Hanoi court forces Vinalines to pay Korean supplier $3 million

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Hanoi forces Vinalines to pay Korean supplier $3 million

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Forum links VN, French firms

PARIS (VNS) - The Meet Viet Nam 2014 forum was held in Paris on Tuesday, offering a chance for French and Vietnamese businesses to strengthen cooperation. The event, organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the French Trade Office (UBIFRANCE), was part of a series of events to celebrate the Viet Nam Year in France. Addressing the forum, MoIT Deputy Minister Ho Thi Kim Thoa spoke highly of the initiative. She said it provided enterprises a means to meet and discuss … [Read more...]

Social News 25/9

Vietnamese students attend World Youth Rhino Summit Six Vietnamese junior and senior high school students have been participating in the World Youth Rhino Summit in South Africa from September 21-23. The trip is sponsored by the US Embassy in Vietnam and the US Consulate in Durban, South Africa. The students, from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Highlands province of DakLak, was chosen from a nation-wide art competition sponsored by WildAct Vietnam, the Humane Society, and the Hanoi … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Goods Week opens in Paris

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Vietnamese goods displayed at Casino Saint-Didier supermarket … [Read more...]

Vietnam court gives jailed ex-colonel another 15 months for power abuse

>> Jailed Vietnam ex-colonel has term cut to 16 years    >> Probe ordered into 'state secret' case involving vice minister

A Vietnam court imposed an extra 15-month sentence on an ex-deputy police chief, who is serving a 16-year jail term for helping his corrupt brother flee abroad in 2012, during a trial on Thursday for a different offense. >> Ex-colonel tried for helping former Vinalines boss flee abroad >> Dung mute on mole who tipped him off on arrest … [Read more...]

Ex-police officer gets longer jail term

HAI PHONG (VNS) - The People's Court of Hai Phong city yesterday sentenced Duong Tu Trong, former Deputy Director of the city's Police Department, to one year and three months in prison on charges of abusing his position and powers while on duty. Trong, 53, was already sentenced to 16 years in prison on May 23 for helping his brother Duong Chi Dung, ex-chairman of the State-owned shipping corporation Vinalines, flee the country. In total, Trong now has to spend 17 years and three months in … [Read more...]

Hai Phong ex-police officer receives another sentence

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Nhan Dan/VNA - The People's Court of Hai Phong city on August 28 sentenced Duong Tu Trong, former Deputy Director of the city's Police Department, to one year and three months in prison on charges of abusing his position and powers while on duty. … [Read more...]

Duong Chi Dung’s brother receives prison sentence

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The senior police official Duong Tu Trong gets his sentenced increased by 15 months in prison for helping Duong Chi Dung flee during the Vinalines corruption case. … [Read more...]

Social News 25/8

Vietnamese 'eaten alive' by crocodile in Australian outback Hai Phong City Authorities confirmed that 57-year old Tran Van Hoang was killed on August 22 by a crocodile in Australia. Hoang is a native of Dang Hai village, Hai An district, Haiphong. According to relatives of the victim, Hoang and his wife settled in Australia in late April 2014. While fishing he waded in the river to free a snag in his fishing line and was attacked by the crocodile. Australian authorities euthanized the … [Read more...]

Haiphong ex-police official to face trial for power abuse

Former Deputy Director of the northern port city of Haiphong' s Police Department Duong Tu Trong will face a trial on August 28 on charge of abusing position and power while on duty. Duong Chi Dung stands trial again in Hanoi Trong, 53, was already sentenced to 16 years in prison on May 23 for helping his brother Duong Chi Dung, ex-chairman of the State-owned shipping corporation Vinalines, flee from Vietnam. The verdict read that as from 2001-2002, Trong was on good terms with Dong Xuan … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 23

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Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading news stories that are published today, August 23, in Vietnamese media. Politics -- Vietnam will host the 5th ASEAN Sea Forum and the 3rd ASEAN Sea Forum Plus in the central city of Da Nang from August 26 to 28, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Vinh will lead the Vietnamese delegation at the events, which will discuss measures to boost cooperation at sea, evaluate initiatives … [Read more...]

Hai Phong ex-police official to face trial for power abuse

Former Deputy Director of the northern port city of Hai Phong' s Police Department Duong Tu Trong will face a trial on August 28 on charge of abusing position and power while on duty. Trong, 53, was already sentenced to 16 years in prison on May 23 for helping his brother Duong Chi Dung, ex-chairman of the State-owned shipping corporation Vinalines, flee from Vietnam. The verdict read that as from 2001-2002, Trong was on good terms with Dong Xuan Phong, an official from the Hai Phong City … [Read more...]

Booth rent discount offered to local exhibitors at VSI Expo

C.I.S Vietnam director Duong Chi Dung (L) and Nguyen Phuong Dong, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade, are seen at a press conference in HCMC on Tuesday - Photo: Hung Le

Hung Le This large-scale exhibition, which will be held in the city for the first time, has been recognized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade as part of the national trade promotion program, said Nguyen Phuong Dong, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade, the organizer of the event. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/7

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Hoi An paintings on silk at Sofitel Saigon Plaza A solo exhibition Phu Phiem (Frivolity) featuring paintings on silk by Bui Tien Tuan has opened at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza. … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s gongs resound at Paris Tropical Carnival

Paris, July 7 (VNA)- The cultural space of gongs in the Central Highlands of Vietnam was introduced in the 2014 Paris Tropical Carnival, which took place at Leon Blum square, Paris on July 5. A gong team of the Ba Na ethnic minority group from the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum brought to the event the deep and strong sounds of gongs and vigorous dances of Ba Na girls, giving the audience a glimpse into the ancient hunting-gathering traditions and the cultural environment of ethnic … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 27/6

Two-year imprisonment kept for blogger infringing State interest The appeal court of the Supreme People's Court, during its hearing in central Da Nang city on June 26, rejected the appeal lodged by blogger Truong Duy Nhat and upheld his two-year imprisonment sentence for the charge of "abusing freedoms to infringe upon interests of the State, legitimate rights and interests of organisations and/or citizens." The charges are stipulated under Clause 2, Article 258 of the Penal Code. According … [Read more...]

Duong Chi Dung gets paid during two-year imprisonment

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The former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) received his salary from the company during the two-year imprisonment before he was sentenced to death. … [Read more...]