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Drivers pay small notes at toll station in protest

Monday, 14 August 2017 08:56

Drivers pay small notes at toll station in protest Many drivers are putting small notes into bottles when they pay toll fees at Cai Lay BOT toll station in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang as part of a go-slow protest at excessive fees.
 

Private cameras to be integrated with public CCTV

Saturday, 12 August 2017 09:12

Private cameras to be integrated with public CCTV The General Supervision Centre will be established by the end of this year to connect with and manage present camera systems.
 
 

Shifting sands in VN’s construction industry

Friday, 11 August 2017 09:08

Shifting sands in VN’s construction industry With demand for sand for construction rising even as prices are skyrocketing, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Dinh Dung has recommended the use of other materials in construction in place of natural sand.
 
 

$158 million invested in water supply system in HCM City

Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:59

$158 million invested in water supply system in HCM City Ho Chi Minh City Finance and Investment state-own company (HFIC), State-owned commercial bank Vietcombank and the Saigon Water Corporation (SAWACO) this morning co-signed an agreement on implementation of the water supply program worth VND3,650 billion ($158 million).
 
 

Five cities to be lit up to mark ASEAN’s 50th anniversary

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:48

Five cities to be lit up to mark ASEAN’s 50th anniversary Significant sites in major cities of Vietnam will be lit up simultaneously on the night of August 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 
 
 

Rights of VN workers abroad must be protected

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:31

Rights of VN workers abroad must be protected Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to Nhan Dan (The People) newspaper about his ministry’s resolve to protect the rights of Vietnamese guest workers abroad.
 
 

Rubber plantations destroyed by storm

Saturday, 29 July 2017 08:42

Rubber plantations destroyed by storm Rubber growers in central Quang Tri Province’s Vinh Linh District are devastated after some 1,000ha of their rubber plantations were damaged by tropical storm Sonca.
 
 

Cost overruns found in major Hanoi projects

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 09:59

Cost overruns found in major Hanoi projects The Government Inspectorate (GI) has released findings of egregious wrongdoing in the implementation of a number of BT (Build-Transfer) and BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) infrastructure and environmental projects in Ha Noi City.
 
 

Hanoi metro project faces another delay due to finance delay

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 09:56

Hanoi metro project faces another delay due to finance delay The Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line which was planned to enter trial operation in October this year is facing a high risk of being failing to meet the schedule because of a delayed release of funds.
 
 

Transport Ministry stops operation of new double-decker buses

Monday, 24 July 2017 13:43

Transport Ministry stops operation of new double-decker buses The Ministry of Transport has asked seven cities and provinces to halt the operation of double-decker buses, the first of their kind that began their trial runs early this month.
 
 

Foreign businesses eyeing domestic cement

Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:59

Foreign businesses eyeing domestic cement The first half of 2017 has passed, and while no investor has announced plans to buyout a domestic cement company, signs of an impending takeover have not decreased.
 
 

Mekong Delta faces troubling sand shortage

Friday, 21 July 2017 14:55

Mekong Delta faces troubling sand shortage Provinces in the Mekong Delta have run out of sand for construction at a time when many key infrastructure works are in progress.
 
 

House fire kills two in Hanoi

Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:19

House fire kills two in Hanoi Two women were killed in a fire that broke out in a house in Ha Noi’s Hai Ba Trung District in the early hours today.
 
 

Heavy rain flattens summer autumn rice in Mekong Delta

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:55

Heavy rain flattens summer autumn rice in Mekong Delta Continuous heavy rain has drenched part of the Mekong Delta and flattened vast summer autumn rice area in some provinces, slowing harvest and posing a danger of loss for local farmers.
 
 

One killed, 13 missing as tropical storm Talas strikes central region

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:05

One killed, 13 missing as tropical storm Talas strikes central region One person has been killed, 13 others are missing and thousands of houses damaged as the storm Talas made landfalls to the central regions early Monday morning, according to initial reports by local authorities. 
 
 

Re-grant of passports and Vietnamese visas to foreigners

Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:16

Re-grant of passports and Vietnamese visas to foreigners I’m a foreigner bearing a foreign passport and staying in Ho Chi Minh City on my visit to the country. On arrival, I have had my bag stolen with my passport and visa in it. What can I do to have them re-granted?
 
 

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