Hundreds hospitalized in two food poisoning cases

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Hundreds of workers were hospitalized in two food poisoning cases that took place on July 10 in the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Long An, causing serious concerns on food safety and hygiene conditions once again. More than 50 workers of the Thinh Viet Furniture Company in Binh Duong Province were admitted to the General Hospital in Tan Uyen District on afternoon of July 10, some unconscious while others were vomiting profusely. According to the workers, they had meals in the … [Read more...]

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HCMC’s public hospitals suffer exodus to private sector

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Doctors perform a surgery at Vinmec private hospital in Hanoi. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency The prospects of high salaries and professional independence have drawn the most talented doctors away from public facilities in Ho Chi Minh City. The slow trickle of talent out of the public sector came to a head, last month, with the opening of the private general hospital Xuyen A (Trans-Asia) in Cu Chi District, by creating a "huge" personnel crisis at its public counterpart, Cu Chi General … [Read more...]

The last farrier of Saigon

Farrier Huynh Van Dan does his job in Vinh Loc A Commune in Binh Chanh District - PHOTOS: THAI NGOC

Thai Ngoc Huynh Van Dan, a hoof trimmer for cows in Vinh Loc A Commune in Binh Chanh District, still takes pride in the job he has pursued since decades ago, simply because he finds it enjoyable. … [Read more...]

HCM City to train people abroad for metro line work

Engineers from Viet Nam and Japan study a model of the Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien metro line. 1,000 engineers and workers will go abroad for training in urban railway operation starting next year. - Photo tuoitre.vn

VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City will send 1,000 engineers and workers abroad for training in urban railway operation in preparation for the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line, set to open in 2016. Those selected will be sent to Japan, South Korea and Singapore starting early next year. Deputy head of the HCM City Urban Railway Management Board, Le Khac Huynh said that the board-devised training programme was to ensure there was no lack of high-quality workers to operate the urban railway system. … [Read more...]

RoK enterprises keen on investing in Binh Duong

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Binh Duong is now home to 487 RoK investment projects worth 1.9 billion USD (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) A delegation of enterprises from Gimpo city, the Republic of Korea (RoK), has expressed pleasure with business environment in the southern province of Binh Duong, saying they wish to invest in this locality. Mayor of Gimpo city in Gyeonggi province Yoo Young Rok, who headed the delegation, told officials of the Binh Duong provincial People's Committee on October 30 that his visit is … [Read more...]

City to train people abroad for metro line work

Engineers from Viet Nam and Japan study a model of the Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien metro line. 1,000 engineers and workers will go abroad for training in urban railway operation starting next year. - Photo tuoitre.vn HA NOI (VNS) - HCM City will send 1,000 engineers and workers abroad for training in urban railway operation in preparation for the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line, set to open in 2016. Those selected will be sent to Japan, South Korea and Singapore starting early next year. Deputy head … [Read more...]

Minister Vinh says falling FDI approvals no cause for concern

Tu Hoang Vinh raised the point before the General Statistics Office (GSO) released an updated report containing figures about FDI. Accordingly, more than 1,300 FDI projects had been licensed in the year to October 20 with combined registered capital of US$9.95 billion, up 24.4% in number but down nearly 24% in investment capital year-on-year. The report said the investors of 469 projects licensed in previous years had registered investment increases of nearly US$13.7 billion, tumbling by … [Read more...]

Southern industrial parks share experience in mass mobilization

The event takes place in Binh Duong province. (Photo: baobinhduong.vn)

(VOVworld) - Labor strikes mediation southern industrial parks and export processing zones were among major topics at a conference on mass mobilization in the southern province of Binh Duong on Tuesday. The event was held by the Party Central Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilization and the Binh Duong provincial Party Committee. Participants anticipated future workforce changes at industrial parks and economic zones that hire foreign workers. They discussed ways to promote mass mobilization … [Read more...]

HCM City takes the lead in FDI attraction

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Consumers at Co.op mart in Ho Chi Minh City. (Source: VNA) Ho Chi Minh City led cities and provinces nationwide in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 10 months of this year, with a total registered and additional capital of 2.85 billion USD, accounting for 20.8 percent of the country's total figure. The northern province of Bac Ninh came second with 1.38 billion USD, followed by southern Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces with 1.37 billion USD and 1.36 billion USD, … [Read more...]

Japanese enterprises appreciate Vietnam’s business environment

Japan studied Vietnamese business environment in Binh Duong province. (Source: VNA) … [Read more...]

ANZ to collect electronic customs bills in VN

Viet Nam Customs' General Department and ANZ Viet Nam co-operate in collecting bill payments from November 1.- Photo baomoi.com

HA NOI (Biz Hub) - Viet Nam Customs' General Department has permitted Australian Bank ANZ's Viet Nam branch to collect bill payments via the customs' electronic payment gateway from November 1. … [Read more...]

New Motivation and Prospect for FDI

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Manufacturing and the processing industry is attracting the most investment capital from foreign investors and this trend has generated positive ripple effects on Vietnam's economic restructuring process, as expected. The reviving real estate market has also become a target of investors from Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries as it holds huge potential for development in various segments, particularly office, hotel and residence. … [Read more...]

FDI into Vietnam: New Developments with No New Faces

Foreign investors registered to invest US$11.18 billion in Vietnam in the year to end-September, down 25 percent from the same period of 2013. But, the value of disbursed capital increased and new developments showed that Vietnam still has a lot of opportunities to attract FDI in the coming years. South Korea was the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam in the first nine months of 2014 with US$3.55 billion, accounting for 31.8 percent of total FDI investment in the country. Hong Kong ranked … [Read more...]

Processing & manufacturing industries grow sharply

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VGP - In the first ten months, the industrial production index (IPI) was estimated to go up by 6.9% against the same period last year, said the General Statistics Office (GSO). The IPI's quarterly growth rates were 5.3% in Q1; 6.9% in Q2 and 7.8% in Q3. … [Read more...]

Vietnam to have friendly matches before AFF Cup 2014

(VOV) - The national football squad will play friendlies against Bahrain, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Palestine and Malaysia in October and November in preparation for the Southeast Asian Football (AFF) Championships which Vietnam will co-host with Singapore. The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) in co-ordination with Ho Chi Minh City Football Federation (HFF) will organize two friendly matches for Vietnam's football team. They will meet U23 Bahrain team on October 29 and Korean student team … [Read more...]

European enterprises extend business confidence in Vietnam

Car assembly at Piaggio Vietnam Co., Ltd in Vinh Phuc Province. Photo: Huy Hung

The Hanoitimes - Business Climate Indicator (BCI) in third quarter showed confidence and prospects of European business community in Vietnam growing. It is information about BCI survey by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) provided on October 23. According to the survey, BCI third quarter increased from 66 points to 74 points in the last quarter, on par with the first quarter of 2011 suggesting that the expectation of the company in the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements … [Read more...]

European enterprises increase business confidence in Vietnam

Car assembly at Piaggio Vietnam Co., Ltd in Vinh Phuc Province. Photo: Huy Hung

The Hanoitimes - Business Climate Indicator (BCI) in third quarter showed confidence and prospects of European business community in Vietnam growing. It is information about BCI survey by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) provided on October 23. According to the survey, BCI third quarter increased from 66 points to 74 points in the last quarter, on par with the first quarter of 2011 suggesting that the expectation of the company in the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements … [Read more...]

Remains of martyrs found in Binh Duong province

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PANO - Binh Duong provincial Military Command and local forces on October 20th found remains of three martyrs, in Chanh My ward, Thu Dau Mot city, after ten day's search. According to the witnesses, these soldiers died in 1968 and were buried in a 14m-deep well by local people, challenging the search and excavating forces. … [Read more...]

Press digest – October 20

Positive signs in socio-economic performance in 9 months PM Nguyen Tan Dung said the socio-economic performance has been showing positive changes in 2014 and the Government has set higher targets for 2015 at an opening ceremony of the eighth session of the 13thNational Assembly. The economic growth rate expanded 5.62% over the past nine months of 2014 and was expected to reach around 5.8% for the whole year. In terms of economics, the Government has set a GDP rise of 6.2%, a CPI increase of … [Read more...]

Largest trade surplus and export growth predicted

A textile and garment production line in Viet Nam. Textiles and garments were listed as the country's second export with turnover of $15.52 billion - Photo Petro Times

HA NOI (Biz Hub) - Viet Nam is expected to achieve a trade surplus of nearly $3 billion, its highest level ever, and an export turnover of $150.5 billion in 2014. … [Read more...]