Flower power pulls crowds Culture - Sports

Flower power pulls crowds

Thousands of Hanoians and foreign tourists flocked to Hoan Kiem Lake to contemplate the hundreds of thousands of flowers displayed at the capital’s second flower festival, which kicked off on Dec. 30.
Society

Dutch give 22,000 tulips to Hanoi for anniversary

To join in the celebration of Hanoi ’s 1,000 th anniversary, the Netherlands will present more than 22,000 tulips as a gift to the capital city during the Hanoi Flower Festival from December 30, 2009 to January 3, 2010.
Politics

Vietnam-Iran cooperation on the rise

Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and Iranian Minister of Commerce Mehdi Ghazanfari shared similar opinions on Dec. 22 that friendship and cooperation between the two sides have developed considerably over the past few years.
Society

Crops to get better protection

The Prime Minister has ordered the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to stock up on pesticides to protect plants.
Society

Kubota opens farm-tools plant in Binh Duong

Kubota, the largest manufacturer of farming and fisheries machinery, generators and related components in Japan, opened a plant in the southern province of Binh Duong on Dec. 3.
Society

Irrigation management further enhanced

The first component of a technical assistance project to enhance irrigation management and quality of the Bac Hung Hai system in southeast of Hanoi was assessed at a seminar in the city on Nov. 11.
Business

Vietnam, Denmark hold business forum

The Vietnamese government will work closely with the Danish government to facilitate business relations to increase the value of two-way trade to a targeted 1 billion USD.
Politics

Vietnam, Germany promote trade ties

Vietnam and Germany have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on veterinary quarantine certificate form for German frozen pork products imported in Vietnam in the future.