Society

Over 27 trillion VND misused in 2009: inspectors

Government inspectors uncovered the misuse of more than 27 trillion VND, and wrong usage of over 11,300 sq. m of housing and more than 2,700 ha of land from more than 60,000 inspections they made in 2009.
Politics

Swifter response to complaints needed

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong on Dec. 29 asked the Government Inspectorate to continue with operation reforms in order to be more effective in finding solutions to petitions and complaints.
Business

State reclaims idle land from investors

The Hanoi People’s Committee will revoke licences for more than 364,000sq.m of public land because investors have been too slow to develop it or they have used it for the wrong purpose.

Vu Van Hau, director of the city’s Environment and Natural Resources Department, said during a recent inspection, 20 out of 420 projects, mostly in the districts of Hai Ba Trung, Chuong My, Thanh Oai and Phu Xuyen, had violated the conditions of use.
Society

Websites under scrutiny over pornography claims

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Ministry of Information and Communications to conduct a comprehensive inspection of websites after local media sources ran stories featuring websites with large young readership that hosted violent and pornographic information.
Politics

Vietnamese, Russian communists boost ties

Senior officials of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Communist Party of Russian Federation re-upped the long-time relations between the two parties and the two countries as a whole at a meeting in Moscow on November 23.
Politics

CPV seeks enhanced ties with United Russia party

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) maintains a policy of enhancing its ties with the United Russia (ER) party to help strengthen and further develop traditional friendship and all-sided, trustful and mutually beneficial cooperation between Vietnam and Russia, a CPV senior official said at the ER’s 11 th congress.
Politics

Russian Minister highlights Vietsovpetro’s strength

Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Borisovich Khrischenko has confirmed the outstanding maturity of Vietsovpetro in oil and gas exploration and exploitation after seeing offshore projects during his inspection tour.
Politics

UN Human Rights Council endorses Vietnam’s UPR

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Sept. 24 endorsed Vietnam’s national report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism at a session that drew the participation of representatives of all 192 Council members, and international and non-governmental organisations.