Friday's Tale Self-interestedness? Phuong Thao Friday, Apr 8, 2016,21:09 (GMT+7) Self-interestedness?Phuong Thao By Phuong Thao - The Saigon Times Daily Vietnamese economists have long voiced concerns about the country’s heavy economic dependence on China, alleging certain groups and individuals have got kickbacks from Chinese contractors. Many big-ticket projects have been awarded to Chinese firms even though Chinese contractors are notorious for delays, cost overruns and low construction quality. Unsurprisingly, experts have reacted negatively to news that a Chinese firm has won a contract to supply ductile iron pipes for Viwasupco to build a new pipeline to carry clean water from the Da River Water Plant in the northern province of Hoa Binh to Hanoi City. Their strong reaction is understandable as the existing pipeline has broken more than a dozen times, interrupting water supplies for thousands of residents in a number of … [Read more...] about Self-interestedness?