Photo: Suc Khoe Doi Song Citizens should be able to pay their traffic fines on Vietnam’s national public services portal, Ngo Hai Phan, Head of the Administrative Procedure Control Agency (APCA) under the Government Office, said at a Monday meeting in Hanoi. Currently, paying traffic fines is a cumbersome offline process. Citizens have to contact the concerned government entity at least three times and wait for 10 to 72 days in order to retrieve their confiscated documents or vehicles after paying their fines. Phan said this procedure was not only time-consuming and strenuous, but it also allowed corruption and negative experiences to take place. It is not uncommon that traffic police receive bribes from citizens after the latter are caught violating traffic law. The bribe is either initiated by the violator who wants to avoid paying a bigger fine or have their documents or vehicles confiscated, or by the police officers who are willing to let violator off for a price. In … [Read more...] about Vietnamese citizens to pay traffic fines online: officials
A petrol station owner in Hà Nội turned to the online community to look for a driver who owed him VNĐ300,000 (US$13) after buying petrol and leaving his registration licence which was about to expire as collateral. The incident happened a month ago, but the driver seems to have vanished. The story was posted on a car forum in the hope the online community would help him find the driver. The information was complete: registration number BKS 30E-26 …, and gas station Phủ Lỗ, Sóc Sơn, Hà Nội. Posted on the forum was also a picture of the salesman and the licence with an expiry date of May 14, 2019. Netizens have offered their sympathies for the salesman, but some have also laughed at the situation. “Maybe the driver was too busy and forgot to pay his bill, but a whole month is too long,” a Facebook user commented. “Hurry up and pay your … [Read more...] about Petrol station con explodes online
Revenues of B2C Ecommerce of India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Viet Nam in 2018 The country's e-commerce revenue, including goods and services, accounted for 4.2% of the total retail sales of goods and services, up 1.4% from 2015. As the number of internet users picked up 6% to 60% in 2015-2018, consumers conducted in e-commerce transactions rose from 30.3 million to 39.9 million in the reviewed period, the Whitebook shows. The Whitebook also shows that 61% of clothes, footwear and cosmetics were bought online while online transactions for home appliances and food accounted for 46% and 34% respectively. The value of each online transaction worth above VND 5 million (over US$200) climbed to 35% in 2018 from 24% in 2017. The quality of service and price were the two most important factors for consumers to make online transaction decisions. The Whitebook also reveals that 64% of the respondents said they bought goods on international … [Read more...] about B2C e-commerce estimated to reach US$8.06 billion in 2018
False denunciations Under Decree 31/2019/ND-CP, dated April 10, 2019, providing detailed regulations and measures for implementing the Law on Denunciations, civil servants shall be subjected to criminal charges if they make false denunciations. The Decree shall take effect since May 28. Support for human resources development of SMEs Decree 05/2019/BKHDT of the Ministry of Planning and Investment on support for the human resources development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) shall take effect since May 12. Accordingly, the State budget will sponsor 100% of expenditures for students of the SMEs located at disadvantaged areas and owned by women. Laborers and managers of the SMEs will be provided with accounts to join the online training courses on websites or smart phones. New emission standards for second-hand vehicle imports Decision No. 16/2019/QD-TTg prescribes the schedule of application of emission standards for vehicles used on roads and … [Read more...] about Fresh policies take effect since May
Nguyen The Tan, CEO of VCCorp In the last three years, three Vietnam’s social networks started with funding commitments from investors. In June 2019, Hahalolo, a social network believed to be the first developed by Vietnamese, integrates social network, online tourism services and e-commerce. Like other big social networks, Hahalolo has functions allowing users to make friends, and chat online without limitations in space and time. Hahalolo users can interact through the features of posting, commenting, sharing and expressing emotions. Hahalolo also integrates online travel and e-commerce service models, which helps it be a bridge which links travel enthusiasts, and link with travel service providers, retailers with customers. In July, another social network, Gapo, made its debut. At a press conference to introduce Gapo, Gap Technology, the developer, received commitment from G-Capital to invest VND500 billion. The amount of money would be used in the first phase of … [Read more...] about How will Vietnam’s social networks compete?