National Congress elects Party Central Committee members
HA NOI — Delegates at the 11th National Party Congress yesterday voted to elect members for the 11th Party Central Committee, which will consist of 175 official and 25 alternate members.
Earlier they discussed personnel for the committee.
Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, on behalf of the Congress Presidium, chaired the plenary session.
Ho Duc Viet, Politburo member cum Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of its Organisation Commission presented the report on personnel plans for the 11th Party Central Committee.
After discussions, all delegates agreed with the 218-candidate shortlist for official members and 61- candidate shortlist for alternate members for the ballot for the 11th Party Central Committee.
(From right to left) Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, President Nguyen Minh Triet, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong cast ballots. — VNA/VNS Photo
The Congress also elected a 19- member election committee.
Delegates attending the 11th National Party Congress granted interviews to Vienam News Agency reporters on the sideline, focusing on human resource and rural development.
Professor Dang Vu Minh, chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, expressed his hope that in the near future the Party and Government would pay more attention to training specialists in science and technology.
"Science and technology helps promote socio-economic development, national defence and security," Minh said.
"Economic development must go hand in hand with environmental and natural resource protection and sustainable extraction of mineral resources," he said.
Nguyen Van Thanh, vice chairman of Vinh Long Provincial People's Committee said human resource development, particularly among young rural labourers, was a top priority in the Mekong region.
"If we want to restructure the agricultural labour force and improve their skills, the Party Central Committee should set up a special programme to invest in school infrastructure and training of teachers in the region," Thanh said.
In addition, the Party and Government should ensure that public officials in the communes, wards and towns are committed to this programme.
"These people are in the front line when it comes to implementing the Party and Government's policies," Thanh said.
Nguyen Quoc Cuong, president of the Viet Nam Farmers' Union, asked the Party and Government to focus on improving living conditions in rural communities through training courses.
Nguyen Van Thanh, vice chairman of Vinh Long Provincial People's Committee in the Mekong region, said the Party Central Committee should give priority to investing in rural areas, particularly the region, to meet the 19 criteria listed in the National Targeted Programme on Building the New Lifestyle in Rural Areas.
"The building of schools, health clinics, water supplies, roads and information technology infrastructure cannot be done by the people at the commune level themselves. They need the support and assistance of the Government," he said.
Nguyen Thi Tuyen, secretary of the Ha Noi's Chuong My District Party Committee, said she hoped delegates attending the 11th national congress would concentrate on channelling resources to rural communities.
"The National Target Programme on building a new lifestyle in rural areas will make a positive change," Tuyen said. — VNS