Society

12 more border gates to drop immigration declaration

The immigration declaration form will no longer be required as part of entry and exit procedures at 12 more border gates which have been equipped with reading passport machines and networked computers as of Nov. 15.
World

RoK, DPRK reopen aviation hotline

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) re-opened their aviation hotline on October 18 after a request from the DPRK.
Vietnam, US strengthen defence cooperation Politics

Vietnam, US strengthen defence cooperation

Vietnam and the US have agreed to strengthen dialogue and cooperation in addressing the consequences of war, and engage in joint training of military officers as well as in marine security, army medicine and disaster rescue.
Business

Province cuts red tape for investors

Binh Duong province has made every effort to improve its infrastructure and administrative formalities so as to attract more foreign investors, said chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Nguyen Hoang Son.
Business

Air travel surges 20 percent in 9 months

The aviation market in the first nine months saw a year-on-year increase of more than 20 percent in the number of passengers, estimated the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam.

The administration estimated that roughly 15 million passengers went through the country's airports in the first nine months of this year, of which Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Air Service Co (Vasco) accounted for more than 11 million.
Business

Airports need to expand to ease congestion

Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City is to be expanded to have space for ten extra airplanes and Hanoi ’s Noi Bai also has plans to add more parking space for aircraft to meet an explosive demand for air travel.
Vietnam receives third ATR72-500 from France Business

Vietnam receives third ATR72-500 from France

The Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC) received its third ATR72-500 aircraft from the manufacturer Avion de Transport Regional (ATR), based in the French city of Toulouse on September 14.
Society

OV in France to help boost Vietnam’s tourism

More than 150 overseas Vietnamese (OV) delegates from 14 French cities and provinces gathered at a meeting in Paris on Sept. 8 to discuss solutions to develop Vietnam’s tourism sector.
Society

Exit-entry declaration forms to be abolished

The Prime Minister has agreed to cancel exit-entry declaration forms at international airports nationwide following a proposal by the Ministry of Public Security in an effort to further simplify administration procedures.
Business

Airports in southern provinces seek int’l flights

The Southern Airports Corporation (SAC) and Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) on July 27 held a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City to seek international flights to three new airports in the southern regions.
Business

PM urges Nghe An to capitalise on its advantages

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has advised the central province of Nghe An to fully tap into its advantages of land, human resources, ports and airports to reach an annual GDP growth rate of 10 percent in the next five years.