Social News 29/11

Court sentences four for forging passports, signatures The Ha Noi People's Court yesterday sentenced four persons to several years in prison for forging authorised signatures and immigration documents to help two people flee abroad. According to the indictment, the four persons are Phan Van Lap, 46, from Quang Binh Province; Phi Manh Thang, 32, from Thach That District in … [Read more...]

Social News 13/10

19 'fake' school health workers fired Tuy Phuoc District officials approved a request to fire 19 health workers at local elementary and middle schools who used fake degrees to get the job. The district's Bureau of Education and Training and Bureau of Interior Affairs made the request after the workers were caught buying fake degrees. The workers included 44-year-old Pham Thi … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 17/2

Annual blood donation event held in Hanoi Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan beat a ceremonial drum to officially launch an annual blood donation drive, known as the Red Spring Festival, in Ha Noi yesterday. Addressing the gathering, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen highlighted the remarkable achievements of the blood donation movement in Viet Nam over … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 24

Hanoi reduces sentences for 230 prisonersAs many as 230 prisoners who are serving sentences at three prisons in Hanoi will get reduced jail terms under a decision announced on January 22.Of the total, 57 prisoners will be allowed to end their sentence ahead of schedule and 173 other sentences will be shortened by 1-8 months.At a ceremony to announce the decision, Major General … [Read more...]

Four region-based minimum wage levels

VGP - Decree 70/2011/ND/CP dated August 22, 2011 stipulates region-based minimum wage levels for laborers working for companies, enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative groups, farms, households, individuals and agencies, organizations employing laborers. The Government has recently issued Decree 182/2013/ND-CP to replace valid Decree 103/2012/ND-CP, dated December 4, 2012 on … [Read more...]

Social Highlights for November 4

Shop blaze kills four family membersFour members of a family were killed after their general store suddenly caught fire in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province's Toc Tien Commune yesterday morning. The victims are a couple, their 15-year-old son and 74-year-old father. The cause of the blaze remains unknown.Rescue teams failed to save the victims because it took time to break … [Read more...]

Shop blaze kills four family members

Shop blaze kills four family membersFour members of a family were killed after their general store suddenly caught fire in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province's Toc Tien Commune yesterday morning. The victims are a couple, their 15-year-old son and 74-year-old father. The cause of the blaze remains unknown.Rescue teams failed to save the victims because it took time to break … [Read more...]

Honouring 100 Exemplary Entrepreneurs with Thanh Giong Cup

Remarking on the roles of entrepreneurs and the business community in Vietnam, VCCI President Vu Tien Loc said entrepreneurs themselves have played an important role in leading Vietnam from a weak and backward economy to a middle-income one.

A solemn ceremony to celebrate the Vietnam Entrepreneurs' Day 2013 took place at the Hanoi Cultural Palace today (October 11, 2013). The ceremony also honoured and awarded Thanh Giong Cup to 100 exemplary entrepreneurs who had excellent achievements in production and business activities, made significant contributions to the State Budget, actively took part in social … [Read more...]

About 29 people in Vietnam get HIV every day

An average of 29 people contracted HIV every day in the first five months of this year, announced a meeting yesterday in Ha Noi. Bac Ninh, Gia Lai, Lai Chau and Nghe An saw more HIV infections than last year.

About 29 people in Vietnam get HIV every day Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also chairman of the Vietnam National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, said that Viet Nam faced a challenge due to reduced international financial support, which heightened the risk of infection for previously low-risk … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 20/9

Hanoi Techmart - opportunities for local businessesHanoi will organise a technology and equipment fair (Techmart-Hanoi) from September 26-29 with the aim of providing a platform for local innovators and entrepreneurs to promote their products.The municipal Department of Science and Technology said around 248 businesses have registered to showcase their products and services at … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 31/5

Social fund seeks investment methodsUsing the social insurance fund to buy bonds is the safest investment, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh at an NA discussion about social fund lending activities on May 25.As of late 2012, the social insurance fund had a surplus of VND200 trillion (USD9.6 million), with most of its loans going to the government and 24% to banks.NA … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 11/5

MOL to turn headsVietnam's online payment market is proving appealing to foreign players.Last month MOL Access Portal Sdn. Bhd. (MOL), Asia's leading e-payment service provider, entered into a joint venture agreement with pioneering Vietnamese e-commerce group PeaceSoft Solutions Corporation (PeaceSoft) to acquire a 50 per cent stake in NganLuong, PeaceSoft's online payments … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 23/3

Dialogue discusses PPP projects in VietnamThe first high-level dialogue to accelerate Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in Vietnam was held in Hanoi on March 21.The event was co-chaired by Minister of Planning and Investment (MPI) Bui Quang Vinh and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) General Director, Hiroshi Wantanabe, along with related … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 17/3

Vietnam increases cooperation with Italian region A Vietnam Office will be established in Emilia-Romagna, an administrative region in North Italy, to promote trade and economic cooperation between the two sides. An agreement to this effect was signed in Bologna, the capital city of Emilia-Romagna on March 12 by Vietnamese ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long and … [Read more...]

Awakening the potential of waterway tourism

(VEN) - Considering waterway tours as strategic tourism products in the 2011-2015 period, Ho Chi Minh City's tourism sector is concentrating on constructing a development plan aimed at gradually tapping this type of tourism so that it can contribute to the city's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), helping in tourism becoming a key economic sector. To awaken the potential of urban … [Read more...]

Theme parks fail to thrill foreign investors

While local investors revel in building theme parks, foreign investors steer clear of them, wary of the industry that claims to be an investment goldmine Twin brothers receive a mascot welcome at the Dam Sen theme park in Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnamese-owned CT Group is presently implementing plans to develop a Disneyland-style theme park in a 420-hectare patch in Ho … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 28/8

Fahasa among Top 500 Asia-Pacific retailers The Ho Chi Minh City Book Distributors Joint Stock Company (Fahasa) has been selected as one of the top ten retailers in Vietnam and among the top 500 Asia-Pacific retailers in 2012, by the Singapore-based Retail Asia magazine. Fahasa has currently 56 bookstores across the country with a turnover of VND1,400 billion in 2011. The … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 8/7

Koreans to open car factory South Korea's FPF Vietnam has inaugurated an automobile accessory factory in northern Hai Duong Province's Dai An Economic Zone. The US$45 million facility, which covers 7ha, is expected to reach an output of 40,000 products in its first operational year. Maritime Bank sells Prudential British life insurer Prudential Viet Nam Assurance on Wednesday … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 8/6

300 tonnes of litchi exported to China daily Since the end of May, on average 300 tonnes of litchi were transported every day to the Chinese market through the Lao Cai international border gate. Between 2,000-5,000 tonnes of fresh litchi will be delivered to Chinese dealers each day in the next two weeks when the harvest season is at its peak. Litchis are mainly grown in Bac … [Read more...]