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VN women need to participate more in politics

Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at a global conference in Japan earlier this month. — VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat

HA NOI (VNS) — Director of the gender equality department under the labour, invalids and social affairs ministry Pham Ngoc Tien yesterday said women’s participation in the political sector was still low. Đọc tiếp VN women need to participate more in politics

The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistic and Emerging Trends 2015

Data collection is a major and constant concern of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM – Organics International). The comprehensive data provided in this publication serve as an important tool for stakeholders, policy makers, authorities, and the industry, as well as for researchers and extension professionals. The information provided here has proven useful in development programs and supporting strategies for organic agriculture and markets, and crucial for monitoring the impact of these activities. The data collection of FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International has become one of the most frequently quoted literature in scientific, technical and descriptive papers and reports on organic agriculture. With this edition, FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International are presenting “The World of Organic Agriculture” for the 16th time. The data and information compiled in this volume document the current statistics, recent developments, and trends in global organic farming. The statistical information and all chapters have been updated. As in previous editions, regional reports were also compiled.

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Sugarcane farmers bitter as yields, prices crash

Farmers in the southern province of Soc Trang harvest sugarcane. The fall in cane prices is attributed to large stocks of sugar produced from the previous crop. — VNA/VNS Photo Trung Hieu

HCM CITY  (VNS) — For sugarcane farmers in the central and southern regions it has been a double whammy as bad weather and diseases first hit their crop and then low prices reduced their incomes. Đọc tiếp Sugarcane farmers bitter as yields, prices crash

Ninh Thuan seeks investors for 72 projects

Nui Chua, a high-end tourism complex covering 250 hectares (ha) in the Ninh Hai District, is one of the major projects as it will require a total capital of VND5 trillion (US$233.6 million). — File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The central coast province of Ninh Thuan has called upon domestic and foreign investors to finance 72 projects in various sectors from now till 2020, according to the Ninh Thuan Economic Development Office (EDO). Đọc tiếp Ninh Thuan seeks investors for 72 projects

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

Hoang Thi Nguyet (right) received a merit certificate and VND320,000 ($15) for exposing violations at the Hoai Duc Hospital in Ha Noi. — Photo dantri.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

The joint circular said individuals who come forward to denounce corruption will be awarded in many ways. Specifically, those individuals, who detect and try to prevent corrupt acts worth between VND300 million ($15,000) and upwards will qualify for the reward. Đọc tiếp Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

Viet Nam says US support welcome in Asia-Pacific

Politburo member and Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang meetis with the US State Department’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, Scot Marciel, in Washington D.C. on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Hoa

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam welcomes the intensified co-operation between the US and the Asia-Pacific, including Viet Nam, on the principle of respecting the United Nations Charter, international law, and countries’ political institution, independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. Đọc tiếp Viet Nam says US support welcome in Asia-Pacific

Local players qualify for worlds

Next move: Vietnamese chess masters Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Pham Le Thao Nguyen (from left) have secured world berths after winning a qualification tournament which closed in Viet Nam yesterday. — File Photos

HA NOI (VNS) — Winning all three tickets in Zone 3.3 yesterday, Viet Nam will now compete in the upcoming FIDE World Chess Championships.

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Pham Le Thao Nguyen bagged their spots in the final day of the tournament, a day after teammate Le Quang Liem’s victory. Đọc tiếp Local players qualify for worlds

Mystery oil slicks reappear

Staff of the local Environmental Service company try to clean up oil slicks that have appeared again along the coast of Vung Tau City in southern Viet Nam in what has become an unexplained annual phenomenon. — VNS File Photo

HCM CITY(VNS) — Oil slicks have appeared again along the coast of Vung Tau city in southern Viet Nam in what has become an unexplained annual phenomenon.

On March 2 slicks covered 10km of the city’s Thuy Van Beach, scaring people out of the water. Đọc tiếp Mystery oil slicks reappear

Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

A field in Soc Trang Province’s Long Phu District suffers from severe drought. A shortage of fresh water and saline intrusion has affected agricultural crops in the Mekong Delta region. – VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong

HCM CITY (VNS) — A shortage of fresh water and severe saline intrusion has seriously affected agricultural cultivation in the Mekong Delta since mid-February.

Farmer Phan Van Thi, of Go Cong town in Tien Giang province told Tin Tuc (News) newspaper that he must get up early every day to pump water for his one-hectare rice field. He said fresh water in canals had been low. Đọc tiếp Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

SMEs need support to compete globally

Statistics showed that the average profitability ratio of SMEs in HCM City is just 1.8 per cent in comparison with the figure of 6.9 per cent in the industry sector. — Photo doanhnhansaigon

HA NOI (VNS)  — Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the support industry need better support policies to enhance competitiveness and participate in the global value chain, experts stated.

They added that the profit margins of SMEs remain modest. Đọc tiếp SMEs need support to compete globally

NA approves higher eco-tax on oil and gas

The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday approved an increase in environmental taxes on oil and gas products. — Photo doanhnhan

HA NOI (VNS) — The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday approved an increase in environmental taxes on oil and gas products that would take it to three times the current levels.

The amended Resolution No 1269 on environmental taxation will, however, impose no extra duty on kerosene, as this is an essential commodity for the majority of poor people, and those living in underprivileged and mountainous areas. Đọc tiếp NA approves higher eco-tax on oil and gas

Villagers sitting on a ticking pollution time bomb

Nguyen Chi Nghia from Phuong Ngan Village washes his hands with water taken from a local well, which he says smells of pesticides. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu

by Phuoc Buu

QUANG TRI (VNS) — A sudden downpour on a sunny spring day sends Nguyen Mot scurrying into his house.

But he is not trying to escape the rain. He darts about, shutting all the doors and windows in a vain bid to keep out the noxious odour that comes up with vapour sent up by the sudden rain.

“Pesticides,” he says, ruefully. Đọc tiếp Villagers sitting on a ticking pollution time bomb

Male elephant dies of overwork in Dak Lak

Elephants carry tourists on sightseeing trips in Ban Don Area Tourism. — Photo Yokdonnationalpark.vn

DAK LAK (VNS) — A 40-year-old male elephant, which carried tourists on sightseeing trips for years in the Central Highland Dak Lak Province’s Ban Don tourism area, died of overwork yesterday.

Authorised local agencies disposed of the body of the captive elephant as per regulations. Đọc tiếp Male elephant dies of overwork in Dak Lak

Female entrepreneurs gather to enhance ASEAN equality

ASEAN enterpreneurs pose for a picture with Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan (sixth from the right, second row) at the 2015 AWEF held by the VCCI and MOLISA in Ha Noi yesterday. Yesterday was a hectic day for Doan, involving various functions in celebration of Women’s Day tomorrow. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh.

HA NOI  (VNS) — Viet Nam has committed to encouraging more women entrepreneurs to participate in the global value chain, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said yesterday at a forum in Ha Noi. Đọc tiếp Female entrepreneurs gather to enhance ASEAN equality

Nghe An attracts nearly $1b in new projects

A view of Vinh City in the central province of Nghe An. The province is committed to improving its investment climate and offering the best possible incentives to businesses. —VNA/VNS The Duyet

NGHE AN (VNS) — The central province of Nghe An yesterday granted investment licences to eight projects and signed deals worth over US$967 million at a meeting in Vinh City.

Addressing the meeting, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung expressed his hope that investors would continue implementing feasible projects and fostering innovation in Nghe An. Đọc tiếp Nghe An attracts nearly $1b in new projects