German parliamentarians visit Vietnam

(VOV) - A delegation of the German Bundestag (parliament) Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development led by MP Dagmar Wöhrl began a four-day visit to Vietnam, starting on April 23. The main goal of their working trip is to boost future development cooperation between Vietnam and Germany, especially in vocational training, energy generation, and the environment. They will inspect a vocational training project funded by a German business in Vietnam, and visit one of the World … [Read more...]

Cruise liner Hanseatic brings foreigners to Vietnam

(VOV) -The Hapag-Lloyd-operated ship Hanseatic, with 750 foreign passengers and crew members on board, docked at Phu Quoc island on April 23. World class cruise ship brings over 1,000 visitors to Hue Luxury cruise ship brings 3,000 foreigners to Vietnam Luxury cruise ship docks at Chan May port During the Vietnam tour, organised by Saigontourist, visitors, mostly Germans, left the ship, explored the island, and went shopping. This is the first time Hanseatic has travelled to Phu Quoc … [Read more...]

Airbus manufactures spare parts in Vietnam

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(VOV) -Airbus on April 23 announced it has selected Hanoi-based Nikkiso Vietnam Company to manufacture its aircraft spare parts in Vietnam. VietJetAir to finalise US$6.1 bln deal with Airbus VietJet Air receives new Airbus A320-200 Vietnam to manufacture Airbus spare parts Nikkiso will manufacture composite vertical bars and Sharklet's armor plates for A320s under sub-contracts with main supplier Sharklet - the Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD). Sharklet will help save fuel and is … [Read more...]

Rice exports to Africa slump in Q1

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(VOV) -Vietnam's rice exports to Africa faced numerous difficulties in the first quarter of this year due to competitive prices from Thailand and India. Rice exports to China continue to rise Rice exports earn high revenue Statistics show Thailand exported more than 1 million tonnes of rice to Africa in Q1 offering competitive prices of US$5-10 per tonne less than the Vietnamese rice. India and Pakistan continued to reap the advantages of transport costs, US$30-40 per tonne cheaper than … [Read more...]

Police break up trans-national drug trafficking ring

(VOV) - Vietnamese authorities have busted a large drug trafficking ring from Laos to Vietnam and then to China. 24,000 tablets of ecstasy seized in Son La Illegal transport of 22,000 ecstasy bills detected Ecstasy pill traffickers arrested in Son La Receiving information from local people that a large drug racket was operating in Tuong Duong and Do Luong districts in Nghe An province, Nam Dinh's police in coordination with the Marine Police Command and Drug Crime Investigation Department … [Read more...]

CIHBT – a pioneer in stem cell transplants in Vietnam

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(VOV) - The Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (CIHBT) has conducted 107 stem cell transplants since the first in June 2006, helping treat patients with deadly blood diseases. Success of first stem cell transplant highlighted First successful stem cell transplant in HCM City Stem cell transplants - bring light to the blind The CIHBT unveiled the figure at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 23, saying it is one of the pioneers in Vietnam in performing such transplants, and … [Read more...]

Argentina talks highlight Vietnam’s profile

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(VOV) - Vietnam's long history of struggles against foreign invasion, plight for national independence and recent road to development and integration was introduced in Buenos Aires on April 22. Vietnam attends Int'l Francophone Day in Argentina Argentina Week boosts cultural links Hanoi meeting marks Vietnam-Argentina ties The talks, co-organised by the Equilibrium Global Company, the Association of Spouses of Diplomats (ACAD), Argentina-based Spanish Viajes El Corte Ingles Travel Agent, … [Read more...]

Hanoi hosts Asian agriculture conference

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(VOV) - The third General Assembly of the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) met in Hanoi, on April 23, attracting representatives from AFACI member countries and international organizations. Food security for Southeast Asia on the menu Food security and farmer interests Agriculture restructuring enhances food security Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said the meeting focused discussion on policies and strategies to deal with … [Read more...]

Vietcombank sells VND1 trillion in non-performing loans in 2014

(VOV) - The Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) aims to control its non-performing loan (NPL) rate at 2.73% and sell VND1 trillion in NPLs to the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC). VAMC to purchase VND10 trillion of debts in Q1 How to settle bad debts? Bad debts are falling, says central bank … [Read more...]

Vietnamese journalists aim for Asian Journalism Awards

(VOV) - Journalists and media agencies can submit their works to participate in the Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA 2014) from April 22 to August 3, according to the Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists (VFEJ). The award, organised by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), aims to honour journalists who have made outstanding achievements in the environmental field. The VFEJ will help disseminate information on the prize and implement support activities. Ms Loh Xiao Juan … [Read more...]