The 9th Conference of the Presidium of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (Session VII)

Scene of the conference

Scene of the conference

On the morning of 28 March, at the head office, 53 Nguyen Du, Hanoi, the 9th Conference (Session VII) of the Presidium of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) was held under the management of VUSTA president Dang Vu Minh. The Conference was attended by Mr. Pham Tien Dung, the Head of the Department of General Affairs of the Office of the Party Central Committee; Mr. Do Hung Cuong – the Head of Department I, Central Inspection Committee; Mr. Pham Van Thuan – the Vice Head of Department 5, Central Organization Commission; Mrs. Dao Thi Huong – the Vice Head of the Department of People's Union, Central Commission for Mass Mobilization; Mrs. Khuat Thi Yen, the Vice Head of the Science and Technology Department, Central Propaganda and Training Commission and 22/25 members of Presidium.

The participants listened to the general report of 2018 and key tasks of 2019 of VUSTA. The Standing Presidium reported some contents that need to be consulted by the Central Council on Preparation Plan of General Conference VIII of VUSTA; on the change of VUSTA logo and name and the charter relating to Preparation Plan of General Conference VIII. The Standing Presidium also reported the intention of the Presidium on mobilizing capital outside the State budget to complete the VUSTA Headquarters; and on the personnel organization and change of the Central Council.

 

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VUSTA Vice President Nghiem Vu Khai presented some contents that need to be consulted by the Central Council on the Preparation Plan to organize General Conference VIII of VUSTA

After an urgent and serious working session, the 9th Conference of the Presidium of the Central Council of VUSTA (Session VII) agreed to propose the Central Council to approve the report of the operation summary of 2018 and key tasks of 2019 of VUSTA on the basis of supplementing some comments of participants, and to request the Central Council to approve the report on inspection work in 2018 and the mission direction in 2019 of VUSTA.

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The members of the Presidium attended the conference

Regarding organization, the Presidium requested the Central Council to consider and approve the following contents:

To temporarily suspend the membership of the Vietnam Association for Preservation of Agricultural Products and Food in 12 months; to admit the Vietnam Consumers Protection Association as a member of VUSTA.

To approve 18 comrades to resign from being members of the Central Council of VUSTA, Session VII (with attached list); to elect additional 19 comrades to the Central Committee of VUSTA, Session VII (with attached list).

To approve that Mr. Bui The Duc resigns from the Vice Presidency of VUSTA Session VII; to elect comrade Nguyen Thanh Long, the Vice Head of the Central Propaganda and Training Commission to serve as the Vice President of VUSTA, Session VII.

To agree that comrade Nguyen Xuan Thieu, the Former Standing Vice President of Ha Tinh Provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations shall resign from the position of member of the Inspection Commission of VUSTA, Session VII; to elect comrade Le Quang Thich, the President of Quang Ngai Provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations as a member of the Inspection Commission of VUSTA, Session VII.

The participants requested the Central Council to consider and approve some issues related to the Preparation Plan for the 7th General Conference of VUSTA (term 2020-2025), including:

Time: The General Conference shall be held in the second quarter, 2020;

Theme: The theme of General Conference is "Solidarity – Intelligence - Innovation - Development"

The structure and age of the Central Council: VUSTA consists of permanent comrades and representatives of Departments and Offices. Each member association shall appoint 01 representative, particularly Hanoi Union of Science and Technology Associations, Ho Chi Minh Union of Science and Technology Associations and Union of Science and Technology Associations of each unit shall appoint 02 representatives. In addition to some representatives of the Central Propaganda and Training Commission and the Ministry of Science and Technology, it is necessary to add some representatives of central agencies and organizations much related to VUSTA’s activities. The age limit for joining the Central Council is limited within 70 at the time of the General Conference.

Regarding the quantity and structure of the Presidium, Session VIII: It is expected that the Presidium has 25 members (25 members for Session VII). A certain percentage of the Presidium members will work in full time. The Presidium has members representing member associations (local and national associations). The members are not older than 70 by the time of General Conference VIII. It is necessary to add young officials to ensure the inheritance for the following conferences. The number of the Presidium members for member associations is 50-55%, of which 25-30% is for national associations and 25% for local union. The 45-50% will be for those who will participate in the Permanent Standing Committee of the Presidium, the management of VUSTA, representatives of affiliated organizations, representatives of the Central Propaganda and Training Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and officials and typical scientific experts.

Number and structure of the standing members of the Presidium: the President, the Vice President. The Standing Commission members of the Presidium must be the Presidium members.  The Standing Commission of the Presidium consists of 5-6 members including the President, 4-5 Vice Presidents, General Secretary (most is a full-time activity), in which there can be one Vice President cum General Secretary.

Number of members of Inspection Committee: VIII session Inspection Committee is expected to have 9 members (VII Session Inspection Committee had 7 members). There are a number of full-time members. The Chairman of the Inspection Committee participates in the Presidium and serves as a full-time Vice President.

Regarding the construction of the new headquarters of VUSTA, it was agreed to propose the Central Council to approve the plan of socialization from the capital contribution of member associations and other organizations to complete the building as the approved design (in addition to the state fund).

The Presidium assigns the Standing Presidium to study and receive opinions of delegates to complete the draft of the Final Report of 2018 and key tasks of 2019 of VUSTA, report some contents that need to be consulted by the Central Council on the Plan of preparing General Conference VIII of VUSTA, report on the change of VUSTA log and name and the charter of VUSTA relating to the Plan of organizing General Conference VIII, ask for opinion of the Presidium on mobilizing capital outside the State budget to complete the Headquarters of VUSTA, and report on the personnel organization and change of the Central Council, submit to the 5th  Conference of the Central Council of VUSTA (Session VII) for consideration and decision.

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At the conference, there was the ceremony of awarding the Third-class Labor Medal by President Nguyen Phu Trong for Comrade Le Cong Luong, a member of the Presidium, the Deputy General Secretary cum the Chief of Office, Party Committee Member, Secretary of VUSTA.

Speaking before awarding the Third-class Labor Medal to Comrade Le Cong Luong, VUSTA President Dang Vu Minh emphasized that Comrade Le Cong Luong is a doctor of Party Construction, growing up from the grassroots level, experienced many different working positions but he has always tried his best to complete successfully assigned tasks. He also believes that Mr. Le Cong Luong will continue to develop his capacity, dignity, intelligence and experiences to contribute to the development of VUSTA.

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VUSTA President Dang Vu Minh gave flowers to comrade Le Cong Luong

Being touched by the noble reward of the Party and the State, comrade Le Cong Luong expressed his sincere thanks to VUSTA leadership. He promised in the coming time he will try his best, inherit the experiences and achievements achieved by the generations of VUSTA leaders and through periods, connect the unity in the Party Committee and the standing leaders and all members of the VUSTA system to complete successfully assigned tasks.

Author: Journalist