Plastic greenhouses may exacerbate flooding

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Plastic greenhouses may exacerbate flooding

VietNamNet Bridge – Flash floods last week in Viet Nam's horticultural capital, Da Lat, in the Central Highlands, left many homes roof-deep in water and killed one person. But many people in the region wonder why flooding has become such a problem in recent years. Residents, both officials and the general public, offer many reasons.

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River-encroaching project poses threat to Ho Chi Minh City water supply safety

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

River-encroaching project poses threat to Ho Chi Minh City water supply safety

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have voiced concerns that the controversial project to build a residential area and improve landscapes by encroaching on the Dong Nai River will affect the city’s water supply.

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Assistance dispatched to Thailand’s drought-affected provinces

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Interior and the Royal Thai Army have been cooperating in delivering water to residents in 16 provinces declared disaster zones.

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China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region.

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Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago

Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.

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Singapore risks business cred with foreign labour restrictions

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

Singapore risks business cred with foreign labour restrictions

Singapore risks tarnishing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that require companies to prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs, analysts say.

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Vietnamese woman and her two kids die in MH17 incident

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VietnamNet English 12 month(s) ago

Vietnamese woman and her two kids die in MH17 incident

VietNamNet Bridge – Of the 298 passengers killed on the fateful Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight shot down over eastern Ukraine, three were passengers of Vietnamese origin.

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Tobacco rep asks Vietnam to curb smuggling before raising taxes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 13 month(s) ago

Tobacco rep asks Vietnam to curb smuggling before raising taxes

The Vietnam Tobacco Association (VTA) has asked the government to delay raising the excise tax on tobacco until smuggling is “considerably” reduced, news website VnEconomy reported on Wednesday.

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China must immediately withdraw oil rig: Vietnam's Defense Minister

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago

China must immediately withdraw its the Haiyang Shiyou-981 rig from Vietnamese waters, Vietnamese defense minister Phung Quang Thanh said Saturday.

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Labour market difficulties anticipated for new workforce

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VOV News English 19 month(s) ago

Labour market difficulties anticipated for new workforce

(VOV) - Adecco Vietnam has warned the workforce’s newest members should expect difficulties when joining the labour market in 2014.

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Perfecting your hiring process is pointless. Do this instead

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Báo Đầu Tư English 19 month(s) ago

Perfecting your hiring process is pointless. Do this instead

For most CEOs, this is their biggest concern: How to get the most out of the right people? If picking them is random and error-prone, what can we do to get this right? Here’s my take.

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Businesses grumble as Vietnam's new foreign labor rules begin to bite

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Báo Thanh Niên English 20 month(s) ago

Businesses grumble as Vietnam's new foreign labor rules begin to bite

The increased involvement of local authorities could exacerbate bureaucratic nightmares and may fuel corruption, company execs say

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Banks scramble to open branches as SBV tightens expansion regulations

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Báo Thanh Niên English 21 month(s) ago

Banks scramble to open branches as SBV tightens expansion regulations

Many banks have applied to open new branches just before a new regulation with stringent conditions, aimed at ensuring fairer competition, takes effect.

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Vietnam's new rules on foreign workers likely to make things messy for employers

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Báo Thanh Niên English 23 month(s) ago

Vietnam's new rules on foreign workers likely to make things messy for employers

Country’s universities ill-equipped to churn out the high-caliber local workers required to take over from foreigners

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Medical waste poses health and environmental concerns

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Báo Dân Trí English 23 month(s) ago 1 related news

Medical waste poses health and environmental concerns

Medical waste and wastewater which are often improperly treated or even discharged directly into the environment are adding to health concerns and environmental pollution in Vietnam.

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