Illustrative photo (Source: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) - While there are very few wild tigers left, the number of the registered captive big cats in Vietnam, mostly in private facilities, has increased from 97 in 2010 to 364 in 2021. According to conservationists, there are only about five tigers recorded in the wild in Vietnam. However, individuals and businesses are seeing booming activities of tiger farming for non-commercial purposes, with the number of registered captive ones increasing year by year. Conservation efforts Yet, five is the figure projected by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the basis of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s estimates as of 2015. Since 2009, Vietnam has not recorded any tigers in the wild or conducted any national surveys of the animal. In the face of tiger disappearance, at the Global Tiger Summit in Russia in 2010, Vietnam and 12 countries committed to doubling the number of wild tigers in the world by 2022 - … [Read more...] about 10 years of conservation: how many tigers left in the wild in Vietnam?
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Local companies could further improve their utilization rate of the trade agreement to gain a larger share of the EU market. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has been a driving force for Vietnam’s exports as local firms are now taking good advantage of the trade deal. Processing catfish for export at Cantho. Photo: Hung Thap Deputy Director of the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) Tran Thanh Hai gave the assessment at a conference on the EVFTA on August 8. In 2021, bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and the EU rose by 14.5% year-on-year to US$57.01 billion, in which Vietnam exported goods and products worth $40.1 billion, or an increase of 14.2%; and imported $16.9 billion. “This helped the country maintain a trade surplus of over $23.2 billion last year,” Hai said. According to Hai, since the launch of the EVFTA on August 1, 2020, Vietnam’s exports to the EU rose by 15% to $83 billion. Over the past two … [Read more...] about EVFTA drives Vietnam’s exports forward
The People’s Court of An Giang Province in southern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced four people to death and one to life in prision for trafficking 34kg of drugs from Cambodia. The death penalty was handed down to Nguyen Thi Bich Diem, Mai Vinh Hau, Huynh Van Tung, and Le Dang Huy. All four were convicted of the illegal transportation, trading, and possession of narcotics. The fifth defendant, Nguyen Do Thanh, received a life sentence in prison for the same offense. The indictment showed that on June 14, 2020, at around 2:30 pm, police in An Giang Province stopped six individuals traveling on two motorbikes who they believed might have entered Vietnam illegally. Three members of the group obeyed officers’ commands, but the others did not and instead led officers on a chase. Officers later found multiple plastic bags containing drugs on their motorbikes, including 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, 20.7 kilograms of ketamine, and 4.08 kilograms of MDMA, commonly known as … [Read more...] about Vietnam court sentences 4 to death for transporting 34kg of narcotics from Cambodia
South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics will make a business and investment expansion in Vietnam, with a target of US$69 billion worth of exports and an additional investment of US$3.3 billion this year, among other activities, the group’s leader has said. Samsung CEO Roh Tae Moon told Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh about the giant’s expansion of operations in Vietnam at their meeting on Friday, as part of his ongoing working visit in the Southeast Asian country. Specifically, Samsung will manufacture semiconductor products at its Samsung Electro-Mechanics Vietnam, located in northern Thai Nguyen Province, in July 2023, the CEO said. The group will also inaugurate its research and development (R&D) center in Hanoi late this year or early next year to serve not only Vietnam but other Southeast Asian countries as well. In addition, Samsung plans to assist 50 Vietnamese enterprises in improving their competitiveness under a smart factory model, while … [Read more...] about S.Korea’s Samsung to expand trade, investment in Vietnam: CEO
Imports rose by 13.6 percent to $215.59 billion, according to data from the General Statistic Office. In the same period last year Vietnam had run up a trade deficit of $3.31 billion. Mobile phones and components remained the top export item, with their value going up 13.1 percent to $33.7 billion. Electronics, laptops and components were second at $31.7 billion, followed by equipment and spare parts at $24.9 billion. Garment and footwear exports jumped by nearly 20 percent each to $22.1 billion and $14.1 billion. The U.S. continued to be Vietnam’s biggest export market with its purchases going up by 24.3 percent to $67.1 billion. China followed with imports of $30.4 billion. It was Vietnam’s top trading partner with two-way turnover of $103.1 billion. Exports to other other markets rose by 13-27 percent. The trade surplus is low and not very likely to be sustained, the GSO warned. … [Read more...] about Vietnam enjoys trade surplus following double-digit export growth
The strong message sent by Vietnam’s Prime Minister at COP26 has significantly improved the country’s image in the eyes of international investors. Many UK investment funds are ready to come to Vietnam following Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s commitments at COP26 for net zero carbon emission by 2050. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and UK Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward. Source: VGP UK outgoing Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward gave the remarks during a farewell meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on August 2. According to Ward, the strong message sent by Chinh at COP26 has significantly improved Vietnam’s image in the eyes of international investors. The UK, in this regard, would continue to accompany Vietnam in sustainable development, especially in fighting climate change and pursuing green growth, Ward said. Prime Minister Chinh highly regarded Ward’s contribution during his term, which contributed to the progress of the Vietnam-UK … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s COP26 commitments drive attention from UK investment funds