Tay Ninh invests over VND1.1 trillion in border belt road

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 week(s) ago

The southern province of Tay Ninh will spend more than VND1.1 trillion (US$48.4 million) on constructing a border belt road to develop the border trade with Cambodia and ensure defence.

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Corrupt traffic inspectors in Can Tho spend ‘protection fee’ on job promotion

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A group of former traffic inspectors in Can Tho City in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region previously arrested for demanding ‘protection money’ from local businesses claim the cash was used to ‘buy’ promotions.

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World’s costliest? Hanoi plans to spend over $342mn building 2.2km road

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Authorities in Hanoi are planning to spend VND7.8 trillion (US$343.4 million) on the construction of a 2.2 kilometer long road, making it the most expensive street in Vietnam.

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Hue to spend $52m on agriculture

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Authorities of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue is directing their resources on implementing 12 priority projects worth nearly VND1.2 trillion (US$52 million) to accelerate the agricultural restructuring process by 2020.

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Vietnamese spend $872mn on smartphones in Q1 2017

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Ten out of every one thousand smartphones sold worldwide in the first quarter of 2017 were to Vietnamese users, who collective spent nearly VND20 trillion on the hi-tech devices, two separate reports show.

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Lai Chau to invest US$4.8m in growing macadamia

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

The northern mountainous province of Lai Chau will spend VND110 billion (US$4.8 million) from its budget on growing macadamia, which is expected to help boost the local economy.

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City to spend $1.9b on power development

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

The HCM City People’s Committee has proposed that the Ministry of Ministry and Trade approve the city’s power transmission development plan with a total investment of about VND42.9 trillion (nearly US$1.9 billion).

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Vietnamese spend $1.38bn a year on cigarettes

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

The Vietnamese population spends a total of VND31 trillion (US$1.38 billion) a year on cigarettes, according to statistics released by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health.

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Gov’t to borrow over US$15 billion in 2017

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Báo điện tử CP English 2 month(s) ago

VGP - The Government plans to borrow VND 342,06 trillion (more than US$15 billion) this year, according to a scheme approved recently by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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Vietnamese consumers willing to pay more for safe foods: survey

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

About four out of five Vietnamese consumers are willing to spend more on foods produced from materials that are labelled safe and environmentally friendly, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen Vietnam.

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Vietnamese consumers willing to pay more for safe foods: survey

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

About four out of five Vietnamese consumers are willing to spend more on foods produced from materials that are labelled safe and environmentally friendly, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen Vietnam.

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Authorities in home of Ha Long Bay spend $1.5mn building clock tower

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Authorities in Ha Long City, the capital of Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam, have confirmed that they had spent VND35 billion (US$1.54 million) building a clock tower in the heart of the city home to Ha Long Bay.

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Chinese tourist influx to Ha Long Bay brings smiles, grimaces

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Quang Ninh Province, which prides itself on the UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay, has received thousands of Chinese holidaymakers to spend the weekends in March, which has brought both opportunities and challenges to local tourism agencies.

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Vietnamese spend hours on nonsense, but not 20 seconds at red light

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnamese people seem willing to spend hours on watching anything unusually happening on the street, but refuse to wait for only 20 seconds at the red light, a reader said in a piece sent to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

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Vietnam among Asia's biggest spenders on infrastructure: Bloomberg

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnam is among the leading countries in Asia investing in infrastructure even thought it is one of the smallest economies in the region, according to Bloomberg.

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