The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) will increase its coverage of the situation in the Northwestern, Tay Nguyen Central Highlands and Southwestern regions while contributing to popularising the Party’s policies, State’s laws and Government’s orientations to people in these strategic regions.

VNA Deputy General Director Le Duy Truyen unveiled the news agency’s plans at a June 19 conference in Dak Lak discussing measures to implement an agreement on information coordination signed between VNA and the Steering Committees for the Northwestern, Central Highlands and Southwestern regions.

VNA will set up a number of key bureaus in the three regions to better carry out the agreement, the deputy director general said.

Representatives from Tin Tuc newspaper, Dan Toc-Mien Nui Pictorial pledged to accelerate work on opening special columns to update information about the three regions in line with the agreement.

Deputy permanent head of the Steering Committee for the Tay Nguyen Central Highlands Tran Viet Hung spoke highly of the VNA’s role as a national news agency and the strategic and trusted information provider of the Party and State. The agency has covered news about the three strategic regions on its diverse publications, from printed and electronic newspapers to the VNEWS Television Channel in Vietnamese, foreign languages and ethnic minority languages.

He affirmed that the agency’s information has well served the national construction and defence and poverty reduction, as well as helped strengthen the national great unity, boost socio-economic, cultural development and maintain security, politics and social safety for the three regions.

He asked VNA, particularly its bureaus based in the three regions, to work closely with local authorities to effectively implement the signed agreement.-VNA