Thailand pilots new forestation plan World

Thailand pilots new forestation plan

The Royal Forest Department of Thailand is introducing a new forest plantation model that it says can cut costs while creating more green space.
Phan Van Anh Vu, 25 others prosecuted for Dong A Bank’s huge loss Society

Phan Van Anh Vu, 25 others prosecuted for Dong A Bank’s huge loss

The Supreme People’s Procuracy has completed an indictment to prosecute Phan Van Anh Vu, former chairman of the board of Bac Nam 79 Construction Joint Stock Company, and 25 others for causing economic losses of up to 3.6 trillion VND (160 million USD) to the Dong A Bank (DAB).
PM: Ninh Thuan should work to become renewable energy hub Politics

PM: Ninh Thuan should work to become renewable energy hub

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 5 had a working session with leaders of the south central province of Ninh Thuan, during which he asked the province to exert more efforts to fulfil its target to become a hub for renewable energy and boost the development of the sea-based economy.
Malaysia exerts efforts to improve financial situation World

Malaysia exerts efforts to improve financial situation

The Malaysian government announced on August 29 that it will set up two committees to help reduce the country's fiscal deficit to 2.8 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product, according to Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Incentives needed for agriculture sector Business

Incentives needed for agriculture sector

Though the Vietnamese government and Ho Chi Minh City’s administration offer many incentives and have favourable policies to encourage businesses to invest in agriculture, they often remain on paper, heard a conference held in the city on August 27.
Land management must be strengthened: top legislator Politics

Land management must be strengthened: top legislator

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the Government to thoroughly study opinions of NA deputies during the Q&A session for Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha in order to address shortcoming and weaknesses in land management.
Hanoi on track to fulfil annual revenue target Business

Hanoi on track to fulfil annual revenue target

The capital city of Hanoi’s officials have announced that the total city’s revenue this year is projected to exceed the targeted revenue by 1.04 percent and increase by 15.8 percent over last year’s figure.
HCM City seeks private sector help for canals Society

HCM City seeks private sector help for canals

Concerted efforts are needed to reduce pollution and improve the landscape near slums along canals and rivers in HCM City, including investment from the private sector, speakers said at a recent workshop.