Ministry moves to tighten rice exports

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is drafting a new decree aimed at tightening rice exports, Minister Vu Huy Hoang said at the Nov. 18 session of the National Assembly.

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.
National Assembly discusses budget allocations Politics

National Assembly discusses budget allocations

National Assembly deputies have urged the Government to reconsider the budget allocation structure under which more attention will be given to agriculture, rural areas and farmers as well as programmes relating to gender equality and climate change.
Japan aids food security project Society

Japan aids food security project

The Japanese government will provide non-refundable aid worth 360 million JPY (4 million USD) to help Vietnam realise its national project on food security for disadvantaged farmers, the Japanese embassy said in a press release on October 29.

SCIC plans massive share sell-off

The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) plans to reduce its stake in 200 enterprises, in which it represents the State as a shareholder. The SCIC is now managing State stakes in many small enterprises in which State holdings were unnecessary, said Minister of Finance Vu Van Ninh.