Delegates applaud draft documents at ongoing National Party Congress
Delegates appreciated political reports presented at the ongoing 12th National Party Congress, saying they had been prepared thoroughly and gathered together the opinions of Party members nationwide.

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Delegates appreciated political reports presented at the ongoing 12th National Party Congress, saying they had been prepared thoroughly and gathered together the opinions of Party members nationwide.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung presides over the opening sesion of the Congress__Photo: Internet

Nghiem Xuan Thanh, a member of the Party Executive Committee of Centrally-run Businesses, said through discussions, the delegates reached consensus on the achievements Vietnam had recorded over the past five years.

In the context of complicated regional and global situations, the country had basically stabilized the macro-economy, curbed inflation and kept economic growth at an appropriate levels.

The delegates attributed these attainments to monetary policies issued by the banking sector, Thanh said.

The Congress also outlined tasks for the next five years that would continue the restructuring of economic sectors dovetailed with growth model reform and focusing on investment overhaul - beginning with public investment.

According to Thanh, commercial banks, credit institutions and businesses, especially State-owned groups and corporations, would be revamped. At the same time, more efforts would be made to effectively control bad debt and guarantee public debts of State-owned enterprises within the safety level.

Pham Manh Thuong, a delegate from the northern province of Bac Giang, said the Congress required the brainpower of all delegates to continue with reform, development and integration, voicing his belief that Vietnam would become a prosperous industrialized country soon.

Pham Manh Dao from the southern province of Dong Nai underlined the need for Vietnam to make thorough preparations for integration in terms of productivity, price and quality, describing integration as an international playground.

Pham Thien Nghia from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap said Vietnam's labor structure was shifting from agriculture towards industry.

He suggested more attention be paid to industry in order to create a momentum for the economy.

Party building urged

Delegates also underscored the need to further promote Party building, with a focus on being consistent with a relevant resolution adopted by the 11th Party Central Committee's fourth plenum.

Kim, of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, told a Vietnam News Agency reporter that the resolution suits current realities and expectations of officials, Party members and people nationwide, adding that the Party build-up and renewal must be made a regular task.

In his viewpoint, it is crucial to raise the spirit of criticism and self-criticism in an honest, straightforward and open manner in line with Party principles, while conducting mutual supervision.

Ngo Duy Hieu from Ha Noi said delegates hoped that along side the socio-economic development tasks, more attention should be paid to Party building through inspecting, overseeing and dealing with any violations.

He stressed that high-ranking officials should set good examples and stand in the vanguard of the Party building cause.

Delegate Luu Minh Son from Phu Yen Province said the Party should show great political will to successfully effectuate the resolution and gradually drive back corruption and negative phenomena.

Nomination process

Yesterday, the Congress approved the list of additional nominees proposed for the 12th Party Central Committee by delegates on Sunday. The nominees did not appear on the list prepared by the 11th Party Central Committee during their delegations' meetings.

The nomination process for the 12th Central Committee was made clear by Le Quang Vinh, deputy head of the Office of the Party Central Committee, when talking with the press on the sidelines of the Congress.

Firstly, there are candidates nominated by the 11th Central Committee, as prescribed by the Party's Statutes. The 11th Party Central Committee's list must ensure the number of nominees has a surplus of between 10-15 percent, as agreed upon in election regulations adopted earlier at the Congress.

Secondly, some nominees will be named by delegates attending the 12th National Party Congress and others will nominate themselves.

For those 11th Party Central Committee members who are not re-nominated by the 12th Party Central Committee, but are introduced by participating delegates, a secret ballot will be held to decide if they stay on the nomination list or not.

Non-11th Party Central Committee members are allowed to be nominated or can nominate themselves for the 12th Party Central Committee, as regulated.

The surplus nominees on the official list are not allowed to exceed 30 percent.

According to Vu Ngoc Hoang, Deputy Head of the Standing Committee of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Popularization and Education, delegates, at plenary meetings or group discussions, showed agreed on the proposed personnel plan and the nominee list submitted by the 11th Party Central Committee.

Of the 11th Party Central Committee members who were re-nominated for the 12th Party Central Committee, Hoang said the Party Central Committee had discussed these cases thoroughly in a democratic manner and concluded they should not be replaced due to their unique experience.- (VNS/VNA)

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