“Co” – a special job in Vietnam

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“Co” – a special job in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - From birth until death, Vietnamese continually find themselves at the mercy of all sorts of clever and unscrupulous "co", a word which can be roughly translated as “middleman”. They must pay middlemen to approach healthcare services, to complete vehicle registration, to buy a house, to apply for a job and even to find a plot of land for their dead.

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Rumours of undue influence over road project offend retired officer

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Rumours of undue influence over road project offend retired officer

Pham Tuan, a Hero of Vietnamese People’s Armed Forces, said in an interview that he is not happy with rumours that a road was made to curve away from their homes because of their status.

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New land-use fees could thaw property market

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Property companies are urging HCM City authorities to reduce land-use fees to turn around the stagnant property market.

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Southern regions hope fruit can bring sweet success

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Southern regions hope fruit can bring sweet success

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to zone off an additional 257,000 ha of land in the south for growing fruits that are expected to meet food safety standards.

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Ready-made spice market grows strongly

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The ready-made spice market has been growing more rapidly than one could imagine, VietNamNet Bridge reported on April 14, adding that Vietnam has become a fertile land for hundreds of spice manufacturers, both domestic and foreign.

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Inspections find misuse of land and public funds

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The Government Inspectorate announced last Friday that eight "economic inspections" had found wrongdoings involving trillions of dong in the first quarter of the year.

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Mob attacks cops, officials’ houses in Vietnam protest

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Nine police officers were injured and several officials’ property was destroyed by an angry mob of hundreds of people protesting a cemetery project in the north-central province of Ha Tinh for two days.

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Vulnerable groups seek improved governance

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Vulnerable groups seek improved governance

VietNamNet Bridge – Vulnerable groups in the country, including women and ethnic minorities, are less satisfied with the quality of public services and local governance than fellow citizens, a survey has found.

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Forestry reforms necessary

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Forestry reforms necessary

VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Director of the Reform Steering Committee and Enterprises Development Pham Quoc Doanh spoke to Thoi bao Ngan hang (Banking Times) newspaper about agri-forestry restructuring.

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Vietnam pays a heavy price for “fill-up” policy

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Vietnam pays a heavy price for “fill-up” policy

VietNamNet Bridge – Local authorities have kept industrial zones’ (IZ) doors opened widely to all investors, striving to attract as many investors as possible. And now they are paying a penalty for that policy.

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Gov’t Inspectorate reviews Q1 performance

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Gov’t Inspectorate reviews Q1 performance

The Government Inspectorate announced the conclusion of eight economic inspections, detecting the misuse of over 1.173 trillion VND (55.7 million USD) and 401 ha of land in the first quarter of this year.

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City losing homes to land erosion

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There were 16 instances of eroding riverbanks in HCM City's Districts 9, Can Gio, and Thu Duc last year that destroyed six houses, according to the city's Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the Committee for Search and Rescue.

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District seizes land for railway project

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

The Ha Dong District authority in Ha Noi has seized the lands of 21 households in Phu Luong Ward for the construction of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project.

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Economic Zone seeks investors

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Economic Zone seeks investors

The Nghi Son Economic Zone (EZ) in central Thanh Hoa Province has struggled to attract investment after receiving significant support during recent years, local authorities have said.

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Vietnam public survey finds corruption remains issue

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Vietnam public survey finds corruption remains issue

An annual survey finds public services still involve a lot of red tape, especially in land use right application. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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