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Local craftsmen keep old trade alive

Ma Chau silk craft, mulberry farming and silkworm breeding have roots some five centuries ago in Duy Xuyen District in the central province of Quang Nam. The silk trade was among central Vietnam’s most prosperous industries in the 15th century, as it was among commodities exchanged with merchant European at the busy Hoi An Port. ... Read More »

Brothers fly flag for Việt Nam on UK TV show

Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp . Photo: Viet Nam News LONDON — Acrobatic brothers Giang Quốc Nghiệp and Giang Quốc Cơ left British television audiences speechless Saturday night after performing their death-defying head balancing act on a UK TV talent show. The pair, from HCM City, were given a standing ovation by the crowd and the four Britain’s Got ... Read More »

Changes in target markets worry wooden furniture exporters

VietNamNet Bridge – Wooden furniture manufacturers have been warned that they will face more trade barriers as export markets have applied new policies to restrict imports. Wooden furniture manufacturers have been warned of new trade barriers The recently released report of the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product (Viforest) warned of big changes in all four major export markets of Vietnam, ... Read More »

Safe fruit & vegetables struggling to find favor

Producers of safe fruit and vegetables are still up against it in trying to eke out a respectable market share. Nearly 100 km from Hanoi, the safe tomato farm of the Green Technology JSC in Yen Khanh district, northern Ninh Binh province, regularly disposes of rotten tomatoes it has failed to sell.  According to Chairwoman Ms. Le Thi Dung, the ... Read More »

Danang undecided over horse and dog racecourse projects

Danang City’s government has urged Cam Le District to carefully consider pros and cons when seeking to develop horse and dog racecourses, said Huynh Van Hung, director of the Culture and Sports Department of Danang. Staff of the dog racecourse at Lam Son Stadium in Vung Tau City walk dogs around before each race so that spectators can place bets. ... Read More »

Losing a leg couldn’t keep him from the sea

VietNamNet Bridge – When he was 11 years old, Nguyen Van Huynh left his home to go fishing—a routine task made dangerous by the raging resistance war. He had been going out to see with his father since he was 10 years old. This time, however, the capricious violence of war would claim an innocent victim. Despite his disability, Huynh ... Read More »

More Vietnamese startups register business in Singapore

VietNamNet Bridge – After spending two hours on a flight from HCMC, plus 30 minutes on entry procedures, a group of Vietnamese, including two business owners and investors, landed in Singapore recently to complete business registration procedures. It took four hours to register a business in Singapore At 11 am on Monday, they turned up at a business registration service ... Read More »

Motorcycle market seen reaching saturation point

The number of motorcycles sold in the first quarter of this year reached some 803,000 units, increasing a mere 1.9% against last year, which indicates the domestic market is reaching its saturation point. Motorcycle sales have barely increased in Q1 as the market is reaching its saturation point   Statistics in a report by the Vietnam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers ... Read More »