Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:38:15

environmental protection

Green tax hike on petrol to go ahead

Business

Green tax hike on petrol to go ahead

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is going ahead with its plan to increase environmental protection tax on petroleum from the current 1,000-4,000 VND to 3,000-8,000 VND per litre, despite objections from other ministries and the public.

 Vietnam’s biggest polymetallic project fined for violations

Environment

Vietnam’s biggest polymetallic project fined for violations

The Nui Phao mining project, Vietnam’s biggest polymetallic operation, has seriously violated regulations on environmental protection, mining, and use of land and water resources, according to the results of an inspection conducted last year by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

SMEs hard to access bank loans

Business

SMEs hard to access bank loans

Nearly 70 percent of 2,600 surveyed small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) had to seek loans on the black market as they were unable to access bank loans.

Vietnam takes action realising MDGs 2030

Society

Vietnam takes action realising MDGs 2030

Vietnam’s National Action Plan to implement the Agenda 2030 is an important milestone, affirming the country’s pioneer role in realising MDGs and implementing international commitments, an UN official said.