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Saigon rejects plan to tax tourists for overnight stays
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Saigon rejects plan to tax tourists for overnight stays

En Vnexpress - The city's tourism department has been criticized for making proposals on such a 'sensitive' topic.

Ho Chi Minh City rejects plan to tax tourists for overnight stays
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Ho Chi Minh City rejects plan to tax tourists for overnight stays

En Vnexpress - The city's tourism department has been criticized for making proposals on such a 'sensitive' topic.

Da Nang’s tourism development plan pays off
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Da Nang’s tourism development plan pays off

The sound tourism environment, high-quality services and excellent promotion campaigns have helped the central coastal city of Da Nang lure an increasing number of tourists.

Vietnamese province proceeds with controversial ladder plan in world’s largest cave
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Vietnamese province proceeds with controversial ladder plan in world’s largest cave

En Vnexpress - Authorities claim the 100m ladder that has been bolted to a rock face for visitors to climb will have an 'insignificant' impact on Son Doong.

Vietnam adopts plan to handle 12 loss-making industrial projects
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Vietnam adopts plan to handle 12 loss-making industrial projects

NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan to address the shortcomings at 12 loss-making industrial projects, calling for strict punishment for those held accountable for their

Vietnam unveils action plan to boost private sector
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Vietnam unveils action plan to boost private sector

NDO - The government has announced an action plan to realise the Party’s resolution on developing the private sector into a major driving force of the economy.

PVN’s nine-month oil production exceeds assigned plan
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PVN’s nine-month oil production exceeds assigned plan

NDO – The domestic crude oil output of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN), in the first nine months of 2017, has exceeded the Government-assigned plan by 297,000 tonnes, significantly

Central provinces plan to lure Korean tourists
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Central provinces plan to lure Korean tourists

VNAT co-chaired with Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Quang Nam and ASEAN-Korea Center to open a seminar themed 'Enhancing the capacity on Republic of Korea tourism market' in Hoi An city,

In flood-prone Jakarta, will 'Giant Sea Wall' plan sink or swim?
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In flood-prone Jakarta, will 'Giant Sea Wall' plan sink or swim?

En Vnexpress - Over-extraction of groundwater for drinking and commercial use is largely responsible for the land subsidence.

Appropriate growth plan considered for 2018
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Appropriate growth plan considered for 2018

NDO – The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has outlined three scenarios for economic growth in 2018, in preparation for the next year's socio-economic development plan with GDP growth

Saigon sails into unchartered waters with plan for boat services to Con Dao Island, outskirts
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Saigon sails into unchartered waters with plan for boat services to Con Dao Island, outskirts

En Vnexpress - All being well, you'll be able to catch a boat in the city center and be on a desert island in just a few hours.

Saigon opens new tourist info centers after $1.4mln plan falls into the trash can
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Saigon opens new tourist info centers after $1.4mln plan falls into the trash can

En Vnexpress - Let's hope the two centers in District 1 don't go down the garbage shoot like their predecessors.

Readers write: Prior colonization, new plan, travel experiences
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Readers write: Prior colonization, new plan, travel experiences

Yahoo News Regarding the May 29 OneWeek article “To colonize space, start close to Earth”: Establishing an outpost on Mars is in no way comparable to the settling of North America. Finally,

Scientists extract genetic data from a mummy — and don’t plan to clone it
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Scientists extract genetic data from a mummy — and don’t plan to clone it

Yahoo News No, it is not the setup for a horror movie! Researchers really have managed to successfully extract and analyze DNA belonging to ancient Egyptian mummies. The results should reveal new

Hanoi revives plan to ban motorbikes in uphill battle against congestion
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Hanoi revives plan to ban motorbikes in uphill battle against congestion

Officials continue to blame five million motorbikes in the city, where public transport is still limited.

Local airlines plan new services, more seats in peak summer travel season
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Local airlines plan new services, more seats in peak summer travel season

Bao Moi - Domestic airlines are planning to launch new routes and operate additional flights to meet growing demand during the peak summer travel season.

Can Tho’s new air route subsidy plan stirs controversy
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Can Tho’s new air route subsidy plan stirs controversy

Vietnamnet - Authorities of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have offered to assist airlines in recouping potential losses from future flight routes to the city. However, the proposal has drawn the

The back-up plan of domestic automobile manufacturers
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The back-up plan of domestic automobile manufacturers

Vietnamnet - Contrary to all predictions, automobile manufacturers have set modest targets for this year’s business plans. After a two-year boom, the automobile market is expected to be more quiet

Plan needed to rescue VN pig-farming industry
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Plan needed to rescue VN pig-farming industry

Vietnamnet - These days, the term “save the pigs” has appeared in many local newspapers, as the price of live pigs has dropped to a record low, causing major losses for farmers across the country.

Railways plan upgrades, new services
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Railways plan upgrades, new services

Vietnamnet - Vu Anh Minh, Chairman of the Viet Nam Railways Corporation, tells the Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam that the shortage of funds makes investment decisions difficult for the sector.

Plan for Cat Bi Airport’s second terminal approved
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Plan for Cat Bi Airport’s second terminal approved

Nhan dan - NDO - The Civil Aviation of Vietnam (CAV) has approved a proposal by the Hai Phong People’s Committee to build the second terminal of Cat Bi Airport since the first terminal is projected

Footwear manufacturers plan comeback to conquer home market
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Footwear manufacturers plan comeback to conquer home market

Vietnamnet - Though only around 10 Vietnamese footwear brands exist in the home market and each holds a modest 2 percent of market share, the products have begun conquering the local consumer

What's left out of Trump tax plan? The 'D' word
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What's left out of Trump tax plan? The 'D' word

Yahoo News Mr. Trump’s election campaign included both pitches for tax cuts and pledges to tame federal debt. It’s not yet a detailed plan, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin set goals and

Agriculture Ministry submits plan to develop shrimp industry
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Agriculture Ministry submits plan to develop shrimp industry

Vietnamnet - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has submitted to the Prime Minister a national action plan for the development of the shrimp industry through 2025.

Vietnam's logistics sector plan launched
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Vietnam's logistics sector plan launched

Vietnamnet - The Vietnam Logistics Association n Wednesday launched a ceremony to implement the Government’s first national action plan to improve the country’s competitiveness and its logistics