Business

Firms claim difficulties in accessing credit

Around 80 percent of enterprises in HCM City need capaital to expand their business and production, but have difficulty accessing bank loans, according to the HCM City’s Union of Business Associations and Export Processing and Industrial Zone Authority.

Many enterprises can’t take out mortgages on their machines, shops or land to get loans from banks.
Society

Plan to replace polluting buses

The HCM City Department of Transportation is mapping out a plan to replace more than half of its bus fleet with "greener" models.
Society

Hanoi plans green, elegant, modern capital

A master plan for the capital of Hanoi through 2030 with a vision to 2050 has received special attention from the public as it is expected to create an image of a “green, civilised, and modern” city.
Campaign against landmines moves forward Society

Campaign against landmines moves forward

A summer day in 2000 and Ho Van Lai, aged 10, and three other friends were playing a game on a quiet sandy beach near their home in Cua Viet town in the central province of Quang Tri . But, a minute later a huge bang cut the children’s game short.
Society

Province boosts infrastructure to lure punters

The central province of Quang Binh would continue to develop its infrastructure as part of its effort to attract investors, said provincial investment promotion office director Nguyen Dinh.
Politics

Nation remembers Hung Kings

A national-level commemoration of the first rulers of Vietnam – the Hung Kings – will be organised during ten days this month in the northern province of Phu Tho and two days in other provinces and cities throughout the country.
Business

Vietinbank to increase charter capital

At the meeting, Hung clarified for shareholders a rumours that the bank had suffered losses of millions of dollars by leasing land in the Ciputra project that was never conveyed.