return icon

Government press conference clarifies issues of concern

Several issues of public concern were mentioned during a press conference following the monthly Government meeting in Hanoi on June 2.

Government press conference clarifies issues of concern hinh anh 1

At the press conference 


Speaking at the event, Chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public Security Maj. Gen. To An Xo cited the Department of Criminal Police’s report as saying that ‘black’ credit crime now accounts for 22.6 percent of the total with various tricks in almost localities.

Xo added that the ministry gave a warning about this crime on its portal and instructed people how to avoid its trap.

In the coming time, the ministry will review the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Decree 12/CT-TTg on fighting all types of crimes and law violations related to ‘black’ credit activities.

About investigation on five major economic cases causing serious consequences at Nhat Cuong company, the Vietnam Expressway Corporation, the Da Nang – Quang Nam expressway management board, the Saigon Agriculture Corporation (Sagri), the Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) and the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Corporation, he said the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption directed the ministry to fully verify and address them between now and the year’s end.

As regards the responsibility of individuals, if any, for proposing rice export management policy, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said the Prime Minister ordered setting up an inspection team.

Inspections on the issue will be completed on June 18, and conclusions will be publicised, he said, adding that the Ministry of Industry and Trade pledged to follow decisions of the Government Inspectorate.

Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung also said during the Government meeting the same day, the PM requested striving to export 7 million tonnes of rice this year, or 400,000 – 500,000 tonnes higher than the same period last year./.VNA


Businesses struggle to keep workers as exports slow

Businesses have been struggling to maintain and support their workers as the Lunar New Year approaches.

Only in Vietnam: Shrimp-chip straws, dragon-fruit noodles

VietNamNet sums up the “odd news” in Vietnam last week.

Vietnam in need of more village-based midwives

Vietnam is in need of village-based midwives as the country has more than 7,000 remote and disadvantaged villages where women do not regularly get antenatal care at medical facilities.

Fuel supply estimated to surge 10-15% in 2023

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has drawn up two scenarios for the minimum fuel supply in 2023, requiring key fuel enterprises to increase the overall figure by 10-15% in 2023, according to the local media.

Da Nang to hire more IT staff to meet digital transformation goals

In the 2022-2025 period, Da Nang needs at least 7,500 more information technology (IT) workers a year and in the 2026-2030 period, the figure is 8,000.

Ho Chi Minh City looks to cash in on new travel trends

Ho Chi Minh City expects to fully exploit bleisure travel - a novel type of tourism combining business travel with leisure time.

A special English class in Hanoi for the older generation

For the past four years, a special English class has been held in Hai Ba Trung District in Hanoi for students 60 to 90 years old.


Strong economic growth creates platform for M&A market


Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2022 opens

Use of e-cigarettes by youth rockets with easy availability at shops

Many students and young people have been hospitalized in a deep coma after using e-cigarettes, which are easy to buy.

How will telecom carriers fare in a highly competitive market?

The traditional telecom market is getting saturated and facing upheavals, including a drop in revenue from traditional calls and SMS, a tighter management policy and changes in technology.

Number of international visitors to Vietnam sets 'record' after pandemic

Vietnam welcomed 2.95 million foreign visitors in January-November 2022, 21.1 times up year on year, but still down 81.9% compared with pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

Su-30MK2, Mi helicopters rehearse in Hanoi

On December 2, Su-30MK2 fighters performed in a rehearsal to prepare for the upcoming Vietnam International Defense Exhibition 2022.

Vietnam sends condolences over passing of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin

Vietnamese leaders on December 2 cabled messages of condolences to Chinese leaders over the death of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and former President of China Jiang Zemin.

Ministry proposes canceling funding plans over disbursement delays

Disbursements of public funds sourced from foreign loans in the year through November had moved at a snail’s pace, reaching only slightly more than 25% of the full-year plan.