Troi Oi – June 2016

The country in numbers 25% of Vietnamese children under five are anemic, according to data released by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). These children suffer from the condition due to the lack of iron in their blood, affecting their physical development, NIN Vice-Director Nguyen Thi Lam said. She added that people living in mountainous … Read more

Troi Oi – April 2016

The country in numbers 5800 households along canals in Ho Chi Minh City are expected to be relocated in advance of a major aquatic environment improvement project. The primary goal of this third phase is to dredge the Doi and Te canals and upgrade 13.5 kilometers of roadway that run alongside them. The improvements hope … Read more

Troi Oi – March 2016

The country in numbers: 12,456 businesses shutdown in January, according to The General Statistics Office. Economist Pham Chi Lan said private businesses in Vietnam are operating under too much pressure and estimated the government takes 40.8 percent of their profits through taxes and various fees, leaving little to reinvest in development and training. “They can … Read more

Troi Oi! January 2016 Edition

USD70-USD100 per kilogram for one Da Lak farmer’s “elephant coffee,” which will be distributed throughout the country starting 2016. Dang Nang Long, who owns the largest herd of domestic elephants in Vietnam’s central highlands region, discovered that his elephants enjoyed ripened coffee beans when taking them to graze in the forest. Initially, he thought nothing … Read more

Troi Oi: Vietnamese news roundup in October

USD25 will be the new fee for single entry visas, down from USD45, as the government seeks to boost tourism. Multi-entry visas will drop from USD95 to USD50, while longer-term visas will range from USD95 – USD155. The figures were announced on the finance ministry’s website on October 13, and the changes will go into … Read more

Troi Oi: The country in numbers

90 people get rabies vaccination every day in Ho Chi Minh City. The city saw 16,410 people bitten by domestic animals and then inoculated against rabies during the first six months of the year, with an average of 90 people given rabies injections per day. Over 3,600 of the victims were children, according to the … Read more