Apart from focusing on traditional markets, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs hopes to send more workers overseas. Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Viet Nam Economic Times) talked to Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen.
Phan Thanh Long, head of the Viet Nam Sugar and Sugarcane Association, told Thoi Bao Kinh Te (VN Economic Times) about the revival of the industry.
A fall in the January's CPI will enable macroeconomic stability, Dinh Van Nha, Vice Chairman of NA Committee on Financial and Budgetary Affairs, tells Thoi Bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
Despite a report by health inspectors that a soft drink factory in Binh Duong Province had nothing to answer for over a customer's claim that he found a fly in a recent drink, many readers of Tuoi tre newspaper beg to disagree.
Pham Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Party's Central Economic Committee, tells Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) why the country spends so much on imports.
Vietnamese businesses should form alliances to boost competitiveness, Nguyen Quoc Thinh, director of the Trademark Centre at the Viet Nam University of Commerce, told Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.
Policies on jobs, social welfare, labour safety and care for the underprivileged will be a priority this year, Labour Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen tells Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Viet Nam Economic Times).
Viet Nam aims to send 90,000 guest workers abroad in 2015, deputy director of the Overseas Labour Management Department Tong Hai Nam told Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper spoke with Bui Van Linh, deputy head of the Ministry of Education and Training's student affairs department, about the importance of counselling.
Bribes are sometimes given as gifts during Tet, but they are also a year-round problem, Dang Ngoc Dinh, director of the Center for Community Support Development Studies, told the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper.
Nguyen Van Tan, vice chief of the Ministry of Health's General Office for Population and Family Planning, spoke with Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about solutions to problems created by demographic changes.
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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.

Payout key to Old Quarter resettlement success
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