Customs authorities to stop accepting cash Business

Customs authorities to stop accepting cash

Payments of import-export taxes and fees to customs authorities must all be conducted via cashless payment methods or through credit institutions from the beginning of April, according to a requirement recently issued by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Improvement of seaport infrastructure urged Videos

Improvement of seaport infrastructure urged

For years, Vietnam has struggled to make full use of its seaports and as a result, infrastructure shortcoming have been driving up transportation and logistics costs – affecting the competitiveness.
Fee hikes threaten cashless plan Business

Fee hikes threaten cashless plan

Recent surges in transactions and withdrawal fees at a number of commercial banks went against the State Bank of Vietnam’s (SBV) initial policy roadmap for a seamlessly cashless society.
Fewer Hanoi-HCM City flights but fares stable Society

Fewer Hanoi-HCM City flights but fares stable

Domestic airlines operating on the popular Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route have reduced the number of their flights due to technical and staff difficulties, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) reported on October 5.
Hospitals becoming financially independent Health

Hospitals becoming financially independent

Many public hospitals nationwide have gradually wiped out fully-subsidised mechanisms and shifted to self-independent financial models, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Aviation authority calls for fee hike Business

Aviation authority calls for fee hike

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has sent a proposal to the Ministry of Transport to raise several aviation service charges in order to reduce peak-hour overloads and raise money for infrastructure development.
VNAT launches tourism stimulus programme Business

VNAT launches tourism stimulus programme

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) announced a stimulus programme for domestic tours in an effort to offset the falling number of international arrivals in the last six months, the Saigon Times Daily reported.
Exchange rate hike pays modest gains Business

Exchange rate hike pays modest gains

Businesses say the appreciation of the US dollar by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) in June has positively affected their businesses, although the benefits remain modest.