E-tickets a must for a modern public transportation system

Smartcards and e-tickets are set to become the norm, Nguyen Hoang Hai, Director of the Ha Noi Urban Transport Management and Operation Centre (TRAMOC) tells the Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) Newspaper. The pilot project on using e-tickets in buses began on October 6. What is the significance of this project? The increase in commuter numbers and bus routes in the capital city indicates a clear need to improve service quality for passengers. It can also be seen that the number of people using monthly … [Read more...]

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Five-star luxury cruise ships bring 4,500 passengers to Vietnam

The Voyager of the Seas cruise ship is seen at the Tan Cang - Cai Mep seaport in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, located in southern Vietnam, on October 12, 2014.

Two luxury cruise ships stopped briefly in Vietnam on Sunday, allowing more than 4,500 wealthy international passengers to tour the country's iconic Ha Long Bay, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and a coastal province. Voyager of the Seas, carrying more than 3,000 international passengers, docked at the Tan Cang - Cai Mep seaport in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau early yesterday, after two days of cruising from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In the provincial capital city of Vung Tau, the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]