Opinion

Money troubles: searching for a dollar

Money troubles: searching for a dollar

Since the new monetary policies of Vietnam's state bank have become strictly enforced, US dollars are hard to come by.

Eve of retirement appointments plague Vietnam

Many state officials have tried to appoint and promote as many people as possible just before their retirement no matter if the position is full or not.

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Asset declarations still ineffective in anti-corruption fight

It is of no surprise to see state officials in Vietnam own lots of land and houses. It is of no surprise either to see they always report nothing in their asset declarations.

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Choosing better ways of expressing patriotism

The recent introduction of the Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units has proved to be a good incident to test the patriotism of Vietnamese people.

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Nepotism mars public life

Children and relatives of officials being promoted at a rapid rate at state agencies are nothing new in Vietnam and it is actually becoming more common.

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Ensuring sustainability of the fisheries sector

The newly-appointed US ambassador to Vietnam Dan Kritenbrink has written an exclusive article for DTInews on ensuring the sustainability of the fisheries sector.

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Hanoi authorities save huge amounts after project reviews

A Hanoi railway project's cost has fallen by VND5.8trn (USD256m) after a review proved that estimates for many projects weren’t accurate.

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Nepotism in civil service appointments

A government report sent to the on-going third session of the 14th National Assembly has raised concern about rampant nepotism at state agencies with 58 cases in nine provinces and cities.

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