A view of DEEP C Quang Ninh Industrial Park in the north-eastern province of Quang Ninh. — Photo courtesy of the firm The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drafting a Government resolution on measures to increase the efficiency of IPs and EZs. It said IPs and EZs account for 50 per cent of the country’s total export value. However, the ministry pointed to a number of problems related to the IPs and EZs, including their unsustainable development in different aspects. Living conditions of local communities where the zones are located have not seen remarkable improvements. In the draft resolution, the MPI suggested the building of a Law on IPs and EZs in 2022, and the issuance of a Prime Minister’s decision on the co-ordination mechanism among ministries, sectors and localities in managing IPs and EZs. The draft also looked to stipulate the maximum acreage of an IP and an EZ, as well as define orientations in investment attraction to match the advantages of each … [Read more...] about Resolution on IPs and EZs management drafted
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Nguyen Hong Yen, head of the plant protection division under the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said local farmers have followed technical requirements set for fresh vegetables and fruits by the E.U. since 2019. The tropical fruit has been grown in Xuan Thuy commune (formerly Son Thuy) since 1989 and its area now reaches nearly 200 hectares. According to the department, Son Thuy longan was the first product of Hoa Binh to be granted with the production unit code (PUC) in 2019, which has enabled the fruit to enter international markets, including the E.U., through official channels. Following the first one tonne of longan, the department and FUSA Organic Agriculture JSC plan to conduct more shipments, reaching the target of 50 tonnes this year. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Hoa Binh province’s longan exported to E.U.
Police officers on May 18, 2009 announced a decision to deport Viet Tan member Nguyen Van Be, a Vietnamese in Australia. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Viet Tan terrorist organization has made use of the internet, especially social media, to conduct propaganda and entice people to join its disguised groups on the internet. Under the cover of making social criticism and struggling for democracy, national sovereignty and territorial integrity, those groups in fact spread distorted information on the Party and State’s policies and guidelines in order to spur the hostile attitude among a part of the people. Making use of East Sea situation to undermine the administration Recently, using the complicated developments in the East Sea after China brought its survey vessels into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, Viet Tan coordinated with other reactionary groups and associations to hold a series of demonstrations in many countries in order to incite its members and political … [Read more...] about What’s new in Viet Tan’s schemes?
The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned economic damage from heatwaves and drought could dwarf Europe's energy crisis as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change. Director General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters successive heatwaves along with wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures as measured from space left no doubt about the toll on agriculture and other industries from climate change. "Today, we are very concerned about the energy crisis, and rightly so. But this crisis is very small compared to the impact of climate change, which is of a much bigger magnitude and really has to be tackled extremely fast," he said. He was speaking in an interview as heatwaves and floods generate concerns over extreme weather across the globe. More than 57,200 hectares have been swallowed by wildfire in France this year, nearly six times the full-year average. In Spain, a prolonged dry spell made July the hottest month since at least 1961. … [Read more...] about Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns
A letter signed by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Sinh Nhat Tan asks provinces and cities to review, amend, supplement and improve their industry promotion regulations, prepare local industry promotion programs for 2023 to 2025, develop technical and economic standards for industry promotion activities, create favorable conditions for local departments of industry and trade to help local people’s committees perform state management of industry promotion, and strengthen the inspection, supervision and evaluation of industry promotion activities. Helping rural industrial establishments recover and develop production and trading in the post-COVID-19 period is a task of departments of industry and trade According to the official letter, departments of industry and trade must ensure efficient, on-time implementation of their 2022 national and local industry promotion plans, help rural industrial establishments recover and develop production and trading in the … [Read more...] about Ministry facilitates rural industrial development
The music video, named Waiting for you-5000 years, aims to introduce beautiful images of Vietnamese people to international friends, including the RoK. The video was recorded from May 17 to July 12 in 19 provinces and cities of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Trang An (Ninh Binh), Tam Chuc (Ha Nam), Ba Be (Bac Kan), Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne (Binh Thuan), Sa Pa (Lao Cai), Da Nang, Hoi An (Quang Nam). In response to the 30th anniversary of Vietnam - RoK diplomatic ties, Joseph Kwon introduced two songs Butterfly flakes and Waiting for you-5000 years . Of which, Butterfly flakes will be released in Ho Chi Minh City in the near future. Joseph Kwon is a multi-talented artist. He works as a musician, composer, singer, and producer in the RoK and the K-pop market. He is also known as one of the music therapists of the Well Hospital Voice Center and SBS Choir Radio Conductor. Joseph Kwon said that his love for Vietnam is very natural. When he was still a child, he fell … [Read more...] about Vietnamese images shine in two international songs
Vietnam on August 10 beat Thailand 2-0 at the semifinal of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U16 Youth Championships 2022. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam on August 10 beat Thailand 2-0 at the semifinal of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U16 Youth Championships 2022, winning a ticket to the final of the tournament in Indonesia on August 12. Right in the first minutes, the Vietnamese players put pressure on their Thai rivals, and their efforts paid off in the 30th minute when Cong Phuong opened the scoring. Trong Tuan scored the second goal with a header in the 83rd minute. Vietnam are to meet host Indonesia, which defeated Myanmar earlier this week, in the final. Following the match, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) awarded 300 million VND (12,828 USD) to coach Nguyen Quoc Tuan and his players, raising their total awards to 600 million VND. Earlier, Vietnam beat Thailand 1-0 in its third match of the 2022 International U19 Tournament in the … [Read more...] about Football: Vietnam reach final of AFF U16 Youth Championships
Fuel prices were reduced in the latest review on August 11 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance, the fifth consecutive time and the fourth significant drop. Petrolimex gas station prepares for the listing of new petrol prices. (Photo: VNA) Starting from 3:00pm, the retail price of E5RON92 bio-fuel slid by 904 VND to a maximum of 23,725 VND per litre, while that of RON95-III was cut by 939 VND to 24,669 VND per litre. Diesel fetched 22,908 VND per litre, a decline of 1,000 VND; and kerosene, 23,320 VND per litre, down 1,213 VND. The price of Mazut 180CST 3.5S remains unchanged at no more than 16,548 VND per kg. The two ministries also determined to extract 350 – 750 VND per litre from fuel prices for the petrol price stabilisation fund. They review fuel prices every 15 days to adjust the prices in accordance with fluctuations on the world market. … [Read more...] about Petrol prices further down
Ceremony to announce decision to establish Expanded Infection Control and Investigation Unit (Photo: Hue Central Hospital ) Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The Hue Central Hospital in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 10 launched its Expanded Infection Control and Investigation Unit ( EICI ) sponsored by PATH , an US non-profit organisation targeting improvement of public health. EICI is set up through the project on establishing and operating an expanded infection control and investigation unit at the Hue Central Hospital, which has a total budget of nearly 3.4 billion VND (145,300 USD) and is implemented from May 2022 to May 2024. The unit's activities are expected to contribute to improving the capacity of the hospital and other medical facilities in the region for early detection, response and control of outbreaks of nosocomial infections, including antibiotic resistance and other emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Nguyen To Nhu, Director of PATH … [Read more...] about US organisation helps improve infection control, investigation for medical establishments
Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a list of selected news summaries last night by Vietnam News Agency. - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 10 for Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, and Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Vientiane. The Party leader congratulated Laos on its comprehensive achievements, with active contributions made by the capital Vientiane. Read full story President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Ambassador of Israel Yaron Mayer (Photo: VNA) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received in Hanoi on August 10 Ambassador of Kuwait Yousef Ashour Al-sabbagh and Ambassador of Israel Yaron Mayer, who came to present their credentials. At his meeting with Ambassador Al-sabbagh, President Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to and wishes to enhance the traditional friendship with Kuwait, one of the leading economic … [Read more...] about ☀️ Morning digest August 11