Arsenal revealed last month that they will become the first English Premier League club to play a game in Vietnam as part of their pre-season tour of Asia in July. Arsene Wenger’s side will play the Vietnam national team in the 40,000-seater My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Jul. 17.
In a seminar held last month in Ho Chi Chi Minh City, The HCMC Tourism Association continued to petition the authorities to retain the visa waiver scheme for nationals of seven countries — and in fact to expand it — and not to hike visa fees.
Revelations that Coca-Cola has not paid any tax after over a decade of operating in Vietnam has raised a wave of anger locally. The case is similar to the widespread furore which engulfed the UK after Starbucks also avoided tax payments despite profits over a long period.
Poor workers, students and labourers can buy their meals for just VND2,000 at Nu Cuoi 3 social dining shop at 298A Huynh Tan Phat, Q7. After the successful launch of Nu Cuoi 1 at 6 Ho Xuan Huong, Q3 and Nu Cuoi 2 at 46/22 Nguyen Ngoc Nhut, Tan Phu eight months ago, this is the third food shop in the project Tro giup suat an gia re (supporting meals at low prices) by the Ho Chi Minh City Charity Foundation, an organisation that has received sponsorship from benefactors to cover the VND12,000 extra for each meal.
Processed cashew nut products will be sold directly to supermarkets in the US in the near future, marking the first time that local cashew brands have reached American consumers.
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have rejected a proposal to ban sales of beer and wine after 10pm — not surprisingly, as it would destroy the local economy. This is despite growing issues policing the streets after dark and dealing with drink driving.
Microsoft announced last month that support for Windows XP — which it is believed to have surfaced in the late 19th century, but due to some technical issues is still being used by millions around the globe — will end on Apr. 8, 2014.