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HCMC gets tough on food poisoning
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,01:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC Food Safety Board, the HCMC Export Processing and Industrial Zone Authority (HEPZA) and the HCMC Labor Federation have signed an agreement on cooperation in enhancement of food safety management in 2017-2019.
A dispiriting tax plan
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,00:22 (GMT+7)
A tentative move put forth last week by the Ministry of Finance to raise the value-added tax from the current 10% to 12%, probably effective from January 1, 2019, has triggered grave concerns as it would leave adverse impacts on the poor, the corporate sector, and finally the country’s sustainable economic development as well as the State budget.
The right to fight the wrong way
Monday,  Aug 14,2017,20:38 (GMT+7)
Dramatic protests by drivers against the operator of a tollgate on National Highway 1 in Tien Giang Province have dragged on for days and intensified on August 13 as scores of drivers used bags of small-denomination banknotes to pay toll fees. They are doing so to vent their anger at what they claim as the wrong toll collection, saying they should not be forced to pay for the service they do not use. And they have very good reason to do so.
One week sees 2,745 dengue cases
Thursday,  Aug 10,2017,23:19 (GMT+7)
HANOI – There were 2,745 cases of dengue fever recorded in Hanoi within just one week, from 31 July to 6 August, bringing the total in the capital city this year to 11,751, with four of them killed, the Hanoi Department of Health reported.
Deputy minister removed from Party committee
Thursday,  Aug 10,2017,00:05 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat has removed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa from the Party committee at her ministry, an apparent prelude to her dismissal from the post of deputy minister.
Trinh Xuan Thanh taken to temporary detention facility
Wednesday,  Aug 9,2017,23:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Investigators at the Ministry of Public Security said on Monday they had taken Trinh Xuan Thanh, former chairman of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC), to a temporary detention facility, according to local media reports.
Trinh Xuan Thanh makes public appearance on TV
Friday,  Aug 4,2017,21:59 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Trinh Xuan Thanh, former general director of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC), made his first public appearance in the prime-time evening news program broadcast last night by Vietnam Television (VTV), admitting he had voluntarily turned himself in to police.
Ministry has no authority to decide deputy minister’s resignation
Friday,  Aug 4,2017,00:11 (GMT+7)
HANOI - The Ministry of Industry and Trade has received a resignation letter from Deputy Minister Ho Thi Kim Thoa but it does not have the authority to make a decision to this effect.
Tran Quoc Vuong named permanent member of Party Secretariat
Wednesday,  Aug 2,2017,23:06 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Politburo has picked Tran Quoc Vuong, a Politburo member, as permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat while Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat Dinh The Huynh is away from office for medical treatment.
PM calls for dengue fever prevention and control
Tuesday,  Aug 1,2017,23:26 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Prime Minister last Friday issued a correspondence asking the Ministry of Health and relevant agencies to take drastic measures to control the outbreak of dengue fever which is rising across the country.
Investigations into major corruption cases accelerated
Tuesday,  Aug 1,2017,23:25 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption will step up investigations into alleged violations at several organizations, heard the committee’s 12th meeting in Hanoi on July 31 chaired by Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong.
Trinh Xuan Thanh turns himself in
Tuesday,  Aug 1,2017,23:25 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Trinh Xuan Thanh, former general director of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC), on July 31 turned himself in to the investigative police agency under the Ministry of Public Security after a year of hiding overseas.
Official disciplined over plan for waste dumping into sea
Monday,  Jul 24,2017,22:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Industry and Trade has told the Industrial Policy and Strategy Institute to take disciplinary measures against Ha Quoc Quan, director of the institute’s Center for Investment and Technology Transfer Consultancy, for his involvement in a controversial plan to dump around one million tons of dredged sediments into the sea.
Community benefits should prevail
Monday,  Jul 17,2017,17:44 (GMT+7)
The discussion on the priceless value of Son Tra in Danang City captured the public attention again when a seminar on the future of the peninsula was held on Saturday, attracting the participation of 180 delegates being scientists, experts and policymakers. The consensus was reached at the end of the seminar: keep Son Tra intact.
Higher health insurance contribution rate proposed
Wednesday,  Jul 12,2017,23:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health has proposed the Government increase the monthly health insurance contribute rate to 6% of wage in the coming years from the current 4.5%.
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