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. … [Read more...]

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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, … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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, … [Read more...]

Vietnam urged to protect Intellectual Property

Vietnam needs to pay attention to the protection of intellectual property (IP) on the domestic market since this is a crucial feature of a market economy and international integration. The issue was highlighted at a national conference on Intellectual Property in the Mekong Delta province Bac Lieu on October 30. The function was attended by 300 delegates from a number of institutes, universities, and businesses. A National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) report under the Ministry of … [Read more...]

Vietnam firms now opt to sell seafood for export in local supermarkets

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High-quality seafood, such as shrimp and fish, has appeared more often in many supermarkets in Vietnam as more local firms specializing in producing seafood for export are turning to the domestic market. Nguyen Anh Tuyet, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City's Binh Thanh District, has bought tra fish, or pangasius, at a food store on District 2's Thao Dien Street and squid at a shop on District 3's Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street for the last six months. What both products have in common is that they were … [Read more...]

South considers solar energy to power water-supply plants in rural areas

VietNamNet Bridge - Solar energy is expected be used provide clean water supply in southern rural areas, where the national electricity grid still cannot reach. Reviewing the results of a renewable energy project, Pham Van Quynh, deputy director of the Can Tho provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said solar energy had proved to be an effective solution to ensuring a sufficient supply of water to rural areas. The energy is used to power water-supply stations' pumping … [Read more...]

Special products club opens in Can Tho

The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Can Tho city chapter on Tuesday launched a special products club (Mekong SP Club) to help local firms promote their products and expand sales. The club currently has 60 members all making handicrafts, foodstuff, or natural products. Nhan Dan (The People) Mekong Delta mills pay less for sugarcane Sugar plants in the Mekong Delta have cut sugarcane purchase prices by VND50 per kilogramme due to large sugar inventories. Phung Hiep sugar factory … [Read more...]

Social News 30/10

USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health to visit Vietnam Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will pay a working visit to Vietnam from October 30 to November 1. During his time in Ho Chi Minh City, Dr. Pablos-Mendez will attend the launch of new USAID health initiative that encourages local private sector investment and an enhanced commercial market important to Vietnam's HIV response. He will then … [Read more...]

Erosion in Mekong Delta worsens

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VietNamNet Bridge - Houses, production land, protective forests and embankment works have been swept away by sea water, and some fear the Ca Mau Cape disappear in the future because of continued landslides. Dr. To Van Thanh from the Southern Water Resources Institute said reports showed that sea had been encroaching on land at eastern, western and Nam Can estuaries. A report from the Ca Mau provincial People's Committee released in April showed that 40 kilometers of the coastline have suffered … [Read more...]

PM Dung welcomes former Japanese Prime Minister

PM Nguyen Tan Dung receives former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama in Hanoi.

(VOVworld)- Vietnam pledges to undertake maximum efforts together with Japan to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership for the benefit of the two peoples, as well as peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and beyond, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama at a reception in Hanoi on Wednesday. The Vietnamese Government leader welcomed the guest on his visit to Vietnam to attend the 2014 Asian-Oceania Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) ICT Summit, … [Read more...]

Press digest – October 29

PM: Public debt remains within limit PM Nguyen Tan Dung announced that public debt remains below the safety limit of 65% of gross domestic product (GDP), and will sink to 60.2% by 2020. Up to 98% of public debt is spent on development projects, which is entirely in line with the national public debt strategy, the PM told cabinet members at their monthly meeting in Ha Noi. To pay off debt, the Government will set aside just under 25% of the total spending budget. By 2020, 19.5% of the budget … [Read more...]

PM greets former Japanese PM

HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam would take maximum effort to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership with Japan, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday. The Vietnamese leader welcomed the guest on a visit to attend the summit of the 2014 Asian-Oceania Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) on information and communication technology (ICT). Dung said Viet Nam considered ICT as an innovative approach to increasing productivity, … [Read more...]

PM receives former Japanese PM

PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) receives former Japanese PM Hatoyama Yukio, Ha Noi, October 29, 2014 - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

VGP - Viet Nam attaches importance to the Strategic Partnership with Japan and will do its utmost to promote the relations more sustainably for the sake of the two nations and contributing to global and regional peace and prosperity. PM Nguyen Tan Dung made that statement at his reception for former Japanese PM Hatoyama Yukio on October 29. … [Read more...]

Vietnam suspends website for dissing Hai Phong girls

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Baomoi and Megafun have been fined for publishing a story with discriminatory content. The Ministry of Information and Communications has ordered a website to shut down for a month for carrying a piece written that denigrates the women of the northern port city of Hai Phong. Megafun, a website owned by VASC Software and Media Company - an affiliate of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), was also fined VND60 million (US$2,680). According to Hoang Vinh Bao, director of the … [Read more...]

Mekong Delta, RoK boost economic ties

The ongoing establishment of the Mekong Delta Development Institute is expected to strengthen economic, social and scientific-technological cooperation between the region and the Republic of Korea , Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam said in a workshop in Can Tho city on October 29. He said local authorities hoped Korean experts will play an active role in driving the friendship between the two countries forward, pledging to create favourable conditions for … [Read more...]

Prime Minister welcomes former Japanese PM

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (right) welcomes former Japanese PMYukio Hatoyama (Photo: VNA) Vietnam pledges to undertake maximum efforts together with Japan to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership for the benefit of the two peoples, as well as peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and beyond, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama at a reception in Hanoi on October 29. The Vietnamese Government leader welcomed the guest on his visit to Vietnam to … [Read more...]