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Da Nang threatens to close Coca-Cola plant amid sewage complaints: report

Da Nang government, Vietnam, has threatened to shut down the factory of Coca-Cola if it is found to have violated environmental rules, according to media reports. Keep reading ...

Vietnam's labor union proposes 17 percent wage increase for 2016

Vietnam’s labor union is proposing a 17 percent increase in the minimum wage for employees, much higher than the bump rate suggested by businesses earlier. Vietnam General Confederation of Labor made the proposal to the National Wage Council, which comprises 15 members representing the national labor ...

A dozen Montagnards agree to repatriation from Cambodia to Vietnam

A dozen ethnic Montagnards who sought refugee status in Cambodia willingly returned to their home country of Vietnam Thursday after Hanoi gave assurances it would not punish or discriminate against them, according to rights group and United Nations officials. The 12 were part of a group ...

Businesses need to prep for ASEAN integration

Vietnamese businesses should be well prepared emotionally and physically to tap opportunities from the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, experts have said at a dialogue. Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Cao Sy Kiem, said the 10 ASEAN countries created a production ...

Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in border management

Vietnam and Cambodia agreed on directions for stepping up cooperation in border control at a high-ranking meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 14 July. They also assessed immigration control and order and security in border areas and border gates between the two countries. Keep reading ...

18,000 trees to be felled for new tourist road through Vietnam mangrove forest

Ho Chi Minh City has approved a plan to build a new road through Can Gio Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO, in a bid to attract more tourists.  The road will be 17 meters wide and run 3.5 kilometers, which means 18,600 trees ...

Vietnam, Laos to bolster special ties

Laos and Vietnam should continue to step up public awareness campaigns to strengthen the special solidarity and traditional friendship between the Parties and peoples of both nations, a senior Lao Party official said in a meeting with Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in ...

Hun Sen asks Western leaders to help resolve Cambodia’s border disputes

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sent letters to the leaders of the three western countries on 15 July asking to borrow a decades-old map to try to settle disputes over alleged territorial encroachment by Vietnam. The Cambodian leader sent letters to U.S. President Barack Obama, French President ...

Minister urges move toward sustainable seafood sector

Vietnam’s Agriculture Minister Cao Duc Phat said yesterday that localities nationwide need to step up efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture, especially of key products like shrimp and tra fish. Addressing a conference held in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bac Lieu to review two ...

Two hurt in “land grab” incident at Vietnam-S’pore industrial park

Vietnamese news have reported that two persons, including a 54-year old woman, have been injured in what is described as an anti-land grab protest on 10 July at a Vietnam-Singapore industrial park. The 150-hectare park is a collaboration between Singapore’s Government-linked Sembcorp Development and Vietnam’s Becamex IDC. A video ...

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