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A corner of Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi. — VNS Photo Thanh Hai The Ministry of Transport will increase service charges at airports to compensate for investment costs of the airport system and raise service quality. According to a regulation issued last week, the take-off and landing charge will increase by 5 per cent from October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, on average. It will fluctuate based on rush hours, normal hours and off-peak hours. Specifically, the charge will be raised by 15 per cent during rush hours and reduced by 15 per cent during off-peak hours. During normal hours, the take-off and landing charges will be VND698,000 (US$30.6) each time for ATR70 aircraft, more than VND1.5 million for A320 and A321, and more than VND5.8 million for A350, B787, B777 and A330. The charge will be up by 10 per cent as of July 1, 2018. Insiders said flight airfares will certainly increase following the transport ministry’s regulation, which was issued last week, because input costs are up. A representative of budget airline Vietjet Air told Vietnam News Agency that the firm had yet to determine a method to raise airfares. However, the fare would go up when charges increased. “We encourage passengers to buy tickets online directly, not through unofficial agents, to avoid buying tickets at higher prices,” representatives said. The Ministry of Transport will increase service charges at airports from October 1,…... [read more]

HCM City, August 22 (VNA) – Vietnam will work harder to raise public awareness of e-filing system in intellectual property (IP) registration, which has been put into place earlier this year by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP), said Le Ngoc Lam, NOIP deputy head.  The system benefits both file submitters and IP agencies, Lam told Vietnam News Agency reporters on the sidelines of the 45th meeting of the Intellectual Property Experts Group (IPEG) in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22.  To intensify the e-filing system, it is necessary to ensure smooth procedures and IP agencies should make thorough preparations in order to deal with piles of dossiers, the official noted.  This is also one of the two initiatives presented by Vietnam at the IPEG meeting, together with the country’s joining of The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs in the coming time, Lam said.  The agreement could be useful for Vietnamese enterprises which want to register for IP rights in other countries, the official said, noting that Vietnam is making all-out efforts to ensure that the country can engage in the document without having to amend relevant domestic laws.  Since some articles of Vietnam’s Law on Intellectual Property, which has been put into operation for ten years, have not matched The Hague Agreement, Vietnam needs to raise their own voice in this regard.  Developing an e-environment which should be strong enough to accelerate Vietnam’s participation…... [read more]

An overview of the 45th meeting of the Intellectual Property Experts Group (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam will work harder to raise public awareness of e-filing system in intellectual property (IP) registration, which has been put into place earlier this year by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP), said Le Ngoc Lam, NOIP deputy head. The system benefits both file submitters and IP agencies, Lam told Vietnam News Agency reporters on the sidelines of the 45th meeting of the Intellectual Property Experts Group (IPEG) in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22. To intensify the e-filing system, it is necessary to ensure smooth procedures and IP agencies should make thorough preparations in order to deal with piles of dossiers, the official noted. This is also one of the two initiatives presented by Vietnam at the IPEG meeting, together with the country’s joining of The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs in the coming time, Lam said. The agreement could be useful for Vietnamese enterprises which want to register for IP rights in other countries, the official said, noting that Vietnam is making all-out efforts to ensure that the country can engage in the document without having to amend relevant domestic laws. Since some articles of Vietnam’s Law on Intellectual Property, which has been put into operation for ten years, have not matched The Hague Agreement, Vietnam needs to raise their own voice…... [read more]

The Ministry of Transport will increase service charges at airports to compensate for investment costs of the airport system and raise service quality. A corner of Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi. - VNS Photo Thanh Hai According to a regulation issued last week, the take-off and landing charge will increase by 5 per cent from October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, on average. It will fluctuate based on rush hours, normal hours and off-peak hours. Specifically, the charge will be raised by 15 per cent during rush hours and reduced by 15 per cent during off-peak hours. During normal hours, the take-off and landing charges will be VND698,000 (US$30.6) each time for ATR70 aircraft, more than VND1.5 million for A320 and A321, and more than VND5.8 million for A350, B787, B777 and A330. The charge will be up by 10 per cent as of July 1, 2018. Insiders said flight airfares will certainly increase following the transport ministry’s regulation, which was issued last week, because input costs are up. A representative of budget airline Vietjet Air told Vietnam News Agency that the firm had yet to determine a method to raise airfares. However, the fare would go up when charges increased. “We encourage passengers to buy tickets online directly, not through unofficial agents, to avoid buying tickets at higher prices,” representatives said. Another representative from budget airline Jetstar…... [read more]

In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Le Quang Cuong highlighted health as a critical component of economic and trade development and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Investment in health is the key to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, he said, adding that better health leads to greater wealth and that will be an essential driver of long-term economic development growth.  Cuong reviewed Vietnam’s hosting of the first Health Working Group Meeting in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa, from February 23-24, with the theme of “Health system strengthening towards sustainable development” and five priorities. The priorities include progress on universal health coverage in APEC economies towards healthy Asia-Pacific by 2020, strengthening communicable disease control and antimicrobial resistance among APEC economies, integrated approach for promoting healthy aging and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), sustainable health care finance in the transitional period and health in all policies, and multi sectoral action to achieve health related to sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030.  The theme and priorities were highly appreciated and endorsed by 21 APEC economies as they are issues of common interest that need to be strengthened more for all APEC economies in the coming year, he noted.  The second APEC Health Working Group Meeting will review the 2017 HWG Work Plan, and discuss priorities and indicators for healthy Asia-Pacific by 2020, as well as progress reports on approved and on-going projects of APEC economies. New HWG concept notes for…... [read more]

The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention ad Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters as well as global climate change challenges. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most of countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is a must to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters in the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than US$1 billion each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters so far this year have left 100 people dead.  Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a common mechanism and reach consensus on emergency preparedness in the region.  During the…... [read more]

An overview of the meeting (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention ad Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters as well as global climate change challenges. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most of countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is a must to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters in the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than 1 billion USD each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters so far this year have…... [read more]

Officials of the APEC Health Working Group gather in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Officials of the APEC Health Working Group gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, expecting to address a range of issues in order to build a healthy Asia-Pacific region. In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Le Quang Cuong highlighted health as a critical component of economic and trade development and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Investment in health is the key to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, he said, adding that better health leads to greater wealth and that will be an essential driver of long-term economic development growth. Cuong reviewed Vietnam’s hosting of the first Health Working Group Meeting in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa, from February 23-24, with the theme of “Health system strengthening towards sustainable development” and five priorities. The priorities include progress on universal health coverage in APEC economies towards healthy Asia-Pacific by 2020, strengthening communicable disease control and antimicrobial resistance among APEC economies, integrated approach for promoting healthy aging and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), sustainable health care finance in the transitional period and health in all policies, and multi sectoral action to achieve health related to sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030. The theme and priorities were highly appreciated and endorsed by 21 APEC economies as they are issues of common interest that need to be strengthened…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters, as well as challenges due to global climate change. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is necessary to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters within the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than US$1 billion each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters have left 100 people dead so far this year. Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters, as well as challenges due to global climate change. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is necessary to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters within the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than US$1 billion each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters have left 100 people dead so far this year. Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a…... [read more]




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