Vietnam targets ecological, sustainable agriculture Vietnam is striving to become a transparent, responsible and sustainable producer and supplier of food and foodstuff under a draft strategy on agricultural and rural development for 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2050. The strategy, which was sketched out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), targets ecological and sustainable agriculture. Vietnam’s commitments at the United Nations Food Systems Summit and the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) have been integrated into the strategy. The agricultural sector is facing challenges presented by the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, intensive and extensive international integration, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, natural disasters, diseases, climate change, and great changes in consumption markets. Dragon fruit business seek to penetrate deep into Indian market Dragon fruit businesses of Binh … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 19
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Checking body temperature for passengers at an airport in Laos (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – The daily number of COVID-19 cases in Laos returned to the 4-digit level with 1,281 infections reported over the past 24 hours after four days of maintaining the increase rate at the 3-digit level. Notably, northern Xayabouly province has recorded the most new cases with 606 infections, followed by the capital city of Vientiane with 227 cases. At present, the national tally of infections in Laos reaches 127,347, including 507 deaths. The Lao authorities are speeding up vaccination s for children aged 12 and older. The Lao government set a goal to give vaccines against COVID-19 to at least 80 percent of its population in 2022. Meanwhile, the Philippines recorded at least two deaths and 492 new cases related to the Omicron variant on January 19. The capital city of Manila with a population of over 13 million people, reported the most new Omicron infections in the … [Read more...] about Laos records 4-digit increase in new COVID-19 cases again
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (standing) speaks at the meeting in Hanoi on January 19 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a Government meeting to discuss lawmaking issues in Hanoi on January 19. Cabinet members scrutinised eight bills and lawmaking proposals which are among those needing the Government’s consideration by March 1 this year before they are submitted to the National Assembly . The items under discussion consisted of the draft revised law on road traffic ; the draft law on ensuring road traffic order and safety; the draft law on forces taking part in the protection of grassroots security and order; the proposals to amend the law on housing, the law on real estate business, and the law on water resources; a proposal to build a law revising and supplementing some articles of the telecommunications law; and a proposal to build a law on digital technology industry. Participants looked into the need of those bills and … [Read more...] about Government members meet to talk lawmaking issues
'Great things often come from the simplest things'. This might be the best description for the tech world in 2022. The key technologies of the future come from the research and development labs. Self-driving cars will appear on the streets, augmented reality glasses will become more popular, governments around the world will control Big Tech more strictly… 2022 may be the pivotal year for many new technologies to take off. Emerging technologies Rodney Zemmel, an official at McKinsey Digital, said quantum computing is still at a relatively early stage of development. However, we've already seen the real advancements of this technology, and it's time for technology leaders to consider its impact on business. In 2022, the world will see the ecosystem grow faster, investments increase more strongly, and breakthrough research accelerated. In 2021, investments in quantum computing startups surpassed US$1.7 billion, doubling that in 2020. The momentum is expected to be … [Read more...] about What should we expect in the world of technology in 2022?
Technology transfer and application are playing vital roles in Vietnam’s economic rise, photo Le Toan This year is expected to be a big one for Vietnam to attract more foreign retailers. Nguyen Thanh Van, a Ho Chi Minh City-based representative of a major Chinese retailer, told VIR that the group – which is one of China’s largest online retailers and also a member of the Fortune Global 500 – is set to invest in Vietnam this year with projects worth billions of US dollars. The company also operates in logistics, with sophisticated data-driven delivery technologies. “We need to make more preparations before an official announcement can be made, to protect ourselves from competition in Vietnam where there are many successful online retailers,” Van said. “It is expected that when the group enters this country, the country’s online retail and logistics landscape will be changed, with even bigger competition.” The reason why the group wants to set foot in Vietnam in e-commerce with … [Read more...] about ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint
Headquarters of the State Bank of Vietnam . (Photo: SBV) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Nguyen Thi Hong has issued Directive No.01/CT-NHNN on organising the implementation of the key tasks of the banking sector , with a focus on improving credit quality and tightly controlling loans to potentially risky industries. Accordingly, the Governor has required banks to take necessary measures for controlling credit size and growth, focusing loans on production and priority fields in accordance with the Government's policy to support economic recovery and development, while strictly controlling loans for potentially risky areas such as real estate, the stock market, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Build-Transfer (BT) transport projects. Banks must accelerate the implementation of measures to control and limit any newly arising bad debts and maintain the bad debt ratio below 3 percent, the Governor said, adding the SBV’s authorities would … [Read more...] about Central bank focuses on improving credit quality