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Dong Nai: Fresh investments halted in five polluting sectors

VietNamNet Bridge – The authorities of Dong Nai Province have decided to suspend new investments into five industries, effective from this month, to cope with rising pollution, said the province’s Department of Planning and Investment. Investors cannot get approval for projects in pulp and paper production, tapioca processing, rubber processing, production of basic chemicals, and ... Read More »

HCM City encourages investment in industrial zones

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan has asked management boards of industrial and export processing zones to grasp opportunities when a new investment wave is expected to come in the time to come, the Saigon Giai Phong (Saigon Liberated) online newspaper reported. It is an important factor to make preparations for investment attraction, Quan ... Read More »

Sustainable solutions for sugarcane industry

Vietnam’s sugarcane production will face tough challenges when the tax rate cut down to zero percent by 2015, according to the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF). According to calculations, the cost of sugarcane production in Vietnam is the highest level in the world. If a timely and effective solution is not found, thousands of households and businesses in the sector ... Read More »

Tay Ninh sees booming border trade with Cambodia

Cross-border trade between Vietnam and Cambodia through 16 border gates in the southern province of Tay Ninh hit 650 million USD in the first seven months of this year, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade. Of the total, Vietnam ’s export value reached 350 million USD while imports stood at 300 million USD. Main exports included instant ... Read More »

Canada treasures ties with ASEAN

Strengthening bilateral economic, political and security ties with ASEAN and the member states remains a priority for Canada. This was confirmed by Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, who is on his Asia tour, which will include visits to ASEAN member states of Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar from July 31. “When Canadians think of our country’s priority relationships in ... Read More »

Workers hospitalised after chemical container explodes

Three workers at Phong Phu Corporation in District 9 on Monday were treated at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City for severe chemical burns after an accident at the company’s factory.   Three workers at Phong Phu Corporation in District 9 on Monday were treated at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City for severe chemical burns after an accident at ... Read More »

Overloaded trucks protected by officials who ignore state regulations

VietNamNet Bridge – In most provinces and cities there are “king” trucks that are under the guarantee of local officials, according to the chair of the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association. A mobile scale station in the central province of Ha Tinh. Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, chairman of the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association, said that overloaded vehicles are not only damaging ... Read More »

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1-10 (daily updated)

Concert “Beethoven’s Symphony No 5″ Sat 09 Aug 2014, 8 pm HCMC Opera House No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC One of the most famous symphonies of Beethoven called “The Destiny Symphony” will be performed at Hanoi Opera House by HBSO Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of talented conductor Le Phi Phi, with the performance of 2 pianists Boris ... Read More »

Agricultural sector urged to push satellite technology application

Vietnam should further promote the application of remote sensing technology in agricultural production, so as to hasten the restructuring of the sector, a Vietnamese official has said. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh made the suggestion during a workshop held in Hanoi on July 30, which focused on benefits reaped through using the technology in rice ... Read More »

German firms upbeat about VN market

German firms upbeat about VN market Lack of skilled labour, policies that are not conductive for business, and bureaucracy remain the most significant hurdles for them.— Photo ndh HCM CITY (VNS) — German businesses are positive on Viet Nam’s economic outlook and have high expectations for next year in terms of sales, production, human resource demand, and capital expenditure, according ... Read More »