Vietnam’s tuna exports to EU see strong surge thanks to EVFTA Vietnam exported 15,870 tonnes of tuna worth 73.33 million USD to the European Union in the first half of 2021, up 39.3 percent and 31.6 percent, respectively, against the same period last year, according to a journal published by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). The tuna shipments accounted for about 15.1 percent of Vietnam’s total seafood export value to the EU. In the second quarter of 2021, the country shipped 9,360 tonnes of tuna to this market, raking in 45.05 million USD, up 43.9 percent in volume and 59.3 percent in value from the previous quarter. The surges were attributed to tariff reductions granted to Vietnam’s tuna products under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which took effect on August 1, 2020. According to the MoIT, Vietnamese tuna was sold at 4.62 USD per kg on average to the EU in the first six months of the year, down 0.27 percent year on year. The global tuna prices … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 25
Traditionally, a wedding of Cham Muslims in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang lasts for three straight days, with a range of different rites and rituals involved. As of today, the ceremony has been shortened to last from the evening until the next morning. While in the past the groom would live with the bride’s family after marriage in line with the matriarchal social system of the Cham people, modern couples are given more freedom to choose their most convenient home. At the wedding, the bride and groom would put on the colorful traditional costumes of their people despite modern development. Cham weddings have also amazed outsiders with their tranquility and coziness due to the fact that no alcoholic drinks are allowed according to Islamic teachings. All the beauty and homeliness of a Cham wedding can be observed through the ‘groom procession’ ceremony in the nuptials between Amine Saly and Sari Yan in Chau Phong Ward, Tan Chau District, An Giang Province. Below are … [Read more...] about Colorful wedding of Cham people in Vietnam
YouTubers can make money if they have one million or more followers. Can theatres and art troupes do this? Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung This was the question raised by Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung at a forum on "The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the drastic actions by the culture, sports and tourism sector". Le Minh Tuan, Deputy Head of the Department of Performing Arts, said the pandemic has become so serious that it has gone beyond a traditional crisis. It has posed challenges to the performing arts. However, the agency has changed the way of thinking and approach in performing art works. It has encouraged art troupes across the country to arrange and perform art programs with attractive content, eye-catching design and reasonable duration on technological platforms, such as YouTube and other social networks to attract a large audience. The head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) recognized … [Read more...] about Can Vietnamese theatres make money online?
The Dayton Literary Prize for Peace 2021 has honoured Nguyen Phan Que Mai, a female Vietnamese writer, for her work titled The Mountains Sing. Vietnamese writer Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Mai surpassed many other authors who have previously won prestigious awards such as Pulitzers and Bookers, to receive second prize for her novel in the fiction category of the competition. The Mountains Sing is a story about historical events through the perspective of members of four generations of the Tran family. The book not only clearly depicts the pain of loss and separation brought about by war, but it praises family love, the value of hope, and forgiveness. Since its original publication back in March 2020, the novel has been translated into 10 languages and gone on to win six international awards. Mai revealed that she aims to introduce some of the cultural traditions of Vietnamese people in order to help global readers gain greater insights into the nation’s … [Read more...] about Vietnamese writer wins Dayton Literary Prize for Peace 2021
Top leaders of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia have met in Hanoi to discuss cooperation orientations between the three countries, the Vietnam Government Portal reported. Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Cambodian People’s Party and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President Thongloun Sisoulith convened the meeting on Sunday. They spoke highly of the significance and importance of the event, briefing each other about recent situations in each country, including socio-economic development in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders agreed on the importance of the traditional relations, solidarity, and friendship of the three neighboring nations and charted orientations for cooperation in the coming time. They consented on strengthening cooperation in various fields for the benefit of the three peoples and for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation, and development in … [Read more...] about Top Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao leaders discuss cooperation orientations at Hanoi meeting
In-door hairdressing salons are expected to reopen in HCM City from October 1. — Photo tienphong.vn HCM CITY — HCM City plans to gradually reopen some economic activities from October 1 as the pandemic has been basically put under control in the southern economic hub. Vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Lê Hòa Bình has sent an urgent document to authorities of local districts and communes to give opinions on a draft Directive adjusting measures safely and flexibly for effective COVID-19 control and socio-economic recovery. Under the draft Directive, the city will permit the reopening of businesses and production establishments in industrial zones, processing and exporting zones, high tech zones, as well as in districts and Thủ Đức City. Services allowed to reopen include food and drink for delivery, in-door hairdressing salons (allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity), traditional markets, … [Read more...] about HCM City plans to resume some activities from October 1