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?
Complain about dodgy business
The common trick used by reporters is that they say they know a lot of information which may be disadvantageous to the company, and if the company wants to ‘settle the problem’ it needs to ‘have a working session’ with ‘our leaders’. The final purpose of the meetings is to obtain contracts from the company. However, he refused to sign the contract. “If we had signed it, more and more reporters would come and ask the same thing,” he explained. … [Read more...] about Businesses complain about harassment from the press
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
The latest report of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on solutions to develop power generation sources by 2030 shows that electricity production growth in 2011-2019 was 10.1 percent per annum, and the electrical merchandise growth rate was 10.5 percent, while the maximum load capacity (Pmax) in 2019 was 38,249 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