Scarcity drives up prices for Tet treats Business

Scarcity drives up prices for Tet treats

The supply of speciality fruits in the Mekong Delta for the coming Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls in mid-February, will be scarce because unfavourable weather has affected output, according to farmers.

In recent days, the price of speciality fruit like Nam Roi grapefruit, green-peel and pink-flesh grapefruit and Hoa Loc mango has risen because of low supply.
Business

TPP brings opportunitiies, challenges to footwear industry: official

Negotiations over Vietnam’s joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are underway. General Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Leather and Footwear Association Nguyen Van Khanh spoke with Vietnam Investment Review about the possible implications of the TPP on the local leather and footwear industry.
Society

Former Tien Lang officials get final sentences

The Hai Phong City People’s Court on August 1 reviewed and announced the final sentences given to defendants involved in “destroying property, irresponsibility and causing serious consequences” in relation to a case of coercive land reclamation in Vinh Quang commune, Tien Lang District.
Former officials sentenced in land eviction case Society

Former officials sentenced in land eviction case

The first-instance trial of five local officials involved in a land eviction case in Tien Lang district, Hai Phong City, concluded on April 10 after three days of sitting with several jail sentences.
Former Hai Phong leader on trial over land seizure Society

Former Hai Phong leader on trial over land seizure

Investigative police in northern Hai Phong port city have decided to take legal proceeding against the former chairman of Tien Lang district’s People’s Committee, Le Van Hien, for his alleged misconduct in an unlawful land seizure in his locality in 2012.
Society

Canadian Governor General meets Hanoi students

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston talked with students of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi on Nov. 17 during his current State-level visit to the country.
Business

Delta fruit prices soar ahead of Tet

Off-season fruit harvests have been poor in most provinces in the Mekong delta, but prices have risen as export demand soars and sales for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday increase.