Minister Nghi noted that the implementation of the two countries’ trade agreement has not produced desired outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi holds a working session with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz in Hanoi on September 27. (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn) He stressed that Vietnam has been making efforts to ensure rice supply for Cuba in accordance with reached agreement, to help Cuba ensure food security and social stability. Regarding Vietnam’s investment in Cuba, the minister noted that two Vietnamese firms – Viglacera and Thai Binh – have invested in five projects in Cuba, two of which have been put into operation with good results. Vietnam has also maintained cooperation with Cuba in agriculture and fisheries to help Cuba step by step become self-sufficient in food. At present, the two sides are focusing efforts to carry out the 2019-2023 joint rice farming project in Cuba. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Cuba to enhance trade, investment ties
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Behavior change would result in collective action to help Vietnam fulfill the target of ending single-use plastic products by 2030. Vietnamese officials and experts have stressed the importance of behavior change in dealing with solid waste in Vietnam, which wastes an estimated US$2.2-US$2.9 billion on recyclable materials per year, according to the World Bank assessment. Speakers at the event held at the US Embassy in Hanoi on June 8, from left: Dr. Nguyen My Hang, Dr. Duong Nguyen, and Holly Lindquist Thomas. Photos: Linh Pham The behavioral transformation toward plastic waste in particular and solid waste in general of individuals, households, to grassroots unions would lead to significant changes in sorting, collecting, treating, and recycling waste. These are the ideas raised at a workshop titled “Let’s Join Hands to Reduce Ocean Plastic” held by the US Embassy in Hanoi on June 8. Sorting at the site is a kind of action that should be done by each and … [Read more...] about [Efforts against pollution] Behavior change needed for solid waste management in Vietnam: Experts
The order aims to keep people safe as the typhoon has been the strongest in Vietnam over the past 20 years. Danang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Thua Thien-Hue, and Binh Dinh have ordered their residents to stay home as Typhoon Noru made landfall half a day before. The curfew was made from 10:00 PM Tuesday [September 27] to 6:00 AM the next day as the region faced the super typhoon that was the strongest in the country for two decades, with data have not ever recorded before, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological forecasting (NCHMF). The wind force in the central region has reached 12, the highest warning, or hurricane, on the Beaufort scale , with a speed of 118-133kph and about 100km far from the offshore. Areas surrounding the eye (around 50km in diameter) faced a force of 14. Local media cited Tran Quang Nang from NCHMF, who described the period as “very dangerous.” As the typhoon approaches, the region is in torrential downpours, with rainfall … [Read more...] about [UPDATED] Typhoon Noru hits Central Vietnam, curfew imposed
As environmental concerns rise and resources deplete we need to shift towards a new model of consumption that can support the economy and help the planet: the circular economy. Earth Overshoot Day is a concept developed by Andrew Simms of UK think tank New Economics Foundation and promoted by its partner organization Global Footprint Network. It marks the date when humanity has used all the biological resources that the Earth regenerates during the entire year. CEO of HSBC Vietnam Tim Evans. This year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on 28th July, which means on this day, we had used all of the world’s natural resources budget for 2022. The date is coming earlier and earlier each year. In 1970, we overshot this threshold 2 days before the year-end. This year, we overshot the threshold 156 days before the year-end. The truth is we consume a lot and waste a lot. Think about the resources you consumed in the past week: the clothes you bought, the food you ate, the … [Read more...] about From waste to wealth: What opportunities abound in a circular economy?
Alibaba.com booth at Vietnam International Printing, Packaging and Food Processing Exhibition 2022. Photo courtesy of the firm In the past three years, the number of buyers and Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) of the Printing and Packaging industry on Alibaba.com has maintained a steady growth trend, opening new opportunities for Vietnamese businesses. According to a report by the Alibaba.com category manager, customers are mainly from the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, and the Philippines. Alibaba.com , one of the leading platforms for global business-to-business (B2B) commerce, was present at the International Printing Exhibition, Vietnam Food Packaging and Processing 2022 (VIETNAMPRINTPACK 2022) held last week in HCM City. Within the spectrum of activities supporting Vietnamese businesses at international exhibitions held directly, this is the first time participating in the International Exhibition of Printing, Packaging, and Food Processing Vietnam, Alibaba.com … [Read more...] about Packaging industry offers export opportunities for Vietnamese businesses
A view of the 2022 Horasis India Meeting (Photo: VNA) Binh Duong (VNA) - Minister of State at the Indian Foreign Ministry Rajkumar Ranjan Singh has said that India is open in its investment in and cooperation with Vietnam in general and Binh Duong province in particular. He made the statement at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Horasis India Meeting, the foremost annual meeting of Indian business leaders and their global counterparts, on September 26 in the southern province of Binh Duong, which is a magnet for foreign direct investment in Vietnam. Beginning in 2009, the Horasis India Meeting offers business and government a platform to discuss a wide range of issues related to the Indian economy. The meeting comprises six plenary sessions and 26 discussion ones, with the engagement of 700 delegates who are expected to discuss common concerns such as global transition, economic development issues arising during the digital transformation process, artificial intelligence and … [Read more...] about Binh Duong remains good destination for Indian investors