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Binh Dinh keen to reinter remains of fallen soldiers

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Authorities at all levels in the central province of Binh Dinh need to consider the search and collection of martyr remains a key and continuous task, a local senior official has said. During a conference on September 30 in Quy Nhon city reviewing the implementation of the plan for martyr remains ... Read More »

OECD hails Vietnam’s impressive agricultural reform

  Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Vietnam’s agricultural reforms have generated impressive results over the past two decades, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD ) said in a report at a workshop in Hanoi on September 30.  The OECD Review of Agricultural Policies in Vietnam underlined that Vietnam has quickly established its position in global agro-food markets, becoming ... Read More »

HCM City embraces RoK businesses, expats

Secretary of HCM City’s People’s Committee Le Thanh Hai (R) greets President of the RoK-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Association Kim Hack Yong (Photo: VNA) Ho Chi Minh City promises to create more favourable conditions for businesses and citizens from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to operate and live in the city, including practicing their religions. Secretary of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh ... Read More »

S&P warns of Thailand’s credit outlook

A worker in a Thai factory (Source:Reuters)    The Standard and Poor’s Rating Services (SP) warned that Thailand’s sovereign credit rating is facing a downturn, due to gloomy long-term economic prospects, on September 29. According to SP, the country’s credit metrics have been slowly deteriorating since 2006 due to domestic political uncertainties and the negative impacts of the political situation ... Read More »

Cambodia works to reduce dollarization

Illustrative image (Source: Internet)    Cambodia is designing plans to give its riel (the local currency) a boost in an attempt to limit dollarization, China’s Xinhua news agency quoted Neav Chanthana, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), as saying. Dollarization in Cambodia, measured by the ratio of foreign currency deposit to broad money, grew from 36 percent ... Read More »

Lao Ambassador bids farewell to Party leader

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Lao Ambassador Somphone Sichaleune (Source: VNA) Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong spoke highly of the positive contributions made by Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Somphone Sichaleune to consolidating and enhancing the two countries’ relations while receiving the outgoing diplomat in Hanoi on September 30. The Party chief expressed his hope that in ... Read More »

Politburo member receives Japanese Ambassador

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Politburo member To Huy Rua appreciated the contributions made by Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Fukada Hiroshi to the success of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s recent official visit to Japan at their meeting in Hanoi on September 30. The visit from September 15-18 contributed to boosting the bilateral relations in a more comprehensive, practical and ... Read More »

Supply-demand connection in central, Central Highlands discussed

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) A conference was held in the central city of Da Nang on September 30 to discuss ways to boost links among localities to form goods production-consumption chains in the central and Central Highlands regions. The event brought together representatives from departments of industry and trade, businesses and business associations of 24 provinces and cities nationwide. Participants ... Read More »

Forest sector receives funds

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) The Trust Fund for Forests (TFF) has received 28.9 million out of the 29.04 million EUR pledged by international donors, according to TFF’s Deputy Director Pham Hong Luong. He reported the figure at a conference to review the TFF’s activities held by the Vietnam Forestry Administration under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi ... Read More »

Vietnam, India boost agricultural cooperation

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Senior agricultural officials of Vietnam and India on September 30 agreed to form a joint working group to examine opportunities and resolve problems hampering the trade of agro-products between the two countries. At a working session with visiting Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam, Indian Minister of Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan said ... Read More »