Sabeco chairman removed from ministry’s promotion plan
Saturday,  Dec 31,2016,00:02 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Party Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to erase the names of three people from a list of deputy ministerial candidates in 2016-2021, with one of them being the current chairman of Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (Sabeco).
Personnel shuffle plan cause of Yen Bai shootings
Wednesday,  Dec 28,2016,22:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Investigators in the northern province of Yen Bai have identified a personnel shuffle plan as the cause of fatal shootings in August this year which left two top provincial leaders and the shooter dead, according to local media.
OceanBank case to go before court
Tuesday,  Dec 27,2016,23:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Supreme People’s Court has issued indictments against 48 people involved in the OceanBank scandal.
Vietnam to boost enforcement of civil court decisions next year
Tuesday,  Dec 27,2016,23:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Justice will step up the enforcement of civil court decisions next year, especially those related to the banking sector.
A right approach?
Monday,  Dec 26,2016,21:47 (GMT+7)
Traffic congestion is one of the things which one might think of first when asked about HCMC. On some major roads, especially in the downtown area, motorcycles and automobiles can scarcely move, making urban life all the more stressful.
Experts cast doubt on number of incompetent civil servants
Tuesday,  Dec 20,2016,21:53 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Local experts have delved into the low labor productivity of State employees at many forums and seminars, but the specific number of incompetent staff at government agencies remains unfathomable, said the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Floods claim 235 lives, property losses of US$1.7 billion
Monday,  Dec 19,2016,22:55 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Floods this year have killed 235 people besides property losses of more than VND37.65 trillion (US$1.7 billion), the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said at a web conference last weekend on flood control in the central region.
Constant threats of fire
Monday,  Dec 19,2016,21:35 (GMT+7)
The tragic fire at a house on Le Van Sy Street in HCMC’s District 3 early last Friday that killed a whole family of six emits yet another deafening siren. Many such tragedies have been taking place around the country, especially in major cities like Hanoi and HCMC, but it seems no drastic measures have been mapped out to douse the constant threats of fire that kill hundreds each year.
Two detained over currency swap rumor
Friday,  Dec 16,2016,19:39 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Ministry of Public Security has detained two persons for allegedly spreading a rumor that the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) would be replacing existing banknotes with new ones.
Vietnam, China hold govt-level border talks
Thursday,  Dec 15,2016,22:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Government-level talks on border and territory issues between Vietnam and China took place on Monday and Tuesday in Beijing, says a Vietnamese Government portal report.
Drug prices still left unchecked
Thursday,  Dec 15,2016,00:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Authorities in HCMC have not been able to manage drug wholesale and retail prices, according to the city’s Department of Health.
Fake train tickets detected
Thursday,  Dec 15,2016,00:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Saigon Railway Transport Joint Stock Company in HCMC has detected four fake train tickets with departures scheduled for the peak travel season ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet), which falls in late January.
Labor ministry proposes two solutions for retirement age
Tuesday,  Dec 13,2016,20:45 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed the Government either keep retirement age unchanged at 60 for men and 55 for women, or raise it to 62 for men and 58 for women.
Lack of transparency
Monday,  Dec 12,2016,23:51 (GMT+7)
A controversy has heated up these days as alleged irregularities concerning the recruitment and placement of a young man into senior positions at State agencies in the Mekong Delta have unfolded. Having earned two Master’s degrees, the 26-year-old Vu Minh Hoang reportedly has a good command of five foreign languages. While his talent is not yet publicly proven and explanations by the agencies concerned are far from clear, the history of his employment sheds light on the privileges he may have earned owing to relationships and connections.
Healthcare insurance fees likely unchanged next year
Thursday,  Dec 8,2016,20:31 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Healthcare insurance fees are expected to remain unchanged next year, at 4.5% of salaries of those working in the public sector or those having labor contracts valid for over three months, according to the Ministry of Health.
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