14:37 | 13/04/2021 Society
(VEN) - Dat Bike, a Vietnam-based technology startup whose mission is to drive the mass adoption of green transportation, has raised US$2.6 million in a pre-Series A funding. The investment was led by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures, with participation from Wavemaker Partners, Hustle Fund and iSeed Ventures.
06:00 | 13/04/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - Vietnamese authorities are considering the use of Covid-19 vaccination passports to aid the recovery of the country’s hard-hit tourism industry. Directors of travel businesses such as Flamingo Redtours and New World Travel say the passports, which several countries and corporations are launching, could save the sector.
International fittings business accelerates commitments to carbon neutrality
15:57 | 09/04/2021 Environment
(VEN) - LIXIL Group Corporation (“LIXIL Group”, TSE Code: 5938), maker of pioneering water and housing products, announced that its fittings plants in Danang (Vietnam), Jiangmen (China) and Monterrey (Mexico) are now carbon neutral. The move means that all eight plants in LIXIL International’s fittings production portfolio are now carbon neutral, after plants in Hemer, Lahr, Porta Westfalica (all Germany), Albergaria (Portugal) and Klaeng (Thailand) achieved carbon neutral production in April 2020.
Ha Tien border-gate economic zone established
09:00 | 05/04/2021 Society
The People’s Committee of Kien Giang province on April 2 held a ceremony to announce the Prime Minister’s decision on the establishment of the Ha Tien border-gate economic zone (Kien Giang).
Buffalo fighting: An ancient tradition preserved
06:00 | 28/03/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - The buffalo has long been a close friend of Vietnam’s farmers, as reflected in the saying, “buffalo goes first, plow follows”. In many villages, however, buffalo are also known for their powerful fighting performances and the luck they are believed to bring spectators.
Vietnam’s cup of tea: Public-private partnerships
06:00 | 24/03/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Promoting public-private partnership (PPP) to reach sustainable development and protect the environment will help Vietnam’s tea industry improve product quality, market position and participation in the global value chain.
Yes we Khen
06:00 | 21/03/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - Those visiting the ancient town of Dong Van in Ha Giang Province on the Lunar New Year will hear the plaintive sounds of the Khen echoing over the mountains and forests along the Vietnam-China border emanating from the Mong Panpipe Festival.