Society

Thousands of seats available on north-south trains

Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:47

Thousands of seats available on north-south trains Some 170,000 seats are available for railway passengers going from north to south Vietnam and vice versa before and after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays.
 

Tet bonuses likely to be higher

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 12:42

Tet bonuses likely to be higher This year’s year-end bonuses at enterprises nationwide are expected to be higher than last year. The average bonus is expected to be higher than the usual one month’s salary, a representative from the Institute for Workers and Trade Unions under the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour told Thoi bao Kinh doanh.
 
 

Foreign sailors rescued in Ba Ria-Vung Tau waters

Monday, 15 January 2018 12:47

Foreign sailors rescued in Ba Ria-Vung Tau waters The Vietnam Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Zone 3 on January 13 saved two foreign sailors who met an accident in the waters off the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
 
 

Ministry wants higher base salary for public servants

Saturday, 13 January 2018 12:28

Ministry wants higher base salary for public servants The Ministry of Home Affairs is consulting relevant ministries and agencies over a plan to raise the monthly base salary from the current VND1.3 million to VND1.39 million (US$61.2) for public officials and employees as well as armed forces.
 
 

New emission standard fuels rough changeover

Friday, 12 January 2018 13:55

New emission standard fuels rough changeover As the country shifts to a Euro 4 emission standard for diesel-fuelled vehicles, industry observers warn that the three fuel types on offer could spell problems for these more advanced engines, and opportunities for tricksters.
 
 

HCM City seeks more funds for metro lines 1, 2

Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:41

HCM City seeks more funds for metro lines 1, 2 HCM City authorities have proposed increasing capitalisation for the city’s first two metro lines as the projects continue to face a capital shortage.  
 
 

Tan Son Nhat airport to have 18 more aircraft parking slots

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 13:28

Tan Son Nhat airport to have 18 more aircraft parking slots Tan Son Nhat International Airport will have an additional 18 aircraft parking slots just in time for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, when air travel demand normally surges.
 
 

PM orders stricter management of military land

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:10

PM orders stricter management of military land Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for strict punishment of organizations and individuals who commit violations in military land use and management.
 
 

HCM City to pilot public car rentals

Saturday, 06 January 2018 11:04

HCM City to pilot public car rentals HCM City plans to run a pilot car rental service for Government officials to reduce expenditures, according to Vo Van Hoan, spokesperson for the HCM City’s People’s Committee.
 
 

UNDP supports building 300 houses for flood victims in central region

Friday, 05 January 2018 11:28

UNDP supports building 300 houses for flood victims in central region The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support the construction of 300 houses in the central provinces of Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Quang Nam, which were seriously affected by typhoon Damrey in 2017.
 
 

VN farmers prepare special food for lunar New Year

Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:25

VN farmers prepare special food for lunar New Year Farmers and food producers in the Mekong Delta are busy preparing speciality fruits and foods to meet burgeoning demand for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 16 this year.
 
 

VN to send 100,000 workers abroad annually

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 12:57

VN to send 100,000 workers abroad annually Vietnam plans each year to send 100,000 to 120,000 labourers to other countries by 2020, according to Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs.
 
 

River fish make fortune for breeder

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:03

River fish make fortune for breeder Ly Van Bon is making a fortune breeding river fish in cages in a tributary of the Mekong River. He ís farming the fish, known as Ca that lat knifefish (notopterus), in the Hau River and believes he ís the first to do so.
 
 

Transport firms urge reduction in road fees, toll stations

Saturday, 30 December 2017 12:06

Transport firms urge reduction in road fees, toll stations Multiple transportation firms have proposed reducing the number of Build – Operate – Transfer (BOT) toll stations as well as road maintenance fees by 30 per cent.
 
 

Japan likely to become top labour market of Vietnam in 2018

Friday, 29 December 2017 11:58

Japan likely to become top labour market of Vietnam in 2018 The Japanese labour export market is seen as the most successful employment market for Vietnamese guest workers as it offers diverse industries suitable for all working classes.
 
 

HCM City developed into major urban region in Southeast Asia

Thursday, 28 December 2017 13:09

HCM City developed into major urban region in Southeast Asia The Prime Minister has approved an adjustment plan to build Ho Chi Minh City into a major urban region with dynamic and sustainable development, playing a crucial role in Southeast Asia’s development.
 
 

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