Tender planned for sugar imports
The Government has agreed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to put sugar import within quota out for tender in 2016 instead of allocating it in order to ensure transparency.
Work begins on Bac Giang-Lang Son road
The construction of a 63.8km-section of the Bac Giang-Lang Son Expressway and the strengthening of 110km of National Road 1's surface began yesterday in the Lang Son Province.
PM approves $1 billion ‘eco' complex
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the building of a US$1 billion "ecological" complex on Vu Yen Island in the northern port city of Hai Phong.
Northern Europe needs quality products, firms told
Product quality is the key to the North European market, including Finland, trade experts told businesses at a workshop in HCM City late last week.
Can Tho posts strong growth
The southern city of Can Tho posted the highest economic growth rate among centrally-run cities in the first half of this year.
Bad debt reserves cut Vietcombank gains
Provisional funds for bad debts whittled away significant profits of the Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam, or Vietcombank, during the first half of this year.
Market rally extended as blue chips continue growth
The national stock market yesterday extended its rally on both bourses as blue chips maintained their growth and market liquidity remained high.
Tax arrears to be publicised
More than 600 enterprises owing large tax debts will be made public this month, according to the Ministry of Finance.
VN has 29 million 3G subscribers
Viet Nam had 29.1 million 3G subscribers, a 29.6 per cent year-on-year increase, as of June 2015, a report by the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam said.
Viet Nam, S Korea seal ICT co-operation deal
Viet Nam's Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son signed a cooperative agreement with South Korea during his recent visit to the country, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Irradiation to boost VN fruit exports
Viet Nam expects to increase fresh fruit exports to the US and Australia next year following the US government's approval of irradiation as an effective quarantine system.
Airport concessions can be a win-win affair: official
Airport concessions can be a win-win affair: official

Overcrowding and resultant wear and tear on airport infrastructure has marked strong growth of the domestic aviation industry. Infrastructure upgrades as well as service improvements need large investments that exert great pressure on the State Budget as well as State-owned enterprises managing the airports.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.