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Update: January, 22/2012 - 16:48

 

The flower market in Park September 23 in HCM City lights up for Tet. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu

 

Soldiers say goodbye at Cam Ranh Port before coming home for Tet. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hung

 

Lanterns on sale on Hang Ma Street in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Thuy


HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday visited residents in Dong Anh and Phu Xuyen districts of Ha Noi.

Speaking to key Government and Party officials, as well as residents in the two districts, Trong expressed his delight at the socio-economic achivements they had achieved and welcomed the improvements made in their living standards.

Trong said he hoped the people of both districts would continue to effectively Government measures to raise their socio-economic status.

On the same day, President Truong Tan Sang visited and offered his wishes to residents and Party members of Hai Phong

Sang expressed his delight at the city's socio-economic development this past year, garnering an impressive economic growth of 11 per cent in 2011 and attracting foreign investment of more than $US946 million. The city has also made progress in ensuring social protection, and gaining impressive achievements in other areas such as education, culture, and sports.

The President stressed that 2012 would present the country with many challenges, thus Hai Phong must stay focused in order to fulfil its targets and closely follow the direction as stated in the Party Congress XI, particular the resolutions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Plenum 3 and 4.

The President also visited the Navy High Command and applauded the naval forces' resolve in national defence and maintaining a peaceful environment President Sang said through activities to raise public awareness of sea and island sovereignty, relations between the public and the navy forces have been tightened and the Vietnamese navy forces' prestige in regional forums has been heightened.

He called on the forces to increase training, boost external affairs in national defence and raise their responsibility in protecting sea and island sovereignty.

The National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday visited the staff at the NA office for their works and efforts to make the general elections and recent NA sessions successful during his visit to offer Tet wishes. — VNS

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