Shoppers have had to wait for at least an hour to enter Vietnam’s first-ever store of famous Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo following its grand opening in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Friday. Uniqlo Dong Khoi, located at the Parkson Saigon Tourist Plaza on the corner of Le Thanh Ton and Dong Khoi Streets in District 1, was officially open on Friday morning. The three-story store, which covers a total area of more than 3,000 square meters, welcomed over 2,000 guests on its first day, according to a Uniqlo representative. The number of customers appeared to be even larger on Saturday. According to a local motorbike taxi driver, the waiting line nearly doubled that on Friday. Shoppers wait in front of the store on the morning of December 7, 2019. Photo: Nguyen Tri / Tuoi Tre Nguyen Thi Hong Nhi, a second-year university student, said she had waited more than 45 minutes and was still not able to get inside the venue. A lot of people were still waiting in front of the shop … [Read more...] about Shoppers wait in long queues during grand opening of Vietnam’s first Uniqlo store
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Luong Van Lam My parents recently spent VND12 million ($517) to install cameras inside and outside our family home in the countryside. Dad took a step further by placing a broken one near our chicken coop, just to fake out potential thieves. "We just installed some cameras," Mom told me on the phone while I was at work. "Four of them - inside the house, in the front, out on the street, even at the back," she said. She even sent me the password for a mobile app which would allow me to access the cameras remotely, saying I should check them out once in a while to check the house in case she and Dad were out. "There's only two of you and a few chickens, why spend so much?" I asked. "They bring us peace of mind," Dad replied. "There are so many thieves these days. Our neighbor even has eight cameras." My parents weren't the only ones going paranoid about security and installing cameras. My colleagues, friends and so many people I know have started to buy cameras or other similar … [Read more...] about Security cameras are a rational choice, but are they a solution?
Investors at Viet Dragon Securities Co's trading floor. Photo nhipcaudautu.vn Shares rose steadily on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange on Monday morning, propped up by growth of blue chips. The VN-Index edged up 0.4 per cent to 967.28 points with nearly 145 million shares worth VND2.9 trillion (US$125 million) being traded. The market breadth was positive with 181 shares rising, 120 declining and 124 remaining unchanged. Blue chips continued to lead the way with 16 of the top 30 largest shares by market value and liquidity gained value, 7 of which rose by more than 1 per cent. Steelmaker Hoa Phat Group (HPG) was the biggest gainer with a 2 per cent growth. Vinamilk’s shares (VNM) increased 1 per cent following the information that the company Viet Nam’s biggest dairy company is planning to raise its stake in GTNFood (GTN) to 75 per cent. By December 6, Vinamilk owns nearly 108 million shares, equivalent to 43.17 per cent stake, which means it will have to buy additional 79.5 … [Read more...] about VN-Index opens week in the green
More than 160 young people, representing the 26 million children of Vietnam, gathered in Hanoi this week to express their concern over child-related issues and propose recommendations to State officials. State officials talk to children at the forum. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuan The national forum on children, held for the sixth time, presented an opportunity for children to engage on issues that affect them. “Children’s engagement on their own issues has been regulated in the international convention on children’s rights, the Vietnamese Constitution 2013 and the Child Law 2016,” said Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, at the forum’s opening ceremony on Thursday. The participating children come from 41 cities and provinces, children’s councils, a disabled centre and SOS Children’s Village. In June and July, children nationwide took part in dialogues with authorities at local forums and raised a … [Read more...] about VN children raise their voices on important issues
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has instructed localities hit by African swine fever (ASF) to detect whether there has been fraud designed to take advantage of the Government's financial support for farmers whose pigs were infected and to deter further violations. African swine fever continues to ravage north African swine fever presents opportunity for Vietnam’s large-scale livestock enterprises African swine fever continues spreading in Vietnam Pigs infected with African swine fever are collected to be culled. Photo baochinhphu.vn In a document on the prevention and control of ASF sent to cities and provinces on Thursday, the ministry said some households had deliberately made false or inflated claims about the number of dead pigs to cash in on subsidies. The fraudulent claims have made it more difficult to tackle the spread of the disease. The ministry asked the people’s committees of affected localities to inspect all the subsidy … [Read more...] about Agriculture tackles African swine fever subsidy fraud