HCM City’s EPZs need a revamp Business

HCM City’s EPZs need a revamp

Experts have recommended a number of measures to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) in HCM City’s export processing zones (EPZs) and industrial zones (IPs).
Vietnam’s pepper industry about to burst Business

Vietnam’s pepper industry about to burst

Vietnam’s pepper farmers are on pins and needles as pepper prices continue to decline. The industry is in crisis due to unsustainable development, lack of strict control over production.
Hue recognised as ASEAN Clean Tourist City Travel

Hue recognised as ASEAN Clean Tourist City

The ancient imperial city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue was recognised as an ASEAN Clean Tourist City at the ASEAN Travel Forum and Travex International Tourism Trade Fair in Thailand at the end of January.
Handbook helps banks weigh projects Business

Handbook helps banks weigh projects

The State Bank of Vietnam has coordinated with the IFC to prepare a handbook on social and environmental risk assessment for 10 economic sectors serving credit operations of commercial banks.
Society

Green human resources in focus

A programme to develop green human resources, the first of its kind in Vietnam, was launched on June 27 in Hanoi by the Bureau for Safe Work under the Ministry of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Magazine of Labour and Social Affairs.
Vietnamese rice introduced in Mexico Business

Vietnamese rice introduced in Mexico

Vietnamese rice and agricultural products were introduced to Mexican partners, along with trading opportunities in the field, during a conference in Mexico City on May 26.
Business

Tourism sector clocks up growth, heralds new dynamics

Buoyed by the rapid growth of international tourist arrivals which have risen to an all-time high with more than 7.57 million this year, the local tourism industry targets around 8 million foreign visitors and 40 million domestic holidaymakers in 2014. Report by Nhan Dan Online.
Politics

APEC leaders agree TPP agreement framework

The leaders of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the US on Nov. 12 announced the broad outlines of their Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Business

Exporters told to learn EU rules

Developing the fullest possible understanding of REACH, a European chemical-substances regulation for products exported to the EU, is essential for Vietnamese exporters, officials said at a workshop May 31 held in HCM City.
Business

Damco opens multipurpose logistics centre

Damco, a global leader in supply chain solutions and freight forwarding, on April 20 opened a new 26,000-square-metre modern distribution centre to better satisfy export needs of enterprises in southern Binh Duong province, supporting its growth in both international and domestic markets.
Sci-Tech

Deputy PM attends CAFEO 28

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem has said he hoped for the exchange of information and experiences between regional member countries and nations outside ASEAN to solve technical issues to cope with, adapt to and reduce the impacts of global climate change to ensure a prosperous ASEAN.
Society

Vietnam jumps 16 places in prosperity index

Vietnam jumped 16 places from the 77th position in 2009 to the 61 st in 2010 in the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index Table Rankings recently released by London-based Legatum Institute.