Environment

Vedan to pay just 127,000 USD for polluting river

Monosodium glutamate producer Vedan Vietnam has agreed to pay only 2.4 billion VNA (127,000 USD) of the requested compensation of 53 billion VND (278,000 USD) for farmers living in the polluted communes of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, which were affected by the company's untreated waste.
Politics

PM’s trip to China expected to boost bilateral ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s week-long trip to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, starting April 26, is expected to create a new impetus for Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative ties.
Business

Dong Nai to grow cashews in Cambodia

Vietnam’s southern province of Dong Nai has signed an agreement to grow 2,000 hectares of cashew trees in the Cambodian provinces of Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom.
Politics

Administration pilot reform project successful

National Assembly deputy chairwoman Tong Thi Phong has assessed a pilot project in HCM City and Ba Ria- Vung Tau Province to abolish People’s Councils at district and ward levels as successful.
Business

VinaCapital sets up joint venture

VinaCapital Group, an asset management and real estate development firm, announced on March 2 that it had set up a 50/50 joint-venture company with inProjects Group, which provides real estate services.
Business

Government approves Bien Hoa City growth

Authorities of Dong Nai province said the southern province has received approval from the Government to expand its capital, Bien Hoa City by more than 26,400 ha and 284,000 residents.
Business

Wire maker lists on HCM City bourse

Ngo Han Joint-Stock Company, whose main product is electromagnetic wires of different types, has become the 232 nd listed company on the HCM City bourse under the code NHW.
Business

Vietnam, Cambodia push up cooperation

A meeting between Vietnamese and Cambodian businesses was held in Phnom Penh on Dec. 23 by the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade and the People’s Committee of Dong Nai province.
Environment

Seminar seeks ways to conserve elephants

The Dong Nai province Forest Ranger Department in coordination with national parks in the southern region held a seminar on Nov. 26 to seek ways to raise public awareness of elephant conservation and expand the living environment for the animal.
Business

NA scrutinises State corporations

The country’s 90 State-owned groups and corporations contributed 40 percent of the national GDP from 2006-08, but inefficient management of capital and State assets has reduced their productive potential.