Technology vital for craft villages to thrive Sci-Tech

Technology vital for craft villages to thrive

Vietnam’s international integration has brought both challenges and opportunities for traditional craft villages, with the use of scientific and technical advances in production considered vital for them to thrive.
Nestlé programme helps increase coffee farmers’ incomes Society

Nestlé programme helps increase coffee farmers’ incomes

In the 10 years since it began NESCAFÉ Plan, a public-private partnership programme between Nestlé, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute and other partners, has helped improve the quality of coffee beans and increase farmers’ incomes by 30 percent.
Opportunities await sugarcane farmers if they change way of thinking Business

Opportunities await sugarcane farmers if they change way of thinking

While many people believe that sugarcane farmers will face difficulties after Vietnam implements the ASEAN Trade In Goods Agreement (ATIGA), there are also some who say it could offer bright prospects for Vietnamese sugarcane to maximise its economic value if there is coordination between the State, scientists, entrepreneurs and especially farmers.
Nine-month GDP growth lowest in 10 years: GSO Business

Nine-month GDP growth lowest in 10 years: GSO

The gross domestic product (GDP) in the first nine months of 2020 and the third quarter respectively grew 2.12 percent and 2.62 percent from a year earlier, the slowest pace in 10 years. However, this is still a success amid numerous difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ha Nam promoting centralised aquaculture areas Business

Ha Nam promoting centralised aquaculture areas

The northern province of Ha Nam has achieved positive results over the course of four years of implementing a project on developing centralised aquacultural production areas during 2017-2020, developing a new model of an aquacultural cooperative with high economic efficiency.
Vietnam has room to climb up global value chains despite COVID-19 Business

Vietnam has room to climb up global value chains despite COVID-19

Though Vietnam has done exceptionally well in quickly containing COVID-19, the pandemic has taken unprecedented toll on its economy. However, it is notable room for the country to further accelerate reforms and climb up global value chain to meet its long-term development goals, heard at a forum on September 29.
Vietnam - a development success story: WB official at VDRF 2020 Business

Vietnam - a development success story: WB official at VDRF 2020

With its outstanding achievements over the past three decades, Vietnam is a development success story and continues to perform well even in the pandemic on a range of indicators, including trade, growth and human capital, Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific at the World Bank, has said.
Bac Ninh strives to become centrally-run city Politics

Bac Ninh strives to become centrally-run city

The congress of the Party organisation of Bac Ninh province approved a resolution on socio-economic development for 2020-2025 on September 26, which sets a target of turning the northern province of Bac Ninh into a centrally-run city.
Researchers highlight creativity of Vietnamese amidst COVID-19 pandemic World

Researchers highlight creativity of Vietnamese amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Tran Ba Linh, a researcher from the University of Bath and Robyn Klingler-Vidra, a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy from King's College London have posted on website theconversation.com a number of articles highlighting the creativity and community spirit of Vietnamese people amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
PetroVietnam stands firm amid “dual crisis” Business

PetroVietnam stands firm amid “dual crisis”

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) sustained its production and business activities in the first eight months of 2020 despites many oil and gas firms around the world struggling with the “dual crisis” of COVID-19 and prolonged low oil prices.