State revenue unlikely to fall despite numerous FTAs Business

State revenue unlikely to fall despite numerous FTAs

Reduced revenue from cutting taxes on imported goods in accordance with various free trade agreements (FTA) Vietnam had signed was unlikely to affect State revenue, said the finance ministry in a conference held on December 12 in Hanoi.
Vietnam’s airlines transport nearly 55 million passengers this year Business

Vietnam’s airlines transport nearly 55 million passengers this year

Vietnam’s airlines have so far this year transported 54.7 million passengers and 435,000 tonnes of cargo, respectively 11.4 percent and 7.6 percent higher than the figures last year, revealed Vo Huy Cuong, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, on December 13.
Over 1,300 requests processed through national public service portal Society

Over 1,300 requests processed through national public service portal

Four days after it was launched the national public service portal had by 4:00pm of December 12 been accessed by 2.3 million people, receiving 581 requests for supply of low- and middle-voltage power, 693 for driving licence swapping and international driving licence issuing, and 51 on re-issuing of health insurance cards.
Vietnamese bamboo straws adorn world drinks Business

Vietnamese bamboo straws adorn world drinks

People are turning against plastic straws, and a 32-year-old man has come up with a reusable bamboo alternative for the once ubiquitous and popular item that has become a symbol of throw-away culture.
Gardens prepare for Lunar New Year Business

Gardens prepare for Lunar New Year

Taking advantage of favorable weather, gardeners in Da Nang are busy tending to flowers and ornamental plants to meet consumer demand for the upcoming Lunar New Year.