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Increasing sightseeing fees on Halong Bay: An unreasonable proposal

Increasing sightseeing fees on Halong Bay: An unreasonable proposal

Sightseeing fee increase on Halong Bay should be carried out with a strict and detailed plan which has a timeline and limitation, according to Pham Manh Ha, founder of Luxury Travel.

Do not split hairs over whether 'maize' or 'corn' is correct

I may suggest changing the term “license” to "certificate" and re-arranging the conditions needed for getting the certificate. The violent interventions into the business products should also be minimized, such as changing the word "maize" into “corn" in a pharmaceutical product.

Removing sublicenses: No more empty words

"We set out too many business conditions and force businesses to comply. Meanwhile, the management is still loose, causing backdoor business and group interest," said lawyer Truong Thanh Duc.

Sub-licenses: Ministries are not to evade their responsibility

This is the opinion of Tran Huu Huynh, President of Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC), on the proposal of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to eliminate obstructive sub-licenses for enterprises.

Dr Ngo Tri Long: "Reasons put forward to rise VAT remain unconvincible"

According to Associate Professor, Dr Ngo Tri Long, former head of Price and Market Research Institute under the Ministry of Finance, reasons put forward by the Ministry to increase value added tax (VAT) are inappropriate and unconvincible.

Battle against sub-licenses: 'I frankly speak out to the Prime Minister...'

"Without touching the complexity and ineffectiveness of administrative ministries, all measures of removing sublicenses are just half-completed," chief executive officer (CEO) of Lua Viet Tours Nguyen Van My resolutely said.

Sub-licenses: The ongoing fierce struggle

The proposal to remove nearly 2,000 obstructive sub-licenses of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) will definitely encounter fierce opposition from the governing bodies which are using such procedures to earn palm-greasing money.

OECD principles set as ruler to slash two third of current business conditions

Members of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Group believe that the global standards of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) would help Vietnam to cut unreasonable business conditions, reducing burden for enterprises.

“Unofficial costs” counted as being higher than loan interest rates annoying businesses

Both official and unofficial costs are becoming a burden for thousands of enterprises.

FDI after 30 years in Vietnam: The worst failure lesson drawn from Formosa

Formosa, a giant steel project in Ha Tinh central province causing the worst water pollution ever in Vietnam, is a failure of the country in attracting foreign investors, forcing it to draw lessons to change for more successes in the future.

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