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Vietnam affirms consistent policy of protecting human rights

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed Vietnamese Government’s consistent policy of ensuring human rights, on the basis of the understanding that human rights are universal values. The policy also has its roots in the nation’s thousand-year-old historic and cultural traditions and the Vietnamese people’s aspirations, the minister said at the 22 nd meeting of the United Nations Human Rights ... Read More »

Construction halted on new deepwater port

Construction halted on new deepwater port BINH THUAN (VNS)— The construction of Ke Ga deep water port in central Binh Thuan Province has been halted due to a reduction in bauxite production, one of the main sources of income for the port. Investor Viet Nam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) said the Ke Ga port was planned to ... Read More »

Rising exports help boost trade surplus

Rising exports help boost trade surplus HCM CITY (VNS)— Viet Nam achieved a significant trade surplus in the period from January 1 to February 15, according to figures from the General Department of Customs. Viet Nam enjoyed a trade surplus of nearly US$1.4 billion in the period, including a surplus of $774.6 million attained in January, followed by $614.4 million ... Read More »

Capital to host 3 expos on support industries

Capital to host 3 expos on support industries HA NOI (VNS)— Three support industry exhibitions would be held in Ha Noi from September 4-6, Thailand’s Reed Tradex Co has announced. The Reed Tradex-hosted Viet Nam Manufacturing Expo 2013 will combine four international exhibitions on machinery and technology for specific industries. Its components will include InterPlas Viet Nam for plastic and ... Read More »

Sugar makers hope to cut stockpiles

Sugar makers hope to cut stockpiles   A worker of Lam Son Sugar Co packages sugar. The industry is looking to export markets to help reduce domestic inventories. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Hue HCM CITY (VNS)— Viet Nam will have a sugar surplus of several hundred tonnes this year, and the industry is looking to increase exports and reduce inventory. ... Read More »

Coffee ambassador to be selected

Coffee ambassador to be selected DA NANG (VNS)– A national campaign is underway to find an “ambassador” to promote the Viet Nam coffee brand around the world. The campaign will take in HCM City, Buon Ma Thuot, Da Nang and Ha Noi. The aim is to find 25 creative experts to join the selection process at the Buon Ma Thuot ... Read More »

50% of codes slump, indices plunge

50% of codes slump, indices plunge HA NOI – Shares plunged on both national stock exchanges this morning as almost 50 per cent of codes lost value. The VN-Index on the HCM City Stock Exchange declined 1.31 per cent to a close of 477.34 points by the end of this morning with losers overwhelming gainers by 183-39 with the other ... Read More »

Aquaculture meet discusses climate change threat

Aquaculture meet discusses climate change threat Representatives of NACA members at the opening session of the associations 24th annual meeting in Can Tho City on Monda0.—VNS Photo Hoang Vu. CUU LONG DELTA – Sustainable aquaculture in the face of climate change challenges and food safety were major oncerns as the 24th annual meeting of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in ... Read More »

Vietnamese stars in the sky of science world

VietNamNet Bridge – Many Vietnamese became stars in the sky of the science world when they were honored in 2012. Professor Trinh Xuan Thuan Professor Trinh Xuan Thuan was born in 1948, in Hanoi. He is a world-renowned expert in astronomy outside the galaxy. He discovered the youngest known galaxy in the universe today. In 2012, he had more success ... Read More »

Snake species endemic to Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is home to many different species of snakes, including 5 endemic ones.     The Red River krait (Bungarus slowinskii) is a species of krait in the family Elapidae. This snake is endemic to northern Vietnam. Its common name is a reference to the Red River. This species is medium in length, moderately slender, cylindrical bodied ... Read More »