HCM City rolls out first river-bus service

Quang Ninh Province aims to develop Van Don into a dynamic economic centre with a focus on services, high-end tourism and high-tech industries. — Photo bnews.vn The northern province of Quang Ninh plans to turn Van Don special administrative-economic zone into a smart and green island urban area, Nguyen Van Doc, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said. The zone, located in Van Don District, has a total land area of 581.13sqkm, a sea area of 1,620sqkm and a population of around 46,000. The district lies in a politically and economically important region, on the strategic transit route from East Asia to Southeast Asia and from ASEAN to China, in the Viet Nam-China “two corridors, one belt” co-operation area, in the Nanning-Singapore economic corridor, and in the extended Tonkin Gulf inter-regional co-operation area. Van Don is one of the three special administrative-economic zones designated by a government-approved plan; the other two are Van Phong in the central province of Khanh Hoa and Phu Quoc in the southern province of Kien Giang. These zones will pilot key new economic and administrative policies before they are applied nationwide, to develop the maritime economy. Quang Ninh is working on a master plan of Van Don zone as well as specific laws for it. The province aims to develop Van Don into a dynamic economic centre with focus on services, high-end tourism and high-tech industries. The zone is expected to become a centre for start-ups, innovation…... [read more]

The northern province of Quảng Ninh plans to turn Vân Đồn special administrative-economic zone into a smart and green island urban area, Nguyễn Văn Đọc, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said. Quảng Ninh Province aims to develop Vân Đồn into a dynamic economic centre with a focus on services, high-end tourism and high-tech industries.-Photo bnews.vn The zone, located in Vân Đồn District, has a total land area of 581.13sqkm, a sea area of 1,620sqkm and a population of around 46,000. The district lies in a politically and economically important region, on the strategic transit route from East Asia to Southeast Asia and from ASEAN to China, in the Việt Nam-China “two corridors, one belt” co-operation area, in the Nanning-Singapore economic corridor, and in the extended Tonkin Gulf inter-regional co-operation area. Vân Đồn is one of the three special administrative-economic zones designated by a government-approved plan; the other two are Vân Phong in the central province of Khánh Hòa and Phú Quốc in the southern province of Kiên Giang. These zones will pilot key new economic and administrative policies before they are applied nationwide, to develop the maritime economy. Quảng Ninh is working on a master plan of Vân Đồn zone as well as specific laws for it. The province aims to develop Vân Đồn into a dynamic economic centre with focus on services, high-end tourism and high-tech industries. The zone is expected to…... [read more]

Quang Ninh province has envisioned turning the Van Don special administrative-economic zone into a smart and green island urban area. (Photo: VNA) Quang Ninh (VNA) - The northern province of Quang Ninh has envisioned turning the Van Don special administrative-economic zone into a smart and green island urban area, according to Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Doc. The special administrative-economic zone is located in Van Don district, which has a total land area of 581.13 sq.km and sea area of 1,620 sq.km with a population of over 46,000. The district has a politically and economically important position as it lies on the strategic transit route from East Asia to Southeast Asia and from ASEAN to China, in Vietnam-China “two corridors, one belt” cooperation area, in Nanning-Singapore economic corridor, and in the extended Tonkin Gulf inter-regional cooperation area. Van Don is one of the three special administrative-economic zones designated by a Government-approved plan; the other two are Van Phong in the central province of Khanh Hoa and Phu Quoc in the southern province of Kien Giang. The zones will pilot key new economic and administrative policies before they are applied nationwide to develop the maritime economy. Quang Ninh is working on a master plan of and a law on Van Don special administrative economic zone, guided by the aim to build Van Don into a dynamic economic centre with focus on services, high-end tourism and high-tech industries. The zone is expected…... [read more]

My Phuoc Industrial Park park 3 in the southern province of Binh Duong. — VNA/VNS Photo Van Khanh Authorities in the southern province of Binh Duong and the representatives of South Korean companies operating in the province met on Wednesday to resolve difficulties faced by businesses in the area. At the meeting, companies raised questions about human resources, product displays, business expansion, fire prevention, work safety, social insurance, wages and the environment. The authorities answered questions and offered solutions, promising the companies that they would continue to improve the investment environment. A representative of the province’s Department of Construction said that construction of 1,230 sq metres of social housing, including accommodations for workers would end in 2020. At the meeting, the province’s Department of Industry and Trade said it would offer convenient conditions to investors to develop centres for product display and would regularly organise trade promotions and exhibitions where companies can display products and technologies. Under the national plan for key economic zones in the southern region, a fair and exhibition centre will be built by 2035 on an area of 25 hectares, according to the department. The province’s Department of Planning and Investment said it was working with the provincial People’s Committee to upgrade local infrastructure and that investors would be sought to develop infrastructure in industrial zones. By 2020, the province is expected to have 34 industrial zones with a total area of nearly 15,000ha. …... [read more]

NDO – The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) held a ceremony on August 16 to celebrate Prof. Dr. Dang Huy Huynh’s as the ASEAN Biodiversity Hero. Huynh, President of the Heritage Tree Council and Vice President of the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE), is the first Vietnamese citizen and one of the 10 outstanding individuals from ASEAN member states to receive such a noble title on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN. The ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes are individuals with significant contributions to the ASEAN biodiversity, through their activities and initiatives, contributing actively to the socio-economic development in their respective countries and in the region. During his over 60 years of research in biology, Prof. Huynh has made many contributions to the preservation of biodiversity in Vietnam and in the surrounding region. He possesses the ability to inspire the community in biodiversity conservation and development, and is recognised as one of Vietnam’s leading scientists. Prof. Huynh has been presented with nearly 20 orders and medals of different types, including the Ho Chi Minh Award (twice) – Vietnam’s most noble award in science and technology, the Vietnam Environmental Award in 2009, and a certificate of merit from the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment in recognition of his devotions to biodiversity conservation activities in 2015, among others. Holding a myriad of positions, both appointed by the State and entrusted by the society, concerning the environment, Prof. Huynh has implemented specific and practical…... [read more]

Authorities in the southern province of Bình Dương and the representatives of South Korean companies operating in the province met on Wednesday to resolve difficulties faced by businesses in the area. illustration photo source: binhduong.gov.vn At the meeting, companies raised questions about human resources, product displays, business expansion, fire prevention, work safety, social insurance, wages and the environment. The authorities answered questions and offered solutions, promising the companies that they would continue to improve the investment environment. A representative of the province’s Department of Construction said that construction of 1,230 sq metres of social housing, including accommodations for workers would end in 2020. At the meeting, the province’s Department of Industry and Trade said it would offer convenient conditions to investors to develop centres for product display and would regularly organise trade promotions and exhibitions where companies can display products and technologies. Under the national plan for key economic zones in the southern region, a fair and exhibition centre will be built by 2035 on an area of 25 hectares, according to the department. The province’s Department of Planning and Investment said it was working with the provincial People’s Committee to upgrade local infrastructure and that investors would be sought to develop infrastructure in industrial zones. By 2020, the province is expected to have 34 industrial zones with a total area of nearly 15,000ha. Foreign direct investment is an important…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – A massive influx of migrants from remote northern provinces to the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region has put intense pressure on the local population and has hindered socio-economic development. The Ede ethnic minority in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. A massive influx of migrants from remote northern provinces to the Central Highlands region has put intense pressure on the local population and has hindered socio-economic development.  The Central Highlands is considered a promising destination for migrants because of favourable weather conditions and rich basalt soil. Such movement can be prompted by State policy or out of economic need. In Dak Nong Province, home to vast areas of land and forests, migrants move into natural and protected forests, encroaching on land for production or putting up tents illegally. Five years ago, some households moved into zones 1644 and 1645 of Hop Tien co-operative in Quang Son Commune, Dak Glong District to live and hunt. Now, up to 126 households are living in the area, causing increased damage to forest land. Nguyen Anh Duc, director of Hop Tien co-operative said that members of the households had damaged the vehicles of forest rangers and attacked them using homemade weapons, such as guns and spears. Faced with such an aggressive reaction, and severely outnumbered, forest rangers and local authorities felt the situation was hopeless. Meanwhile, in Dak Lak Province, local authorities are concerned about the pressure on the local population caused by free migration. During the 40 years from…... [read more]

The Ede ethnic minority in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - A massive influx of migrants from remote northern provinces to the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region has put intense pressure on the local population and has hindered socio-economic development. The Central Highlands is considered a promising destination for migrants because of favourable weather conditions and rich basalt soil. Such movement can be prompted by State policy or out of economic need. In Dak Nong province, home to vast areas of land and forests, migrants move into natural and protected forests, encroaching on land for production or putting up tents illegally. Five years ago, some households moved into zones 1644 and 1645 of Hop Tien cooperative in Quang Son commune, Dak Glong district to live and hunt. Now, up to 126 households are living in the area, causing increased damage to forest land. Nguyen Anh Duc, director of Hop Tien cooperative said that members of the households had damaged the vehicles of forest rangers and attacked them using homemade weapons, such as guns and spears. Faced with such an aggressive reaction, and severely outnumbered, forest rangers and local authorities felt the situation was hopeless. Meanwhile, in Dak Lak province, local authorities are concerned about the pressure on the local population caused by free migration. During the 40 years from 1976 to 2016, more than 59,000 households with some 290,000 inhabitants of 60 provinces…... [read more]

After the Governments of Vietnam and Singapore agreed to lift the relationship to the so-called strategic partnership, the bilateral trade value has always accounted for a big share of total trade value of each side. Singapore has become Vietnam's largest trading partner in ASEAN and sixth in the world. The two-way trade value has annually increased about 12 per cent, reaching US$7.16 billion in 2016, accounting for 17.3 per cent of Vietnam’s trade value with ASEAN states. The two-way trade value amounted US$4.3 billion in the first six months of 2017, with US$1.5 billion for Vietnam and US$2.8 billion for Singapore. As a result, Vietnam ran a trade deficit of US$1.3 billion with Singapore. Vietnam’s imports from Singapore rose 10.58 per cent year on year in the first six months of 2017. Petroleum was a staple, accounting for 46 per cent of total turnover, or US$1.3 billion, representing an on-year growth of 43.77 per cent. The second biggest import from Singapore was computers, electronic products and components although the value declined sharply by 40.06 per cent. In the face of trade deficit, Vietnam is proposing Singapore to facilitate Vietnamese products such as agricultural and seafood products to enter the latter to order to equalise the trade balance. Singapore imports 90 per cent of food for its domestic consumption. This is a favourable condition for Vietnamese companies to tap this market with rice, coffee, tea, fruits, vegetables and handicrafts. Meanwhile, Singaporean companies have strengths in…... [read more]

A massive influx of migrants from remote northern provinces to the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region has put intense pressure on the local population and has hindered socio-economic development. The Ede ethnic minority in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. A massive influx of migrants from remote northern provinces to the Central Highlands region has put intense pressure on the local population and has hindered socio-economic development. The Central Highlands is considered a promising destination for migrants because of favourable weather conditions and rich basalt soil. Such movement can be prompted by State policy or out of economic need. In Dak Nong Province, home to vast areas of land and forests, migrants move into natural and protected forests, encroaching on land for production or putting up tents illegally. Five years ago, some households moved into zones 1644 and 1645 of Hop Tien co-operative in Quang Son Commune, Dak Glong District to live and hunt. Now, up to 126 households are living in the area, causing increased damage to forest land. Nguyen Anh Duc, director of Hop Tien co-operative said that members of the households had damaged the vehicles of forest rangers and attacked them using homemade weapons, such as guns and spears. Faced with such an aggressive reaction, and severely outnumbered, forest rangers and local authorities felt the situation was hopeless. Meanwhile, in Dak Lak Province, local authorities are concerned about…... [read more]




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