The statistics by the General Department of Vietnam Customs showed that by the end of April this year, Vietnam’s canned tuna exports to the US increased by 2 percent compared to the same period last year. The export price of Vietnamese canned tuna tends to climb and currently is the second-highest among the ten canned tuna suppliers of this market. Similarly, the demand for canned tuna increased in countries in the EU. The outbreak of the Covid-19 has caused canned tuna factories in Spain and Italy to slow down while increasing demand has urged the EU to import more canned tuna products from other countries. Currently, Vietnam’s canned tuna exports to the EU rose by 2.7 percent over the same period last year. Tuna exports of Vietnam to countries in the ASEAN in April also surged by 4 percent year-on-year. Noticeably, tuna exports to Thailand, the largest importer in the region, jumped 61 percent. By the end of April this year, tuna exports of Vietnam to Japan advanced 36 … [Read more...] about Canned tuna exports increase thanks to rising demand
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has seen an increasing export of canned tuna to a number of key market though adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). Data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs showed that in the first four months of 2020, the export of Vietnam’s canned tuna to the US rose 2 percent year-on-year. The increasing demand for canned tuna in the European Union (EU) pushed Vietnam’s shipments to this market up 2.7 percent compared to the same period last year. In April, the country’s tuna export to ASEAN recorded a rise of 4 percent year-on-year. In particular, a surge of 61 percent was seen in Thailand - the largest importer of Vietnamese tuna in the group. The tuna shipments to Egypt and Japan expanded 59 percent and 36 percent, respectively. VASEP said that Japan is increasing import of other processed tuna products from Vietnam, especially frozen tuna, … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s canned tuna exports to key markets rise
Bochmann: COVID-19 has completely halted tourism activities, not only in Vietnam but pretty much the whole world. I don’t think that people outside the tourism industry completely understand how big the disruption is and how many people this affects. It’s not just hospitality workers in hotels and travel/tour operators (which number in the thousands), but also the families that rely on them to fill their rice bowls at home. For every hotel worker, travel/tour operator, there are also about four merchants, suppliers, farmers, shop owners, and drivers that rely on tourists to come to Vietnam and holiday or conduct business meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
About Feeding Hong KongFeeding Hong Kong is a local registered charity with a mission to reduce the amount of quality food sent to our city's landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. We do this through delivering a B2B logistics service, which links food companies with surplus stock, to charities directly feeding those in need. Last year, through our partnerships with the food industry, we saved 823 tonnes of food from landfill. Instead, this was redistributed to 132 charity partners and supported 2.17 million meals for people in need. For more information, visit www.feedinghk.org. … [Read more...] about Citi Foundation Donates US$150,000 to Feeding Hong Kong for the Provision of Staple Food Supplies to 5,600 Vulnerable Households
The Mekong Delta Region has a total of 564 erosion spots that are over 834km long. 104 spots that are 203km long are the most dangerous. Since 2010, erosion in Mekong Delta has become more urgent and dangerous every year. The Mekong Delta has lost about 300ha of land and mangrove forest to erosion. On May 27, the banks of the Hau River were washed away and one-third of the surface of Highway 91 was lost, threatening dozens of households. On May 13, the erosion on Bui Huu Nghia Street swept two houses into Binh Thuy River. Luckily no one was hurt. In April 2019, serious erosion occurred at the construction site of an incomplete embankment at the O Mon River in Can Tho City. Around 60 metres long and 5 metres deep land was lost. About 11 households were affected. The embankment project was approved after serious erosion occurred there in 2019, damaging 11 houses. Research and surveys have revealed erosion were caused by various reasons such as climate change. The construction of … [Read more...] about Erosion problem keeps getting worse in the Mekong Delta