HCM City refunds US$1.4 million of VAT to foreigners

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VOV News English 2 day(s) ago

HCM City refunds US$1.4 million of VAT to foreigners

Ho Chi Minh City has refunded over VND30 billion (US$1.4 million) of value added tax (VAT) to foreigners exiting Vietnam through Tan Son Nhat International Airport border gate since July 1, 2012.

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How much to renovate Vietnam’s education?

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VietnamNet English 2 day(s) ago

How much to renovate Vietnam’s education?

VietNamNet Bridge – VND34 trillion: a 34 followed by 12 zeroes. That’s the price tag ($1.6 billion in US dollars) that the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) puts on its program to renovate the school system’s textbooks.

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HCMC to build more kindergartens schools

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SaiGon GP English 3 day(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City will allocate over VND 44 billion (US $2 million) to build 20 new preschools.

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JW Marriott Hanoi opens award-winning Crystal Jade restaurant

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SaigonTimes English 3 day(s) ago

JW Marriott Hanoi opens award-winning Crystal Jade restaurant

JW Marriott Hanoi has unveiled its fine dining Chinese restaurant Crystal Jade Palace in Hanoi.

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CNN readers donate $17,000 to save endangered pangolins in Vietnam

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CNN readers donate $17,000 to save endangered pangolins in Vietnam

CNN.com readers have donated more than US$17,000 to a nature and wildlife conserving group based in Hanoi, with the sum being used to produce a public service announcement to help protect pangolins, one of the endangered species in Vietnam.

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Vietnam has had enough of hundred-billion dollar projects

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam has had enough of hundred-billion dollar projects

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam, having been burned several times with “super projects”, now casts a suspicious eye on proposals for mammoth, multi-billion dollar projects.

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Overseas study costs 200 tons of rice a month

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Overseas study costs 200 tons of rice a month

VietNamNet Bridge – Well-off Vietnamese families are willing to pay several billions of dong a month, a sum high enough to buy 200 tons of rice, to fund their children’s overseas studies.

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Vegetarian eatery strikes right chord with students

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Vegetarian eatery strikes right chord with students

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Vietnamese artists to participate in charity event

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Vietnamese artists to participate in charity event

More than 50 works of 40 international and 17 Filipino artists will be displayed at Galleria Duemila, Pasay City, in the Philippines on Saturday, April 5.

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Thanh Nien freelance journalist jailed 30 months for blackmail

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

Thanh Nien freelance journalist jailed 30 months for blackmail

Former freelance journalist of Thanh Nien daily newspaper, Mai Xuan Binh, was today sentenced to 30 months in jail for his blackmail of VND20 million (US$962).

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City spends big on traffic congestion control

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SaigonTimes English 3 week(s) ago

HCMC – The government of HCMC has since 2011 spent as much as VND44 trillion (US$2.08 billion) on a major program to address chronic traffic congestion, with 94% of the sum for the city’s breakthrough programs.

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Project fosters public involvement in socio-economic development

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The “Pro-poor Participatory Development Project” funded by Plan International has helped strengthen the participation of the poor, ethnic people and women in socio-economic development and poverty reduction.

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Over 7 trillion VND raised from Government bonds

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

The State Treasury successfully mobilised 7.12 trillion VND (339.3 million USD) worth of Government bonds through a bid organised by the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) on March 21.

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Going yum cha in Cho Lon

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Going yum cha in Cho Lon

Two men have dim sum at Hong Kong-style restaurant Tien Phat (18 Ky Hoa Street, District 5) / PHOTO COURTESY OF TUOI TRE

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“Japan rush” puts students over head and ears in debt

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

“Japan rush” puts students over head and ears in debt

VietNamNet Bridge – Tens of students in Quang Nam province once harbored the dream of studying and working for money in Japan. Only after arriving in Japan, did they realize that they were swindled.

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