Business

Bright spark inspires Mekong bio-tech rice boom

A young entrepreneur from the Mekong Delta is helping local rice farmers save money and save the environment with the use of his bio-technology innovations and a sustainable approach to mushroom production.
The fight to keep langurs swinging free Environment

The fight to keep langurs swinging free

A group of biologists have spent days trailing a troop of primates in Kon Ka Kinh National Park, before they eventually caught up with about 30 gray-shanked douc langurs having an afternoon meal in the treetops some 30 metres above the ground.
Vegetarian food, restaurants blossom in HCM City Society

Vegetarian food, restaurants blossom in HCM City

The vegetarian food market in Ho Chi Minh City has been busy since early this month since it is vegetarian season with the Vietnamese Vu Lan festival, which takes place in the seventh lunar month or the spirit month, is approaching.
Society

US, Norway help UXO victims in Quang Tri

The US’s Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) and Norway ’s Renew Project in Vietnam have supported the victims of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in the central province of Quang Tri through a programme named “Mushrooms with a Mission”.
Sci-Tech

Vietnamese, Lao localities boost sci-tech cooperation

The central province of Quang Tri and the two neighbouring Lao provinces of Savannakhet and Salavan co-oganised a conference to evaluate the 2011-2012 cooperation results in science and technology, and formulate a cooperation plan for 2012-2013.
Society

Japan helps UXO victims in Quang Tri

The Japanese Government will provide non-refundable aid worth almost 123,000 USD to a project to support victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the central province of Quang Tri .
Business

Farmers form alliances to boost profits

Farmers in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are joining alliances to enhance the value of their agricultural products as part of a project that uses funds from a governmental loan from the World Bank.
Business

Vietnam’s tra fish product honoured in Europe

A Vietnamese tra fish product made by Vinh Hoan Corp, the country’s leading tra fish exporter, won a grand prize for best retail product at the Seafood Prix d’Elite new product competition held in Belgium on May 3.
Society

1.4 mln USD for mushroom growing in Quang Tri

The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Tri and the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) have signed an agreement to carry out the “Mushrooms with a mission” programme worth 1.4 million USD.
Society

Ministry issues new alert on food safety

The Health Ministry has requested all provinces and cities to strengthen food safety and hygiene activities nationwide by promoting awareness and inspection programmes during the new year festival.
Society

Reflections on Lunar New Year in Hanoi

Tet (Lunar New Year holiday), also known as “Tet ca” (biggest festival), is considered as the most important traditional festival in the whole country for people of the Kinh ethnicity.
Society

GRET project gives helping hand to poor

GRET, a non-governmental organisation involving in rural development and nutrition, will implement a project to make use of bamboo by-products in central Thanh Hoa province, helping protect the environment and improve local people’s incomes.