Viet Nam News By Thu Hằng Have you ever seen a garbage bag sitting (and stinking) in front of your house, even though you hung a sign saying, “Please do not leave trash here”? It doesn’t take much looking around to see the effects of indiscriminate litter in the countryside and in big cities. Piles of trash make the streets look bad and seriously affect the environment and human health. Unfortunately, littering occurs daily and is very difficult to control. Some claim the reason is that rubbish bins have not been arranged properly on the streets and in public spaces. Others simply follow others’ behaviour because they think their awareness alone won’t solve the problem. An image depicting the indiscriminate discharge of waste has been shared on social networks in recent days. It has attracted a great deal of concern, and many people have hailed it as one solution to the social evil of littering. The photograph shows a banner on the wall … [Read more...] about Do litterbugs deserve public naming and shaming?
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Development gap hinders linkages in APEC auto industry Addressing the opening ceremony of the 26th APEC Automotive Dialogue (AD26) in Hanoi on May 11, Le Huu Phuc, Director of the MoIT's Department of International Relations, said that APEC should give priority to assisting developing economies in boosting the auto industry. He called for APEC member economies to cooperate effectively in capacity building to study auto industry policies, focusing on priority areas such as market access, human resources and infrastructure, technology incentives as well as environment standards for sustainable development. Regarding the fourth industrial revolution, Phuc said it will lead to the restructuring of the global manufacturing system, not only in technology but also in management and placing of new business models. New technology trends may disrupt value chains, possibly shifting a significant part of global production from developing to developed countries, he said, adding that access to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 15/5
Vietnamese customers are flocking to buy pick-up trucks, prices of which are expected to increase sharply from next year. The price hike is predicted given the unreasonable price gap between pick-ups and cars with nine seats or less. The price difference between pick-ups and cars was seen as unreasonable since pick-ups were allowed to run on the road like cars as of November 1, 2016. Previously, the pick-ups, which were seen as trucks, were prohibited in the city from 6-9am and from 3-9pm. They were also banned on certain streets. It was also one of the points discussed by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at a recent meeting on auto import with the relevant ministries and sectors. At the meeting, Dung requested ministries and sectors to study and re-appreciate the special consumption tax and registration fee for pick-ups. The report and proposals will be sent to the Government and the National Assembly for consideration. The National Assembly meeting is scheduled to start on … [Read more...] about Price of pick-up trucks in VN predicted to soar next year
Maria Sharapova of Russia leaves the center court after losing against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their semi final match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, on April 29. — EPA Photo Viet Nam News STUTTGART, Germany — Maria Sharapova said more tough matches are her priority after losing in the semi-finals in Stuttgart on her controversial comeback from a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner and former world No 1, lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic in a gruelling two-hours, 38-minute showdown. "I’m not angry, I’d have loved to have used the opportunity when I was ahead in the second set, so I had a bit of a let down which allowed her to get back in the match, gain confidence and play well," said Sharapova, who was playing her first tournament after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. "I didn’t keep putting that pressure on her and if you allow that to … [Read more...] about ’Happy’ Sharapova hunts more tests on doping comeback
Viet Nam News The head of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, tells Kinh tế & Đô thị (Economic and Urban Affairs) newspaper that localities need tailored mechanism to curb poor-quality tours. "Zero-đồng tours" have re-emerged in tourist attractions in Việt Nam, for examples in Quảng Ninh Province, for Chinese travellers. Although free of charge, travel firms earn money from the exorbitant prices tourists are charged at certain shops. The "zero-đồng tours" are of poor quality and have a negative impact on tourism. What has been done to curb them? The Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and inspectors from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plan to propose to the Government specific mechanisms to adress such violations. For now, tour operators and owners of 15 stores offering goods for Chinese only will be fined heavily or have their business licences revoked. In the longer term, we propose improving the Law on Tourism with … [Read more...] about ’Zero-đồng tours’ a blight on VN