Tourism for 2015 off to a strong start

(VOV) - The number of inbound arrivals to Vietnam got off to a strong start for 2015, growing by 6.6% on-month for January to 700, 692 foreign arrivals, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). In terms of mode of transport, 80.2% of them travelled by air while 0.98% by sea and and 18.82% by land. The predominant increases came from the Republic … [Read more...]

Vietnam takes centre stage as IT market explodes

(VOV) - Over the past ten years, Vietnam continued to jump in the ranking in the IT field. Especially, the nation has become a popular brand in software outsourcing for export. Vietnamese business has been listed among the global leading 500 software companies. In the span of ten years, Vietnamese software companies have emerged from just sitting on the sidelines to industry … [Read more...]

Military helicopter goes missing in HCM City

An UH-1 helicopter on a training mission with four crew members on board lost contact and went missing in Ho Chi Minh City in the morning of January 28, Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, said. The helicopter took off at the southern city’s Tan Son Nhat Airport at 7:15 a.m. and lost signal at 7:23 a.m., … [Read more...]

Hanoi to replace 6,700 trees along streets

VietNamNet Bridge - Along with chopping down trees for the construction of two urban railways of Nhon Town - Hanoi Railway Station and Cat Linh - Ha Dong, Hanoi authorities have planned to replace more than 6,700 trees on 190 streets. According to the Hanoi Department of Construction, the agency conducted a survey of 30,000 trees on 200 streets in 10 districts and decided to … [Read more...]

Gold jewellery exports glitter in 2014

(VOV) -Vietnam’s gem, gold and jewellery exports rebounded in 2014 jumping 16.2% on-year to US$673.07million, the Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Center (VITIC) recently revealed. Exports were helped by a relaxation of import policy and recovering demand from major consuming countries, particularly the US, the VITIC said. The US remained Vietnam’s largest … [Read more...]

Most private firms in Vietnam still use machinery made in 1960s-70s: report

Although it is already 15 years into the 21st century, most private Vietnamese businesses are still using machinery made somewhere in the latter half of the previous century. A Ministry of Planning and Investment official shocked a conference in Hanoi on Tuesday with that comment. The technology and machinery of these enterprises are two to three generations out of date … [Read more...]

Striving for 20-25% of population to be members

The Hai Duong provincial Learning Encouragement Society will continue to consolidate and build a strong society organization in 2015. Chairman of the provincial Learning Encouragement Society Pham Van Bao announces tasks for 2015 The Hai Duong provincial Learning Encouragement Society will continue to consolidate and build a strong society organization, expand its members … [Read more...]

Vietnam Air Force helicopter crashes in HCMC

A US-made UH-1 Iroquois helicopter of Vietnam Air Force in a file photo taken in 2014 A Vietnam Air Force helicopter crashed in Ho Chi Minh City just minutes after take-off this morning, killing all four crew members, a military general has confirmed. Lieutenant General Pham Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of Staff of the People's Army, said the Vietnam War era UH-1 Iroquois … [Read more...]

Vietnam Air Force helicopter crashes in HCMC, killing 4 soldiers

A US-made UH-1 Iroquois helicopter of Vietnam Air Force in a file photo taken in 2014 A Vietnam Air Force helicopter crashed in Ho Chi Minh City just minutes after take-off this morning, killing all four crew members, a military general has confirmed. Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of Staff of the People's Army, said the Vietnam War era UH-1 Iroquois helicopter … [Read more...]

GERMAN RADIO PROGRAM FOSTERS VIETNAM-GERMANY FRIENDSHIP

(VOVworld) - The Voice of Vietnam launched its first German radio broadcast on March 1, 2006 after 3 months of preparation. The program is broadcast on shortwave to target Europe through a hired relay station and on FM for the foreign community in Vietnam. The 30-minute daily program is comprised of a news bulletin, political commentaries, and features introducing Vietnam, its … [Read more...]

First Chinese visitors travel to Nha Trang by air

The first flight of China’s regional Sichuan Airlines from Chengdu landed in the Cam Ranh International Airport in central Khanh Hoa province at 1:25 pm on January 27. The flight, coded 3U 8703, carried nearly 200 Chinese passengers to the city of Nha Trang for vacation. As scheduled, Sichuan Airlines will operate two flights each week, on Tuesday and Friday, bringing … [Read more...]

People-to-people exchanges crucial to VN-US rapprochement

The cooperation between Vietnamese and US nationals plays a crucial component in the normalisation of relations between the two countries, according to outcomes from a forum held in Hanoi on January 27. The forum is part of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. According to Vice President of the Vietnam Veterans of America … [Read more...]

Vietnamese player exits Australian Open

Ly Hoang Nam was ousted from the Australian Open after his loss in the boys' singles second-round match on January 27 at the Melbourne Park. The Vietnamese player was defeated 6-4, 6-7 (3), 4-6 by No 16 seed Arika Santillan of the host. According to coach Tran Duc Quynh, Nam started the match very well, winning a break point in the first game, and maintained his lead till … [Read more...]

Vietnam intensifies management of foreign workers

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) said it will strictly check and supervise enterprises and organisations recruiting foreigners to better the management of the employees. The move is in response to Decree No. 102/2013/ND-CP which regulates the management of foreign workers in compliance with the Labour Code. At a conference co-organised by the … [Read more...]

PetroVietnam named Vietnam’s largest enterprise in 2014

The Vietnam National Gas and Oil Group (PetroVietnam) topped the list of Vietnam’s 500 largest enterprises (VNR500) in 2014, which was released by the Vietnam Report Joint Stock Company (Vietnam Report – VNR) at a ceremony in Hanoi on January 27. Samsung Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd came in second place, followed by Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex), … [Read more...]

CPI in Jan. Down 0.2 Pct

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the first month of 2015 decreased 0.2 percent against December, 2014 and a year-on-year increase of 0.94 percent, according to the General Statistics Office. This is the lowest CPI rate recorded in January since 1998. Three out of the 11 items calculated witnessed a decline in prices, including transport down 3.96 percent, housing, building … [Read more...]

FDI Flows up 67.1 Pct in Jan

As of January 20, Vietnam disbursed US$505 million in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), up 8.6 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The FDI sector’s exports (including crude oil) hit US$8.49 billion in January, a year-on-year increase of 8.2 percent and accounting for … [Read more...]

How to Enhance Role of Trading Companies in Value Chain of Rice and Catfish?

In recent years, Vietnam's agriculture has gained certain development, making important contributions to the export sector of various agricultural commodities, especially rice and catfish. However, this development remains short of fulfilling the sector’s full potential; one of the reasons is the absence of a successful value chain for agricultural products. One … [Read more...]

Customs Sector Given Five Key Tasks in 2015

At a internet-based meeting reviewing results in 2014 and previewing tasks for 2015 with the customs sector, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh gave five key tasks to the customs sector in 2015. Delivering the opening address, Nguyen Ngoc Tuc, General Director of the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDC), stressed that the customs sector outperformed in 2014. At the start … [Read more...]

State Securities Commission of Vietnam Aggressively Restructuring

In 2014, restructuring removed 20 percent of weak securities companies from the market. This work will be accelerated in 2015. Eradicating 20 percent of securities companies The State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC) said the restructuring achieved positive results in 2014. Corporate governance, risk management, financial capacity and infrastructure system of securities … [Read more...]