Society

Food security – nation’s leading concern

Ranking fifth in rice production and second in rice exports in the world, Vietnam may still face instability in food security due to the impact of an increasing population and climate change.
Society

Hanoi to stop licensing new taxi firms

Hanoi Department of Transport has proposed that city authorities halt the granting of business licences to taxi companies as of March to tighten their operations in the city.
Politics

President asks Hai Duong to raise agricultural value

State President Nguyen Minh Triet has asked the northern province of Hai Duong to further develop agriculture with focus on raising capacity, output and production value as the sector remains the backbone of the national economy.
Politics

Vietnam, Cambodia enhance relations

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nong Duc Manh will pay an official visit to Cambodia from Dec. 17-19 as guest of King Norodom Sihamoni.
Society

Work to begin on 18 pedestrian bridges in Hanoi

Hanoi is to start the construction of 18 pedestrian bridges on October 10, coinciding with its Liberation Day, said Nguyen Sy Bao, Director of the major project management unit in Hanoi (MPMU).
PM asks Ca Mau to tap agricultural potential Politics

PM asks Ca Mau to tap agricultural potential

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked Ca Mau, the southernmost province, to boost shrimp farming on the industrial scale to at least 20,000 ha of water surface to better cash in on its fisheries potential.
Business

More Japanese businesses forecast to Vietnam’s central region

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Mitsuo Sakaba has commented at a recent economic forum that more Japanese businesses would arrive in Vietnam’s central region in the coming time, reasoning favourable conditions offered by the government and regional authorities.