Business

Housing to be allocated by points

The Ministry of Construction on Nov. 16 issued Circular NO 36/2009/TT-BXD prescribing eligibility conditions for residents to buy, lease or lease-to-own low-priced public houses in urban areas.
APEC leaders vow to maintain stimulus policies World

APEC leaders vow to maintain stimulus policies

Leaders of the 21-member Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on Nov. 15 pledged to maintain economic stimulus policies until a durable economic recovery has clearly taken hold.
Society

Gov’t inspectorate speeds up inspections

The Government Inspectorate is striving to conclude or speed up on-going investigations, said a conference evaluating the work done in the last four months of the year.
Society

Gial Lai offers investment incentives

The Central Highland province of Gia Lai has issued a list of projects calling for investment from now to 2015, in addition to a set of attractive investment incentives, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
Society

Halong Bay to have 25-storey twin towers

The Minh Viet Investment Joint Stock Company (MVIC) on Nov. 15 announced that it will invest in building Bay View Towers in Ha Long in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh.
Society

Norway sponsors UN-REDD programme in Vietnam

The Norwegian Government will sponsor the implementation of the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) in Vietnam.
World

ASEAN information ministers meet in Laos

Senior officials from 10 ASEAN countries, the bloc’s dialogue partners and ASEAN Secretariat are gathering in Vientiane for the 10th meeting of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information.
Business

Moc Bai border zone facilitates nation’s ties with neighbours

The Moc Bai Bordergate Economic Zone in the southern province of Tay Ninh will be developed into a tourism and trade centre serving the nation’s economic, cultural, and political ties with the neighbouring country of Cambodia and other countries in ASEAN.