Weekly Events

23/9/2020| 11:47

Following are the most popular news in the week: Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the ceremony to mark the 75th founding anniversary of Vietnam News Agency; The Politburo worked with 43 centrally-governed Party Committees on preparation of Party Congress; Deputy Prime Minister; Not to be subjective but need to actively respond to typhoon No. 5...

1. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the ceremony  to mark the 75th founding anniversary of Vietnam News Agency

On the morning of September 13, in Hanoi, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) solemnly held the ceremony  to mark it`s 75th founding Anniversary (September 15, 1945 - September 15, 2020); and received the Labor Order, First Class. General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong sent flowers and congratulatory letter.

In the letter, the Secretary General and State President affirmed that during the past 75 years, the VNA has always been accompanying the nation, maintaining a smooth flow of information to numerous radears in Vietnam and overseas.

The General Secretary and State President expressed his belief that the Vietnam News Agency will continue to affirm its role as an official and reliable information agency of the Party and State, providing domestic and international news in various forms for people from all walks of life. Each VNA staff member, reporter, editor, technician would continue to uphold the traditions of the previous generations, always keep the political, ideological position and constantly improve qualifications, expertise and knowledge in politics, culture, foreign languages ​​...; to implement Uncle Ho's admonition: “The press cadres are also revolutionary soldiers. They use pen and paper as their sharp weapons ”. They always deserved to be a pioneer soldiers of the Party's on the ideological - cultural front.

Attending the celebration were Mr. Vo Van Thuong, member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Propaganda Department; the Secretaries of the Party Central Committee: Phan Dinh Trac; Head of Internal Affairs Department; Nguyen Hoa Binh, Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court; the members of the Party Central Committee; leaders representing a number of ministries, branches and central agencies; a number of diplomatic agencies, international news agencies.

At the ceremony, comrade Nguyen Duc Loi, Member of the Party Central Committee, General Director of the VNA stated that, throughout history of formation and development, under the leadership of the Party and State, with the leaders` caring, employees-journalists of the VNA always make every effort, overcome all difficulties, even sacrifice their lives to transmit the continuous flow of information, expressing the Party's views, Government policies and aspirations of people to the press system and the public at home and abroad. It can be affirmed that, in any circumstances, the information from VNA always aims at: independence, freedom, peace and development of the country, the happiness of the people.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc warmly congratulated and shared the joy with the generations of VNA's cadres and staff through the periods; at the same time, MR PM expressed his respect and gratitude to nearly 260 journalists - martyrs of news agencies (accounting for 2/3 of the journalists - martyrs of the whole country) who sacrified their lives to common cause.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, the Prime Minister respectfully acknowledged and praised the efforts and achievements of the VNA's generations of leaders, officials, reporters, technicians, and employees over the past years. making great contributions to the construction and defense of the country.

During the 75-year journey, the VNA has continuously grown and developed dramatically in all aspects. From a small number of staff in the beginning, the VNA has become the leading multi-media agency, the main national external press agency. VNA conducts online information exchange with over 40 news agencies and international press organizations. With nearly 2,500 officers, reporters, editors, technicians spread across 63 provinces and cities of the country and 30 important regions in the world, the VNA has become a press agency with an biggest, most abundant information network in the country.

That solid foundation helps the VNA always keep up with domestic and international current events in all fields, its many information products that have won regional and international press awards. In particular, the VNA's anti-fake news project last week won the Asian Digital Media Awards.

The Prime Minister stated that, over the past time, under the leadership of the Party, State`s management and administration, our country has achieved great succceses in socio-economic development, which is highly appreciated by the international community. In the coming time, the cause of building and defending the Fatherland will face opportunities, difficulties and challenges requiring high determination of the entire political system, the entire Party, the entire army and the entire people, in which has a great role of the press, the media, of the VNA in particular.

The VNA needs to promote glorious traditions through 75 years of construction and growth, continues to be a pioneer in the field of information and propaganda, to cover timely, accurately and vividly the Party's undertakings and policies, the State's policies and laws, contributing to the rapid delivery of the Party's resolutions, the resolutions of the National Assembly, programs and action plans of the Government to the people`s life.

The VNA needs to reflect timely the thoughts and aspirations of the people; promptly to fight with the negative and wrong views of the hostile forces; firmly to defend the ideological foundation of the Party, to resist “peaceful evolution”, to guard the lines and policies of the Party and the State, to defend territorial sovereignty, and to maintain socio-political stability, raising the sprit of great national solidarity.

Strive to have more and more works of journalismbearing life's breath, more sharp,strong  and widespread essays, comments, contributing to the orientation of social opinion; reinforce the people's belief in the Party and State leadership. The upcoming, very important task of the VNA is to promote flow of news and propaganda about the Party Congress at all levels, towards the XIII National Congress of the Party, reflecting the opinions of the whole people on draft documents and reports to the Party Congress.

As the main national multi-media agency, the VNA has its own path: to be a "news bank" that provides official information for the press system, as well as to the public at home and abroad; to be the source of valuable information reported to the Party leaders, the State and research agencies.

“That is the identity and fundamental value the VNA needed to continue to promote and maintain as the journalism industry develops. It's not a coincidence when there are more than 800 press agencies nationwide, including many printed newspapers, electronic newspapers, many television stations, but there is only one news agency ”, noted the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister suggested that all journalist of the VNA should be aware of their  responsibilities, enthusiasm and should constantly improve their political bravery, professional capacity, expand their understanding, be sensitive, ready to commit and do, master advanced science and technology, making the VNA more and more developed, worthy of the noble sacrifice, great contributions of  previous generations to the country, to the revolutionary cause of the nation.

The VNA has the power and prestige of an important national news agency, so it needs to continue to strongly innovate technology, to become a modern, multimedia- media agency, to be a pioneer in digital transformation, to applicate new technologies, artificial intelligence and  to combine content and technology, further improve the role of the “national news bank", continuing to maintain its position as a reliable information centre of the Party and State, a prestigious news agency in the region.

With 75 years of heroic, pioneering traditions on the front lines of information, always keeping the source of the mainstream information, the Prime Minister believes that, from that origin, that foundation, the VNA will continue to develop strongly, reach the new hight.

The Prime Minister,congratulated the VNA cadres, reporters, editors, technicians, and employees on this occasion and whished them to become more brave, intelligent, constantly innovative, so they can contribute to the successful implementation of the goal: rich people strong country, democratic, fair, civilized socity, worthy of the Party and people 's trust and love.

At the ceremony, on behalf of the Party and State leaders, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc awarded the First Class Labor Order to the VNA.

2.The Politburo worked with 43 centrally-governed Party Committees on preparation of Party Congress

As of September 12, the Politburo worked with 43/67 centrally-governed Party Committees to contribute their ideas to the draft political documents and personnel plans before they organize the Party Congresses term 2020-2025 in line with Directive No. 35 of the Politburo.Specifically, from September 7 to 12, the Politburo worked with the Standing Committee of the Central Military Commission and Party Committees of the provinces: Binh Duong, Quang Ngai, Bac Lieu, Dak Nong, Kien Giang (6 party committees).

Before that, as of September 5, 2020, the Politburo worked with 37/67 centrally-governed Party Committees. The related parties Committees and agencies have organized  the work seriously, thoughtfully, carefully, with high responsibility, thoroughly grasped, and well implemented Directive No. 35-CT/ TW of the Politburo and other regulations, guidance from the Central Committee.

According to the schedule, the Congresses of the  centrally-governed Party Committees will be completed before October 31, 2020. Among the party committees centrally-governed Party Committees, Quang Ninh is the first locality in the country to hold the 15th Provincial Party Congress which is expected to take place in 3 days from September 25-27, 2020.

To ensure the success of the Provincial Party Congress, Quang Ninh has implemented the preparation of the congress very early, so far the preparation has basically been completed. The Congress documents were supplemented, revised, absorbed and finalized in accordance with the opinion of the Politburo, and at the same time, the Draft of Political Report was posted on the provincial information channels to collect comments and contributions from people

3.Tien Phong Plastic - 60 years of steadfast step of a pioneer

60 years ago, on May 19, 1960, right on the 70th birthday of beloved President Ho Chi Minh, Tien Phong Plastic Factory - The first plastic processing factory in Vietnam was officialy inaugurated with ribbon cutting ceremony. The name "Tien Phong Plastic Factory" has bore full historical meaning of the emulation movement of "small plans" of young children in the North Vietnam combined with the policy of the State to have a specialized factory to produce plastic toys and utensils for children.

After the inauguration, the factory soon began stable production. The factory's party members were people who have political qualities, expertise, enthusiasm for the profession and were the core for the workers in the production process. From the vibrant emulation movement, there appeared many typical examples of workers with initiatives, encouraging all the employees of the factory to strive to achieve the title of socialist labor team. The products of Tien Phong Plastic Factory met the national defense needs.

After the reunification of the country, the factory entered the period of the implementation of production and business plans. The leaders have strongly renewed their way of thinking and doing, finding the measures of joint venture, economic integration, sourcing of raw materials, the markets to consume products in many localities in the country. By doing this, they have helped the factory overcome many difficulties in this period, ensuring steady production, steady improvement of living standart of officials and employees. The factory has made its contribution to fulfilling the mission as the core of the national plastic industry over the whole country.

After 30 years of operation, from which up to 10 years in the state of both “production and combat”, the equipments of the factory became “old”, outdated ones, there were shortage of spare parts ... At that time, the factory often faced passive, difficult situations with input materials, as well as product consumption. The "birth - death" challenge of the market mechanism forced the factory to make a choice.

In 1990, the factory boldly renewed the economic management mechanism and switched to the market mechanism. In a short time, new productions as a high-yield plastic resin, plastic pipes, roofing sheets...have been appearing.  Then, the Board of Directors, staff, and employees of the factory made bold decision. They determined to give up the once famous traditional product, boldly switching to PVC pipe production to meet the demand of series of construction works, water supply and drainage works across the country ... That marked a step of maturity after 30 year of the factory. On that development, on November 14, 1992, the Minister of Light Industry made a decision to rename Tien Phong Plastic Factory into Tien Phong Plastic Company.

The first meters of Tien Phong Plastic pipes were made on a production line which has been transported from the South. Then, after continuous efforts and creativity, the technical staff of Tien Phong Plastic Company made the miracle. They fabricated and installed themselves dozens of production lines of pipes, put into production.

New products on construction plastic pipes, water supply and drainage plastic pipes branded Tien Phong Plastic were born one after another. From the fumbles of the "new player", who had to work while learning, Tien Phong Plastic gradually mastered technology,  became the  pioneer and the leading wing of the plastic pipe industry in Vietnam.

Innovation for sustainable national branding

In 2005, Tien Phong Plastic Company officially became a joint stock company. In this period, Tien Phong Plastic was determined to invest in deep modernization of equipment and technology, to build new facilities in Duong Kinh district, Hai Phong city and constantly to expand its network across the three regions of North, Central and South of Vietnam, at the same time entered international market with a joint venture model with Laos.

In 2007, Tien Phong Plastic established the Southern Tien Phong Plastic Joint Stock Company to expand market share. In 2009, the first Tien Phong plastic pipes were produced at this factory. By 2017, Tien Phong South reached the revenue of 1,000 billion VND and in 2018, the total assets of the company were more than 1,650 billion VND. In 2019, the factory in Binh Duong will be expanded to 11 hectares, improving the product supply capacity in the southern market up to 60 thousand tons of products/ year.

This achievement affirmed the strong breakthrough of Tien Phong Plastic which resulted by gray matter, the best pioneering efforts and especially by the inheritance and promotion of the solidarity and moral tradition of the previous generations. To this day, that pioneering torch is still burning in the hearts of thousands of Tien Phong Plastic people. From the leadership team to each officer and employee, all share one heart and use innovation as a driving force for rapid and sustainable development.

From the initial tons of products in 1990, 30 years later, the sales volume of Tien Phong Plastic pipes has reached more than 95 thousand tons of products, the total consolidated net revenue of Tien Phong Plastic and Tien Phong South is more than 6,000 billion VND. 2020 - the year marking a 60-year development, Tien Phong Plastic is optimistic with the goal of completing the business plan with a total consolidated revenue of more than 6,000 billion VND, output of nearly 130 thousand tons, profit before tax of the parent company's is 470 billion VND.

Production capacity that the company owns in three regions has reached 190 thousand tons/ year - the largest compared to other companies in the same industry. With the motto "Innovation and sustainable development", along with investment in new and modern technologies, NTP has always identified human resources as an important strategy in business development.

Today, Tien Phong Plastic has built up the largest distribution system among plastic pipe enterprises, with nine distribution centers, more than 300 distributors and more than 16 thousand stores nationwide. Up to now, the company is the first and the only enterprise in Vietnam and is also one of the few in Southeast Asia that can produce HDPE pipes with a diameter up to 2,000 mm. Tien Phong Plastic actively looks for a strategic partner, Sekisui Group from Japan, to jointly create new, high-quality products, which are manufactured for the first time  in Vietnam.

So, that is "small plan" of the children and teenagers in North Vietnam which originated a great journey containing wisdom, enthusiasm, sweat and solidarity of generations of Tien Phong Plastic people during the 60 years. From a desire to produce plastic products in Vietnam, serving Vietnamese people has sparked a fire of aspiration for a pioneering sustainable national brand.

4.Deputy Prime Minister: Not to be subjective but need to actively respond to typhoon No. 5

This storm is predicted to be a huge one and is expected to hit the mainland at the same time with high tide, so Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung requested everybody needs to be very vigilant, not subjective. It is expected that about 500,000 residents will have to relocate at risk when the storm hits.

This morning, September 16, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, Chairman of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) held an urgent meeting with ministries, sectors and localities to take proactive actions to cope with the tropical depression which will develop into a storm (international name as Noul) and rains and flood following the storm.

As reported by the CCNDPC, on the night of September 15, the tropical depression over the East Sea developed into a cyclone or storm No. 5. In the next 48 to 72 hours, i.e. on September 18 and 19, the Storm No. 5 will be stronger and will hit the mainland provinces from Quang Binh to Da Nang. The wind speed is forecasted as level 11 to 12, gust level 13 and the disaster risk is level 4.

Right at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung requested that the CCNDPC, VINASARCOM, relevant ministries and localities likely to be affected by the storm con and areas at risk of storms continue to closely monitor the storm developments and promptly deploy necessary response plans adopting the motto "4 on the spot" to ensure safety of people and their properties..

Because this is a very big storm, which is expected to land again at the same time with high tide, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung needs to be very vigilant, not subjective. Local authorities need to proactively review evacuation and population relocation plans, prepare forces and means to implement plans to ensure safety of people's lives in dangerous areas, especially. In coastal areas, estuaries, areas in danger of deep flooding, landslides, on cages, aquaculture huts, weak houses are not safe. It is expected that about 500,000 residents will have to relocate at risk when the storm hits.

This storm is predicted to be a huge one and is expected to hit the mainland at the same time with high tide, so Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung requested everybody needs to be very vigilant, not subjective.

Local authorities are requested to proactively review their evacuation and make ready all necessary resources and means and response plans to ensure safety of people in dangerous areas, especially In coastal areas, estuaries, such risky areas as deep inundation, erosion, aquaculture cages, aquaculture rafts and tents or unsafe houses etc. It is expected as many as 500,000 residents are subjected to evacuation due to the threat of the storm.

The Deputy Prime Minister emphasized: “Relevant localities are requested to coordinate with the border forces and aquaculture and transport management agencies to check and count ships and boats operating at sea, strictly control the operation of cargo ships and tourist cruises to guide them out of or prevent them from entering the danger area and return to the safe anchorages.

Local authorities are requested to support the evacuation of people, bracing their houses and properties and implement ensure safety measures, thus reducing damages to aquaculture cages and rafts.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung also asked: “To protect and reinforce dykes, especially for sea dikes, estuaries; forces and materials are made ready to promptly respond and overcome incidents during the storm. Make specific plans to protect buildings, tourist areas, economic zones, industrial parks, factories, factories, warehouses, works under construction, and mineral exploitation areas.

For mountainous and midland areas, the Deputy Prime Minister also requested the review of areas in danger of deep inundation, flash floods, landslides during heavy rains so that proactive evacuation of affected people can be quickly launched in case of disaster. Safe operation of hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs are required; measures to ensure safety of dams and reservoirs must be taken, especially for critical dams and reservoirs or reservoirs full of water.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung also assigned a number of specific tasks to ministries and central branches to coordinate with localities ready to respond when typhoon No. 5 hits the mainland.Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung also assigned a number of specific tasks to ministries and central sectors to coordinate with localities to be ready to respond when storm no.5 hits the mainland.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment must monitor and promptly forecast and provide information on storm and flood developments to the people and relevant agencies to serve the direction and response.Deputy Prime Minister emphasized: “The Central Steering Committee for Natural disaster prevention and control shall closely monitor the developments of storms and floods; regularly update and announce dangerous areas at sea to guide boats and means of transport to actively prevent; promptly direct and urge ministries, sectors and localities to take response measures".

Deputy Prime Minister also requested the National Committee for Incident and Disaster Response and Search and Rescue, Ministry of National Defense and Ministry of Public Security to review the plan and direct units located in the areas at risk of storm and floods to arrange forces and means in key areas to be ready to assist the locality in evacuating people, provide rescue when requested; ensure security and order in the storm-hit areas and traffic safety.

Ministry of Transport shall direct measures to ensure safety for boats and means of transport; proactively arrange forces, materials and equipment in key areas prone to landslide due to floods so that they are ready to overcome the incident immediately, ensuring traffic on main traffic routes.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development shall direct the work of ensuring safety, guide boats to moor, reinforce and implement protection measures, reduce damage to agricultural and aquatic production; protect irrigation dams and lakes, especially for critical sea dykes.

Ministry of Industry and Trade shall direct the assurance of safety for the safe operation of hydroelectric dams, electric systems and works of the sector, especially inter-reservoir operation; ensure electricity safety, if there is a power outage, it should be quickly rectified.

Ministry of Construction shall direct and guide measures to ensure safety for construction works and high-rise projects.Ministry of Foreign Affairs monitors and actively liaises with regional countries to help and support Vietnamese fishermen and fishing vessels in storm shelter to ensure safety, and coordinate in search and rescue.

Ministry of Information and Communications shall direct the implementation of measures to ensure the safety of the information system, and ensure communication in service of storm response direction and administration./.