Rising treat for sugar producers after ATIGA Business

Rising treat for sugar producers after ATIGA

Vietnam’s sugar industry is expected to face a great deal of difficulties as the country will drop tariffs on imported sugar from ASEAN under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) in 2020.
Society

Hanoi needs less water during lunar New Year Festival

Demand for clean water in Hanoi is expected to fall 15-20 percent during the upcoming traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) due to the cold weather and mass exodus to the countryside, according to the Hanoi Clean Water Service Company.
Society

Poor students receive Tet gifts

The HCM City Student Assistance Centre and universities have been gifting bus tickets and presents to poor students for Tet (Lunar New Year) that will start in less than 10 days to come.
Business

Labour shortages puzzle industrial parks

A dire shortage of workers is causing a major headache to executives in southern industrial parks and export-processing zones which are in need of an estimated 150,000 workers, but supply can meet only half the demand.

An executive from a garments company in Dong Nai province complained that at the moment it was extremely difficult to recruit staff. The company has received only a few hundred applications for 1,700 vacancies after several months of advertising despite the company’s commitment to cover training costs.