Politics

Sailors rescued by Chinese fishing vessel

All 14 sailors on board of a Vietnamese cargo ship, which sank near a port of Hainan, China, have been rescued and brought onshore by a Chinese fishing vessel, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Society

Vietnamese crewmen come home from New Zealand

Sixteen Vietnamese crewmen, who escaped from the blazing fishing vessel Jeong Woo 2 of the Republic of Korea south of New Zealand on Jan. 1, arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on the afternoon of Jan. 27.
Business

Pepper exports to hit 130,000 tonnes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) estimates the total volume of exported pepper this year to reach nearly 130,000 tonnes, which is worth more than 775 million USD.
Environment

Typhoon Nesat to strike northern region

Typhoon Nesat is forecast to hit provinces from northern Quang Ninh to central Nghe An in the afternoon of Sept. 30, warned the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre.
Refinery back at full throttle Business

Refinery back at full throttle

Two months after the first maintenance work was carried out on the Dung Quat Refinery, operations resumed at full capacity from Sept. 14.


Environment

Stranded cargo ship threatens environment

A ship has been stranded under rocks off the coast of Hon Tre Island in southern Khanh Hoa province, leaving about 1,250 tonnes of fertiliser at risk for getting wet, the Maritime Administration of Nha Trang Deputy Director Tran Duc Thi has said.
Business

Rural areas lack funding

Rural areas and the agriculture sector have provided the main impetus for the nation's rapid growth in the post doi moi (renewal) period, but the sector has not received sufficient investment or help from the Government, experts say.
Business

Vietnam Airlines reaches for the sky

Vietnam Airlines would continue its long-term development strategy in an attempt to become the second largest airline in the region by 2020, the airline's general director Pham Hong Minh told a press conference held on Dec. 23 in Hanoi .
Society

Binh Thuan to host int’l yacht festival

An international yacht festival will take place in the central province of Binh Thuan, from Jan. 15-18, 2011, Ngo Minh Chinh, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on Dec. 20.
Business

Latex shortage drives up prices

The cost of latex has reached a record high, climbing to over 90 million VND ( 4,300 USD) per tonne due to short supply, said general secretary of the Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) Tran Thi Thuy Hoa.
Flights from and to Hanoi resume operation Society

Flights from and to Hanoi resume operation

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that on Dec. 12 it would maintain its regular flights at the Noi Bai International Airport and increase one more flight for customers delayed by foggy weather on the Hanoi-CanTho route and vice versa.
Culture - Sports

Binh Thuan delays yacht festival

The first international sailing festival in Binh Thuan central province, scheduled to be held from December 8 to 11, has been pushed back to January 15 – 18 due to bad weather.
Business

Cashew industry to assist farmers

A technical support centre for the cashew industry will be set up to help farmers acquaint themselves with new technologies applicable to the growing and processing of cashews, according to the Vietnam Cashew Association.

Business

Rubber exports increase 92 percent in first 10 months

The rubber industry earned 1.67 billion USD from 600,000 tonnes of exports since the beginning of the year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

This was an increase of 7.7 percent in volume and 92 percent in value, the ministry said.