Vietnam has underlined the significance of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)’s continuous presence in Abyei to maintain stability in the area and support the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM). Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations Ambassador Pham Hai Anh. (Photo: VNA) Addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)'s discussion on Abyei on October 13, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations Ambassador Pham Hai Anh expressed concern about difficulties facing UNISFA currently. He stressed the need to ensure security and safety for UN staff, and called on the governments of relevant states to abide by commitments stated in the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with UNISFA and create favourable conditions for the force to fully perform its tasks. The Vietnamese representative lauded efforts by UNISFA, the UN Secretariat and the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General … [Read more...] about Vietnam highlights significance of UN security force’s presence in Abyei
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The Co Tu ethnic people of Tay Giang district in the central province of Quang Nam have a special ‘wine’ called Tr’din. Extracting resin from Tr’din tree trunks. The four bordering villages of Tr’hy, Ch’om, A Xan and Gary of Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province are the home to a special tree called Tr’din. The resin coming out of this tree has been used to make excellent wine. Mr. Bh'ling Khoi from Tr'hy commune, Tay Giang district led us to find wine trees about 5km from the border gate. On the tree trunks are already hanging plastic cans, which are connected to the trunks by a bamboo tube. Resin coming from the trunk drips down the tube into the plastic can. Khoi said that this is a unique drink of the Co Tu people. He said that the Co Tu people also have T'vat and Ayang wine, which are also delicious and nutritious drinks from trees of the same names, but ‘the best wine of the Truong Son mountains’ is still Tr'din wine, extracted from the Tr'din tree. In … [Read more...] about ‘Sky wine’ pouring from tree trunks in central Vietnam
Vietnam grasps opportunities to expand agricultural export market Viet Nam's agricultural products are being exported to more than 180 countries and territories, particularly products moving from the mid-range market to the higher-end segment. This information was provided at an online trade connection programme with the participation of representatives and business communities of India and three countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), namely Viet Nam, Thailand and Cambodia on Monday. This formed part of a series of activities of a project to strengthen international integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of India and the GMS countries, towards promoting global value chains and trade between India and the GMS countries, which is financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Le Hoang Tai, Deputy Director of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, emphasised that farm produce and food were key exports of Viet Nam. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 13
At the talks “Why Vietnam” held recently by the Ministry of Information and Communications, experts affirmed the significant role and position of Vietnam in the technology industry as well as global supply chains. This was an event on the sidelines of the ITU Digital World 2021 hosted by Vietnam. At the talks, the story about Vietnam's role and position in the digital era, the digital transformation process and Vietnam's post-pandemic steps attracted the attention of domestic and international managers, experts and businesses. At the "Why Vietnam?" talks held by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi. Photo: Trong Dat Many people still think that Vietnam is a small country but from the perspective of IT-communication industry development, where is Vietnam on the world map? Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Deputy Director of Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Information and Communications: There are many countries in the world … [Read more...] about Where is Vietnam in the technology industry and global supply chain?
Revenue to state budget increases over 10 percent The revenue to the state budget in the first 9 months of this year amounted to 1,084.7 trillion VND, representing 80.75 percent of the projection and an increase of 10.75 percent over the figure recorded in the same period last year, according to the Finance Ministry. Meanwhile, the expenditure from the state coffer was estimated at 116.3 trillion VND, with the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic being prioritised. By the end of September, 29.1 trillion VND from the state budget was spend on the fight and support to those adversely affected by the pandemic. Despite the serious impacts of the pandemic, the revenue still increased year on year thanks to the economic growth momentum in the last month of last year, the ministry said. For the rest of the year, the ministry will continue accelerating administrative procedure reforms on taxation, simplifying business conditions, and joining other forces in fighting … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 16
Experts: Night-time economy expected to boost Hanoi tourism Ta Hien street in Hanoi Night-time economy is expected to develop Hanoi tourism, tourism experts and policymakers said. The Hanoi Old Quarter, locating in the downtown in Hoan Kiem district, is the most popular destination in the capital city. Tourists come here to explore ancient streets, craft products, local food or experience lives there. In the evening, streets become more crowded and lively with Hang Dao – Dong Xuan nigh fair and outdoor music performances. Since 2016, Hanoi has allowed Hoan Kiem district to pilot the extension of opening hour of bars and restaurants to 2am. As a result, their revenues increased by about 30 percent. Following the pilot, tourist arrivals in 2016 neared 1.4 million, up 22.8 percent from a year earlier. The figure went up to 1.95 million in 2017, nearly 2.2 million in 2018 and 2.5 million in 2019. The number of business households switching to hospitality services … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 23