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JICA official: Payment delay – barrier to ODA-funded projects
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JICA official: Payment delay – barrier to ODA-funded projects

NDO/VNA – Payment and site clearance delay are major barriers to official development assistance (ODA)-funded projects in Vietnam, chief representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency

Vietnamese official clutches at East vs. West argument to justify ban on jeans in public offices
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Vietnamese official clutches at East vs. West argument to justify ban on jeans in public offices

En Vnexpress - The official behind the ban says jeans are for cowboys, not civil servants.

Vietnam plans more share sale from dairy giant Vinamilk: official
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Vietnam plans more share sale from dairy giant Vinamilk: official

The sale of a 3.33 percent stake is expected in October and foreign investors would be able to bid.

Vietnam’s power prices high due to monopoly’s multi billion-dollar debt: official
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Vietnam’s power prices high due to monopoly’s multi billion-dollar debt: official

En nexpress - Electricity of Vietnam owes $9.7 billion, and often blames losses for hiking prices.

Vietnam’s power prices high due to electricity monopoly’s multi billion-dollar debt: official
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Vietnam’s power prices high due to electricity monopoly’s multi billion-dollar debt: official

En nexpress - Electricity of Vietnam owes $9.7 billion, and often blames losses for hiking prices.

Vietnamese official with massive villa probed for suspected land mismanagement
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Vietnamese official with massive villa probed for suspected land mismanagement

There have been allegations that his villa complex in northern Vietnam is built on forest land.

EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US: EU official
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EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US: EU official

Yahoo News The European Union and China will throw their full weight behind the Paris climate accord at a summit on Friday, EU officials said, in a bid to fill the void if the US quits the pact. The

VN to export pork to China, official says
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VN to export pork to China, official says

Baomoi - Yesterday, during an official visit to China by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Tran Thanh Nam, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) expressed interest in

Vietnam to export products through official channels to China
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Vietnam to export products through official channels to China

Vietnamnet - Though China is the biggest export market for Vietnam, most of the exports go through unofficial channels.

Former top Vietnamese official implicated in Formosa scandal asks to resign as legislator
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Former top Vietnamese official implicated in Formosa scandal asks to resign as legislator

Baomoi - A former top provincial official who was among those punished by the government for their roles in the notorious Formosa environmental disaster has asked to step down as a delegate of the

VINACAFE equitisation a must: official
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VINACAFE equitisation a must: official

Vietnamnet - The Vietnam National Coffee Corporation (VINACAFE) will begin equitisation in the third quarter of this year, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong

Northwest tourism to be developed: official
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Northwest tourism to be developed: official

Bao Moi - Việt Nam has targeted turning tourism into the spearhead economic sector of the northwest region by 2030, deputy head of the Northwest Steering Committee Hầu A Lềnh said yesterday.

Global integration fraught with hurdles: VN official
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Global integration fraught with hurdles: VN official

Vietnamnet - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai tells the Vietnam News Agency that the nation will have to deal effectively with new-generation FTAs as it deepens its international

Fiscal reforms key to Vietnam’s infrastructure needs: ADB official
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Fiscal reforms key to Vietnam’s infrastructure needs: ADB official

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam should continue to implement fiscal reforms in order to bridge its infrastructure investment gap, advises Bambang Susantono, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official.

Official: Vietnam’s initiatives help APEC stay on track
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Official: Vietnam’s initiatives help APEC stay on track

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum should have a long-term vision and Vietnam has put forth various initiatives to help the forum remain on track, an APEC

State-owned firm reform pace too slow: official
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State-owned firm reform pace too slow: official

Vietnamnet - The transfer of State enterprise ownership to the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) has been disappointing, Nguyen Dinh Cung, Director of the Central Institute for Economic

Misconduct charges irk trade official
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Misconduct charges irk trade official

Vietnamnet - Ho Thi Kim Thoa, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, and her family have made headlines for owning significant stakes in Dien Quang JSC – a dominant lighting firm – as

Vietjet Air becomes official member of IATA
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Vietjet Air becomes official member of IATA

Nhan dan - NDO – Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air (VJA) held a ceremony on February 18 to receive a certificate recognising the airline as an official member of the International Air Transport

Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 5 in northern village
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Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 5 in northern village

Yahoo News KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents attacked a village in northern Faryab province on Wednesday, killing five members of the local police force, an Afghan security official said.

Top human rights official urges Turkey to 'change course'
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Top human rights official urges Turkey to 'change course'

Yahoo News ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Europe's top human rights institution on Wednesday urged Turkey's leaders to "urgently change course" and reverse violations of media freedoms and the rule of law,

Official: Suicide attack kills 5 in northwestern Pakistan
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Official: Suicide attack kills 5 in northwestern Pakistan

Yahoo News PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing three policemen and two passers-by,

Malaysia official: N.Korea leader's brother slain at airport
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Malaysia official: N.Korea leader's brother slain at airport

Yahoo News KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, telling medical workers before he died that he had been

Mexican official: no increase seen in deportations by US
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Mexican official: no increase seen in deportations by US

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign relations secretary says his country has not seen any increase in deportations by U.S. authorities despite reports of immigration raids in several

White House official attacks court after legal setbacks on immigration
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White House official attacks court after legal setbacks on immigration

Yahoo News The Trump administration has faced multiple legal setbacks to its travel ban issued on Jan. 27, and the Republican president has said he may issue a new executive order rather than go