Tag Archive for ‘Can Tho’

Vinalines’ designs to maintain controlling stake in three strategic seaports

Vietnam’s shipping group Vinalines are looking to keep holding at least 65% of the chartered capital in large-scale seaports in Haiphong, Danang, and Saigon, which are considered geese that lay golden eggs. Recently, Vinalines has proposed the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to authorize it to spend VND247.5 billion ($10.9 million) on buying 2.475 million of […]

NA panel to supervise management of Vietnam’s foreign loans

A delegation of lawmakers will supervise the implementation of laws and policies on the management and use of foreign loans. The delegation was set up under a resolution issued by the National Assembly Standing Committee. It will evaluate the issuance of legal documents and the implementation of policies and regulations relevant to the management and […]

Vinalines to cut seaport stake

The Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) has proposed to reduce its stake in many strategic seaports. Accordingly, the country’s largest shipping company will reduce its stake in northern Hai Phong Port from the current 92.56% to 65% and in central Da Nang Port from 75% to 65%. Its stake of 80.9% and 99.05% at the […]

Can Tho officials desire to learn from Japanese agriculture

Japanese agriculture is amongst the best in the globe, producing efficiently while prioritizing the environment and food safety, said Vo Thanh Thong, chair of Can Tho People’s Committee on August 25. Speaking with a contingent of Japanese businessmen, Mr Thong noted that globalization and international competition means that a large portion of the region’s population […]

APEC officials interested in Vietnam’s rice production & export

Officials from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies expressed their special interest in Vietnam’s rice production and export during their fact-finding trip to the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute (CLRRI) and Trung An Hi-Tech Farming JSC based in Can Tho city on August 24. At the CLRRI located in Ninh Kieu district, the delegates were […]

US$69.9 million to upgrade urban areas in Can Tho by WB

The World Bank has funded US$69.9 million to help upgrade urban areas in Can Tho, a major city of Viet Nam, with interest of 2.5 per cent per year, according to the city’s Urban Upgrading Management Committee. Viet Nam’s government contributed $20.4 million. The project includes upgrading roads, water supply and drainage, electricity and light systems in low-income areas of Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy, Cai Rang and O Mon districts. The funds will also go towards building a 5.5 ha resettlement area in Binh Thuy District with infrastructure including a school, healthcare centre and market. The project is scheduled to finish…

Rice farmers in Vietnam are short of storage

CAN THO (VNS)— A majority of Vietnamese farmers, especially those in the Mekong Delta, have chosen to sell their paddy at the rice fields after harvest, which has reduced their profits. At the conference held on Monday in Can Tho City organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the results of a survey on household rice-storage facilities were discussed with provincial authorities and farmers from the Delta. To help farmers earn a 30 per cent profit from their rice cultivation and to ensure national food security, the Government appointed the Ministry of…

Vietnam Seedless Limes Bring High Profits

HAU GIANG (VNS) — The use of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) standards in the cultivation of seedless limes in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Hau Giang has led to a higher volume of exports and better prices. More than 100ha of Bears limes are being grown by the Thanh Phuoc Co-operative under the Global and Vietnamese Good Agriculture Practices (GlobalGAP and VietGAP) standards. The 80-member co-operative in Chau Thanh District’s Dong Thanh Commune is growing Bears limes on 100ha. The limes, which were originally imported from California, are sold to the…

Vietnam Business Briefs November 09, 2012

Saigon Commercial Bank from this Saturday to December 25 will give discounts for individual customers using domestic payment services at its transaction points nationwide. * Kinh Do Binh Duong Joint Stock Company has registered to buy eight million shares of Kinh Do Corporation (KDC) to spur its holding from 3.3 percent to 8.3 percent. * Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Bank has expanded telecom fee payment service to customers of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, or VNPT, in HCM City. * Amersham Industries Limited has registered to sell two million shares of Vietnam Dairy Products Company (VNM) within one month starting from…

Deputies want better mechanisms to solve Vietnam’s land issues

HA NOI (VNS)— National Assembly deputies have called for better handling of land issues, after finding almost half of the 700,000 complaints and denunciations on land issues filed during 2008-11 were proved correct or partially correct. Inconsistent legal documents, ineffective land management and unreasonable compensation mechanisms were three main causes to land-related complaints and denunciations, accounting for 70 per cent of the total number of objections, said National Assembly deputies during their discussions yesterday. Nguyen Van Giau, chairman of the NA’s Economic Committee said there were a lot of inconsistencies and overlaps between the…