International container train starts trial run

International container train starts trial run

The Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company (Haraco) has successfully conducted a trial run of an international container train connecting China’s Guangzhou province and Hanoi’s Yen Vien town.

Dong Thap wants no white-leg shrimp farming in freshwater areas

Dong Thap wants no white-leg shrimp farming in freshwater areas

The People’s Committee of Dong Thap province has directed relevant agencies and district authorities to ensure farming of white-leg shrimps in freshwater areas is not expanded since the saltwater discharged by these farms affect water bodies and crops.

Upbeat signs in fast-moving consumer goods sector

Upbeat signs in fast-moving consumer goods sector

The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market is expected to see good expansion towards the end of this year thanks to stronger purchasing power in both urban and rural areas, experts said.

Bad debt measures to go into effect

Bad debt measures to go into effect

A National Assembly resolution on non-performing loans will take effect on August 15 with lawmakers hopeful it will help resolve much of the remaining bad debts held by commercial banks and real estate projects across the nation.

Cultivation growth predicted to reach 2.05% in 2017

Cultivation growth predicted to reach 2.05% in 2017

The cultivation sector is expected to grow up to 2.05% in 2017 thanks to bright prospects in major export markets, according to the Cultivation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Hoa Phat group posts robust growth in steel production

Hoa Phat group posts robust growth in steel production

Hoa Phat Group, a leading Vietnamese industrial production firm, manufactured some 209,000 tonnes of steel in July, up 24.7% from last month and nearly 50% from the same period last year, retaining top spot in terms of domestic steel market share.

Can Tho, Japan seek cooperation opportunities in agriculture

Can Tho, Japan seek cooperation opportunities in agriculture

Chairman of the People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho Vo Thanh Thong on August 13 had a working session with a Japanese delegation to discuss cooperation opportunities in agriculture and personnel training in this sector.

Vietnam tops ASEAN in animal feed production

Vietnam tops ASEAN in animal feed production

Vietnam is currently ASEAN’s biggest animal feed producer and the tenth biggest in the world, according to the Husbandry Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

30-year FDI attraction to be reviewed

30-year FDI attraction to be reviewed

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced it is preparing to review 30 years of foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in Vietnam.