Poverty alleviation policies have given households some hope, director of the Social Assistance System Strengthening Project (SASSP) Dang Kim Chung told Hai Quan Cuoi Tuan (Customs Weekend).
Le Ngoc Tri, head of the Anti Hi-tech Crime Police Department (PC50) from the Ministry of Public Security, spoke to Kinh te &Do thi (Economy & Urban Affairs) newspaper about financial swindles.
Landlords can be a blessing or a curse for house renters
Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers to state the problems they have faced with house renting in Viet Nam. Here are some responses.
Prudent public investment a must
Efficient public investment helps Viet Nam become rich, Dong Huu Mao, member of the National Assembly Committee for Financial and Budgetary Affairs told the Thoi bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
Ensuring safety is a top priority for the Civil Aviation Authority
Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, Lai Xuan Thanh, spoke to the Viet Nam and World Economy newspaper about measures to ensure greater flight safety in Viet Nam.
Building an independent economy is crucial as Viet Nam industrialises, Pham Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Central Economic Commission, told the Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
The draft state capital management law needs to provide a detailed blueprint to be effective, Do Van Ve of the National Assembly Committee on Science and Technology told Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times).
Nguyen Ba Ngoc, deputy director of the Labour Science and Social Affairs Institute, speaks to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about proposed measures to increase labour productivity.
Economic expert Nguyen Minh Phong spoke to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about what the capital should do to achieve its GDP target of 8.5-9 per cent in 2014
Director of the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Enterprise Development Department Ho Sy Hung spoke with Hai Quan (Customs Online) about a development plan to support SMEs
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers about a circular that requires foreigners who want to work as specialists in Viet Nam to have university degrees and at least five years of experience in the area they plan to work.
Superfluous notary requirements cause headache
Superfluous notary requirements cause headache 1   

Many people in Viet Nam, including foreigners, have troubles when getting their documents and papers stamped at notary offices or authenticated at local governmental offices.

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.

Modified lorries to be taken off the road

The Ministry of Transport has deployed inspection teams nationwide from July 15 to check and punish those who violate norms by reconfiguring the lorries, changing their initial design, to carry more load. Viet Nam News interviewed two transport ministry officials in charge of the inspection campaign to ask what motivated the move and what has been done so far.

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Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 2    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.