Insurance buyers get protection

Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) newspaper spoke with Association of Vietnamese Insurers' secretary Phung Dac Loc about a new fund that protects insurance buyers in the event that insurers go bankrupt. Could you explain the privileges insurance buyers will receive from the Insurance Buyer Protection Fund? The IBPF was set up to pay insurance buyers money that is agreed upon in insurance contracts, in case the insurers go bankrupt or cannot pay them. The funding will come from 0.1 per cent of each … [Read more...]

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Progress, production in rural areas need new mindset

Viet Nam's new rural development programme, scheduled for implementation from 2010 to 2020, aims to improve the economy and living standards of the country's rural areas. A developed rural infrastructure is expected to ensure long-term and sustainable growth to meets the requirements of industrialisation and modernisation in line with the national master plan. Under the programme, the environment should be kept clean while the awareness levels of local residents should be improved and the … [Read more...]

‘We need a new mindset’

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VietNamNet Bridge - Chairman of the Viet Nam Association of FDI Enterprises Nguyen Mai talked to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about the past and future of foreign direct investment in Viet Nam. Can you identify any major achievements in attracting foreign direct investments in the past 30 years? … [Read more...]

New mindset for FDI projects

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Gov’t approves use of IT outsourcing by enterprises, organisations

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VietNamNet Bridge - The government has given approval to enterprises and organizations to use information technology (IT) outsourcing, but many businesses remain hesitant to use such services. FPT, the Vietnamese largest IT group, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Vietnam Railway Corporation on the development of a new ticket distribution system, according to Ha Noi Moi newspaper. … [Read more...]

Project teaches students to swim

Head of the sports division of the Ha Noi Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, Dinh Van Luyen, explained to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) details of a programme to teach children how to swim. The swimming teaching programme has only achieved modest results despite the fact that it has been running in the city for many years. What changes have been made for 2014? Teaching children to swim is urgent due to the increased number of drownings in the city. The programme is a key activity and we believe … [Read more...]

Ha Noi needs development plan to achieve annual growth target

Economic expert Nguyen Minh Phong spoke to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about what the capital should do to achieve its GDP target of 8.5-9 per cent in 2014 What's your assessment of Ha Noi's economic situation in the first half of 2014? Generally speaking, Ha Noi's economy in the first six months was a miniature of the nation's economic picture. With external support and its own efforts, Ha Noi recorded many economic achievements, particularly in exports and tourism. The completion of … [Read more...]

Ministry inspects medical equipment

HA NOI (VNS) - The Ministry of Science and Technology will begin a three-month inspection on the use of X-ray machines and measuring equipment in medical stations this month. The inspection aims to ensure residents' safety in the wake of reports by provincial and city departments of science and technology that indicated many violations in manufacturing, importing, trading and using measuring equipment, Tran Minh Dung, deputy chief inspector of the ministry told the Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) … [Read more...]

Millions of USD “incinerated” at HCM’s state-of-the-art waste treatment site

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VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City authorities have decided to close Dumping Ground No 3 at the Hiep Phuoc waste treatment complex, after determining thatit is seriously polluting the environment.Hundreds of billions of dong of high technology Landfill No 3 was introduced last year as one of the most modern dumping grounds in Vietnam, with a total price tag of VND976 billion and capacity of 2,000 tons of waste per day. Covering an area of 22.68 hectares, the landfill had beenexpected to … [Read more...]