Vietnam 

Districts collect opinions on handling violations at Linh Đàm, Kim Văn-Kim Lũ projects – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Thousands of apartment owners have lived there for many years without a red book as the state offices said this project is not eligible for the red book. Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI – Hoàng Mai District in Hà Nội has collected proposals from buyers on handling violations in construction and the granting of red books at apartment projects in Linh Đàm and Kim Văn-Kim Lũ urban areas invested by the Mường Thanh Group. Thousands of apartment owners have lived there for many years without a red book as the…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam gathers opinions on direct power purchase agreement – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Participants at the Public Consultation Workshop on DPPA Design and Pilot Planning for Việt Nam. — Photo World Bank HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the US Embassy on Wednesday introduced a proposal for a Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA) in Việt Nam. This new policy is expected to allow businesses in Việt Nam to procure electricity directly from private firms producing renewable energy and enable them to power their operations with 100 per cent renewable energy. During the development of this innovative mechanism, the…

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Singapore 

Difficult to distinguish between facts and opinions at times, say MPs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – In 2017, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) gave data showing a sharp rise in people receiving ComCare aid between 2012 and 2015 and it led to an online comment that this was “the worst poverty result ever officially reported in Singapore”. MSF responded that this was “not true”, explaining that the growth in ComCare recipients reflects more generous social welfare policies. Nominated MP Walter Theseira view this as a difference of opinion based on the same facts and not a falsehood, so he urged caution…

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