PM urges provinces to invest in dike upgrades
HA NOI – Deputy Prime
Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh
provinces to invest in upgrading their dike systems to abolish special areas to
divert or slow down floods in these provinces.
Particularly, as for the
special areas to divert and slow down floods in Nho Quan and Gia Vien districts
in the northern Ninh Binh Province, and Thach Thanh District in the central
Thanh Hoa Province, he asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
to co-ordinate with Ministry of Planning and Investment and Ministry of Finance
and the provinces to study to adjust plans to prevent and combat floods in local
He asked the central
provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh to co-ordinate with Ministry of Agriculture and
Rural Development to find solutions to prevent floods and storms.
He asked Nghe An and Ha
Tinh provinces to rearrange their residential areas, removing people in areas
that are threatened by floods to safe areas, and invest in upgrading local
infrastructures to reduce floods’ damages.
Nam, China strengthen co-operation
HA NOI – Vice President
Nguyen Thi Doan applauded the results of co-operation between the Chinese People’s
Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Viet Nam Union of
Friendship Associations during a meeting with association vice president Feng
Zuoku in Ha Noi yesterday.
Doan said co-operation had
contributed to boosting friendly relations between the two countries’ parties
Doan said she believed
mutual understanding and friendly relations between the two countries would go
from strength to strength.
Vice president Feng Zuoku
agreed, saying that he believed the two countries would develop and grow
together in friendship and co-operation.
City Muslim community holds 2008-12 congress
HCM CITY — As many as 69
delegates representing more than 5,000 Islamic followers in HCM City attended a
congress of the city’s Muslim community for the 2008-12 term, held yesterday
in the local Jamiul Muslimine mosque.
Reviewing activities of
the previous term, participants heard that the ceremonies of the Islamic had
been solemnly held with helps by the local authorities, and five Muslim mosques
in districts No 10, No 1, No 8, Phu Nhuan and Binh Thanh were built or upgraded
with total cost of nearly VND5 billion.
The city government had
allocated land for the Muslim to have their own cemetery, the participants
They heard that the Muslim
community, via international events and conferences, had helped many countries,
national organisations and foreigners better understand religious situations in
Viet Nam, the State’s policies to respect religious and belief freedom as well
as comprehensive development of the country. — VNS