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).
Several weaknesses prevent SMEs from accessing long-term loans, Hoang Viet Trung, deputy director of the SBV branch in Ha Noi, tells Kinh te&Do thi (Economic and Urban Affairs).
It should be obvious, pro workers is not anti China
It should be obvious, pro workers is not anti China

An opinion piece published in the Chinese Global Times earlier this month pontificated that Viet Nam's Transport Minister Dinh La Thang should not have reprimanded a Chinese contractor after a fatal railway project accident.

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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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.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 3    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

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.