|Leaders of the State, Party and Government vote for the new Party Central Committee, which has 200 members. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — The list of newly-elected members of the 12th Party Central Committee was announced yesterday afternoon at a plenary session of the 12th National Party Congress.
The Congress has approved the voting results for the new Party Central Committee, which has 200 members, including 180 official members and 20 alternate ones.
Nguyen Phu Trong, Party General Secretary in the 11th tenure, is among the 180 official members.
Readers can see the full list of PCC members at vietnamnews.vn.
The afternoon working session took place under the leadership of Politburo member and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee Dinh The Huynh, who is also head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education, presented a report on acquiring delegates' feedback on the Congress's draft documents.
Draft documents submitted to Congress continued to stress the development of science and technology as the most important driving force for economic growth, environmental protection and strengthened defence and security.
Discussing the content, Nguyen Viet Dung, Director of HCM City's Department of Science and Technology, underscored two new points compared to previous documents.
First, investment in technology development and application must come before everything else in all sectors and agencies, Dung said. The other point is that all resources should be mobilised apart from the State budget, and thus it is necessary to have more policies to encourage social investment in the field.
Among measures put forth by the draft for promoting technology development and application, the official took note of the solution on building scientific-technological organisations using advanced models and suitable operation mechanisms, as well as boosting international co-operation and completing relevant legal frameworks on innovation and start-up activities.
Foreign media interest
Nearly 150 reporters from more than 20 overseas press agencies have registered to report on the Congress.
Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education Nguyen The Ky, who is also Director of the Congress's Press Centre, said major foreign press agencies such as the AP, AFP, Reuters, ITAR-TASS, Xinhua News Agency, China People's Daily, China Central Television and Al Jazeera TV channel of Qatar had sent their reporters to the event.
Luke Vargas, a reporter from the US-based Talk Media News, praised the well-equipped Press Centre and said he planned to question a number of delegates about Viet Nam's foreign policies stated in the Congress's Resolution and other documents, which are of concern to Talk Media News readers. — VNS
Officials, people hail Party Central Committee
Officials, Party members and people nationwide expressed their trust in the new crop of Vietnamese leaders elected to the 12th Party Central Committee yesterday.
Vu Ngoc Hoang, permanent deputy head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education, said the outcome of the Party Central Committee election reflected democracy, consensus and a renewal in Party activities.
The nomination of officials outside of the candidate list was an improved democratic step, he said, adding that nearly all cities and provinces had officials elected to the Committee.
He believed that the new leadership would steer the country across sectors comprehensively toward firmly safeguarding national sovereignty and maintaining an environment of peace in service of development.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat hailed personnel preparations for the election as thorough and democratic, saying that it reflected the delegates' sense of responsibility to the Party, country and people.
Trieu Dinh Le, permanent Vice Secretary of the Cao Bang provincial Party Committee, said the number of Party Central Committee members was rational and ensured the Party's comprehensive leadership in almost all aspects of social life.
Lo Doan Kieu, 72, a retiree in Nguyen Trai precinct in the northern city of Ha Giang, said he believed the newly elected officials would have both the talent and moral virtue to lead the country forward.
He said he hoped that more positive and radical changes would be made in education, particularly in mountainous provinces where there was still a lack of schools and learning tools.
Nguyen Van Vang, chairman of the Xin Cai communal People's Committee, said he wished more attention would be paid to personnel training in remote and mountainous areas.
Meanwhile, Ly Thi Sinh from Tuc Duyen precinct in the northern province of Thai Nguyen hailed the ongoing National Target Programme on New Rural Construction and suggested the Party and State take more drastic actions to better link farmers, the State, scientists and businesses together. — VNS