PM: reforms needed for growth

Staff at the Hai Phong City Customs Department use an automated systemcalled VNACCS/VCIS. The Government urged localities to speed up administrative reforms by eliminating bureaucratic procedures related to taxes, customs and land.— VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hung

PM: reforms needed for growth

PM: reforms needed for growth

Staff at the Hai Phong City Customs Department use an automated systemcalled VNACCS/VCIS. The Government urged localities to speed up administrative reforms by eliminating bureaucratic procedures related to taxes, customs and land.— VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hung

City urges industrial zones to improve

HCM City authorities have exhorted industrial parks and export processing zones to further develop their infrastructure to attract more investment.

City urges industrial zones to improve

City urges industrial zones to improve

HCM City authorities have exhorted industrial parks and export processing zones to further develop their infrastructure to attract more investment.

Remote localities struggle to meet national education goal

A nationwide effort to provide five-year old children with universal access to pre-school education has seen only 18 out the 63 provinces meet the ambitious target, heard a conference in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

Remote localities struggle to meet national education goal

Remote localities struggle to meet national education goal

A nationwide effort to provide five-year old children with universal access to pre-school education has seen only 18 out the 63 provinces meet the ambitious target, heard a conference in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

Doctor brings dan tranh overseas

A Vietnamese-American doctor of traditional medicine has never forgotten what he missed most after his family left Viet Nam to move to the US 22 years ago.

Doctor brings dan tranh overseas

Doctor brings dan tranh overseas

A Vietnamese-American doctor of traditional medicine has never forgotten what he missed most after his family left Viet Nam to move to the US 22 years ago.

Practice of religion now freer: UN envoy

Practice of religion now freer: UN envoy

In recent years, Viet Nam has made improvements in ensuring religious freedom, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion and beliefs Heiner Bielefeldt said at a press conference yesterday in the capital.
Women face discrimination at work

Women face discrimination at work

Female workers in Viet Nam still find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to wage payment, working environment and training and promotion opportunities, even though the country is one of Southeast Asia's best in terms of fostering gender equality.
HCM City remittances reach $2.4b ahead of peak season

HCM City remittances reach $2.4b ahead of peak season

Overseas remittances to HCM City in the first seven months reached US$2.42 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.2 per cent.
Film sheds light on Indochina war

Film sheds light on Indochina war

The war between Viet Nam and France (1946-54) will receive comprehensive coverage in a new documentary directed by Dao Thanh Tung.
Thao to compete in Asian Games

Thao to compete in Asian Games

Bui Thi Thu Thao will represent Viet Nam at the 17th Asian Games (ASIAD) in Incheon, South Korea, this September.
Mekong erosion damages property

Mekong erosion damages property

Erosion is affecting many areas in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, causing property damage and interruption of business production.

Your Say

Do you think the proposal would help control the situation?

The Ha Noi Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Department has proposed publicising the names of people who hire prostitutes and requiring them to do community service.

Op-ed

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.

Travel

Challenge course offers new Hue to see historic royal city

In case you want to do something else besides visiting the heritage sites of the former royal capital Hue, then take a trip to a place on the city's outskirts.

Expat Corner

Businessman gives hope to disabled

Jumping off his seven-seat car, Juergen Eichhorn unloaded a 50kg sack of rice, his back bending a bit as he carried the load inside the Hai Duong Blind Association's building.
Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes

Exploitation of seabed oil and gas resources is one of several major contentious issues complicating the tense South China Sea (East Sea) situation, a retired US diplomat said at an international conference held at Ton Duc Thang University in HCM city over the weekend.