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Malaysia, Laos to further cooperation

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (Source: VNA) Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia and Laos have agreed to explore areas of cooperation to strengthen their bilateral relations. According to a statement from the Lao Foreign Ministry, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman paid a visit to Lao President Choummaly Sayasone, who wished to further Laos and Malaysia’s ... Read More »

Vietnamese, Cambodian justice sectors sign 2016 cooperation deal

At the talks (Source: VNA) Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Vietnamese and Cambodian judicial ministries signed a 2016 cooperation agreement following talks between their ministers in Phnom Penh on February 29. Under the agreement, both sides will hold the first judicial conference among provinces sharing borderline with Vietnam and effectively realise an agreement on judicial assistance in civil matters signed ... Read More »

Waterfall accident: tour organiser’s operations suspended

The accident scene (Source: VNA) Lam Dong (VNA) – Operations of the Da Lat Passion Limited Company – the organiser of a tour to Datanla waterfall during which three Britons died – were suspended on February 29, according to a decision by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Lam Dong province. One male tourist and two women died ... Read More »

Singapore’s tourism receipts fall despite increased arrivals

Singapore (Source: glogster.com) Singapore (VNA) – Singapore’s visitor arrivals grew 0.9 percent to 15.2 million in 2015, however, the increase in visitors didn’t bring in more income, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in its annual report released on January 29. The total tourism receipts declined by 6.8 percent to 15.7 billion USD largely due to a decline in BTMICE ... Read More »

Transport ministry sets sights on business equitisation

Hanoi (VNA) — The Ministry of Transport will accelerate equitisation of transport corporations this year, an official from the ministry said in a recent interview. Enterprise Management Department Director Vu Anh Minh told Giao thong, a newspaper of the ministry, that the key targeted businesses include Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC), and the Vietnam Expressway Corporation. ... Read More »

Ho Chi Minh City to revamp emergency services

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health’s plan on developing medical emergency service system in this year and calling for private sector’s investment for the field will help improve the service’s quality and raise popularity. In 2013, only around one percent of 831,499 those hospitalised for emergency aid were brought ... Read More »

Yen Bai improves business climate to lure foreign investors

Yen Binh cement plant in Yen Bai province (Source: baoyenbai.com.vn) Yen Bai (VNA) – Authorities in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai will enhance measures to improve the local investment climate in the locality, aiming to facilitate the operation of enterprises – especially foreign-invested ones. During a new year meeting with foreign direct investment (FDI) firms operating in Yen ... Read More »

Enterprises should take full advantages during integration: experts

Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Cao Si Kiem (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Economic experts said Vietnamese enterprises need to further promote the country’s advantages and strengths such as export of farm products, textiles and footwear in the coming time, aiming to fully integrate into global economy. Cao Si Kiem, Chairman of the Vietnam Association ... Read More »

Enterprises should take full advantages during integration: experts

Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Cao Si Kiem (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Economic experts said Vietnamese enterprises need to further promote the country’s advantages and strengths such as export of farm products, textiles and footwear in the coming time, aiming to fully integrate into global economy. Cao Si Kiem, Chairman of the Vietnam Association ... Read More »

Vinh Long province accelerates building of new-style rural areas

Illustrative image (Source: vinhlong.mard.gov.vn) Vinh Long (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long aims for 50 percent of its communes to hold the title of new-style rural area by 2020, local officials said at a meeting on February 29. The target was set as Vinh Long joins localities nationwide in a national target programme on building new-style rural ... Read More »