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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Vietnam’s representative offices in the US are actively joining hands to assist the Vietnam Airlines in clearing necessary procedures

Border Defence Force makes HCM City ports friendlier for foreign vessels, crews

Getting into and out of ports in HCM City has become easier for both foreign vessels and their personnel after the HCM City Border Defence Force made procedures electronic following a new Decision issued by the Prime Minister.

New policies take effect in November

 VietNamNet Bridge – Regulations on business registration, real estate business, medium-term forest protection, visa exemption for Vietnamese expatriates, and female labor are among new polices that take effect in November.

Quang Ngai to build $5.2m medical waste treatment area

 VietNamNet Bridge – The central Quang Ngai Province has become the first locality to receive more than VND120 billion (US$ 5.28 million), funded by the World Bank, to build a facility for medical waste treatment.

S Korea simplifies procedures for return of illegal workers

VietNamNet Bridge – South Korea has been implementing a voluntary home-return registration programme for illegal foreigners since May 22,

Lich replaces Phuoc as VN's flagbearer at SEA Games

 Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Businesses “lubricate” civil authorities with bribes

In order to create one dong of profit, businesses have to pay VND0.7-1 for “under-the-table fees”.

Guidance on foreign loans

VietNamNet Bridge – The State Bank of Viet Nam issued Circular 25/2014/TT-NHNN on 15 September 2014 to guide registration of foreign loans not guaranteed by the Government and changes made to their terms and conditions.

More firms close, fewer open in 2014

 VietNamNet Bridge – More businesses in Viet Nam have either suspended or shut down operations in the first three quarters of 2014,

EPZs pledge to help foreign firms

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi's industrial parks and export processing zones will co-ordinate closely with relevant bodies, to help foreign direct investment firms in dealing with export and import procedures.

Business gets stagnant because of policy makers’ delays

 VietNamNet Bridge – Enterprises have voiced their complaints that their business has come to a standstill because of the new policies which have not been legalized.

Vinatex prepared for sell-off

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s largest textile and garment manufacturer Vinatex has again failed to complete procedures for a first quarter initial public offering.

Over US$55 mil for tourism development in GMS

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has approved a US$55.08 million tourism development project to promote comprehensive economic growth for the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

MPI seeks to create liberal environment for foreign firms

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is rallying support from relevant State bodies for its initiative to create a more liberal environment for foreign-invested enterprises, especially in business start-up procedures.

Import-export companies weep from new customs regulation

 VietNamNet Bridge – The new regulation on the procedures for customs clearance has led to the fact that imports and exports have got stuck at customs and management agencies.

Complicated procedures, high fees hinder helicopter service development

This could be a question to many people that why Vietnam has not thought of developing helicopter services when trying to develop tourism.

SOEs fear they miss deadlines for capital withdrawal

Nearly all the state owned economic groups and general corporations fear they cannot fulfill the plan on withdrawing capital from non-core business fields on schedule.

Auto distributors say state agency tries to find fault to hinder their business

The Vietnam Register (VR), the national registration agency, has requested enterprises to have sample cars of every consignment of import cars to test their safety.