Tourism fees to help insure foreign visitors World

Tourism fees to help insure foreign visitors

The Thai National Tourism Policy Committee has approved the proposed guidelines for the collection of a 300 THB (10 USD) tourism fee from each international visitor for the management of local tourist destinations.
Vietnam on road to development of carbon market Environment

Vietnam on road to development of carbon market

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in coordination with the World Bank, held a Final Workshop for the “Vietnam Partnership for Market Readiness” project in Hanoi on December 29. After 5 years of implementation, up to now, the project has made basic preparations, paving the way for the formulation of carbon market policies.
Indonesia sees decreased investment in energy, mining World

Indonesia sees decreased investment in energy, mining

Indonesia has attracted an estimated 22.33 billion USD in investment in energy and mining in 2020, lower than 31.9 billion USD recorded last year and the target of 36 billion USD set for 2020, according to Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (EMR).
Thailand plans to raise fee of five-year visas for foreigners World

Thailand plans to raise fee of five-year visas for foreigners

Thailand plans to increase the price of its five-year residency permit by 20 percent in January 2021, after the programme dubbed "elite" visas drew a record new membership this year as people sought to stay in the largely coronavirus-free country.
Measures sought to clear bottlenecks in logistics cost Business

Measures sought to clear bottlenecks in logistics cost

Vietnam has set an annual growth target of 15-20 percent for the logistics sector, making up 8-10 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Besides, logistics costs are also expected to reduce, equivalent to 16-20 percent of the GDP.
October auto sales top to pre-pandemic figures Business

October auto sales top to pre-pandemic figures

Sales of automobiles by members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) in October surged 22 percent against the previous month to reach 33,254 units, indicating consumption is recovering to pre-pandemic levels.
Auto market bounces back on registration fee cut Business

Auto market bounces back on registration fee cut

Customers have scrambled to buy automobiles before the end of 2020 to enjoy the 50 percent reduction in registration fees, making the auto market more robust as compared to the situation at the outset of the year.
HCM City to improve access to public transport Society

HCM City to improve access to public transport

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved a project worth nearly 400 trillion VND (17.3 billion USD) on improving access to public transport and limiting the use of personal vehicles over the next decade, according to the People’s Committee’s Office.