Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in January hit a record high, up 1.23 percent over the previous month and 6.43 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). This is the highest January CPI growth recorded in the last seven years. Compared to the previous month, an upturn was seen in the prices of ten out of 11 main groups of goods and services, leading by food and catering services (2.29 percent). It was followed by housing and construction materials (1.47 percent); goods and other services (0.92 percent); transport (0.69 percent); drinking and tobacco (0.65 percent); garment and textile, headwear and footwear (0.33 percent); household equipment and products (0.27 percent); and culture, entertainment and travel (0.25 percent). The only group experiencing price fall was post and telecommunications (0.03 percent). Do Thi Ngoc, head of the GSO’s Price Statistics Department, explained that the CPI in January saw a … [Read more...] about CPI in January hits record high in recent 7 years
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Quang Nam (VNS/VNA) - Sitting on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Dai Binh village used to be known for its bumper fruit harvests in the central province of Quang Nam, but now it has been transformed into a sustainable community-based farm tourism destination. Just 20km from the My Son Sanctuary, the village with a population of 1,200 earned a living for three centuries from growing fruits, but now it's day-trippers who are bringing in the cash. The village was established in 1778 during the country’s southward border expansion journey under Lord Nguyen Hoang. The emigration settled the village on the banks of the Thu Bon River, and the first villagers began growing fruits to make a living. Fruit zone In 1920, local herbalist Huynh Chau brought seeds of fruit species from affluent farms in the south of Vietnam. Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Director of the Dai Binh Cooperative, said around 100 tropical fruit species such as jackfruit, citrus, grapefruit and langsat were … [Read more...] about Fruit farms offer rural life experience for tourists
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WWF helps Vietnam combat wildlife trafficking The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is coordinating with forest rangers of Zone 4 to organise a training course on combating wildlife trafficking, in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. … [Read more...] about Red Book animals in danger, turtles threatened with extinction