Vietnam Morning News For April 14

Vietnam Morning News For April 14
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State Audit urged to focus on areas with high corruption risks
President Tran Dai Quang has urged the State Audit to focus more on sectors and areas with high risks of corruption and cases of public concern, thus giving advices to authorized agencies on how to adjust policies and legal regulation to prevent corruption.
– VietnamPlus

Foreign cap to be focused at annual shareholder meetings
A number of listed companies–especially those whose capital structures have run out of space for foreign investment–will discuss raising foreign ownership at their coming annual shareholder meetings.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Hung Yen calls for RoK investment
Vice Chairman of the Hung Yen provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phong called for foreign investment, including those from the Republic of Korea (RoK) at a workshop in Seoul on April 13.
– VietnamPlus

PM pledges optimal conditions for investors in tourism
Vietnam always creates optimal conditions for investors in the country, especially in tourism, vowed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting with executives of Sun Group, one of the major investors with large tourism projects in Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on April 13.
– VietnamPlus

VIB targets $33m pre-tax profit in 2017
The Vietnam International Bank (VIB) aims to earn a pre-tax profit of VNĐ750 billion (US$33 million) in 2017, 7 per cent higher than last year’s figure.
– Viet Nam News

SHS Holdings invests to develop solar farm in Vietnam
SHS Holdings Ltd. has announced that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sinenergy Holdings Pte Ltd, signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam to develop a 300MW solar farm.
– The Hanoitimes

Decree sets higher fines for aquatic products violations
The new Government Decree 41, issued this year to replace the 2013 Decree 103, has hiked administrative fines for violations in the aquatic products sector.
– Viet Nam News

National satellite centre underpins Vietnam’s space industry
The Vietnam National Satellite Centre (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology has recorded significant progress in developing human resources and operating satellite and space infrastructure projects.
– The Hanoitimes

Chinese tour scams cause profit dilemma in Vietnam
The low-cost tours may raise revenue, but that cash may not be ending up in Vietnam’s state coffers.
– VnExpress

Vietnam plans to teach foreign language from first grade
Obligatory foreign language studies currently start from sixth grade, but a new program would start them sooner.
– VnExpress

Đồng Nai: 30 of 32 IZs treating wastewater
Thirty two industrial zones were founded in Đồng Nai Province last month and 30 of them are equipped with proper wastewater treatment plants, the provincial People’s Committee declared on Thursday.
– Viet Nam News

Japanese men sentenced for trafficking gold items
The Hà Nội People’s Court on Wednesday sentenced two Japanese men for trafficking seven gold statues via the Nội Bài International Airport in August last year.
– Viet Nam News

Vietnam to enlarge forest cover to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The country has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent by 2030.
– VnExpress

Vietnam’s first human milk bank reports initial success
The Breast Milk Bank under the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children, the first of its kind in Vietnam, received 140 litres of milk donated by 46 nursing mothers, including 60 litres used for 136 infants with high risks of malnutrition or infections, after two months of operation.
– VietnamPlus

Vietnam still runs trade surplus with Canada
Vietnam still recorded a trade surplus of 455.5 million USD with Canada in the first two months of this year.
– VietnamPlus

CMC Group is ready together with Hanoi to build a smart city
On April 13 morning, Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai and the delegation of the City Party Committee visited CMC Corporation in Cau Giay District.
– The Hanoitimes


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John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

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He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

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