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Congress success heralds new stage of development

Updated: 15:42’ - 29/01/2011

Highlights on congress delegates

Total number of delegates: 1,377

Female delegates: 10.89%

Ethnic minority delegates: 12.13%

Delegates being members of the Xth Party Central Committee: 12.93%

Delegates of Party organizations of provincial level and central agencies: 78.79%

Delegates of district and grassroots Party organizations: 18.8%

Delegates of university or college degree: 66.74%

Delegates of master or doctorate degree: 14.67%

The oldest delegate: 79 years old

The youngest delegate: 29 years old

Average age of delegates: 53.6

Politburo member Nguyen Phu Trong has been elected the new General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam for the next five-year term, Politburo member Truong Tan Sang announced on January 19 before the XIth National Party Congress concluded after eight-day sitting in Hanoi.

Sang also announced 14 new Politburo members, and four new members of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, including Ngo Xuan Lich, Truong Hoa Binh, Ha Thi Khiet and Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Twenty-one members were elected to the XIth Committee’s Inspection Commission, chaired by Politburo member Ngo Van Du.

The congress also elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members of the XIth Party Central Committee.

A new stage of development

The success of the congress would usher in a new stage of development on the road of building Vietnam into a wealthy, democratic and civilized socialist country, outgoing Party leader Nong Duc Manh said, adding that the congress and its elected leader would bring in “fresh vitality” for the entire Party, people and army to overcome challenges and difficulties in national construction and defense.

New Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said this was a great honor and encouragement to all new members of the Party Central Committee and Politburo and acknowledged that new positions would bring them both advantages and hardships.

He promised to accomplish his new duties in helping Vietnam become an industrialized nation by 2020 as stated in the Congress resolution.

In his closing speech, Trong said the congress witnessed “hot and democratic” debates before approving important documents, which are of strategic significance to the country’s long-term development.

The documents include the Political Platform for national construction in the transitional period to socialism (supplemented and developed in 2011); the Political Report of the Xth Party Central Committee reviewing task performance over the past five years; the socio-economic development strategy for 2011-20, guidelines and tasks for the next five years (2011-15); and the revised Party Statute.

Trong told the press that the congress, which had been under public scrutiny in recent days, achieved good results, promising to pay special attention to Party building and national unity during his term.

“It is not simple to modify important documents such as the Political Platform or Party Statute because of numerous debates on the issues, but the amendments were finally endorsed,” he said.

Party personnel received special attention from the public media, proving that there was a democratic atmosphere, the Party leader said.

Resolution adopted

The new General Secretary said the Party was determined to continue leading the country to attain the targets set by the congress, including enhancing the Party leadership, promoting national synergy, boosting the renewal process and laying foundations for Vietnam to be a modern industrialized country by 2020.

He urged Party organizations to thoroughly study and realize the congress resolution.

The resolution states that the country needs to continue to actively integrate into the world economy, while focusing on building an independent economy, and maintaining the nation’s traditions and identity. Vietnam must also attach importance to the growth quality and efficiency as well as sustainable develop-ment; implement programs on social advancement and increase equality; consolidate the Party’s organization, ideology and political strength; and promote clear-headed, determined and creative leadership.

The congress set the 2011-15 targets, including further improving the Party’s leadership and combativeness; accelerating the nation’s comprehensive renewal; building a powerful and transparent political system; promoting democracy and greater national unity; maintaining socio-political stability; increasing external relations; and maintaining the nation’s independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity.

The average economic growth rate during 2011-15 is set at 7-7.5 per cent per year, according to the resolution.

Congress review

Speaking at a press conference on January 21 after the congress, Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, said the congress was of historical significance and tremendous importance, as it reviewed 25 years of renewal as well as the 2001-10 socio-economic development strategy and adopted the 2011-20 socio-economic development strategy.

Delegates contributed more than 1,400 opinions and delivered 54 reports to the congress and made 27 presentations at plenary sessions, Quan said.

The congress also reviewed the implementation of the Resolution of the Xth National Party Congress and discussed major guidelines and policies in all spheres to foster the country’s rapid and sustainable development, he said.

Opinions raised

Earlier, when discussing development issues in documents presented to the congress, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen proposed some measures for swift but sustainable development in the future, such as focusing on restructuring the economy to be more friendly to the environment; adopting the “green growth” model; applying the market economy to the environment sector; properly exploiting and using natural resources; promo-ting investment in clean technology-using industries; and raising public awareness of threats to the environment, of climate change and sea level rise.

 For anti-corruption work, head of the Central Anti-Corruption Office Vu Tien Chien suggested that Party committees at all levels and Party leaders in particular be pioneers in the fight against corruption to make the Party and State stronger and purer and win the people’s confidence and help boost socio-economic development.

Chien also proposed the acceleration of the public information work to help all Party members, government officials and people fully understand the serious consequences of corruption for the society and economy.

It is imperative to adopt policies and mechanisms to enable law enforcement officers to do their jobs properly and efficiently, he said, adding that transparency and accountability should be practiced in developing and implementing government policies.

Chau Van Minh from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology proposed the country renew mechanisms and policies for scientific and technological development; improve the legal system to meet socio-economic development requirements; and encourage businesses to raise their competitiveness to create an equal, competitive environment and curb monopoly.

In addition, a report on the Party Central Committee’s leadership and direction during the tenth tenure, presented by Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and permanent member of the Committee’s Secretariat, highlighted progress and shortcomings of the Committee, Politburo and Secretariat in implementing the tenth Party Congress’ Resolution.

The Committee had selected the “right and strategic issues” for concentrated efforts in national socio-economic development and mapped out proper policies and measures to resolve existing issues, Sang said, citing examples of adopting a resolution on major policies to boost Vietnam’s economy in a fast and sustainable manner and a resolution on Vietnam’s maritime strategy through 2020.

However, according to Sang, some important and pressing problems regarding economic competitiveness, efficiency of state enterprises, land management, Party discipline, and social evils pointed out at the last congress had not been resolved.-


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