At the conference, representatives of relevant agencies reported the situation of human rights practice and its effectiveness of human rights information dissemination, results of a dialogue on the National Report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, and the National Report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). At a press conference on human rights and foreign affairs service Concluding the briefing, Deputy Minister of MIC Hoang Vinh Bao stressed the importance of the organization of monthly press conferences on human rights practice and foreign affairs service in the time to come; and asked the press and media to closely cooperate with relevant agencies to improve the quality of information service on ensuring human rights protection and practice in Vietnam, thus contributing to orientating the public opinion toward the correct factual information. Translated by Lam Anh … [Read more...] about Conference on human rights and foreign affairs work held in Hanoi
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Taxi operator Mai Linh launches HCMC-Can Tho car service By Le Anh A Limousine cab of traditional taxi operator Mai Linh travels between HCMC and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho – PHOTO: HOANG NGUYEN HCMC – Mai Linh Group, a traditional taxi operator in Vietnam, on January 30 reintroduced its long-haul cab service between HCMC and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, around 170 kilometers from the southern metropolis, after a long period of suspension. The group’s service, Mai Linh Express, has put 10 Limousine cabs of nine seats in operation on the route. These cars are equipped with smart TVs and WiFi, and passengers are served with snacks, drinks and wet wipes free of charge. The first and last trips depart at 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. respectively on a daily basis, while the interval between two trips is one hour. Their tickets are available at the Can Tho Central Bus Station in Cai Rang District and the Mien Tay Coach Station in Binh Tan District and cost from … [Read more...] about Taxi operator Mai Linh launches HCMC-Can Tho car service
The world's largest car rental servicer, Enterprise Holdings, recently announced that its Enterprise Rent-A-Car service is now available in Vietnam. The move is part of Enterprise Holding’s goal to expand its car rental services across the Asia Pacific region. Enterprise Rent-A-Car will operate in Vietnam through its Vietnamese franchise partner MP Logistics. Cuong Dang, general director of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Vietnam, said the company currently has 300 rental cars, from 5 to 47 seaters, available in Ho Chi Minh City. The service is scheduled to be expanded to Hanoi and Da Nang in the first quarter of 2019. Rent-A-Car’s initial strategy will be to grow a base of corporate customers, foreign employees of multinational companies with operations in Vietnam. The initial emphasis will be on long-term rentals with a chauffeur. Later, it will expand its services to include short-term, chauffeur-driven options, self-drive rentals and leisure hire at popular … [Read more...] about World’s largest car rental firm drives into Vietnam
Illustrative photo (Source: nguoiduatin.vn) Lam Dong (VNA) - A project on using electric cars to carry tourists will be piloted in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, from next month. The project, piloted in three years by the Dalat City Tour Co., Ltd, aims to meet the increasing travel demand of visitors and boost environmentally-friendly public transportation in the resort city. Under the project, a total of 30 European-standard cars with 8-11 seats will work from 7:30 am to 10pm daily on five routes, going through Xuan Huong and Tuyen Lam lakes, Thung Lung Tinh Yeu tourist site, Thai Phien flower village and Linh Phuoc pagoda. As one of famous resort cities in Vietnam, Da Lat embraces the typical natural and cultural features of the Central Highlands. The city, nestled at 1,500 metres above sea level, is quiet and pretty all year with mild climate and temperatures varying between 15 and 24 degree Celsius. It is known by several names which all … [Read more...] about Electric car service for tourists to be launched in Da Lat
Vietnam’s policy on tightening car import regulations under Decree 116 may be the main reason behind foreign car makers' decision to expand production in Vietnam. The Toyota automotive plant in Vinh Phuc province. Source: toyotavinhphuc.info Most recently, Toyota Vietnam proposed the Vinh Phuc People’s Committee to rent 9.1ha of land in Phuc Yen city to expand its automobile manufacturing plant, raising its annual capacity from the current 50,000 to 90,000 units by 2023. Accordingly, the total capital for this expansion is about $40 million. Toyota’s move is supposed to be the result of Decree No.116/2017/ND-CP, which introduced many strict conditions and regulations about importing cars, which came into effect early this year. Not only Toyota, but Ford and Hyundai are also planning to expand production scale in Vietnam due to the decree. According to the Vietnamese government, Decree 116 aims to boost the development of the country’s automobile … [Read more...] about Decree 116 moves foreign car makers to expand production in Vietnam?