Farmers tend dragon fruit in Tiền Giang Province’s Tân Phước District. — VNA/VNS Photo Nam Thái TIỀN GIANG — Farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tiền Giang have begun harvesting off-season dragon fruit, earning high incomes. In recent years, farmers have been using advanced farming techniques to grow off-season dragon fruit to avoid an oversupply during the main harvest season. The off-season is normally between December and March, with harvests three to four times a year. Sáu Long, who has a 1.1ha red-flesh dragon fruit orchard in Chợ Gạo District, had a yield of one tonne of dragon fruit in the first off-season harvest and sold the crop for VNĐ28 million (US$1,200). Traders have bought red-flesh dragon fruit for VNĐ28,000 a kilogramme, up VNĐ6,000 compared to last … [Read more...] about Off-season dragon fruit fetches high price for Tiền Giang farmers
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A number of beauty contests are held in Vietnam every year, and few of them are known to the public, until those who win the crown or top prizes are involved whenever police bust a high-profile sex trade ring. The latest example came in early September, when Ho Chi Minh City police unfolded a ‘high-end’ prostitution ring involving several showbiz figures, including winners of beauty contest, models, actresses, and TV personalities. The sex service was provided for a whopping US$500-7,000 per hour, making it the most ‘expensive’ prostitution ring ever busted in the country, according to police. The four females were identified as sex workers; one of them is winner of at least three different lesser-known beauty contests, while the other works in the television industry. This is not the first time a sex trade ring involving winners of beauty contests was busted in Vietnam. The common thing among these beauty queens is that they mostly came from little-known … [Read more...] about Lesser-known pageants in Vietnam marred by prostitution scandal, again
An overview of Panomax River Villa project in HCM City's District 7 (Source: panomaxrivervilla.net) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC is to buy more than 16 million shares of Sai Gon Thuong Tin Real Estate JSC (SCR), equivalent to 4.7 percent of the company’s outstanding shares. The transaction is scheduled from December 5 to December 31. Thanh Thanh Cong said the company is expected to spend 100 billion VND (4.3 million USD) for the acquisition. On the stock market, SCR shares price has plunged to the bottom of the last three years since 2016. Since earlier this year, SCR shares have been traded with stable liquidity with an average of 2.8 million shares matched during each session. The figure for the nearest 10 sessions is 3.2 million shares matched per day. In the first nine months of this year, SCR saw an increase of 50 percent in post-tax profit, reaching 304 billion VND, fulfilling 95 percent of the yearly plan. In the last quarter of this … [Read more...] about Thanh Thanh Cong Investment to buy 16 mln shares of Sai Gon Thuong Tin Real Estate
Minister of Health and hospitals signed several commitments The event, which attracted the participation of ministries, leaders of cities and provinces, and businesses, as well as representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), shows strong determination to cut the volume of plastic waste in the healthcare sector in the months to come. “Plastic is a multifunctional material, and is light, durable, and has a reasonable price. It is popularly used in various fields and sectors, including healthcare. However, plastic waste has become a global environmental pollutant because of its duration and difficulties in decomposition, seriously affecting the environment and people’s health,” said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. “The country now has more than 13,000 health facilities with around 150 million inpatients and 450 million outpatients annually. Thus, the volume of plastic waste is huge,” she added. At the conference, a number of … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s healthcare sector acts to reduce plastic waste
Duc Hoang The most potent weapon of a consumer is to stop consuming. How do we then answer the question: "If we don't use their water, who else will provide it to us?" My family was among those troubled recently over the fact that our son's school was located just one kilometer from the burnt Rang Dong light bulb warehouse (that leaked 15-27 kilos of mercury into the air). Now we've got a new one: polluted tap water and the difficulty in getting bottled water. Since my family and I are not the only ones severely affected by this, since there are millions of us, one would expect the company responsible for the crisis to be hit hard by it too. However, the stocks of Song Da Water Investment Joint Stock Company (code: VCW) on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) still went up on Tuesday. There was no chain reaction following a public crisis like what one would see in a movie, where a negative news about a company spreads and causes its stock to spiral … [Read more...] about How can Vietnamese people manage a water supply monopoly?