Hanoi raises investment in urban railway project

The Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to raise the total investment capital for the pilot urban railway route running from Nhon in Tu Liem district to Hanoi Railway Station to 1,275 million EUR, up 492 million EUR from the initial capital.

New tax on land, property transfers

People who transfer land use rights and ownership of houses and apartments will be subject to a tax of 25 percent on their income from the transactions, said the Ministry of Finance.

ILO helps print guide for garment industry

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on June 29 introduced a guidebook on the law aimed at the garment industry.
Building strong working class is essential Society

Building strong working class is essential

Party General Secretary and NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong has said building the working class during the national industrialisation and modernisation period is an important task for the trade union movement.
Thailand considers investment in Vietnam Business

Thailand considers investment in Vietnam

As Vietnam continues to remain a magnet for foreign investment, Thailand ’s companies are now starting to look at their neighbour in a different light, with delegations of business executives flocking to the country, reported the Bangkok Post on May 23.

Labour regulations fail to resolve disputes

The current labour regulations were failing to tackle worker disputes, said Pham Minh Huan, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, at a workshop on April 20 in Hanoi .

Banks devise fees to shift ATM costs

Banks are planning to charge customers for account statements to reduce the cost of maintaining ATMs after the central bank rejected their request to charge fees for their use.

Vietnam employment manual released

Vietnam’s leading recruiting firm Navigos Group and US law firm Russin & Vecchi jointly released the Vietnam Employment Manual on Sept. 8.

Police arrest five for selling 30 babies

Five suspects in an alleged infant trafficking ring have been arrested in the southern province of Dong Nai . The ring has allegedly bought and sold about 30 infants since 2007.

Apparel exports earn 3.8 bln USD in first five months

Vietnam 's apparel exports surged 17.1 percent in the first five months of the year against the same period last year, reaching 3.8 billion USD, said deputy chairman of the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) Pham Xuan Hong.

Energy audits help businesses reduce costs

Most of the 600 companies that the city's Energy Conservation Centre (ECC) has audited over the last five years were not using energy efficiently, and only three had installed smart energy systems.

Disabled people await driving licence legislation

Millions of disabled people are being forced to violate traffic rules because the officials are unable to provide them with driving licences, according to Vu Manh Hung, chairman of the Association of Disabled People of Hanoi.