Former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai passes away
Monday,  Mar 19,2018,19:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, widely hailed as “the architect of entrepreneurship,” passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday at his home in Tan Thong Hoi Commune, Cu Chi District, HCMC, aged 85, announced the Board of Healthcare Services for Senior Officials.
Thousands join burial service of Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc
Monday,  Mar 19,2018,19:28 (GMT+7)
Thousands of parishioners in HCMC and neighboring areas on Saturday stood in long queues at Saint Joseph Seminary of Saigon at 6 Ton Duc Thang Street in District 1 to attend the burial service and bid final farewell to late Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc, who passed away while in an Ad Lamina tour in Rome early this month.
Radish, turnip and huge waste
Monday,  Mar 19,2018,18:31 (GMT+7)
Productivity matters, but in a negative sense when it comes to various types of vegetables in several northern provinces these days, especially white radish and German turnip, as farmers there are letting their crops rotten in the field given the absence of buyers. Prices of vegetables there, especially in Hanoi and Hai Duong, have plunged to between VND1,000 and VND2,000 a kilo, not enough to cover the harvesting cost, let alone other extensive investments by farmers  on the field. So farmers choose to abandon them all.
Manhunt underway for nine people involved in gambling ring
Friday,  Mar 16,2018,14:18 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Police in the northern province of Phu Tho are searching for nine individuals allegedly involved in a multi-million-dollar international gambling ring protected by Nguyen Thanh Hoa, former director of the Department for Anti-High-Tech Crimes (C50) under the Ministry of Public Security.
Former anti-hi-tech crime police chief charged for involvement in huge gambling ring
Tuesday,  Mar 13,2018,23:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Nguyen Thanh Hoa, former director of the Anti-High-Tech Crime Police Department (C50) under the Ministry of Public Security, has been arrested for alleged involvement in an illegal gambling ring with gambling value amounting to thousands of billions of Vietnamese dong.
PM starts New Zealand visit
Tuesday,  Mar 13,2018,23:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in New Zealand on March 12, beginning his official visit from March 11 to 14, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
HCMC seeks to cut State payroll
Tuesday,  Mar 13,2018,23:27 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The State payroll in HCMC will be reduced substantially between now and 2021, with over 2,000 civil servants and government employees to be laid off a year, shows an administration streamlining roadmap being reviewed by the HCMC government.
Time to cool down property market
Monday,  Mar 12,2018,18:42 (GMT+7)
Signs of an overheated property market in HCMC have become more apparent, with skyrocketing housing prices and rampant speculation, though housing dealers and developers find it a good chance to gain quick bucks. The immediate consequences include poor people finding housing prices far beyond their reach, and a rush by secondary investors into the real estate market, while the property bubble gets increasingly inflated.
Vietnam wastes huge volume of food
Thursday,  Mar 8,2018,21:13 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam annually discards millions of tons of food on the supply side alone due to poor preservation and transport conditions plus post-harvest losses, according to a survey conducted by CEL Consulting Vietnam, a supply chain management consulting company.
U.S. aircraft carrier in historic Vietnam visit
Tuesday,  Mar 6,2018,23:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The United States aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on March 5 began a historic visit to Vietnam, the first by an American ship of this size since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, according to media reports.
Who pays the dear price?
Sunday,  Mar 4,2018,22:37 (GMT+7)
Authorities of the central coast city of Danang have finally come to a painful solution to the persistent pollution caused by two steel factories, Dana Y and Dana Uc, in Hoa Vang District, determining last Friday to shut down the steel mills with immediate effect. Such a bold decision follows angry protests spanning several months by the people, who have suffered from worsening pollution since the steel mills were set up there over ten years ago.
Bank executive flees after stealing huge sum from customer
Monday,  Feb 26,2018,17:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – An Eximbank executive has fled overseas after he appropriated VND245 billion (US$10.8 million) from a VIP customer using falsified documents, according to local newspaper reports.
Is there a way out for traffic woes?
Sunday,  Feb 25,2018,21:48 (GMT+7)
All gateways to HCMC over the past week have been almost crammed as people returned for work in droves after a long holiday, just like the scene in the middle of the month just ahead of the Lunar New Year break when the city saw an exodus of migrant workers heading home. It’s no wonder traffic accidents have surged this month, with hundreds killed during the week-long holiday.
Trinh Xuan Thanh gets life sentence
Tuesday,  Feb 6,2018,23:17 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Hanoi People’s Court on February 5 sentenced former PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC) chairman Trinh Xuan Thanh to life imprisonment for misappropriation at Petrovietnam Power Land JSC (PVP Land), the second life sentence for the former PVC executives this year.
More Danang officials get disciplined
Tuesday,  Feb 6,2018,17:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The inspection division of the Danang City Party Committee has considered disciplinary measures against four officials with serious violations, Tien Phong newspaper reported.
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