• Sold down the river 

    Sold down the river 

    02/05/2011 05:00

    One of the Xayaburi Dam’s most vocal critics says Laos’s ‘green energy’ claim is spurious A boat moves along the Mekong River at the site of the proposed Xayaburi Dam in...

  • Samsung Electronics wins first domain name lawsuit in Vietnam

    Samsung Electronics wins first domain name lawsuit in Vietnam

    01/05/2011 05:00

    Samsung Electronics has won the lawsuit to gain the priority right in its registration and usage of the domain name samsungmobile.vn, after two years chasing for. Samsung Electronics now has the right to use both domain names samsungmobile.com.vn and samsungmobile.vn as...

  • Behind overseas treatment services

    Behind overseas treatment services

    01/05/2011 05:00

    Around 40,000 Vietnamese go abroad for medical treatment annually. They pay more than $1 billion for the services, but many of them spend money and only get worse. Expensive services Overseas treatment services have...

  • New decree on labelling to promote energy conservation

    01/05/2011 05:00

    The Government issued Decree No 21/2011/ND-CP on March 29 requiring producers and importers to affix equipment and vehicles with energy labels pursuant to the Law on Energy Conservation. The regulation, effective on May 15, provides for two types of energy labels: comparative...

  • Drainage project delays means heavier flooding in city

    Drainage project delays means heavier flooding in city

    01/05/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City is set to suffer heavier flooding again in the upcoming rainy season due to more delays in drainage projects. This year, the situation is poised to be even worse as many areas in the city were inundated after recent early rain. According to...

  • Elephant killing highlights long-time persecution 

    Elephant killing highlights long-time persecution 

    01/05/2011 05:00

    Poaching, habitat encroachment could push pachyderms to extinction in Vietnam very soon, experts warn Beckham, the elephant, was found dead in Da Lat last Sunday. Vietnam’s Asian...

  • Foreign tourists flout traffic laws 

    01/05/2011 05:00

    A traffic patrolman pulls over a foreigner in the south-central beach town of Phan Thiet. Police have warned against an increase in traffic violations by foreign drivers in tourist hotspots, during the past few months. Police in...

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