International tourism is a significant driver of the Vietnamese economy, accounting for 9.2 percent of the country’s GDP in 2019 with a record 18 million foreign visitors, a 16.2 percent increase compared to the previous year. In a letter sent to the Prime Minister recently, the National Tourism Advisory Council (TAB) recommended that in order for Vietnam to avoid falling behind other competing countries in tourism attraction, it needs technical and policy solutions to draw back tourists in a timely manner. They argued that several of Vietnam’s international tourism competitors, such as Thailand, are already planning to reopen their borders in a safe way to support travel by business people, experts, and foreign tourists. The tourism industry is awaiting a quick recovery However, Hoang Nhan Chinh, Head of the TAB Secretariat, emphasized that welcoming back international visitors must be based on Vietnam’s ability to detect Covid-19 infection and handle such cases. At … [Read more...] about Vaccine passport: Can a simple QR code save Vietnamese tourism?
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Ex-leaders of State-owned steel firms stand trial The defedants at the first-instance trial that opened on April 12 The first-instance trial, held by the Hanoi People’s Court, is expected to last 10 days. Fourteen defendants were charged with “violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness” under Clause 3 of Article 360 in the 2015 Penal Code. They included Tran Trong Mung (born in 1949, former General Director of TISCO), Tran Van Kham (born in 1961, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of TISCO), Mai Van Tinh (born in 1952, former Chairman of the VNS Board of Directors), and Dau Van Hung (born in 1951, former General Director of VNS). Two former members of the VNS Board of Directors and three former members of the TISCO Board of Directors were accused of “lacking sense of responsibility, causing serious consequences” under Clause 3 of Article 360 in the 2015 Penal Code. According to … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 12
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Kindly Share This Story: By Anayo Okoli, Chinedu Adonu & Steve Oko Reactions have trailed Sunday’s formation of Ebubeagu as the Regional security outfit for the South East. Southeast Governors announced this after their meeting in Owerri, Imo State. A leading right group Intersociety, said the formation of the outfit was suspicious, as according to them, due to “the panicky and hurried announcement”. “Coming when all hopes have been lost from state actor angles, forcing most citizens of the region to place their hopes, expectations and solutions on the table of non state actors; we are very surprised to hear the sudden announcement. “Intersociety also doubts the sincerity and genuineness of the promoters of the new security outfit. “It is doubtful, too, whether critical indigenous stakeholders and other interest groups were duly consulted and carried along. The new outfit is most likely a baptism name given to the 2019 illegitimate and unpopular … [Read more...] about Reactions trail establishment of South East Ebubeagu regional security outfit
A judge has ordered Charter Communications to pay $19.2 million to Windstream for lying to customers in order to trick them into switching from Windstream to Charter's Spectrum Internet service. Charter also faces a $5,279 penalty for shutting off service to hundreds of Windstream's resale customers. When Windstream filed for bankruptcy in early 2019, Charter began a "literally false and intentionally misleading advertising campaign intended to create the impression, using mailings designed to seem as if they were coming from the Debtors [Windstream], that the Debtors were going out of business," said an order issued Thursday by Judge Robert Drain of US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Further Reading Windstream, ISP with 1 million customers, files for bankruptcy Charter's goal with the mailings "was to induce the Debtors' customers to terminate their contracts and switch to Charter by sending them literally false and intentionally misleading … [Read more...] about Charter must pay $19 million for tricking customers into switching ISPs