Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Southwestern Steering Committee and EVN sign agreement
18:58 03/09/2015 Southwestern Steering Committee and EVN sign agreement

The Southwestern Steering Committee and the Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) today signed a cooperation agreement in the southern Can Tho City.

Investing

Project to build $693mn expressway in southern Vietnam under consideration
16:19 03/09/2015 Project to build $693mn expressway in southern Vietnam under consideration

A project to build a multimillion-dollar expressway to link Ho Chi Minh City to neighboring Tay Ninh Province has been submitted to the Ministry of Transport for consideration, a project management agency has said.

Tech

Alibaba authorises Viet Nam reseller
08:43 01/09/2015 Alibaba authorises Viet Nam reseller

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba has authorised CleverAds Company to be its reseller in Viet Nam, announcing the partnership in Ha Noi on August 31.

Property

Property sales survive ghost month
14:58 03/09/2015 Property sales survive ghost month

Despite local taboos associated with buying houses in the seventh month of the lunar calendar, property transactions have not seen the usual lull this year.

Money

Shares decline after mid-week holiday
15:09 03/09/2015 Shares decline after mid-week holiday

Vietnamese shares extended their losses in the first morning session that followed a short mid-week break.

Province

Red River Delta attracts more foreign investment
14:53 03/09/2015 Red River Delta attracts more foreign investment

The Song Hong (Red River) Delta region was able to attract US$5.68 billion in foreign-direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months of this year, accounting for 42.6 per cent of the total FDI that the country attracted.

Travel

Pleiku Airport reopens after runway upgrade
15:01 03/09/2015 Pleiku Airport reopens after runway upgrade

Pleiku Airport in Gia Lai Province was reopened on September 1 after being closed for nearly six months for an upgrade project, following the transport ministry's request.

Leisure

Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra concert set for Sept 4
09:37 03/09/2015 Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra concert set for Sept 4

The HCMC Conservatory of Music will host a “Classical Masterworks” concert by the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. on September 4.

Society

Man captured for allegedly killing car owner, burying body to hide crime
16:14 03/09/2015 Man captured for allegedly killing car owner, burying body to hide crime

Police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Wednesday said they had arrested a man for allegedly killing the owner of a car, appropriating the vehicle, and burying the body to remove the traces of the crime.

World News

13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN
09:16 03/09/2015 13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN

In a report on the impact of conflict on education in six countries and territories across the Middle East, the United Nation's children fund UNICEF said more than 8,850 schools were no longer usable due to violence.

Your Consultant

Registration of nationality and rights for aircraft required
08:39 01/09/2015 Registration of nationality and rights for aircraft required

Aircraft owned by Vietnamese organisations or individuals and those lease-purchased or leased without crews for 24 months or longer must be registered as Vietnamese to operate in Viet Nam.