The Van Don Economic Zone Authority has asked the People’s Committee of Van Don district and investors to stop establishing new projects, adjusting project plans and applying for investment pending the approval of master plans for the future special administrative-economic zone. A view of Cai Bau Island, part of Van Don district Projects subject to the proposed suspension exclude new projects relating to social security of Van Don district along with “Con duong di san” (Heritage Road) project, Sonasea Dragon Bay rerort complex, Ngoc Vung Island project and Sun Group project, which are major investments. The Van Don Economic Zone Authority proposed that other projects only be permitted to continue by the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province after a master socio-economic plan and general construction plan of the Van Don special administrative-economic zone are approved. For the projects that have received investment approval or investment registration … [Read more...] about Van Don asks for suspension of projects pending special master plan
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The International Pepper Conference 2019 opened in Vung Tau city, the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, on November 12, drawing 400 delegates from Vietnam and 25 other member countries of the International Pepper Community. In Vietnam, pepper is a source of livelihood for more than 200,000 households. (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) At the three-day event, the 47th of its kind so far, representatives from the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the International Pepper Community, the Vietnam Pepper Association, and domestic and foreign businesses will discuss issues relevant to pepper production, processing and trading to better meet the global market’s demand. It features meetings of exporters and importers, meetings on cultivation techniques, exhibitions of exporting and importing companies, and field trips to pepper farms in Ba Ria-Vung Tau. On this occasion, the International Pepper Community awarded five Vietnamese and foreign … [Read more...] about International pepper conference opens in Ba Ria-Vung Tau
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
Vietnamese products are introduced at the forum in Maputo on June 26 (Photo: VNA) Maputo (VNA) – Over 100 representatives of Vietnamese and Mozambican businesses gathered at a forum in Maputo on June 26 to seek stronger links in trade, investment and tourism between the two countries. Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Le Huy Hoang said the Vietnamese Government is committed to continued support of the two countries’ businesses to reinforce partnership and capitalise on their potential and advantages. Meanwhile, Director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade Le Hong Thang introduced advantages of the Vietnamese capital city, including favourable policies, transport infrastructure and human resources. He also highlighted the municipal authorities’ resolve to assist foreign enterprises to engage in economic, investment and trade cooperation. Mozambican Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Julio Joao Pio reviewed the recent strides in bilateral … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Mozambique seek to enhance trade, investment, tourism ties
Representatives of FWD Group and Vietcombank at the a signing ceremony held in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — Photo baodautu.vn HÀ NỘI — Insurer FWD Group confirmed on Tuesday its purchase of Vietcombank-Cardif Life Insurance (VCLI), an unit of Việt Nam’s largest listed lender by market value, Vietcombank. Vietcombank-Cardif Life Insurance is a joint venture between the bank and BNP Paribas Cardif. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, FWD and Vietcombank said. During a signing ceremony held in Hà Nội on Tuesday, FWD Group, the insurance arm of Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li’s investment group Pacific Century, also announced the group and Vietcombank had entered into an exclusive 15-year bancassurance partnership. Under the agreement, Vietcombank would distribute FWD’s life insurance products, the bank said, without providing further financial details of the deal. But a source told … [Read more...] about FWD in insurance distribution deal with Vietcombank