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
Retaliation for complaining about harassment
One of the last things I’d want to do in this world is disrespect local culture – and that goes beyond Viet Nam. I’d never grumble about the call to prayer in Indonesia, even if it does wake me up at the crack of dawn. Nor would I groan about the playing of the national anthem in parks in Thailand, even when it obligates me to stand there for three or four minutes, disrupting my outdoor workout. … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
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
Some public-private partnership (PPP) transport projects, especially those built on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, have acquired a bad reputation in recent years, with people living near some of them complaining bitterly that they have to pay to travel around in their neighborhood since toll booths have been set up there. … [Read more...] about Public-private project operators struggle to recoup investment
In many cases, the more regulations are issued, the more confusing, the more entangled they appear. Why? Although the Party, Government, and National Assembly have made great efforts, and the speed of promulgating laws is good, the quality of laws is not commensurate. Our mechanism is the executive builds the law, the legislature supplements and passes it. If the two agencies do not coordinate well, the quality of laws is not guaranteed. That is, there are problems in the legal building process. … [Read more...] about To catch up with other countries, Vietnam must run quickly and steadily