Seafood firms oppose hike in freight charges; could lead to higher transport costs

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Seafood firms oppose hike in freight charges; could lead to higher transport costs

VietNamNet Bridge - A 70 percent increase in freight charges is expected to lead to a doubling or tripling of transport costs for seafood companies.

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Is Japanese investment capital leaving Vietnam? (part 2)

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Is Japanese investment capital leaving Vietnam? (part 2)

VietNamNet Bridge - Some analysts, while believing that Japanese have been leaving Vietnam for other regional countries, attributes this to unreasonable policies being pursued by the government of Vietnam.

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MOF reduces preferential incentives for Economic Zones

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MOF reduces preferential incentives for Economic Zones

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has rejected a proposal on offering tax incentives to the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone (EZ) in the central province of Quang Nam.

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Businesses still oppose ban on imports of used machines

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Businesses still oppose ban on imports of used machines

Though the Ministry of Science and Technology has adjusted the requirements on buying used machine imports, the regulation still faces strong opposition from the business community.

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Vietnam to look into surcharges set by foreign shipping lines

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Vietnam to look into surcharges set by foreign shipping lines

Vietnam will inspect foreign shipping lines for allegedly imposing unreasonable surcharges on local traders, the Government Office said on March 18.

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Vietnam to look into surcharges set by foreign shipping lines

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Vietnam will inspect foreign shipping lines for allegedly imposing unreasonable surcharges on local traders, the Government Office said Wednesday.

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Seizing motorbikes from drunk drivers, a case of law going overboard

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Seizing motorbikes from drunk drivers, a case of law going overboard

It is an unreasonable proposal by the National Traffic Safety Committee to seize the motorbikes of drunk drivers in addition to slapping a fine.

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Sugar association has battle of words with Industry ministry

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Sugar association has battle of words with Industry ministry

VietNamNet Bridge – In reply to a statement by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) about the weak sugar industry, the Vietnam Sugar Cane and Sugar Association has published a 4,500-word document, rejecting the viewpoints expressed by the ministry.

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Students singing “adult love song” stirs debate

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Students singing “adult love song” stirs debate

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators and parents are blaming each other for allowing students to sing a love song targeted to adults, with some saying it is a “deviation from cultural values”.

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Transport Ministry lowers investment estimate for Long Thanh airport

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Transport Ministry lowers investment estimate for Long Thanh airport

VietNamNet Bridge – Admitting that the initial estimate to build Long Thanh Airport was “unreasonable”, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) has revised construction costs to $15.8 billion instead of $18.7 billion.

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Silence is not golden in education

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Silence is not golden in education

VietNamNet Bridge – Young education experts who have received western-style education, noted that with the current unreasonable teaching methodology, Vietnam can only produce obedient workers, not creative thinkers.

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Experts identify reasons for HCMC traffic jam

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Experts identify reasons for HCMC traffic jam

Ho Chi Minh City has made great efforts to deal with traffic jam for the last decade, however, the condition has been found worsen because of many reasons such as unreasonable planning, people’s awareness of obeying traffic law, and overloaded traffic infrastructure.

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EVN could go bankrupt if it cannot raise electricity prices, ministry says

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EVN could go bankrupt if it cannot raise electricity prices, ministry says

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has voiced its support for Electricity of Vietnam’s (EVN) plan to raise retail electricity prices, saying that it would go bankrupt if not allowed to do so.

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EVN, electricity prices and income per capita

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EVN, electricity prices and income per capita

VietNamNet Bridge – The electricity price in the country is scheduled to increase by 9.5 percent after Tet (February 2015) to VND1,652.19 per kwh, leaving questions about whether the price is appropriate.

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Phong Phu workers protest unreasonable working conditions

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Phong Phu workers protest unreasonable working conditions

On January 19, 600 workers of the Phong Phu Nha Trang garment factory in the central province of Khanh Hoa, one of the factories belonging to Vietnam’s biggest garment producer and exporter Phong Phu Corp., gathered to ask leaders of the company to negotiate on the unreasonable new rules the employer planned to enforce, according to laodong.com.vn.

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