EU, Indonesia commit to green economic development World

EU, Indonesia commit to green economic development

Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa and European Union (EU) Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Vincent Piket launched the publication EU-Indonesia Cooperation 2020: “Building Capacity for Green Growth” during an online event on September 17.
Rice industry must diversify products: experts Business

Rice industry must diversify products: experts

Despite having great potential, Vietnamese rice-based products remain rudimentary and unpolished, severely hampering their ability to compete on the global market, according to industry experts.
Origin fraud threatens local exporters Business

Origin fraud threatens local exporters

After a local silk importer was recently found to be disguising Chinese products as Vietnamese to sell them in India, experts have warned of the risks of losing out on exports and preferential tariffs due to intellectual property (IP) violations.
Vietnamese National Assembly and practical initiatives within AIPA 41 Politics

Vietnamese National Assembly and practical initiatives within AIPA 41

With several initiatives, the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), hosted by Vietnam under the theme of ‘Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN’ from September 8 to 10, is a significant milestone of the 14th National Assembly’s foreign relations during its term as the AIPA chair, as the COVID-19 pandemic is raging on in the region and the world.
Singapore to roll out COVID-19 tracing devices World

Singapore to roll out COVID-19 tracing devices

Singapore will roll out its TT Token (Trace Together Token) to the public for free from September 14 and pilot its Safe Entry programme using TT Token devices or app in several venues.
TPBank, Backbase cooperate to accelerate digital transformation Business

TPBank, Backbase cooperate to accelerate digital transformation

Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) of Vietnam is working with Backbase, a digital banking software provider based in the Netherlands, to put forth the Vietnamese bank’s digital transformation process on a secure, efficient and sustainable digital platform.
Indonesia steps up school digitalisation World

Indonesia steps up school digitalisation

The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture is proposing a budget of 1.49 trillion RP (100 million USD) for school digitalisation programmes in a bid to reduce technological discrepancies by improving digital access to education.
Banana tops Lao agriculture exports to China World

Banana tops Lao agriculture exports to China

Banana continues to be a top earner among Laos’s agricultural products exported to China though the Southeast Asian nation’s government stopped granting licences for developing more banana plantations.
Ca Mau proposes upgrade of local airport Society

Ca Mau proposes upgrade of local airport

The People’s Committee of the southernmost province of Ca Mau has submitted a document to relevant agencies proposing an upgrade of Ca Mau airport during 2021-2025.