Sunday, 17/2/2019

Current Affairs

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Jacob, Switzerland at the invitation of WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab on 22-25 January 2019. This is the first multilateral external relation activity of the Prime Minister in 2019.

Politics

Assessing the policy on state administrative decentralization and assignment of powers in Vietnam

State administrative decentralization and assignment of powers are an inevitable trend in state governance in the world and in Vietnam. Since 2001, despite important renovation of policy on state administrative decentralization and assignment of powers, there remain constraints that need to be resolved. Based on the review of state administrative decentralization and assignment of powers from 2001, the article focuses on assessing the process of policy improvement, at the same time raising some necessary issues to be further studied to complete the policy in the coming period.

Economy

Vietnam’s National Strategy on Energy Development up to 2025, with a vision to 2035

Sustainable development has become the guideline, and viewpoint of the Party, and policy of the State. It has been integrated and clearly reflected in strategies, plans, programs and projects for socio-economic development and environmental protection of ministries, branches and localities. Given efforts of the entire political system, the close guidance of the Government, ministries, and branches, results of reviews and lessons learned in each implementation phase, the energy system of Vietnam will develop sustainably and meet energy demands for the socio-economic development of the country.

Culture - Society

Facilitating the development of non-public healthcare in the form of public-private partnerships

Healthcare is one of the areas that the Party, State and Government give high priority, allocating resources from the state budget, government bonds, and official development assistance (ODA). However, the demand for investment in the health sector is so large that the state budget cannot meet. Therefore, mobilization of social resources through public-private partnerships is a good solution to develop the health sector. Through this form of partnership, the health sector cannot only mobilize financial resources but also take advantage of experience, professionalism, management model and service delivery of the non-public health sector to together with the State provide quality health services and healthcare, meeting people’s needs.

Foreign Relations and International Intergration

Twenty years of accession to APEC: From strategic vision to Vietnamese imprint

Twenty two years ago on November 14, 1998, in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, Vietnam officially became a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). This manifested a strong implementation of our Party and State’s open foreign policy, multilateralisation, diversification and integration into the international economy, creating a driving force for the renewal process and the integration of the country in the past two decades.

Focus

Continuing to further enhance the responsibility of people's representatives

In the atmosphere of welcoming the New Spring when the Vietnamese National Assembly just successful organized the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26), the biggest parliamentary diplomatic activities in the region in 2018, Politburo member, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan granted an interview on the central tasks of the National Assembly in the coming time.

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