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Brazil envoy calls for tapping bilateral trade potentialThere is great potential to expand and diversify trade between Việt Nam and Brazil, and the two governments should enable that potential to be tapped into, the Brazilian ambassador to Việt Nam has ...
Posted: May 20, 2019, 6:28 pm
Fisheries exports forecast to pick up after listless first quarterFisheries exports could increase by 8 per cent this quarter, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:18 pm
Community Disaster Prevention Fund honours enterprises
Joining the activities for community were part of Vietjet employees’ life since the first days of establishment and absolutely in future, Vietjet vice president Đỗ Xuân Quang said. ...
Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:12 pm
Indian giant proposes to build IT centre in HCM City

The Hindustan Computers Limited from India plans to establish an information and technology centre in HCM City, which will provide training for about 10,000 IT engineers over the next five years...

Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:59 am
Auchan retail chain to leave Việt Nam

Those outlets generated 45 million euros (US$50.4 million) in revenue in 2018 and are still suffering losses.

Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:58 am
Korean threat actor creates malware to identify connected Bluetooth devicesScarCruft, a Korean-speaking threat actor, has tested and created new tools and techniques, and extended both the range and volume of information collected from victims.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:57 am
Mitsui & Co to invest in Vietnamese shrimp producer Minh PhúMitsui & Co Ltd has agreed to acquire a 35.1 per cent of stake in Minh Phú Seafood Joint Stock Company, the world’s biggest shrimp integrator from farming and processing to sales....
Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:56 am
Investors still waiting for new rental prices at Saigon High-Tech Park Dozens of businesses that want to invest in Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP) in District 9 have not received approval because the city has yet to announce new land rental prices for public land.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:54 am
Hà Giang beef receives geographical indication

The geographical indication for Hà Giang beef covers beef produced in six districts -- Đồng Văn, Mèo Vạc, Yên Minh, Quản Bạ, Hoàng Su Phì and Xín Mần.

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Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:53 am
Khang Điền House to issue 130 million shares for dividend and bonus payments

Khang Điền House Trading and Investment JSC (HoSE: KDH) plans to issue 130 million bonus shares for dividend payments and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) distribution.

Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:51 am
Trường Thành Furniture to acquire ceramics firm to raise capital

Trường Thành Furniture Corporation (HoSE: TTF) would acquire Thiên Thanh Sanitaryware JSC on Tuesday to avoid the risk of cumulative losses outpacing charter capital, cafef.vn reported.

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Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:50 am
Market to face difficulties while VN-Index approaching 980 points

The Vietnamese market is expected to move modestly this week as VN-Index approaches its difficult resistance level of 980 points, analysts said.

Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:48 am
Abivin crowns start-up world cup champions

Vietnamese logistics application service provider Abivin beat rivals from 40 countries to win the Start-up World Cup 2019 on Friday (local time) in the United States.

Posted: May 20, 2019, 9:05 am
Banks to issue chip cards in place of 21 million magnetic strip cardsSeven banks will start issuing ATM chip cards that meet EMV standards to replace magnetic strip cards in collaboration with the National Payment Corporation of Việt Nam starting from May 28.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 9:00 am
High profits lead to stiff competition in credit card marketBoth domestic and foreign banks are offering preferential programmes to lure more credit card holders to compete for a larger market and a piece of the high profits generated by the credit card seg...
Posted: May 20, 2019, 9:00 am
Moderate credit growth positive for Việt Nam’s economyDespite credit growth among Vietnamese credit institutions remaining low this year, experts are not concerned about the slowdown, saying it was a good sign for the economy.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 9:00 am
Alibaba Cloud, China Telecom, Google Cloud, HUAWEI CLOUD & McAfee – Catch them all in one place at Cloud Expo Asia, Hong KongAlibaba Cloud, China Telecom, Google Cloud, HUAWEI CLOUD & McAfee – Catch them all in one place at Cloud Expo Asia, Hong Kong
Posted: May 20, 2019, 7:01 am
Fund for development of SMEs to established
The Fund for Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) will be established and start operation in July, according to a recently-issued decree....
Posted: May 18, 2019, 11:25 am
Ministry eyes new management of ride-hailing platformsIf the proposal goes ahead, companies like Grab, Uber and GoViet will be managed as a separate entity from traditional taxi firms
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:53 am
Vietnamese firms urged to embrace digital transformationVietnamese firms should embrace digital transformation to stay afloat in the Industry 4.0 era, delegates said at a seminar in HCM City on Friday.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:50 am
Korean Dentium debuts factory in Đà NẵngThe Korean Dentium company, a high-quality implant producer, has introduced its first ICT Vina Factory in the central city’s Hi-Tech Park after four months of construction.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:46 am
Vietnamese firms strive to increase apparel exports to CanadaVietnamese textile and garment exports to Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) markets have failed to match the country's stature as the world’s second largest apparel exporter.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:41 am
Sharing mechanism needed for fintech development

A “regulatory sandbox” and a sharing mechanism were needed for the development of Việt Nam’s fintech industry, experts said at a seminar on Thursday.

Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:40 am
Logistics sector grapples with poor infrastructureThe weakness of infrastructure and high transport costs have been barriers for Vietnamese firms to fully tap into the sector’s potential, said Trần Thanh Hải, deputy director of Import-Export Depar...
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:38 am
HCM City dept fosters growth of science and technology businessesThe Department of Science and Technology has been supporting the development of science and technology businesses with numerous programmes and State policies.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:35 am
Ninh Thuận a boom town for quality shrimp fry production The south-central province of Ninh Thuận expects to produce 33 – 35 billion shrimp fry this year against 31 billion last year, the province’s Fisheries Seed Producers Association said....
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:27 am
Steel companies post disappointing results in Q1 despite strong market growth

Listed steel companies have reported disappointing business results in the first quarter despite strong growth in the domestic market, which they have attributed to the high cost of capital.

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Posted: May 18, 2019, 7:58 am
Transport ministry after investment to fund North-South ExpresswayThe ministry is calling for domestic and foreign investors to fund the 654km North-South Expressway project, set to pass through 13 cities and provinces
Posted: May 18, 2019, 7:28 am
Oil stocks lift domestic market
Vietnamese shares rallied for the fifth straight session on Friday, propped up by strong gains by oil and gas stocks....
Posted: May 18, 2019, 6:56 am
OCB pioneers use of Software Defined NetworkingThe Orient Commercial Bank (OCB) on Thursday announced that it would become one of the first banks in Việt Nam to apply software defined networking (SDN), a new technology standard expected to be w...
Posted: May 17, 2019, 9:08 pm
Emirates reports profits for 31st straight yearThe Emirates Group announced its 31st consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 9:05 pm
Vietjet  joins 2019 Taipei Tourism Expo, offering ticket promotion These discounted tickets, which are available only at www.vietjetair.com, will applied on all routes linking Việt Nam and Taiwan, including HCM City/Hà Nội – Kaohsiung/ Taipei/ Taichung and HCM Cit...
Posted: May 17, 2019, 9:05 pm
Petrol prices drop for the first time since MarchPetrol retail prices were reduced as of 3pm on Friday after three consecutive increases since March, the ministries of Industry and Trade and Finance announced.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 5:43 pm
VAMC to reclaim US$2.13 billion in bad debts
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:52 pm
Austrian Embassy opens Trade Office in HCM CityThe Trade Office of the Austrian Embassy, which opened in HCM City on May 16, expected to help connect business communities of Việt Nam and Austria.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:39 pm
Mitsui & Co to invest in Vietnamese shrimp producer Minh PhúMitsui & Co Ltd has agreed to acquire a 35.1 per cent of stake in Minh Phú Seafood Joint Stock Company, the world’s biggest shrimp integrator from farming and processing to sales....
Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:12 pm
Banks need further administrative reforms: conferenceMore administrative reform is needed in the banking industry to make it easier for businesses and individuals to get credit, experts told a conference in HCM City yesterday (May 16).
Posted: May 17, 2019, 8:31 am
Shark catfish exports to US, China fall

Exports of Mekong Delta shark catfish to the US and China, two of the biggest buyers of the products, have dropped compared to the figure last year.

Posted: May 17, 2019, 8:26 am
Vietnamese businesses fear fallout of US-China trade war

Many Vietnamese enterprises are keeping a close eye on the escalating US-China trade war and have expressed concern about its possible adverse impact on their business.

Posted: May 17, 2019, 8:23 am
Vietnamese đồng expected to hover around VNĐ23,200 per dollar in Q2The Vietnamese đồng will fluctuate around VNĐ23,200 in the next few months thanks to a positive supply source in the local market, according to the National Centre for Socio-Economic Information an...
Posted: May 17, 2019, 8:07 am
VN-Index rises despite selling pressure

High selling pressure during the final minutes of trading limited gains, but the benchmark VN-Index still managed maintain its rally thanks to the performance of some large-cap stocks....
Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:05 am
Việt Nam has great potential in resort market developmentViệt Nam has great potential for development of resort and real estate in general by this year end and beyond due to increase of demand and high economic growth.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 6:16 am
1400 Corp 3 Vietjet offers special promotion for Việt Nam-Japan routesVietjet is offering travellers a new treat with an exclusive promotion for all its Japan routes, the airline announced on Wednesday.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 2:42 am
Vietnamese banks face challenges in digital banking transformation
Vietnamese banks are facing challenges of network security, customer trust and legal framework during digital transformation in banking, experts said at a conference in HCM City yesterday....
Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:20 am
Vingroup sell US$1 billion stake to South Korean firm

Việt Nam’s real estate, tech and retail conglomerate Vingroup JSC (Vingroup) yesterday signed a billion dollar deal with the Republic of Korea’s SK Group.

Posted: May 16, 2019, 10:44 pm
Cuba welcomes Vietnamese businesses, investors: official

Cuba stands ready to support Vietnamese businesses and investors, President of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce Orlando Hernandez has said.

Posted: May 16, 2019, 10:29 pm
Risk of money laundering in Việt Nam assessed at ‘average level’The report said the risk of money laundering in the banking and real estate sector was at "a high level" as it accounted for almost 90 per cent of suspicious transactions
Posted: May 16, 2019, 4:08 pm
Vietnamese solar power manufacturer expands in New Zealand

The centre was designed with total capacity of 10.8 kWp to generate an average of 11,997 kWh per year, while reducing emissions of 9.7 tonnes of carbon to the environment

Posted: May 16, 2019, 4:00 pm
CP Việt Nam to export poultry products by 2020The project will include an animal feed plant to produce 300,000 tonnes of feed annually and five farms producing breeding chicken with a total capacity of 53.6 million chicks each year
Posted: May 16, 2019, 3:25 pm
Vietnam Airlines offers 7.5 million seats in summerIn the peak three months, the carrier will offer more than 4.8 million seats for domestic flights, up 422,000 seats year-on-year
Posted: May 16, 2019, 2:57 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