Exports down, imports up

The export growth of almost all commodities in August fell sharply or made no headway after last month’s slight recovery.

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the country’s export turnover in the first eight months reached approximately 37.3 billion USD, representing a year-on-year decrease of 14.2 percent. All staple commodities experienced strong falls in export revenues.

Construction starts on hi-tech facilities

A ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the FPT University and a lab for testing ship models took place in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong on August 13.