Plan for Vietnam’s biggest museum, to cost over $500mn, meets opposition

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Plan for Vietnam’s biggest museum, to cost over $500mn, meets opposition

A project to build Vietnam’s biggest history museum at a cost of VND11,277 billion (US$517.68 million) has been panned by the public, who say carrying out such a huge project when the country’s economy still has problems is unnecessary.

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Hung Yen boosts economic growth and social welfare

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Hung Yen boosts economic growth and social welfare

The northern province of Hung Yen will continue to stabilise its economy while accelerating public investment reform and ensuring social welfare, a meeting to review provincial socio-economic development in 2015 heard on July 31.

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Art & Entertainment News 31/7

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Culture facility in Ha Tinh raises public ire

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Public fear MOET education reform will demotivate students

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Public fear MOET education reform will demotivate students

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has once again stirred up the public with the announcement that the information about training (full time, continuing education, or refresher training courses) and graduation grades will be shown on high school diplomas.

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Safety of adolescent girls on public transport discussed

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Safety of adolescent girls on public transport discussed

A workshop held in Hanoi on July 30 discussed the safety of adolescent girls in urban areas and on public transport.

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Vietnam moves to improve business climate

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Vietnam moves to improve business climate

Vietnam needs to complete economic market institutions while promoting administrative reforms and creating favourable conditions for foreign businesses to invest in the country to improve the business climate.

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Culture facility in Ha Tinh raises public ire

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Culture facility in Ha Tinh raises public ire

A Temple of Literature in Ha Tinh Province has raised public controversy about who should be the subject of worship in a country that takes its cultural heritage seriously, and because it is a waste of money in a poor community.

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UK firms eye infrastructure cooperation in HCM City

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UK firms eye infrastructure cooperation in HCM City

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tat Thanh Cang held a working session on July 30 with a visiting UK business delegation who came to learn about cooperation opportunities in local infrastructure development.

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PM asks to address heavy rain consequences

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PM asks to address heavy rain consequences

VGP – PM NguyenTan Dung on July 29 issued another public telegraph, asking local authorities of northern coastal Quang Ninh province and relevant agencies to drastically assist local residents in surmounting consequences of floods caused by torrential rains.

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Vietnam likely to scrap visas for overseas Vietnamese, their foreign spouses

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Vietnam likely to scrap visas for overseas Vietnamese, their foreign spouses

Vietnamese people who reside overseas, their foreign spouses and children are likely to enjoy a free-visa policy when entering Vietnam, as quick completion has been urged for a draft decree on the visa waiver.

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Debt servicing under control

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Debt servicing under control

Sandeep Mahajan, lead economist of the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam, talked about Vietnam’s public debt in an interview with a reporter from The Saigon Times Daily.

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Pets, picnics banned on Saigon pedestrian street

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Pets, picnics banned on Saigon pedestrian street

Nguyen Hue pedestrian street opens to the public on April 29, 2015. Photo: Pham Huu

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Vietnamese singer fined for letting son pee into sick bag on flight

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Vietnamese singer fined for letting son pee into sick bag on flight

The unwillingness to take her son to the lavatory on a Vietnam Airlines flight in mid-July has earned a Vietnamese pop star not only a groundswell of public criticism but also a fine from aviation authorities.

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Poor people, fishermen enjoy free telecommunication service

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved VND11trillion (US$504,128,970) to provide free-of-charge telecommunication services for urgent calls, looking up number of fixed-telephone subscriptions and accessing public bandwidth internet service shops.

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PM okays public utility telecom service programme

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The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a programme on public utility telecommunication services from now to 2020.

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