• Consumer rights protection law to take effect on July 1

    Consumer rights protection law to take effect on July 1

    29/06/2011 05:00

    Agencies, associations, social organisations, businesses and consumers must become aware of the new Vietnamese law on consumer rights’ protection that will become effective on July 1, a ministry official has said. Dr Vu Thi Bach Nga of the Ministry of...

  • Disorderly outdoor advertising boards in HCM City

    Disorderly outdoor advertising boards in HCM City

    29/06/2011 05:00

    In the following pictures, Vietnam’s biggest city looks ugly because of disorder advertising boards. As the city’s gateway, Hang Xanh roundabout is the center for outdoor advertising panels. Advertisements of foreign language...

  • Drastic steps in sight to ease car problem

    Drastic steps in sight to ease car problem

    29/06/2011 05:00

    The Ministry of Finance is proposing to levy new taxes on used foreign luxury cars in an effort to curtail imports. According to a proposal submitted to the Government, a luxury used car would be subject to two types of taxes: a fixed tax of...

  • Titanium keeps flowing abroad

    Titanium keeps flowing abroad

    29/06/2011 05:00

    The year 2010 was once set as the deadline for implementing the Government’s ban on raw titanium (ilmenite) export. However, the deadline has been extended until the end of 2011. As such, raw titanium ore keeps flowing abroad. Ilmenite, the metal...

  • Ho Citadel – Vietnam’s unique rock work

    Ho Citadel – Vietnam’s unique rock work

    29/06/2011 05:00

    The citadel was built by rocks of 1.5 meters long on average, some are up to 6 meters long. The rocks are overlapped on each other without any kind of mortar. The citadel wall is quite untouched after more than six centuries. Ho Citadel locates in adjacent...

  • Victim turned human trafficker sentenced to 10 years in prison

    29/06/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge – Three women in the southern province of Tay Ninh received stiff prison terms yesterday for their involvement in a human trafficking ring. The Tay Ninh People’s Court sentenced Nguyen Thi Thuy, 29, Vo Thi Hoang, 44, and Dang...

  • Royalty of foreign pay channels: unresolved issue

    Royalty of foreign pay channels: unresolved issue

    29/06/2011 05:00

    Copyright exchange, negotiation or trading is such a pressing issue in Vietnam these days that the government is looking into the many ways to resolve this problem. More than 70 foreign pay channels are broadcasting in...

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