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Economy

VN surpasses Hong Kong in port throughput Việt Nam’s container throughput surpassed Hong Kong’s in the first half of this year, possibly in part due to trade diversion amid the trade war between China and the US, reported the Chinese news...
Posted: July 22, 2019, 5:15 pm
Vietnam Airlines launches Đà Nẵng - Busan flightThe national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Sunday launched a new route between the central city of Đà Nẵng and Busan city, connecting Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK)....
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:34 pm
MoF proposes tax cut for small firmsThe Ministry of Finance (MoF) is proposing a regulation that exempts micro and small enterprises from corporate income tax for two years after they have sufficient income subject to taxation.
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:24 pm
Vietjet gets green light for Hà Nội-New Delhi routeBudget carrier Vietjet has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) to conduct flights between the capital city of Hà Nội and India’s New Delhi....
Posted: July 22, 2019, 11:10 am
Domestic industry needs technology transferVietnamese enterprises need more opportunities to get technology transfers from foreign investment activities and join ventures with foreign partners for sustainable development of the domestic ind...
Posted: July 22, 2019, 9:04 am
Aviation sector growth slowsA CAAV report on aviation service quality in the first half of this year found that aviation sector, including local and international airlines, transported 38.5 million passengers, up 9.4 per cent...
Posted: July 22, 2019, 8:54 am
HCM City firms’ exports increase by 9.2 per centExports by HCM City-based enterprises in the first six months of the year topped US$19.6 billion, a 9.2 per cent increase year-on-year, according to the city People’s Committee.
Posted: July 22, 2019, 7:47 am
Promoting renewable energy an urgent requirement: Experts

Along with its rapid economic growth, Việt Nam’s electricity demand is also increasing strongly, at around 10 per cent a year, causing huge pressure on the energy sector, according to the Minist...

Posted: July 22, 2019, 7:23 am
VN stocks to struggle amid mixed corporate earningsThe ongoing earnings season has created a divergence among groups of stocks and could derail the market from its short-term uptrend.
Posted: July 21, 2019, 4:49 pm
VN has trade surplus of about $1.6 billion in H1Việt Nam gained a trade surplus of $1.59 billion in the first half of this year, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Customs.
Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:58 am
PVN facing difficulties in ensuring national energy reservesThe Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) needs to set up a national energy reserve centre to deal with emergencies when there are interruptions in the supply source, said Deputy General Director of Viet...
Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:51 am
HCM City co-working office space market developing strongly

The flexible office market in HCM City comprising co-working and serviced offices is among the fastest growing in the Asia Pacific, market researchers said.

Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:51 am
HCM City sets scorching economic pace in first half

HCM City’s economy grew by 7.86 per cent year-on-year in the first half of the year to VNĐ611.5  trillion (US$26.3 billion).

Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:44 am
Sơn La Longan and Safe Farm Produce Week 2019 launched in Hà Nội

Building a good trade marketing campaign will help provinces not only to increase sales of their agricultural products but effectively build their product brands.

Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:31 am
Vietnamese firms urged to export through AmazonVietnamese businesses, especially small and medium-sized ones, should export their products through the Amazon e-commerce sales platform, a seminar heard in HCM City yesterday.
Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:24 am
MoMo leads in e-wallet market: poll

MoMo was voted the most popular electronic wallet in Việt Nam in 2019 in a poll conducted by Nhịp Cầu Đầu Tư (Investment Bridge) magazine.

Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:15 am
Property supply expected to increase in H2The supply of real estate products is expected to surge in the second half of the year but a market bubble is unlikely to form, according to general secretary of the Việt Nam Association of Propert...
Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:07 am
ADB maintains Viet Nam’s 2019 growth forecast at 6.8 per cent

The predictions in the Asian Development Outlook Supplement are unchanged from the forecasts made in the April report.

Posted: July 20, 2019, 7:39 am
VN-Index finishes the week on a positive note

Vietnamese shares picked up on Friday as market sentiment turned positive again during the earnings season, following an official comment from a Fed official.

Posted: July 20, 2019, 7:37 am
Viettel posts profit of US$915 millionViettel Group posted consolidated profit of VNĐ21.3 trillion (US$915 million) in the first half of the year, representing a 10.2 per cent year-on-year increase and surpassing 24.7 per cent of set t...
Posted: July 20, 2019, 4:43 am
Indovina Bank, Cathay Holdings and Finaxar partners to finance Vietnamese SMEsFinaxar Việt Nam, Indovina Bank and Cathay Financial Holdings on Thursday announced its partnership to improve access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Việt Nam.
Posted: July 19, 2019, 5:28 pm
FPT Retail focuses on pharmacy segmentFPT Digital Retail JSC (FPT Retail) recorded net revenue of more than VNĐ8 trillion (US$343.35 million) in the first half of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 7.5 per cent.
Posted: July 19, 2019, 3:14 pm
East Rift Valley enters Singapore, Malaysia; New South New Direction of Revenue
Posted: July 19, 2019, 2:49 pm
State Treasury raises over $343m via G-bondsThe State Treasury of Việt Nam mobilised VNĐ8 trillion (US$343.35 million) through Government bond auctions on the Hà Nội Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
Posted: July 19, 2019, 11:50 am
Cashew export volume up more than 21 per cent in JuneIn the first six months of this year, cashew nut exports reached 195,700 tonnes, worth about $1.5 billion, up 12.2 per cent in volume, but down 12.1 per cent in value year on year.
Posted: July 19, 2019, 11:39 am
Construction firm Coteccons prepares for revenue and profit to fallThe company expects profit to decrease by 14 per cent against 2018, at VNĐ1.3 trillion.
Posted: July 19, 2019, 10:58 am
Vietnamese firms urged to transform in digital age

The internet and smartphones are having a profound impact on consumers in many areas and offering manufacturers and retailers the opportunity to promote their products while also bringing challe...

Posted: July 19, 2019, 10:45 am
PAN Group offers to buy over 7.7 million Bibica sharesVietnamese agriculture and food company PAN Group Joint Stock Company (PAN) has just offered to buy more than 7.7 million shares of Bibica Corporation, one of the leading confectionery businesses i...
Posted: July 19, 2019, 10:29 am
HCM City seeks to become global financial hub

HCM City has committed to develop a detailed plan to turn the city into a regional and international financial hub after years of delay in carrying out the ambitious goal.

Posted: July 19, 2019, 9:05 am
Low disbursement of public investment in H1: MPIThe Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) must review obstacles in disbursing public investment as well as accelerate the speed of capital allocation, especially Government bonds and official d...
Posted: July 19, 2019, 9:00 am
Japanese cosmetics and drugstore chain to enter Việt NamThe chain recently signed a co-operation deal with Việt Nam’s Lotus Food Group.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 10:27 pm
VN stocks fall, mounting sell pressure hits large-capsVietnamese shares finished Thursday on a negative note as large-cap firms were unable to hold up against mounting selling pressure.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:27 pm
VN suffered the most offline cyber attacks in all Southeast AsiaOffline attacks are when malicious code spreads via USB, CD, DVD and other offline methods.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 5:35 pm
Foreign currency lending abolished – impact on enterprisesEnterprises can borrow money in Vietnamese đồng (VNĐ) and then purchase foreign currency for payment when they need the capital to import input materials, say commercial banks.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:31 pm
VN, Czech Republic strengthen trade relationship

Measures to boost two-way co-operation in economics, trade and investment were discussed at a meeting between officials from Việt Nam and the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:04 pm
Vinamilk donates milk to disadvantaged children in Thái Nguyên

The donation, worth of VNĐ470 million, is part of the 'Stand Tall Vietnam' Milk Fund run by Vinamilk.

Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:39 pm
VN stocks decline as selling pressure mountsVietnamese shares fell on Thursday morning as investors looked to earn profits from recent rallies.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:23 pm
Talking Shop: Ministry helps steel exporters minimise negative impacts of US decisionEarlier this month the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced preliminary rulings on the circumvention inquiries into Vietnamese cold-rolled steel and corrosion-resistant steel exports made from...
Posted: July 18, 2019, 9:28 am
Product quality more important than originViệt Nam already has regulations on labelling products, however, there are no criteria for how products are labelled ‘Made in Việt Nam’.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 9:09 am
Seafood industry needs new strategy to benefit from trade pactsThe seafood industry must envision a long-term strategy to make full use of new trade pacts and prepare for problems that might arise when they take effect, Trương Đình Hòe, VASEP general secretary...
Posted: July 18, 2019, 9:00 am
Super committee should act as supportive agency: PM

The Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) should act as an efficient and supportive State capital management agency, not a governmental bureaucratic body, said Prime Mi...

Posted: July 18, 2019, 9:00 am
Kiên Giang Province to organise investment promotion conferenceLocal and foreign investors have been invited to take part in the Kiên Giang Investment Promotion Conference 2019 to be held in the province’s Rạch Giá City on July 29.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:54 am
VN, Latvia to boost trade cooperationViệt Nam and Latvia have maintained close diplomatic relations, however, trade relations are not commensurate with the potential of the two countries.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:07 am
VN-Index struggles as investors cash out for short-term profits

 Vietnamese shares struggled on Wednesday as investors began cashing out from large-cap firms following recent rallies.

Posted: July 17, 2019, 9:02 pm
Petrol prices continue to riseThis was the second increase of the petrol retail price this month.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 6:06 pm
Rubber Group to pay dividend in cashWith 4 billion shares in circulation, the group expects to spend VNĐ1 trillion (US$43 million) on the payout.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:52 pm
VN industrial market seizes opportunities from the automotive sectorThe development of the domestic auto industry offers more opportunities for Việt Nam’s industrial market, according to the consulting firm CBRE Vietnam.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:02 pm
Rubber exports in June increased stronglyViệt Nam's rubber exports in June reached 122,760 tonnes, earning US$174.45 million, a month on month increase of 58.4 per cent in volume and 56.1 per cent in value, according to the General Depart...
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:00 pm
MBBank seeks foreign investment in Q3Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MBBank) is looking to sell 7.5 per cent of its capital to foreign investors this year.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:20 pm
Insurers, stock brokers and rubber firms lift VN marketVietnamese shares gained ground on Wednesday morning, driven by insurance-finance and rubber industries.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:53 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