For reference: THE GOVERNMENT SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAMIndependence - Freedom - Happiness No. 02/NQ-CP Ha Noi, January 01, 2019 RESOLUTION Continued implementation of major tasks and solutions for improving the business environment and the national competitiveness in 2019 and orientation towards 2021 THE GOVERNMENT Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; Pursuant to Resolution No. 69/2018/QH14 dated April 12, 2016 of the National Assembly on the 5-year socio-economic development plan from 2016-2020; Resolution No. 48/2017/QH14 dated November 8, 2018 of the National Assembly on the socio-economic development plan for 2019; At the proposal of the Minister of Planning and Investment, DECIDES: I. EVALUATION OF THE SITUATION Thanks to implementation of the Government's annual Resolutions No. 19 on improving the business environment and the national competitiveness, ministries, agencies and localities have become increasingly aware … [Read more...] about Resolution on continued improvement of business environment (Resolution 02)
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1. Monk captures pagoda thieves using dustpan An eccentric retrospective on 2018 stories Monk chases, captures pagoda thieves in southern Vietnam Stealing money is no laughing matter, especially so when it is stolen from a sacred place like a pagoda. But video footage of a monk chasing down thief with a dustpan at the Van Phuong Pagoda in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province certainly raised a laugh or two. 2. Hanoi publicizes sex workers’ hangouts Alleged sex workers and potential customers on Lieu Giai Street, Hanoi, a night in 2014. Photo by VnExpress/File In a bizarre attempt at shaming those engaging in sex work, authorities recently revealed 10 spots that most sex workers hang out waiting for customers. These include several streets, a park and a bus station in the districts of Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, Hoang Mai, Bac Tu Liem, and Ba Dinh. But the public was not impressed. They said they could not care less about the hangouts. They would, however, be very interested in the … [Read more...] about An eccentric retrospective on 2018 stories
HSBC’s 11th annual Expat Explorer survey reveals that expats in Vietnam annually earn $90,408 on average, with 31 per cent seeing an income rise of 25 per cent and above. Vietnam, accordingly, ranks in the first place in the world with nearly three quarters (72 per cent) saying moving to Vietnam helped them save more, while 72 per cent also agree that they have more disposable income than they did in their home country. Both proportions are higher than the global average (52 per cent for savings and 56 per cent for disposable income). The survey was conducted in the form of an online questionnaire, with the participation of 22,318 expats from 163 countries and territories. The most popular purpose of their saving or investment is still retirement (43 per cent), followed by buying the first/next property (30 per cent). Nevertheless, when it comes to property ownership, one-fourth (26 per cent) of expats own property in Vietnam, while the global average is 36 per cent. Expats … [Read more...] about Expats vote Vietnam among best countries to live and work
Viet Nam News When Hoàng Nguyên joined his sister going to a baking class, he discovered his passion. That is baking cakes. He now owns a bakery and has also written books about baking. However, he studied to become a journalist. Hoàng Nguyên, 24, was born in a business family in the central city of Đà Nẵng and graduated from the Academy of Journalism and Communication, but chose to pursue neither career. Instead, he became a pastry chef. Now, after overcoming a myriad of challenges, he is the proud owner of Bana Bakery with the famous bánh kem sầu riêng (durian cream cake) and the author of a bakery cookbook that sells like er… hot cakes. This year he plans to write a second book containing recipes for 70 cakes and an online book on traditional Vietnamese cakes in English and Vietnamese. Thu Ngân speaks to Nguyên. Inner Sanctum: How were your early days in baking? What inspired your … [Read more...] about The passionate baker
Since using this modern payment application, my life has positively changed. As a person who was always cautious of managing money, I used to trusted in cash payment only. However I have changed my payment habit. It is now only with a cellphone, all of my ATM cards and membership cards are fully integrated with Samsung Pay, and above all others, it is still absolutely secured. Have you ever experienced the feeling of regretfully looking at your favorite items sold to somebody else, or how embarrassing it is when your money is not enough to pay for a coffee bill? Having gone through all of these, I shall share a tip to stay away from these troubles. The strong need of e-payment solution In the past, I only trust in things that I was sure of. Especially, I was very cautious of what I considered to be risky like crediting all my money to cards. It was partly due to my habits, and partly due to the obsession with the ATM card theft, I was not so interested in card payment. That was why … [Read more...] about How did my cash payment habits change?