Vietnam and most of other countries in Southeast Asia are encountering challenges in ensuring equal and sustainable agricultural production, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on September 23. Speakers said ASEAN countries are opening their market and pushing ahead with agriculture production to cope with challenges posed by global integration and climate change. This means they have to build a value chain linking farmers, processors and the market, under which every one shares profits and risks, especially for small-scale households in remote areas, they said. In the case of Vietnam, the current biggest obstacle does not lie in production but rather the capacity to access the markets. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said over the past five years, Vietnam has attracted over 40 domestic and foreign organisations to develop the value chain of key farm produce such as coffee, tea, maize, vegetable, spices and seafood. The country has encouraged many … [Read more...] about Bản in : Southeast Asia looks towards sustainable agriculture
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VietNamNet Bridge - Every year, Vietnam has around 300,000 abortions, the highest number in the region and the fifth in the world. The figure was released at the meeting commemorating the World Population Day with the theme "Pregnancy in Adolescence," held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 11. According to the UN Population Fund, the birth rate in adolescence in Vietnam is 46/1,000, higher than some countries in Southeast Asia. The Family Planning Association of Vietnam reported that annually, there are about 300,000 abortions (abortions by juvenile account for 20 percent), the highest in Southeast Asia and the 5th in the world. The situation of abortion tends to increase in recent years. In HCM City, abortion tens to reduce but abortion in adolescence increases. In 2010, only 2 percent of the total abortions were minors but the rate was 4 percent in the last two year, approximately 3,000 cases per year. Ms. To Thi Kim Hoa, Head of the HCM City Department of Population - Family … [Read more...] about Abortion rate in Vietnam highest in Southeast Asia
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia investing in nuclear energy. The total energy demand in Southeast Asia is estimated to increase by 83% from 549 Mtoe in 2011 to 1,004 Mtoe in 2035. FPT Securities JSC (FPTS) said the growth of regional energy demand will slow down from an average of 3% per year in the period of 2011-2020 to 2.3% per year in the period of 2020-2035. In particular, nuclear energy will play an insignificant role in the energy structure of the region in the period 2011 - 2035. This reflects the complexity in developing nuclear energy programs. Most countries in the region are not keen on planning nuclear power in their long-term development strategy. In fact, nuclear energy is not currently used in any Southeast Asian country. However, as energy security has always been at the forefront, the countries in the region must think of this energy source in the future. FPTS also forecasts that in ASEAN Vietnam is likely to be the … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam have the first nuclear power plant in Southeast Asia?
VietNamNet Bridge - According to a global survey report on consumer confidence by Nielsen, Vietnam is the most economical country in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is ranked second (72 %), followed by the Philippines (68 %), Thailand (66 %) , Singapore (64 %) and Malaysia (63 %). These countries are in the top 10 economical countries in the world. About 90 % of Vietnamese said they changed their shopping habits to save more money. In particular, spending on new clothes and entertainment outside the home are the first choices of cut, followed by gas and electricity. Travel and leisure are the two areas of spending after savings. Singapore topped the world with 49 %, followed by Indonesia (42 %), Malaysia (40 %), Vietnam (31 %) and the Philippines (28 %). In addition to the percentage of high savings, Nielsen's report also showed that the consumer confidence index (CCI) of Vietnam reached 98 points in the fourth quarter of 2013, the highest in two years and over 10 points compared … [Read more...] about Nielsen: Vietnamese are the most economical in Southeast Asia
VietNamNet Bridge – Thrillist - a leading US food, drink and travel website has cited the best countries in Southeast Asia to visit, including Vietnam.Vietnam is a pho-king good time, not just because of the delicious food, but because of how much this long, thin country morphs in landscape and culture from one end to the other. It’s perfect for street-food lovers, fashion lovers who want custom clothes made in Hoi An, and history buffs. Cambodia is mainly famous for the ancient civilization of Angkor Wat, where you can swashbuckle on vines and finally re-enact your favorite scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s also the land of US$.50 happy hour beers, water so blue and pristine you can see right through it, and almost-guaranteed run-ins with familiar faces as you explore the country. Thailand: As long as you steer clear of the full-moon party douchery (unless you’re an 18-year-old Brit, then knock yourself out), Thailand is the perfect place to get a … [Read more...] about Vietnam listed among best countries in Southeast Asia to visit