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VietNamNet Bridge – Transgender people are not likely to be legally recognised in the upcoming amended Civil Code, said the National Assembly Law Committee at its regular meeting with the National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday

Power plants seek aid to recycle cinders, ash

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thermal power plants are under much pressure as they seek to resolve environmental issues that are plaguing them.

Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow

 VietNamNet Bridge – More Japanese enterprises are eager to pour money into agricultural, foodstuffs, construction, sea transport, tourism, and restaurant projects in Vietnam.

Former ambassadors change the face of Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Chan Ho, a senior advisor to Samsung, first came to Vietnam as a foreign ambassador.

Workers refuse dormitories in HCMC

 VietNamNet Bridge – Managements of many industrial parks and export processing zones in HCM City have built dormitories for employees, but only a small fraction of the workers choose to stay in these places.

Disaster warning system for northeast approved

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government has approved a project to modernise the natural disaster warning and forecast system at the northeastern region's hydro-meteorological centre, with the help of non-refundable aid from South Korea.

Will seaports be salable?

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign investors are only eyeing large important seaports in Vietnam and are staying away from unprofitable seaports.

ASEAN investment pours into local market

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam continued to attract further investment from ASEAN countries this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency.  

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 2/12

EuroCham releases White Book on Vietnam trade, investment; Heavy investment poured into Dung Quat EZ; HCM City to host three int’l exhibitions and fairs; Nearly 25 million households access social policy bank loans; Vietjet considers going public

Thai billionaire to acquire Vietnamese beer, milk manufacturers

Thailand billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, who recently bought Metro Cash & Carry, a German distributor in Vietnam, is moving ahead with a plan to buy Sabeco, a brewery, and Vinamilk, a dairy producer.

Investors pour cash into large-scale agricultural projects

With the Economic Large-Scale Production (ELSP) model being implemented more frequently in Vietnam, more companies are looking to invest in agricultural production as it becomes more profitable and efficient.

Public debts near threshold

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s public debts are poised to reach 63% of GDP late this year and 64% next year, just a stone’s throwing from the threshold of 65% deemed by the National Assembly

PM greenlights Long Thanh airport

 VietNamNet Bridge – Investors are chomping at the bit over Vietnam’s biggest airport project as it prepares to have its investment plan approved for submission to the National Assembly for approval.

PM okays airport investment report

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Wednesday approved an investment report on the construction of Long Thanh International Airport near HCM City.

First BRT line in HCMC to be in service in late 2018

 VietNamNet Bridge – The first bus rapid transit (BRT) line in HCMC along Vo Van Kiet Highway and through different districts would be put into service by the end of 2018,

Cash flows to Quang Ninh as investors see great opportunities in near future

 VietNamNet Bridge – Investors, both foreign and domestic, have been flocking to the northeastern province of Quang Ninh province as it is expected to be an international urban area by 2050.

Foreign FMs’ visits to VN in spotlights

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ten official visits made by foreign Foreign Ministers to Viet Nam over the past eight months paved the way for bilateral relations and cooperation to be expanded.

Electronic giants invest billions into Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge - Thanks to its low labor costs, favorable geographic location and its market of nearly 90 million people, Vietnam has received billions of US dollars of investment from giants like Samsung, Intel and LG.

VNPT and Viettel step up offshore investment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Both Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and military-run telecom company Viettel are bolstering their business and investment in foreign markets to add revenue streams.

Dr. Doom tips Vietnam investments

 VietNamNet Bridge – Legendary global investor Dr. Marc Faber has recommended Vietnam as a solid investment as he believes the country offers attractive opportunities in the long run.