On the afternoon of December 1, long lines of cars and motorbikes inched little by little through a 50-meter section on Vo Van Ngan in Thu Duc City. The section has been a construction site for two years now with two-meter-high barriers in place. Work to renovate the drainage is being done right in the middle of the street with space of around 3m left on either side. The work was supposed to be finished in 17 months but is nowhere near completion yet. Shortly after they cross that section, commuters are stuck at yet another construction site near Thu Duc Market. This occupies more than half the street, causing all types of vehicles to get stuck in a long tailback. Commuters inched through a 50-meter section on Vo Van Ngan Street in Thu Duc, HCMC, December 1, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Minh Le Van, who lives on Vo Van Ngan Street, said: "Due to those construction sites, the surface of the street is filled with potholes. On sunny days we have to endure the dust … [Read more...] about Construction sites block traffic, disrupt life in HCMC
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The global blockchain market was valued at US$4.67 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach US$7.18 billion in 2022, and US$163.83 billion in 2029, at an annual growth of 56.3 percent. Truong Gia Binh, Chair of the FPT Corporation and of the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA), said blockchain data storage provides protection against counterfeiting, transparency and decentralization. Many countries have put blockchain into residence management, electronic identity Although initially used mostly for cryptocurrency trading, blockchain has been introduced into a growing range of fields. Countries such as the UAE, Estonia, Luxembourg and Switzerland, for example, have put blockchain into residence management and electronic identity systems, while IBM, Amazon, and McKinsey have brought Blockchain into supply chain management. “The world will save US$450 billion annually due to counterfeit identification and reduce hundreds of thousands of deaths caused … [Read more...] about Vietnam, a high potential blockchain market
The 970 Agricultural Product Connection Forum is held on December 7 in Hanoi. (Photo: SGGP) On the morning of December 7, the Working Group of the 970 Agricultural Product Connection Forum under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held a forum on building facilities, growing area codes, and traceability of agricultural and food products to promote exports and looking back a year following the GACC's Decree 248 and Decree 249. The forum, held online and offline, had the attendance of associations, cooperatives, manufacturing and trading enterprises, retailers, and distribution systems from many provinces and cities across the country. According to the MARD, in 2022, the ministry and the GACC signed five protocols requiring plant quarantine for agricultural products, including durian, banana, passion fruit, sweet potato, and edible bird's nest. This has opened up great opportunities for Vietnamese agricultural products to be exported to the world's most … [Read more...] about China grants 2,426 product codes to Vietnamese enterprises
The Hanoi Department of Construction has just proposed to the municipal People's Committee to offer free entrance to Thong Nhat Park from January 1, 2023. Visitors at the gate of Thong Nhat Park According to the department, the charge of VND 4,000 per adult and VND 2,000 per child at the ticket stalls has only brought in enough funds to pay 50 percent of staff members. "The park collected VND 630 million in ticket sales in the first 10 months of 2022, while it is paying VND 110 million a month for 22 staff members here," the department explained. The department also said that it was unfair that people wearing sports clothes are allowed to enter the park for free while other visitors have to buy tickets. So it suggests that the park should be open for free to all people. Occupying an area of over 50 hectares in Dong Da District in downtown Hanoi, Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park has been a popular place of leisure and entertainment for local people and … [Read more...] about Department proposes free entry to Hanoi park
On April 28, an inspection team from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development led by Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien has inspected the quarantine and customs clearance of pork imports in Hai Phong port. The Deputy Minister has inspected refrigerated containers by him self. The pork was imported mainly from Russia. After that, the inspection team continued to check refrigerated warehouse of HP company where more than 2000 tons of pork were stored. According to the representatives’ evaluation, imported pork met the standards in terms of quality, frozen persevere spares and freshness. Storage temperature was set at about - 18 degree Celsius to ensure meat quality. According to the regulator, the volume of imported pork has only reached 50% of the target assigned by the Government, but has tripled that of the same period in 2019. Vietnam has approved for 24 countries to export meat products into Vietnamese market. Statistics show that over the past 3 months, the amount of … [Read more...] about Where does Vietnam import pork from?
Vice Chairman of National Assembly Tran Thanh Man and leaders of HCMC attend the eighth session of the tenth tenure of the municipal People's Council. According to the statement that was made at the eighth session of the tenth tenure of the municipal People's Council opened on December 7, the central capital will be invested in works, including a project to clean up and renovate the environment of the Tham Luong Canal – Ben Cat – Nuoc Len Canal system with a total investment capital of VND300 billion (US$12.5 million), VND600-billion construction project of An Phu intersection, the National Highway 50 expansion in Binh Chanh District with VND184.4 billion. In addition, the city will allocate projects using foreign assistance resources, including metro line 1 in dire need of nearly VND78 billion. The municipal People’s Committee also submitted a report on the 2023 public investment plan with the HCMC’s State budget expenditure of more than VND55,200 billion to the People’s … [Read more...] about HCMC needs over VND71 trillion for 2023 public investment plans