SBV to persist with exchange rate policy

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is expected to continue its current exchange rate stabilisation policy next year following the hefty benefits it derived from the strategy this year. The present exchange rate stabilisation policy has amassed a considerable surplus of US$8 billion in the general balance. To date, the detailed policy for next year has yet to be revealed. However, … [Read more...]

Prices of essential goods to be stabilised: ministry

Prices of essential goods, including rice, sugar, milk and fertilizer, are expected to be stable in the future due to high supply. — Photo Vietpress HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Prices of essential goods will be stable by the end of this year and beyond, according to the Finance Ministry's Price Management Department. The department said this month that many factors could … [Read more...]

Long An to build irrigation works

Under a long-term programme upgrading local irrigational systems, the southern province of Long An's People's Committee will spend more than VND13 trillion (US$565 million) from different capital sources, including VND3 trillion ($130 million) from ODA (official development assistance) capital, to build and upgrade irrigation works in the Dong Thap Muoi area. The programme … [Read more...]

Moc Chau moves to boost tourism

The Prime Minister has approved a plan to develop the Moc Chau Tourism Area in the northern mountainous province of Son La by 2020. Under the plan, the tourism area targets visitors from the Hong (Red) River Delta and Northern midland and mountainous region. Its foreign markets include Western Europe, North America and Northeast and Southeast Asia. The area is also expected … [Read more...]

240,000 City workers uninsured

Around 40,000 enterprises in HCM City failed to offer compulsory social insurance and health insurance to their employees, leaving nearly 240,000 workers uninsured, according to the city's Social Insurance Agency. Cao Van Sang, director of the agency, said that local authorities and social insurance offices at district and ward levels were responsible for inspection of small … [Read more...]

Tay Nguyen needs culture preservation policy

The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region should have proper policies to preserve its written language, gongs, festivals and costumes, said experts at a seminar held in Phu Yen Province on Monday. The region needs to focus on protecting the living environment and teaching ethnic culture in schools, they said. The seminar was held by the Central Committee for Publicity and … [Read more...]

Quang Ninh to plant medicinal garden

The Ministry of Health on Sunday set up a steering committee for the project "Yen Tu national garden for preserving and developing medicinal plants". The garden will stretch from Dong Trieu District, Yen Tu Mountain, Ba Che and Binh Lieu districts. Yen Tu, which will be the centre of the national park, has many medicinal plant gardens with hundreds of indigenous plants. The … [Read more...]

Quang Ninh receives farming assistance

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will provide 50 tonnes of chlorine to help the northern province of Quang Ninh fight disease outbreaks among shrimp. According to the provincial animal health office, diseases last month destroyed more than 26 hectares of white-legged shrimp farmed in Tien Yen, Uong Bi and Quang Yen districts. THE SAIGON TIMES DAILY Dong Nai … [Read more...]

Children, teachers get quality helmets

Quality helmets have been provided to more than 4,000 students and teachers at eight elementary schools in HCM City's Districts 12, Binh Thanh, and Binh Chanh under a road safety campaign. The campaign is organised by the National Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Education and Training, and Asia Injury Prevention Foundation. Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic … [Read more...]

No easy fix for overloading

Dealing with overloaded trucks requires balancing the interests of many, General Secretary of Viet Nam Logistics Business Association Tran Huy Hien told Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) There has been rising concern about overloaded vehicles on the roads and their possible impacts, but several people have said that the problem cannot be solved soon. What is … [Read more...]