PM appoints Deputy General Director of Vietnam News Agency hinh anh 1Nguyen Tuan Hung, Director of the VNA’s Centre of Technology, is appointed to the post of VNA Deputy General Director. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has appointed a Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

Nguyen Tuan Hung, Director of the VNA’s Centre of Technology, was appointed to the post under Decision No. 1425/QD-TTg.

The VNA is a Governmental agency which is responsible for providing official information and documents of the Party and State, according to the Government’s recently-released Decree No 118/2017/ND-CP.

The decree also regulates that the VNA provides information in service of the Party leadership and State management; and collect and provide news through various forms of press and multimedia for mass media agencies, the public and readers of all kinds at home and abroad.

Performing its function as a key national external news agency, the VNA collects, compiles and provides information about Vietnam in different languages for domestic agencies and organisations and foreign media outlets, as well as for foreigners and Vietnamese people abroad.

The VNA is also tasked with providing information and publishing news materials for ethnic minority people in their languages.

It is in charge of archiving information, building an information and data bank and managing national photo materials; and providing information and coordinating with relevant agencies to provide information in services of national security and defence.

The VNA General Director and Deputy General Directors are appointed and dismissed by the Prime Minister in line with laws./.