Trade ministry proposes criminal investigation against Khaisilk
Wednesday,  Dec 13,2017,19:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Industry and Trade has just requested the Ministry of Public Security to launch a criminal investigation into Khai Duc Co Ltd, known for Khaisilk brand, as there are multiple signs of law violations at the company.
Former PVN chairman Dinh La Thang arrested
Monday,  Dec 11,2017,20:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security last Friday issued a decision arresting and starting proceedings against Dinh La Thang, former chairman of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN).
Waterbus yet to be a success
Monday,  Dec 11,2017,20:38 (GMT+7)
At first glance, the city’s first water-bus route – as the waterborne commuter transport service using a 75-seat boat is referred to by transport authorities – has been a success when the trial free-of-charge period of ten days beginning November 25 has been overwhelmingly welcomed by passengers. Even after the period, people who are charged VND15,000 for a single trip are still queuing up at Bach Dang Wharf these days to get on board the boat that travels between HCMC’s downtown area and the outlying district of Thu Duc.
Violations on Son Tra Peninsula to face tough sanctions
Friday,  Dec 8,2017,22:44 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Government Inspectorate will inspect all investment projects on Son Tra Peninsula in Danang City, and violations, if found, will be strictly handled, said Huynh Duc Tho, chairman of Danang, at a meeting of the city People’s Council on December 7.
HCMC to develop separate textbooks from 2019
Thursday,  Dec 7,2017,23:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A new set of textbooks for students in HCMC will be piloted in 2019 and officially adopted from 2020, said Le Hong Son, director of the HCMC Department of Education and Training.
Half of HCMC residents have household health insurance
Tuesday,  Dec 5,2017,18:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC Social Insurance Agency has issued over 1,600 household health insurance cards so far this year, so around half of the city’s residents are now medically insured thanks to this policy.
Monkey business
Monday,  Dec 4,2017,18:48 (GMT+7)
The game theory applies again at the controversial tollgate in Tien Giang Province’s Cai Lay Town when drivers resort to new tricks to protest toll collection there, forcing the operator to lift all barriers three times within just one day of the tollgate’s operation being resumed. And the saga is feared to last long again like it was four months ago if no compromise between the two sides is achieved, or if authorities do not adopt an agreeable solution to douse the fire of objection.
Labor ministry mulls shorter social insurance payment period
Friday,  Dec 1,2017,15:12 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs will propose the Government reduce the mandatory period of laborers paying social insurance to lure new entrants, heard a seminar on reforming the national social insurance system in Hanoi City on November 29.
Govt: No health insurance premium hike until 2020
Thursday,  Nov 30,2017,22:40 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Government will not approve any proposal to increase healthcare insurance premiums until 2020, so payment rates should be calculated to ensure the rights and interests of all stakeholders.
Social insurance debts amount to VND14.7 trillion
Wednesday,  Nov 29,2017,22:26 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Companies across the country still owe about VND14.7 trillion (over US$646 million) in social insurance premiums, which may leave their employees on the verge of losing their health and retirement insurance benefits, Thanh Tra newspaper reports.
Heavy burden for HCMC Council
Monday,  Nov 27,2017,23:09 (GMT+7)
The mood of satisfaction is overwhelming in HCMC as the National Assembly on Friday issued a resolution granting a special mechanism for the country’s biggest city. Under Resolution 54/2017/QH14, the city is given greater autonomy in a large swathe of socio-economic areas, which will help create new resources for its development. But a huge burden is also looming large for HCMC authorities, especially the People’s Council.
Hearing of Trinh Xuan Thanh case to start early next year
Monday,  Nov 27,2017,23:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong last week asked competent agencies to promptly bring serious cases to court, especially the case of Trinh Xuan Thanh in January next year, according to Dan Tri news website.
Fate of Danang City People’s Council chairman decided today
Friday,  Nov 24,2017,22:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The People’s Council of Danang City will go through a procedure to decide the fate of its chairman Nguyen Xuan Anh at an extraordinary meeting today, Dan Tri news website reports.
PM issues warning against Danang chairman
Wednesday,  Nov 22,2017,23:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a warning against Danang City chairman Huynh Duc Tho due to the Party’s discipline against him, said local news reports.
NA puts new textbooks on hold
Wednesday,  Nov 22,2017,23:29 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The National Assembly (NA) has passed a resolution delaying the implementation of a project to introduce new textbooks and curriculums at elementary and secondary schools.
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