Illustration by Trịnh Lập by An Phương Among the nine results listed on Google when I asked the question “Should women drive?” in Vietnamese, six of them gave me negative answers, which inspired me to talk with many people about the topic. This topic has caused controversy among many people recently, especially after several serious car crashes with female drivers occurred. I’m a woman who can’t drive and I don’t plan to learn how to drive anytime soon as I’m totally fine with riding my own motorbike, taking taxis, or booking a GrabBike when necessary. However, I have to admit I have a conflict of interest. While I encourage all my female friends to take driving lessons or drive, I judge, albeit in a low-key way, other women that cut me off as they drive a car. Quang Minh, 32, told me that women are generally not solid drivers of cars. “I’m not saying this because … [Read more...] about Should Vietnamese women drive a car?
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HÀ NỘI – Vingroup’s mega urban area in the west of Hà Nội – VinCity Sportia is creating a wave of excitement among Japanese and Korean investors who want to grab a golden opportunity, as developments in the project can be sold to foreigners. In recent years, investment in Việt Nam has soared significantly in every sector, from production to trade, services and real estate. The number of foreigners living and working in Việt Nam has exceeded 83,000 and keeps increasing rapidly, and many of them are Japanese and Korean. The good news is the Law on Housing which took effect from July 1, 2015 allows foreign individual and organisations to own homes in Việt Nam. With more transparent instructions, the law has turned on green light for foreign investors to invest in real estate projects which promise high returns. And VinCity Sportia is arising as a spotlight in the west of Hà Nội. Quality living For highly-demanding … [Read more...] about Why is VinCity Sportia attractive to Japanese, Korean
Enterprise Rent-A-Car and MP Executives have officially introduced car rental services in Vietnam on November 29. Enterprise Rent-A-Car and MP Executives introduced car rental services in Vietnam Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a US company with USD22bn in annual revenues. The car rental services in Viet Nam and Asia are licensed to MP Executives-a subsidiary of MP Group. Their targeted customers are multinational companies working in Vietnam. MP Executives also started a similar service previously with 80 percent of the customers are companies. Individual customers must hire a driver. Enterprise Rent-A-Car and MP Executive are considering to allow individual customers to drive the cars on their own and launch a car-renting mobile app and website with listed prices for each type of car. Dang Minh Phuong, MP Logistics, said Vietnam was an important market. There are four major car-renting firms in the world including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz Global Holdings, Avis Budget … [Read more...] about Enterprise Rent-A-Car enters Vietnamese market
By Ba Do  November 4, 2018 | 03:13 pm GMT+7 The car when salvaged off the river. Photo by VnExpress/Son Tuyen A man still had his hands on the steering when a car was fished out of the Red River in Hanoi Saturday morning. It took the rescue team five hours to locate the car at the bottom of the Red River. The car was found near the pier of Chuong Duong Dridge at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Many boats helped with the salvage operation. The rescue team had to cut the car open in order to get the victims out. “There were two people in the car, one woman and one man with his hands still on the wheel. They have not been identified yet,” a Long Bien District police officer told VnExpress. The damaged guard rail has been repaired. Photo by VnExpress/Phuong Son The car was heavily damaged in the front and at the back. It appears that at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the car had crashed through the guard rails of Chuong Duong Bridge and plunged to the bottom of the Red … [Read more...] about Couple in a car fished out of Hanoi river
Viet Nam News Khánh Dương There is no doubt that drunk driving is a killer disease. Drunk drivers kill themselves and kill others. The driver of a four-seat BMW car ran out of control on streets of HCM City last week and crashed into several motorbikes and a taxi waiting at a red light at Hàng Xanh intersection in Bình Thạnh District. One motorbike driver was killed on the spot after being trapped under the car and dragged along the street. Five others were injured. One is in critical condition at the moment with brain damage. The female driver behind the wheel, Nguyễn Thị Nga, confessed to police she had been drinking at her restaurant. While driving home, she could not control her speed. Her alcohol level was identified at 0.94 mg per litre of breath, making her drunk. Bình Thạnh District police yesterday launched legal proceedings and temporarily detained Nga. Lawyers said Nga faces three to 10 years in jail, in … [Read more...] about Drunk driving is not a mistake, it’s a crime