Crop restructure, new tech application prove effective

Vietnam is paying special attention to crop restructuring and the application of science and technology to agricultural production to increase the values of exports including rice as agriculture is considered an important corner-stone of its economy, a radio report said. The application of advance technologies and mechanisation should be promoted in agricultural production, The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) said. Apart from increasing the value of rice, seeking more outlets, and ensuring profits … [Read more...]

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Economy: Vietnam’s long-term strategy for rice production for export

Growing watermelons in rice fields is another successful model of crop restructuring bringing in high productivity and earnings.

(VOVworld) -Agriculture is considered an important corner-stone of Vietnam's economy, especially set against the difficulties caused by the global economic crisis. Because of this Vietnam is paying special attention to crop restructuring and the application of science and technology to agricultural production to increase the values of export items including rice. Farmers in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam's biggest rice granary, had a bumper harvest from the 2013 - 2014 winter-spring … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 26

Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vice President Don Tuan Phonghas awarded SOS Children Villages International President SiddhatharKaulthe"For Peace and Friendship among Nations" insignia.

Honouring President of SOS Children Villages International Addressing a December 24 ceremony in Hanoi,Phong outlined Kaul's valuable contributions to humanitarian and development activities in Vietnam. Kaul happily accepted the VUFO's honour and thanked the relevant Vietnamese agencies for their proactive support and cooperation. He expressed his optimism regarding the success of future efforts on behalf of disadvantaged Vietnamese children. From 1988 to 2012, Kaul devoted himself to the … [Read more...]

Can Tho improves access to clean water for poor households

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is building several water supply works to help 95 percent of poor local households access clean water by 2020. According to the municipal Centre for Clean Water and Environmental Sanitation for Rural Areas, a project to construct a 2,600 cu.m per day supply system is underway in the city. The project, scheduled to be completed in 2014, has a total investment of 1.6 million USD, including 0.5 million USD from the Republic of Korea Government . It is … [Read more...]

Japan supports Vietnam’s education, health

The Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on December 17 signed a contract to provide non-refundable aid worth 853,200 USD for eight education and health projects in Vietnam. Under the contract, the sum will be used for the construction of four primary schools in Binh Thuan, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh provinces, and the provision of medical equipment to three hospitals in Hau Giang, Dong Thap and Binh Phuoc provinces. A project to build a water supply system in Vinh Binh commune, Vinh … [Read more...]

Japan aids Vietnam’s education, health

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on December 17 signed a contract to provide non-refundable aid worth 853,200 USD for eight education and health projects in Vietnam. Under the contract, the sum will be used for the construction of four primary schools in Binh Thuan, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh provinces, and the provision of medical equipment to three hospitals in Hau Giang, Dong Thap and Binh Phuoc provinces. A project to build a water supply system in Vinh Binh commune, … [Read more...]

Foreign footwear companies eager for TPP

In only the four months from June to September, Korea's Chang Shin Vietnam, producing Nike sports shoes, started work on two projects valued at $12 million to expand production in southern province of Dong Nai.

Foreign invested enterprises in the footwear sector are likely to rejoice after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes into effect, planned for next year. The company's general director Jin Woo Bang said, "With its advantages in material, workforce, high production capacity, and product quality, our global partner Nike group decided to shift massive volume production from Indonesia and China to Vietnam in 2014, and this is likely to further increase in the ensuing years." Another … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 9

Philippine passenger seized for cocaine trafficking Customs officers at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport on December 7 seized a Filipino national carrying 3.6kg of cocaine into Vietnam. Kamacho Sillo Emmanul landed at Noi Bai airport after flying from Sao Paulo (Brazil) and transiting in Singapore. He was investigated after a large amount of white crystalline powder contained in 18 packages was found in his luggage. The packages were hidden in stockings. Relevant agencies confiscated … [Read more...]

Japan helps Vietnam improve education, healthcare services

(VOV) - Japan finances five infrastructure projects in Vietnam Japan increases medical services in Mekong Delta The aid will be used to implement eight projects on upgrading and building schools and hospitals in a number of localities in Vietnam. Of the total, US$115,412 will be granted to the central coastal province of Binh Thuan to build Duc Tin primary school in Duc Linh district, and US$104,051 to the Central Highland province of Lam Dong to build Bao Thuan primary school in Di Linh … [Read more...]

Namkung collects yellow jersey

Gold standard: South Korean Namkung Soyoung celebrates after winning the overal yellow jersey at the International Women's Cycling Tournament on Saturday. — VNS Photo Hai Van

HA NOI (VNS)— South Korean Namkung Soyoung won the final stage and overall yellow jersey of the International Women's Cycling Tournament on Saturday. Namkung completed the 67km stage from Can Tho City to Long Xuyen City in 1hr 42.17min and clocking a top speed of 39.303kmh. Uwano Minami of Japan and Tran Thi Phuong Trang of Vinh Binh-AG Rice finished second and third. With this stage win, Namkung won the yellow jersey for the best overall time of 11:43.53, followed by Kim Sola and Uwano … [Read more...]