Vietnam News Today (March 24): Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union solemnly marks 90th anniversary

Vietnam News Today (March 24) features healdines include Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union solemnly marks 90th anniversary, top leadership positions to be decided at NA’s forthcoming session, Cao Bang police arrest 11 illegal Chinese immigrants and COVID-19 updates.
March 24, 2021 | 09:32
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Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union solemnly marks 90th anniversary

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) held a solemn ceremony in Hanoi on March 23 to mark its 90th founding anniversary and receive the Ho Chi Minh Order (for the third time).

Speaking at the ceremony, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong spoke highly of the important role and significant contributions made by the HCYU to the cause of national security and development.

According to NDO, the Party General Secretary and State President also emphasised that during the country’s long history, young people have always promoted a tradition of patriotism, actively pioneered across all fields.

The top leader urged young people to continue promotingtheir pioneering role and creativity, while youth unions at all levels should create momentum for young people to study and work harder to protect the nation, as well as develop high-quality young officials for the Party.

Affirming that the Party, State and people have a strong belief in and high expectations for younger generations, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong asked Party committees and administrations at all levels, ministries and sectors to create favourable conditions in order to consolidate the youth unions.

He also expressed his hope that the Vietnamese youth, particularly young Party members, will lead the way in building a prosperous nation.

In his speech, Member of the Party Central Committee and First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Nguyen Anh Tuan reviewed the glorious tradition of the HCYU over the past 90 years, and affirmed that the youth union’s development throughout different periods has met the urgent requirements of youth movements.

On the occasion, on behalf of the leaders of the Party and State, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the HCYU the Ho Chi Minh Order (for the third time) to acknowledge the great contributions made by the HCYU to the cause of national security, construction and development.

Top leadership positions to be decided at NA’s forthcoming session

The 14th National Assembly (NA) is due to convene its final session from March 24, during which it will decide on the top leadership positions, said Secretary General of the NA and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc during a press conference held on March 23 in Hanoi.

During the course of the 12-day session, the 11th of its kind held during the 14th tenure of the NA, legislators are set to adopt the revised Law on Drug Prevention and Control.

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the ceremony marking the 90th founding anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. (Photo: VOV)

They will also discuss draft reports relating to the performance of the 14th-tenure NA, in addition to the State President, the Government, NA Standing Committee and NA agencies, the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuracy, and the State Audit Office of Vietnam in the 2016 to 2021 tenure.

Furthermore, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee will also deliver a report on the opinions and proposals of people and voters to the NA’s 11th session. In addition, the NA Standing Committee will present a report on the results of supervising the settlement of voters’ petitions which have been sent to the 10th sitting.

The National Election Committee will be providing a report regarding the performance of its tasks since its establishment.

The NA is also due to decide on the number of full-time deputies to the Hanoi People’s Council during the 2021 to 2026 tenure, along with spending around a week pondering over and deciding who will claim the top leadership position, as reported by VOV.

France returnee confirmed positive for COVID-19

A 25-year-old man repatriated from France became the latest COVID-19 patient, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said Tuesday afternoon.

The man, who landed at the Noi Bai International Airport on March 9, is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi’s Dong Anh District.

The same day, 12 patients were declared free of the virus, raising the total recoveries to 2,246, according to the National Steering Committee.

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Viet Nam began administering COVID-19 vaccine to frontline workers since March 8, with 36,082 people vaccinated to date, the Ministry of Health reported this morning.

The Southeast Asian country is set to receive 30 million doses through the COVAX Facility – a global pooled procurement mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines.

The first batch of 1.3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX Facility will arrive on March 25 while the next delivery of 2.8 million doses is expected one month later, VGP said.

Cao Bang police arrest 11 illegal Chinese immigrants

Police forces operating in Trung Khanh district of Cao Bang province announced the arrest of 11 Chinese citizens on March 22 after the group had illegally entered the nation.

According to the initial information released by relevant forces, the police discovered a group of 11 Chinese citizens acting suspiciously as they were conducting a patrol around Trung Khanh town. They were then transported to the police station in order to undergo a futher investigation.

Upon being questioned by police, the suspects stated that they were brought to Trung Khanh town through a border area by an unknown individual of Vietnamese nationality.

Illegal Chinese immigrants are caught by Cao Bang police (Photo: VOV)

The group added that they had intended to illegally enter the country in order to find employment, or alternatively make their way to Cambodia for work purposes.

Upon their discovery, the group of Chinese nationals was immediately put into quarantine at health centres before being handled in accordance with the law.

Moving forward, a further investigation into the cases is now underway, VOV reported.

Vietnamese tech firm exports first Bphone smartphones to EU

Bkav, a Hanoi-based technology firm, has exported its first batch of Bphone to the EU, according to the company’s Chairman Nguyen Tu Quang.

The Vietnamese corporation said it signed a supply contract with a partner from an EU country which the CEO did not specify but revealed it is a global military power.

The special order is expected to open up a new business model, which is suitable to Bkav’s strengths including cyber security and premium hardware production, Quang said. “We may see the image of a European leader using the Made-in-Vietnam smartphone one day.”

Vietnamese tech firm exports first Bphone smartphones to EU. (Photo: Bkav)

Bkav also plans to launch some new models from flagship to mid- low range smartphones this year, however, did not disclose the specific date and product name.

Last November, the Vietnamese maker exported its Al View security cameras to the US, which will be installed at the headquarters of Qualcomm Incorporated in San Diego, California, making a step closer to fulfill its goal of becoming the five leading camera manufacturers in the world.

The Bkav executive also announced that the launch of its true wireless AirB headset using Qualcomm’s chipset will be available as planned, VOV said.

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