VietNamNet Bridge – According to a memorandum of understanding signed recently between Vietnam and Australia, the two countries will grant tourist and work visas for citizens of both sides from July 1 2016. Senator Michaelia Cash, assistant to the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection of Australia, said in the coming months, the two countries will cooperate closely to implement the necessary legal and administrative processes for the new visa. Vietnam is the latest country to which Australia agreed to grant this type of visas. The program is expected to help promote labor export cooperation between the two countries in the context that the procedure and requirement for imported labor in Australia is quite strict. Initially, 200 tourist and work visas will be granted to young people, with a maximum duration of 12 months. According to the website of the Ministry of Immigration of Australia, those who have tourist and work visas have the opportunity to extend the … [Read more...] about 200 Vietnamese to travel to and work in Australia from July
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About 29 people in Vietnam get HIV every day Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also chairman of the Vietnam National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, said that Viet Nam faced a challenge due to reduced international financial support, which heightened the risk of infection for previously low-risk individuals. He encouraged social organisations to continue contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Viet Nam has successfully kept the ratio of people infected with HIV below 0.3 per cent. The country now has over 213,000 people living with HIV. New infections declined for three consecutive years after the introduction of methadone treatment for drug addicts. Storm death toll in central Vietnam rises to 22 The 8th tropical storm which brought torrential rains to the central coastal provinces late last week has killed at least 22 people and injured six others. Seven other people are reported missing, … [Read more...] about About 29 people in Vietnam get HIV every day
Last week Viet Nam News asked readers to share their opinions on the state of waterway safety in Viet Nam and the necessity of wearing life jackets as preparation for emergency situations. Here are some responses: Ruurd van Putten, Dutch, Nha Trang, a captain of a 35-passenger, 25-metre- long sailing vessel in the Netherlands Next week There might be a link between mobile phones and cancer risk, the World Health Organisation announced on its website on May 31, following a week-long meeting of 31 scientists convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Though the scientists said evidence of the association between mobile phones and glioma - a particularly dangerous type of brain cancer - was still accumulating, the announcement sparked immediate concerns. What do you think about the WHO announcement? How will it affect your phone use? What will you do, if anything, to protect your health from possible risks? We welcome your opinion. Send an e-mail to … [Read more...] about Safety regulations needed on waterways
Danang has been designated by the central government to be the core city of the Key Economic Zone in central Vietnam, the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the terminal point of the East-West Corridor linking with Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. It is clear that Danang's location makes it a strategic location from which your business can access potentially rich Vietnamese and other Asian markets. I. STRATEGIC LOCATION The coastal city of Danang is situated at the very heart of Vietnam, 759km from Hanoi and 960km from Ho Chi Minh City. It lies on the north-south communications axis of land ( National Road 1A), rail, sea and air routes. Danang borders Thua Thien - HueProvince in the north, QuangNamProvince in the south and the west, and the EasternSea in the east. It is located in a typical tropical area influenced by monsoons with an annual average temperature of 25.7C. The city has a natural land area of 1,256km2 and a population of 887,069 as of 01 April 2009. … [Read more...] about Why invest in Danang?
Labor-intensive firms to benefit from tax payment delays Enterprises employing more than 300 workers and cooperatives in certain sectors will have their 2011 tax payments delayed for one year, according to a prime ministerial decision. Decision 54/2011/QD-TT inked by the Prime Minister last week following a Ministry of Finance proposal is aimed at helping enterprises cope with current tough market conditions such as high inflation and high interest rates. In addition to labor-intensive businesses, cooperatives in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, textiles, footwear, electronic components, and infrastructure construction will not have to pay 2011 taxes until next year. The taxes whose payment can be delayed from the end of next month should be roughly calculated every quarter and declared in the firm's tax statements for 2011, excluding the tax on incomes from other activities than business and production. Tax payments in Q1 will be rescheduled to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 26/10