Ex-minister jailed for 10 years for role in expressway fraud Society

Ex-minister jailed for 10 years for role in expressway fraud

Dinh La Thang, who served as Minister of Transport between August 2011 and February 2016, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the bidding and accounting fraud in the HCM City-Trung Luong Expressway project, a major toll road in southern Vietnam.
Upgrade of Tan Son Nhat int'l airport’s runway completed Business

Upgrade of Tan Son Nhat int'l airport’s runway completed

Repairs of Tan Son Nhat International Airport’s 25R/07L runway, which is three kilometres long and 46 metres wide, has finished after nearly six months, according to the Cuu Long Corporation for Investment, Development and Project Management of Infrastructure.
Mekong Delta localities seek to attract northern travellers Travel

Mekong Delta localities seek to attract northern travellers

Representatives from 13 localities in the Mekong Delta, a region that has been defined as the safest area even when the COVID-19 pandemic was yet to be controlled, have shaken hands with each other for the first time to approach tourists in the north during the annual Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) organized by the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) in Hanoi recently.
Vietnam seeks sustainable development of fisheries Business

Vietnam seeks sustainable development of fisheries

Fisheries output is expected to reach 8.2 million tonnes this year, much higher than the target of 6.5 – 7 million tonnes set under a 2016 -20 sustainable seafood development programme, according to the Directorate of Fisheries.
Runway upgrade at Tan Son Nhat airport to finish by year-end Business

Runway upgrade at Tan Son Nhat airport to finish by year-end

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The has urged contractors to complete the upgrade of four taxiways and one of HCM City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport’s two runways by the year-end to meet heightened travel demand for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.