EPZ official urges improvements in workers' quality of life Society

EPZ official urges improvements in workers' quality of life

Private sector investment in social infrastructure is needed to raise the quality of life for workers in export processing zones and industrial parks, Tran Cong Khanh, chief of the secretariat of the Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park Authority.
Local rice industry needs technology in preservation, processing Business

Local rice industry needs technology in preservation, processing

The application of advanced technology in preservation and processing is the most important factor in Vietnam’s rice value chain, said Nguyen Hong Son, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Vietnam needs to target halal markets Business

Vietnam needs to target halal markets

Vietnam has missed out on 23.6 billion USD in exports to halal markets, according to experts who spoke at a recent seminar on standards needed for halal certification.
Measures needed to reduce work-related accidents Society

Measures needed to reduce work-related accidents

Compliance with occupational safety and hygiene regulations remains lax, affecting the lives of workers and their families, an official from the HCM City Federation of Labour said at a conference held on September 11.
Agro-forestry-fishery export earns 26.6 billion USD in 8 months Business

Agro-forestry-fishery export earns 26.6 billion USD in 8 months

The agro-forestry-fishery sector raked in an estimate 3.64 billion USD from exports in August, raising the total value in the first eight months of the year to 26.6 billion USD, up 1.6 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Identifying opportunities for Vietnamese firms Business

Identifying opportunities for Vietnamese firms

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement would provide a big impetus to Vietnam's exports to the EU and be key to Vietnamese companies penetrating one of the largest and most lucrative markets in the world, experts have said.
Trade union urged to revamp operation  Politics

Trade union urged to revamp operation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 28 urged trade union organisations to revamp operation comprehensively and promote their role in guiding workers’ movements in the new situation.
Free trade deals push seafood shares up Business

Free trade deals push seafood shares up

Seafood shares advanced in the first half of the year as the freshly signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have positive impacts on the business results of seafood exporters, according to insiders.