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GMS countries discuss energy development

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GMS countries discuss energy development

Officials from several agencies of the member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) are gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to discuss the development of energy in the sub region.

Phu Yen commits to supporting investors

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Phu Yen commits to supporting investors

Chairman of the Phu Yen People’s Committee Pham Ngoc Chi has stated the province will simplify its administrative procedures and make site clearances easier and will provide incentives for investors doing business in the coastal southern central province.

Ketsana claims 92 Vietnamese lives

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Ketsana claims 92 Vietnamese lives

By October 1, the death toll from typhoon Ketsana in Vietnam’s central and Central Highlands provinces had risen to 92 people, with 19 people still missing and 199 injured.

Storm claims 26 lives in central region

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Storm claims 26 lives in central region

At least 26 people in central provinces have died in severe flooding caused by typhoon Ketsana, the ninth tropical storm to hit Vietnam this season, according to preliminary estimates.

Deputy PM orders boats to port

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Deputy PM orders boats to port

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Sept. 28 took control of measures to handle the effects of Tropical Storm Ketsana, which follows floods that claimed at least nine lives.

Nation mulls plan to build nuclear power plants

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Nation mulls plan to build nuclear power plants

Vietnam has expanded a national plan to build nuclear power plants over the next 20 years.

Primer Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a goal to generate 15-20 percent of the country’s total power output from nuclear power by 2050, and the Law on Atomic Energy took effect on January 1 of this year, creating a legal framework for the plan.

Vietnam’s corporate bond market warms up

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Vietnam’s corporate bond market warms up

Vietnam’s corporate bond market is showing signs of recovery after a series of local banks announced their plans to issue more bonds from now through early next year.

Noteworthy are plans by Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SacomBank) to sell 3 trillion VND (168 million USD) worth of bonds in the third quarter of this year; and Saigon Commercial JS Bank (SCB) with 1 trillion VND worth of convertible bonds in the first quarter of next year.

Lam Dong ethnic people get power

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Lam Dong ethnic people get power

Electricity of Lam Dong (ELD) connected an additional 5,000 village ethnic households in the Central Highlands province to the national grid, the power company said in an announcement on September 2.