Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng at the press briefing after the Government meeting on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Government officials Wednesday provided further details to the media regarding matters of concern among the public recently. Answering reporters’ queries at the Government meeting for August, officials addressed a number of topics. Regarding the Đông Đô University case, where since 2016 certificates of English language proficiency for thousands of people without the need to take classes or sit for exams, Major General Nguyễn Duy Ngọc, Deputy Minister of Public Security, said the criminal proceedings have begun against five people. Earlier, the ministry issued an arrest warrant against Trần Khắc Hùng, 47, chairman of the Board of Directors and head of the Training Institute at Đông Đô University on … [Read more...] about Officials quizzed on hot topics
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A co-working space in Ha Noi. The proliferation of co-working space in the country has been viewed as helpful to the fast-growing start-up scene. — VNS Photo Bao Hoa Banking on solid economic growth, a young population and strong internet coverage, Viet Nam has been making efforts to become a start-up nation. The country has set its sights on having one million active businesses by 2020, and at the core of this community will be 5,000 innovative start-ups at the forefront of technology, ushering the country’s labour-intensive growth into the new age of digitisation and out of the middle-income trap. The Government started getting serious about the issue in 2016 – marking the year as the national start-up year and putting in place the Prime Minister’s ‘National Programme for Supporting an Innovative Startup Ecosystem through 2025’, or Project 844. According to FPT Insight, a start-up ecosystem involves several stakeholders, including the Government, … [Read more...] about VN’s start-ups have ambitious plans, but is red tape holding back development?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà received questions and comments from National Assembly deputies yesterday, with concerns including environmental protection and sustainable resources management. In response to a question from deputy Quách Thế Tản from the northern province of Hòa Bình regarding the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)’s inspections during the second day of the National Assembly (NA) Q&As yesterday, Hà said in the last two years, inspectors had conducted 1,000 inspections, with a focus on land management. Thousands of hectares of wrongly-used land had been confiscated, he said, adding that inspections in five big cities including Hà Nội, HCM City and Hải Phòng City had helped terminate the wrongful use of 516 ineffective projects, with more than 3,000ha of land withdrawn. Answering deputy Hà … [Read more...] about Ministers grilled on hot social issues
Norwegian solar companies seek cooperation opportunity in Vietnam A group of Norway’s leading solar companies attended a Norwegian Solar Seminar in Hanoi on October 15 to look for cooperation opportunities with local partners in the solar energy sector. The event is co-organized by Royal Norwegian Embassy and Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 1 (PECC1), under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) with the attendance of Norweiginan Ambassador designate, Ms Grete Lochen, Commercial Counsellor Mr Harald Naevdal, General Director of EVN PECC1 Mr Pham Nguyen Hung, representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and over 70 participants from the EVN and its subsidiaries, independent power plant owners, construction companies, private investors from Vietnam and Laos, suppliers and consultants and other stakeholders. At the seminar, an energy consultant of the World Bank presents an overview of Vietnam’s solar energy, highlighting the achievements of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 19/10
Hanoi Gift Show 2018 to draw more than 250 exhibitors Local airlines increase aircraft fleet Data from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) show that the number of aircraft registered in Vietnam amounted to 175 as of September, up 14% year-on-year. Cat Lai customs work with 58 shipping firms over waste imports Customs officials at HCMC's Cat Lai Port have worked with representatives of 58 shipping companies that have transported over 3,000 containers of scrap to the port to determine their responsibilities and brief them of the Prime Minister’s Directive 27 on solutions to enhance control over imported waste, Thanh Nien newspaper reported, citing Pham Thi Leo, deputy head of Saigon Port Area 1 Customs Office. Leo said the customs agency was cooperating with these shipping companies in line with the 2014 Customs Law and 2005 Maritime Law. Shipping companies were asked to carry ineligible scrap imports out of Vietnam. They must assume responsibility for the waste … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 17/10