[OPINION] Vietnam: a poor country with rich country problems

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[OPINION] Vietnam: a poor country with rich country problems

Vietnam plans to relieve its spiraling public debts by raising taxes, but the rapid graying of its workforce could throw a wrench into that plan.

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221-year-old citadel in Vietnam to be turned into pedestrian area

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221-year-old citadel in Vietnam to be turned into pedestrian area

A 221-year-old citadel in central Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa Province will be turned into a pedestrian area at certain times to enhance its appeal to tourists.

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Are votive offerings worth the pollution?

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Are votive offerings worth the pollution?

Like it or not, death is universal and everyone eventually dies. So how we do cope with death in our lives? Usually we cherish the memories that we have of the deceased. We relive the times that we shared with our departed loved ones and try to make sure that they are not forgotten.

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Firm accused of selling low-quality tablets for education plan in southern Vietnam

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Firm accused of selling low-quality tablets for education plan in southern Vietnam

A Hanoi-based company has been accused of providing low-quality tablets for an educational plan in Ho Chi Minh City at prices four to ten times higher than the original.

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HCM City to reassess public projects

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

“From now until the end of the year, authorities of districts and departments in the city will have to reassess all projects” in accordance with the Law on Public Investment, which will come into force next January, Director of Department of Planning and Investment Thai Van Re was quoted by Saigon Times Daily as saying.

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Controversial consultant seeks to fleece Vietnam parents with ersatz tablet devices

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Controversial consultant seeks to fleece Vietnam parents with ersatz tablet devices

A consultant for the Ho Chi Minh City's education department asked parents participating in a new pilot program to buy their kids a tablet device at six times its suggested retail price on Monday.

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Gov’t approves VAT exemption for animal feed

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

The Government has agreed with the Ministry of Finance’s suggestion to slash value added tax (VAT) on animal feed to zero from the current 5 percent in order to support the husbandry industry, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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Singapore to use state-of-the-art farming tech to produce more veggies

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Scientists at an indoor produce farm in Singapore are using cutting edge technology to reduce growing times and costs. The Panasonic lab-farm is one of the projects in the works to increase the capability of the small island state, which currently imports more than 95 percent of their produce, to grow their own vegetables.

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New tour linking Vietnam, Thailand, Laos under discussion

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New tour linking Vietnam, Thailand, Laos under discussion

Vietnam’s Kon Tum province and Thailand’s Ubonratchathani province are cooperating in developing a road tour linking localities in the two countries and Laos via Bo Y border gate, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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New tour linking Vietnam, Thailand, Laos under discussion

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New tour linking Vietnam, Thailand, Laos under discussion

Vietnam’s Kon Tum province and Thailand’s Ubonratchathani province are cooperating in developing a road tour linking localities in the two countries and Laos via Bo Y border gate, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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Corruption whistleblowers may be rewarded with up to $236,000 in Vietnam

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Corruption whistleblowers may be rewarded with up to $236,000 in Vietnam

People who denounce corruption and help the government of Vietnam recover from a corruption case an amount as much as 600 times the common minimum wage will be rewarded with VND5 billion (US$236,000), according to a draft regulation.

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New tour linking Vietnam, Thailand, Laos under discussion

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New tour linking Vietnam, Thailand, Laos under discussion

Vietnam’s Kon Tum province and Thailand’s Ubonratchathani province are cooperating in developing a road tour linking localities in the two countries and Laos via Bo Y border gate, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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Hai Au Aviation receives first two seaplanes

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Hai Au Aviation Joint Stock Company has received two Cessna Grand Caravan EX seaplanes at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, which will be used for tourism services including chartered flights, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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Temple stampede in central India kills at least 10: official

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

A stampede killed at least 10 people and injured more than 60 in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday as pilgrims gathered at a temple, an official said.

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Telecos enhance 3G access

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Three of the largest carriers in Viet Nam have simultaneously raised the 3G (Third Generation Network) speeds to 42 Mbps, six times faster than existing speeds in order to meet increasing demands for data.

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