Politboru member Pham Minh Chinh has been elected new Prime Minister of Vietnam.

Chinh, who is currently head of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Organisation Commission, received support of 462 out of 466 lawmakers present at the ongoing session of the National Assembly.

He will take an oath shortly during the swearing-in ceremony.

Pham Minh Chinh was born in 1958 hailing from Thanh Hoa province. He had held key posts such as Secretary of the Quang Ninh provincial Party Committee and Deputy Minister of Public Security before being elected Prime Minister of Vietnam.

The 14th National Assembly is holding its last session in Hanoi to complete personnel work in the State apparatus before voters will go to the polls next month to elect a new legislature for the 2021-2026 tenure.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected as State President

The National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member of the 13th tenure and a deputy of the 14th legislature, as State President for the 2016-2021 term on April 5 morning, during the 14th legislature’s 11th sitting, reported VNA.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc was elected as State President during the 14th legislature’s 11th sitting,
with 468 approval votes or 97.5 percent of the total NA deputies. (Photo: VNA)

With 468 approval votes or 97.5 percent of the total NA deputies, the legislature passed a resolution on the election.

The resolution came into force right after it won the approval of the NA.

President Phuc was born on July 20, 1954 in the central province of Quang Nam. He was Politburo member of the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, and NA deputy of the 11th, 13th and 14th tenures.

Bac Lieu strives to become national shrimp industry’s centre

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu is building a high-tech shrimp farming area with the aim of becoming a centre of the country’s shrimp industry.

Bac Lieu has been a major shrimp hub of the country
with a yearly output of 32-35 billion shrimp fry (Photo: VNA)

VNA reported that Approved by the Prime Minister in 2007, the area covers 418.91 hectares in Hiep Thanh commune of Bac Lieu city.

The area is expected to facilitate the research and application of high technology into the shrimp industry, including production of shrimp seeds and shrimp feed of the province as well as in the Ca Mau peninsular, the Mekong Delta and the whole country.

Bac Lieu has approved a project to make Bac Lieu a centre of the country’s shrimp industry with major targets of turning the province a leading locality in high technology research and application for brackish water shrimp farming, focusing on shrimp farming and processing, and acting as a connecting point of the industry in the whole region.

Bac Lieu has been a major shrimp hub of the country with a yearly output of 32-35 billion shrimp fry.

Currently, Bac Lieu has more than 136,000 hectares of shrimp farm, of which 2,200 hectares are high-tech farms.

The locality is home to four businesses certified as high-tech agricultural firms, along with seven units meeting international standards in aquatic farming./.

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