Japan once notorious for its high tech electronics industry has been transforming agriculture with that same ingenuity and drive, providing Vietnamese farmers a ground floor opportunity to jump on the bandwagon.Not only have food prices in Japan and around the globe been steadily increasing, but consumers now closely examine how and where their vegetables have been produced and only choose organically certified.Other consumers have become more inclined to purchase technologically altered fruits and vegetables, such as low potassium lettuce that is edible even if you have kidney failure or square watermelons, which save space— but to emerge victorious in these markets require strict quality control standards.As a case on point, Tran Nguyen Ho in Chau Thanh district, Tien Giang province said after visiting his bird farm in 2013, a Japanese firm asked him to supply bird eggs for a processing factory in Tien Giang province making products for export to Japan.The firm committed to … [Read more...] about Will Japanese high-tech save Vietnamese agriculture?
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The film was initiated by H.E. Oknha Rat Sokhorn, who is skillful at the Vietnamese martial art, and Hollywood film director Ace Cruz.The film “Fight for Life” tells the story of a Cambodian boy who rises to fame thanks to the Vovinam ring.His mother gets raped by an illegal Thai logger when she is 17 years old and gives birth to him.His father is later killed by other loggers and his mother has to prostitute herself to raise him.The little boy earns his living by snatching on the street and he comes to a milestone when he steals the camera of an American tourist who later helps him by sending him to learn Vovinam with a Cambodian businessman.After making progress in Vovinam, the Cambodian boy is sent to another master to be trained in more techniques and achieve success in the freestyle ring in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, and the U.S.Famous American actor Michael Madsen and former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield will join the casting of the … [Read more...] about Martial art Vovinam to be featured in Hollywood film
VinGroup, one of the leading enterprises in the real estate sector with the famous Vinpearl resort brand, last year opened its first VinEco store, which provides clean vegetables by both national and international standards and applies advanced farming technologies from Japan and Israel. The chain quickly expanded in big cities and the group never hid its ambition to become “the driving force to change the Vietnamese mindset in doing agricultural business”.If VinEco manages to keep its product quality high and stable, this goal might not be too far off from being realised, especially when the demand for clean food has rocketed in a couple of years.A survey by the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) in Hanoi and HCM City shows that customers are ready to pay 30 percent more for vegetables and pork if they have clear origins and are safe to eat.In a traditional agricultural country like Vietnam, however, identifying clear origins of … [Read more...] about Firms jump on agricultural demand
PARIS – European astronomers said on Friday they had devised a technique to detect water in the atmosphere of planets orbiting other stars. Using a telescope in Chile, they teased out a tell-tale infra-red signature from water in the atmosphere of a gassy planet called HD 189733b, which orbits its star every two days and is hot enough to melt steel. The work is another technical breakthrough in the fast-moving field of exoplanet research, they said. A total of 723 planets have been spotted outside our own Solar System since 1995, according to the website http://exoplanets.org, while NASA (http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/) puts the tally at 879. Several thousand findings by the specialist Kepler orbital telescope await confirmation. So far, no exoplanet spotted has the potential to be a home away from home for us humans. It would have to be a rocky planet, rather than a gas one, orbiting in a balmy zone which would enable water to exist in liquid form and thus nurture life as we … [Read more...] about New technique finetunes quest for life on other worlds
Saigon Heat bag second win Saigon Heat won their second match at the ASEAN Basketball League on Saturday at their home turf in HCM City, defeating Laskar Dreya South Sumatra of Indonesia 70-48 at the Canadian International School's indoor court. The second win helps them maintain second place in the ranking table behind Hitech Bangkok City, which also won twice. Next, Saigon Heat will travel to Jakarta to play Laskar Dreya South Sumatra again at the Senayan Gym Hall 1 on August 1. Tien Minh drops to 20th in world badminton rankings Vietnamese top player Nguyen Tien Minh slid three places to the 20th spot in the world badminton rankings, the Badminton World Federation announced on July 24. Minh's performance at recent competitions has left him with a total point score of 43,470. Last week, he only placed 17th in the world men’s singles. This is Minh’s lowest world ranking in the past two years. In the world’s women singles, Vietnamese athlete Vu Thi Trang … [Read more...] about Sports News 28/7
Economic development is not a linear formula for each and every country to blindly follow, and one of the most important stepping stones, the industrial revolution, seems to be coming loose as technology and automation are reshaping production and trade. The developed world has made leaps and bounds by industrialisation and building out low-skill, labour-intensive manufacturing lines to stand where they are now. Many lower-income countries jumping on the bandwagon later on have achieved spectacular economic growth by shifting to low-end manufacturing that is exceptionally labour-intensive, like textile and garment and footwear production where workers coming from low-productivity smallholder agriculture could be easily trained to task. Indeed, as reported by The Guardian, industrialisation has driven an “unprecedented convergence between rich and poor country wealth levels,” as by the early 2000s 83 developing countries were growing at twice the rate of OECD … [Read more...] about Automation spelling doom for manufacturing hotspots?
Vegetable, fruit imports surge in Jan-Sept Vietnam spent VND26.45 trillion (US$1.15 billion) importing fruits and vegetables in the first nine months of 2017, up 80.5% year-on-year and double the nation’s revenue from exports of these products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The country imported US$914 million worth of fruits and US$218 million worth of vegetables in the nine-month period, increasing two-fold and 30% respectively against the same period last year. Thailand remained Vietnam’s biggest exporter of the products with 60.7% of the total, followed by China and South Korea. A report by the Export-Import Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said exports of vegetables, fruits, cashew nuts and seafood registered growth of more than 20% in the period. In the agro-fishery category, vegetable and fruit exports brought in US$2.67 billion, up 45.6% over the year-ago period. The Ministry of Industry and Trade said the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 17/10
Kiosks’ coercive removal conducted in Tan Son Nhat Airport vicinity The owner of a kiosk in Truong Chinh street removes goods after authorized agencies conduct coercive removal measure The People’s Committee of Tan Binh district yesterday organized the coercive removal of kiosks located in military land adjacent to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Truong Chinh street, HCMC. The owner of a kiosk in Truong Chinh street removes goods after authorized agencies conduct coercive removal measure The district People’s Committee has announced that August 31 is the deadline to dismantle the kiosks, which owners refused to remove although their land lease contracts have expired. The majority of the kiosks’ area is within the boundary of second metro line Ben Thanh-Tham Luong. The kiosks have mainly been used for selling pottery products, ornamental plants and fish. Previously at a conference on August 8, deputy Minister of Defense Tran Don proposed Tan Binh … [Read more...] about Social News 17/9
Lao Cai hosts Northwest Cuisine Festival The Northwest Cuisine Festival opened in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on October 20 as part of the National Tourism Year 2017. With 55 booths, the festival aims to promote typical dishes of the five northwest provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh and Yen Bai, as well as those from Hanoi, northern Thai Nguyen, Ninh Binh and Bac Giang provinces, and the central provinces of Ninh Thuan and Thua Thien-Hue. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Ngo Hoai Chung said that the event is held in the context that Vietnam’s tourism sector is receiving much attention from the Vietnamese Party and State and the entire society. In the first nine months of 2017, Vietnam welcomed 9.4 million foreign tourists, a year-on-year rise of 28.4 percent, making it one of the world’s 10 nations with the highest growth in the number of foreign tourists. This is a … [Read more...] about Social News 22/10
VietNamNet Bridge - Here are the top Saigon tours, which range from full-day trips to the iconic Chu Chi Tunnels to boat cruises through the vast Mekong Delta. Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Explore the underground passageways used by Vietnam liberation soldiers during the Vietnam War as you head to the Cu Chi tunnels with an experienced guide. Learn how the extensive subterranean world was created, watch engaging documentaries about its use, and get the chance to fire an AK-47 assault rifle. Start your day with convenient pickup from your hotel, cruising out of town past water-filled rice paddies and farm-flecked landscapes to reach the entrance of the Cu Chi tunnels. When you arrive, climb down into tight passageways that weave between rooms once used as command centers, bunkers, kitchens, hospitals, and living quarters for Vietnam liberation soldiers. Listen as your guide shares stories about how the tunnels offered protection from explosions and detection, watch an … [Read more...] about The top tours from HCM City