Until now, investors self-announce their projects meet criteria of green buildings or biological urban areas without inspection, verifications from functioned agencies, which, in some cases, affect the rights and benefits of house buyers in those projects. … [Read more...] about More regulations for developing green cities and climate-resilient urban areas in Vietnam
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Ba Ria - Vung Tau (VNA) - The southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau has been working to boost the traceability of its agricultural products, with initial success recorded in the value of those applying the technology. The province last year first implemented a project promoting and managing an origin tracing system to control the quality of local products, build trust, and encourage people to consume safe food. The move was also considered a solution for raising awareness about information and transparency in production. According to Trinh Duc Toan, deputy head of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s agro-forestry-fishery management agency, the system allows consumers to check the production, processing, and preservation of farm produce using blockchain technology or QR codes. Producers, meanwhile, can save time recording information on their products by using digital apps. A number of local cooperatives have posted significant gains from applying … [Read more...] about Ba Ria – Vung Tau: Traceability technology adds to farm produce value
One interesting development is the rise of women in self-owned, independent small businesses managing to hold their own, not only in a male-dominated economic market, but also in establishing female business networks. Whether it’s an online shop, a small café or private consultancy such as accounting – their fame in being well organized and more open to negotiation and cooperative practices is spreading; as one of my female students recently commented, “Vietnamese women haggle and bargain, the men just pay whatever is asked.” … [Read more...] about Women and flowers: Happy Vietnamese Women’s Day!