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HCM City stock exchange rolls out three new indicesThe Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange on November 18 introduced three new stock indices developed based on the investment requirements of local funds.
Posted: November 20, 2019, 10:12 am
Diverse skillsets come together to make flying pleasurable experience

Viet Nam News talks to Executive Sous Chef of VACS Nguyễn Thanh Vũ and Hải Âu Aviation's pilot Nguyễn Bá Hải.

Posted: November 20, 2019, 9:34 am
Annual furniture fair targets domestic marketThe 2019 Vietnam Furniture and Home Furnishing Fair will be held in HCM City from November 28 to December 1 to promote locally made wooden furniture, home decor and handicrafts.
Posted: November 20, 2019, 8:30 am
Vietnam Airlines takes off with digital transformationThe national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines won 2019 ICT award of Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) for its outstanding achievements and important contributions to the developm...
Posted: November 20, 2019, 8:00 am
Aviation industry seeks private investment amid explosive growth

The booming aviation sector in Việt Nam needs investment from the private sector to ensure that it has adequate airport infrastructure for continued expansion, experts have said.

Posted: November 20, 2019, 7:29 am
First Việt Nam Int'l Aviation Expo to open in HCM City1st Việt Nam International Aviation Expo to open in HCM City
Posted: November 20, 2019, 7:19 am
VN stocks bounce as opportunities arise at low-price rangesTuesday’s recovery partly made investors less pessimistic about the market’s short-term movement, especially when the market was in a serious lack of guiding information.
Posted: November 20, 2019, 7:14 am
Tourism helps more airlines take off in VietnamViệt Nam's booming tourism industry has led to growth in the aviation sector, with more routes and airlines creating a new landscape for the industry.
Posted: November 20, 2019, 7:11 am
Myanmar offers big market for Vietnamese goods, say expertsMyanmar is considered a very promising market for Vietnamese companies because of factors like cultural similarities, similar consumption trends, experts have said.
Posted: November 20, 2019, 7:08 am
An Giang's rice and fruit could be exported to the USUS consul general in HCM City pledged to create a bridge for An Giang’s agricultural products such as rice and fruit to export to the US in the future.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 4:15 pm
Most enterprises satisfied with tax administrative reformSeventy-eight per cent of surveyed enterprises expressed satisfaction with tax administrative reforms this year, up 3 per cent compared to 2016.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 3:30 pm
SBV cuts interest rate for a second time since SeptemberUnder SBV's Decision 2416, the annual interest rate was slashed by half a percentage point to 6.0 per cent for borrowers in priority sectors such as agriculture, export and supporting industries as...
Posted: November 19, 2019, 3:14 pm
Nearly 200 exhibitors to join Vietnam Medipharm Expo 2019 in Hà NộiVietnam Medipharm Expo 2019 will showcase pharmaceutical products and medical equipment in Việt Nam at 220 booths from December 5-7. 
Posted: November 19, 2019, 3:00 pm
Vietnamese longan to go to Australia Longan has become the fourth kind of Vietnamese fruit to be exported to Australia after litchi, mango and dragon fruit. However, experts say there is still a lot of work needed for Viet Nam to secu...
Posted: November 19, 2019, 12:17 pm
New $22m livestock feed plant opens in Hà NamThe US Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) launched its latest livestock feed plant, worth 20 million euros (more than $22.1 million), in the northern province of Hà Nam on Tuesday.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 12:00 pm
Vietjet named Asia Pacific's low cost airline of the year 2019The award honoured Vietjet for the airline's strong expansion of its international network. This is a highly attractive position given Việt Nam’s favourable economic prospects and fast-growing mark...
Posted: November 19, 2019, 12:00 pm
Software firms are adding more value to their products

TMA Solutions, one of the largest software outsourcing companies in Việt Nam, has established the TMA Innovation Centre to develop new software products and solutions based on Industry 4.0 techn...

Posted: November 19, 2019, 9:00 am
Foreign investors allowed 34 per cent holding at Vietnamese airlines

The limit for foreign investors’ ownership in Vietnamese air transport businesses will be increased to 34 per cent from the current 30 per cent, according to a prime minister’s decree signed las...

Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:56 am
Tết Festival 2020 to open in HCM City in JanuaryA new Tết (Lunar New Year) Festival 2020 will be organised in HCM City from January 3 to January 5 next year to honor Việt Nam’s cultural and culinary values.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:35 am
Firms from Hà Nội and Poland seek co-operation

Representatives of Hà Nội enterprises and their counterparts from Poland gathered in the capital yesterday to seek potential co-operation at a forum.

Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:32 am
UPCoM offers opportunities for market players

Although the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) attracts less attention from investors than the Hồ Chí Minh and Hà Nội stock exchanges, the market still offers potential opportunities for ma...

Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Law on Enterprises needs greater reformsViệt Nam must continue to improve on its Law on Enterprises, experts and researchers said at a law conference in Hà Nội yesterday.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 7:46 am
Local stocks keep falling on profit earningVietnamese shares slipped on Monday as investors continued seeking profits from previous gains made by large-caps.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 7:36 pm
SCIC to sell all shares in thermal power firmThe State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) wants to sell all of its 51.4 million shares in Quảng Ninh Thermal Power JSC.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 4:48 pm
PGBank, HDBank merger could finish in June 2020PGBank was previously planned to partner with Vietinbank, but the deal fell through in late April 2018.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 3:56 pm
Foreign investors allowed 34 per cent holding at Vietnamese airlines

The limit for foreign investors’ ownership in Vietnamese air transport businesses will be increased to 34 per cent from the current 30 per cent, according to a prime minister’s decree signed las...

Posted: November 18, 2019, 3:30 pm
10-year-old Keieijuku proves to be successful business courseSome 400 entrepreneurs across the country gathered in Hà Nội on Friday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Keieijuku Business Course.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 12:10 pm
First Vietpresso coffee contest held in HCM CityReal Bean Coffee, Trung Nguyên Legend and Lamant Coffee won the gold, silver and bronze prizes at the first Vietpresso Contest held in HCM City last week.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:57 am
Taiwan enhances healthcare ties with Việt NamLeading hospitals in Taiwan are seeking to enhance cooperation with Vietnamese hospitals and promote their medical services and technology to Vietnamese citizens.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:36 am
Vinalines to sell its own stake from Inlaco-HPVietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) will sell approximately 1.52 million shares, equivalent to 24.9 per cent of the International Labour and Services Stock Company (Inlaco-HP).
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:15 am
Over 500 firms to take part international textile and garment industry exhibitions in HCM City

Four expos showcasing technologies, solutions and trends meant to upgrade the entire textile and footwear production chain will be held under one roof in HCM City from November 20 to 23.

Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:15 am
VN30 firms take 92% of all top listed firms’ total Q3 profitsThree companies in the HNX30-Index posting losses in the third quarter were PetroVietnam Coating Corporation (PVB), Trí Việt Group (TVC) and constructor Vimeco JSC (VMC).
Posted: November 18, 2019, 10:36 am
Local shares to fluctuate due to lack of good news

Shares look set to fluctuate next week due to a lack of supportive information and cautious sentiment triggered by a mixture of news from the world market, brokerages have predicted.

Posted: November 18, 2019, 10:30 am
SBV proposes account freezes to tackle fraud

Under the proposal, commercial banks could freeze accounts if they have sufficient evidence the accounts were used for or involved in fraudulent and illegal activates.

Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:39 am
Better State management on C/O needed to avoid trade frauds

The State management efficiency in granting certificates of origin for enterprises needs to be improved to reduce trade frauds.

Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:12 am
Pork supply to meet demand on domestic market next monthsAlthough pork is plentiful right now, the demand is expected to rise at the end of the year, then rocket by as much as 25 per cent when the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday is coming near.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:11 am
MPS warns against over possible Ponzi schemes

The Ministry of Public Security has issued a warning against investing in Eagle Rock Global (ERG) as the firm shows many signs of a fraudulent business and most likely is a running a Ponzi scheme.

Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:10 am
Citi, Lazada unveil credit card partnership in VNCiti, the largest pan-regional credit issuer, and Lazada Group, Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform, have announced the launch of a new Lazada Citi credit card in Việt Nam.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:30 am
Household businesses to be regulated: NA deputiesA number of National Assembly (NA) deputies agreed household businesses should be subject to the amended Law on Enterprises yesterday.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 8:28 am
Deputy PM welcomes CEO of US energy companyDeputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Friday for Scott Kicker, Founder and CEO of the US-based Gen X Energy Company, which is exploring a liquefied natural gas proje...
Posted: November 16, 2019, 8:14 am
Listed auto retailers' shares suffer from low earningsAccording to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, total auto sales in October exceeded 27,400 vehicles in October, down 3 per cent year on year.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 8:11 am
Steel products experience slow consumption in October

Consumption of steel products, especially colour-coated steel, declined in October while production continued to rise, according to the Vietnam Steel Association

Posted: November 16, 2019, 8:09 am
Rice quality key to exportsVietnamese rice producers and exporters needed to focus on quality and supplying products that were in demand, rather than simply looking at quantity.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 8:06 am
Việt Nam companies facing longer downtimes from cyberbreachesOrganisations in Việt Nam are facing longer downtimes caused by cybersecurity breaches, compared to the regional and global averages, according to a recent Cisco study.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 8:02 am
Platinum Victory buys additional 12.6 million shares in REEIn late August, Platinum Victory offered to buy 31.3 million REE shares from current shareholders for VNĐ45,000 (US$1.95) per share.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 7:45 am
MoF to give tax incentives for automobile manufacturers, electric car importsPrime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has instructed the Ministry of Finance to look at taxes and fees related to automobile manufacturing and assembly in order to help the sector grow....
Posted: November 16, 2019, 7:42 am
VN-Index drops for third day, dragged down by heavyweight stocksBlue chips diverged when 13 of the top 30 largest shares by market value and liquidity on the southern bourse gained and 12 advanced.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 7:02 am
ASEAN passes protocols to enhance air connectivityTransport ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) yesterday adopted two protocols to integrate the air transport in the region, moving towards the ambitious goal of a single...
Posted: November 16, 2019, 6:18 am
Vingroup Chairman listed among world’s 50 theme park influencersChairman of Vingroup Phạm Nhật Vượng has been named among the top 50 theme park influencers in the world for his innovation and creativity in the global theme park industry in 2019....
Posted: November 16, 2019, 12:06 am
PNJ signs deal with Walt Disney to use its images

Phú Nhuận Jewelry JSC has announced a tie-up with Walt Disney, one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, which gives it the right to use that company’s images.

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Posted: November 15, 2019, 7:20 pm

Industry

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

Agriculture

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