The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a request to the Prime Minister asking for a reduction of 50 percent on Value Added Tax and 50 percent on Income Tax for this year, to help businesses in the trade and tourism sectors to boost growth in present difficult times.
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Saigon Tourist Travel Company has just announced the opening of seven new river tours that will take tourists around Ho Chi Minh City via canals and rivers.
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On February 8, Petro Vietnam, an oil and gas company of Vietnam, signed an agreement with a Singapore Company to set up a joint venture company to construct oil rigs.
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The Northern Service Flight Company of Vietnam Helicopter Corporation under the Ministry of National Defense convened on June 6 to discuss use of helicopters as a means to exploit tourism.
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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on February 26 decided not to increase the retail price of petrol, despite strong recommendation from the Ministry of Finance.
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Economists predict that the Vietnam export to Africa would increase by 20 percent to US$3.12 billion in 2013.
Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 203 with more than 11,000 injured.
A view of a collapsed building with a sign reading, Lushan Kindergarden after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province is seen in this April 20, 2013.
The Ministry of Finance on February 27 said that they have sent a document to businesses asking them not to increase gasoline prices and contribute another VND1,000 for every liter sold towards the price stabilization fund.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, sugar inventory increased to nearly 600,000 tons by May end, about 222,410 tons higher than in the same period last year.
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The Ministry of Information and Communications has rejected a proposal by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) for the merger of their two mobile network companies, Vinaphone and MobiFone.
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EU market was the second largest consumer of garments and textiles from Vietnam, after the US market, but the ongoing debt crisis in Europe has caused a slump in this industry, with Japan now replacing it as the second largest importer.
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Nick Vujicic, the Australian national, who is now known the world over for his autobiography ‘Life without Limits’ and his awe inspiring conquest of his physical disabilities, will be in Vietnam by May 22 and hold talks with thousands of students at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
At his wedding ceremony
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VietJet Air launched on June 11 a new promotion on domestic flights for passengers aged 61 or above, who can now enjoy a discount of 15 percent on airfares.
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The Vietnam Gemstones, Jewelry and Art Crafts Association held a press brief to announce the Miss Vietnam Jewelry 2013 competition, in which a young beauty will be crowned from 35 finalists.
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Children book publisher Kim Dong has republished two books on Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands that are bestsellers in the book market.
Covers of the two bestseller books
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