Agreements signed during Canadian mission’s visit Business

Agreements signed during Canadian mission’s visit

A four day visit of a delegation of government, business and university officials from Atlantic Canada has resulted in the signing of several significant agreements with Vietnamese partners, the Embassy of Canada said on Dec. 3.
Business

Canadian group pushes Atlantic corridor

Transport and education officials from four Canadian provinces are holding a series of business meetings, tours, presentations and discussions with their Vietnamese counterparts during a trade mission in Vung Tau, HCM City, Hai Phong and Hanoi.
Business

Thai conglomerate goes ahead with petrochemical plan in VN

Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, has decided to proceed with its petrochemical project in Viet Nam, with oil firm Qatar Petroleum International as a new partner, local newspaper reported on November 26.
Vietnam, US boost cooperation in sea ports Business

Vietnam, US boost cooperation in sea ports

Vietnam and the United States have pledged to boost the development of sea ports and transportation services at their two ports of Can Tho and Houston to raise trade value between the two countries.
Business

Cruise tourism needs strategic plan

Poor port facilities have contributed to an alarming drop in cruise tourism to Vietnam, according to Vu The Binh, a senior official of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Since the beginning of this year, only 52,300 visitors came to Vietnam by sea, Binh said, a fall of 54 percent from the same period last year.
Business

NZ companies urged to grasp Vietnam’s potential

Vietnam could be the path of least resistance for setting up in Asia, but the ‘do-it-yourself’ attitude is holding New Zealand companies back, a leading New Zealand news website quoted experts as saying.
Business

EC decision to affect Vietnam’s seafood exports

Vietnam ’s seafood exports will certainly be influenced by the strict requirements stated in the European Commission (EC)’s Regulation 1005, to take effect in January 2010, said a Vietnamese official.
Business

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics plans huge port in VN

Formosa Plastics, a leading industrial conglomerate in Taiwan ( China ), plans to build one of the Southeast Asia’s biggest deep-water ports and a nearby steel mill as part of a multi-billion USD project in Vietnam.
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

Vietinbank ok’s loan for major port project

The Vietnam Industrial and Commercial Bank (Vietinbank) is set to provide a credit package worth over 110 billion VND (roughly 6.1 million USD) to the Petroleum Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) to build the new Hon La port.