|State Leader Nguyen Minh Triet (L) congratulates the newspaper's Chief Editor Duong Trong Dat (2nd from L) during the meeting.|
A year-end summation meeting of the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper was organized on Monday in Ha Noi, drawing the participation of as many as 300 delegates.
Attending the meeting were State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council chairwoman Pham Phuong Thao, also the Deputy Secretary of the city’s Party Committee and head of the city’s delegation of NA deputies, and a number of other high-ranking state officials.
Addressing the meeting, the newspaper's Editor-in -Chief Duong Trong Dat expressed his heartfeft thanks to the Vietnamese Party and State leaders at all levels for their deep interest, guidance and support for the newspaper’s developing process as well as the readers' care for and goodwill towards the paper over the past years. Thanks to these advantages, the newspaper has made a lot of achievements and greatly contributed to the development of Viet Nam in general and the Ho Chi Minh City in particular.
He said, "The Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper has successfully carried out its political missions in publicizing and bringing into full play the Party and State’s policies and guidelines. The newspaper has also actively contributed to the fight against corruption, bureaucracy, wastefulness and social evils."
|Officials and SGGP staffs at the newspaper'syear-end summation.|
According to the chief editor, the press has performed well its role as a bridge between the Party and people, acting as an information channel to receive the people's feedback on the Party and State’s policies and guidelines in order that necessary adjustments can be timely made.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council chairwoman Pham Phuong Thao acknowledged the newspaper’ great improvements and expressed her wish that the Sai Gon Giai Phong would continue to develop and become a reliable newspaper of the city’s Party Committee, the City people and the whole nation.
She also pledged that the city’s Party Committee will create more favorable conditions for the newspaper to contribute more and to develop in the right direction.
By the end of this year, the newspaper will have a total of nine different editions including the Sai Gon Giai Phong Daily (Vietnamese and Chinese), the Sai Gon Giai Phong Sport Daily, the Sai Gon Giai Phong Online (Vietnamese and English), the Sai Gon Giai Phong 12h (Mid-day daily) and two coming editions Sai Gon Giai Phong Guide (on tourism) and the Financial Investment.