Exports of textiles and garments were worth $19.8 billion last year, a rise of 16.9 per cent and accounting for 15 per cent of the country’s total export.
Export of textile and garment feedstock topped $900 million.
Viet Nam’s major export markets are the US, Europe, Japan, and South Korea.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Meat supply to meet Tet demand
Livestock supply is expected to meet the demand during Tet (Lunar New Year), while poultry meat and egg could exceed demand, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Livestock Production Department.
Tin Tuc (News)
Phu Yen promotes tourism in Ha Noi
The Tourism Association of Phu Yen Province has apprised travel companies in Ha Noi about the tourist attractions and products and accommodation options in the province.
The central province hopes to welcome around 750,000 visitors this year and increase the number of quality rooms to 2,800 and the room occupancy rate to 60 per cent.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
VN – UK trade exceeds annual target
Trade between Viet Nam and the UK last year was worth $4.3 billion compared to the target of $4 billion, according to the seventh UK – Viet Nam Joint Economic and Trade Committee.
Viet Nam exports coffee, footwear, furniture, TV sets, and mobile phones to the UK and imports medicines, automobiles, and hydraulic machinery.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Ha Noi earmarks $2b for waste water plants
Ha Noi will build 19 waste water collection and treatment plants by 2020 at a cost of VND42 trillion (US$2 billion).
More than VND19 trillion ($901 million) of this will come from official development loans, VND4.3 trillion from the Government, and VND19 trillion from other sources.
The Saigon Times Daily