For some, the law is toothless
Monday,  Mar 20,2017,23:10 (GMT+7)
It is generally agreed that corruption is widespread, and comes in a vast array of forms despite the presence of various laws and under-laws to steer the fight against such crimes. It can be valuable gifts given to authorities to buy “insurance”; it can be kickbacks when a project is approved or one investor is favored over another; it can be the cost of a project being blown out of proportion so that the investor can claw back bigger funds from the State or society – including private projects like what has been found in build-operate-transfer (BOT) road projects.
Test results to be shared among 122 hospitals
Wednesday,  Mar 15,2017,22:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Up to 122 hospitals under the administration of the Ministry of Health as well as first-grade hospitals have been requested to make plans for sharing medical test results among them, said Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Healthcare Department under the Ministry of Health.
Are we ready after Kong?
Monday,  Mar 13,2017,21:59 (GMT+7)
A phenomenon has been seen just days after the movie “Kong: Skull Island” was premiered last Friday. Hundreds of thousands of locals have rushed to cinemas and the number is expected to shoot up to millions in the next few days.
WISE network comes online
Friday,  Mar 10,2017,22:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) was launched on March 8, International Women's Day, to support women entrepreneurs in Vietnam and the Mekong River region to fulfill their business ambitions.
No samples test positive for H7N9
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,23:43 (GMT+7)
HANOI, HCMC - No poultry, environment and human samples in Vietnam have tested positive for the H7N9 strain of the avian influenza, so central agencies have recommended consumers continue using poultry products of clear origin.
VN joins panel discussion on adverse impacts of climate change on children’ rights
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,23:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, head of the Vietnamese delegation, participated in a panel discussion on adverse impacts of climate change on children’s rights in Geneva, Switzerland on March 2 as a panelist, reports VietnamPlus.
Don’t let greed go unchecked
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,22:00 (GMT+7)
For years, many investors of road projects developed under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) format have abused the freedom of setting toll fees.
Military Hospital 175 to become healthcare complex
Thursday,  Mar 2,2017,21:27 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Military Hospital 175 on Tuesday opened a new 600-bed hospital inside its campus on Nguyen Kiem Street in HCMC’s Go Vap District as part of a 1500-bed healthcare complex project costing VND2.5 trillion funded by the Ministry of Defense, said Major General Nguyen Hong Son, director of Military Hospital 175.
City determined to tackle sidewalk encroachment
Thursday,  Mar 2,2017,21:21 (GMT+7)
HCMC, HANOI – The government of HCMC has asked district authorities to impose harsher sanctions on sidewalk encroachment so that the problem can be thoroughly addressed this year.
District 1 gets tough on illegal sidewalk use
Tuesday,  Feb 28,2017,20:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The authority of District 1 in HCMC has proposed issuing specific regulations revoking the business registration certificates of firms which illegally occupy sidewalks in a bold move to return sidewalks to pedestrians.
Kim murder suspect says she was taken advantage of
Monday,  Feb 27,2017,21:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese passport holder who is allegedly involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam at an airport in Malaysia earlier this month, said she was being taken advantage of and thought she was taking part in a comedy video, according to local media.
Taboo of gives-and-takes
Monday,  Feb 27,2017,21:12 (GMT+7)
The recent revelations of enterprises donating luxury vehicles to State agencies have aroused public concern, with many people perceiving this practice as an act of bribery. No law thus far has defined it as illegal, though. The prevailing rule only forbids individual officials from taking expensive gifts, which is a corrupt practice, while State agencies are not affected by this.
HCMC to launch economic census next month
Tuesday,  Feb 21,2017,21:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC government will carry out a general economic survey of economic institutions and administrative units citywide starting from mid-March.
Pirates kill one Vietnam sailor, hold six others hostage
Tuesday,  Feb 21,2017,21:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC - During their attack onto the Vietnamese-flagged ship Giang Hai in the Philippine waters on Sunday, pirates gunned down sailor Vu Duc Hanh and abducted six crew members, according to local media.
Vietnam short on food safety control budget
Tuesday,  Feb 21,2017,21:18 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A limited budget has rendered food safety control activities ineffective, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien in a report on execution of food safety policies and regulations in 2011-2016.
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