• Vietnam metro opens new highway, bridge

    02/09/2009 05:00

    Vehicles on the East-West Highway in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh District on Sep. 2 A new road through eight Ho Chi Minh City districts opened to traffic on Wednesday as city planners hoped traffic jams would be...

  • Higher property taxes may lift development

    02/09/2009 05:00

    LookAtVietnam – Business representatives and legal experts gathered with ministry officials in Ha Noi on Tuesday to discuss drafts of proposed laws on property taxation Land and buildings used for commercial purpose should be taxed higher as the draft law...

  • Public unaware of free law libraries

    02/09/2009 05:00

    LookAtVietnam – Plans to give people at grassroots level access to law books were not working up to expectation, officials said. Law books are seldom read at community libraries as many people claim they are unaware they exist. They prefer books to be stored...

  • Bridging compensation gaps tough work for Nhat Tan project

    01/09/2009 05:00

    The bridge will slash travelling times to Noi Bai airport Seventy-five households are hindering the development of a high-profile Hanoi bridge project. The Nhat Tan bridge will be the country’s largest suspension bridge, and once it is completed...

  • Farmers encouraged to buy insurance

    01/09/2009 05:00

    Farmers in Tan Hung District in southern Long An Province harvest rice. Farmers could qualify for a 50 per cent iinsurance subsidy, according to a draft document from the State Bank of Viet Nam. Farmers buying agricultural insurance could qualify for a 50...

  • HCMC’s largest cable-stayed bridge to open ahead of schedule

    01/09/2009 05:00

    Ho Chi Minh City’s largest cable-stayed bridge across the Saigon River will open to traffic on Wednesday, four months before the four-year project’s deadline. From September 9 onwards,...

  • Stormy times ahead for Mekong Delta

    01/09/2009 05:00

    The periodic warming of central and eastern tropical Pacific waters known as El Nino could generate severe storms that would lash the Mekong Delta later this year, a meteorologist told Thanh Nien in a recent interview....

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