Leaders Pay Tet Visits with Best Wishes

Leaders of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the country paid visits to the public, organizations and army on the occasion of the Lunar New Year holidays (Tet).

Party Secretary General Nong Duc Manh (front line, in black suit) visits military officers in Ha Noi (Photo: SGGP)

On January 28, the last day of the lunar year, Party Secretary General Nong Duc Manh burned incense for Uncle Ho at Uncle Ho’s house inside the President Palace in Ha Noi. He also visited soldiers and police officers. Mr. Manh sent the best wishes to the people. The day before, he paid visits to officials and people in the northern province of Thai Binh.

Also on the last day of the lunar year, President Tran Duc Luong burned incense for Uncle Ho at Uncle Ho’s House. The day before, he visited Lieu Giai Ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi. He also paid visits to officials, engineers and workers at the construction sites of the National Conference Center and Thanh Tri Bridge in the capital.

Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Van An visited the Ha Noi Party Committee, People’s Council and People’s Committee on the morning of the first day of the Lunar New Year, January 29.

Chairman An wished Ha Noi’s people to attain new achievements in all aspects and fulfill the Resolution of the capital’s Party Congress XIV. He extended his wish that Ha Noi would promote its leading role in the country’s socio-economic development.

On January 28, Mr. An visited the headquarters of the Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) and the Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN).

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vice President Truong My Hoa and city leaders went to see street sweepers on the Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Ho Chi Minh City's Party Chief Nguyen Minh Triet (2nd,R) during a Tet visit in the city (Photo: SGGP)

On January 27, the city’s Party leader Nguyen Minh Triet and other officials visited the Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper, sending Tet wishes to the staff.

Deputy-Editors-in-Chief Tran Van Tuan and Hoang Van Khang reported to Mr. Triet about the performance of the newspaper in 2005. Notably, the organization has expanded its distribution channels, making its publications available at many localities including remote areas. The newspaper’s society-oriented programs have drawn big attention from the public.

The same day, Mr. Triet and Vice Chairman Nguyen Thanh Tai visited the Nhan Dan (People) and Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspapers, together with the Party committees of districts 12, Hoc Mon and Cu Chi. Mr. Triet paid visits to the Party committees of districts 1 and 3.

In the Lunar New Year’s Eve night, Ho Chi Minh City’s Deputy Party Chief Le Hoang Quan, city Chairman Le Thanh Hai, Vice Chairmen Nguyen Thanh Tai and Nguyen Van Dua, and Phan Xuan Bien, Head of the Ideology and Culture Board, burned incense for Uncle Ho at Nha Rong Wharf and late President Ton Duc Thang at the Ton Duc Thang Museum.

In the same night, Mr. Quan and Mr. Bien visited police and soldiers in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ms. Pham Phuong Thao, chairperson of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council and city Vice Chairman Nguyen Thien Nhan also visited workers at the Go Cat Dumpsite in the city.

By Staff Writers, translated by Tuong Thuy

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