[OPINION] Vietnam: a poor country with rich country problems


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Samsung requests private terminal at Vietnam airport to facilitate import-export


South Korean electronics giant Samsunghas sought permission from Vietnamese authorities for a dedicated terminal for the company's import and export processes at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport. The private facility will help Samsung speed up the import and export of products. The firm accounted for 35 percent of inbound and outbound goods shipped via the airport in 2013, Samsung said in a document sent to state agencies last week. … [Read more...]

Japan greatly values ties with Vietnam

Japanese Justice Minister Tanigaki Sadakazu congratulating Vietnam on its National Day.

(VOV) -The Japanese Government attaches great importance to strengthening the friendship with Vietnam and hopes for broader investment and security cooperation in the future. Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Hirotaka Ishihara was speaking at a National Day reception hosted by the Tokyo-based Vietnam Embassy on September 1 with the participation of more than 500 delegates representing the Japanese Government, diplomatic corps in Tokyo, Japanese firms and Vietnamese community … [Read more...]

PM asks for quick treatment for victims of road accident

The scene of the tragic accident

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has tasked the Ministry of Health to send doctors to Lao Cai province to provide treatment to victims of a tragic road accident which occurred at 6:55 pm on Monday. The bus which was carrying 53 passengers from the locality's popular mountainous resort town of Sapa back to Lao Cai town plunged into abyss after trying to avoid a car going in the opposite direction. … [Read more...]

Deputy PM orders police forces to work hard to ensure traffic safety

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister cum chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday asked local authorities to mobilize all police forces and traffic inspectors to clamp down on traffic violations. In his dispatch to the Minister of Public Security, the Minister if Transport and leaders of traffic safety committee in districts, Deputy Prime Minister Phuc ordered to implement measures to ensure traffic safety on the national holidays. Mr. Phuc ordered police forces … [Read more...]

HCMC holds three photograph exhibitions on National Day


A photograph exhibition named 'Promoting the spirit of August Revolution in 1945 for developing and protecting the country' at HCMC Youth Cultural House on September 1, marking the National Day (September 2, 1945). The exhibition launching ceremony was attended by Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Head of the City Party Committee's Department of Education and Popularization Than Thi Thu, Deputy Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Hua Ngoc Thuan and … [Read more...]

Acclaimed Vietnamese-American director does charity work in home country


Tiana Alexandra-Silliphant, the Vietnamese-American director of the award-winning film "From Hollywood to Hanoi," concluded her charity trip to a mountainous region in central Vietnam on Monday. … [Read more...]

Vietnam to launch free vaccination campaign

Vietnam will launch biggest free-of-charge vaccination campaign nationwide for children in the ages of one to fourteen from September, said Dr. Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health's Preventive Medicine Department. Children from one to fourteen ages who have just received one vaccine shot of measles, rubella will be injected gratis. The campaign will be implemented in 63 provinces with around 23 million children. The campaign will include two phases. In the first phase, it will take … [Read more...]

HCMC authority asks Education Department to report on E-textbook plan

Ho Chi Minh city's People's Committee yesterday asked the Department of Education and Training to report a plan on requiring elementary students to use tablets that has currently raised public concern. The committee also asked the director of the Department of Education and Training to recapitulate opinions of educational experts, teachers and the public after two seminars on the project " E-textbothe and tablets" and send the report to the city authority. Last month the department suggested … [Read more...]

Food watchdog to keep eye on advertising

The food safety watchdog last weekend announced that it would be in coordination with related agencies to check food adverts amid growing advertising rule violation by many enterprises. Many companies have provided misleading advertising of their products with nutritional supplements to customers. Accordingly, the Vietnam Food Administration will issue fines if it discovers false claims of companies about their products. In addition to administrative fines, the food watchdog will withdraw … [Read more...]