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.
The temple that rests on the mountain, overlooks the sea Destinations

The temple that rests on the mountain, overlooks the sea

Cua Ong Temple in Cam Pha city, the northeastern coastal province of Quang Ninh, is not only an impressive historical relic site but also a tourist attraction that lures a large number of visitors from far and wide thanks to its charming beauty and sacredness.
Direct flights to shape up Con Dao tourism: insiders Travel

Direct flights to shape up Con Dao tourism: insiders

Travelling to Con Dao island, a tourism spot off the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau, will be made easier after Bamboo Airways launches new direct flights from Hanoi, Hai Phong and Vinh to the island from September 29.
Trial opens over land management violations at navy service Society

Trial opens over land management violations at navy service

The Military Court of the Vietnam People’s Navy opened a trial on May 18 for a case involving Dinh Ngoc He, alias “Ut troc”, and other defendants on charges of “fraud, appropriation of assets,” “violating regulations on land management,” and “lack of responsibility causing serious consequences.”
HCM City’s customs seizes 18kg of ecstasy Society

HCM City’s customs seizes 18kg of ecstasy

The Customs Department of Ho Chi Minh City has seized over 18 kilos of ecstasy pills, 124 grams of cocaine and 458 grams of cannabis, illegally hidden in parcels, including envelopes and packs of confectionary.
Logistics industry problems persist: conference Business

Logistics industry problems persist: conference

The logistics industry in Vietnam, especially HCM City, continues to face challenges like red tape and traffic congestion near border gates despite progress made in facilitating trade, Dinh Ngoc Thang, head of the city Department of Customs, told a recent conference.