Another year! You survived one more rotation of the earth! And you’re still in one piece! Today is a great one to celebrate regardless of the condition of your bank account, love life or job – you are still alive! Amazing, isn’t it! Yayyy! I know you are feeling okay because you’re actually able to read this. If you are still hung over from New Year’s Eve, sleeping it off or passed out in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, clearly you have no idea what I’m writing about. Eggs, bacon and one Bloody Mary, please! I wonder what do vegans use for a hang-over cure? So what’s in store for 2019? Well, for expats, more visa runs. For the Viet Kieu, more haggling over new hotel construction contracts and for the locals, time to start a new business! Probably a shop selling the same thing as the other fifty shops in the same street. At least Vietnamese are optimists! Depends on how you want to look at it… are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you read a lot of fake news? Is your life … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day…Here we go again!
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Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The pepper export price is forecast to continue at a high level this year. The Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA) reported that pepper was sold at 90,000 VND (3.98 USD) per kg last year on the domestic market, almost doubling the previous year’s 48,000 VND, after a constant reduction over the last few years. The average export price of Vietnam’s pepper in December 2021 reached 4,703 USD per tonne, a sharp increase of almost 70 percent on the year 2020. The average export price for the whole year reached 3,593 USD per tonne, up 55.2 percent compared to 2020. Therefore, Vietnam’s pepper export turnover in 2021 rose by 42 percent compared to 2020 to 938 million USD, although the export decreased by 8.5 percent in volume to 261,000 tonnes. The association forecasts that Vietnam’s pepper exports will rebound from the first quarter of 2022 with an estimated world purchasing demand of 130,000-160,000 tonnes, while the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s pepper exports forecast for growth this year
BAEMIN is also the leading food delivery application in Vietnam when it comes to geographical coverage with its service available across 21 cities. BAEMIN has expanded quickly its service from 3 cities at the beginning of the year to 21 cities as of now, serving more customers every day. Regardless of the significant expansion, customer experience remains the key focus of BAEMIN’s strategy and direction. Jinwoo Song, CEO of BAEMIN Vietnam, said, “In order to develop sustainably in an extremely competitive industry like online food delivery, BAEMIN has been striving constantly to become the trusted choice to deliver the best experience to our customers and stakeholders in Vietnam.” He added: “I am also delighted to see BAEMIN ranks first in customer satisfaction according to the latest market report. This result encourages BAEMIN to try harder in hope of bringing further unique and interesting experience to our stakeholders. In the future, our ambition is to … [Read more...] about BAEMIN looks back on the journey of winning Vietnamese customers’ hearts
A ceremony to plant Neu (a tall bamboo pole with red garment strips used to ward off evil spirits during the lunar New Year) was re-enacted on the day. The activities comprise musical programs, an event to make chung (square glutinous rice) cake and three thematic installation art exhibitions. Vice head of the management board of Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter Tran Thi Thuy Lan said cultural-art activities in celebration of the Tet festival offers chances to promote Hanoi’s history and culture to visitors at home and abroad, encouraging people, especially the youths, to pay due attention to traditional cultural traits. The activities will be arranged until February 15, or the 15th day of the first lunar month which is "Tet Nguyen tieu" (First Full Moon Festival), with COVID-19 prevention and control measures being in place. They can be watched at the Facebook page ‘Pho co Ha Noi’ (Hanoi Old Quarter) and website hoankiem360.vn. Tet is the largest and longest traditional … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s Old Quarter hosts traditional Tet activities
In particular, the GDP’s leader visited GDP’s agencies and units, the Military Institute of Traditional Medicine, Central Military Hospital 108, GDP’s Office, and the Department of Military Security Protection. During the visits to the Department of Organization and Mass Mobilization, Military Youth Advisory Board, and Military Women Advisory Board, Sr. Lt. Gen. Do Can congratulated the agencies and units on their achievements obtained in 2021. Notably, they made recommendations to GDP’s leaders to raise the effectiveness of task performance; proposed measures to protect security and information safety; gave advice on Party and political work to higher levels. In addition, mass mobilization activities were effectively carried out by the agencies and units. To ensure security and safety before and during the lunar New Year holiday, the agencies and units have strictly maintained duty regulations. They have also provided financial support to troops and their families and organized … [Read more...] about GDP’s deputy chief extends New Year wishes to agencies and units
The Tet holiday is no less special for Vietnamese citizens who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cannot travel back to their homeland for the most special time of year. Instead, they have found creative and imaginative ways to celebrate in their adopted countries. Nguyen Thi Minh Thu, owner of Spar supermarket in the Zonhoven region in Belgium, introduces lean pork paste, a traditional Tet food, to local people in her town. VNA/VNS Photo Huong Giang Vietnamese businesswoman Nguyen Thi Minh Lien is one of those who cannot travel back to Vietnam this year. She is the director of a private Vietnamese product import company in Brussels and is always busy with her job. She spends most of her time studying European standards of imported goods and seeking ways to bring more Vietnamese agricultural products to Belgian markets. She has learnt how to operate the accounting and administrative system of Belgium and the spending habits of local consumers. Lien works almost … [Read more...] about Distance doesn’t stop overseas Vietnamese from finding special ways to celebrate Tet