Businesses suffer additional charge because of port overloading

Cat Lai Port (File Photo: SGGP)

Shipping lines have taken advantage of the ongoing overloading at Cat Lai Port, one of the main ports in Ho Chi Minh City, to charge additional fees over export and import companies whose operation has been affected because of congestion at the port. Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) has increased fees on container lifting and demurrage services since July 15, said the companies. … [Read more...]

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Typhoon Halong to approach East Sea

A storm named Halong and a low tropical pressure are on the ways to East Sea from Luzon Island (Philippines), reported by the National Meteorology Hydrology Forecast Center and the Asia - Pacific weather forecast centers yesterday. Currently, the typhoon moves west northwestwards, meanwhile, the low tropical pressure moves westwards. The weather on Vietnam's southern territorial waters will see heavy rains on the large scale in the upcoming days. Because of influence of Inter-tropical … [Read more...]

City youth launch volunteer campaign in Laos

Head of the HCMC Party Committee's Public Relations Nguyen Van Ranh encourages volunteers at the launching ceremony of the volunteer campaign (Photo:SGGP)

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday launched a volunteer campaign to Laos in this summer. Nearly 70 students from city universities, colleges registered to participate in the campaign with many volunteer activities such as providing free health check and medicines for poor people, helping households to repair houses, carrying out cultural exchange programs... … [Read more...]

Foreigners arrested for defrauding via Internet


(VOV) - Hanoi Police have officially arraigned Nguyen Minh Thi and a number of foreign accomplices, charging them with schemes to defraud hundreds of millions of Vietnam Dong via the Internet. Vietnam faces internet security risks Internet management under strict scrutiny In March 2013, the Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security commenced criminal investigations of Nguyen Minh Thi, suspecting him of misappropriating property through swindling. Thi was residing in An Binh … [Read more...]

Famous French chef to demonstrate skills in Vietnam


(VOV) -Christian Le Squer, a 3-star Michelin Chef, will arrive in Hanoi on August 3 at the invitation of Vietnam Sturgeon Group, a leader in the field of Sturgeon aquaculture development in Vietnam. Chefs in Shanghai for Bocuse d'Or competition Famous US chef explores Vietnamese cuisine, culture Top Vietnamese chef featured in culinary exchange Chef Squer is scheduled to attend a number of culinary demonstrations aimed at promoting sturgeon - a rare fish species in Vietnam. He will also … [Read more...]

Vietnam police arrest leaders of large realty group


Vietnamese police have detained three top executives of Ho Chi Minh City-based Thien Thanh Group Co., Ltd. - one of them is the ex-leader of the Vietnam Construction Bank - for committing economic offences at the group. Pham Cong Danh, 49, chairman of the board of members of Thien Thanh Group, a large construction and real estate group in Vietnam, was arrested on Tuesday, police said. … [Read more...]

Measures to ensure safety for Vietnamese workers in Libya


(VOV) - The Ministry of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has implemented measures to ensure safety for 1,750 workers in Libya, including 200 in Tripoli and Bengazi, where conflicts are escalating. Over 700 Vietnamese labourers return to Libya Workers back to Libya Guest workers return to Libya Since early July when Libya first began showing signs of instability, MOLISA has kept in close contact with the Vietnamese Embassy in the North African country to monitor the situation, … [Read more...]

The legislative building is friendly with Thang Long Imperial Citadel?

VietNamNet Bridge - "The National Assembly headquarters building is friendly with the Thang Long Imperial Citadel," Do Thieu Quang, deputy director of the management unit for the NA's House and new Ba Dinh Hall construction project, has said in response to complaints about possible damage to the citadel, a World Heritage Site. Relate news Thang Long royal citadel to become a parkHanoi's iconic construction works observed from 200m heightNew road poses threat to Hanoi's Imperial Citadel Earlier, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese bride killed in Jeollanam-do, RoK


Police in Jeollanam-do province south west of the Republic of Korea on July 29 found the dead body of a young Vietnamese woman in a local valley. Initial investigations show the victim, Do Thi My Tien, born in 1987 in Tay Ninh province, married a Korean man in 2004. She obtained the Korean nationality and had an 8-year-old boy. … [Read more...]

Berlinale Short Film Festival to debut in HCM City


(VOV) - The Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) will screen ten winners of its short film category in Ho Chi Minh City on August 15-16. Vietnam Film Festival to take place in France Vietnamese short film vies for international award Dien Bien Phu victory films shown in Germany The Berlindale shorts, all of which are a maximum of 30 minutes long, feature a comprehensive array of the cinematic world from realism to the surrealist. The highlight of the event is the critically … [Read more...]