Vaibhav Saxena, consultant of Vietnam International Law Firm, delves into its positive changes and explains the challenges ahead. Investment in the public-private partnership (PPP) model The Vietnamese government encourages investment in the sectors of transportation, power plants, transmission lines, lighting systems, clean water supply systems, water drainage systems, sewage collection and disposal systems, parks, housing, parking lots for vehicles and machines, cemeteries, head offices of regulatory agencies, social housing, public housing, resettlement housing, healthcare, education, training, cultural activities, sports, tourism, science and technology, meteorology and hydrology, the application of information technology, infrastructures for commercial and urban zones, economic zones, industrial zones, high-tech zones, concentrated information technology zones, incubators, technical organisations, common working areas for small- and medium-sized enterprises, agriculture and rural … [Read more...] about New decree aims to get rid of PPP impediments
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Vietnamese films should dispense with cheesy settings and subplots, resident critic says Dustin Nguyen's action fantasy Lua Phat (Once Upon a Time in Vietnam), the most anticipated Vietnamese movie this summer, is alright; I give it 6/10. It has good effects and decent romance. Lua Phat is about a group of Buddhist monks who become warriors to protect Vietnam from foreign invaders. These warriors, called the Masters, are bound by an oath: they must not harbor any personal feeling and anyone who deserts the military for whatever reason will be killed. The film starts with one of the Masters, Dao, played by Dustin Nguyen, going on a journey to find his former lover, Anh, played by Ngo Thanh Van, who deserted the military nine years ago, to bring her back for punishment. He finds her in a remote village, happily married with a husband and a son. While Dao is still vacillating between his love for Anh and his duty to capture her, his superior, General Long - played by Roger Yuan - shows … [Read more...] about Get rid of the frills, take Vietnamese movies to the world
Talk Around Town (23-07-2008) State firms struggle to get rid of the dregs by Khanh Van As the number of qualified employees leaving State-owned agencies has been increasing, un qualified co-workers continue to stick around. According to Decree 132/2007, an employee on the company payroll can be fired if he or she does not meet work requirements or has violated regulations. However, determining what that assessment criteria actually entails remains a serious problem. Director of the HCM City Home Affairs Department Chau Minh Ty says that the majority of workers and officers do hold degrees, but it’s difficult to define how good those degrees really are. Ty notes that the present assessment and classification system for officers does not reflect the reality of the poor education system. One problem is that managers in charge of assessing employee qualifications do not work directly with them, while the managers who work with them and know their capabilities do not have the … [Read more...] about State firms struggle to get rid of the dregs
Your Say (14-08-2009) Stricter laws, awareness needed to get rid of fakers Last week, we asked readers for their opinions about fake and copied art and ways of solving the problem in Viet Nam. Mathias Bjorkvall, Sweden, Ha Noi There needs to be a way for artists to protect their new creations legally in Viet Nam as in all countries ruled by law. The court system needs to handle these cases and try them, if they are copyright infringements as in any other country. The artists would simply register their art with a copyright authority and receive a certificate to claim protection in court. When selling original art, the certificate should be a part of the transaction. This would let the artists allow legal reproductions for a fee as profit sharing. As a visitor in Ha Noi, I really enjoy walking along the small streets in old town where the art is plentiful and affordable. I don’t want to see this disappear. It doesn’t have to be stopped, if it can be done legally. The people … [Read more...] about Stricter laws, awareness needed to get rid of fakers
VietNamNet Bridge – The collapse of an old house at 43 Cua Bac Street, central Ha Noi, that claimed two lives and injured three others early this month, has added to the dilemma of old houses and the management of buildings in cities like Ha Noi and HCM City. The accident also raises concerns over the safety of local people living in degraded areas. A city authority official, citizens and experts share their opinions on the issue with Viet Nam News. Dang Ngoc Tien, Deputy Director of the Management Board of Ha Noi’s Old Quarter The recent collapse of an old house at Cua Bac Street, which killed two people and injured three others, has raised anxiety amongst residents living in the Old Quarter area as it is home to a large number of old houses and buildings. The Management Board of Ha Noi’s Old Quarter, in collaboration with the people’s committees of 10 wards in the Old Quarter, have revised all downgraded construction works in the area and found 180 … [Read more...] about How to get rid off the dilemma?