She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
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Infrastructure Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airport By Ngoc Lan Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019,19:38 (GMT+7) Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airportBy Ngoc Lan Deputy Hoang Van Cuong, vice principal of the Hanoi-based National Economics University – PHOTO: VGP HANOI – The Government suggested the State-owned Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) serve as the principal investor of the Long Thanh International Airport project in the southern province of Dong Nai, but many National Assembly deputies have objected to the investor selection. Legislators offered feedback on a number of criteria in the feasibility report of the big-ticket project at a session during the ongoing sitting of the lawmaking body today, November 12. Deputy Hoang Van Cuong, vice principal of the Hanoi-based National Economics University, suggested ACV may execute the project ahead … [Read more...] about Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airport
The joint survey was conducted by the Urban Land Institute and the audit firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers, with the report outlining the latest trends of the Asia-Pacific region’s real estate market moving into 2020. The report notes that due to the ever-changing geopolitical environment regionally, investors are now seeking markets that carry fewer risks. Ho Chi Minh City ranked third in the list, ahead of Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne in fourth and fifth place, respectively. One notable change in this year rankings is Hong Kong (China) which has dropped from 14th place to the list’s last position. … [Read more...] about HCM City named among top 3 real estate markets in Asia-Pacific region
This was part of the company’s practical activities to realize the Government’s Resolution 30A on assisting needy localities. Also at the event, Viettel handed over nearly VND 18 billion in cash to help the district carry out social welfare programs during the 2019-2020 period, such as building new gratitude houses and handing over breeding cattle and seedlings to needy households, constructing schools and public facilities, and purchasing medical and educational equipment. At the ceremony Lo Van Thang, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ba Thuoc district, has highly appreciated Viettel’s great support over the past time. For the past nine years, the group has financed the district with VND 80 billion, helping the locality reduce poverty, he added. Meanwhile, Deputy Political Chief of Viettel Can Long Giang held that once operational, the school and medical clinic will benefit local people and the district’s education and … [Read more...] about Viettel supports poor district in Thanh Hoa
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (R) and Chairman of the Pacific Century Group Richard Li (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has proposed FWD Insurance of the Pacific Century Group participate in green financial funds for start-up and innovation projects in Vietnam. He made the recommendation while receiving Chairman of the group Richard Li in Hanoi on November 12. The Deputy PM also asked the FWD to consider investing in green G-bonds and join insurance for renewable energy projects. Li said his group is keen to invest in Government bonds in Vietnam and has selected the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) as its partner due to the bank’s financial strength and good growth. The FWD will focus on investment for Vietnamese start-up firms in the coming time, he affirmed. Deputy PM Hue said the cooperation with Vietcombank - one of the leading commercial banks in Vietnam - will help the … [Read more...] about Deputy PM asks FWD Insurance to invest in start-up projects in Vietnam