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Vietnam to promulgate policy to implement global minimum corporate tax

The Government is consulting experience from other countries and strives to promulgate policy to implement global minimum corporate tax this year, said Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Record haul of smuggled ivory seized in northern port city

Task forces in the northern port city of Hai Phong seized about 7 tonnes of tusks hidden in a container arriving at Nam Dinh Vu Port from Africa on March 20, according to the General Department of Customs.

Centuries-long lake in Hanoi gets facelift

With the facelift and the special value it boasts, Ho Van, a big lake belonging to the system of the Temple of Literature, is expected to become an appealing cultural-creative space of Hanoi in the years ahead.

Vietnam wins first runner-up title at Mister Universe Tourism

Vietnamese doctor Huynh Vo Hoang Son was honoured as first runner-up at the grand finale of Mister Universe Tourism 2023 taking place in Bali, Indonesia, on March 19.

Japanese artist to hold charity concert for children with cancer

Japanese pianist Keiko Borujeson will play a jazz charity concert at the U Café in the ancient town of Hoi An on March 24 to raise funds for children with cancer under treatment at the Da Nang Oncology Hospital.

One dead, one in critical condition, nine hospitalized after eating pickled carp

Three seriously ill patients are requiring mechanical ventilation while one is in critical condition after eating pickled carp. Prior, one poisoned patient died, said Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital yesterday.

British tourist injured trying to take photo on Ha Giang cliff

A British tourist fell from a cliff in Hà Giang Province after trying to climb to the edge to take a photo, local authorities confirmed Sunday.

Tan Son Nhat airport’s taxi fares may surge next month

Taxis picking up passengers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC may face an entry fee of VND5,000-15,000 per trip beginning in April this year


Legislators scrutinise corrupt asset recovery

Restaurants and hotels in Da Nang 'beautified' to welcome Chinese tourists

Restaurants and hotels along the coast of Da Nang are being repaired and upgraded to welcome back Chinese visitors after a 3-year pause due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Hanoi’s $30mil waste treatment plant abandoned as waste crisis continues

Hanoi has plans for 17 waste treatment sites, but only three are operating.

Hanoi among the cities with most trees in the world

One of the highlights of Hanoi's friendliness is the shade provided by its many trees.

Entertainment and cultural events of the week (March 20-26)

Upcoming entertainment and cultural events in Vietnam's major cities on March 20-26.

Vietnam attracting Japanese investments to new areas

Vietnam is striving to lure more Japanese investments to digital transformation and green growth, as recommended in the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative (VJI).

Employers seek clarity on easing work permit process

Foreign employers are pleading for a more straightforward process in obtaining work permits, but authorities have pointed out that ensuring a smooth process is a 2-way street.

Aviation firms ready to welcome Chinese tourists

Aviation enterprises now have a great opportunity to increase revenue as China has put Viet Nam on a pilot list to open to group tours from March 15.

Travel demand to surge during coming holidays

Outbound tours are preferred by Vietnamese travelers for the upcoming holiday starting April 29, according to travel agents and tour operators.

COVID-19 not only cause of medical shortages: Minister of Health

The recent shortage of medicine and medical supplies at some public healthcare facilities is not solely due to the COVID-19 pandemic but a range of subjective causes, according to Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan.

Excellent graduates do not want to work at state agencies

Salaries in state agencies are regulated in legal documents. For many graduates, it is too little to meet their spending needs in life, especially who live in big cities.

ID certificate for Vietnam-born people proposed

According to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the expansion of the coverage of the Law on Citizen Identity Card can satisfy current requirements.

MOIT denies that clean-power selling prices are too low

Investors have repeatedly complained that prices for clean power are too low, but the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has said the prices for wind and solar power were set after suggestions by an independent consultancy council.

F&B sector earns VND600 trillion a year, but 60% of workers lack stable income

The total revenue of the food and beverage (F&B) sector reached VND610 trillion in 2022, but laborers in the industry are mostly unskilled and untrained and cannot satisfy employers’ requirements.

Exploring pristine streams in Quang Binh

Thanks to its poetic scenery, Cha Rao – Cha Cung streams have emerged as an attractive summer destination for tourists who have a passion for traveling and exploring new places.

Bright future ahead for Vietnamese basketball

In Vietnam, basketball is a popular sport and has been loved by many people for a long time, but the development of Vietnamese basketball only started about five years ago.