Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam (centre), VNA general director Nguyễn Đức Lợi (second from left) and other delegates launch the portal. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on Thursday launched a special website that provides information on the 13th National Party Congress in different forms and languages.
The launch was attended by Party Central Committee member and Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam and representatives from ministries, sectors, and central agencies, and domestic and foreign media outlets in Hà Nội.
The website, at http://daihoidang.vn, provides information, both archival and updated, in the form of text, photos, videos, infographics, and data so that domestic and foreign media agencies and readers can easily gain an insight into all of the National Party Congresses and all-level Party Congresses in history ahead of the 13th National Party Congress.
The archival information includes documents issued at National Party Congresses, biographies of Party General Secretaries since the first congress, full lists of members of the Politburo, the Party Central Committee, and the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat in the 12th tenure, along with lists of the standing boards for the 2020-25 tenure of all Party organisations in provinces, centrally-run cities, ministries, sectors, and central agencies.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Party Central Committee member and Deputy Prime Minister Đam spoke highly of the VNA’s efforts to launch the special website, saying as a national news agency to provide original/source information, the VNA has proved its role in providing information to the public and serving research work.
The Deputy PM highlighted the significance of the website, saying it both "promptly provide information on the 13th National Congress and serves a database on information relating to the Party congresses in a systematic manner".
He urged the VNA to continue upholding its role and keeping the momentum to further contribute to the success of the 13th National Party Congress.
Party Central Committee member and General Director of the VNA Nguyễn Đức Lợi affirmed that the agency will continue performing its role in covering news and providing updates on the upcoming National Party Congress.
Amid the trend towards data journalism, in recent years the VNA has built a number of portals specialising in major and current events in Việt Nam and around the world. However, this is the first time a special website combining many forms of journalism has been debuted.
Unlike traditional websites, this one features texts and photo information for media agencies, which are also given codes to add widgets to and update information on their sites.
Of note, the website is available in six languages: Vietnamese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.
Developed in an eight-month period by many VNA units and technology partners, the website has a formal and modern design that is highly interactive on computers, tablets, and smartphones.
The launch is a step towards realising the VNA’s development strategy of combining information with technology and creative ideas.
The VNA will add more updated content and new functions to the website between now and the 13th National Party Congress, scheduled to take place in Hà Nội in early 2021, offering domestic and foreign readers comprehensive and objective information on Việt Nam’s most important political event next year. — VNS