One of the last things I’d want to do in this world is disrespect local culture – and that goes beyond Viet Nam. I’d never grumble about the call to prayer in Indonesia, even if it does wake me up at the crack of dawn. Nor would I groan about the playing of the national anthem in parks in Thailand, even when it obligates me to stand there for three or four minutes, disrupting my outdoor workout. … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
Complain about dodgy business
A press agency is like a family, if the parents are decent, love their children, have real responsibility for their children, the children will always respect them. But if parents pamper and cover up for their naughty children, and use dirty money their children earn, the families will be damaged and value will disappear. … [Read more...] about Businesses complain about harassment from the press
Mekong Delta’s farmers now are selling their fruits slowly. To Van Thuong from Tan Binh commune of Hau Giang province leased 0.6 hectares of land in Long Thanh commune to grow oranges. He has to pay VND50 million a year in land leasing fee, and tens of millions of dong more for fertilizer and pesticide, but he earns VND15 million only from the fruits. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s fruit granary fails in home market
Electricity Regulatory Authority rethinks single pricing model The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has changed the proposal of allowing household consumers to choose to pay electricity bills under either a multi-tiered price or single-price mechanism. … [Read more...] about Electricity projects progressing slowly, Vietnam warned of power shortage
The event, intended to improve the Vietnamese business environment through a structured dialogue between the government, local and foreign firms and the donor community, attracted nearly 500 investors, according to the Vietnam Business Forum Consortium, which co-hosted the event with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the World Bank Group. … [Read more...] about Foreign investors still hurt by Vietnam’s red tape: forum