Trade fair helps boost commerce with Cambodia

As many as 100 businesses from the Mekong Delta are featuring their products at a border trade fair underway in southern An Giang province, seeking trade opportunities with Cambodian partners. The week-long Khanh Binh border gate fair attracted some 10,000 residents living along the border between An Giang and the Cambodian province of Kandal on its first day on April 9. A wide range of consumer products, handicrafts, and goods for agricultural production are on display at 100 pavilions. Co-organised by the An Giang Trade and Investment Promotion Centre and the Saigon Investment Promotion and Cultural Development Company (Saigon IPC), the event aims to fully exploit the economic potential of the Khanh Binh border gate. At the beginning of this year, the two Governments kick-started the construction of a 40 million USD bridge to connect An Giang with Kandal. Once finished, the work will help further enhance economic development in border areas and two-way trade.-VNA … [Read more...]

Trade fair helps to promote ties with Cambodia

The opening ceremony of the Cam-Viet Fair 2011

The second Cambodia-Vietnam trade and investment fair (Cam-Viet Fair 2011) opened in Kampot town, 150 km east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Aug. 24. On display at the five-day event, held by the Sai Gon Investment Promotion and Cultural Development Company (Saigon IPC), are garments and textiles, leather, food, medicines, cosmetics, household utensils, home decorations and services. Addressing the opening ceremony, Saigon IPC Director Nguyen Duc Nghi, head of the fair's organising board, said the event aims to raise position held by Vietnamese products and businesses in Cambodia. The fair offers a chance for the two countries' businesses to exchange experience in production while helping them expand distribution channels and approach consumers, he said. Ung Mien Hua, a representative from local authorities, expressed his hope that the event would contribute to enhancing traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation as well as economic, trade and investment ties between … [Read more...]

Social News 4/11

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Vietnam plans World Day of Road Traffic Victims Vietnam is planning a series of events to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (November 16), the third of its kind to be held in Vietnam. From November 3-8, the National Committee for Traffic Safety will set up five working groups which will visit the families of road traffic victims in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the northern provinces of Lao Cai and Yen Bai, the central provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, and Can Tho city and Vinh Long in the south. … [Read more...]

An Giang province, Cambodian localities establish twin villages

The southern province of An Giang and the Cambodian province of Takeo twinned their border villages, making it easier for locals to provide mutual support. An Nong and An Phu communes and Tinh Bien town in Vietnam are twinned with Phnum Den, Xom and Kom Nop communes in Cambodia's Kirivong district. The signing ceremony in An Giang on November 3 is part of a memorandum of understanding between the Chairman of the provincial People's Committee and the Governor of Takeo province. From now on, the two sides will be able to coordinate trade and cultural exchanges better in order to increase mutual understanding.-VNA … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Cambodia to build bridge next year

Le Anh Work will begin next January on the Long Binh-Chrey Thom Bridge linking Vietnam's southern province of An Giang and the Cambodian province of Kandal. To facilitate the construction of the bridge, authorities of the two sides will simplify immigration procedures for construction workers and exempt machinery and equipment from export and import tariffs. When in place, the bridge will provide the shortest linkage between Phnom Penh and the Mekong Delta, thus stimulating bilateral economic and trade cooperation. The project is part of a credit agreement signed by the two governments during the Vietnam visit last week by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Secretary of State from the Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport Sokhom Pheakavanmony proposed building a Vietnam-Cambodia railway, and economic and trade areas around the bridge. Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The agreed at the railway project, saying this … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 30

The implementation of a strategy on ethnic affairs until 2020 was launched at a national conference in Hanoi on December 28, during which, ministries, agencies and localities across the country were assigned with key tasks to realise the set goals.

Expanded Noi Bai-Terminal T1 inaugurated The expanded Terminal T1 of Noi Bai International Airport was officially put into operation on December 29. Terminal T1 was inaugurated in 2001 with a design capacity of serving 6 million passengers per year. However, a two-fold increase in numbers of passengers in recent times forced the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to upgrade the terminal. The expanded project was built on 25,000 sq.m by ACV at a cost of VND500 billion. It included five departure and two arrival gates. The same day, nearly 3,000 Jetstar Pacific passengers had their customs procedures cleared at the new expanded terminal. Jetstar Pacific General Director Le Hong Ha said the new terminal helps save time for procedure clearance and improve the quality of services. Three die in boat accident Three women were killed in a boat accident in Tam Ky City in the central province of Quang Nam yesterday. The boat was carrying six people when it sank in the My Cang River … [Read more...]

Work on Long Binh – Chrey Thom bridge to start

Construction of the Long Binh - Chrey Thom Bridge linking the southern province of An Giang and the Cambodian province of Kandal will start next January on the occasion of the 35 th anniversary of Cambodia 's Victory Day. An agreement to this effect was signed by representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport and the Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport in Ho Chi Minh City on December 27, as part of a credit deal signed between the two Governments on December 26. Once completed, the bridge will provide the shortest route connecting Phnom Penh capital in Cambodia and Vietnam 's borderline, thus stimulating economic and trade growth on both sides. Secretary of State from the Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport Sokhom Pheakavanmony proposed that in addition to the bridge, the two countries should collaborate to build surrounding economic and trade areas, a Vietnam - Cambodia railway and other key transport facilities. Deputy Minister of … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Cambodia provinces to boost cooperation

Officials from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang and the Cambodian provinces of Ta Keo and Kandal met in Chau Doc town on July 19 to review the results of co-operation in the first half of 2010 and discuss ways to strengthen ties in the second half of the year. Both sides noted with pleasure the positive results achieved in a wide range of fields, including border security, the economy, commerce, agriculture, culture, tourism, health care, transport, border demarcation and marker planting, and in the search and repatriation of the remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia. Concerned agencies from the three provinces have regularly maintained the exchange of information, conducted joint patrols to protect the shared border, and worked to prevent and combat crime. The officials discussed measures to further boost cooperation in the remaining months of 2010, focusing on maintaining social order and security along the common border, … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Cambodia provinces to step up cooperation

Officials from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang and the Cambodian provinces of Ta Keo and Kandal met in Chau Doc town on July 19 to review cooperation results in the first half of 2010 and discuss ways to boost cooperative ties in the second half of the year. Both sides noted with pleasure the positive results achieved in a wide range of fields, including border security, the economy, commerce, agriculture, culture, tourism, health care, transport, border demarcation and marker planting, and in the search and repatriation of the remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia . … [Read more...]

Wednesday August 26, 2015

(VOVworld) - I’m reading an interesting letter from 61-year-old Lauri Niemi of Finland. He lives in a Helsinki surburb called Laajasalo, which actually is an island in the Gulf of Finland. "This is a quiet, green place to live. I’m recently divorced so I have a lot of time for my radio hobby. Besides D’Xing and radio I collect books. DX-ing or trying to catch foreign radio stations, has been my main hobby since 1968. That is 46 years now. In that time I have heard and identified about 1,200 stations from 205 countries." B: There’s a photo of Lauri sitting in front of his huge book collection. Wow, such a treasure. Lauri said he and his friends bought one sq.km of lakes, ponds, creeks, and swamp. The place is called Aihkiniemi, which means "the Old Pine Cabin". On this lot they put up 11 antennas, each 700 to 1,000 m long. A: Your photos and DVD show us an amazing place. I’m very curious to see your listening facilities, including the antennas you … [Read more...]

Foreign suppliers may have to build seed factories in Vietnam

Vietnam's agriculture ministry is drafting a circular on genetically modified organisms, requiring foreign suppliers of the plants for local farmers to build seed factories within four to five years since getting their licenses, news website Saigon Times Online recently reported. The rule is meant to prevent Vietnamese farmers from relying on imported seeds and allow the government to manage GMO issues better, the website quoted an unnamed source as saying. Over the past year, the ministry licensed at least four genetically-modified corn varieties to be commercially cultivated in Vietnam. An undated photo of a farmer harvesting genetically-modified corn in the Mekong Delta. Photo credit: Saigon Times Online Three of them which are engineered for animal feeding processing are imported by Swiss agribusiness Syngenta, and the other brought in by Delkab Vietnam, a subsidiary of US mega-corporation Monsanto. Commenting on the ministry's rule, Pham Duc Tuan, Syngenta's manager of legal … [Read more...]

Site lists Mekong Delta one of 10 best destinations

HA NOI (VNS) — Rough Guides, the UK publisher of travel and reference guides, has cited Viet Nam as one of 10 best-value destinations across the world. "At the end of its epic journey through the heart of Indochina, the coffee-brown Mekong River splits, sloshing seawards through Viet Nam. A pocketful of dong still goes a very long way in this delta region, and although the fertile plains and waterways are a riot of vivid colours and flavours, with endless opportunities for exploring by motorbike and boat, the area still sees surprisingly few foreign tourists," the guide said. Others include Thailand, Egypt, South Africa, Uruguay, Cuba, Gambia, Prague in the Czech Republic, Greece and Guatemala. — VNS … [Read more...]

Mekong bridge cuts travel time

My Loi Bridge connecting southern Long An and Tien Giang provinces will be opened tomorrow after 20 months of construction work. — Photo news.zing.vn HCM CITY (VNS) — The My Loi bridge linking the two southern provinces of Long An and Tien Giang, which opens to traffic tomorrow (Saturday), will reduce the distance to the latter province from HCM City to 25km, or just a fourth of the current distance. The 2.6km bridge over the Vam Co River, which links national highway No 50 in Can Duoc district, Long An, and Go Cong town in Tien Giang, cost VND1.4 trillion (US$61.2 million) to build under the build-operation-transfer model. It has a width of 12m and two lanes for cars and motorbikes and two for bicycles. Until the bridge was built, residents of Go Cong were forced to take National Highway No 1 or the HCM City - Trung Luong Expressway to HCM City, a distance of 100km, if they wanted to travel by road, or take the My Loi ferry. According the Ministry of Transport's … [Read more...]

Foreign suppliers of GMO may have to build seed factories in Vietnam

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An undated photo of a farmer harvesting genetically-modified corn in the Mekong Delta. Photo credit: Saigon Times Online Vietnam's agriculture ministry is drafting a circular on genetically modified organisms, requiring foreign suppliers of the plants for local farmers to build seed factories within four to five years since getting their licenses, news website Saigon Times Online recently reported. The rule is meant to prevent Vietnamese farmers from relying on imported seeds and allow the government to manage GMO issues better, the website quoted an unnamed source as saying. Over the past year, the ministry licensed at least four genetically-modified corn varieties to be commercially cultivated in Vietnam. Three of them which are engineered for animal feeding processing are imported by Swiss agribusiness Syngenta, and the other brought in by Delkab Vietnam, a subsidiary of US mega-corporation Monsanto. Commenting on the ministry's rule, Pham Duc Tuan, Syngenta's manager of legal … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Rights, Voices and Choices Promoted

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Oxfam Vietnam recently released a report titled "Understand farmer’s cooperation and linkage in agricultural production to promote farmers’ rights, voices, and choices: Findings and Policy recommendations". Research conducted by Oxfam and the Institute of Research and Consultancy on Development in three provinces of Vietnam, each of which has regionally specific features of agricultural production and demonstrates market differences, Ninh Binh (representative of the Red River Delta area), Lam Dong (Central Highlands region) and Dong Thap (Mekong Delta region). The report covered 360 households participating in cooperatives and collaborative groups. The Department of Cooperatives and Rural Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Coalition for Farmers' Rights and Effectiveness of Vietnamese Agriculture co-organised to launch the report. Policies’ enactment and enforcement are overlapping and inefficient Promoting sustainable farmers’ … [Read more...]

Sao Mai An Giang: Achieving Two Ends with Single Effort

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Not only being very successful in construction, real estate and fisheries, Sao Mai An Giang Group has also quickly affirmed its name in the food industry with premium fish oil, Ranee. The success of this new product not only helps Sao Mai get closer to consumers, but also solve inherent difficulties of the agricultural sector.Extracting DHA from freshwater catfish In a press meeting, Mr Le Thanh Thuan, Chairman and CEO of Sao Mai An Giang Group, said agricultural production in our country is wasteful. When we grow rice, we primarily take grain rather than by-products like husk, bran and straw. Similarly, in pangasius farming, we only take fillet, accounting for 30 percent, for export, while the rest is thrown away. Thus, the real value of pangasius is significantly reduced. He had spent a lot of time to find ways to raise the value of pangasius. Scientific studies on fish fat at the National Institute of Nutrition under the Ministry of Health interested him. These studies inspired … [Read more...]

LSMtron Company (Korea) found investment opportunities in Can Tho city

Mr. Tran Thanh Man welcomed Director of LSMtron Company.

In the morning of August 26, 2015, Mr. Tran Thanh Man, member of the Party Central Committee, Can Tho Party Secretary and leaders of some departments, branches welcomed and worked with LSMtron Agriculture Machine Production Company (LSMtron Company) in Can Tho city. Mr. Woo Gyeong Yeon, CEO Director of tractor field, said that he came to Can Tho this time, his company wants to find investment opportunities in order to build an agricultural machine production factory in Can Tho city. For company investment orientations, Mr. Woo Gyeong Yeon said after finding an investment location, the company will implement in each period, first of all, the company will invest in agricultural machine production factory, then it forms other parts. Along with Can Tho city, the group also explored cooperation opportunities in a number of other provinces, cities. The company wishes city leaders and the departments, branches concern to support the company the best incentive policies, especially the … [Read more...]

Images: Tram Chim in the flood season

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VietNamNet Bridge – Located in Tam Nong district of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, Tram Chim National Park boasts a rich biodiversity, becoming the world’s 2000th Ramsar site in 2012. Established in 1985, the 7,313-hectare Tram Chim became a national park in 1998 and then the fourth Ramsar site in Vietnam. The park’s plentiful green vegetation is inhabited by more than 130 species of higher plants featuring six main types of floristic societies. Water life in the park is also bustling with over 150 species of freshwater fish, with some listed in Vietnam’s Red Book like clown featherback fish, common archerfish and giant barbs, nearly 180 algae species, 26 epifauna species, 350 species of plankton and 34 species of amphibian. Tram Chim is home to 198 bird species, including 16 rare ones such as red-headed cranes, black-faced spoonbills, black eagles, great-billed herons and spotted-billed pelicans. It has been recognised as an important bird … [Read more...]

Agricultural exports continue decline

Ly Son garlic, a specialty from the central province of Quang Ngai (Illustrative photo: SGGP)

Agricultural, forestry and fishery export turnover was estimated to reach US$2.38 billion in August taking the total number to US$19.31 billion in the first eight months this year, a 4.8 percent year on year decline, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday. The group of main export farm produces reduced an average of 7.7 percent. The sharpest drop was from coffee with 33.1 percent, rubber 10.2 percent, rice 13.1 percent and seafood 17.5 percent. The export turnover decreased most from US market with 29.4 percent. Only forestry products still posted a growth rate of 8.2 percent. Export difficulties have continued slowing rice market in the Mekong Delta. Summer autumn rice price has slightly inched up because of rushing-up bran price. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese baby released from hospital after miracle recovery from stab attack

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Duong Minh Phat in the arms of a doctor at the HCMC Children's Hospital No. 1 on Thursday morning. Photo: Doc Lap A newborn baby, who was stabbed 11 centimeters through his brain by a stranger, was discharged from a Ho Chi Minh City hospital on Thursday morning. Duong Minh Phat, now one-month old, is in stable condition and is just as healthy as other babies, according to the HCMC Children’s Hospital No. 1. The boy’s wound has healed. No infections or convulsions have been reported. He can be breastfed and his weight increased from 3.5 kilograms to 3.7 kilograms over the past three weeks. A 2-cm blood clot in his brain has become smaller. At around 3 a.m. on August 8, Nguyen Thi Van, 51, a native of Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta, allegedly stabbed the boy in the head with a knife at a hospital in neighboring Vinh Long Province. The woman previously came to the hospital and allegedly told people that she was in a charity mission. She then asked Vo Thi Hong … [Read more...]