In briefs (10-10-2009) East-West Seed opens City office HCM CITY — The East-West Seed group, a supplier of tropical vegetable seeds, opened a representative office in HCM City and appointed a distributor for its brand name products. The company first entered the country in 1997 via the joint-venture East West Seed (Viet Nam). Its official distributor is the Dong Nai-based Viet Nong Company. Through its representative office, the group will conduct feasibility studies and development activities, with an initial investment of US$10 million. Ha Noi gets another four-star hotel HA NOI — The Four-star Best Western Muong Thanh Hotel opened today in the capital city. The 20-storey hotel has168 hotel rooms, and is located in the Linh Dam region, 7km south of Ha Noi. The hotel boasts a 200-guest banqueting hall and a unique Spa Savasana. Zhongshan expo to be held in Ha Noi HA NOI — A three-day exhibition displaying a variety of products and goods from China's Zhongshan … [Read more...] about East-West Seed opens City office
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HCM CITY — The Vietfood and Beverage 2010 Fair will be held at Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City from tomorrow until the end of the week. The 7,000sq.m exhibition will house 252 stalls introducing agricultural products, seafood, dairy products and processed food and drink. The exhibition is expected to attract enterprises from 12 countries and territories, including Australia, Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, mainland China and Japan. Gia Dinh Bank to raise capital HA NOI — The State Bank of Viet Nam has approved Gia Dinh Bank's plan to raise its charter capital to VND3 trillion (US$153.84 million) from VND1 trillion ($51.28 million). The bank is in the process of completing the necessary legal procedures for the sale, which is expected to take place by November. VP5 trade centre gets go-ahead HA NOI — Thanh Nam Construction and Investment Joint Stock Co plans to invest VND700 billion (US$35.89 million) in building the VP5 trade centre and high-end … [Read more...] about Food, beverage trade fair opens
- At first glance, Hanoi is a hornet's nest of motorbikes swarming Vietnam's capital city. But look beyond the sea of roaring engines and beeping horns and a land of old-world Asian charm awaits, with wide tree-lined streets shading old French colonial-style villas. Vietnam remains very cheap by Western standards, so it's possible to grab a big steaming bowl of pho — a brothy, aromatic beef or chicken noodle soup that serves as the country's staple dish — off a sidewalk cauldron for the price of a cup of coffee. Still, in a city dotted with sleepy lakes and Buddhist temples where much of life is lived on the street, some of the best experiences truly are free. Here's five picks: STROLL AROUND HOAN KIEM LAKE The lake is the centerpiece of central Hanoi. Its shady banks are a meeting place for young teenagers chatting on mobile phones alongside aging war veterans playing chess. Early in the morning, the lake comes alive with crowds of Vietnamese doing an array … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s capital is a city of beauty
Before you read this, you must understand that I am not in the "Twilight Zone," delusional, on any type of prescription medication, nor do I drink-this is how fantastic and incredible you will undoubtedly find the following report. To begin my story, I must reaffirm some basic facts some Americans still fail to realize. There is only one Vietnam and the capital is Hanoi. When the war ended 30 April 1975, the nation was unified-similar to our civil war during the 1860s. Over 60% of the Vietnamese population was born after the war ended and thus has no personal knowledge of the conflict with the French or American armed forces. The official auxiliary language in Vietnam is English-there are hundreds of English schools scattered throughout the nation.Most Vietnam television and radio stations broadcast the news in both Vietnamese and English. Vietnamese food and cooking are some of the healthiest in the world. The vast majority of Vietnamese could have secured a part in "Schindler's … [Read more...] about Season’s Greetings and Holiday Cheer from Hanoi!
Ministry mulls allocation of fishing quotas After surveying aquatic resources, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will allocate a specific fishing quota to each province according to the number of fishing boats in that province. As per Decision 375/QD-TTg on the plan for fishing from 2013 to 2020 issued by the Government, fishing boats must observe the quotas granted by the Department of Capture Fisheries and Resources Protection under the agriculture ministry. If the number of boats increases after fishing quotas have been allocated, the department will introduce measures restricting the number of fishing boats, said Tran Le Nguyen Hung, head of the Capture Fisheries Division under the department. From 2016 onwards, some 40% of fishing boats will operate under cooperatives. Over 90% of them will go fishing in the waters where logistics ships are available. Fishing boats can be turned into logistics ones. Fishermen and private enterprises can also build logistics … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 13/3