New Zealand’s Dazzle organic apple launched in Vietnam market

New Zealand’s Dazzle organic apple launched in Vietnam market

(VEN) - Dazzle organic apple, New Zealand's newest variety, has been launched in retail chains and malls across Vietnam.
Bac Ninh power company focuses on hazardous waste treatment

Bac Ninh power company focuses on hazardous waste treatment

(VEN) - In order to protect the environment and workers' health, and ensure safety in production, the Bac Ninh Power Company (PC) places great emphasis on the management and treatment of hazardous waste.
Easing of restrictions and pent-up demand drives resurgence of travel in Asia Pacific

Easing of restrictions and pent-up demand drives resurgence of travel in Asia Pacific

After a turbulent two years, new research from the Mastercard Economics Institute reveals that for the first time since the pandemic, global leisure and business flight bookings surpassed pre-pandemic levels, while spending on cruise lines, buses and trains saw sharp improvements this year, signaling a key milestone in the global travel recovery.
Turning waste into money

Turning waste into money

(VEN) - The Trai Tim Hong Cooperative in Hong Ky Commune of Hanoi’s Soc Son District last year procured and put into use a VND615-million activated charcoal production line to protect the environment, half of it funded by the capital’s 2020 industry promotion program. The activated charcoal is used as a filter to absorb carbon dioxide emissions.
Hanoi boosts craft village development for cultural, economic benefits

Hanoi boosts craft village development for cultural, economic benefits

(VEN) - The capital Hanoi is home to some of the oldest craft villages in Vietnam. While many city-based craft villages produce high-quality, competitive and beautifully designed items for domestic and foreign consumption, others face difficulties and risk extinction.
Vung Tau City, SCG, and Long Son Petrochemicals expand waste segregation at source project

Vung Tau City, SCG, and Long Son Petrochemicals expand waste segregation at source project

To celebrate the World Environment Day (June 5), Vung Tau City together with SCG and Long Son Petrochemicals (LSP), the first integrated petrochemicals complex in South of Vietnam and a flagship investment project of SCG Chemicals (SCGC), held a kickoff event of "Waste Segregation At Source In Residential Area, An Action Towards Circular Economy" in Long Son.
Red Dao villagers offer homestays, stunning views in Ha Giang Province

Red Dao villagers offer homestays, stunning views in Ha Giang Province

(VEN) - Nam Hong Village in Thong Nguyen Commune in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang is home to 37 households of the Red Dao ethnic group seeking to develop sustainable community-based tourism.
Cao Ngan Power Company reuses nearly 90 percent of ash and slag

Cao Ngan Power Company reuses nearly 90 percent of ash and slag

(VEN) - The Cao Ngan Thermal Power Company reuses nearly 90 percent of its ash and slag for building material to achieve the environmental protection goal set by the industry and trade sector.
H’Mong girls’ scarf dance

H’Mong girls’ scarf dance

(VEN) - The brocade embroidery technique, traditional costumes and dance showing off the scarves of H’Mong women in Sin Suoi Ho Village in the Phong Tho District of the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau creates a strong impression on visitors to the region.
Quang Ninh Province given top marks for pollution control

Quang Ninh Province given top marks for pollution control

(VEN) - According to the Quang Ninh Province’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, as of 2021, the province had cleaned up environmentally polluted areas damaged by residual pesticides and polluted production facilities.
Women in Southeast Asia’s low-income economies emerge as the world’s most resilient entrepreneurs

Women in Southeast Asia’s low-income economies emerge as the world’s most resilient entrepreneurs

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having a disproportionate impact on women entrepreneurs across the world – especially those in the developing economies – women are demonstrating the resilience to succeed against the odds, according to a recent Mastercard study.
Vietnam pledges action to ensure a sustainable ocean economy

Vietnam pledges action to ensure a sustainable ocean economy

(VEN) - Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Minh Ngan, addressing hundreds of delegates at a recent conference in Hanoi, pledged Vietnam’s cooperation with other countries to ensure a clean, blue ocean and a sustainable ocean economy.  
About US$3.7 billion to be invested in Hanoi’s ring road 4 construction

About US$3.7 billion to be invested in Hanoi’s ring road 4 construction

(VEN) - The capital city of Hanoi, tasked by the Prime Minister to lead an ambitious beltway project traversing the city and two neighboring provinces, has finalized its budget calculations, paving the way for the start implementation. The National Assembly discussed the proposed budgeting at a session earlier this month.
Transport infrastructure development key to Mekong Delta growth

Transport infrastructure development key to Mekong Delta growth

(VEN) - The Communist Party and the government are forging ahead with plans to enhance the Mekong Delta’s rapid, sustainable growth and boost the region’s prosperity and development.
Students enjoy expressing their road safety knowledge through art

Students enjoy expressing their road safety knowledge through art

In celebration of the lessons learned as part of the the Safety Delivered program, supported by The UPS Foundation, we are proud to host a day of fun learning about road safety and announce the winners of the helmet safety-drawing contest!
New Zealand poised to welcome international students back

New Zealand poised to welcome international students back

International students can enrol to study in New Zealand from July 31. New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.
A local program with a global message: Accomplishing Streets for Life in Pleiku City

A local program with a global message: Accomplishing Streets for Life in Pleiku City

Around the world, our community is mobilizing for the #CommitToAct Streets for Life Campaign 2022. AIP Foundation, along with its steadfast partners, is proud to join forces with this global movement from Pleiku, our model city for safe school zones in Vietnam.
The Garbage economy, what Vietnam is missing

The Garbage economy, what Vietnam is missing

(VEN) - A new report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank Vietnam estimates that Vietnam wastes nearly US$3 billion annually because it does not recycle all its daily plastic waste.
Paradise Cave, a natural wonder

Paradise Cave, a natural wonder

(VEN) - Dubbed an “underground palace”, Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in the central province of Quang Binh is said to be the longest cave in Asia.
Cargill extends access to education for ~400 children in rural Vietnam

Cargill extends access to education for ~400 children in rural Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM – (May 14, 2022) - Cargill today unveiled the 105th school as part of its 26 year old journey with the Cargill Vietnam School Building Project, expanding its reach and community impact to another inaccessible yet much required Vietnamese frontier. The Pu Dua site of Quang Chieu No. 1  Elementary School inaugurated today in the Pu Dua Hamlet of Thanh Hoa Province, approximately 10 kilometers from the Laos border will provide ~60 primary students of the Mong ethnic minority access to safe and conducive education.
Work starts on major road linking northern provinces

Work starts on major road linking northern provinces

A ground-breaking ceremony was held on May 12 to commence construction on a road connecting the three northern provinces of Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang and Vinh Phuc.
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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.
foreign visitors to vietnam surge 442 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.
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

Moving ahead with 2023’s Global Priorities: Electrification and Decarbonization

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

Seven technologies to watch in 2023

Nature’s pick of tools and techniques that are poised to have an outsized impact on science in the coming year.
Technology trends to watch in 2023

Technology trends to watch in 2023

The start of a new year is often a time to contemplate the future and what might lie ahead on the horizon.
Managed security provides IT talent gap solution for businesses in SEA

Managed security provides IT talent gap solution for businesses in SEA

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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