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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'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?
Employers want to keep hold of workers, but some in many industries are struggling to stay afloat, , Photo Le Toan Thousands of employees at Taiwan-owned shoemaker Pouchen Vietnam in the southern province of Dong Nai last week returned to work after a 4-day strike when the company announced lower bonuses. They requested that the company should offer the same bonus as last year, but Pouchen said they could only stretch to offering gift packages this year and increasing the bonus next year if better revenues are achieved. Employees who work for one year will receive a one-month wage, which will steadily increase with seniority. For individuals who have worked for 12 years, they will receive a 1.54-month salary for the bonus. Meanwhile, it was 1.9 months of income in 2021 and even up to 2.2 months in prior years. Pouchen Vietnam said it was unable to offer the same Lunar New Year bonus level as last year due to the pandemic, with the company failing to meet its business targets … [Read more...] about Expectations muted for holiday bonus
Vingroup Vice Chairwoman Le Mai Lan speaks at the opening ceremony of the VinFuture Award Week in Ha Noi on January 18. — Photo the organiser VinFuture Prize is going far beyond expectation by honouring outstanding research that makes a positive change to the lives of millions of people, not only in Viet Nam but also all over the world, according to an exchange event with members of the VinFuture Prize Council and Pre-screening Committee as part of the VinFuture Award Week in Ha Noi on January 18-21. The events were attended by two Nobel Laureates and many world-known scientists, drawing the attention of thousands of scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs around the world. At the event, they shared their passion and discussed the achievements and sacrifices made throughout their scientific journey. They also inspired a love for research and opened up possibilities for Vietnamese scientists to approach international projects around the world. Speakers said that the … [Read more...] about VinFuture Prize honours research making positive changes to the lives of millions
The five-year, up to USD 36 million project was first announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Vietnam in August 2021. The project will be implemented in cooperation with MPI’s Agency for Enterprise Development. Small and growing businesses are key contributors to Vietnam’s economic growth, accounting for 40% of GDP and 60% of total employment in 2018. However, these businesses face barriers and constraints impeding their continued and sustained growth, including new technologies, networking, market linkages, and lack of access to management training and skills building opportunities. USAID’s new Improving Private Sector Competitiveness project will encourage broad-based, inclusive economic growth through improved business practices, innovation and technology adoption, policy reform, and increased market access. This project will foster locally-led, locally-owned solutions that leverage the strength of the Vietnamese talent pool, including the promotion of “Made … [Read more...] about Project to improve Vietnamese private sector’s competitiveness launched
A middle-aged man in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Wednesday started giving free bottled water and tissues to motorcyclists to help them drive safely at a time when a flux of people are gravitating back to their hometowns for Lunar New Year family reunion. As Vietnam’s longest and most important public holiday Tet is just a few days away, a number of people working in Ho Chi Minh City and other major cities are traveling long distances to return to their homes in the Mekong Delta. They may cross Dong Thap Province’s city of Sa Dec, where Nguyen Van Thanh is standing on the road offering complimentary water and tissues to any riders who pass by. They were the gifts from a collection of 7,000 tissues and 5,000 drinking water bottles the 53-year-old local had bought using money he solicited from donors. Thanh erected a sidewalk sign emblazoned with large-sized text that reads “Free Drinking Water.” And around 50 meters before it, he placed another sign saying the gift-giving point … [Read more...] about Man hands free water, tissues to people heading home for Tet reunion in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Your browser does not support the audio element. A tour to the famous Cham Islands off the coast of Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam is being offered at 30 percent lower than the minimal price set by authorities, as a price war heats up among local travel companies. The Cham Islands, known in Vietnamese as Cu Lao Cham, are a group of eight small islands which consitute the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a World Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO in 2009. The main island is 15 square meters in area. It takes about 15 minutes to travel by speedboat to get to Cu Lao Cham from Cua Dai Port in Hoi An, a touristy city in Quang Nam. Fearing that the Cham Islands will become crowded with tourists, Quang Nam authorities have recently limited the number of people on the islands and now prefer quality to quantity, imposing a price control on tours to the destination. The emerging tourism spot for beach-goers could receive up to 6,000 visitors a day during peak time, nearly double … [Read more...] about Tourists hit with poor service quality as firms race to cut prices to Cham Islands