Environment protection fee proposed for emissions

Environment protection fee proposed for emissions

The Ministry of Finance recently proposed a method and formula to calculate the Environment Protection Fee for emissions in a draft decree to the Government.
New regulations on HFCs export, import licences take effect from January 1, 2024

New regulations on HFCs export, import licences take effect from January 1, 2024

Starting from January 1, 2024, the issuance of licences for the export and import of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) will be conducted in accordance with the Government’s Decree No. 06/2022/ND-CP dated January 7, 2022, announced the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Export and Import Department.
Seaport container handling fees to be adjusted from mid-February 2024

Seaport container handling fees to be adjusted from mid-February 2024

The Ministry of Transport has recently issued a circular on seaport services fees, including cargo loading and unloading fees.
New legal documents in second half of December 2023

New legal documents in second half of December 2023

VEN lists the latest legal documents issued by the Vietnamese Government, ministries and state agencies.
Extension of pilot resolution on bad debt settlement proposed

Extension of pilot resolution on bad debt settlement proposed

The HCM City Real Estate Association (HoREA) recently sent a written petition to the Prime Minister proposing an extension of a pilot resolution on bad debt settlement until the end of 2024.
New regulation on management of gold bar production issued

New regulation on management of gold bar production issued

The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) has issued a new regulation on management of gold bar production to stabilise the gold market.
People-to-people diplomacy an important pillar of Vietnam’s diplomatic sector: senior official

People-to-people diplomacy an important pillar of Vietnam’s diplomatic sector: senior official

People-to-people diplomacy serves as an important pillar of Vietnam’s diplomatic sector, said Le Hoai Trung, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, and head of the committee’s Commission for External Relations while addressing a conference in Hanoi on January 3.
Prime Minister urges absolute prevention of group interests and negativity in credit growth

Prime Minister urges absolute prevention of group interests and negativity in credit growth

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Friday signed a directive aiming to strengthen management and improve the effectiveness of credit growth to support economic development.
Diplomatic sector urged to promote bamboo diplomacy

Diplomatic sector urged to promote bamboo diplomacy

Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Tuesday called for promoting "bamboo diplomacy" to continue to innovate, build and develop a modern and comprehensively strong diplomatic sector.
VCCI proposes removing draft regulation on loan interest expense cap

VCCI proposes removing draft regulation on loan interest expense cap

Management authorities should not try to restrict the thin capitalisation of domestic enterprises by applying a loan interest expense cap regulation, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) said.
Foreigners teaching English in Vietnam required to get training certificates

Foreigners teaching English in Vietnam required to get training certificates

The Ministry of Education and Training has just issued a decision promulgating a training and certificate granting programme for foreigners teaching English language at foreign language and information technology centres in Vietnam.
Vietnam to impose global minimum tax from 2024

Vietnam to impose global minimum tax from 2024

Vietnam will impose a minimum corporate income tax rate of 15% on multinational companies with consolidated revenues of more than 750 million EUR in at least two of the last four years from January 1, 2024.
New legal documents in second half of November 2023

New legal documents in second half of November 2023

VEN lists the latest legal documents issued by the Vietnamese Government, ministries and state agencies.
VAT reduction policy extended by late June, 2024

VAT reduction policy extended by late June, 2024

The 2 percent value-added tax cut shall be extended until June 30, 2024, according to a resolution approved by the National Assembly on November 29.
Ministry of Finance issues Circular 69 for reorganisation of securities market

Ministry of Finance issues Circular 69 for reorganisation of securities market

A new circular has been issued, aiming to improve market transparency in Viet Nam.
New legal documents in first half of November 2023

New legal documents in first half of November 2023

VEN lists the latest legal documents issued by the Vietnamese Government, ministries and state agencies.
Ministry proposes continued tax and fee cuts to promote economic growth

Ministry proposes continued tax and fee cuts to promote economic growth

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has continued to submit proposals to competent authorities and implement policies within its authority to grant exemptions, reductions and extensions on taxes, fees and charges.
Việt Nam issues national strategy on antimicrobial resistance prevention and control

Việt Nam issues national strategy on antimicrobial resistance prevention and control

Việt Nam is one of the first six countries in Asia-Pacific to have developed and implemented a national action plan on antimicrobial resistance prevention and control, deputy health minister Trần Văn Thuấn said during an event in Hà Nội on Monday.
Government adopts action program for bio-tech development

Government adopts action program for bio-tech development

The Government has adopted an action program to spur bio-tech development and application serving the national sustainable growth.
Banks should be allowed to purchase corporate bonds issued for debt restructuring: HoREA

Banks should be allowed to purchase corporate bonds issued for debt restructuring: HoREA

The HCM City Real Estate Association (HoREA) has proposed the central bank amend a regulation that currently prohibits credit institutions from buying corporate bonds issued for debt restructuring.
Foreign ministry urges Vietnamese citizens to leave Israel, Myanmar immediately

Foreign ministry urges Vietnamese citizens to leave Israel, Myanmar immediately

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has continued to urge Vietnamese citizens in Israel to leave the country in the face of recent complex developments in the Middle East.
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Deputy PM’s visit to further augment Vietnam - Cuba ties

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang is scheduled to pay an official visit to Cuba from April 14 to 16, aiming to continue reinforcing multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.
Vietnam’s agricultural products appeal to foreign customers

Vietnam’s agricultural products appeal to foreign customers

Vietnam's agricultural products were sold well in foreign markets in Q1, with a surge in both volume and prices documented.
Majority of enterprises forecast positive performance in Q2 2024

Majority of enterprises forecast positive performance in Q2 2024

Despite difficulties forecast for the second quarter of 2024, many enterprises in the processing and manufacturing industry expect their production and business activities in the quarter will improve, according to a recent survey of the General Statistics Office.
Vietnam ready to ride US investment wave

Vietnam ready to ride US investment wave

Vietnam is on the verge of seeing a massive influx of investments from the US, and stands ready to welcome the wave.
Special policies needed to develop semiconductor industry

Special policies needed to develop semiconductor industry

(VEN) - According to Gartner, a leading global technology consulting and research company, the global semiconductor industry is projected to generate over US$620 billion in revenue in 2024 and US$1 trillion by 2030. This industry is considered a core part of the technological competition among nations in the 21st century.
a pilgrimage to find inner peace

A pilgrimage to find inner peace

Địa Tạng Phi Lai Pagoda has become a must-visit site for thousands in the past five years, especially during the Lunar New Year festive season. This spiritual tourism destination charms visitors with its majestic yet serene landscape, tranquillity and unique architectural features.
experts work to have con moong cave recognised by unesco

Experts work to have Con Moong Cave recognised by UNESCO

The cave has been excavated many times and determined to be the oldest site in the country containing traces of ancient humans from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic period, from about 60,000 years to 7,000 BC.
ha noi sees improved performance in hospitality market

Hà Nội sees improved performance in hospitality market

The average room rate increased by 2 per cent quarter on quarter and 11 per cent year on year. Movenpick Hà Nội (four-star) recently resumed its operation after renovation, which supported this increase.
female artists tell stories in strokes

Female artists tell stories in strokes

The exhibition entitled HerStory: Women in Art features 12 paintings and four sculptures by Nguyễn Thị Hoà, Cristina González, Mai Minh Hằng, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Lưu, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hiền and Alix Aymé.
photo exhibition features vietnamese revolutionary cinema

Photo exhibition features Vietnamese revolutionary cinema

More than 100 photos featuring Vietnamese revolutionary cinema are on displayed on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street as part of the first Hồ Chí Minh City International Film Festival 2024 from April 6-13.
New decrees contribute to perfecting anti-IUU fishing regulations

New decrees contribute to perfecting anti-IUU fishing regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference in Hanoi on April 11 to popularise new contents in regulations on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing prevention and combat prescribed in newly-issued legal documents.
Revised land law shows fair policy towards OVs: Ambassador

Revised land law shows fair policy towards OVs: Ambassador

Overseas Vietnamese (OV) are thrilled to hear about new provisions in the Land Law (revised) passed recently by the National Assembly (NA), which demonstrates the attention of the Party, the State, the Government, and the NA in ensuring equal rights between OVs and Vietnamese citizens residing inside the country to purchase and own land use right and houses in their homeland, said Vietnamese Ambassador in Hungary Nguyễn Thị Bích Thảo.
New legal documents in second half of March 2024

New legal documents in second half of March 2024

VEN lists the latest legal documents issued by the Vietnamese Government, ministries and state agencies.
Prime Minister issues directive to enhance cybersecurity

Prime Minister issues directive to enhance cybersecurity

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has recently issued a significant directive aimed at bolstering cybersecurity measures. This directive serves to reinforce prior initiatives undertaken by the Prime Minister to fortify cybersecurity across various sectors and regions.
Majority of enterprises forecast positive performance in Q2 2024

Majority of enterprises forecast positive performance in Q2 2024

Despite difficulties forecast for the second quarter of 2024, many enterprises in the processing and manufacturing industry expect their production and business activities in the quarter will improve, according to a recent survey of the General Statistics Office.
Dong Nai expands role of industry promotion collaborators

Dong Nai expands role of industry promotion collaborators

(VEN) - With their efficient performance, industry promotion collaborators in the southeastern province of Dong Nai have helped improve industry promotion activities in the region qualitatively and quantitatively.
Leather & footwear industry to increase local content

Leather & footwear industry to increase local content

(VEN) - The leather and footwear industry, a leading exporter of Vietnam, has reached an average export growth of more than 10 percent per year. The sector set a target of increasing its local content rate to 75-80 percent in 2025.
Gia Lai calls for  private investment in IC infrastructure

Gia Lai calls for private investment in IC infrastructure

(VEN) - Thanks to good support policies, industrial clusters (IC) in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are attracting many businesses from the private sector in accordance with the set target of the province.
Vietnam ready to ride US investment wave

Vietnam ready to ride US investment wave

Vietnam is on the verge of seeing a massive influx of investments from the US, and stands ready to welcome the wave.
Government listens to partners, investors

Government listens to partners, investors

(VEN) - At the recent Prime Minister’s meeting with FDI enterprises and Annual Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) held on March 19, 2024, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh committed to creating favorable conditions for domestic and foreign investors with the spirit of “harmonious interests, shared risks.”
Vietnam, Latvia enjoy enormous potential for stronger trade, investment links: Ambassador

Vietnam, Latvia enjoy enormous potential for stronger trade, investment links: Ambassador

With good friendship and mutual trust, Vietnam and Latvia hold enormous potential and room for promoting bilateral trade and investment, particularly in such spheres as information technology, agro-forestry-fisheries, pharmaceutical, wood processing, and labour, a diplomat has said.
French businesses interested in Vietnamese market

French businesses interested in Vietnamese market

French enterprises gathered at a recent talk held by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Nièvre province and the administration of Nevers city to seek investment opportunities and promote economic and trade cooperation with Vietnam.
Banks’ charter capital up,  total asset value down

Banks’ charter capital up, total asset value down

(VEN) - The State Bank of Vietnam’s latest data show that the total charter capital of credit institutions reached more than VND1 quadrillion as of January 31, 2024, an increase of 0.7 percent over the end of 2023. Specifically, state commercial banks reached VND217.882 trillion, equal to the capital they had at the end of 2023; joint-stock commercial banks had VND543.191 trillion, up 0.12 percent from the end of 2023; and joint-venture and foreign banks VND163.165 trillion, the same as that at the end of 2023.
Tax sector

Tax sector's budget revenue increases by nearly 11% in first quarter

The tax sector’s total state budget revenue in the first quarter of 2024 was estimated at 490.2 trillion VND (19.64 billion USD), equal to 33% of the estimate for the year, and 10.9% higher than the figure of the same period last year, the General Department of Taxation announced on April 9.
Over 163,000 new stock trader accounts created during March

Over 163,000 new stock trader accounts created during March

More than 163,000 new stock trader accounts were created during March this year, an increase of over 50,000 accounts compared to January, marking March the month with the most accounts created in the last six months, according to the Vietnam Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (VSDC).
Vietnam attends ASEAN’s policy dialogue on finance, banking

Vietnam attends ASEAN’s policy dialogue on finance, banking

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Pham Quang Dung attended a policy dialogue between central bank governors of ASEAN countries and financial institutions' Chief Executive Officers on April 4 in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Cô Tô calls for actions to prevent plastic pollution in tourism activities

Cô Tô calls for actions to prevent plastic pollution in tourism activities

Authorities have requested local accommodations and tourism businesses to increase the use of environment-friendly and recycled products
UNEP helps monitor plastic pollution in Vietnam

UNEP helps monitor plastic pollution in Vietnam

The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are building steps to implement a project on enhancing the capacity of plastic pollution management in Vietnam.
Mekong Delta provinces brace for forest fire threats

Mekong Delta provinces brace for forest fire threats

Many localities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have raised forest fire warnings because of prolonged dry and hot weather.
Preserving forests is everyone

Preserving forests is everyone's business in Tuyên Quang

Tuyên Quang province has implemented robust mechanisms and policies to effectively harness the potential of its forests. These initiatives have garnered strong support from the local community, leading to improved forest management, protection and development.
Special policies needed to develop semiconductor industry

Special policies needed to develop semiconductor industry

(VEN) - According to Gartner, a leading global technology consulting and research company, the global semiconductor industry is projected to generate over US$620 billion in revenue in 2024 and US$1 trillion by 2030. This industry is considered a core part of the technological competition among nations in the 21st century.
Game design degrees expected to boost industry growth

Game design degrees expected to boost industry growth

With the emergence of university-level courses focusing solely on the gaming industry in recent years, Vietnam is looking forward to a growth boost in the industry for digital economy development in the near future.
Vietnam termed a bright spot in R&D field: RoK newspaper

Vietnam termed a bright spot in R&D field: RoK newspaper

Vietnam is seen a next generation workshop and a growing market to become an advanced research and development (R&D) centre, said an article published by Dong-a Ilbo newspaper of the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Over 20 million cyberattack warnings detected in Q1

Over 20 million cyberattack warnings detected in Q1

More than 20 million cyberattack alerts were uncovered in the first quarter of 2024, up 33% year-on-year, Spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security Lieutenant General To An Xo said at the Government’s regular press conference on April 3.
HCM City boosts partnership with foreign NGOs

HCM City boosts partnership with foreign NGOs

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) in coordination with the city's working group for foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) held an annual conference with foreign NGOs on April 12 to discuss cooperation orientations for the coming time.
Vietnam sends over 35,900 workers abroad in Q1

Vietnam sends over 35,900 workers abroad in Q1

Vietnam sent more than 35,900 labourers to work abroad under contracts in the first quarter of 2024, according to the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Bến Tre to develop concentrated farming areas, improve produce quality

Bến Tre to develop concentrated farming areas, improve produce quality

Bến Tre Province is restructuring agriculture towards establishing concentrated farming areas to produce high-quality products and improve farmers’ incomes.
PM orders sufficient water for residents during saline intrusion

PM orders sufficient water for residents during saline intrusion

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 8 signed an official dispatch asking competent officials to take proactive response to ensuring sufficient fresh water supply for local residents in the Mekong Delta region which has been hard hit by prolonged heat waves and saline intrusion.
Vietnam Airlines to launch direct flights from Hanoi, HCM City to Manila

Vietnam Airlines to launch direct flights from Hanoi, HCM City to Manila

Vietnam Airlines is scheduled to launch direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Manila, the Philippines, from June 17.
Military Insurance targets top four spot in non-life insurance market for 2024

Military Insurance targets top four spot in non-life insurance market for 2024

Military Insurance Corporation (MIC) targets to secure a position among the top four non-life insurance markets in 2024, achieving a 33 per cent growth in insurance revenue, a 25 per cent growth in profit compared to 2023, and maintaining a minimum dividend ratio of 10 per cent.
Vietnam a shining example in national brand development

Vietnam a shining example in national brand development

(VEN) - Vietnam has been recognized as a shining example in national brand development, achieving a rapid growth rate in its brand value.
Viettel, VNPT win Vietnam

Viettel, VNPT win Vietnam's first 5G spectrum auctions

The military-run telecom service provider Viettel and the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) have recently won Vietnam's first successful auctions for 5G spectrum licenses, Director General of the Authority of Radio Frequency Management Le Van Tuan told a monthly press conference on April 8.
Female artists tell stories in strokes

Female artists tell stories in strokes

The exhibition entitled HerStory: Women in Art features 12 paintings and four sculptures by Nguyễn Thị Hoà, Cristina González, Mai Minh Hằng, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Lưu, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hiền and Alix Aymé.
Vietnamese bread tops TasteAtlas world

Vietnamese bread tops TasteAtlas world's 100 tastiest sandwiches rankings

Bread was first made popular in Việt Nam by the French since 1859, but a source from the HCM City’s Tourism Department said it could have been present in the country earlier than that, through trade and commerce with Europeans.
Phu Tho launches “Returning to the UNESCO Heritage Site” tour

Phu Tho launches “Returning to the UNESCO Heritage Site” tour

(VEN) - On the occasion of the Hung King’s Death Anniversary and the Hung Temple Festival 2024, Phu Tho Province launched the tour “Returning to the UNESCO Heritage Site.”
Programmes and policies improve Khmer people’s livelihood

Programmes and policies improve Khmer people’s livelihood

The southern province of Sóc Trăng has the highest concentration of Khmer people in Việt Nam, accounting for 30 per cent of their total population. The implementation of the socialisation policy for housing in the locality has achieved positive results, addressing the issue of housing for impoverished Khmer households, while solving social welfare problems and reducing poverty.
Sun Group

Sun Group's journey helps promote Da Nang's culinary essence globally

Following Hanoi and HCM City, Da Nang will be the third city to be awarded the "rising star" status by the Michelin Guide, with the partnership of Sun Group as the destination partner.
A pilgrimage to find inner peace

A pilgrimage to find inner peace

Địa Tạng Phi Lai Pagoda has become a must-visit site for thousands in the past five years, especially during the Lunar New Year festive season. This spiritual tourism destination charms visitors with its majestic yet serene landscape, tranquillity and unique architectural features.
Experts work to have Con Moong Cave recognised by UNESCO

Experts work to have Con Moong Cave recognised by UNESCO

The cave has been excavated many times and determined to be the oldest site in the country containing traces of ancient humans from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic period, from about 60,000 years to 7,000 BC.
Quang Ngai Tourism Week 2024 to take place from April 22 to May 5

Quang Ngai Tourism Week 2024 to take place from April 22 to May 5

The Quang Ngai Tourism Week 2024 will take place from April 22 to May 5.
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