Vietnam Morning News For March 15

Vietnam Morning News For March 15
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Vietnam expressway project gets go ahead
Approval has been given for Vietnam’s Hoa Binh-Moc Chau expressway project. The go ahead has been given by Vietnam’s Government. The project has an estimated cost of US$881 million and is planned as a public-private partnership. The construction work is expected to take 42 months and the new route will connect Hoa Binh to Moc Chau. When complete the expressway will cut the journey time between Hanoi and Moc Chau by around two hours.
World Highways 

Microsoft to assist Hanoi to build e-government
Implementing the commitments to support Vietnam in information technology, Microsoft will support the Hanoi People`s Committee to modernize and build a comprehensive information technology system to bring practical benefits to the country.
Hanoi Times 

Ministry revises circular to simplify auto imports
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has decided to abolish a number of procedures for importers of cars with nine seats or less to simplify imports.
Viet Nam News 

Vietnam, Angola co-operate in IT and telecommunications
Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan made this statement at a working session with the delegation of Angolan Ministry of Telecommunications and IT in Hanoi on March 13.
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Vietnam Looks for Trade Deal with US
Vietnam is seeking a trade deal with the United States to replace the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement.

Vinamilk sets up country’s 1st European-standard organic dairy farm
The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) on Monday began operating the country’s first organic dairy farm that meets European standards.
Viet Nam News 

FDI firms praise Vietnam’s reform efforts
Foreign direct investment (FDI) firms operating in Vietnam highly evaluated the reform efforts the government, ministries, sectors and localities have made to create a more favourable and healthier business climate, experts have said.
VietNamNet Bridge 

First of three new wells under way at TGT offshore Vietnam
The Hoang Long Joint Operating Co. has resumed drilling at the TGT field in the Cuu Long basin offshore Vietnam.

Vietnam aims for safe, speedy railway
Nguyen Ngoc Dong, Vice Minister of Transport, speaks to Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about his Ministry’s plan to develop a fast, yet safe railway service.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Vietnam, Angola seek closer telecom cooperation
The Vietnamese Government welcomes stronger cooperation between IT firms of Vietnam and Angola, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam told visiting Angolan Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technologies Jose Carvalho da Rocha.
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Vietnam catfish shipments to China rise to US$304m
Vietnam’s catfish exports to China last year grew to US$304.7 million, representing a rise of more than four times from five years ago, Xinhua said citing the Vietnam Economic Times.
The Standard 

Annual Tax Finalization and Remittance in Vietnam
Prior to transferring profits back to their home markets, foreign companies maintaining operations and taking in revenue in Vietnam must fulfill certain annual compliance requirements. These involve a statutory audit, audited financial statements, and tax finalization filings. Annual compliance procedures are not only required by law but are also a good opportunity to conduct an internal financial health check.

Vietnam’s public security forces tighten ties with European police
Deputy Minister of Public Security Nguyen Van Thanh has hailed the European Police Office (EUROPOL) as the Ministry of Public Security’s important international partner in the fight against crimes.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Israeli President and spouse to pay State visit to Vietnam
President of Israel Reuven Ruvi Rivlin and his spouse will make a State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Bright prospects for steel firms despite challenges
Việt Nam’s listed steel companies can achieve higher growth in 2017 despite a volatile and predictable international market if they optimise operations and exploit missing links in the sector’s supply chain, experts said yesterday.
Viet Nam News 

The US’s 2016 human rights report is lack of objectivity
The US Department of State’s Human Rights Reports for 2016 still cover some prejudiced remarks and fail to provide an accurate overview of human rights in Vietnam, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh.
Hanoi Times 

HCM City boosts comprehensive cooperation with Lao province
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and Houaphan province of Laos reached consensus on cooperation plans and orientations in various fields for 2017-2020 during their talks in Vietnam’s southern largest economic hub on March 14.
Vietnam Plus 

Deputy PM meets Cambodia’s acting Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh paid a visit to Samdech Sar Kheng, Acting Prime Minister of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh on March 14.
Vietnam Plus 

Health sector sets up scientific council to clarify incident’s cause
The Ministry of Health yesterday requested to set up a scientific council as per the law to clarify the cause of the incident in the Polyclinic and report to the Ministry before March 18.

HCM City to publicise pollution data
HCM City will publish air and water quality indexes on 48 electronic screens across the city, starting later this month, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Vietnam News

Public Bank’s Teh receives honour for developing Vietnam’s banking industry
Tan Sri Dr Teh Hong Piow, founder and chairman of Public Bank Bhd, has been awarded the ‘Medal for the Development of Vietnam Banking Industry’.
New Straits Times 

UNICEF Vietnam Humanitarian Situation Report No. 15, 14 March 2017
520,000 # of children affected out of 2,000,000 # of people affected
Relief Web 



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