The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam will open on Jan. 12 in Hanoi , discussing a number of important issues and electing the Central Committee for 11 th tenure.

The week-long Congress will discuss, supplement and develop the Platform for national construction in the transitional period to socialism based on the domestic and international developments, Nguyen Bac Son, member of the Party Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the Central Commission on Information and Education, said at a press conference on the important event in Hanoi on Jan. 10.

The Congress will also deliberate the Political Report of the 10th Central Committee submitted to the 11th Congress, the 10-year socio-economic development strategy for 2011-2020, and some supplements and amendments to the Party Statute as well as other important issues.

He stressed the 11th Congress’s role and great historical significance, saying “this is the first Congress of the second decade of the 21st century.”

At this Congress, the Party will review and sum up 80 years of foundation, combat, growth, leadership of the Vietnamese revolution, he added.

The Congress draws 1,377 delegates representing over 3.6 million Party members in nearly 54,000 Party cells.

Earlier, the organising board launches a media centre for the Congress at the My Dinh National Convention Centre with the participation of Vietnamese and foreign reporters, who cover the important event.

The opening and closing sessions and several sessions are planned to be televised live.

More than 700 reporters, including about 100 foreigners from news agencies and media and press representatives of 12 political parties of countries that have close ties with the Communist Party of Vietnam, have registered to cover the 11 th National Party Congress./.