Da Nang to develop international finance centre Business

Da Nang to develop international finance centre

The People’s Committee of central Dang Nang city and the Import-Export Pan Pacific Group (IPPG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development of an international and regional finance centre to attract investors in the future.
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 slow to finish renovation of old tenements Society

HCM City slow to finish renovation of old tenements

Three years after a five-year plan to renovate half of the 476 old tenements was announced by Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities, only a fraction of them have been refurbished or rebuilt, causing suffering to many people living in them.
Finance Ministry backs down on VAT Business

Finance Ministry backs down on VAT

Fierce public objections about its proposal to impose value-added tax (VAT) on the transfer of land-use rights have forced the Ministry of Finance to shelve the move.
SOE equitisation targets transparency Business

SOE equitisation targets transparency

The equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) should be stepped up towards transparency in line with the market mechanism, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on June 23.
Hanoi reforms building permit regulations Society

Hanoi reforms building permit regulations

Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee has decentralised power in granting construction permits, which is expected to help it better manage and curb violations in construction.