Train services derailed by funding chaos

Vietnam could cease to have an operating train system in less than two weeks unless a funding issue at the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) is resolved, an official has said.

The stunning revelation came this week when Vu Anh Minh, Chairman of the VNR’s Member Council, spoke at a meeting between the Government’s working group and the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC).…

Japan finances HCM City’s upgrade of sewer system

The Japanese Government will provide a non refundable aid worth 1.88 billion JPY (16.84 million USD) for Ho Chi Minh City to upgrade its existing sewerage system using trenchless technologies.

Trenchless technologies such as boring tunnels and using drive and receptor shafts will add 50 years to the life of the network.…

Vietnam, US Cooperate on Arrest in Child Sex Case

Vietnam and the U.S. have announced that cooperation on cross-border crime has led to a U.S. grand jury indictment of an American teacher accused of traveling to the Southeast Asian nation to have sex with minors.…

Experts eye fix for condotel woes

Experts believe the State’s issuance of ownership certificates for non residential real estate projects will solve existing difficulties in Vietnam’s real estate market.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment last week issued new guidelines about the land use regime and the certification of non residential construction works, such as condotels.…

Vietnam has not banned flights linking with RoK for COVID 19: official

By now, the Ministry of Transport has not decided to suspend the air routes between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in face of the complicated development of the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID 19) in the Northeast Asian country, a high ranking official said on February 23.…

Top leaders extend congratulations to Brunei on National Day

Top Vietnamese leaders on February 23 extended congratulations to Brunei Darussalam on the country’s 36th National Day (February 23, 1984).

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent messages of congratulations to Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.…

Thailand’s Neighbors Denounce Court’s Opposition Party Ban

Thailand’s neighbors in Southeast Asia are condemning Bangkok for dissolving an opposition party Friday, which critics view as the latest sign democracy is in retreat in the region.

The Constitutional Court in Thailand has ordered the Future Forward Party to disband after ruling it violated campaign finance laws, which the party has called trumped up political charges.…