Mở sòng bạc, tạo việc làm Nhưng cũng tạo nên tội phạm, gây phá sản và thậm chí tự tử – Nghiên cứu đã chỉ ra

English: Studies: Casinos bring jobs, but also crime, bankruptcy, and even suicide

Năm 2012, tại Mỹ trong khi cuộc đua tổng thống đang chiếm phần lớn sự chú ý, tại nhiều bang cũng có những đề xuất ​​quan trọng cần được xem xét bỏ phiếu.

Bang Maryland đang xem xét đề xuất cho phép các trò chơi tại 5 sòng bạc của tiểu bang, và phê duyệt đề nghị xây sòng bạc thứ sáu tại hạt Prince George, gần DC. Đề xuất được chào mời như là một cách để tài trợ cho giáo dục – quỹ mà nó tạo ra sẽ được phân bổ – và trớ trêu thay, sự phản đối nó chủ yếu được tài trợ bởi các chủ của sòng bạc đối thủ. Nhưng các nghiên cứu kinh tế về sòng bạc cho thấy rằng cộng đồng cần phải thận trọng với các sòng bạc. Continue reading “Mở sòng bạc, tạo việc làm Nhưng cũng tạo nên tội phạm, gây phá sản và thậm chí tự tử – Nghiên cứu đã chỉ ra”

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Will a carbon tax be imposed on coal-fired thermal power plants?

Last update 07:30 | 04/12/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Experts believe that if Vietnam imposes a carbon tax on coal-fired plants, ‘clean power’ will be able to compete with thermal power.

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There are 12 operating thermal power plants

Ngo Duc Lam, an energy expert from VSEA (Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance), has applauded the government’s resolution on developing the Mekong Delta in a sustainable way by restricting coal-fired thermal power.

No more coal-fired power plants will be designed for the Delta, except the 14 plants mentioned in the seventh plan on electricity generation development. Continue reading “Will a carbon tax be imposed on coal-fired thermal power plants?”

Floating season at Thac Ba Lake

Last update 13:00 | 04/12/2017

Thac Ba Lake in the northern province of Yen Bai– one of Vietnam’s largest artificial lakes is attracting a lot of visitors during the floating season.

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Located in the northwestern region of Vietnam, Thac Ba Lake in Yen Bai province is considered a ‘Ha Long Bay in the mountains’ with more than 1,300 islands. Continue reading “Floating season at Thac Ba Lake”

Quy Nhon named among top 10 winter sun destinations for 2018

Last update 15:59 | 04/12/2017

The central coastal city of Quy Nhon has been named among the top 10 winter sun destinations for 2018, according to the UK newspaper The Guardian.

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Quy Nhon offers a laidback atmosphere and the perfect place for a relaxed getaway

The quiet beach town offers a laidback atmosphere and the perfect place for a relaxed getaway. A warm, sunny day by the beach may sound like a totally absurd winter wish, but look no further than Vietnam, according to The Guardian. Continue reading “Quy Nhon named among top 10 winter sun destinations for 2018”

Japanese firm gets nod to build US$2.58-billion thermal power plant

Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation has gained an investment certificate to develop Van Phong 1 thermal power project worth US$2.58 billion in the central coast province of Khanh Hoa.

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Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh (L) presents a letter approving Van Phong 1 thermal power project to Kuniharu Nakamura, chairman of Sumitomo Corporation, in this file photo dated May, 2017 

Before receiving the investment certificate, Sumitomo signed an investment agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in May 2017. Work will start next year on the 1,320 MW station. Continue reading “Japanese firm gets nod to build US$2.58-billion thermal power plant”

Investment incentives for FIEs: money goes to pockets of the rich

Last update 08:00 | 04/12/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – A total of VND35.3 trillion of corporate income tax has been exempted for foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs), according to the Ministry of Finance.

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Vietnam offers big investment incentives to foreign investors

The ministry said that by 2016, the total value of tax incentives and revenue from land use in all economic sectors had reached VND64.278 trillion, or nearly $3 billion.

This includes VND46.829 trillion worth of incentives in corporate income tax (CIT), VND394.9 billion in personal income tax, VND7.875 trillion in land and water surface leasing fees and VND3.802 trillion in land use fees. Continue reading “Investment incentives for FIEs: money goes to pockets of the rich”

Studies: Casinos bring jobs, but also crime, bankruptcy, and even suicide

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October 30, 2012

(Katherine Frey – The Washington Post)

While the presidential race is taking up much of the oxygen this cycle, many states have important ballot initiatives on the ballot next Tuesday as well.

Maryland is considering a proposal that would allow table games at the state’s five casinos, as well as approve the creation of a sixth in Prince George’s County, near DC. The proposal is touted as a way to fund education — for which the funds it generates will be earmarked — and, ironically, the opposition to it is mainly funded by owners of rival casinos. But economic research concerning casinos suggest that members of communities with casinos should be wary. Continue reading “Studies: Casinos bring jobs, but also crime, bankruptcy, and even suicide”

Next-generation FDI: what’s the new strategy?

Last update 16:00 | 04/12/2017
 VietNamNet Bridge – The draft strategy on attracting FDI in 2018-2023 is being compiled by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) with support from the World Bank. 

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MPI is drafting the strategy on attracting FDI in 2018-2023

After 30 years of foreign investment, 24,000 projects with total investment capital of $313 billion have been implemented in Vietnam. FDI accounts for 25 percent of total investment capital and makes up 20 percent of GDP.

Vietnam, in an effort to attract FDI, has pursued an open policy, offering many incentives to investors. Continue reading “Next-generation FDI: what’s the new strategy?”

Shipping falls behind booming online shopping in Vietnam

Goods can easily be purchased online but their delivery is not as reliable

By Tuoi Tre News

December 4, 2017, 17:17 GMT+7

Shipping falls behind booming online shopping in Vietnam
A shipper meets his customer in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

While online shopping platforms extend themselves to ensure they have adequate infrastructure to meet rising demand by Vietnamese consumers, they are still failing to satisfy when it comes to shipping, which is mostly done by third parties. Continue reading “Shipping falls behind booming online shopping in Vietnam”

US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

Update: December, 04/2017 – 11:40

In September 2016 the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure access to education and jobs. — AFP/VNA Photo
Viet Nam News UNITED NATIONS — The United States has withdrawn from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies.

“The US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration,” the US said in its statement on Saturday. Continue reading “US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration”

Vân Đồn int’l airport to be operational in Q2

Update: December, 04/2017 – 19:00

A design mock up of Quảng Ninh International Airport in Vân Đồn Economic Zone. — Photo quangninh.gov.vn
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, the first airport invested by a private business in Việt Nam, is scheduled to be operational in late June 2018, instead of in late March as previously announced.

The airport, on Vân Đồn Island, was invested with nearly VNĐ7.5 trillion (US$330 million) by property developer Sun Group. Continue reading “Vân Đồn int’l airport to be operational in Q2”

VN yet to sow seeds of low carbon rice

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Update: December, 04/2017 – 09:59

In Việt Nam, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rice cultivation are estimated to account for more than half of emissions by agriculture production as a whole.— Photo nongnghiep.vn

HÀ NỘI — Investment in low carbon farming models can speed up rice industry reform, increase productivity, boost farmers’ incomes and ensure sustainable development, a senior official have said.

It would also help the country access climate change funds for green growth, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Quốc Doanh said at conference in Hà Nội on December 1. Continue reading “VN yet to sow seeds of low carbon rice”

Ministry takes action in response to EU’s warning of IUU fishing

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Update: December, 04/2017 – 09:00

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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a plan to implement urgent solutions in response to the European Union’s (EU’s) warning about illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Many solutions have been devised according to the EU’s recommendations. They include aligning the legal framework with regional and international regulations, implementing effectively the amended legal regulations for IUU fishing, and implementing effectively the international regulations and management measures through strict punishment. Continue reading “Ministry takes action in response to EU’s warning of IUU fishing”

Người dân Suối Phèn ước mơ được làm “công dân” – 3 kỳ

Hàng trăm trẻ em Suối Phèn ước mong sớm vượt ra khỏi “cổng rừng” hòa nhập với xã hội

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Cập nhật ngày: 14/11/2017 | 14:22 GMT+7

Gần 20 năm trước, hàng chục hộ dân ở các tỉnh, thành phía Bắc di cư tự do vào xã Quảng Hòa, huyện Đắk Glong, tỉnh Đắk Nông sinh sống dọc theo suối Phèn và dần dà hình thành nên ngôi làng mang tên Suối Phèn. Đây là tên gọi của người dân nơi đây chứ chưa được pháp lý công nhận, đồng thời cũng chưa có tên trên bản đồ hành chính của xã và của huyện Đắk Glong.

Continue reading “Người dân Suối Phèn ước mơ được làm “công dân” – 3 kỳ”