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HCM City keen on Belgium’s seaport support

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan has expressed his hope that the region of Wallonia in Belgium will assist the city in seaport management and development. While receiving Minister President of Wallonia Rudy Demotte on April 12, Quan said the two sides have great potential for cooperation, adding that the two sides need to ... Read More »

Binh Duong praised for effective ODA utilisation

Chair of the Audit Committee of the Finnish Parliament Tuija Brax said she highly valued Binh Duong southern province’s effective utilisation of Finnish aid in building a plant making organic fertiliser from waste. Tuija Brax led a delegation from the Finnish Parliament to pay a working visit to the province on April 12. At the meeting, Deputy Chairman of the ... Read More »

Mao Khe thermal power plant inaugurated

The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) on April 12 held a ceremony in northern Quang Ninh province to launch Mao Khe thermoelectric power plant, one of the country’s key projects for stable power supply. Covering a total area of nearly 73 hectares, the 440 MW plant has a total investment of over 9.3 trillion VND (442 million ... Read More »

Dong Van geopark to burst with vitality

The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang will do every effort to conserve special identities of the Dong Van geopark and turn geographical difficulties into advantages, helping promote tourism. The move is part of a master plan to preserve, restore and develop the values of Vietnam ’s first geological park during the 2012-2020 period with a vision towards 2030, which ... Read More »

Watchdog agencies admit the uncontrollability over licensed businesses

VietNamNet Bridge – Approximately 140,000 companies are said to be missing, dead or inactive, but they still exist on the database of the watchdog agencies. This shows the big problems existing in the post-licensing works.   A report of the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed that by the end of 2012, nearly 93,000 enterprises had been “unidentified”, of which 60,454 ... Read More »

Coffee trader signs loan deal to reach export target

Coffee trader signs loan deal to reach export target HCM CITY (VNS)— Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) on Tuesday signed a loan agreement worth US$24 million with the Daklak September 2nd Import-Export Co Ltd (Simexco Daklak), the second largest state-owned coffee trader in Viet Nam. Simexco General Director Le Duc Thong said the loan would help the company achieve its export ... Read More »

Thua Thien-Hue attracts industrial investments

Thua Thien-Hue attracts industrial investments THUA THIEN-HUE — The central province of Thua Thien-Hue is seeking to attract more investment to its industrial zones (IZs) by helping investors build factories and by mobilising capital for infrastructure construction. In addition, the province is focusing on vocational training as the demand for trained workers increases. Local industrial zones currently need 15,000 skilled ... Read More »

Students to teach basic money management

Students to teach basic money management HA NOI (VNS)— University students will be able to compete to take on the role of financial literacy experts and guide their peers through basic money management concepts such as saving and budgeting, with the 2013 Practical Money Skills campaign by Visa and the Central Committee of Viet Nam Students’ association (CCVSA). The campaign, ... Read More »

NZ supports central province

NZ supports central province BINH DINH (VNS)— New Zealand will orient its cooperation with Viet Nam to a strategic partnership with the intensive development of projects in central Binh Dinh province. The statement was made by New Zealand Ambassador to Viet Nam Haike Manning at a press briefing in Binh Dinh’s capital city of Quy Nhon city on Wednesday. Speaking ... Read More »

Auto sales up 97% in March

Auto sales up 97% in March Domestic auto sales last month hit nearly 8,390 units, down 4 per cent over the same period last year, but up a significant 97 per cent since February, said the Viet Nam Automobile Manufacturer’s Association.— Illustrative image/VNA/VNS Photo HA NOI (VNS)— Domestic auto sales last month hit nearly 8,390 units, down 4 per cent ... Read More »