Highway construction costly in Vietnam

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Highway construction costly in Vietnam

Construction of highways in Vietnam is found 1.5-2 times costlier than in other Asian nations like Thailand, Malaysia, China and Indonesia partly due to slow implementation resulting in price escalation.

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Goods prices same as petrol falls

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The petrol price has fallen fourfold by a total of VND1,900 per litres but consumer goods remain unchanged, partly caused by higher transportation fees, Tin tuc (News) newspaper reported yesterday.

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Exports of wood, wooden products rise

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Exports of wood, wooden products rise

VGP – Viet Nam earned US$5.7 billion from exporting wood and wooden exports over the past seven months of 2014.

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Unemployment rate in Thailand expected to decrease

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The unemployment rate in Thailand is expected to fall in the second half of this year as the economy is likely to pick up, according to the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)

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Southern province sets aside land for cacao, cashews

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Trong Duc Cocoa Co Ltd in southern Dong Nai Province plans and local farmers will create a 1,000-ha specialised area for cacao farming and cashew trees.

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Kon Tum ethnic students learn native languages

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Ethnic primary students of Bah Nar and Jrai across the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum will learn their mother tongues which have been added to the curricula for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Vietnam strengthens social assistance system

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago 3 related news

Vietnam strengthens social assistance system

A project to strengthen Vietnam’s social assistance delivery system was launched in Hanoi on August 7, with a view to ensuring minimum living standard for people and sustainable poverty reduction.

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Thousands of Ca Mau rural households access clean water

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

A project partly funded by the World Bank is expected to ensure clean water for 4,500 rural households in the southernmost province of Ca Mau as it comes to an end this October.

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Cat Lai Port struggles with cargo overloading

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Cat Lai Port struggles with cargo overloading

Cargo volume via Cat Lai Port has highly surged in Ho Chi Minh City partly due to an increase in export and import turnover, according to Saigon Newport Corporation.

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South Korea ferry 'sank due to negligence, corruption'

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

South Korea ferry 'sank due to negligence, corruption'

An interim South Korea government report says the 16 April sinking of the Sewol ferry was partly due to government negligence and corruption.

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Vietnam sees opportunity in Chinese tourist slump caused by marine standoff

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Chinese tourist arrivals are decreasing, partly due to bilateral tensions that resurfaced last month, according to a spokesperson for Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

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Retail banking – a new game

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Retail banking – a new game

VietNamNet Bridge – Commercial banks believe that retail banking is a new promising playing field that will produce high profits. But there have been complaints from clients about service quality at local banks.

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Good times ahead for VN hotel industry

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Good times ahead for VN hotel industry

VietNamNet Bridge – Demand for hotel rooms in Viet Nam has grown at 7-8 per cent a year for the last three years, and occupancy rates in large cities are catching up with those in major cities across the region, a seminar heard in HCM City on June 9.

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Partly-collapsed historic pavilion repaired in central Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Partly-collapsed historic pavilion repaired in central Vietnam

Phu Van Lau (Pavilion of Edicts), which was built in 1819, has had its ruined part fixed. Photo: Bui Ngoc Long

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Good times ahead for VN hotel industry

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 2 related news

Good times ahead for VN hotel industry

Demand for hotel rooms in Viet Nam has grown at 7-8 per cent a year for the last three years, and occupancy rates in large cities are catching up with those in major cities across the region, a seminar heard in HCM City yesterday.

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