Vietnam mulls methods of effective solar panel recycling

Vietnam mulls methods of effective solar panel recycling

(VEN) - The number of expired solar panels (photovoltaic panels) in Vietnam is expected to increase significantly in the coming years with the strong development of solar power. However, given scientific and technological advances, 97 percent of the photovoltaic panel’s materials can be completely recycled and become input materials for many manufacturing industries.
Chau van ritual singing: Sweeping away evil spirits

Chau van ritual singing: Sweeping away evil spirits

(VEN) - Chau van is a highly rhythmic form of ritual singing often performed at ceremonies honoring the Mother Goddess or other gods. It is usually performed in temples. 
Hanoi plans for flowers, ornamental plants to grow into spearhead sector

Hanoi plans for flowers, ornamental plants to grow into spearhead sector

(VEN) - The capital city of Hanoi has asked districts and communes to plan for flowers and ornamental plants to become a key sector of the capital’s economic development and environmental improvement.
PV GAS strengthens Covid-19 prevention and control following outbreak

PV GAS strengthens Covid-19 prevention and control following outbreak

(VEN) - The PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation (PV GAS) has strengthened measures to control the Covid-19 epidemic, ensure the security and safety of the country’s gas works, protect residential communities and maintain the pace of production and business activities.
PV GAS D raises awareness of occupational safety and health

PV GAS D raises awareness of occupational safety and health

(VEN) - To spread information about the prevention of occupational accidents and disease, the PetroVietnam Low Pressure Gas Distribution Joint Stock Company (PV GAS D) is implementing an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Plan.
PetroVietnam donates VND50 billion for Covid-19 vaccine fund

PetroVietnam donates VND50 billion for Covid-19 vaccine fund

(VEN) - The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has donated VND50 billion to the Covid-19 vaccine fund.
Hanoi establishes Covid-19 safety teams in IZs

Hanoi establishes Covid-19 safety teams in IZs

(VEN) - Each enterprise in industrial zones (IZs) and industrial clusters (ICs) has been strengthening Covid-19 prevention and control measures, contributing to the citywide efforts by the capital Hanoi.
Digital campaign promotes Vietnam’s landscapes, culture, safety

Digital campaign promotes Vietnam’s landscapes, culture, safety

(VEN) - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is ramping up its “Discover Vietnam” video and digital program, with support from Google and Vinpearl, in a bid to restore tourism once borders re-open.
Government pushes use of power plant ash, gypsum in construction

Government pushes use of power plant ash, gypsum in construction

(VEN) - The Prime Minister has issued instructions on promoting the treatment and use of ash, slag and gypsum from thermal power plants, chemical and fertilizer factories as raw materials for production of construction materials and in construction works. 
Hanoi links vocational training facilities with city enterprises

Hanoi links vocational training facilities with city enterprises

(VEN) - In order to promote the development of skilled human resources, contributing to improving labor productivity and increasing national competitive capacity, Hanoi has organized activities to strengthen links between vocational training facilities and businesses.
New Zealand Embassy supports 270 households to overcome COVID-19 impact in Hai Duong

New Zealand Embassy supports 270 households to overcome COVID-19 impact in Hai Duong

(VEN) - The New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam and the East Meets West Foundation (EMWF) announced the launch of a new project to support vulnerable women living in Hai Duong Province overcome the impacts of COVID-19.
Total retail sales of goods and services up nearly 31% in April

Total retail sales of goods and services up nearly 31% in April

The total retail sales of goods and services in April was estimated at VND 409.4 trillion, up 2.3% over the previous month and up 30.92% year on year, as in April 2020, the whole country had implemented social distancing to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Ca Tru: Unique Vietnamese ceremonial singing

Ca Tru: Unique Vietnamese ceremonial singing

(VEN) - In October 2009, Vietnamese ceremonial singing or Ca tru was officially recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world intangible cultural heritage in need of preservation. Ca tru is one of the most unique folk music genres in the Vietnamese treasury of traditional music.
Hanoi stimulates domestic consumption to boost Covid slump recovery

Hanoi stimulates domestic consumption to boost Covid slump recovery

(VEN) - The “Buy Vietnamese goods” campaign with priority given to stimulating domestic consumption is an important step in Vietnam’s recovery from the impact of Covid-19, in general, and in the development of business activities of Hanoi.
Vietnam’s potential to drive agri-food sector’s recovery ranks second highest in the region: FIA

Vietnam’s potential to drive agri-food sector’s recovery ranks second highest in the region: FIA

(VEN) - According to “The Economic Impact of the Agri-Food Sector in South East Asia” report made by Food Industry Asia (FIA), Vietnam ranked 2nd out of 10 countries on the expectation of economic recovery in agriculture and food industry with a score of 6.6/10, just behind Singapore.
Major Hanoi fair to mark comeback of tourism industry

Major Hanoi fair to mark comeback of tourism industry

(VEN) - Vietnam’s tourism sector suffered losses worth an estimated US$20 billion in 2020 due to Covid-19 and is now determined to rebound within the constraints of the lingering pandemic. 
Industry and trade sector gets handle on pollution hotspots

Industry and trade sector gets handle on pollution hotspots

(VEN) - The industry and trade sector is making efforts to control environmental pollution hotspots, sending teams to inspect the adherence of manufacturing facilities to the law on environmental protection.
Hurdles to microplastic pollution control in commodity products

Hurdles to microplastic pollution control in commodity products

(VEN) - Vietnam has made a determined decision to deal with the explosion of plastic waste damaging its own and the global environment, adopting relevant laws and policies in recent years. However, lack of specific standards and regulations are creating difficulties in the management and enforcement of waste reduction and recycling.
Conference seeks to promote logistics services in Hai Phong

Conference seeks to promote logistics services in Hai Phong

A conference on promoting linkages to develop logistics services in Hai Phong was held in the city on April 23, aiming to seek solutions to improve the competitiveness of the logistics sector.
Vietnam to crack down on polluting enterprises

Vietnam to crack down on polluting enterprises

(VEN) - The National Target Program on Environmental Protection calls for all serious violations of environmental protection laws to be addressed by 2025 in order to curb air pollution in urban areas and treat 90 percent of urban domestic solid waste.
Long An capable of developing high-tech economic zone: Deputy PM

Long An capable of developing high-tech economic zone: Deputy PM

The Mekong Delta province of Long An has opportunities and advantages needed for development of a high-tech economic zone in line with the goal set for 2020-2025 by the local Party Committee, said Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh at a conference held in the locality on April 19.
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Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Vietnam welcomed 872,000 foreign visitors in January, up 44.2 times against the same time last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
British official in Vietnam to boost accession to CPTPP

British official in Vietnam to boost accession to CPTPP

Minister of State Greg Hands of the UK Department for International Trade recently arrived in Hanoi for high-level trade talks on how the UK joining of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will boost the economic firepower of the world’s most dynamic trade bloc, according to the British Embassy.
Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

The race of interest rate hikes among commercial banks is showing signs of cooling down as many banks have adjusted down the rate by several percentage points per year after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and have set stricter conditions for customers to enjoy the high rates.
Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Vietnam will continue to be affected by a labour shortage in the first and second quarters of 2023, but the deficit is not great and is mainly present in labour-intensive sectors such as garments, leather, and some export-led industries, especially in foreign-invested enterprises.
Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int

Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int'l show

Vietnamese acrobatic artists Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp has set up a world record in their last international performance in a Guinness World Record show in Milan, Italy.
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Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Vietnam welcomed 872,000 foreign visitors in January, up 44.2 times against the same time last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
the woman who revived kim hoang folk paintings

The woman who revived Kim Hoang folk paintings

(VEN) - Researcher and art collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa has made intense efforts to revive the 18th century Kim Hoang woodcut folk painting genre, which had all but disappeared over time.
artists co nghiep set guinness world record in last intl show

Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int'l show

Vietnamese acrobatic artists Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp has set up a world record in their last international performance in a Guinness World Record show in Milan, Italy.
the unique giong festival of hanoi

The unique Giong Festival of Hanoi

The festival is held annually around the capital to commemorate Saint Giong, a local hero who sacrificed his life to defeat invaders.
ministry of industry and trade new posture and mindset for the new development period

Ministry of Industry and Trade: New posture and mindset for the new development period

Starting on December 1, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade operates under Government Decree 96/2022/ND-CP. New posture and mindset for the new development period of the industry and trade sector have been rolled out from this decree.
Screening tools to enhance FDI quality

Screening tools to enhance FDI quality

(VEN) - A set of foreign direct investment (FDI) screening tools was launched recently as a result of cooperation between the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), promising enhanced effectiveness of foreign investment flows into Vietnam.
Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh demanded faster pace of public investment capital disbursement while chairing the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Deputy FM highlights role of economic diplomacy in service of national development

Deputy FM highlights role of economic diplomacy in service of national development

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has accompanied the Ministry of Planning and Investment and agencies to attract high-quality investment, connect and support foreign enterprises to invest and expand operations in Việt Nam, as well as to strengthen exchange and cooperation with investment funds and study international investment trends.
Việt Nam supports expansion of UN Security Council

Việt Nam supports expansion of UN Security Council

Addressing the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform at the 77th UN General Assembly on January 26 (local time) in New York, Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Trà also emphasised improving the working method of the UNSC and limiting the use of veto power.
Industrial production: Achievements and lessons

Industrial production: Achievements and lessons

(VEN) - The 2022 industrial output has been impressive, but continued innovation as well as production and supply network recovery are vital to ensure a more sustainable path in 2023.
Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

The food and beverage market is forecast to grow by over 18% this year to 720 trillion VND (30.7 billion USD).
Moving ahead with 2023’s Global Priorities: Electrification and Decarbonization

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In 2023, the United Arab Emirates is taking center stage in the global efforts to address climate change and sustainability. Recently, leaders have gathered for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, kicking off a year of events leading up to the UAE-hosted COP28 at the end of the year.
Hanoi eyes 950 firms in support industries this year

Hanoi eyes 950 firms in support industries this year

Hanoi has set a target to have about 950 enterprises operating in the field of supporting industries this year, an increase of approximately 20 compared to 2022.
Hanoi, HCM City record highest disbursement of public investment capital in January

Hanoi, HCM City record highest disbursement of public investment capital in January

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City - the country's economic locomotives - recorded the highest disbursement of public investment capital in January, with nearly 2.7 trillion VND (117 million USD) and more than 1.63 trillion VND, respectively, reported the General Statistics Office.
Hai Phong pledges optimal conditions for investors

Hai Phong pledges optimal conditions for investors

Hai Phong will always accompany with and create optimal conditions for investors, vowed Nguyen Trung Kien, head of the Economic Zone Management Board of the northern port city, during a meeting with foreign-invested businesses in the city on January 31.
Greening foreign investment

Greening foreign investment

(VEN) - The government’s declared commitment to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 has prompted a wave of high-quality, sustainable foreign direct investment (FDI) projects.
Southeast region prepares for new FDI wave

Southeast region prepares for new FDI wave

The southeast region is preparing necessary conditions in infrastructure, administrative procedures and human resources to welcome a new wave of foreign direct investment (FDI), as investors have flocked to the region right from the beginning of this year.
Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

The race of interest rate hikes among commercial banks is showing signs of cooling down as many banks have adjusted down the rate by several percentage points per year after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and have set stricter conditions for customers to enjoy the high rates.
Foreign investors remain optimistic about Vietnamese stock market

Foreign investors remain optimistic about Vietnamese stock market

From being net sellers in the first nine months of 2022, foreign investors have become the driving force supporting the Vietnamese stock market in the last few months, and the inflows are expected to continue this year.
Tax revenue up 4.4 percent year-on-year in January

Tax revenue up 4.4 percent year-on-year in January

Tax revenue in January was estimated at VND165.7 trillion (US$7.06 billion), or 12.1 percent of the ordinance estimate, up 4.4 percent year-on-year, the General Department of Taxation reported on January 31.
State-owned banks under capital increase pressure

State-owned banks under capital increase pressure

Vietnam’s four biggest State-owned banks have an urgent need for capital increase in 2023 as their charter capital is too low, with some unable to ensure the regulated minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR), according to industry insiders.
Vietnam looks ahead to 2023 climate summit

Vietnam looks ahead to 2023 climate summit

(VEN) - World leaders are hoping the COP28 Climate Change Summit, scheduled for November 30 to December 12, 2023, in the UAE will achieve expectations not met at the COP27 summit held in Egypt in November 2022.
Preserving nature, facilitating business

Preserving nature, facilitating business

(VEN) - In the past few years, the natural resources and environment sector of Hung Yen Province has advised authorities on state management of natural resources and the environment, contributing to provincial economic growth, industrialization and modernization.
AkzoNobel Vietnam protects Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse against harsh weather

AkzoNobel Vietnam protects Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse against harsh weather

AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and the major producer of Dulux brand, has completed repainting the Cu Lao Xanh Lighthouse project with Dulux Weathershield®. It is the third lighthouse in Vietnam recoated under the “Lighthouse Protection Campaign” of AkzoNobel.
JTI Vietnam commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions

JTI Vietnam commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions

Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and to limit its impact on life on earth, the rise in mean global temperature should not exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The private sector plays a huge role in helping to achieve this goal, and companies must commit and take concrete action in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
Seven technologies to watch in 2023

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Nature’s pick of tools and techniques that are poised to have an outsized impact on science in the coming year.
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Managed security provides IT talent gap solution for businesses in SEA

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Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky today reveals the state of MSSP in the region, particularly the main benefits that local SMBs and enterprises gain from this outsourcing model.
Headquarters of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology inaugurated

Headquarters of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology inaugurated

An inauguration ceremony of the headquarters of the Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology (VKIST) was held at the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Ha Noi on January 17.
Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Vietnam will continue to be affected by a labour shortage in the first and second quarters of 2023, but the deficit is not great and is mainly present in labour-intensive sectors such as garments, leather, and some export-led industries, especially in foreign-invested enterprises.
Illegal fishing tackled with drastic measures to remove

Illegal fishing tackled with drastic measures to remove 'yellow card'

The Government, ministries and local authorities have been improving legal enforcement, supervision on the implementation of the law and traceability requirements through heavier fines on illegal fishing.
Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Although the market faced a standstill at the end of 2022, wealthy investors are still hunting for potential business opportunities after the Lunar New Year holiday.
Vietnamese university up 97 places in Webometrics ranking

Vietnamese university up 97 places in Webometrics ranking

Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi climbed 97 places to rank 661st in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2023, which was announced on February 1 by the Cybermetrics Lab, a member of the Spanish National Research Lab.
JTI Vietnam certified as Top Employer for 3rd year

JTI Vietnam certified as Top Employer for 3rd year

Top Employers is a global award organized annually by the Top Employers Institute, through rigorous evaluation criteria for employers to select enterprises with the best working conditions. JTI Global and JTI Vietnam are proud to become the Top Employers again in 2023.
Doosan Vina and Chung Ang University continue educational CSR program

Doosan Vina and Chung Ang University continue educational CSR program

Recently, Doosan Enerbility Vietnam (Doosan Vina) and Chung Ang University (CAU), Korea organized charity activities and educational exchanges at Binh Thanh No. 2 Primary School and Binh Minh No. 1 Primary School in Binh Son District, Quang Ngai Province.
Nestlé Vietnam and the journey to sustainable development

Nestlé Vietnam and the journey to sustainable development

(VEN) - With nearly three decades of operation in Vietnam, Nestlé Vietnam has been implementing many initiatives to improve human health and protect the planet through its commitments and sustainable development strategy. Recently, the company has continued to be honored as the Most Sustainable Business in Vietnam.
VIMC embarks on strong recovery

VIMC embarks on strong recovery

(VEN) - In the context of the strong recovery of the maritime transport market, the Vietnam Maritime Corporation (VIMC) has brought into play its internal strength to achieve successful business results in 2022.
Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int

Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int'l show

Vietnamese acrobatic artists Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp has set up a world record in their last international performance in a Guinness World Record show in Milan, Italy.
The unique Giong Festival of Hanoi

The unique Giong Festival of Hanoi

The festival is held annually around the capital to commemorate Saint Giong, a local hero who sacrificed his life to defeat invaders.
Late artist Nguyen Tu Nghiem

Late artist Nguyen Tu Nghiem's works on display in rare exhibition

This rare opportunity for art lovers to see the artist's works is being held to honour his career, which spanned over 70 years in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The woman who revived Kim Hoang folk paintings

The woman who revived Kim Hoang folk paintings

(VEN) - Researcher and art collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa has made intense efforts to revive the 18th century Kim Hoang woodcut folk painting genre, which had all but disappeared over time.
Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Vietnam welcomed 872,000 foreign visitors in January, up 44.2 times against the same time last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
About nine million Vietnamese travel during Tet holiday, revenues down

About nine million Vietnamese travel during Tet holiday, revenues down

During the holiday from January 20-26, total revenue from tourism activities was estimated at VND17.5 trillion (US$745.79 million), down 30 percent year on year, reported the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
18,000 tourists spend US$18.3 million on foreign tours during Lunar New Year

18,000 tourists spend US$18.3 million on foreign tours during Lunar New Year

The number of tourists choosing foreign tours accounted for 55 to 65 percent of the total domestic and foreign tours.
Vietnam listed among top places to visit in the New Year

Vietnam listed among top places to visit in the New Year

Vietnam has been named one of the top 20 places to visit at the beginning of the new year by UK travel magazine Wanderlust for its beautiful natural sights, festive atmosphere, and favorable weather.
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