EVN said it has made efforts to cut internal costs to reduce losses in 2022. (Photo: SGGP) EVN, on the afternoon of November 28, sent a press release saying that in 2022, the world situation has seen many fluctuations, and fuel prices have climbed highly, leading to many countries facing energy difficulties worldwide. However, EVN has performed well in its assigned tasks, ensuring a stable and safe power supply for production, business, and daily life of people with high growth in power demand, contributing to the economic growth of the country. “In the first ten months of 2022, electricity demand grew by 8.6 percent over the same period in 2021. According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, electricity growth has contributed 0.67 percentage points to industrial growth and 0.31 percentage points to GDP growth,” EVN informed. From the beginning of 2022, due to fluctuations in global fuel prices, the costs of electricity generation and electricity purchase of EVN … [Read more...] about EVN expects to lose more than VND31 trillion due to high costs
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With this major transformation, it all comes down to Highlands Coffee’s desire to enrich human connections and social togetherness, becoming a hub of the community while staying loyal to the brand’s identity. The brand’s transformation after more than two decades highlights Highlands Coffee’s expectation in enhancing the connection between the brand and the customers, while maintaining the traditions as well as integrating with contemporary cultures. “Coffee has always been at the core of our business strategy since establishment. Despite having more than 500 stores across Vietnam currently, we do not limit ourselves to only serving coffee. We seek out growing together with a growing Vietnam in the future as well as being a companion in Vietnamese people’s daily lives. As Highlands Coffee’s upcoming target is to become a community-oriented brand, serving as the nexus that ties everyone in the community together is essential,” said Mr. David Thai, founder of Highlands Coffee. … [Read more...] about Highlands Coffee refreshes logo with its community-driven message
Hanoi is among the few cities and provinces with the fastest tourism growth in Vietnam. Director of the Hanoi Tourism Department, Dang Huong Giang, shares with The Hanoi Times her plans to promote the image of Vietnam and its capital city via new tourism packages. Director of the Hanoi Tourism Department Dang Huong Giang. Hanoi is the heart of Vietnam, playing an essential role in connecting provinces and cities across the country. Please tell readers about the capital city's specific plans to promote the image of Vietnam to international friends. As the heart of the country, Hanoi continually defines a leading role in tourism with special activities to connect localities nationwide, especially those with relics and heritage sites. We have recently collaborated with the northern provinces of Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh to open a tour passing ancient cities of Vietnam. We will continue to join hands with the northern mountain provinces of Son La and Lao … [Read more...] about Hanoi rebuilds tourism for future
At the ceremony. (Photo: SGGP) The People's Committee of Ben Tre Province, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, held a ceremony to announce the export of the first batch of green-skinned pomelos to the US market, on the morning of November 28, in Ben Tre Province. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former Politburo Member, former Chairwoman of the National Assembly; Mr. Le Duc Tho, Member of the Party Central Committee cum Secretary of the Party Committee of Ben Tre Province; Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; the representative of the US Department of Agriculture; and central and local ministries and agencies attended the ceremony. Mr. Tran Ngoc Tam, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Tre Province, expressed his honor and pride to be the first locality to export Vietnamese pomelos to the US market. This result is achieved thanks to the active support and assistance of the ministries and central agencies, … [Read more...] about First batch of Ben Tre green-skinned pomelos exported to US
Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly's Finance - Budget Committee Nguyen Phu Cuong reports at the meeting. (Photo: Viet Chung) Through the report of the Government, the NA Standing Committee agreed with the allocation plan of nearly VND7,498 billion (US$303 million) for the development investment fund plan from the rest Central budget for the period of 2021 – 2025 for three national target programs dedicated for ministries, Central agencies and localities. Of which, nearly VND2,498 billion (US$101 million) will be allocated for the national target program for socio-economic development in ethnic minorities regions and mountainous areas, VND2,000 billion (US$81 million) and VND3,000 billion (US$121 million) will be spent for the national target program on sustainable poverty reduction and building new-style rural areas respectively. The NA Standing Committee required the Government to direct relevant ministries, central agencies and localities to continue to review and … [Read more...] about US$88.6mln allocated for grassroots healthcare system development
After over five years of negotiations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture officially licensed the import of the fruit earlier this year, making it the seventh fresh fruit of Vietnam permitted to enter the market, following mango, longan, lychee, dragon fruit, rambutan, and star apple. The Chanh Thu Fruit Import - Export Group Joint Stock Company in Ben Tre's Cho Lach district is the one behind the shipment of the first pomelo batch. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said the U.S. is a fastidious market, but its demand for fresh fruits remains tremendous. He noted that for the coming into being of this first batch, growing and packing facilities had to prepare themselves and undergo many stages of inspection by specialised agencies of both countries, so that their production meets the requirements of quarantine and harmful organisms control, and safety and hygiene; complies with packaging regulations; and ensures accurate … [Read more...] about Vietnam to export first batch of fresh pomelo to U.S.