Vietnamese firms join world’s largest food, beverage fair in UAE Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood 2018 (Source: laodong.vn) Twenty Vietnamese enterprises will showcase their products at the 24th edition of Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food & beverage trade exhibition – in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from February 17-21. The firms include the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), the Hanoi Trade Joint Stock Corporation (Hapro), the Nafoods Group and the Vietnam Hanfimex Corporation. The Agricultural Trade Promotion Centre under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will organise the Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood. The event is expected to help Vietnamese enterprises find consumers, sign export contracts and expand their market share in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia. They can also introduce Vietnamese agricultural products, food and beverages and promote Vietnamese brands to foreign visitors, according to the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/2
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Japanese personnel provider enters Vietnamese market Representative from Sunwell Solutions Vietnam Yoshioka Reito (R) A representative from Japan’s Sunwell Solutions JSC said on January 23 that its Vietnamese office officially became operational earlier this month. Sunwell Solutions, with eight years experience in providing human resources solutions, aims to increase opportunities for outstanding Vietnamese engineers working at Japanese firms and develop relations between Japanese employers and Vietnamese employees. Yoshioka Reito, a representative of Sunwell in Vietnam, stressed that although it has been established for nine years with highly technical staff, Sunwell is looking to expand its business to great customers, focusing on key fields such as information technology, automobile technology, and refinery projects. According to Reito, Vietnam’s high-quality engineers are able to meet the requirements of Japanese businesses. Sunwell was established with … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 25/1
ADB provides US$300m loan to BIDV to support SMEs in Viet Nam The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) signed a US$300 million loan agreement on Wednesday to support the growth and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Viet Nam. “The agreement includes a $200 million loan provided by ADB and a $100 million loan arranged by ADB from 12 commercial lenders,” BIDV Chairman Phan Duc Tu said at the signing ceremony. “This is the biggest commercial loan ADB has provided to an Asian commercial bank so far, affirming the development finance institution’s positive evaluation of Viet Nam’s stability and economic growth as well as its trust in Viet Nam’s banking operations in general and BIDV in particular.” He said the loan would support SMEs in Viet Nam and reaffirm their partnership with ADB in achieving poverty reduction, economic … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/12
VietNamNet Bridge - The legal provision that breeding elephants could be subject to court proceedings has raised controversy. Hoang Thi Minh Huong, Deputy Judge of the Lam Dong People's Court The Judges Council of the Supreme People's Court, with Change and WildlifeAid, recently organized a workshop about its draft resolution that guides the implementation of several Penal Code provisions on wildlife related crimes. The draft resolution stipulates that from January 1, 2018, persons who illegally store wild animals or parts of their bodies, or products of wild, endangered, rare and precious animals (such as ivory) will be examined for penal liability as defined in Article 234 and Article 244 of the 2015 Penal Code. Hoang Thi Minh Huong, Deputy Judge of the Lam Dong provincial People's Court, said there are many forests in this locality, including the Cat Tien National Park. However, in the last four years, the provincial court has only tried two cases related to breeding in captivity … [Read more...] about Does a new law prohibit elephant breeding?
The Vietnamese village that is home to this art lost almost all its treasures in the form of paintings and woodblocks when the French torched many of its homes, and in an ironic twist of fate, now sells paper offerings to burn.Meanwhile, a handful of people trying to preserve and promote this art face new problems.To illustrate this, artist Nguyen Huu Qua spreads out two versions of a popular Vietnamese motif – “The Rat’s Wedding.”One is a painting made by him and the other is one bought from a shop selling souvenirs in Saigon.Even to a layperson, the differences between the two are obvious.The mass produced one is printed, not painted, on thin paper with pale and blurred brush strokes, and several details are left without colors.And those who know Chinese characters will see more inaccuracies in the painting from the gift shop.“A Dong Ho painting does not just have the picture. It also has Chinese letters to pass on a message. In the 'Rat’s … [Read more...] about What the rat race has done to the Rat’s Wedding