Society

Farmers get 3.3 billion USD package

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced a 60 trillion VND stimulus package for farmers that focuses on investment in infrastructure and exports.
Business

Ninh Thuan moves to seek out investment

This October the southern central coastal province of Ninh Thuan will hold a conference to promote investment opportunities available to enterprises to take advantage of its abundant resources in energy, minerals, tourism and agriculture.
Society

Co To island urged to boost economic development

Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Ha Thi Khiet has urged the Co To island district in the northern province of Quang Ninh to try its best to boost economic development and ensure national defence and security.
Business

Denmark helps develop fisheries sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a seminar in Hanoi on August 25 to review the second phase of a Danish-funded programme to support the fisheries sector.
Business

Dong Thap urges investment for 55 projects

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is calling upon domestic and foreign investors to get involved in its 55 projects which require a total capital of nearly 4 trillion VND (222 million USD).
Business

Fisheries sector records rapid but unstable growth

Vietnam’s fisheries sector has grown at about 18 percent per annum during the 1998-2008 period - one of the fastest rates for the sector in the world - yet worries remain that the growth is not sustainable.
Vietnam assesses WTO impacts on fisheries sector Business

Vietnam assesses WTO impacts on fisheries sector

Vietnam’s entry to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2007 has boosted the development of the country’s fisheries sector but also presented big challenges for its integration into the world market.

The remark was made by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam at a seminar on the fisheries sector’s capacity and WTO impacts held in Tam Dao, the northern province of Vinh Phuc, on Aug. 20. The seminar is part of a project to design a national plan of action to sustainably develop the fisheries sector in the 2010-2012 period.
World

Japan extends 33 million USD grant to Cambodia

The Japanese government has decided to extend its aid grant to Cambodia up to a total amount of 3,305,000,000 JPY (approximately 33.05 million USD) to support three development projects.
President holds bilateral meetings in Egypt Politics

President holds bilateral meetings in Egypt

State President Nguyen Minh Triet on July 14 met with leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Namibia on the sidelines of the 15 th Non-Aligned Movement Summit Meeting in Egypt.
Vietnam, Thailand vow to deepen ties Politics

Vietnam, Thailand vow to deepen ties

The Vietnamese and Thai Prime Ministers renewed their determination to further deepen the already warm relations between the two countries and effectively expand their wide-ranging cooperation in the coming time.
ASEAN

ADB helps Cambodian poor tap riches of Tonle Sap Basin

ADB is providing a technical assistance grant worth 3.45 million USD to Cambodia to help diversify and boost the incomes of thousands of subsistence farmers, small land holders, and poor households living in and around the resource-rich Tonle Sap Basin.
Society

Vietnam, Netherlands boost agricultural cooperation

Vietnam and the Netherlands have agreed to boost cooperation on water for food and ecosystems by setting up a joint project on building measures to reduce the Mekong Delta’s vulnerability to climate change.