The 9th Plenum of the Party Central Committee, 12th tenure held; the 2018 economy sees the 7.08% growth rate, the highest in 10 years are among the most prominent information in the week.
9th Plenum of Party Central Committee, 12th tenure
On the morning of 25, December, 2018, the Party Central Committee convened its 9th Plenum in Hanoi. General Secretary cum President Nguyen Phu Trong chairs the conference.
The panorama of the 9th Plenum of the Party Central Committee, 12th tenure
At this conference, the Party Central Committee has dealt with its plan for the 2021-2016 tenure; get the confidence votes for Politburo members and Secretariat members and so on.
Also at this conference, the Party Central Committee has also considered and disciplined the Party officials as stipulated by the Party.
The 2021-2016 tenure plan is yet to be the personnel plan for the next tenure. On the basis of the list of 250 comrades introduced by localities, it will be put under review and selection before reporting it to the Political Bureau.
At the conference, the Political Bureau has organized the vote of confidence of the Party Central Committee for the Politburo members and the Secretariat members.
It has also considered and disciplined Tat Thanh Cang, the Party Central Committee member, Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee in the form of dismissing him from the Party Central Committee, 12th tenure and the Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee of the 2015-2020 tenure, for his very serious wrongdoings and violations.
The 9th Plenum of the Party Central Committee, 12th tenure, worked on December 25 and 26, 2018./.
Chairman of Russian State Duma pays official visit to Vietnam
A senior delegation of State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation led by V.V. Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin, Chairman of State Duma of the Russian Assembly has paid an official visit to Vietnam on December 23-24, 2018, at the invitation of Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Chairman of State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin sign Agreement on Cooperation between the Parliaments of the two countries
A grand welcoming ceremony hosted by Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan was organized on December 12 in honor of the distinguished guests. After that two sides held talks.
Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan pointed out that the relationship between Vietnam and the Russian Federation is the multifaceted traditional friendly relationship. Vietnam has always attached importance to the comprehensive strategic partnership with the Russian Federation.
Chairman of State Duma of the Russian Federation also affirmed the Vietnam-Russia relationship is the strategic relationship, especially it is based on the friendship and transparency of the two countries without interference into each other’s internal affairs.
The two sides are making an active preparation for the Vietnam Year in Russia and the Russian Year in Vietnam in 2019 and 2020 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Agreement on the principles of the Vietnam-Russia friendly relationship and the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic establishment.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Chairman of State Duma of the Russian Federation are of the same viewpoint when saying that the Vietnam-Russia economic, trade and investment relations have seen the positive changes since the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and Eurasian Economic Union came into full force. The two-way trade turnover in 2017 reached USD 3.55 billion.
Right after the talks, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Chairman of State Duma of the Russian Federation signed Agreement on Cooperation on the establishment of the Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Committee between the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and State Duma of the Russian Federation./.
Economy in 2018 has growth rate of 7.08%, highest in 10 years
On December 27, 2018, the General Statistics Office and the Ministry of Planning and Investment announced that GDP in the 4th quarter of 2018 increased by 7.31% over the same period last year.
Chrysanthemum field in Hung Yen Province
In general, GDP in 2018 has increased by 7.08%, surpassing the target set by the National Assembly. This is the highest in 10 years.
As stated by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the quality of growth model has seen positive changes. GDP is two times higher than inflation. Economic growth has reached the high level when credit growth is at low level. The number of newly established enterprises is also higher than the previous years.
Average CPI in 2018 has increased by 3.54%, reaching the target of below 4% set by the National Assembly. In 2018, general inflation is higher than basic inflation (up 1.48% over 2017), reflecting the fact that inflation comes mainly from food and oil and gas prices./.
New secondary school education program made public
On December 27, 2018, the Ministry of Education and Training made public the new secondary school education program, but it has also inherited and promoted the strong points of the current secondary school education program.
(Photo: Illustration on the internet)
The current secondary school education program has been built by mainly relying on imparting knowledge. It has yet to pay more attention to helping students apply their knowledge to practice. According to this program, students have to learn by heart a lot, but they fail to apply what they have learned to life.
The new educational program is built in accordance with the capacity development model via the basic, practical and modern knowledge and the methods of activizing activities of the learners; it helps students form and develop the qualities and capacities.
The new education program can promote the activeness of students and overcome the shortcomings of the old traditional teaching method./.
Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex in official operation
After five years of construction, the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex within the Nghi Son Economic Zone, Thanh Hoa Province, was put into operation on December 23, 2018.
Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex in night time
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the launching ceremony.
With the total investment capital of about USD 9.3 billion, the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex was built with the best cutting edge technology; its capacity in the first phase is 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
This is a joint venture between the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation (PetroVietnam), the Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), Idemitsu Kosan Company (Japan) and Mitsui Chemical Company, Japan.
The Complex has successfully produced 10 refinery products such as liquefied gas, patrol A92 and A95 and so on. As of December 2018, the Complex has processed about 5 million tons of crude oil and paid VND 8,000 billion for tax./.
Successful transplantation of organs for 5 successive patients
At a press briefing on December 24, 2018, it was announced that doctors of Viet Duc Hospital had successfully conducted 6 surgeries at the same time with the transplantation of organs for 5 patients on December 12. The organs were donated by a man whose brain was dead.
The last kiss of the wife of Duong Hong Quy who donates his organs to 5 patients before he died of brain
The surgeries in coordination with the transplantation of organs were conducted by the Vietnamese doctors. 12 days after the operation, 5 patients are now recovering gradually and looked all right.
The man who donated his organs is Duong Hong Quy, 43, from Ninh Binh Province. He had donated his heart, liver, two lungs and two kidneys to be transplanted for 5 patients, in which one kidney was transported to Ho Chi Minh City to be transplanted to a youngster./.
Sao Vang Dat Viet Award 2018 organized
Sao Vang Dat Viet has celebrated its 15th anniversary and an award presentation ceremony was organized on December 23, 2018.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and Chief of Central Public Mobilization Board Truong Thi Mai present awards to enterprises
Sao Vang Dat Viet Award honors the enterprises with good business index, stable and sustainable development and responsibility to working people and society. In 15 years of implementation, the awards have been presented to 6,000 products.
The brands elected for Top 10 Sao Vang Dat Viet 2018 are the Vingroup, Thanh Cong Investment stock company, Hoa Binh Construction group, FPT stock company, Hoa Phat group, Thien Long group, The Ky real estate company (CENLAND), Traphaco stock company, Minh Phu Fisheries group and An Cuong Wood stock company.
In 2018, the contingent of young entrepreneurs has created production value of over USD 30 billion, giving jobs to over 3 million people./.
152 Vietnamese tourists run away to Taiwan
Recently, 152 Vietnamese tourists have run away to Taiwan. More information is needed to clarify the case and actions needs being coordinated so as not to make any impacts on tourism and interaction of the people.
Image of security camera shows Vietnamese tourists crossed the road from the hotel in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
The International Holidays Trading Travel Company, located in Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City, is responsible for getting the entry visas for these tourists.
On December 27, 2018, the Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to investigate the case and severely treat it in accordance with the law.
The Taiwanese National Immigration Agency (NIA) has mobilized a special force to search these 152 Vietnamese tourists who have run away after entering Taiwan last week.
The Foreign Ministry of Vietnam has followed closely the situation and get ready for the consular protection of these Vietnamese being temporarily detained in Taiwan for investigation./.