Bac Giang to pour $66 million in hi-tech agricultural

Speaking at an MPI meeting last week, Nguyen Van Trung, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, said the FDI sector had helped rebuild the country’s economy, increase export turnover, expand Vietnam’s reach to world markets, generate jobs, acquire technology transfers, management skills and attain global economic integration. The MPI report will include results from different ministries and departments, experts and business associations in terms of FDI attraction and management. The report will go into details on other key issues related to FDI, such as support industries, technology transfer, infrastructure, the high-tech agriculture and service sectors, as well as preferential policies and taxation, and prospects for the future. According to MPI data, accumulated capital invested in Vietnam to the end of July 2017, has reached US$307.86 billion in registered capital and $163.9 billion in actuality. These capital flows are divided across 19 branches of the economy over 63 cities and provinces. Some notable branches include the manufacturing sector with $181.8 billion in FDI, the real estate sector with $51.6 billion, and the electronics sector with $18.4 billion in the last three decades. Out of the 122 countries and territories whose multinational corporations have set up production in Vietnam, the Republic of Korea takes the lead with $55.26 billion in FDI, followed by Japan at $46.47 billion and Singapore with $41.6 billion. Many other countries with strong financial ability have expressed their intention to increase investment in Vietnam, such as the US and China. At present, more than 23,000 FDI companies are…... [read more]

The development of high-tech agriculture in Vietnam remains sluggish due to unplanned and small-scale production, and is not commensurate with the country’s comparative advantages and efforts. So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Vietnam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Vietnam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22% of the gross domestic product and 23-35% of exports.  However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister issued Decision 1895 approving implementation of an agricultural development programme using high-tech applications. The programme aims to promote the development and effective application of high technology in the agricultural sector, contributing to the development of a large-scale, modern, and highly competitive and comprehensive agriculture model. It also targets an annual growth…... [read more]

So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Vietnam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Vietnam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22% of the gross domestic product and 23-35% of exports.  However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister issued Decision 1895 approving implementation of an agricultural development programme using high-tech applications. The programme aims to promote the development and effective application of high technology in the agricultural sector, contributing to the development of a large-scale, modern, and highly competitive and comprehensive agriculture model. It also targets an annual growth rate of over 3.5% in the agricultural sector while ensuring national food security. In 2015, the PM…... [read more]

A farmer is harvesting hydroponic vegetables grown in a hothouse in Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh The development of high-tech agriculture in Viet Nam remains sluggish due to unplanned and small-scale production, and is not commensurate with the country’s comparative advantages and efforts. So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Viet Nam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Viet Nam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22 per cent of the gross domestic product and 23-35 per cent of exports. However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister issued Decision 1895 approving implementation of an agricultural…... [read more]

Germany’s B.Braun Viet Nam factory in Thanh Oai Industrial Zone, Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh LamGermany’s B.Braun Viet Nam factory in Thanh Oai Industrial Zone, Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam Viet Nam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drawing up a report summing up 30 years of foreign direct investment (FDI) since approval of the national Law on Foreign Investment, looking back at the impact of opening the country’s doors to multinational companies. Speaking at an MPI meeting last week, Nguyen Van Trung, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, said the FDI sector had helped rebuild the country’s economy, increase export turnover, expand Viet Nam’s reach to world markets, generate jobs, acquire technology transfers, management skills and attain global economic integration. The MPI report will include results from different ministries and departments, experts and business associations in terms of FDI attraction and management. The report will go into details on other key issues related to FDI, such as support industries, technology transfer, infrastructure, the high-tech agriculture and service sectors, as well as preferential policies and taxation, and prospects for the future. According to MPI data, accumulated capital invested in Viet Nam to the end of July 2017, has reached US$307.86 billion in registered capital and $163.9 billion in actuality. These capital flows are divided across 19 branches of the economy over 63 cities and provinces. Some notable branches include the manufacturing sector with $181.8 billion in FDI,…... [read more]

The development of high-tech agriculture in Viet Nam remains sluggish due to unplanned and small-scale production, and is not commensurate with the country’s comparative advantages and efforts. A farmer is harvesting hydroponic vegetables grown in a hothouse in Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. - VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Viet Nam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Viet Nam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22 per cent of the gross domestic product and 23-35 per cent of exports. However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister…... [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Lam Dong (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat on August 14 to discuss developing high-tech agriculture in Lam Dong province.  Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Vietnam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of 30 billion USD, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22 percent of the gross domestic product and 23-35 percent of exports. However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries, and impacts of climate change, environment pollution and food hygiene. Participants hailed Lam Dong for being on the way towards a model of high-tech farming. A representative from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s General Department of Land Management underscored the need to refine regulations on the rights of land users and issue policies to encourage the rent of land use rights. According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), outstanding loans for the field has amounted to 177.4 billion VND (7.71 million USD), but farmers currently lack information about domestic and foreign consumption markets. The SBV directed commercial banks to offer more loans to the drive and pledged all possible support throughout the process. On the occasion, the MARD…... [read more]

Representatives of Can Tho People’s Committee and Japanese delegation at the meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liem Chairman of the People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho Vo Thanh Thong on Sunday had a working session with a Japanese delegation to discuss co-operation opportunities in agriculture and personnel training in this sector. The Japanese delegation includes Hitoshi Kinouchi, a professor of Tokai University; Susumu Ishihara, an advisor of Japanese language training; and Masayuki Abe, director of the Human Resource Research Institute and director of the Vietnam Agricultural Information Centre (VAIC). According to Hitoshi, the Mekong Delta is like Japan in the past as it has small-scale agriculture with production mainly conducted by households, thus hindering product processing and distribution to companies. Japanese farming households have grouped into co-operatives to tackle the problem and also sell agricultural products with high prices, he said. Hitoshi suggested Japan and Can Tho partner with each other in the farming sector, saying the most important issue is how to improve agricultural quality and technology. For his part, Thong said Can Tho is interested in partners and investors from Japan and wishes to co-operate with the Japanese side in personnel training, especially the farming sector. He called on Japan to provide technical support for Can Tho and consider dispatching volunteers to Can Tho to take part in high-tech agriculture research programmes, while helping local farmers access the market and apply high and bio-technologies…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat, on August 14, to discuss the development of high-tech agriculture in Lam Dong province. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said that over the past three decades of renovation, Vietnam has become self-sufficient in terms of food production, with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22% of the gross domestic product and 23-35% of the total exports. However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries, in addition to the impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene. Participants hailed Lam Dong for its direction towards becoming a model of high-tech farming. A representative from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s General Department of Land Management highlighted the need to refine the regulations on the rights of land users and issue policies to encourage the rent of land use rights. According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), outstanding loans in the field has amounted to VND177.4 billion (US$7.71 million), but farmers currently lack information concerning domestic and foreign consumption markets. The SBV directed the commercial banks to offer more loans to the drive and pledged to give all possible support throughout the process. On the occasion, the MARD presented certificates recognising Da Lat Hasfarm and An Huu companies as…... [read more]

At the working session (Source: VNA)   Can Tho (VNA) – 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. The Japanese delegation includes Hitoshi Kinouchi, a professor of Tokai University; Susumu Ishihara, an advisor of Japanese language training; and Masayuki Abe, Director of the Human Resource Research Institute and Director of the Vietnam Agricultural Information Centre (VAIO). According to Hitoshi, the Mekong Delta is like Japan in the past as it has small-scale agriculture with production mainly conducted by households, thus hindering product processing and distribution to companies. Japanese farming households have grouped into cooperatives to tackle the problem and also sell agricultural products with high prices, he said. Hitoshi suggested Japan and Can Tho partner with each other in the farming sector, saying the most important issue is how to improve agricultural quality and technology. For his part, Thong said Can Tho is interested in partners and investors from Japan and wishes to cooperate with the Japanese side in personnel training, especially the farming sector. He called on Japan to provide technical support for Can Tho and consider dispatching volunteers to Can Tho to take part in high-tech agriculture research programmes, while helping local farmers access the market and apply high and bio-technologies in the…... [read more]




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