Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
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Luu expressed his gratitude when receiving Renate Künast, Chairwoman of the Bundestag (federal parliament)’s Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the ASEAN States, in Hanoi on February 20. He said that the early enforcement of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) would become a driving force to intensify economic, trade and investment relations between Vietnam and the EU in general and Germany in particular. Highlighting the two countries’ recent approval of a plan of action for 2020-2021, Luu affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to its strategic partnership with Germany, its leading trade partner in the EU. The NA Vice Chairman also expected that numerous activities would be held this year to celebrate the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties. Künast spoke highly of Vietnam’s efforts to deal with the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel … [Read more...] about NA Vice Chairman welcomes German parliamentarians
The Defence Ministry banned troops stationed in Daegu from leaving their barracks and receiving guests. The US military imposed similar restrictions on its army base in the city, which houses thousands of troops, family members and civilian employees, curbing travel and closing schools and child care centres. … [Read more...] about South Korea reports 31 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 82
Saigon Ship Restaurant’s a la carte menu offers a variety of dishes priced from VND60,000. Signature dishes include Russian-style grilled ribs, steamed grouper with ginger and scallion, salad, squid served with coconut juice, hotpot, and fried spring rolls. … [Read more...] about Saigon Ship Restaurant offers sumptuous dishes and views of Saigon River
Singapore (VNA) – As Singapore, an unlikely place for farming revolution, aims to boost agricultural production and rely less on imports to feed its 5.6 million people, the country has developed tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings and lab-grown shrimp. Singapore produces about 10 percent of its food; however, as climate change and population growth threatens global food supplies, it eyes to raise that to 30 percent by 2030 under a plan called “30-by-30”. The country has not given a total pricetag for “30-by-30” first unveiled in March, but it has various funding schemes. Besides Temasek, the government has set aside 144 million SGD (104 million USD) for research and development into food, and 63 million SGD for agriculture firms to use technology to boost productivity. As for Singapore, a tiny island state in Southeast Asia, the challenge is space. With only 1 percent of the country’s 724 square km land devoted to agriculture … [Read more...] about Singapore: From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp