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Tour business Vietravel to make UPCoM debutWith a trading band of 40 per cent on either side in the debut day, Vietravel shares may swing between VNĐ24,000-56,000 per share.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:26 pm
ACV’s operation methods to be approved this year: BVSC researchAfter the Aviation Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) equitised, assets at flight operations areas still belong to the State, leading to the failure of ACV to perform necessary maintenance, according to...
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:23 pm
Toyota Vietnam finance firm increases its charter capital
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:19 pm
VN stocks skid down as market stalls for ETFs' tradingThe market sentiment was quiet as exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were shaking up their portfolios in the quarterly review.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:17 pm
Vietjet’s ancillary revenue ranks among the world' top 12

During the period, its ancillary revenue of passenger transport topped VNĐ5.43 trillion, up 43 per cent year-on-year mainly thanks to the growth of international passenger transportation. The pr...

Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:13 pm
Local firm exports four tonnes of sheep wool yarn to JapanWith an annual designed capacity of about 4,000 tonnes of yarn, the mill aims to create revenue from $100-120 million each year, contributing to the job generation for locals as it recruits up to 4...
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:10 pm
VN stocks change little with increased selling

The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange inched down 0.10 per cent to end at 995.74 points

Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:02 pm
Việt Nam urged to meet EU’s standards on agricultural products

Việt Nam will have to address some challenges in order to fully grasp the benefits of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and its opportunities for the export of agricultural products....

Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:24 am
BSR earnings get boost as crude import tax turns zeroThe zero crude import tax will help BSR reduce its dependence on US, Southeast Asia and West Africa imports
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:16 am
Quảng Ninh approves $36m hi-tech farming zone

Covering nearly 170ha, the zone will be used for researching and fostering the application of technology in the seafood industry with a focus on shrimp development in the province and others in ...

Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:08 am
HCM City seeks to become logistics hubHCM City is working on a logistics development strategy that would make the city a major logistics hub and reduce logistic costs to 16 per cent of Việt Nam's GDP in 2025.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:06 am
Interest rates to be stable till year endInterest rates in the domestic market are expected to remain stable until the end of the year, buoyed by good liquidity and proper credit growth, said Phạm Thanh Hà, director of the State Bank of V...
Posted: September 20, 2019, 8:57 am
Vietnam Opportunity Fund completely exits VietjetAfter three years, VOF earned $80 million in proceeds from dividend and sales proceeds with internal rate of return (IRR) of the investment being 86 per cent.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 8:42 am
VN's growth strategy focus on market economy, technologyThe country is set to make the transition to the modern market economy, to spur the development of science and technology, to unleash its private sector’s potential and to invest in education for y...
Posted: September 20, 2019, 7:55 am
VN stocks driven up by large-cap sectorVietnamese shares advanced on Thursday as attention was shifted to banking, securities, technology and retail companies.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 7:00 am
India’s import quotas harm local incense firms

India’s setting of quotas for Việt Nam’s incense stick exports to this country has caused domestic incense stick production and export enterprises to face bankruptcy.

Posted: September 19, 2019, 6:28 pm
Vietnam Reform and Development Forum opens in Hà NộiA draft Vietnam Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) for 2021-2030 listed the country’s top objectives as to fully embrace a modern market economy that adheres to global norms and standards, ...
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:30 pm
Realty firm buys back half of its April bond notesPhát Đạt Real Estate Development JSC (HoSE: PDR) wants to buy back half of its bonds issued in April.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:07 pm
Crude import tax zeroed in November

The Prime Minister announced import tax on crude oil will be scrapped from the current rate of 5 per cent.

Posted: September 19, 2019, 4:46 pm
SCIC to offload pharmaceutical sharesThe auction will be held at the Ha Noi Stock Exchange on October 10, 2019 and the volume of shares offered for sale is equal to 31.88 per cent of the firm’s charter capital.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 3:24 pm
Garment firm reports growth in August revenueIn August, net profit was VNĐ30 billion.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 12:02 pm
Travel, realty firm shares down despite director's buyback orderThe company’s general director Hoàng Anh Dũng plans to increase his ownership in the business to 27.68 per cent from the current 0.05 per cent.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 11:02 am
Blockchain community asks for a sandboxRepresentatives of the blockchain industry in Việt Nam have asked for a ‘sandbox’ for the technology while meeting with Government agencies at a conference on Wednesday in Hà Nội....
Posted: September 19, 2019, 10:54 am
Sugar firm to meet shareholders at end of monthThe company said total revenue in the last financial year was VNĐ890 billion (US$38.3 billion), 1.2 per cent lower than the full-year target.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 10:34 am
Green finance for renewable energy

Renewable energy has great potential to meet growing demand if it has appropriate policies and financial support.

Posted: September 19, 2019, 10:07 am
Việt Nam sees success in removing fishing yellow cardViệt Nam has implemented many solutions according to the European Commission (EC)’s nine recommendations to remove the yellow card warning on the country’s fishing industry. In November, the EC wil...
Posted: September 19, 2019, 9:12 am
Việt Nam ranked in top countries for investmentViệt Nam has climbed in the ranking of best countries in which to invest this year, surpassing other Southeast Asian nations, such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 9:00 am
Vietnamese goods shine in Thailand

Vietnamese businesses are proudly presenting their products at the “Vietnamese Week in Thailand 2019”, which officially opened on September 18 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:44 am
Three exhibitions begin in HCM City

The 13th Việt Nam International Woodworking Industry Fair opened in HCM City on Wednesday with over 490 firms from 32 countries and regions taking part.

Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:30 am
Saigon Co.op signs deal with Grab to offer consumers new experiences

The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives on Tuesday signed an agreement with Grab Company Limited to offer consumers new experiences on the technology platform ranging from shopping and mobile ...

Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:30 am
VN must improve quality of labour force for EVFTAThe EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) offers many opportunities to Vietnamese workers and just as many challenges. The country’s labour force must find ways to improve its quality in order to...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 5:17 pm
Việt Nam bond market continues growthViệt Nam’s local currency bond market grew 2.6 per cent to $52.9 billion in local currency terms in the second quarter of this year, after a 0.7 per cent expansion in the first quarter.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:42 pm
Central city looks for more air routes in 2020

The central city will co-operate with travel agencies and airlines in launching new direct and chartered flights connecting Đà Nẵng with Korea, Jakatar, Indonesia, Phnom Penh, Haneda, Japan, Tai...

Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:15 pm
Vietnamese firms to attend India-CLMV trade meeting in IndiaVietnamese business delegations will attend the first meeting between sellers and buyers of India and CLMV countries (Cambodia - Laos - Myanmar – Việt Nam) in India next month.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:45 am
Competition in airline industry set to intensifyIncreasing numbers of airlines and aircraft are putting serious pressure on Việt Nam’s aviation infrastructure. As competition for market share and skilled labour intensifies, the Government must t...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:22 am
Russian firms come looking for business in Việt Nam

A delegation of executives from 20 Russian companies in the agricultural and technology sectors met with executives from 60 Vietnamese companies in HCM City yesterday to explore business opportu...

Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:20 am
Việt Nam needs to target halal marketsViệt Nam has missed out on US$23.6 billion in exports to halal markets, according to experts who spoke at a seminar on standards needed for Halal certification.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:12 am
VN-Bangladesh to boost trade cooperationThe economic relationship between Việt Nam and Bangladesh has seen many positive changes in recent years, especially after the establishment of the Joint Trade Committee with the first meeting held...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:11 am
Lạng Sơn aims to attract $3.43b in investment

The northern border province of Lạng Sơn plans to sign memorandums of understanding on more than 100 projects worth nearly VNĐ80 trillion (US$3.43 billion) at the upcoming investment promotion c...

Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:00 am
Former mining firm chairwoman prosecuted for stock manipulation The Hà Nội People’s Procuracy has prosecuted the former chairwoman of the Bình Thuận Mineral Industry Joint Stock Company for price manipulation.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:48 am
VN stocks slide with concerns over Fed meetingVietnamese shares were little changed on Wednesday, just like global financial markets, with the US central bank Federal Reserve’s meeting in the spotlight.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:30 am
Asanzo resumes operation, opens another factory

CEO of Asanzo Vietnam Electronics JSC, Phạm Văn Tam announced in Hà Nội yesterday that his business was "vindicated" and would return to operations from September 17.

Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:27 am
Energy firms drive VN-Index up for 4th dayVietnamese shares advanced for a fourth straight day as oil and gas stocks were boosted by a jump in oil prices overnight.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 6:40 am
Dung Quất Oil Refinery finds potential crude oil exportersLeaders of Dung Quất Oil Refinery met potential exporters of crude oil at an international conference in Singapore last week.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:52 pm
Masan Resources to acquire German tungsten business

Masan Tungsten Limited Liability Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Masan Resources Corporation, has signed an agreement to buy the tungsten business of Germany’s H.C. Starck Group GmbH.

Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:00 pm
HoSE, HNX will have separate roles and missionsThe two exchanges will become sub-companies of the Vietnam Securities Exchange to improve the control of listed companies and market members (securities firms) and enhance the quality of technologi...
Posted: September 17, 2019, 5:16 pm
Vietnamese firms to attend India-CLMV trade meeting in IndiaVietnamese business delegations will attend the first meeting between sellers and buyers of India and CLMV countries (Cambodia - Laos - Myanmar – Việt Nam) in India next month.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 5:11 pm
FPT's after-tax profit rises by 30% in the first eight monthsFPT Corporation’ s revenue and pre-tax profit in the first eight months of the year increased by 21.1 per cent and 27.9 per cent year-on-year, reaching VNĐ17.032 trillion (US$733.67 million) and VN...
Posted: September 17, 2019, 5:09 pm
Five Vietnamese companies among ten most visited e-commerce sites in Southeast AsiaFive Vietnamese e-commerce platforms were named among ten most visited sites in Southeast Asia in the first half of this year.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 1:35 pm


The nation's very first ‘green' hydro power plant was officially put into operation yesterday in northern mountain Tuyen Quang Province.
Posted: March 5, 2013, 6:00 am
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) saw a year-on-year increase of 6.8 per cent in the first two months of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Posted: March 1, 2013, 7:33 am
The three State-owned giants in the energy sector have inked a strategic co-operation agreement with the aim of ensuring national energy security.
Posted: February 28, 2013, 6:28 am
But many experts say that these criteria are too far-fetched for many leading high-tech firms to satisfy.
Posted: February 7, 2013, 3:00 am
Deepest port is now afloatThe Ministry of Transport yesterday opened Cai Mep Thi Vai International Port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, which is designed to meet the increasing demand of container shipping.
Posted: January 29, 2013, 8:51 am
Steel giant hurries projectsThe Viet Nam Steel Corporation is hastening construction its new plant in northern Lao Cai Province as well as the second phase of its Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Co expansion project.
Posted: January 19, 2013, 9:44 am
Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation has applied for an investment licence to build a coal-fired thermoelectric plant in the central province of Khanh Hoa, which would become the largest of its kind...
Posted: January 19, 2013, 9:42 am
Hydro plant begins generating electrictyThe first turbine of the Nam Chien 1 Hydroelectric Plant in Muong La District in the northern mountainous province of Son La started generating power at 6pm yesterday.
Posted: January 16, 2013, 10:18 am
Capital sought for infrastructure developmentMobilising capital and management experiences from the private sector is a decisive factor for infrastructure development in Viet Nam, especially transport, says Deputy Transport Minister Truong ...
Posted: January 15, 2013, 10:36 am
Laying the groundworkWorkers pour concrete at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Distribution Efficiency Project. The project, extending through 19 provinces and cities in the northern region, has received financing ...
Posted: January 14, 2013, 10:10 am
The Southern Electricity Corporation has announced that it will invest nearly VND4.5 trillion (US$225 million) in major power projects this year in efforts to ensure electricity for people in th...
Posted: January 14, 2013, 10:04 am
The Viet Nam National Coal and Mineral Industries Corporation (Vinacomin) was urged to take prompt measures to sell off remaining coal stocks from the beginning of this year.
Posted: January 14, 2013, 9:59 am
EVN ensures electricity in 2013Demand for electricity this year may surpass 2012 as the industrial production sector begins a likely recovery, an official from Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) has predicted.
Posted: January 12, 2013, 10:20 am
Hydroelectric plants enjoy profit delugeSeveral hydroelectric plants operated by the Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) reported profits last year thanks to increases in output and average power prices.
Posted: January 10, 2013, 10:42 am
Construction begins on $300m solar panel factory in HueWorldTech Transfer Investment and the UAE-based Global Sphere broke ground fora solar-panel manufacturing plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Monday (January 7).
Posted: January 9, 2013, 10:14 am
Decentralisation process flagsLocal decent-ralisation plans have largely failed to conform to national strategies, according to a report released yesterday by the Viet Nam Institute of Economics (VIE) and Central Institute f...
Posted: December 28, 2012, 10:47 am
Vietnamese and Chinese investors yesterday sign an agreement to build a 1,200MW thermal-power plant in the southern province of Binh Thuan.
Posted: December 28, 2012, 10:37 am
Vietnamese and Chinese investors yesterday signed an agreement to build a 1,200MW-thermal power plant in the southern province of Binh Thuan.
Posted: December 27, 2012, 11:57 am
Three-quarters of the eight iron ore mining and processing projects in central Thanh Hoa Province are reported to be 1.5-2 years behind schedule, according to the provincial Department of Indust...
Posted: December 25, 2012, 9:52 am
Son La hydro-power plant begins operation 3 years ahead of targetPrime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday called on northwestern Son La province to use all available resources to stabilise the lives of the 20,000 residents who were relocated to build the Son ...
Posted: December 24, 2012, 10:32 am
The Transport Ministry and central Binh Dinh Province started construction of a new National Highway 19 section linking Quy Nhon seaport to National Highway 1A yesterday.
Posted: December 24, 2012, 10:09 am
Vietsovpetro, a joint-venture between Viet Nam and Russia, has exploited 6.11 million tonnes of oil and 1.23 billion cubic metres of gas in 2012, generating a yearly revenue of more than US$5bil...
Posted: December 20, 2012, 11:39 am
Construction of a system to supply electricity to 19 communes in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau began on Tuesday.
Posted: December 20, 2012, 9:50 am
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked banks to provide capital for Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) to develop urgent power supplies and the grid over the next two years.
Posted: December 18, 2012, 2:17 pm
MoIT to conduct hydro-power inspectionsThe Ministry of Industry and Trade has been ordered to conduct more inspections on hydro-power dams and reservoirs nation-wide with a view to ensuring the safety of residents downstream.
Posted: December 18, 2012, 10:55 am
There was a low possibility of a tsunami hitting the southern central province of Ninh Thuan that could threaten prospective sites of nuclear power plants planned for construction over the next ...
Posted: December 12, 2012, 10:12 am
Scientists call for more supportThe Government plans to create favourable working condition for scientists, similar to that in developed countries, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said.
Posted: December 12, 2012, 10:09 am
Reports on the feasibility of two nuclear power plants would be completed next year, then submitted to the Government, said Nguyen Manh Hung, deputy head of the project management board.
Posted: December 10, 2012, 9:56 am
Cement makers face hard timesDomestic cement consumption so far this year reached 42 million tonnes, declining 10 per cent over the same period last year, the Ministry of Construction said.
Posted: December 7, 2012, 10:20 am
PM hails efforts at major steel plant construction launchPrime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday attended a ceremony to start construction on the Ha Tinh Formosa steel plant in the Vung Ang economic zone in Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh.
Posted: December 3, 2012, 10:03 am
Technology lifts power outputThe application of science and technology in the areas of power generation, transmission and maintenance is a key factor in ensuring sustainable growth in Viet Nam's power sector, according to t...
Posted: November 30, 2012, 10:27 am
Energy usage contributes up to 35 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions in Viet Nam, Dr Nguyen Thi Hien Thuan from the Viet Nam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment told an A...
Posted: November 27, 2012, 4:28 pm
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai gave the go-ahead for the construction of Trung Son hydro-power plant in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Saturday.
Posted: November 26, 2012, 10:11 am
A number of power transformer stations in the central province of Quang Ngai are reported not to be producing to capacity, prompting local authorities to review the efficiency of the planning an...
Posted: November 15, 2012, 10:17 am
Viet Nam embraces wind powerAs an experienced country in wind power development, Denmark was willing to share knowledge and technology with Viet Nam and help tap the country's huge potential for this form of renewable ener...
Posted: November 9, 2012, 11:23 am
Authorities yesterday turned the first sod on an electrical project to connect islands and communes in the northern province of Quang Ninh to the national grid.
Posted: November 5, 2012, 12:08 pm
Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) is short of VND20 trillion (US$960 million) in funds targeted for work on electricity projects during the remainder of the year.
Posted: November 1, 2012, 5:11 pm
The US$2 billion Ca Mau Gas-Power-Fertiliser industrial zone was officially inaugurated in the southernmost province's U Minh District. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, general director of...
Posted: October 27, 2012, 9:34 am
The theme, Science Parks toward a Green Economy, of this year's Asian Science Park Association conference follows Viet Nam's sustainable development principles, Nguyen Quan, the minister of Scie...
Posted: October 26, 2012, 11:04 am
Nuclear reactionA Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Company model of a nuclear power plant draws attention yesterday at the 5th International Exhibition on Nuclear Power held at Friendship Culture Place in Ha Noi's T...
Posted: October 26, 2012, 9:00 am
Plastics industry forms regional planCountries in Asia are drawing up plans to make the plastics industry sustainable, with a focus on plastic recycling, officials from regional plastic associations said at the 22nd Asia Plastics F...
Posted: October 25, 2012, 10:08 am
New turbine in Bac Lieu's wind-power project ready for generationThe 10th tower and turbine in southern Bac Lieu Province's sea wind-power turbine project was installed successfully two days ago, completing the first phase of the project.
Posted: October 3, 2012, 12:20 pm
The Government has approved Lai Chau Rare Earth Co (Vimico) to manage Dong Pao rare earth mine, the largest in Viet Nam, says Vimico director Bui Van Huyen.
Posted: September 27, 2012, 11:55 am
Turbine on lineThe sixth turbine of Son La Hydro-electric Plant in northern Son La Province joined the national grid yesterday, marking the completion of the nation's biggest power plant. Construction of the p...
Posted: September 27, 2012, 9:41 am
A pioneering 25MW geothermal power plant will be built in the central province of Quang Tri's Dakrong District , according to the Viet Nam Thermal Association vice chairman Ta Huong.
Posted: September 26, 2012, 11:04 am
Central Quang Tri Province's Dakrong District will be the home for a pioneering 25MW geothermal power plant, according to the Deputy Chairman of Viet Nam Thermal Association Ta Huong.
Posted: September 24, 2012, 12:43 pm
Work underway on thermal power plantA ground breaking ceremony was held yesterday for Turbine No 2 of the O Mon Thermal Power Plant in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's Can Tho City.
Posted: September 21, 2012, 4:15 pm
Aviation experts from Viet Nam and the US discussed ways to strengthen co-operation in several areas including airport security and application of advanced technologies at a conference held in H...
Posted: September 21, 2012, 10:34 am
Asia-Pacific region eyes fisheriesRepresentatives of the Asia Pacific Fishery Commission's member countries gathered yesterday in Da Nang to discuss ways to develop regional fisheries in a sustainable manner.
Posted: September 21, 2012, 10:13 am
VN promotes nuclear peaceViet Nam will co-operate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other international oganisations in all nuclear energy related issues for peaceful purposes, said Minister of Scie...
Posted: September 18, 2012, 10:21 am


A zoning plan for animal husbandry in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta will be drawn up for the first time, following months of drought and saline intrusion.

Posted: June 4, 2016, 9:16 am
The first year of a four-year-long trial project on tuna fishing, buying, processing, and consumption has not yielded expected results, a meeting held in Khanh Hoa Province last Friday to review ...
Posted: December 22, 2015, 3:33 pm
Coffee farmers save water with cans and bottles

While farmers in developed countries may employ more sophisticated methods to reduce water use, coffee farmers in Viet Nam have been using waste items to plan a more effective irrigation.This helps...

Posted: August 27, 2015, 5:42 pm
Farmers benefit from co-operationFarmers in two Can Tho communes increased their profit margin by almost 50 per cent in last year's winter-spring crop by pooling land and other resources.
Posted: April 6, 2013, 8:52 am
Plan to protect rice crops from droughtLocal authorities plan to dredge rivers and canals in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta to create more irrigation water for 300,000ha of newly planted rice crops, which face saline-water intrusion and ...
Posted: March 30, 2013, 9:18 am
New saline-resistant rice varieties have helped farmers in coastal areas in the Mekong Delta become more efficient and earn higher profits.
Posted: March 30, 2013, 9:12 am
Safe vegetables need better promotionUp to 90 per cent of consumers cannot identify safe vegetables, according to a survey by the Viet Nam Standards and Consumers Association (VINASTAS).
Posted: March 16, 2013, 9:49 am
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are finding it difficult to sell high-quality and fragrant rice since traders are buying low-quality paddy, especially the IR 50404 variety.
Posted: March 16, 2013, 9:47 am
Farmers residing along the Hau River in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are turning away from rice cultivation to planting vegetables, even during the dry season, as the latter brings higher profits.
Posted: March 16, 2013, 9:45 am
ADB backs low carbon agricultureThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$111.88 million in loans to Vietnamese low-carbon agriculture projects.
Posted: March 8, 2013, 12:00 am
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development estimates that the country's total demand for fertiliser will reach 10.3 million tonnes, up 700,000 tonnes compared with last year's figure.
Posted: March 6, 2013, 12:00 am
Experts are warning that 70 per cent of the coffee plants in the Central Highlands could be so depleted by 2020 that they would require re-planting.
Posted: March 2, 2013, 7:38 am
Those who produce or trade substandard animal and poultry products will be subject to a fine up to VND200 million (US$9,600).
Posted: March 2, 2013, 5:31 am
Farmers on the central province of Quang Ngai's Ly Son Island were expecting a bumper winter-spring crop this year up to twice as large as in previous harvests.
Posted: February 7, 2013, 12:00 am
Asparagus a bonanza crop for poor farmersGrowing asparagus has become a path out of poverty for poor farmers in Son Thanh village in the central province of Nghe An.
Posted: February 2, 2013, 10:25 am
The National Agriculture Extension Centre has mapped out a series of measures to raise farmers' incomes and create a sustainable agricultural sector.
Posted: February 2, 2013, 10:23 am
Ha Mon has become the first commune in Kon Tum Province as well as the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region to achieve all 19 targets set in the government's New Rural Area Programme.
Posted: February 2, 2013, 10:22 am
Whispers wound maize pricesThe price of raw maize has dropped sharply in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta in recent days after rumours spread that the products were unsafe, leaving many growers facing losses.
Posted: February 1, 2013, 10:03 am
Ecosystem service scheme shows promise as parties share profitsViet Nam earned US$58 million from the collection of payments for eco system service (PES) schemes in 2012, the equivalent to the State budget allocation for the forestry sector.
Posted: February 1, 2013, 9:24 am
Rice producers seek to build on net grainsThe agriculture sector will try to maintain rice production area, raise productivity and further expand application of Good Agricultural Practices in rice cultivation this year.
Posted: January 30, 2013, 9:26 am
The international community has applauded Viet Nam's implementation of pubic-private partnership (PPP) models in the agricultural sector in the last two years, according to Minister for Agricult...
Posted: January 29, 2013, 9:54 am
Viet Nam rejects US claims of shrimp industry subsidyVietnamese seafood producers are prepared to embark on a long battle against a US Department of Commerce anti-subsidy investigation to see whether the country and six others have been engaged in...
Posted: January 29, 2013, 9:12 am
Pepper farms lack sustainabilityPepper farmers in Viet Nam have to pay more attention to sustainable farming as they face falling productivity, disease threats and an oversupply situation that will reduce prices and incomes, a...
Posted: January 28, 2013, 10:38 am
Drought destroys upland cropsA drought that began unusually at the end of September last year in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region has destroyed thousands of hectares of crops.
Posted: January 26, 2013, 9:47 am
Authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will help farmers expand soybean-rice fields by providing them with financing and training.
Posted: January 26, 2013, 9:46 am
North looks to south to supply flowers for TetTraders in northern Viet Nam have bought large quantities of flowers from farmers in the south for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, even though prices have increased compared to last y...
Posted: January 24, 2013, 10:27 am
Rice research institute encouraged to innovateDeputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan urged the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute to create new varieties of the staple grain.
Posted: January 19, 2013, 9:56 am
A small bio-refinery is converting seaweed into protein, fuel-blendable alcohol and a bacterial soil product in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bac Lieu.
Posted: January 14, 2013, 10:57 am
Pilot projects help improve rural incomes, say officialsThe income of residents in five rural communes in outlying HCM City have improved significantly as a result of a pilot project in the government's national new rural-area programme.
Posted: January 14, 2013, 10:46 am
The impressive 6 per cent growth that HCM City's agro-forestry and fisheries sectors achieved last year will be the target for this year as well, officials said at a review meeting last week.
Posted: January 14, 2013, 10:13 am
Ministry to introduce new food labelling standardsDeputy Minister of the Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu has announced a raft of new measures to ensure food safety at a conference on agricultural product distribution.
Posted: January 12, 2013, 9:45 am
Authorities in Can Gio District, a coastal area that is part of HCM City, have asked the city for permission to expand their swift bird-nest farming business.
Posted: January 12, 2013, 9:43 am
Rice farmers who agree to volunteer in a large-scale cultivation project will receive VND5 million per hectare under a proposal currently being finalised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural...
Posted: January 12, 2013, 9:41 am
The entire western coastal area, including Phu Tan, U Minh andTran Van Thoi districts in southern Ca Mau Province, is suffering fromserious saltwater intrusion.
Posted: January 8, 2013, 12:19 pm
Dong Nai livestock zones lack power, roadsMost animal husbandry zones in southern Dong Nai Province, the country's livestock hub, lack infrastructure and many household farms do not have enough money to move into the zones, according to...
Posted: January 5, 2013, 9:27 am
Safe, quarantined chickens bred and grown in Viet Nam have gone on sale in Ha Noi to combat the sale of diseased and rejected birds smuggled in from China by the truckload.
Posted: January 5, 2013, 9:10 am
Farmers who have been affected by natural disasters or by crop or livestock epidemics will now receive financial support from the Government at double previous levels in order to help them recov...
Posted: January 4, 2013, 9:00 am
Bui Hat's fishing boat with 13 men on board returned to shore in central Quang Ngai Province on Monday with its hold full of fish after nearly a month offshore.
Posted: January 3, 2013, 10:08 am
Fruit prices soar in Mekong DeltaFruit varieties grown in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are already fetching higher prices, nearly two months ahead of the Tet (lunar new year) holiday, when prices typically undergo a seasonal spike.
Posted: January 2, 2013, 10:49 am
Cane farmers struggle to sell cropsMany farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are unable to find traders to sell their sugarcane crop as sugar prices fall and sugar mills reduce production.
Posted: December 29, 2012, 9:25 am
Farmers in Dong Thap are making efforts to ensure Lai Vung mandarin oranges are ready for the coming Lunar New Year holiday, which begins in mid-February.
Posted: December 29, 2012, 9:22 am
Bui Dang Hung, chairman of Binh Thuan Dragon Fruit Association, yesterday rebutted rumours that local businesses made an agreement with each other to buy dragonfruit at a low price from local gr...
Posted: December 29, 2012, 9:20 am
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai yesterday urged the agriculture sector to make drastic changes in order to become more sustainable. Speaking at a conference held by the Ministry of Agricul...
Posted: December 29, 2012, 8:46 am
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to prevent and control the import of alien species of flora and fauna into the country.
Posted: December 27, 2012, 10:30 am
As an agricultural country, Viet Nam has great potential to develop bio-gas from agricultural and animal waste, a forum heard in HCM City yesterday.
Posted: December 27, 2012, 10:20 am
Amid increasing fears about food safety, Viet Nam aims to cut the contamination rate of plant-origin products by 10 per cent next year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announce...
Posted: December 26, 2012, 10:27 am
City agricultural park leads the wayProvinces planning to develop agricultural technology parks should learn from HCM City's experiences in building its Agricultural Hi-Tech Park, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has said.
Posted: December 25, 2012, 10:52 am
Pollution wipes out oyster farmsOver 100 households farming in Son Tra district's Man Quang Bay suffered a devastating blow to their seafood harvest when a dozen hectares of oyster farms were wiped out suspectedly due to water ...
Posted: December 24, 2012, 10:43 am
Mekong Delta flower business bloomsIt is a bit like selling ice to Eskimos, but that is exactly what flower farmers in the Mekong Delta are managing to do – selling flowers to Da Lat, the country's most important flower-growing p...
Posted: December 22, 2012, 10:12 am
Five villages growing ochna-blossoms for Tet - one of the traditional flowers of the season - in the central province of Binh Dinh are facing high financial losses because the yellow flowers hav...
Posted: December 22, 2012, 10:10 am