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Golden opportunity for Vietnam to develop cocoa industry

Business

Golden opportunity for Vietnam to develop cocoa industry

Vietnam has an excellent opportunity to develop its cocoa industry as it is predicted there will be a global shortfall of around 200,000 tonnes of raw cocoa in 2010.

This assessment was made by a senior official from the US-backed cocoa company, Cargill Vietnam, at a seminar on developing the cocoa industry, jointly held by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and US non-governmental organisation ACDI/VOCA in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 10.

NA Chairman visits southernmost province

Politics

NA Chairman visits southernmost province

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong visited the southernmost province of Ca Mau from December 8-9 as the next leg of his tour to southern provinces to inspect preparations for the 11 th National Party Congress.

Mountainous population trained in power use

Society

Mountainous population trained in power use

A conference to raise awareness of electricity use in production for people in five north-western mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Lao Cai and Phu Tho was held in Yen Bai province on Dec. 8.

Party leader emphasises army’s loyalty

Politics

Party leader emphasises army’s loyalty

Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nong Duc Manh opened an all-army political conference in Hanoi on December 5 with a confirmation on the Party and State’s strong trust in the army.

UN helps Myanmar achieve anti-poverty goals

World

UN helps Myanmar achieve anti-poverty goals

The United Nations will support a review of Myanmar’s efforts to reach its global anti-poverty targets, otherwise known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and help the country to upgrade its agricultural sector.

Fruit, vegetable exports grow 5.4 percent

Business

Fruit, vegetable exports grow 5.4 percent

The fruit and vegetable industry has posted record export growth in the first 11 months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

After 11 months, Vietnam earned 388 million USD from exporting fruit and vegetables, an increase of 5.4 percent over the same period of 2008, the ministry said.