Soc Trang operates sea route to Con Dao islands

Those bored with hanging out with friends at traditional coffee shops and restaurants at weekend should check out the following destinations for shopping, entertainment and relaxation. Foreign tourists buy grilled skewers at a weekend bazaar in District 1, HCMC last week  Lotte Cinema Cong Hoa (Pico Plaza, 20 Cong Hoa Street, Ward 12 Tan Binh District) Film-lovers can go to Lotte Cinema Cong Hoa on the fourth floor of the Pico Plaza to watch the movie “Co gai den tu hom qua” (The girl from July 12) directed by Phan Gia Nhat Linh which will be screened at 5 p.m.,…... [read more]

Tsutomu Koizumi, head of Japan’s delegation to the first Senior Officials’ Meetings (SOM1) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum (Photo: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – Tsutomu Koizumi, head of Japan’s delegation to the first Senior Officials’ Meetings (SOM1) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum held in Hanoi in February 2017, has highly valued Vietnam’s efforts in hosting the forum’s meetings. In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Tokyo on July 12, Tsutomu Koizumi, Deputy Director General of the Economic Affairs Bureau under Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs who also attended the APEC…... [read more]

Vietnamese tra fish processors and exporters are worried that it will cost more time and money to put their fish on plates in the US after the country announced ahead-of-schedule food safety tests on imported Siluriformers fish and fish products.  All batches of products made from Siluriformers fish that are to be shipped to the US will have to undergo food safety tests from August 2, 2017, instead of September 1  All batches of products made from Siluriformers fish, including tra, basa, tre and lang fish, that are to be shipped to the US will have to undergo food safety…... [read more]

Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – The Thai government plans to turn the country into a medical hub for foreign tourists through the extension of long-stay visa for visitors. Deputy Prime Ministers Tanasak Patimapragon and Narong Pipatanasai has held a press conference on the extension of a maximum period of 90 days for patients and followers from CLMV countries and China, and the extension of Long Stay Visa holders. Gen Tanasak said the government has given top priority on the promotion of medical care and wellness tourism promotion to push Thailand as a global medical hub by enhancing services…... [read more]

In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Tokyo on July 12, Tsutomu Koizumi, Deputy Director General of the Economic Affairs Bureau under Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs who also attended the APEC Trade Ministers Meeting in Hanoi, said the APEC meetings hosted by Vietnam have gained great successes.  Tsutomu Koizumi, Deputy Director General of the Economic Affairs Bureau under Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Japan pins high hope on Vietnam’s hosting of APEC Summit 2017, he emphasized. Highlighting APEC’s achievements over the past time, including economic integration in Asia-Pacific, Tsutomu…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of Defence tells the Vietnam News Agency that the nation’s defence forces not only protect national sovereignty, but they also contribute to socio-economic development. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of Defence. — VNA/VNS Photo It has been reported that the Defence Ministry will conduct a thorough inspection of national defence land in HCM City. Can you tell us something more about it? I want to emphasise that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) did not take this decision to conduct a thorough inspection of the national defence land in the city. That said,…... [read more]

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc appealed for foreign investment in state-owned enterprises at a business forum in The Hague on Monday. Phuc said Vietnam will lift restrictions for foreign investors in areas including services, telecommunications, finance and banking, and raise the limit on foreign ownership levels, Vietnam News Agency reported. “State-owned firms are set to launch share offerings, so you could become strategic shareholders,” he said at the Vietnam – Netherlands Business Forum, which was attended by 450 companies, including 300 from the host country. Privatization and acquisitions have reduced the number of state-owned enterprises in Vietnam from…... [read more]

Authorities in the southern province of Dong Nai have identified three troops of endangered primates following sightings reported by local farmers, according to Vietnam News Agency. Forest rangers say the primates are black-shanked douc langurs, a species classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and protected by Vietnamese law. About 20 individuals living in two troops have been found on Mount Chua Chan at a height of about 300 meters (980 feet). A third troop was discovered further up the mountain at a height of about 600 meters, according to Ton Ha Quoc Dung, deputy…... [read more]

Deputy Minister of Justice Phan Chi Hieu (Photo:  Ministry of Justice)   Hanoi (VNA) – The execution of civil judgments recorded good results in the first half of this year, with 314,000 cases being handled, up 3 percent against the same period last year, heard a teleconference on July 10. According to Deputy Minister of Justice Phan Chi Hieu, the law making continued the leading key task in the reviewed period. Thirteen out of 14 draft laws and resolutions were submitted to the National Assembly for approval, including those related to investment and business management, and…... [read more]

At the conference (Photo: VNA)     Hanoi (VNA) – A conference introducing export potential of Vietnam’s garments, handbags and leather footwear to the Australia market was held in Hanoi on July 10.  The event, co-held by the Hanoi Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Agency and Australia International Exhibition and Conference Group (IEC), brought together over 60 Hanoi-based businesses operating in the fields of garment, textiles, leather footwear and fashion, along with associations and organisations which have high export demand to Australia and New Zealand.  At the conference, participants were briefed on Southeast Asia’s garment and textiles…... [read more]




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