A traffic police officer in Ho Chi Minh City has been told to adjust his attitude after he was filmed telling a German driver his international driving permit (IDP) was not valid in Vietnam. A foreign national was pulled over on Sunday for speeding after failing to show a Germany-issued driver’s license when he presented his IDP to a traffic police officer, a requirement under Vietnamese law. According to Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Police, the incident occurred in the afternoon on Mai Chi Tho Street in District 2, where nine officers had set up a speed trap as part of their assigned duties. At around 1:00 pm, officers pulled over 40-year-old Vo Thanh Tung for traveling 13 kilometers per hour above the speed limit. Tung, a German national living in Binh Thanh District, presented his IDP but failed to present a Germany-issued driver’s license upon being asked, a police chief told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. According to Vietnamese law, IDP holders from countries and territories … [Read more...] about Officer scolded for telling driver int’l driving permit ‘not valid’ in Vietnam
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A number of tourists and expats in Vietnam have shared their thoughts on traffic safety in the country following a request made by Tuoi Tre News in the wake of hundreds of driving-related causalities recorded during the Lunar New Year holiday. Anything can happen when driving in Vietnam It appears that the Vietnamese attitude towards driving is completely different than my impression on the Vietnamese attitude towards beauty, friendliness and strong family ties. In traffic it seems as if the prevailing attitude is, “me, me, me” or “ I'll do whatever I want, and you should be responsible for not hitting me, no matter what stupid, dangerous and selfish thing I do.” I feel that it is much more dangerous to drive in Vietnam than the USA and other countries in the developed world. The reason for this is that Vietnamese drivers often ignore traffic regulations and do whatever they want. This includes driving against traffic, not stopping at red lights and not … [Read more...] about How safe is it to drive in Vietnam?
Toshiba today announced its first hybrid drive in Vietnam. Distributed by AMC, the 2.5 inch hybrid drive provides fast SSD-like performance with the high capacity of a hard disk drive (HDD), offering the best of both worlds. The new MQ01ABD-H Series will be available in 1TB and 750GB. This combined with 8GB of NAND flash make it ideal for high performance gaming notebooks and personal computers. Its lightweight design makes it ideal for ultra-portable computing devices. With the rise in data intensive games and media, users don’t want to compromise on performance or capacity. Besides its hybrid drive, Toshiba also announces four new large capacity nearline hard disk drives (HDDs), including the first self-encrypting models in the company’s enterprise capacity-optimised storage lineup. The 3.5-inch MG Series includes both SATA models and SAS models and all deliver 4TB of storage, the company’s largest capacity to date. As businesses work to keep up with the explosion … [Read more...] about Toshiba launches first hybrid drive in Vietnam
The Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (Incham) will launch a blood donation drive round the middle of this month in commemoration of India’s Independence Day at Ben Thanh Theater on Mac Dinh Chi Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The 3.5-hour event will be held on August 17 at 8:30 am in partnership with the Vietnam Red Cross Society. It is meant to show the solidarity of the Indian community in Ho Chi Minh City with their friends after a very successful event last year which attracted hundreds of Indians, foreign expats, and their Vietnamese friends. “We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the donors who joined us last year in this activity in a big way,” said Mohan Ramesh Anand, chairman of Incham. Blood donors must be in good general health and feeling well, be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110lbs (49kg) to be eligible for giving blood. Other aspects of each potential donor's health history are discussed as part of the donation process before … [Read more...] about Incham to organize blood donation drive in Vietnam metropolis in mid-August
The Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (Incham) organized the Incham Blood Donation Drive 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, with the participation of over 300 donors, including Indians, other expats, and their Vietnamese friends. The event, co-organized by the Vietnam Red Cross Society at Ben Thanh Theater on Mac Dinh Chi Street in District 1, was kicked off by newly-appointed Consul General of the Consulate General of India in the city, Smita Pant. All donors will receive a Donor Card which enables them to get an equal amount of blood donated for free when the donors needs it, Incham said, adding that the card does not have any time limit. Speaking at the event, Consul General Pant highlighted the importance of blood donation which can help save thousands of lives, inspiring her fellow Indians to come forward to donate their blood in order to save the lives of those in need. At the 3.5-hour blood donation drive, Mohan Ramesh Anand, chairman of Incham, expressed his heartfelt … [Read more...] about Hundreds partake in Indian Business Chamber blood donation drive in Vietnam