Environment

APFNet helps Vietnam in sustainable forest management

Enhancing forests’ contributions to hunger elimination, poverty alleviation, environmental services and livelihood improvement is the general objective of a project funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) in Vietnam.
Business

Vietnam, Laos step up agricultural cooperation

Vietnam and Laos have inked a MoU on boosting their comprehensive cooperation in agro-forestry, fisheries and rural development with a focus on science and technology, training, investment and trade.
Business

Experts call for new FDI strategy

Experts have called on authorities to provide strong, clear conditions, not merely open offers for foreign investors, before granting FDI licences.

The new concept in luring foreign direct investment (FDI) was prompted by the fact that a number of major FDI projects have had their licences revoked or have been liquidated and shifted to other investors due to slow deployment or inefficient operations.
Business

Nghe An attracts 2bln USD in investment

The central province of Nghe An licensed 45 investment projects totalling 39 trillion VND (more than 2 billion USD in the first seven months of this year, doubling its target set for the year, the provincial Department of Planning and Investment said.
Power outage, equitisation top NA hearings Politics

Power outage, equitisation top NA hearings

The Permanent Deputy PM has admitted power supply failed to meet demand although the power industry grew between 13-15 percent yearly and promised investment in nuclear and wind power as a solution.
Politics

Int’l seminar on Uncle Ho opens in Hanoi

An international seminar on “President Ho Chi Minh’s heritage” opened Hanoi on 12 to mark the 120 th birthday of the President, who is known both as a hero of national liberation and a prominent cultural celebrity (May 19, 1890-2010).
Society

JICA official receives agricultural ministry’s insignia

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on March 22 presented the insignia “For the Cause of Agriculture and Rural Development” to Deputy Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam Yasuhiro Tojo.
Politics

Party leader urges province to cultivate natural resources

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh urged the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum to fully tap into its local strengths in afforestation, agriculture, husbandry and border trade during his visit with local authorities on Dec 10 and 11.
Environment

Public support needed to prevent climate change

People in the southern province of Kien Giang have directly taken part in climate change prevention for the first time by attending a training programme on how to plant coastal mangrove swamps in Hon Dat district.