Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers what they think about a new policy in which illegal note exchange services would be fined, especially those at pagodas and temples, in an effort to put a stop to the money littering at religious places.
The pharmaceutical industry should take advantage of traditional medicines, Truong Quoc Cuong, director of the Drug Administration of Viet Nam, told Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.
Pham Minh Huan, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, spoke to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about Tet bonuses this year.
Encouraging rational decision-making is a strong feature of the 2014 Law on Public Investment, Dao Quang Thu, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, tells the Viet Nam & World Economic Affairs newspaper.
Preferential tax policies will help enterprises restore production rates, Bui Van Nam, the department's director general, tells Hai Quan Cuoi Tuan (Customs Weekend).
Parking spot requirement ‘puts cart before horse'
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share with us their thoughts about a new proposal from the HCM City's Transport Department which would make anyone trying to buy a car have to prove they have a place to park it. Most readers opposed the proposal.
Nation should stop sacrificing its growth rate for stabilising the economy, Tran Hoang Ngan with the National Advisory Council on Monetary and Financial Policies, tells Viet Nam Economic Times.
Ministries and sectors should rework ineffective poverty reduction policies, Son Phuoc Hoan, Vice Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, told Nong Thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today).
Hai Phong Customs Department Director Nguyen Tien Loc discusses the new customs law with Vietnam News Agency, saying the one-stop shop mechanism was the main focus of the legislation.
Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly's Social Affairs Committee Bui Sy Loi told the Hai quan (Customs) Newspaper about difficulties being faced in expanding social insurance policies in Viet Nam.
The core idea in Ha Noi's "smart city" plan is to build a "smart government," Phan Lan Tu, director of the city's Department of Information and Communications, tells Tien Phong (Vanguard).
Authorities fail to deal with dangerous vehicles
Authorities fail to deal with dangerous vehicles

Nine people killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a minibus last Saturday in Thanh Hoa Province were relatives on their way to Quang Ninh for a wedding. Parents of the bride-to-be were both killed. A happy occasion turned tragic. No words could describe the pain.

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.

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Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.