Addressing the meeting, VCCI Can Tho’s Deputy Director Nguyen Phuong Lam have said that the Mekong Delta is the nation’s largest farm produce processing and production area with its large volume of rice, aqua-products and fruit exports. However, its export value has remained low as local exporters have mainly exported raw materials and faced technical barriers of product quality when exporting their products to foreign markets. At the event Moreover, a limited connection between producers and businesses has made more difficult to specify the origin and production process of local farm produce, not to mention the difficulty in verifying the origin and production of the products. Furthermore, food safety has also caused much concern to consumers. To boost the competitiveness of the local farm produce and build trust and credibility with consumers, specialists agreed to apply “Blockchain” technology as an effective measure. With … [Read more...] about Seminar discusses ways to promote farm produce’s values in global market
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By An Phương Illustration by Trịnh Lập Lotus, a made-in-Việt Nam social media platform, debuted about two months ago. Together with recent launches of Gapo and Hahalolo and six other platforms that have yet to be introduced, I wonder if these homegrown social media apps can bring real value to Vietnamese users? Will they last? As a social media enthusiast, I have been trying the beta version of Lotus since September. Since this app was developed by over 200 technical engineers at Việt Nam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), my expectations for Lotus have been quite high. “Lotus takes a different path from other social networks, striving to be a content-centric platform that gives users freedom to be creative and produce more quality content,” Nguyễn Thế Tân, CEO of VCCorp, has said. A friend of mine, Thanh Quý, 26, said: "That explains why Lotus has … [Read more...] about What’s the future of homegrown social networking sites?
Thousands of bonsai and natural stone art works created by both local and foreign artisans are being showcased at the Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition which is currently underway at the Suoi Tien Amusement Park in HCM City. For this year’s event up to 1,000 bonsai and natural landscape art works, in addition to 250 natural stone art works known as Suiseki, are on display for visitors to view. The main aim of the exhibition is to honour the hard-working spirit and unlimited creativity that local and foreign artisans from across the world display. The occasion also offers a platform during which artists can present their unique bonsai art works to the public and exchange their experiences with one another. Throughout the exhibition a wide range of activities are taking place, including a photo contest of images featuring bonsai trees, a workshop displaying the best of global and Vietnamese bonsai, along with sightseeing tours of the southern city. The … [Read more...] about Thousands of bonsai go on show at Asia-Pacific Exhibition
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) looks back at the ten most prominent events of Vietnam in 2018. 1. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong elected State President Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong takes an oath at the swearing-in ceremony on October 23 (Photo: VNA) On October 23, at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong was elected President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the 2016-2021 tenure with the support of 476 out of 477 legislators. Earlier, the eighth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee had agreed to nominate the Party leader for the National Assembly to vote as the President. 2. All 12 socio-economic targets fulfilled The Ford car assembly factory in Hai Duong province (Photo: VNA) Vietnam accomplished or surpassed all 12 socio-economic targets set by the National Assembly. The gross domestic product (GDP) growth … [Read more...] about Top ten events of Vietnam in 2018 selected by VNA
Speaking at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on July 24, Nguyen Quoc Toan, the authority's director, said: “The domestic agro-forestry and fishery processing industry had an annual growth rate of 5-7 percent over the past 10 years, creating a system with total processing capacity of about 120 million tons of farm produce materials a year." The country is home to over 7,500 enterprises involved in agro, forestry and fishery processing on an industrial scale for export, besides tens of thousands of small-scale processing facilities serving the domestic market. “The processing industry has significantly increased the value of Vietnamese agricultural products, contributing to building a modern agricultural system,” Toan said. However, the industry's development has not been commensurate with its potential, he said. Shortcomings and bottlenecks in its value chain include the low level of processing technology, lack of diversity of processed products, and weak linkages … [Read more...] about Farm produce processing industry urged to tap potential