Hundreds of police officers blockaded part of Nguyen Trai Street in District 1 from both ends before raiding the SunFlower Restaurant, a highly popular night hangout in the downtown area. The restaurant's security guards were prevented from turning on the alarm system as police raided the VIP rooms on the second floor. Many people tried to escape but were detained. Around 70 suspected drug users and waitresses were taken to the police station for drug tests. Some of the detainees reportedly screamed and resisted the police officers. At the same time, a group of officers raided a hotel on Le Lai Street, a 15-minute drive from Ben Thanh Market and caught a restaurant waitress offering sex services to her customer. Police said all the waitresses at the restaurant had negotiated prices to have sex with drunk customers. They said the raids were part of an operation to tighten control over several kinds of commercial sex services offered by many restaurants and bars in the tourist district. … [Read more...] about 70 drug users, sex workers detained in Saigon downtown raids
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Illustrative image (Photo: Internet) Hanoi (VNA) – Japan’s Mos Food Services Inc. has teamed up with the US food technology startup Impossible Foods Inc. to offer plant-based burger patties in Singapore, becoming the first major fast-food chain to introduce them in the city-state. The Japanese operator of Mos Burger and Mos Cafe outlets aims to draw business from health-and eco-conscious customers as plant-based meat is less greenhouse emissions-intensive than animal meat. The company is preparing to release it in other countries as well. Jun Takifuka, its executive officer and general manager at the firm's international headquarters, said Mos Food has already sold plant-based hamburgers in Taiwan. Its Singaporean arm, Mos Foods Singapore Pte. Ltd., started offering "Mos Impossible Burger" on December 9 at 39 Mos Burger and Mos Cafe restaurants, using plant-based patties made by the US firm. The hamburger is … [Read more...] about First fast food chain sells plant-based burgers in Singapore
Workers at the New Wing Interconnect Technology Co. (Photo: bacgiang-iza.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Singapore-invested New Wing Interconnect Technology Co. in the northern province of Bac Giang has raised the investment capital of its project by 110 million USD. With the latest addition, the plant, which manufactures headphones and wires, will have total investment capital of 210 million USD, becoming one of the largest foreign-invested projects in Vietnam in the first two months of this year, baodauthau.vn reports. Covering more than 60,000sq.m in the Van Trung Industrial Zone, the plant manufactures nearly 225 million products each year. In the two-month period, Bac Giang lured 125 million USD in foreign investment capital (FDI), ranking 12th among 63 localities nationwide in terms of FDI attraction, statistics from the Foreign Investment Agency showed. [FDI up 2.5 times in first two months of 2019] As of February, the province was home to 434 foreign-invested projects, with … [Read more...] about Singapore headphone firm ups investment
Hanoi (VNA) – The 17th Meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) took place in Hanoi on October 20, gathering representatives from ten ASEAN nations and the ASEAN Secretariat. It was the ACWC’s second meeting in the year, following the 16th meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia in March. It was held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the ASEAN Secretariat as part of the third ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women (AMMW) and related meetings in Hanoi from October 18 – 25. The meeting discussed the follow-up from the 16th meeting and reviewed the implementation of projects of the ACWC Work Plan 2016 – 2020. A number of important projects have been completed, such as the ASEAN Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Singapore in August, the 2018 ASEAN Conference on Juvenile Justice Reform in Thailand in May, and the release of the ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Violence … [Read more...] about Hanoi hosts meeting of ASEAN commission on women’s, children’s rights
Vietnam is considered an ideal destination for investing in motorcycle ride-hailing services as it has a population of 90 million and 45 million registered motorcycles. Besides, operating expenses in Vietnam are cheaper than in markets like Singapore and Malaysia. Last year, Go-Jek opined that Vietnam will be the company’s second destination in Southeast Asia, following the Philippines, and its third overseas market in Asia. According to Go-Jek, investing in Vietnam will open up opportunities for it to develop the Go-Pay payment application. Established in 2010 as a phone-based motorcycle ride-hailing service, Go-Jek has evolved into an on-demand mobile platform and a cutting-edge app, providing a wide range of services that includes transportation, logistics, mobile payments, food delivery, and many other on-demand services. Go-Jek is valued at $5 billion. Entering Vietnam, Go-Jek will have to compete with heavyweight competitors like GrabBike and UberMotor. In late September … [Read more...] about Go-Jek to set foot in Vietnam?