Some 120,138 ha of rice fields affected by a lack of water and saltwater intrusion in the southern region will be used to grow other crops in 2018, according to the Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
The CP Vietnam Corporation, based in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, plans to invest in a project to raise and process 100 million chickens per year for export.
Apart from co-working spaces which have already taken root in Vietnam, the market is now expected to receive the co-living trend—a new trend of sharing living space.
Sapa’s upcoming achievement of town status will pave the way for more opportunities for investors in the real estate market.
Starting from a single green building, Singapore has risen to become the green city of Southeast Asia aiming to green out 80 per cent of the construction works in the city. Do Ngoc Diep, specialist at the Green Building Project of the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, looks at Vietnam’s chances of realising its dream of becoming “a green spot” in the region.
PSNews - The Vietnam Online Business Forum 2018 took place on March 14, in Hanoi by the Vietnam E-Commerce and announced the Vietnam E-commerce Index in 2018 of provinces and cities across the country.
The heavy toll taken by coal-fired power plants has prompted many pro-environmental international organisations to oppose banks in several nations that plan to provide loans for these plants in Vietnam, which mandatorily still considers coal a big power generator for the energy-thirsty country.
Japan – one of countries leading the way in implementing the advances of the 4th Industrial Revolution, is witnessing strong investment from Vietnam’s information technology (IT) firms.
One year after the US’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the remaining 11 Asia-Pacific countries, including Vietnam, have signed a new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to remove tariff barriers in the region.
The Vietnamese Government encourages foreign firms in milk production and processing to expand production, upgrade technology, apply energy saving solutions in the country.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc advocated boosting cooperation between Vietnam and New Zealand in fields of mutual interest such as education-training, organic agriculture, smart agriculture, and infrastructure while addressing the Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum in Auckland on March 13.
Economics, trade, and investment between Vietnam and Japan have seen constant developments over recent years with Japan having always been one of Vietnam’s most important partners, has said Vietnam Chamber of Commerce of Industry (VCCI) Vice President Hoang Quang Phong.
Vietnam remained the third largest trading partner of Laos in 2017, trailing Thailand and China, according to the Vientiane Times.
Vietnam’s agriculture reached an export value of US$36.5 billion last year. With positive signals in the first two months of 2018, the sector aims to grow 3.05% this year with an export value of US$40.5 billion, higher than previous plans.
63% of businesses in Vietnam believe the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed on March 8 will have a positive impact on their operations, according to HSBC’s comprehensive survey of global businesses.
Vietnam’s total export value was estimated at US$33.62 billion by the end of February, a year-on-year increase of 22.9%, revealed the General Department of Customs.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked People’s Committees of cities and provinces with large areas of shrimp farms to employ different solutions in order to reach targets set in the national action plan for the development of the shrimp industry through 2025.
The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) surpassed all targets set for the first quarter this year by 4$-15% in early March.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has called on economic sectors to make adequate preparations for best utilization of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which will be signed in Santiago, Chile on March 8 by ministers from 11 member countries.
Vietnam’s demand for infrastructure development, including transport, energy, and urban development, is huge, while both public investment and official development assistance (ODA) loans are limited.