By Hung Le  February 19, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7 A farmer harvesting mango in An Giang, Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress The US’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has given the green light for the import of mangoes from Vietnam. The license comes exactly 10 years after Vietnam applied for it. To export fresh mangoes to the U.S., farmers and business will need to meet stringent standards. APHIS will inspect each shipment thoroughly before granting phytosanitary certificates. Mango is Vietnam’s sixth fresh fruit licensed to be imported into the U.S. after dragon fruit, rambutan, longan, lychee, and star apple fruit. Some 96 percent of Vietnam's mango production is consumed domestically, with the rest exported currently to 40 countries either as fresh fruit or in processed form. The main market is China. The other important ones are Europe, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. … [Read more...] about US opens doors to Vietnamese mango after 10 years of knocking
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Thirty-five-year-old-swimmer Ha Van Hiep burst into tears when he received a gold medal for the men’s SB3 50m breaststroke at the ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, his first international gold after 10 years of hard training. Ha Van Hiep celebrates winning gold medal at the ASEAN Para Games concluded in Malaysia last month. He is Viet Nam’s Para Games swimmer with the most serious disability, suffering from a crooked backbone, weak left arm and paralysed legs. However, he can swim well. When he was three years old, he was like most children, however a polio infection left all his limbs paralysed. “My parents had to sell all fields and gardens to treat me. We still haven’t paid off all the debts. After that, my arms gradually recovered but my left arm is still weak,” said Hiep. Instead of being discouraged, he regularly swam with his friends in a river near his home in the … [Read more...] about Gaining gold Para Games medal after 10 years of training
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese underground band Da Lab will perform a live show called After 10 Years this Saturday at the Long Vi Palace in Ha Noi. Doing it all themselves: The Da Lab band. From left: Nguyen Trong Duc, Vo Viet Phuong and Tran Minh Phuong. — Photo Courtesy of Da Lab Saturday’s live show celebrates the 10th anniversary of Da Lab, which comprises three members: Vo Viet Phuong (JGKiD), Nguyen Trong Duc (Rabbit Run) and Tran Minh Phuong (Kao Kao). They have been preparing for this show for a year, the band said. All 2,500 tickets to the latest show sold out within a week. After 10 years succeeds the successful Tu Te (Being Nice) hip-hop festival that the band organised for six consecutive years at the Van Ho Exhibition Centre in the capital city. Da Lab rose to fame in Vietnamese underground music scene as a band that … [Read more...] about Underground band to perform ‘After 10 Years’
VietNamNet Bridge - While foreign experts say that Vietnam gained more than it lost after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), some Vietnamese experts say the opposite. Speaking to Tri Thuc Tre on May 15, Pascal Lamy, former Director General of WTO, stuck to his opinion that Vietnam has gained more than it lost as a WTO member. Vietnam has been a member of WTO for the last 10 years, during which it has gained great achievements. Lamy said that Vietnam is a success story as it can fully exploit its comparative advantages. The advantages, as Lamy pointed out, are the high quality of the labor force and productivity. The industries where Vietnam has advantages include electronics, textile & garments, and farm produce. Vietnam has been developing strongly thanks to expansion of relationships and reform policies, while the market opening has brought big benefits. Looking back on Lamy’s comments in the past to the local press in 2007, when Vietnam officially because a … [Read more...] about What has Vietnam gained after 10 years of WTO membership?
Nam Con Son Pipeline supplies 50 billion cu.m of gas after 10 years Van Nam By Van Nam - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Nam Con Son Gas Pipeline Company on Wednesday marked a milestone of reaching total output of 50 billion cubic meters of gas after ten years of operating as a key fuel supplier for nearly 40% of Vietnam’s power generation. Le Dinh Chau, operation manager of Nam Con Son Gas Pipeline Company, told local media that at the moment, the company has total gas capacity of 22 million cubic meters a day to satisfy the fuel needs for producing one third of the nation’s electric power output. The company supplies gas – which is pumped from the offshore fields of Lan Tay, Rong Doi, Chim Sao and Hai Thach-Moc Tinh – for many thermo-power stations in the nation’s southern region such as Ba Ria, Phu My 1, Phu My 2, Phu My 3, Phu My 4 and Nhon Trach. With total investment capital of US$1.3 billion, the Nam Con Son gas pipeline project is now … [Read more...] about Nam Con Son Pipeline supplies 50 billion cu.m of gas after 10 years