January 11-17: Party Central Committee plenum completes preparations for 13th Congress

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Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong speaking at the 15th plenum of the PCC.
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NDO – Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over the past week.

Party Central Committee plenum completes preparations for 13th Congress

The 15th plenum of the Party Central Committee took place on January 16-17 with the completion of all the contents of its agenda.

At the plenum, the last of the 12th tenure, the Committee discussed and passed the lists of first-time nominees and the special cases to the Committee of the coming 13th tenure, as well as that of the nominees to the key leading positions of the Party and the State, among others.

The Committee also adopted reports from the Politburo on the nominees to the presidium, the secretariat and the eligibility verification board on the delegates of the coming 13th Congress, which is scheduled to start on January 25.

Top leader holds phone talks with new Secretary General of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with newly-elected General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee Thongloun Sisoulith.

During the talks, Party leader Trong congratulated the LPRP on the successful organisation of the 11th National Congress and Sisoulith on his election to the Party General Secretary post.

He expressed his hope that under the leadership of the LPRP and General Secretary Sisoulith, the Lao people will gain greater achievements in the national building and defence and renewal cause.

Sisoulith, in turn, thanked Vietnamese leaders for sending congratulatory messages to the LPRP and him, and briefed Trong on the outcomes of the just-ended 11th National Party Congress of Laos.

Programme calls for help to the poor

A programme was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) calling for help for the poor and the victims of Agent Orange as the Lunar New Year, the most important annual festival for Vietnamese, approaches.

At the event, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has called on the community to continue upholding and expanding the fine tradition of mutual support among the Vietnamese community so as to ease the difficulties facing the poor and victims of calamities.

Winners of National Press Awards on Party building honoured

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right most) and Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (second from left) present special prize to the authors of the documentary series “Vietnam in the Ho Chi Minh Era – A Televisual Annals”. (Photo: NDO)

The 90-epidesode documentary series “Vietnam in the Ho Chi Minh Era – A Televisual Annals”, developed by Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper, won the special prize of the fifth National Press Awards on Party building, called “Bua Liem Vang” (Golden Hammer & Sickle).

The jury also presented five A prizes, 10 B prizes, 16 C prizes and 27 consolidation prizes.

The organising board received 1,710 entries in various genres that reflected issues of public concern last year, such as preparations for and the organisation of all-level Party congresses in the run up to the 13th National Party Congress.

CIEM issues two scenarios for economic growth for 2021

The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) introduced two scenarios for Vietnam’s economic growth in 2021 during a seminar held by the CIEM and the Australia Supports Economic Reform in Vietnam (Aus4Reform) in Hanoi.

Accordingly, Vietnam could achieve a growth rate of 5.98 percent in the first scenario and 6.46 percent in the second scenario. The average inflation was estimated at 3.51 percent and 3.78 percent, respectively.

Winners of 2020 Golden Apricot Blossom Awards honoured

Winners of 2020 Golden Apricot Blossom Awards honoured

Winners of the 2020 Golden Apricot Blossom Awards were honoured at a ceremony held by Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer) Newspaper at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House.

Trinh Tran Phuong Tuan, commonly known by his stage name Jack, and Vu Cat Tuong were named the Favourite Male and Female Singers, respectively, while Phuong Anh was awarded the ‘Favourite Country Singer’ title. The ‘Favourite Band’ prize went to Da LAB.

The organising board also presented many other awards including ‘Favourite Male Stage Artist’, ‘Favourite Female Stage Artist’, ‘Best Comedy Actor’, ‘Favourite Actor and Actress’, ‘Favourite Master of Ceremonies’, ‘For the Sake of Community’, ‘Favourite Stage Play’, ‘Favourite Movie’, and ‘Favourite TV programme’.

National Travel Forum opens

The National Travel Forum officially opened at Flamingo Cat Ba Beach Resort, Cat Ba Island, Cat Hai District, Hai Phong Province.

At the forum, delegates attended two discussion sessions on the topics of "Vietnam Travel - Solution 2021" and "Vietnam Travel towards the Future".

At the event, many cooperation agreements between the Vietnam Tourism Association and the People's Committee of Cat Hai District, between the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association and the Da Nang Tourism Association, and between the tourism demand stimulus alliance and Flamingo Holdings, as well as between MICE Vietnam Travel Club and Flamingo Holdings.

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