The National Committee for Incident, Natural Disaster Response and Search and Rescue has asked the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center to maintain communications with the fishing boat and clarify the situation upon receiving an assistance request from the boat's captain. The Navy, Coast Guard and the Steering Committee for Search and Rescue of the south central Binh Dinh Province, where the fishing boat is registered, have also been tasked with assisting the vessel in carrying out legal fishing activities within Vietnamese waters. According to Dr. Tran Cong Truc, former head of the government's Border Committee, the incident of three Chinese vessels chasing away the Binh Dinh fishing boat is a violation of Vietnam's sovereignty and jurisdiction over its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Vietnam's sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over waters in the South China Sea, which Vietnam calls the East Sea, are determined in accordance with the 1982 United Nations … [Read more...] about Chinese ships chase Vietnamese fishermen away from Vietnam’s waters
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The high production costs, taxes and fees all make automobile prices in Vietnam much higher than in other countries in the region. At the government’s November regular press conference, the local press raised questions about the tax and fee policies, saying that automobile manufacturers complain about current policies put difficulties for them to compete with imports and increase the localization ratio. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said the car prices in Vietnam are higher than inother countries because the domestic production cost is higher. The high taxes and fees also push the prices up. VinFast, a 100 percent Vietnamese owned automobile manufacturer, days ago announced the automobile price structure. A VinFast Lux A2.0 standard version has the cost price of VND980.6 million, including VND640 million worth of materials, VND59.2 million worth of shipping fee and import tax, VND54 million worth of manufacturing cost, VND5.9 million worth of … [Read more...] about When will cars in Vietnam be cheaper?
Nguyen Dang Anh Thi Tu woke up early as usual to open up her shop. As she reached it, something caught her attention and she stopped. A crack, long and winding like a resting boa, sundered the National Highway 91 in two. On the other side was her little shop, her family’s lifeline for several decades. Her instincts immediately told her the shop could no longer be saved. It was barely clinging on to an asphalt patch that could collapse into the nearby Hau Giang River at any time. She was right. A few days later, that road section cracked and fell into the river, patch by patch, along with Tu’s shop. This was late July. Tu’s shop was a place that my friend and I frequented every time I visited An Giang Province on business. We met again recently as he was about to take his child to Vancouver in Canada for the latter’s studies. In fact, he recently took the decision to relocate his entire family to Canada. As someone whose ancestors have lived in the Mekong Delta … [Read more...] about We’re in denial mode as the Mekong Delta goes under
Strong partnership to prevent non-communicable diseases threats at an early stageGoBear Vietnam Closes a Record Year of Strong GrowthBIM LAND and HYATT make Agreement at Vietnam Travel and Tourism Summit 2019Utopia – a Revolutionary App for Secure Instant Messaging and Crypto PaymentsThe Long-Term Ownership Sea-facing Apartment Establishes New Standard Hanoi French Hospital (HFH) has recently inaugurated a new inpatient treatment building, marking a milestone in the development of the hospital. Over the past 20 years, the international hospital has been a trustable location in terms of medical quality for patients from both Hà Nội and other northern provinces. The new building, with its modern medical equipment and improved services, is expected to help HFH reach international standards level with the top hospitals in the region. In addition to a team of professional and dedicated doctors and medical staff, the hospital offers examination, diagnosis and … [Read more...] about Hanoi French Hospital improves service quality with the launch of new facility
The agro-forestry-aquatic sector boasts great potential to attract more investment, while also contributing to the country’s export turnover (Photo: Le Toan) Over the past few months, TH Group has spent millions of US dollars on beefing up production of fresh milk products. Not only being locally consumed, these products are also exported to China, where TH has become the first Vietnamese enterprise to be allowed by China’s authorised agencies to export fresh milk products into this gigantic market with a population of 1.4 billion people. Under a protocol signed in April between Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and China’s General Administration of Customs on veterinary and health requirements for dairy products to be exported, TH Group has met all strict requirements and conditions set by China. Also, in April, TH Group inked an MoU for a strategic partnership on market development and consumption of foodstuffs, farm produce, … [Read more...] about Agriculture driving economic growth