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Friday,  Jan 18, 2019,09:58 (GMT+7)
The prices of automobiles remained high in spite of the import duty on completely-built-up (CBU) cars imported from ASEAN markets falling to zero from 30% in 2017. Customers did not benefit from the reduction, and even paid a high price for CBU autos under nine seats last year.
Thursday,  Jan 17, 2019,13:23 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Following Grab’s appeal , HCMC-based taxi operator Vinasun has filed an appeal against the ruling of the HCMC People’s Court that did not compel Grab to pay VND36.3 billion (US$1.6 million) in compensation to Vinasun, Thanh Nien Online newspaper reported, citing a representative of the HCMC People’s Court.
Thursday,  Jan 17, 2019,13:21 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The HCMC government has asked the municipal Department of Home Affairs to coordinate with other relevant departments and agencies to propose penalties for individuals and organizations involved in violations affecting the first metro line project in the city, in line with the conclusions of the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) after auditing the project, the local media reported.
Thursday,  Jan 17, 2019,09:06 (GMT+7)
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has written to local tourism authorities asking them not to check the educational conditions of tourism company leaders until the end of quarter two this year, Thanh Nien newspaper reported.
Wednesday,  Jan 16, 2019,19:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Phan Xuan Thien, former deputy general director of Vietnamese pharmaceutical firm VN Pharma, has been arrested for the production and sale of fake drugs, as part of an expanded probe into his company’s fraudulent cancer medicine imports, reported the local media.
Wednesday,  Jan 16, 2019,12:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Road and Railway Traffic Police Division under the HCMC Police Department on Tuesday launched a breath-testing campaign across all of the city’s 24 districts to prevent traffic accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Wednesday,  Jan 16, 2019,12:40 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Police in HCMC’s Tan Binh District on January 15 said in a statement that they had launched an investigation into suspected perfume smuggling by a 35-year-old captain of Vietnam Airlines. He was caught handing over 120 branded perfumes, such as Bleu De Channel Paris, Allure Home Sport and Channel Chance, without invoices and three mobile phones to a man at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on January 11, the local media reported.
Wednesday,  Jan 16, 2019,09:27 (GMT+7)
Fee collection might resume at the long-suspended Cai Lay Tollgate after the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, a source from the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam told Tuoi Tre Online newspaper.
Tuesday,  Jan 15, 2019,17:58 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Two former deputy ministers of public security are expected to stand trial for their negligence in the purchase and sale of State-owned houses and land lots in the central coastal city of Danang and HCMC, as part of a broader probe into jailed property magnate Phan Van Anh Vu, 44, alias Vu Nhom.
Tuesday,  Jan 15, 2019,16:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Residents living near the Nam Son dump site in Hanoi’s Soc Son District on January 14 stopped blocking garbage trucks from entering the site, allowing the thousands of tons of garbage piling up in the city to be handled, the local media reported, citing Soc Son Vice Chairman Do Minh Tuan.
Tuesday,  Jan 15, 2019,09:23 (GMT+7)
HCMC is striving to speed up work on the Metro Line No. 1 project so that it can be put into operation by 2020 as planned, Sai Gon Giai Phong news site reported, citing city vice chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen. Capital disbursement delays have stoked concerns that the urban railway could fall behind schedule.
Monday,  Jan 14, 2019,18:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Hoang Nhu Cuong, secretary of the Party Committee of the Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) of HCMC, has been suspended from his post, Tuoi Tre Online newspaper reported.
Monday,  Jan 14, 2019,17:49 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, chairwoman of the HCMC People’s Council, today, January 14, received a decision on her retirement from the municipal Party Committee, the local media reported.
Monday,  Jan 14, 2019,17:44 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Traffic Control and Monitoring Center in HCMC will put into operation 762 cameras to monitor traffic and 136 cameras for measuring traffic density in the city, in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion and accidents, Thanh Nien online newspaper reported, citing Le Minh Triet, director of the Management Center of Saigon River Tunnel under the city's Department of Transport.
Monday,  Jan 14, 2019,16:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Many central areas of Hanoi over the past few days are littered with garbage as residents in Soc Son District's Nam Son Commune, angered over the long-term pollution and still awaiting compensation for resettlement, stopped garbage trucks from entering dump sites.
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