To develop a fair market economy, Viet Nam needs to treat its SMEs better, Nguyen Duc Thanh, director of Viet Nam Centre for Economic and Policy Research, tells Thoi bao Kinh doanh (Business Times).
Vietnamese farmers have largely failed to benefit from their bumper crops for a long time, leading agriculture expert and South Viet Nam University rector Vo Tong Xuan told Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper.
General Director of the Viet Nam General Department of Geology and Minerals Nguyen Van Thuan talked to Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about new mineral exploitation regulations.
The new investment law aims to improve fairness and transparency, the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Legal Department deputy director Quach Ngoc Tuan told Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review).
The 2013 Land Law seeks to redress unequal land distribution for development projects, Nguyen Manh Hien, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, tells the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.
Many foreigners working in Viet Nam lack work permits, Nguyen Van Tien, deputy inspector in the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs tells the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked for readers' comments on the benefits of setting aside streets in big cities for book stores and related activities. Here are some of the responses.
National Assembly deputy Tran Du Lich told Tien Phong (Vanguard) about new changes to the Law on Investment and management of State investment capital in enterprises.
Tran Anh Tuan, Vice Minister of Home Affairs, tells Tin Tuc (News) Newspaper that underperforming civil servants and public employees may be in the firing line for job cuts.
The transport ministry will deal firmly with overloaded trucks despite objections, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Roads, tells the Tuoi Tre (Youth) ne
Last week Viet Nam News asked readers whether they had any plans to explore the world's largest cave, Son Doong, in central Quang Binh Province, and for suggestions on how to balance exploration with preservation.
Textbook reform package raises stakes to $1.7bn
Textbook reform package raises stakes to $1.7bn

A national project to reform textbooks and curricula could cost up to US$1.7 billion, raising the eye-brows of education experts and the public.

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.

Jury out on VN's middle-income trap status

Viet Nam became a middle-income country (MIC) in 2008, and remains at the lower MI level. Recently, Japanese economist Kenichi Ohno stated that Viet Nam had fallen into the middle-income trap, and his diagnosis sparked a heated debate on what was the country's true economic situation.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.