VN, USAID partner to enhance import-export specialised inspection Business

VN, USAID partner to enhance import-export specialised inspection

A Vietnamese top customs official on August 27 met with representatives from ministries, public agencies and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss the implementation of a trade facilitation project, with an emphasis on import-export specialised inspection.
Indonesia strives to ensure smooth operation of LRT World

Indonesia strives to ensure smooth operation of LRT

Indonesia is investigating a series of malfunctions that have plagued its first light rapid transit (LRT) system just days ahead of the opening ceremony of the Asian Games (ASIAD), the country’s transport ministry said on Aug 13.
Experts: Investors abuse BT projects Business

Experts: Investors abuse BT projects

Auditors and land management experts are sceptical about the efficiency and transparency of projects carried out under Build-Transfer (BT) contracts in Vietnam, after many BT projects have suffered long delays and major problems along the way.
Poor planning hinders central region growth: Deputy PM Business

Poor planning hinders central region growth: Deputy PM

The Government is concerned about the poor coordination and infrastructure undermining the major development potential of Vietnam’s 11 central localities, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue told 500 business people and officials at the 2nd Central Coastal Economic Forum in Da Nang on September 25.
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FDI disbursement accelerates in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Planning and Investment Department reported the city’s nine-month FDI disbursement hit 900 million USD, almost matching the amount for the whole of 2009, but still only a small amount compared with total FDI flow.