Photo for illustration (Source: thoibaokinhdoanh.vn) According to Au Anh Tuan, Acting Director of the Customs Supervision and Management Department, after China banned the import of 24 types of scrap, the amount of scrap imported to Vietnam in 2017 and the first five months of 2018 has increased. Additionally, some enterprises had forged scrap import permits. Domestic companies have imported scrap from many different countries for production demand. Remarkably, in the first five months of this year, the volume of imported plastic scrap surged nearly 200 percent over the entire 2017, Tuan told Thoi bao kinh doanh (Business Times). A report from the General Department of Vietnam Customs said there were 3,579 scrap containers held up at Cat Lai port in HCM city and 1,485 containers at Hai Phong Port. Tuan said that many shipments of imported scrap did not meet environmental criteria. The customs department refused many shipments and a number of enterprises had not carried out customs … [Read more...] about Vietnam to restrict import of scrap
(Photo: Ocean Edu Vietnam) Understanding those actions can be taken at a very young age, English international school Ocean Edu Vietnam has been promoting environment education in their curriculum and social activities to provide their young students with knowledge and skills to appreciate and protect nature. Ocean Edu recently organized the Coronation Day for a contest called “Little Miss and Mister” to honor outstanding kids who raise their voice about protecting the environment. Teachers want to show their students that learning is not enough, but they can take actions at a very young age. Nico James, Training Director of Ocean Edu Vietnam said, “I believe that the youth are the hope of the fatherland. It would be better at their early stage to appreciate nature and environment. But they would not stop up to appreciation, they have to take care of the environment. They will be our warriors of the environment.” The Sunday contest attracted kids from over … [Read more...] about Ocean Edu Vietnam promotes environment education for kids
Mắt Bão Corporation will offer more than 5,000 incentive packages worth more than VNĐ7 billion (US$307,017) to the online business community at the Vietnam Mobile Day this month in HCM City and Hà Nội. — VNS PhotoViet Nam News HCM CITY — Mắt Bão Corporation, one of the leading domain registrars in Việt Nam, will offer more than 5,000 incentive packages worth more than VNĐ7 billion (US$307,000) to the online business community at the Vietnam Mobile Day to be held in HCM City and Hà Nội this month. As a gold sponsor of the event, Mắt Bão will not only exhibit its products and services and offer consultancy, but also offer attractive discounts to those who buy tickets to participate in the event: 35 per cent on its hosting and email packages, 10 per cent on its cloud server services, VNĐ200,000 on the .com domain name and others. According to the organisers, the 2018 Vietnam Mobile Day is expected … [Read more...] about Domain registrar Mắt Bão offers huge discounts at Vietnam Mobile Day
Vietnam’s current and former information ministers and several other senior officials have been accused of “very serious” violations linked to state telecoms firm Mobifone and BIDV bank, part of a widening crackdown on corruption. An inspection committee from the country’s Communist party said the officials were responsible for allowing a loss-making deal in which Mobifone tried to buy a 95-percent stake in a private pay-TV service called Audio Visual Global. “The violations caused big losses to the state assets, badly affected Mobifone’s operation and privatisation process and the reputation of the party and the Information Ministry,” the committee said in a statement on its website. The six officials named in the case included Information Minister Truong Minh Tuan, his predecessor Nguyen Bac Son and the former chairman of state telecommunications company Mobifone, Le Nam Tra. Separately, the committee said the former chairman of … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s party accuses senior officials of violations at Mobifone, BIDV
If you’re planning a visit to Vietnam or you’re already here and curious to become more familiar with local offerings and eating atmosphere, here are a few ideas about how to get into the low-end food scene. The biggest challenge with humble eating in Vietnam is not the food or the service, it’s those darned kiddie stools! I wish you heartfelt luck squatting down far enough to sit on the stools found at most street stalls and simple restaurants in Vietnam. Insider’s tip: Stack a second (and third if needed) matching stool on to the original stool before starting the Vietnamese limbo dance. Vietnamese people are cool – they get it. There is enough variety in Vietnamese cuisine that we could eat something different every day for months on end, so you’ll never get bored. If you can’t try Vietnamese food in your home country, there are endless foodie channels and free clips and articles about Vietnamese food on the Internet. You may … [Read more...] about Low-end dining in Vietnam is lots of fun!