Thailand has surpassed China to become the biggest fruit supplier to Vietnam as the locals spent over USD102m on fruits and vegetables last month. Thailand becomes Vietnam's top fruit supplier Statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs in the first eight months of 2018 show that Thailand is the leading fruit supplier with a total import value of USD515m out of USD1.14trn. This represented an average monthly spend of USD64.4m on Thai fruits by Vietnamese consumers. In August alone, Vietnam imported USD102m worth of fruits and vegetables from Thailand. Meanwhile, the value of fruit import from China last month totalled USD51.3m, and USD 250.6m in the first eight months. The US and Australia followed with USD109.3m and USD70m. While Vietnam imports a variety of fruits and vegetables from Thailand, from tomatoes to mangos, most of the import fruits from the US, Australia or New Zealand are kiwis, seedless grapes and apples. The General Department of Vietnam Customs said … [Read more...] about Thailand becomes Vietnam’s top fruit supplier
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Pho, the fragrant flat rice noodles soup served with beef or chicken, has given Vietnamese cuisine an iconic status. But the company making money by exporting an instant version of the soup to the US is based in Thailand. A representative of Charoen Pokphan Foods Plc (CPF) said at a recent meeting with Vietnamese businesses that the company’s Authentic Asian Chicken Pho Noodle Soup is enjoying great sales in the US. The number of restaurants that serve Vietnamese pho in the U.S. reached 8,900 in 2014 and is increasing, the CPF representative said, citing a study by the Institute for Immigration Research. Vietnamese businesses at the meeting were surprised that CPF’s factory in Thailand is able to produce 200,000 ready-to-eat pho products a day, using a workforce of just 10 workers. CPF said its factory in Thailand was powered by artificial intelligence, and the manufacturing process was completely automatic. Some production lines only require two workers operating via … [Read more...] about Thailand, not Vietnam, is exporting ‘pho’ to the U.S.
Football fans who filled the Laos National Stadium to watch the finale of the 2015 AFF U-19 Youth Championship on Friday got into a brawl much earlier before the match ended, when Thailand trounced Vietnam 6-0, prompting security forces to take an action. The situation first escalated into a fight between the Thai supporters and security officers at the Vientiane-based stadium, when the former burn flares to celebrate their team’s second goal against Vietnam, only ten minutes into the second half. The Thai took the lead in the 44th minute, in a match where their Vietnamese rivals hardly had a chance to score despite their full spirit to win. While the Laotians wanted to stop the fans from overreacting in their celebrations, the Thais refused to follow the order and the two ended up into a brawl. Some Vietnamese fans also reacted to what they deemed ‘ugly’ acts by their Thai counterparts by throwing bottles into them, which only turned the stadium into a … [Read more...] about Fans get into brawl as Thailand rout Vietnam 6-0 to win U19 title
CPV: On the occasion of Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont's visit to Vietnam on October 26, Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper reporter has had an interview with Thai Ambassador to Vietnam, Kittiphong na Ranong, about the goals of the visit. Reporter: What are goals and significance of the visit? Mr Ranong: It is one of the long standing practices among ASEAN member countries for a new head of government to visit his counterparts in the region. This practice has a good merit in it. Thailand has always attached great importance and high priority to its neighbouring countries. Especially at this point in time when we are moving toward the ASEAN Community, all ASEAN member countries have very important role in our shared future and destiny. As for the visit to Vietnam, the intention is not only for the new Thai Prime Minister to introduce himself to and get acquaintance with the new Vietnamese leadership but also to have an opportunity to discuss and exchange views with … [Read more...] about Thai Ambassador: Thailand and Vietnam when combined could be an important engine of growth for this region
Vietnamese's hopes of qualifying for the semifinals at the 25th SEA Games rest on the outcome of its clash with Malaysia on December 6. A win would carry Vietnam into the semifinals with seven points from Group A. They would then play a remaining match with Cambodia, a team Vietnam is favored to win against. The danger is that anything less than a victory against Malaysia may cost them a place in the knockout stage. The result of the match could see the battle for the semifinals go down to the wire or even be decided by goal difference. Thus, Vietnam does not have much breathing room in the high stakes game. If they win against Malaysia they are assured a spot in the semifinals. If the match ends in a draw or Vietnam loses, the team could quickly be returning home. Stoic Vietnam coach Henrique Calisto was with his players during a training session yesterday. A tense atmosphere hung over the team with the pressure mounting. Earlier, Calisto said Vietnam must win against either … [Read more...] about Pressure on Vietnam to take down Malaysia