The Saigon Times

Natural disasters cause damages of VND2.5 trillion

Natural disasters have caused total losses of some VND2.5 trillion (US$107.8 million) so far this year, heard attendees at a conference on natural disaster prevention and control in southern Vietnam, held in the Mekong Delta Province of Can Tho on July 26.Keep reading ...

Trung Chanh

PM orders suspension of licenses for waste imports

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, at a regular Government meeting on July 25, announced that the Government will no longer issue new licenses for waste imports amid backlogs of imported scrap at ports, according to the Government news website.Keep reading ...

The Saigon Times Reporter

Vietnam on alert after Lao hydropower dam collapse

Vietnam is highly watchful for a hydropower dam collapse on July 23 in southern Laos, said Hoang Van Thang, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and deputy head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.Keep reading ...

The Saigon Times Reporter

Wastewater standards still pending at seafood processors

Wastewater standards on the amounts of nitrogen, phosphoric and ammonia permitted at seafood processors are still awaiting the final decision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.Keep reading ...

Trung Chanh

Businesswomen still face obstacles in Vietnam

Vietnamese women have greater interest in business than those in other countries in the region, but they have encountered a host of challenges along the path to leadership, heard a forum held in HCMC on July 10 on training female entrepreneurs to acquire leadership and ...

Hung Le

Mandatory social insurance for expat workers creates burden on enterprises

Compulsory social insurance for foreigners working in Vietnam is creating a heavy burden on local enterprises, according to a report by the Investment and Trade Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum.Keep reading ...

Thuy Dung

VCCI proposes end to minimum wage hikes from next year

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), representing employers in the nation, has suggested keeping region-based minimum wages unchanged from next year as annual minimum wage hikes place a heavy burden on enterprises.Keep reading ...

Thuy Dung

PM points out threats to Vietnam’s socioeconomic growth

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pointed out major risks to the country’s socioeconomic growth, such as disasters, social disturbances, traffic safety violations and corruption, at a national teleconference between the Government and local administrative units today, July 2.Keep reading ...

Ngoc Lan/Van Nam

Jobless rate among university graduates falls

Due to robust economic growth, the country’s unemployment rate, especially among higher-education people, last quarter decreased significantly compared to the previous quarter and the same period in 2016.Keep reading ...

Thuy Dung

Health Ministry introduces new decree guiding food safety law

The Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) organized a conference last week to present Government Decree 15/2018/ND-CP guiding the implementation of the Food Safety Law, Phap Luat newspaper reports.Keep reading ...

The Saigon Times Reporter

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