A press agency is like a family, if the parents are decent, love their children, have real responsibility for their children, the children will always respect them. But if parents pamper and cover up for their naughty children, and use dirty money their children earn, the families will be damaged and value will disappear. … [Read more...] about Businesses complain about harassment from the press
Now don’t get me wrong. I like karaoke just as much as the next (Vietnamese) person. When the disco lights align and the rice wine flows, there’s nothing better than greedily snatching a mic and belting out a few Disney classics. Sometimes I just need to Let It Go, embrace The Bare Necessities of life and lose myself in A Whole New World. … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
Mekong Delta’s farmers now are selling their fruits slowly. To Van Thuong from Tan Binh commune of Hau Giang province leased 0.6 hectares of land in Long Thanh commune to grow oranges. He has to pay VND50 million a year in land leasing fee, and tens of millions of dong more for fertilizer and pesticide, but he earns VND15 million only from the fruits. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s fruit granary fails in home market
Under Plan 7, as many as 116 power generation projects need to be invested and put into operation, not including renewable energy projects. But after four years of implementation, many projects have not been implemented. As of the end of August, the total capacity of renewable energy had reached 6,000 MW, including 5,245 MW of solar power, 450 MW of wind power, 325 MW of biomass power, and 10 MW of electricity generated from solid waste. Besides, there have been 47,000 rooftop solar power systems installed with total capacity of 1,000 MW. … [Read more...] about Electricity projects progressing slowly, Vietnam warned of power shortage
The event, intended to improve the Vietnamese business environment through a structured dialogue between the government, local and foreign firms and the donor community, attracted nearly 500 investors, according to the Vietnam Business Forum Consortium, which co-hosted the event with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the World Bank Group. … [Read more...] about Foreign investors still hurt by Vietnam’s red tape: forum