Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam eCommerce and Digital Economy Agency kicked off the Online Friday 2019 and e-commerce and digital technology experience week in Hanoi on December 5. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said Online Friday was in its sixth year and had seen strong development and response from Vietnamese consumers as well as the business community. The first national online shopping day in 2014 saw a modest transaction total of 180 billion VND (7.7 million USD), said the minister. However, the programme has developed with more than 3,000 participating businesses and 27,000 products introduced through online shopping programmes, as well as e-commerce experience weeks. The turnover of the online shopping day reached more than 2 trillion VND (nearly 86 million USD) last year with 1.8 million orders on the system of e-commerce and social networks. Dang Hoang Hai, … [Read more...] about Shoppers rejoice as Online Friday 2019 kicks off
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Pham Ngoc Tien, Director of Gender Equality Department, MOLISA (Photo:qdnd.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – More than 80 experts from governmental agencies, domestic and international organizations, and academia attended “The launching workshop on the review of the National Strategy on Gender Equality and the development of the new National Strategy on Gender Equality 2021-2030” in Hanoi on December 6. CEDAW), Beijing Platform for Action and Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. UN Women Vietnam, highlighted that "Gender equality and women empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and indispensable for all aspects of socio-economic life. Gender equality is not only a basic human-right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, inclusive and sustainable Vietnam”. At the workshop, participants shared their plans to support the review of the National Strategy on Gender Equality implementation in the period of 2011-2020 and the development of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam builds new national strategy on gender equality
Deputy Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Ngo Minh Chau lauded the groups of police, stressing that the success in destroying the cross-country massive drug trafficking ring also manifests police forces to closely work together to handle drug trafficking and crack down drug criminals. As Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper published police has unearthed a drug trafficking ring in Ho Chi Minh City in March, 2019 seizing 895 packs of heroin. Police investigators have expanded their probe into the ring. Consequently, early November, they raided five warehouses in the city arresting many Taiwanese who transported drug. Drug investigators have seized 446 packs of heroin worth more than US$6 million from searching these warehouses. Police are hunting a Taiwanese. Totally, police have kept 1,397 packs of heroin and case-related items. Police in the northern city of Hai Phong yesterday announced to destroy a drug smuggling ring seizing 44 packs of heroin. The ring leader confessed to … [Read more...] about HCMC police rewarded for cracking massive drug trafficking ring
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?