When traveling to the northern mountainous areas, many people may immediately think of black sticky rice cake - a special dish made by Tay ethnic group in Van Ban District, Lao Cai Province. Not only is it a delicious dish, but the Tay ethnic minority’s black sticky rice cake is also considered a local cultural symbol and is often made and shared during festive events. The cake with Tay people’s imprint Hoang Thi Hue checks her big saucepan of sticky rice cakes. Photo: Hoang Nam Traditional rice cake-making workshops are mushrooming in the area, and among the most well-known is the one owned by Hoang Thi Hue in Khanh Yen Town. Hue sells her products locally and in neighboring provinces and cities. Her product has been granted a provincial-level, three-star One Commune One Product (OCOP) certificate for its good quality and clear origins. “Presently, there are diverse kinds of sticky rice cake in the northern province of Lao Cai, yet the cakes made in … [Read more...] about Making fortune from sticky rice cakes
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What you need to know today in Vietnam: Politics -- Vietnamese Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) Nguyen Vu Tung on Wednesday presented Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s certificate of merit to Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in the RoK’s Busan-Gyeongnam region Park Soo-kwan to honor his active and effective contributions to bilateral economic, cultural, and educational ties, according to the Vietnam News Agency . Society -- Ho Chi Minh City authorities have reopened the Hoc Mon food wholesale market at 50 percent of its capacity since Wednesday, as COVID-19 infections have slowed down and vaccination has covered most of the city's population. -- Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam will welcome international visitors carrying 'vaccine passports' from November 20, according to a plan signed on Thursday by the province's chairman. -- Vietnam has administered over 71 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Friday morning, with 20 million … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — October 22
A fruit festival held in Big C to promote Vietnamese fruits. — Photo courtesy of Central Retail Central Retail in Viet Nam has received a Certificate of Merit from the Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) for “Having outstanding achievements on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Vietnam’s Industry and Trade” on Thursday. Olivier Langlet, Group CEO of Central Retail in Viet Nam, said, “Central Retail in Viet Nam has always strived to organise activities towards the 70th Anniversary celebration of Viet Nam’s Industry and Trade. In the past year, Central Retail has cooperated with MoIT and MARD, as well as localities across the country, to successfully organise promotional programmes for Vietnamese brands and speciality agricultural products.” Seven weekend farmers' markets at GO!/Big C and nearly 10 seasonal speciality promotion weeks, on Sa Pa Salmon, Bac Giang Lychee, Dong Thap Pangasius, have been organised in the past year. The event "Made in Vietnam - Essence of … [Read more...] about Central Retail Viet Nam receives recognition for promoting local products
At the event (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Soeung Rathchavy co-chaired the seventh Vietnam-Cambodia political consultation via videoconference on October 21 to discuss bilateral ties as well as regional and global issues of shared concern. Both sides shared the view that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have made efforts to maintain all-level exchanges and meetings in various forms, and effectively made use of bilateral cooperation mechanisms. The two sides agreed to step up trade and economic recovery post-pandemic, enhance national defence-security cooperation, improve the efficiency of border management and collaboration in education, information and communications, culture-sports and people-to-people exchange. They pledged to work closely together to seek solutions to the issue of legal … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Cambodia hold seventh political consultation
Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
During their talks in Hanoi on May 28, FM Bishop added the government wants to further bolster the relations both in bilateral framework and at regional and global forums. The two officials highly valued the organization of the first Vietnam-Australia Foreign Ministers Meeting, saying this is one of first important steps to implement the freshly-established Strategic Partnership between the two countries. The first meeting was co-chaired by the two FMs in Hanoi on May 28. They expressed their pleasures at the strong development of the bilateral ties while affirming the importance of upgrading the relations to the Strategic Partnership on the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s recent visit to Australia. Deputy PM and FM Minh spoke highly of outcomes of the recent State visit to Vietnam by Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove on May 23-26, affirming the trip’s contributions to strengthening friendship between the two peoples. The two officials stressed the need … [Read more...] about Australian gov’t considers Vietnam one of partners in Asia Pacific