Hanoi (VNA) - The agro-forestry-fishery sector recorded a trade surplus of close to 3.3 billion USD in the first five months of 2020, a decline of a mere 2.3 percent year-on-year. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), shipments overseas during the period brought in nearly 15.5 billion USD, down 4.1 percent year-on-year. Exports of key farm produce, husbandry products, fisheries, and forestry products earned approximately 7.4 billion USD, 210 million USD, 2.6 billion USD, and 4.2 billion USD, respectively. All were down year-on-year, by between 1.5 and 19 percent. Most products saw lower export revenue compared to last year, with earnings for tra fish, rubber, fruit, shrimp, peppercorn, and tea falling sharply. By contrast, shipments of coffee, rice, vegetables, cinnamon, and bamboo and rattan posted higher value. China remained Vietnam’s largest export market in the January-May period, with 3.7 billion USD. Despite showing a decline of 15.5 … [Read more...] about Five-month agro-forestry-fishery trade surplus nearly 3.3bn USD
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The adjustment of socio-economic targets is a big and unprecedented issue, because the targets set in the NA’s Resolution are concretised from the Resolution of the Party Central Committee. On the basis of the Government’s proposal, the decision on the adjustment of growth targets will be made by the competent levels, with the current political and legal bases taken into account. According to economic experts, the adjustment of GDP growth target and relevant macro targets in accordance with the new developments in the domestic and international socio-economic situations will create favourable conditions for the Government in its management work, towards realising the dual goal of successfully combating the pandemic and reviving the economy after the disease. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30
The Hanoi Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has requested district People's Committees to screen 1.477 million employees eligible to receive the aids, of them 840,000 are people without labor contracts and have lost their jobs. Currently, the districts keep identifying the beneficiaries in accordance with the process and procedures. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29
In 2013, police of H.Krong Pak District in the same province found 1,042 marijuana plants in a garden of a local woman. The grower said that she used the plant to feed pigs, fish, chickens and ducks and did not know marijuana was harmful. … [Read more...] about Chickens chowing down on sweet Mary Jane?
The wooden church of Kon Tum province. This wooden church is located in the heart of an immense green forest and features an impressive rustic beauty. The church itself has been built using ca chit (Dipterocarpaceae) wood and is surrounded by walls made of straw-mixed soil. Utilising their great skill and working in immense detail, craftsmen have created decorative patterns imbued with cultural characteristics that are typical of the Central Highlands region. This spot also serves as an ideal check-in point for crowds of young people. Photo: Nguyen Khanh Vu Khoa. … [Read more...] about Seven must-visit destinations of the Central Highlands region