Normal service resumed at border gate after shooting

Normal service has been resumed after the shooting at Bac Phong Sinh border gate (Photo:VNA)

(VOV) - The situation has returned to normal at Bac Phong Sinh border gate in the northern province of Quang Ninh following the April 18 shooting. Quang Ninh shooting not a terrorist attack Seven people were killed in the assault, including five illegal Chinese immigrants and two Vietnamese border guards. Provincial authorities instructed relevant agencies to take control of the situation to ensure social stability and the lives of border guards and people there. They confirmed the … [Read more...]

No bad effects from EU-Vietnam forest law deal

Improving forest law enforcement priority Speaking at an April 18 consultation seminar on the pending agreement, Nguyen Tuong Van, Deputy Director of VAF's Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation made clear that the content of the agreement does not surpass the EU Timber Regulations that took effect last March. Therefore, the FLEGT/VPA will not raise production costs while helping businesses raise their governance capacity. According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture … [Read more...]

HCM City, Guangxi promote renewable energy

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(VOV) - Experts from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City and China's Guangxi province gathered at a seminar, on April 18, to discuss energy technology transfer between the two localities. Vietnam-Korea technology transfer centre inaugurated Vietnam-RoK strengthen technology transfer Italy funds technology transfer project The seminar is part of a cooperative agreement between the two localities' Departments of Science and Technology to share real experience in solar energy technology application and … [Read more...]

HCM City, Guangxi promote technology transfer

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(VOV) - Experts from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City and China's Guangxi province gathered at a seminar, on April 18, to discuss energy technology transfer between the two localities. Vietnam-Korea technology transfer centre inaugurated Vietnam-RoK strengthen technology transfer Italy funds technology transfer project The seminar is part of a cooperative agreement between the two localities' Departments of Science and Technology to share real experience in solar energy technology application and … [Read more...]

WB improves sanitary conditions for Red River residents

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(VOV) - A safe water supply and rural sanitation project, funded by the World Bank (WB), is being implemented in eight Red River Delta provinces from 2013-2017. WB-funded water supply project successful WB supports rural water supply programme The project aims to help local people in Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, Quang Ninh, Hanoi, Ha Nam and Thanh Hoa access safe water supply and rural sanitation services sustainably and effectively. At a meeting with the WB working delegation … [Read more...]

Quang Ninh shooting not a terrorist attack

(VOV) - A group of Chinese residents attempting to enter Vietnam illegally stole guns and fired at on-duty Vietnamese border guards in the northern border province of Quang Ninh on April 18. Local authorities confirmed seven people were killed in the assault, including five Chinese nationals and two Vietnamese border guards. Four other Vietnamese border guards were seriously injured. Vietnamese authorities quickly controlled the situation and handed over the detained suspects and dead bodies … [Read more...]

Int’l handicrafts fair attracts foreign businesses

(VOV) - Businesses from 12 countries are exhibiting their handicrafts, timber products and souvenirs at an international fair which opened in HCM City on April 18. Handicrafts in Vietnam need creative spark Int'l Furniture & Handicraft Fair welcomes 100 businesses Vietnam attends seminar on Indian handicrafts Of particular interest are displays of distinctive handicraft products from Vietnam's Central Highlanders and the latest products from French and Swiss designers. The fair also … [Read more...]

Trade with Mexico expands nearly 40%

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(VOV) - Vietnam's exports to Mexico grew by 37.25% to US$235.75 million in the first quarter of 2014, meeting 26.2% of this year's target. Key export items were footwear, seafood, garment, electronic components, coffee, and means of transport, with footwear topping the list, accounting for 28.38% of total export revenue. Products attaining high growth included computers, electronics and components (US$31.07 million, up 87.19%) and garments (US$26.72 million, up 84.36%). However, … [Read more...]

Japan invests in high-tech steel making

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(VOV) - Japan's Kawada Group will invest in Vietnam's Thanh Long Steel Company based in Hung Yen province to produce high-tech steel in Vietnam. Steel imports rise in first quarter US$50 million steel factory inaugurated Steel Corporation boosts production in 2014 Group President Tadahiro Kawada revealed the plan at a working session with managers of Thanh Long Steel Company on April 17. Kawada spoke highly of Thanh Long's potential and capacity for a specific cooperation agreement on … [Read more...]

Businesses seek to penetrate Middle East market

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(VOV) - Businesses are advised to study the cultural tradition, religious customs and political system of the Middle East if they want to successfully break into this potential market. Addressing an April 18 seminar in HCM City, Tran Quang Huy, a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), revealed Middle East countries have a high import demand for food, agricultural products, seafood and consumer goods, creating a great chance for Vietnamese businesses. Huy, who is head … [Read more...]