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Second tranche of compensation cash disbursed for fish death-hit fishermen
Thursday,  Feb 9,2017,20:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Finance last month transferred VND1.68 trillion to four central coast provinces to pay compensation for fishermen affected by last April’s fish kill triggered by harmful industrial wastewater from the Formosa Ha Tinh steel complex.
Target one at a time
Monday,  Feb 6,2017,23:44 (GMT+7)
Environmental issues resurface strikingly after the Lunar New Year, or Tet, when tourism destinations around the country are awash with garbage. Beaches are littered with boxes and bags, and wrapping material. The hilly resort city of Dalat is said to be turned into a huge dumpsite as tens of thousands of tourists have flocked there during the long holiday. The environment in major cities has also been affected, especially at festival venues. Authorities have felt helpless.
VN to block harmful news
Thursday,  Jan 19,2017,23:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam has the right to request a removal of and directly prevent news seen harmful to the nation and fake news as per Circular 38 on cross-border dissemination of information, said an official of the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Two deputy interior ministers disciplined
Thursday,  Jan 19,2017,22:46 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Prime Minister has signed decisions disciplining two deputy interior ministers Nguyen Duy Thang and Tran Thi Ha.
A weird way to fuel budget
Monday,  Jan 16,2017,22:37 (GMT+7)
There seems to be a good reason when the Ministry of Finance last week put forth a draft law on environmental protection with an intention to impose a tax as high as VND8,000 per liter of petrol consumed, compared to the current ceiling of VND4,000 per liter. The excuse may be perceived that the environment has been worsening alongside economic growth, so there must be higher revenue to finance curative measures for the sake of sustainable development.
Round-up
Monday,  Jan 16,2017,20:44 (GMT+7)
Health ministry wants two-child policy relaxed
Friday,  Jan 13,2017,20:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Concerned about the high possibility of population ageing in near future, the Ministry of Health has proposed relaxing the two-child policy in the draft population law.
Health Ministry: Blood donation is voluntary
Thursday,  Jan 12,2017,20:59 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health said it would opt for plan two in a draft law on blood and stem cells, meaning blood donation is voluntary and that spending on blood donation campaigns will be increased. 
Labor ministry wants occupational accident insurance cut to 0.5%
Thursday,  Jan 12,2017,20:52 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is drafting a decree on compulsory social insurance for occupational accidents and diseases, in which the insurance rate is proposed at 0.5% of a company’s total payroll fund, compared to the current 1%.
Govt resolve to further cut poverty
Thursday,  Jan 12,2017,20:40 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Central Steering Committee of the National Target Programs has expressed its determination to achieve the poverty reduction target set by the National Assembly for 2016-2020, the Government said on its news website (chinhphu.vn).
And they cry alone
Monday,  Jan 9,2017,22:29 (GMT+7)
Pig farm owners these days are grappling with a protracted nightmare, as the live pig price has tumbled below production cost. For many weeks on end, the live pig price has been hovering around VND33,000 a kilo, while the cost is estimated at between VND38,000 and VND40,000.
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.
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