Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at a meeting organised by the National Council for Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Improvement held in Hanoi on December 6. (Photo: chinhphu.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Although Vietnam has made strides in bettering the business environment and competitiveness capacity, there’s still room for improvement, heard participants at a meeting held in Hanoi on December 6. The meeting, organised by the National Council for Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Improvement, aimed at reviewing the implementation of the government’s efforts on the issues from 2019 and assign tasks for next year. Dau Anh Tuan, Director of the Legal Department of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said results of surveys on administrative procedure and tax procedure reform and business environment improvement in 63 provinces and cities showed the proportion of enterprises with positive assessment continued to increase for the third … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes progress in improving competitiveness
An overview of the conference (Source:http://hoinhabaovietnam.vn/) Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Interior University under the Interior Ministry, the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Chandler Institute of Governance on December 6 jointly held an international conference on the training of the human resources in service of international integration. Opening the function with the participation of managers, experts and scientists from Vietnam, France, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Nigeria, Deputy Minister Trieu Van Cuong said the Vietnamese Government has implemented varous cooperation activities with countries having rich experiences in administrative reform. This conference comes within the common efforts aimed at raising the quality of the personnel, thus pushing up the administrative reform, the official said, adding experiences learned from the function will create important theoretical and practical foundations for the ministry in providing … [Read more...] about Int’l confab on human resources training for integration
Bangkok (VNA) - The Thai Government has given the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) the go-ahead to extend the deadline for 14 renewable power plants to start commercial operations. The Energy Policy Administrative Committee (EPAC) approved the ERC’s proposal after many operators called for the government to ease the commercial operations date (COD) conditions. The 14 projects include waste-to-energy, biogas and biomass resources, with a combined power generation of 300 MW. These operators have been stymied by local protesters opposing development of power projects in their communities. Some projects have yet to begin construction because of trouble raising money or impractical technologies. ERC Deputy General Secretary Khomgrich Tantravanich said the National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) will approve the deadline extension on December 16. According to the ERC, many operators have asked for permission to relocate their sites after being resisted by local protesters, but … [Read more...] about Thailand postpones commercial operations of 14 renewable power plants
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh (Photo: VNA) Phnom Penh (VNA) – A Vietnam – Cambodia business cooperation forum was held in Phnom Penh on December 6, focusing on how to boost trade efficiency and protect the legitimate interests of enterprises, as well as experiences in completing procedures for cross-border goods. This is part of the activities in Cambodia of the caravan to boost connectivity between Vietnamese and Cambodian entrepreneurs, attracting the participation of major enterprises in the Mekong Delta and Cambodian partners. Speaking at the forum, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh affirmed that the busy trade and investment promotion activities as well as tourism between the two countries over the past two weeks manifest the great attention of their firms to the chances of cross-border trade and investment. During the function, many questions raised by Vietnamese entrepreneurs concerning business chances, registration … [Read more...] about Vietnam – Cambodia business cooperation forum to boost trade