33,500 houses being flooded
Due the great floods in the Central provinces of Vietnam, on December 13, 2018, 13 people were killed and one other missing.
Central provinces are still facing heavy rains and floods
Up to now, over 33,500 houses in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh and other Central provinces of Vietnam have now been submerged in water and about 6,000 families have been relocated in emergency to safer places.
At present, over 9,200 hectares of rice and over 2,800 hectares of other crops have been inundated; over 78, 000 cattle have been washed away and about 1,000 km of roads have been badly damaged./.
A Code of Conduct on Social Networking Site formulated by Ministry of Information and Communications
A Code of Conduct on Social Networking Site has been formulated by the Ministry of Information and Communications and a seminar was organized on December 11, 2018 to gather opinions from the public on it.
(Photo: Illustration on the internet)
To implement the Resolution of the National Assembly on enhancing the state management in order to restrict to the lowest possible level the negative impacts of the social networking sites, to improve the ethical standards of the users of the network in Vietnam and to create the wholesome Internet environment, the Ministry of Information and Communications has recently introduced the draft Code of Conduct on Social Networking Sites for the providers and for the users of these sites.
The draft has immediately attracted the attention of experts, professors, doctor degree holders of different professions due to its influence and importance. However, the Draft needs being further perfected and more detailed./.
Grab’s buying of Uber shows signs of violations
The Department of Competition and Protection of Consumers, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, has recently determined that there are signs of violations in Grab’s buying of Uber.
(Photo: Illustration on the internet)
It is known that in Vietnam the units of taxi service providers using technology are considered as the rivals of such taxi owners as Mai Linh or Vinasun. In the process of investigation, the Department determined that Grab’s buying of Uber shows signs of violations by the fact that they have not made any announcement of economic concentration as provided in Article 20 of the Law on Competition.
The Department has completed the report on investigation and the conclusion of investigation together with all the dossiers on competition to the Competition Council for treatment as stipulated by the law./.
Japanese Television channel Wakuwaku launched in Vietnam
From January 2019, the Japanese Television Channel Wakuwaku with Vietnamese subtitles will be on air on VTVcab, Viettel TV and on apps Onme and VieOn.
A signing ceremony of cooperation between Wakuwaku Television channel of Japan and VTVcab
On December 12, 2018 in Hanoi, a signing ceremony of comprehensive cooperation between the Wakuwaku Television channel of Japan and the VTVcab was organized.
Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Mr.Umeda Kunion, President cum General Director of Wakuwaku TV of Japan Mr. Masafumi Kawanishi, Mr. Tran Binh Minh, General Director of VTV and Mr. Hoang Ngojc Huan, President of VTVcab were on hand.
According to the cooperation, the Wakuwaku Japan will supply the outstanding TV programs on feature films, entertainments, culture, cuisine and tourism. Especially from January 2019, all the Wakuwaku programs will have subtitles in Vietnamese.
On the other hand, the Wakuwaku Japan will be on air on two apps Onme and VieOn. Now the Wakuwaku Japan is on air in 7 countries and territories./.