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HCMC chairman meets Thu Thiem residents over land dispute
Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018,14:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong this morning, October 18, chaired a meeting with locals living in a 4.3-hectare area in District 2’s Binh An Ward to hear their complaints over illegal site clearance.
Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018,09:18 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The base salary for public employees and public officials will increase by 7%, from the current VND1.39 million to VND1.49 million per month, starting from July 1 next year, news website Dan Tri reported.
Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018,09:05 (GMT+7)
The European Commission on October 17 adopted the trade and investment agreements between the European Union and Vietnam, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. The commission is now submitting to the Council of the European Union the proposals for conclusion and ratification of both agreements on free trade and investment protection. The trade agreement will eliminate virtually all tariffs on goods traded between the two sides.
Wednesday,  Oct 17, 2018,18:49 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Phan Van Vinh, former head of the General Police Department, and Nguyen Thanh Hoa, former director of the Anti-high-tech Crime Police Department – both under the Ministry of Public Security – are expected to go on trial next month for their alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring.
Wednesday,  Oct 17, 2018,14:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Diep Van Thanh has been stripped of his post as chairman of the Tra Vinh City People’s Committee in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh for committing serious violations while on duty, the local media reported.
Wednesday,  Oct 17, 2018,12:31 (GMT+7)
HCMC – United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis today, October 17, made a visit to Bien Hoa Airport – a former air base for U.S. forces storing chemical defoliant Agent Orange, which is blamed for birth defects and cancers among a million Vietnamese – in the southern province of Dong Nai.
Wednesday,  Oct 17, 2018,09:00 (GMT+7)
Some enterprises and transport cooperatives in HCMC have decided to discontinue several ineffective bus routes due to heavy losses. Bus companies have twice written to the HCMC government, HCMC’s People Council, and relevant departments and agencies reporting difficulties in bus operation.
Tuesday,  Oct 16, 2018,19:07 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The new president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam will take the oath of office next Tuesday, October 23, for the 2016-2020 tenure, General Secretary of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Hanh Phuc said at a meeting of the NA Standing Committee today, October 16.
Tuesday,  Oct 16, 2018,12:15 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long has voiced concern over the complicated development of hand-foot-mouth disease in the coming days if preventive measures are not effectively adopted. To date, all provinces and cities across the country have reported multiple cases of this infectious disease, Lao Dong newspaper reported.
Tuesday,  Oct 16, 2018,09:10 (GMT+7)
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on October 15 pledged to work closely in implementing projects using Austria’s preferential loans, especially in the fields of railway, healthcare and vocational training. The two leaders also agreed to encourage enterprises of the two countries to enhance investment and business cooperation in such fields as transport infrastructure, clean energy, vocational training, science-technology, tourism, healthcare, and especially smart city building.
Monday,  Oct 15, 2018,12:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Notorious Danang-based real estate mogul Phan Van Anh Vu, alias Vu Nhom, has been accused of causing a hefty loss of over VND200 billion (US$8.5 million) for DongA Commercial Joint Stock Bank, for which he could face a life sentence.
Monday,  Oct 15, 2018,09:07 (GMT+7)
The Dong Nai government has insisted on shutting down Bien Hoa 1 Industrial Park, which is considered the main cause for the pollution on the Dong Nai River. In 2009, the then prime minister approved the industrial park shutdown and relocation of enterprises in the park, but the project remains stagnant, sparking public concern, according to Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.
Sunday,  Oct 14, 2018,16:17 (GMT+7)
The alarm bell has been sounded over the import of wheat contaminated with the seed of a highly-dangerous invasive weed, but the response from both competent agencies and importers has been slow and ineffective.
Saturday,  Oct 13, 2018,09:15 (GMT+7)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, at a talk on October 12 on PM Phuc’s visit to Indonesia, stressed the need to make economic cooperation a major pillar in the strategic partnership. The two leaders pledged to expand the bilateral trade to US$10 billion, the Government news website reported.
Friday,  Oct 12, 2018,09:08 (GMT+7)
As of August, Taiwanese enterprises had registered to invest US$30.9 billion in Vietnam, making Taiwan become the fourth biggest foreign investor in Vietnam, after South Korea, Japan and Singapore, said Liang Kuang Chung, head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in HCMC. The majority of Taiwanese-invested projects in Vietnam are of small- and medium-scale ones.
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