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Hanoi's government agencies take the plunge with plan to move in together

A massive inter-agency center will be their home from next year, but not everyone is convinced.

Hanoi woman's Facebook rant goes viral after red tape delays family funeral

Red-faced officials have apologized and asked her to remove the post, but she wants to see real change.

Vietnamese firms urge further cuts to customs red tape

'It's not just customs procedures; unofficial fees to complete administrative procedures quickly and conveniently are rife across all sectors.'
April 28, 2017 | 05:25 pm GMT+7

A road is not built in a day. In Hanoi, it takes 10 years.

And still counting.
April 15, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, a delicate dance with and against bribery

Surveys continually reflect how deeply bribery has come to color Vietnamese life.
April 10, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

HCMC saves thousands by e-governing

A switch from paper to electronic notices could save the city $50,000 per year in postal and printing costs.
October 14, 2016 | 04:16 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s new customs renovation hopes to save millions of dollars each year

Many shipments have to go through one-week technical checks which have not proved effective.
September 22, 2016 | 04:21 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City pledges to clean up business environment

The city's top official is determined to eliminate under-the-table payments and allay investor concerns.
August 02, 2016 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

PM's first resolution in attempt to change business conditions

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed his first business resolution which aims to ease the administrative burden faced by enterprises, improve transparency and government ...
May 01, 2016 | 08:10 am GMT+7