PM orders increased security at BOT toll stations
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:58 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 18 ordered security and order be beefed up at BOT road toll stations in the country in the wake of rising driver protests against toll collections.
Thanh Hoa vice chairman ousted
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister has decided to remove Ngo Van Tuan from the post of vice chairman of the north-central province of Thanh Hoa in the 2016-2021 tenure for his severe violations of rules, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.
Former PVN leaders apologize for wrongdoing
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,17:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC - In their final words at the court hearing on January 17, Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), and Trinh Xuan Thanh, former chairman of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation, said they felt sorry for their violations.
Former PVN chairman Dinh La Thang asks for bail
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), has asked the court to temporarily release him as he can no longer do harm to society, news website Dan Tri reports.
Higher retirement ages proposed
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,23:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The retirement age would increase by six months annually as from 2021 until it reaches 62 for men and 60 for women based on a draft plan of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnamnet reported.
The aim of the soda tax
Monday,  Jan 15,2018,19:05 (GMT+7)
Concerns have arisen following a proposal by the Ministry of Finance to slap an excise tax of 10% - on top of the value-added tax of 12% - on sugary drinks with an aim to prevent negative impact of sugar on public health.
Trinh Xuan Thanh to stand trial in PVP Land graft case
Monday,  Jan 15,2018,18:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Hanoi People’s Court will hear a graft case at the PetroVietnam Power Land JSC (PVP Land) involving Trinh Xuan Thanh on January 24.
Dinh La Thang faces 14-15 years in prison
Friday,  Jan 12,2018,21:41 (GMT+7)
HANOI - Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN), may face a jail term of 14-15 years for violating State regulations on economic management causing serious consequences, heard a court hearing in Hanoi on January 11.
Former BIDV chairman Tran Bac Ha absent from hearing
Tuesday,  Jan 9,2018,20:29 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Former BIDV chairman Tran Bac Ha did not attend or send his representative to the trial of the second stage of a corruption case at Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB) on January 8 at the HCMC People’s Court, Tien Phong newspaper reports.
Dinh La Thang stands trial
Tuesday,  Jan 9,2018,20:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN), and dozens of other former executives of PVN and its affiliate PetroVietnam Construction Joint-stock Company (PVC) including Trinh Xuan Thanh, were brought to court on January 8. The hearing at Hanoi People’s Court is expected to last two weeks until January 21.
Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers yet to be enforced
Tuesday,  Jan 9,2018,20:27 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Foreign workers have not yet been forced to contribute social insurance in Vietnam in line with the 2014 Law on Social Insurance, as guidelines for implementing the law in this respect have not been issued, said an official at Vietnam Social Insurance.
Second thought for BOT
Monday,  Jan 8,2018,18:44 (GMT+7)
Protests, traffic jams, and chaotic confrontations are emerging again these days at some tollgates where investors collect fees to recoup their capital spent on developing roads under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) format. Can Tho-Phung Hiep Tollgate in Can Tho City and BOT Song Phan Tollgate in Binh Thuan Province are where the road rage is taking place these days as driversdemand that the fees be recalculated.
Expelled from Singapore, Phan Van Anh Vu now in Vietnam police custody
Friday,  Jan 5,2018,16:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Phan Van Anh Vu, alias Vu Nhom, a Danang City property magnate who is wanted for allegedly disclosing State secrets, was arrested in Hanoi on January 4 after he had been expelled from Singapore.
New pension rule puts female workers at disadvantage
Thursday,  Jan 4,2018,23:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Many workers, especially females, have complained about the new pension calculation method applicable from January 1, 2018, saying it puts them at a disadvantage, Tien Phong newspaper reports.
Explosion kills two children in Bac Ninh
Thursday,  Jan 4,2018,23:17 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Two children were killed and dozens of others were injured after an explosion occurred in a village in Yen Phong District, Bac Ninh Province in the early morning of January 3, according to local news reports.
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