National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attends the opening session for meetings of the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (APF)’s Women’s Parliamentary Network and the APF Education, Communication and Cultural Affairs Committee in Ha Noi on February 26, 2019 - Photo: VNA National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made that statement while attending the opening session for both meetings of the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (APF)’s Women’s Parliamentary Network and the APF Education, Communication and Cultural Affairs Committee in Ha Noi on February 26. In her opening speech, NA Chairwoman Ngan asserted that Viet Nam appreciates the APF’s role in international activities through initiating and implementing inter-parliamentary cooperation programs; strengthening friendship and solidarity between parliaments; and contributing to the growing development of parliamentary diplomatic … [Read more...] about Francophone Parliamentary Assembly’s Women’s Parliamentary Network opens in HN
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the event (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended the opening session for both meetings of the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (APF)’s Women’s Parliamentary Network and the APF Education, Communication and Cultural Affairs Committee in Hanoi on February 26. In her opening speech, NA Chairwoman Ngan warmly welcomed participants to the events, which saw the participation of delegates from APF and its chapters, those from the International Francophone Organisation (OIF), ambassadors from member countries of OIF in Vietnam, chief representatives of international organisations in Hanoi, and Vietnamese parliamentarians. According to the Vietnamese top legislator, the APF is a gathering place for French-speaking parliamentarians with the goal of pushing governments to move forward with aspirations for global peace and stability. From the 23 member … [Read more...] about Hanoi hosts meeting of APF Women’s Parliamentary Network
VietNamNet Bridge - Unlike most developed markets, Vietnamese mostly buy smartphones from retailers. Vietnamese mostly buy mobile phones from retailers In Europe and the US, people can buy smartphones under the mobile network operators’ policy. In exchange, they can access preferential prices when they commit to use service packages provided by the operators for a certain time. With the policy, users have opportunities to own smartphones at 40-50 percent, or sometimes 70 percent, lower than the retail price. Customers can also use preferential service packages offered by telcos. They, for example, can make certain number of fee calls and messages, or use a limited amount of data for free. The mode of sale also puts network operators at a disadvantage. In principle, mobile network operators have to advance money to pay to manufacturers, so that users can obtain products at low prices. A report shows that the Vietnamese mobile phone market is valued at … [Read more...] about Smartphone distribution via network operators unpopular in Vietnam
iPhone Xs and Xs Max are supported with 2 sims (Subscriber Identity Module), but there is only one physical sim, while the other is eSIM. Simcard is the ‘bridge’ between user and network operator. Like traditional SIM cards, eSIM has the function of storing information of the subscriber and helps smartphone access mobile networks. However, the difference is that eSIM is integrated directly into smartphone’s hardware. Experts predicted that mobile network operators will, sooner or later, have to support eSIM, because this is a trend all over the world. A representative of Viettel, one of the three largest mobile network operators, said right after Apple launched its products integrated with eSIM, Viettel planned to work with its partners and Apple on implementing the integration and declaration of eSIM for Viettel’s subscribers. As for VinaPhone, another large network, its representative said VinaPhone has taken the initiative in developing and experimenting eSIM … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s mobile network operators start R&D activities on eSIM
To date, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Taxation has yet to enforce tax payments from Uber B.V because the company has yet to open a bank account in Vietnam. Speaking at the regular monthly government press conference organised on February 2, Deputy Minister of Finance Nguyen Thi Mai stated that the tax department faces difficulties in collecting tax arrears from Uber B.V.Thus, the General Department of Taxation will review regulations and guide the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Taxation on collecting Uber B.V’s tax arrears.Previously, by the December 23 deadline, Uber only paid VND13.3 billion ($585,665) of the VND66.68 billion ($2.94 million) of tax arrears, thus the department decided to take enforcement measures.Accordingly, after receiving approval from the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City, the city Department of Taxation requested five banks—Vietcombank, Eximbank, Sacombank, ACB, and VietinBank—to facilitate enforcement against Uber. … [Read more...] about Vietnam fails to enforce tax payments from Uber B.V?