Director of the Ministry of Health's Medical Equipment and Construction Department Nguyen Minh Tuan spoke with Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about the sector's efforts to stop faulty medical equipment.
Vu Vinh Phu, President of the Ha Noi Supermarket Association, discusses with Hai Quan (Customs) Newspaper the competition between traditional markets and modern supermarkets in Viet Nam
SOEs may cease to be the engine of the national economy if they don't speed up restructuring. Phung Duc Kien, National Assembly Deputy, tells Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
R&D firms need sound business strategies and more skilled researchers to overcome current challenges, Pham Hong Quat, an official with the Ministry of Science and Technology, tells Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi).
Most Vietnamese companies are negligent when it comes to protecting their information on the Internet, VNCERT director Vu Quoc Khanh told Kinh Te & Do Thi (Economic and Urban Affairs) newspaper.
A recent NA decision allows addicts to be kept at detoxification centres before being sent to compulsory rehabilitation centres. But this is just one step in fighting addiction, Centre for Psychological Studies and Support to Drug Users director Le Trung Tuan told Viet Nam News.
Having a single unit handle public procurement will save a lot of money, Nguyen Tan Thanh, deputy director of the Viet Nam Asset Management Department, told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper.
The Government should propose that "civil economic" offences be decriminalised, Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers for their about the proposal to set up "safe drinking venues," where customers can enjoy services like overnight parking services and persons who can take them home if they can't drive. Obviously, this initiative is aimed at reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road, but how would this work out practically? Here are some of our readers' responses.
It is time for Viet Nam to restructure its national budget collection, economic expert Vu Dinh Anh told Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam spoke with Tin tuc (News) newspaper about financial policies for rental housing development projects.
Report on public servants stretches credulity
Report on public servants stretches credulity

We are used to raising our eyebrows quizzically whenever a rosy report is put out by some Government agency or the other, but we also understand that a bloated bureaucracy is not likely to be very self-critical.

You Asked ( 21-05-2013)

Dear Editor,There is a rule that decrees a foreigner visiting Viet Nam on a tourist visa cannot legally rent a house and must stay in a hotel.

Road projects prepping for sale to investors

Viet Nam needs to invest in infrastructure while sustaining economic growth. So far, the State budget and official development assistance have contributed most of the funding for infrastructure development.


HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 3    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.