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Course on sustainable debt management held in Hà NộiA training course on sustainable national debt management is taking place in Hanoi as part of Vietnam’s public debt management reform programme.
Posted: February 26, 2020, 7:25 am
Bình Định green lights two wind power plantsThe investor would have its approval revoked if it failed to implement the projects within a year, according to the province.
Posted: February 26, 2020, 7:17 am
Potential for Việt Nam-US farm produce trade remains hugeViệt Nam and the US held huge potential for co-operation in farm produce trade, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Quốc Doanh said.
Posted: February 26, 2020, 7:15 am
Shares bounce back on bottom purchasesShares reclaimed some of the ground lost in the previous day’s sharp sell-off on worries about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Posted: February 26, 2020, 6:41 am
EVN produces one third of total power output

Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN) has produced 7,185 MW of power, accounting for 33.2 per cent of Việt Nam’s total power output in the 2016-20 period, according to the revised Power Development Mast...

Posted: February 25, 2020, 6:43 pm
Việt Nam needs new approaches to fund development: ADB expertAs Việt Nam is estimated to need on average US$210 billion in infrastructure per year through 2030 to meet its development targets, Asian Development Bank (ADB) expert suggested the country should ...
Posted: February 25, 2020, 5:02 pm
Finance ministry to provide legal support to SMEsThe Ministry of Finance has issued a plan to provide legal consultancies to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) this year with focus on tax, customs, securities, price and insurance regulati...
Posted: February 25, 2020, 4:14 pm
Banks to reschedule debt payment for epidemic-affected customersThe State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) has told banks to reschedule debt repayments to help customers affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:58 pm
Vinacomin's subsidiary to divest from Nghe An-based non-ferrous companyThe Vinacomin – Minerals Holding Corporation (Vimico) is planning to sell nearly 2.4 million shares, worth over VNĐ23.6 billion (about US$1 million), in the Nghệ Tĩnh Non-ferrous Metal JSC....
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:23 pm
Thailand imposes anti-dumping duty on Vietnamese steel productsThailand will impose anti-dumping tariff ranging from 6.97 per cent to 51.61 per cent of cost, insurance and freight (CIF) prices on some imported steel products from Việt Nam.
Posted: February 25, 2020, 3:17 pm
EVN to increase cashless payments for power billsElectricity of Việt Nam (EVN) will promote cashless payments to reach the goal of 75 per cent of customers paying their bills digitally by 2025.
Posted: February 25, 2020, 2:45 pm
Vietnam Airlines offers discounted tickets on several int'l routes The super-saving tickets are applied for HCM City-Kuala Lumpur flights departing from February 24 to May 20, 2020 and for those on the HCM City-Singapore route from February 24 to May 30, 2020, the...
Posted: February 25, 2020, 2:39 pm
Gold prices fall in the marketAfter soaring to an eight-year high yesterday, domestic gold prices fell between VNĐ1.3 million and VNĐ2 million (US$56-86) per tael on February 25.
Posted: February 25, 2020, 2:34 pm
THACO exports 40 Kia Grand Carnival cars to Thailand

Trường Hải Auto Corporation, or THACO, has exported 40 Kia Grand Carnival cars to Thailand.

Posted: February 25, 2020, 10:13 am
State-owned coal, oil producers urged to respond to COVID-19

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has instructed State-owned coal and oil-gas producers to develop measures to respond to impact of the acute respiratory disease caused by the COVID-19 outbreak...

Posted: February 25, 2020, 9:00 am
Singapore firms seek suppliers of agricultural products in Viêt Nam

A delegation of firms from Singapore was expected to visit Việt Nam at the end of this month to seek fruit and vegetable suppliers, as imports from China were declining due to the outbreak of no...

Posted: February 25, 2020, 8:12 am
Gold prices soar to eight-year high

Domestic gold prices soared to an eight-year high on Monday, reaching VNĐ49.4 million (US$2,128.66) per tael ($1,766.4 per ounce).

Posted: February 25, 2020, 8:11 am
Widespread disease slams the stock marketThe spread of COVID-19 outside China severely affected Asian financial markets on Monday and Việt Nam’s market was no exception.
Posted: February 25, 2020, 7:29 am
Company profit growth to slow down in 2020: reports

Corporate earnings were forecast to slow in 2020 as the economy became more vulnerable to external factors, data firms and securities businesses forecast.

Posted: February 25, 2020, 7:21 am
Việt Nam records trade deficit in first half of FebruaryViệt Nam recorded a trade deficit of US$30 million in the first half of February, according to the General Department of Customs.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 6:40 pm
Mastercard appoints Safdar Khan as Division President for Southeast Asia Emerging MarketsMastercard on Monday announced the appointment of Safdar Khan as Division President for Southeast Asia Emerging Markets, to further expand the region’s cashless agenda and will be supported by Winn...
Posted: February 24, 2020, 4:16 pm
MoIT fines online sellers hiking prices of face masks and hand sanitiser Sellers hiking the prices of face masks and hand sanitiser on some e-commerce websites have been fined.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 4:01 pm
Export activities at border gates still slow: MinistryExport activities through border gates with China were still slow by February 23, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 3:42 pm
BIDV puts auto firm Vinaxuki up for sale to recover bad debtThe Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has announced plans to put secured assets of Xuân Kiên Auto JSC (Vinaxuki) up for auction to recover the VNĐ1.26 trillion (US$55 million) n...
Posted: February 24, 2020, 3:36 pm
What effect will COVID-19 have on Viet Nam's FMCG market?The COVID-19 epidemic is having an impact on Vietnamese consumer behaviour in the first quarter and will possibly continue in the second quarter, according to global data and consulting company Kan...
Posted: February 24, 2020, 11:30 am
Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu authorities step in, warn against land price bubble due to Vincom rumour

Authorities in a ward in Châu Đức District in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu are warning buyers to be careful when buying land there, saying rumours about a giant property company buyi...

Posted: February 24, 2020, 10:56 am
Vietnam-based Amanotes ranks among top mobile app publishers worldwide
Amanotes, a mobile game publisher based in Viet Nam, has been ranked among the top positions worldwide in two recent major surveys of the rapidly growing global mobile market....
Posted: February 24, 2020, 10:46 am
HCM City draws up specific policies for large firms

HCM City plans to draw up specific policies for firms having capital of more than VNĐ100 billion (US$4.3 million) in the first quarter of this year, and has committed to create more favourable c...

Posted: February 24, 2020, 10:10 am
Japanese businesses to invest in Việt Nam’s services and retailServices and retail are forecast to attract a large amount of Japanese direct investment into Việt Nam this year.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 8:58 am
Sugar stocks on the rise thank to global rising pricesShares of sugar companies has gained sharply as raw sugar prices are skyrocketing on the world market.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 8:51 am
Services sector to promote IT applicationThe restructuring of the services sector would be hastened towards increasing the application of high technologies and artificial intelligence to improve competitiveness.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 8:40 am
ACV expects 2020 profit down by VNĐ6 trillion due to disease influence

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) expects profit this year will reach just VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$73.4 million), a decrease of more than VNĐ6 trillion compared to the year’s forecast, due t...

Posted: February 24, 2020, 8:34 am
Đồng Nai becoming housing hot spot as neighbouring HCM City runs out of landEleven major real estate projects will be developed in Đồng Nai this year, according to the province People’s Committee.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 7:55 am
MoIT to give fixed prices for more solar power projectsThe Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has had a change of heart on the bidding mechanism for solar power tariffs in Việt Nam.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 7:07 am
Work starts on $59m wind power plant in Sóc Trăng

The first phase of the plant is slated for completion at the end of 2020, it said. 

Posted: February 24, 2020, 7:00 am
Foreign capital keeps flowing out to weigh on VN stocksLast week’s net-selling figure jumped nearly 600 per cent from the number recorded in the previous week.
Posted: February 24, 2020, 6:19 am
Vietnam Airlines, Vinpearl to boost VN-Russia tourist links

Vietnam Airlines and Vinpearl will team up to open eight weekly flights between Việt Nam and Russia in 2020, a representative from the national flag carrier revealed.

Posted: February 23, 2020, 5:38 pm
Digital platforms improve competitivenessDigital platforms are no longer exclusive to tech companies, and they have become increasingly popular in other sectors as they look to enhance their competitiveness.
Posted: February 22, 2020, 8:35 am
Telecoms firms turning to digital content

With tightened management over pre-activated SIM cards, the number of mobile phone subscriptions was 125.8 million last year, a year-on-year decrease of 3.5 per cent.

Posted: February 22, 2020, 8:26 am
Ownership certificates for condotels could solve market issues: expertsExperts believe the State's issuance of ownership certificates for non-residential real estate projects will solve existing difficulties in Việt Nam’s real estate market.
Posted: February 22, 2020, 8:20 am
Gold prices soar at home and abroadThe domestic gold price soared yesterday while global prices hit a seven-year peak amid the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: February 22, 2020, 8:07 am
Việt Nam will promote agricultural mechanisation: PMPrime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has requested ministries, localities and businesses strengthen co-operation to develop agricultural mechanisation and processing of agricultural products....
Posted: February 22, 2020, 7:57 am
Banks speed recruitment to meet expansion plansMany banks have announced the recruitment of a large number of personnel to meet business expansion plans in 2020.
Posted: February 22, 2020, 7:46 am
Train services derailed by funding chaosViet Nam could cease to have an operating train system in less than two weeks unless a funding issue at Vietnam Railways (VNR) is resolved, an official has said.
Posted: February 22, 2020, 7:45 am
VN stocks fall as investors look for short-term profits Vietnamese shares declined on Friday as investors looked for profits in large-caps and the banking sector.
Posted: February 22, 2020, 7:02 am
IFC increases trade finance limits to support Vietnamese businesses amid Covid-19The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced it has increased trade finance limits for Vietnamese banks to improve their capacity to cover payment risks in granting trade financing to loca...
Posted: February 21, 2020, 5:19 pm
State-owned Vinalines to divest capital from 13 firms in 2020The State-owned Việt Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) plans to divest capital from 13 member companies this year.
Posted: February 21, 2020, 5:09 pm
Ministry warns about impersonation of national branding programmeThe Ministry of Industry and Trade has warned about the impersonation of the Việt Nam national branding programme for the purpose of fraud.
Posted: February 21, 2020, 2:46 pm
Consumer finance firm FE Credit turns joint-stockThe State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has approved consumer finance firm FE Credit to change its legal status from limited liability to joint stock.
Posted: February 21, 2020, 1:41 pm
New industrial zone approved for Bình Định Province

Expected to cost more than VNĐ3.33 trillion (US$143 million), the IZ will span 1,000ha in Canh Vinh Commune, Vân Canh District.

Posted: February 21, 2020, 11:00 am

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