Vietnam News Agency’s Vietnamplus online newspaper turned 10 yesterday. Posted on vietnamplus.vn, the publication is one of Việt Nam’s most popular mainstream e-newspapers. It is the largest multilingual online newspaper in the country, with news delivered in Vietnamese, English, Chinese, French and Spanish. The photo shows head of the Communist Party of Việt Nam’s Central Committee Commission for Publicity and Education, Võ Văn Thưởng, awarding the President’s Second-class Labour Order to the newspaper yesterday at its 10th anniversary ceremony. — VNA/VNS Hoàng HùngViet Nam News Vietnam News Agency’s Vietnamplus online newspaper turned 10 today. Posted on vietnamplus.vn, the publication is one of Việt Nam’s most popular mainstream e-newspapers. It is the largest multilingual online newspaper in the country, with news delivered in Vietnamese, English, Chinese, French and Spanish. The photo shows … [Read more...] about Vietnamplus turns 10
Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?
What’s cooking?: Chef Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng will cook with Vietnamese ingredients from different areas of Việt Nam at the festival. — Photo vietnamplus.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Mon Asian Food Festival - MAFF 2018 will be held for the first time in Hà Nội and Hạ Long Bay to mark the National Tourism Year 2018 with theme Hạ Long - Heritage, Wonder, Friendly Destination. The festival will take place at Mon City Mỹ Đình, Hà Nội from April 20 - 22 and at 30/10 Square in Hạ Long City, the northern province of Hạ Long from April 27 - 29. There will be a series of activities featuring food diversity and cultural characteristics from the countries taking part, such as Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Laos and Singapore. Popular chef and food writer Martin Yan will appear at Mon City Mỹ Đình demonstrating his skills with Vietnamese chefs. Yan is a Chinese-American chef and … [Read more...] about First Asian Food Festival to be held
Saigon Co.op to open 50 more convenience stores Saigon Co.op, the country’s leading retailer, will open an extra 50 Cheers in convenience stores in HCMC in partnership with NTUC FairPrice of Singapore this year, said Nguyen Thanh Nhan, general director of Saigon Co.op. At a 2017 review meeting of Saigon Co.op last week, Nhan said Cheers stores would sell household and consumer goods and operate 24/7. In HCMC, there are already two Cheers stores. Besides Cheers, Nhan said this year Saigon Co.op would open 19 more Co.opmart supermarkets, two more Co.opXtra stores, 150 more Co.opSmile shops and at least one more Co.opmart hypermarket in a high-end residential area. To maintain its position as Vietnam’s leading retailer, Saigon Co.op must focus on expanding the retail network, diversifying products and developing logistics, said Nhan. Saigon Co.op is expected to achieve a 10% increase in total revenue. A report released at the meeting showed that in 2017 Saigon Co.op made some … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 15/4
Viet Nam News AN GIANG — The People’s Court in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang has sentenced 27 defendants in a case of illegal trading of value added tax (VAT) invoices. Their action caused the State to lose more than VNĐ35 billion (US$1.55 million), the online newspaper Vietnamplus reported. The defendants were prosecuted for misappropriation of property, illegal invoice trading, abuse of position during in office and irresponsibility causing serious consequences. The defendants include the directors, deputy directors, accountants, cashiers, employees and tax officials of some companies, joint stock companies and tax and customs departments in the province. After nearly a month of trial, the provincial People’s Court on Wednesday sentenced Phạm Thanh Dũng, director of Tân Thành Lợi Company, to 16 years in prison. Nguyễn Dân An, deputy director of Danh Quốc Company, and Nguyễn Minh … [Read more...] about 27 defendants prosecuted in VAT fraud case