PM Instructs Development for Culture Information Sector, Maritime Group

PM Nguyen Tan Dung at the meeting with the Ministry of Culture and Information.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday held working sessions with the Ministry of Culture and Information for the implementation of its 2007 plan. Early the same day, he had visited and talked with leaders of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines.

"Strengthening the management of journalism does not mean putting it under compulsion but we aim at creating the most favorable conditions for the media to bring into full play its ability, providing the readers with diversified and comprehensive information. Every newspaper must be a forum for the people to contribute their ideas," said Mr. Dung.

According to the PM, the media must also work well in encouraging examples of good deeds in all fields and the Ministry of Culture and Information must carry out more measures to ensure the cohesion of economic development, Party building and the promotion of culture to steer the country towards developing in a comprehensive and sustainable manner for the 2006-2010 period.

Early the same day, in his visit to the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stressed on the need of improving the role of Viet Nam’s sea, adding that that the Vinalines should quickly develop its fleet, speed up the tempo of shipbuilding projects and implement shipbuilding activities in foreign countries.

According to Mr. Dung, the seaport and marine transport system has not fully tapped the country’s potential. In particular, the system has not yet made use of its advantages to meet the nation’s increasing demand for marine transport. Therefore, the corporation should increase its competitiveness and to meet the demand for cargo transport.

PM Dung allowed the corporation to make its own decision to buy cargo ships and mobilize investment sources for seaport development in combination with marine services.

By staff writers – Translated by Trong Khuong

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