AirAsia brings the first 180 tourists to Da Nang city from Thailand's Chiang Mai province on April 12. (Photo: AirAsia) Da Nang (VNA) – Budget carrier AirAsia’s first flight connecting Thailand’s Chiang Mai province and Vietnam’s central coastal city of Da Nang landed at Da Nang International Airport on April 12, with 180 passengers on board. The daily flight takes a total of one hour and 45 minutes, departing at 8 am from Chiang Mai and 10:15 am from Da Nang city. AirAsia already has a Bangkok-Da Nang route with three flights per week, and a Da Nang-Kuala Lumpur route with two flights per week. According to Vice Director of the Da Nang Centre for Tourism Promotion Huynh Thi Huong Lan, Thailand has become one of the city’s biggest sources of tourists in recent years. During the January-March period, the city welcomed nearly 60,000 Thai visitors, up 35.7 percent from the same time last year. The direct flight will facilitate the travel of people from … [Read more...] about First Chiang Mai-Da Nang flight brings 180 tourists to central region
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PANO – The Commando Corps held a conference in Ninh Thuan province on June 29th to review its task fulfillment in the first half of 2016 and kick off missions for the last six months of the year. In the first half of 2016, the Commando Corps strictly, comprehensively, and successfully implemented resolutions of the Party and its assigned missions. The conference Regarding military missions, the Standing Committee of the Corps’ Party Committee and Chain-of-Command well grasped and implemented Directive No. 21 of the General Staff issued on December 11th 2015 on the military-defense missions in 2016. The corps regularly made reviews, adjustments, and supplements to operational documents, and practiced shifting combat readiness postures in accordance with different missions. Especially, the corps sent troops to participate in the ADMM+ Multilateral Naval Field Training Exercise in Singapore with high results and absolute safety. Training courses of commando … [Read more...] about Commando Corps kicks off missions for second half of year
May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU in June, faced down attempts in both the lower and upper houses of parliament to add conditions to legislation giving her right to launch the divorce. Both houses backed the so-called Brexit bill and after securing symbolic approval from Queen Elizabeth, which could come early on Tuesday, May has the right to begin what could be Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two. But beyond saying she will begin the formal process by the end of this month, May has yet to answer the question of exactly when, and end nine months of guesswork as to how her government will approach the unchartered territory of leaving the EU. "We are now on the threshold of the most important negotiation for our country in a generation," Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement after parliament approved the legislation on Monday. "We have a plan to build a Global Britain, and take advantage of its new place in the … [Read more...] about May wins right to launch EU divorce talks, question is when?
Virgina Foote, a representative of AmCham Vietnam (Photo: danviet) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - A draft regulation put forward by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) that would limit the foreign ownership rate in the payment intermediary service sector to 49 percent was discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on December 12. Legal experts, fintech and e-payment firms attended the workshop held by the Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). The draft decree includes new policies on the legal synchronisation of cryptocurrencies, managing cross-border payment activities, providing non-account payment services, payment management, perfecting regulations for payment intermediary services, and foreign investment in payment intermediaries. Article 29 sets out the maximum percentage foreign investors can hold, including direct and indirect ownership, at 49 percent of charter capital of an intermediary payment service provider licensed by the State Bank of Vietnam. This article drew the most comments … [Read more...] about Fintech firms concerned about foreign ownership cap