Business

Scheme to track Mekong seafood

A pilot programme to monitor origins and quality of seafood processed in the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta provinces has been undertaken in response to an EU regulation requiring Vietnamese seafood imports to certify the location of the catch, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Society

1.64 million students receive vocational training

The General Department of Vocational Training will raise the rate of trained workers in the country from 28 percent in 2009 to 30 percent next year, with 1.64 million students enrolled in the 2009-2010 academic year.
Environment

Tourist waste pollutes seas, rivers

Although a booming tourism industry has turned Vietnam into one of the hottest destination in all of Asia , rampant waste by the same industry is destroying the country’s charming coasts and waterways.
According to the Nha Trang Bay Reserve, every day nearly 10 tonnes of waste water are let into the sea by tourism facilities and locals in Nha Trang City .
Health

Clinical tests of new drugs discussed

Almost 200 domestic and foreign managers and scientists are gathering in Lam Dong province in the central highlands to discuss circulating memo’s on the clinical tests of new drugs and standard procedures for the ethics council in biomedicine research on humans.
ABBank, Prudential expand cooperation Business

ABBank, Prudential expand cooperation

The An Binh Bank and the Prudential Vietnam Life Insurance have announced to expand their cooperation following their initial success of the bancassurance product.
Business

Retail sector remains economic bright spot

Against the backdrop of industrial production value and exports plunging sharply in the last eight months, Vietnam’s retail sector saw products flying off the shelves, attaining a growth rate of 18.4 percent.

According to the latest report from the General Statistics Office, the country’s revenue from the retail and services sector totalled 743 trillion VND in the reviewed period.
Business

Vietnam increases its investment in Laos, Cambodia

By June 2009, Vietnamese businesses had invested in 186 projects in Laos, the third highest amongst foreign investors in the country, according to statistics provided by the Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment.