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Building trust, from farmer to the consumer plate

Building trust, from farmer to the consumer plate

VOV.VN - Local smallholders in the food production industry in Vietnam looking to increase their earnings can now benefit from a new low-cost certification scheme that focuses on helping farmers sell their products under an organic label.

Illegal waste pollutes Da Nang’s My Khe beach

Illegal waste pollutes Da Nang’s My Khe beach

A section of My Khe beach in the central city of Da Nang, considered one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Vietnam, has been heavily polluted by untreated waste water illegally discharged from a construction project.

Money flows into real estate market as prices rise

Money flows into real estate market as prices rise

Experts have urged state management agencies to take necessary measures to drive the current strong cash flow into real estate out of the market as prices are increasing, depriving low-income earners of the opportunity of owning houses.

Government targets 6.4-6.8% growth in 2018

Government targets 6.4-6.8% growth in 2018

The Ministry of Planning and Investment is targeting an economic growth rate of 6.4% to 6.8% for Vietnam in 2018, according to a document sent to ministries and local authorities with guidelines to develop the socio-economic plan for 2018.

New trade portal makes it easier to do business in Vietnam

New trade portal makes it easier to do business in Vietnam

VOV.VN - With the launch of its new trade portal today (July 12), the government of Vietnam is making import and export information more easily accessible to traders interested in doing business in the Southeast Asian country.

WB aids poverty alleviation programme for ethnic groups

WB aids poverty alleviation programme for ethnic groups

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank (WB) on June 29 has approved a preferential credit package worth US$153 million for Vietnam’s national programme on poverty reduction and rural development.

EVN brings electricity to rural areas, islands

EVN brings electricity to rural areas, islands

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) said it has continued investing in power projects in rural and remote areas and islands, especially localities with a low rate of rural households gaining access to electricity.

More efforts needed to cope with climate change

More efforts needed to cope with climate change

Vietnam should calculate in advance damage caused by climate change as its effects have become more obvious and devastating in recent years, with changes in temperature and rainfall, sea level rises and extreme weather.

IFC assists Vietnam with green textile production

IFC assists Vietnam with green textile production

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has helped Vietnamese garment-textile outsourcers save over 20 percent of water and energy consumption.

WB assists Vietnam’s tax reform

WB assists Vietnam’s tax reform

A delegation from the World Bank (WB) recently worked with Vietnamese partners to prepare for a project modernising the tax system in Vietnam, according to Deputy Finance Minister Do Hoang Anh Tuan.

Vietnam targets parity between FDI, domestic firms

Vietnam targets parity between FDI, domestic firms

The need to bring about some degree of parity between foreign-invested and domestic firms while fostering increased linkages was highlighted at the Vietnam Business Forum held on June 16 in Hanoi.

Firms reject clean production initiative

Firms reject clean production initiative

Many businesses have refused to join a clean production and energy efficiency project because they don’t find attractive enough incentives, experts said at a conference on June 15.

Vietnam looks to improve bidding transparency

Vietnam looks to improve bidding transparency

The bidding grievance handling mechanism needs to be renovated to ensure transparency and keep pace with the country’s rapid international integration, said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dao Quang Thu.