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 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport has asked agencies to mobilise VND25 trillion (US$1.07 billion) in funding to expand Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City’s Tan Binh District.  

Transport Ministry readies capital to expand Tan Son Nhat

The Ministry of Transport is considering to use investment from the Airports Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV), or call for capital resources to build more runways and terminals at Tan Son Nhat Airport.

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

 Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users.

FDA expands use of AstraZeneca/Merck ovarian cancer drug

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded the use of Lynparza, sold by AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc, to include ongoing treatment of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer

Amazon to expand counterfeit removal program in overture to sellers

 Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is expanding a program to remove counterfeit goods from its website this spring as part of a broader push to assure brand owners that the online retailer is an ally rather than a threat.

HCM City eyes expanded online public services

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City wants to expand the use of online public services to simplify administrative procedures and reduce their cost for the public, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, 

Foreign firms expand presence in retail market

 VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign companies are establishing a stronger presence on the fast growing Vietnamese retail market, according to a report which the Ministry of Industry and Trade released last Friday.

Asian firms keen to expand in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is likely to see increasing investment from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other neigbouring countries in the next five years, according to a survey conducted by United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB). 

Residents range from elation to rage over expanded walking zones

 VietNamNet Bridge – A longtime resident of Hang Chieu Street, 75-year-old Nguyen Van Loi has for many years maintained the daily habit of walking around the Old Quarters for exercise.

Japanese retailers to expand in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – With its population of over 90 million, Viet Nam is considered a promising market for Japanese retailers, and firms like 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Lawson and Ministop have all revealed plans to either enter or expand their business

ACV seeks to expand Phu Quoc Airport

 VietNamNet Bridge – Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has proposed expanding Phu Quoc International Airport to meet increasing demand for air travel to and from the resort island of the same name off mainland Kien Giang Province.

Da Lat Nuclear Reactor: safe operation in 30 years

VietNamNet Bridge – The Da Lat Nuclear Reactor has been operating effectively since its restoration and expansion in 1984, said a leading Vietnamese expert in atomic energy.

Hanoi expands pedestrian streets in Old Quarter

 VietNamNet Bridge – Six more streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter will be zoned off for walkers every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from January 2014.