Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic general prepares for move to D6

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Social News 24/11

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Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realization of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy … [Read more...]

EU pours USD 19 billion into Vietnam

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The capital city of Hanoi ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth USD 3 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). EU investors have funded projects in 52 provinces and cities, focusing on Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai as well as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The agency reported that 23 out of the EU's 28 member states had invested nearly USD 19 billion in Vietnam with 1,535 valid projects as of October … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/11

HCM City bustling with year-end fashion shows Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, Defined Moment, andAtelier Chardon Savard of France; ISSUE of Thailand; Frederick Lee from Singapore; Tsolo Munkh from … [Read more...]

EU pours $19 billion into Vietnam

Technicians checked Nam Con Son gas pipeline - one of large projects in Vietnam with investment from the EU (Photo: VNA)

The capital city of Hanoi ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth 3 billion USD, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). EU investors have funded projects in 52 provinces and cities, focusing on Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai as well as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The agency reported that 23 out of the EU's 28 member states had invested nearly 19 billion USD in Vietnam with 1,535 valid projects as of … [Read more...]

EU pours 19 billion USD into Vietnam

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Technicians checked Nam Con Son gas pipeline - one of large projects in Vietnam with investment from the EU (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

EU pours US$19bil into Vietnam

The capital city ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth US$3 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). EU investors have funded projects in 52 provinces and cities, focusing on Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai as well as Hanoi and HCM City. The agency reported that 23 out of the EU's 28 member states had invested nearly US$19 billion in Vietnam with 1,535 valid projects as of October 20. The … [Read more...]

EU pours $19b into Viet Nam

Technicians checked Nam Con Son gas pipeline - one of large projects in Viet Nam with investment from the EU. The block invested nearly $19 billion in Viet Nam as of October 20. - VNA/VNS Photo The Anh

HA NOI (VNS) -The capital city ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth US$3 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). … [Read more...]

Travel News 17/11

Conde Nast Traveler lists Long Bien Market a world's best Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets. Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam's resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it's best to make … [Read more...]

Social News 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online … [Read more...]

Ex-Vinalines officials get 15-22 year prison sentences

KHANH HOA (VNS) - The People's Court in the central province of Khanh Hoa yesterday sentenced four people to prison terms of 15 to 22 years in the corruption case involving repairs to floating dock 83M belonging to Viet Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines). The sentences were awarded after a three-day trial. The case, part of one of the biggest corruption scandals in recent years, relates to the purchase and repair of 83M, whose initial cost was pegged at US$14.13 million and later boosted … [Read more...]

Court delivers verdict on floating dock embezzlement case

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The defendants are found guilty of embezzlement. … [Read more...]

Trial of Vinalines officials accused of embezzlement begins

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The defendants stand trial on charges of embezzlement. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 11/11

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Best young short-movie makers honored … [Read more...]

Slow site clearance deters investors

Despite Vietnam's attractive features as an investment destination, investors are concerned over site clearance issues

VietNamNet Bridge - Land clearance remains one of the biggest obstacles for many big foreign direct investment projects. Ba Ria-Vung Tau People's Committee last month reported that it had not yet handed over a 464-hectare site to Long Son Petrochemical Limited Company. … [Read more...]

Foreign investment increases in textile-garment projects

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VietNamNet Bridge - In the past 10 months, nearly 20 foreign firms invested hundreds of millions of US dollars in Vietnam's garment industry. … [Read more...]

Social News 5/11

Vietnam lifts Ebola quarantine on local visitor A local resident is free to move about unrestricted after testing negative for the deadly Ebola virus, say officials from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Ngo Thi Kim Yen, deputy director of the Danang health department said the quarantine order for Chu Van Chung has been removed but he must remain in the hospital and continue daily monitoring. Chung will be discharged from the hospital if he continues to show no symptoms of … [Read more...]

Tourism industry promotes strong connectivity

Currently, Vietnam's tourism industry is rushing to complete its works set for the year and prepare development plans for the next year. General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Van Tuan spoke with Vietnam Business Forum about existing issues of this year and preparations for 2015. *Thanh Hoa province will host the National Tourism Year 2015 with the theme of "Connecting world heritages." Could you please tell us what needs to be done to develop the … [Read more...]

Tourism to See Stronger Growth

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Currently, Vietnam's tourism industry is rushing to complete its works set for the year and prepare development plans for the next year. Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Mr Nguyen Van Tuan, General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), on existing issues of this year and preparations for the next year. Thu Huyen reports.Thanh Hoa province will host the National Tourism Year 2015 with the theme of "Connecting world heritages." Could you please tell us what needs to … [Read more...]

Social News 4/11

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Vietnam plans World Day of Road Traffic Victims Vietnam is planning a series of events to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (November 16), the third of its kind to be held in Vietnam. From November 3-8, the National Committee for Traffic Safety will set up five working groups which will visit the families of road traffic victims in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the northern provinces of Lao Cai and Yen Bai, the central provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, and Can Tho city … [Read more...]