Archive for March, 2011

Vietnam witnessing a new wave of making outward investment

March 31, 2011
Vietnam witnessing a new wave of making outward investment

VietNamNet Bridge – There is a growing tendency that Vietnamese enterprises now like making large-scale investments in the projects in foreign countries. Earlier this month, the Vietnam-Laos Joint Stock Corporation, in which Song Da Group holds the controlling stakes, kicked off the construction of Xekaman 1 hydropower plant in Sanxay district in Attapeu province in [...]

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Nine die in car-train crash

March 31, 2011
Nine die in car-train crash

VietNamNet Bridge – A train from HCM City to Hanoi ran into a 16-seat passenger car at 3 pm, March 30, in Hanoi’s Thuong Tin district, killing seven on the spot. Two other died on the way to hospital. The car after the accident Le Van Dan, 69, who was injured in the accident, said [...]

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Last Vietnamese workers from Libya to arrive home next week

March 31, 2011
Last Vietnamese workers from Libya to arrive home next week

LookAtVietnam – The remaining 1,121 Vietnamese workers who left Libya’s Benghazi Port on March 3 will arrive in the northern port city of Hai Phong in the next three or four days. Le Van Thanh, Vice chief of the Department for Management of Overseas Labor said that the ship was previously expected to land in [...]

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FAST500 reports shows health and vitality of private businesses

March 31, 2011
FAST500 reports shows health and vitality of private businesses

VietNamNet Bridge – The report on Vietnam’s fastest growing enterprises (FAST500) was officially released on March 30, 2011. The report shows the health and vitality of the Vietnamese business community, especially private businesses. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Minh Hong The FAST500 report releasing ceremony took place in the morning of March 30 [...]

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Billions dollar worth of jewelries exported to Switzerland

March 31, 2011
Billions dollar worth of jewelries exported to Switzerland

VietNamNet Bridge – Billions dollar worth of high-grade jewelries have been exported in the last two years from Vietnam to Switzerland, where the jewelries are smelted to get gold. The Financial Times has reported that there has been a growing tendency over the past two years that Vietnamese businessmen have been trying to export high-grade [...]

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Workers” wages continue to rise during 2010

March 31, 2011
Workers” wages continue to rise during 2010

LookAtVietnam – Workers’ wages continued to increase last year while the salary difference between professions widened, a Government study has found. The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) did the study as a basis for the annual adjustment in regional minimum wages under a roadmap to achieve a single minimum wage for each [...]

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Japan mulls reactor covers in nuclear crisis 

March 31, 2011
Japan mulls reactor covers in nuclear crisis 

In a file picture taken on March 23, 2011 Norio Tsuzumi (C-standing), vice president of Tokyo Electric Power Company,  and employees bow their heads to apologize to evacuees at a shelter in Fukushima prefecture Japan was Wednesday considering plans to drape shattered nuclear reactor buildings with special covers to limit radiation, and pump contaminated water [...]

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Hanoi market carries stamp collectors' hopes 

March 31, 2011
Hanoi market carries stamp collectors' hopes 

The stamp market on Trieu Viet Vuong Street in Hanoi Every Sunday at 10 a.m. the market is set up at a corner of Trieu Viet Vuong Street with a couple of plastic stools, one or two small tables made of bamboo and several cups of tea.   The market does not have shops or sellers, because the market [...]

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Vietnam train crash kills wedding guests: media 

March 31, 2011
Vietnam train crash kills wedding guests: media 

A minibus destroyed after it was hit by a train in the northern province of Thai Nguyen. The accident reported kills at least nine people At least nine wedding guests in Vietnam died Wednesday when a train collided with their minibus, state media reports said.   The 15-seat bus was returning to the northern province [...]

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GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 31/3

March 31, 2011
GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 31/3

HCM City boost cooperation with German State Ho Chi Minh City and the German State of Sachsen want to lift bilateral cooperation to a new height that matches their potential. This was announced by Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan and Sachsen Governor Stanislaw Tillich at a meeting in HCM City on [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...