New service fee needed to meet road maintenance costs: ministry

The Finance Ministry says a new service fee has to be levied to make up a major shortfall in meeting expressway maintenance costs. It says that state coffers can only cover 35-40 percent of the VND830 million ($35,700) needed to maintain each kilometer of expressways in the country. Given the budgetary constraints for maintaining them,

Báo chí Đông Nam Á ấn tượng với VinFast President

Tạp chí Hops của Indonesia đánh giá VinFast là một điển hình có thể học tập, trong khi tờ Asean Post của Malaysia cho rằng hãng xe Việt có tiềm năng phát triển. Sau màn ra mắt khách Việt đầu tháng này, VinFast President tạo nên sự thu hút của giới báo chí tại một

Covid-19 horror show continues for Vietnam cinemas

A dearth of releases and Covid-19 fears keep audiences away from cinemas, which are hoping for a revival after a long ordeal. As of September 9, Hollywood blockbuster “Tenet”, seen as a cinema savior amid the pandemic, has failed to help theaters get back on their feet. In 12 days since its release in Vietnam

Carriers up Da Nang flight frequency as Covid-19 outbreak eases

Vietnamese carriers will increase its flight frequency to Da Nang from Hanoi and HCMC starting Friday given the country’s Covid-19 situation improving. From Friday until September 15, national carrier Vietnam Airlines will operate two daily round trips from Hanoi and three from HCMC to Da Nang City, the epicenter of the country’s second Covid-19 outbreak

VinFast enters luxury segment with new SUV

Vietnamese automaker VinFast has launched a luxury SUV, the VinFast President, to take on global brands like Lexus and Mercedes. To cost VND4.6 billion ($198,200), the seven-seater looks similar to VinFast’s first SUV, the Lux SA2.0, but with more advanced technologies and frills like massage and heated seats. Its 420HP V8 engine could go from

Students build a Batmobile with eye on movie accessories

A group of students in Hanoi have tried to recreate the famous Batmobile of Batman with a limited VND 500 million ( $21,500) budget. Nguyen Dac Chung, a 23-year-old student of the Hanoi University of Architecture started building the automobile 10 months ago with his friends. They even hired some extra people to speed up the process. The