Stakeholders in rice place focus on quality

Stakeholders in rice place focus on quality

Suggestions are being made to invest in processing and marketing techniques that add value to Vietnamese rice, with the country planning to limit production in the coming years.
“Black canal” revitalised with unique boat tour offering

“Black canal” revitalised with unique boat tour offering

A special tour of a “black canal” in Ho Chi Minh City has transformed the area and provided amazing experiences for both local and foreign tourists.
Plantations dreaming of FSC status for rubber products

Plantations dreaming of FSC status for rubber products

Vietnam’s rubber industry is struggling to meet the criteria set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), especially those related to the requirement of having at least 10 per cent of a conservation area.
Vietnam plans out domestic wood pivot

Vietnam plans out domestic wood pivot

To ease the dependence on imported wood and timber products, Vietnam aims to reduce the amount of imported material and instead strengthen the domestic supply – a goal the government aims to reach by applying a traditional carrot and stick approach.
Petrol law advances tailored for benefits

Petrol law advances tailored for benefits

An amended Law on Petroleum is expected to revive funding opportunities for the oil and gas sector as many fields are reaching their productive peaks or experiencing a state of decline – as long as some outstanding issues are ironed out.
Vietnam expecting to spend even more on imports

Vietnam expecting to spend even more on imports

Imported inflation is one key cause of increased prices in Vietnam, whose production is increasingly dependent on imports from other countries.
Legislation review necessary to increase tempo on public disbursement activities

Legislation review necessary to increase tempo on public disbursement activities

Promoting the disbursement of public investment is a job that both experts and state officials are delving deeper into, in order to accelerate the nation’s economic fortunes.
Nation lacking coal supply for sufficient power generation

Nation lacking coal supply for sufficient power generation

Vietnam is in the midst of a major coal shortage due to falling imports, rising energy demand, and transmission limitations, with the issue not only deepening risk of power shortages this summer but also affecting economic recovery.
Special summit underlining ASEAN’s importance to US

Special summit underlining ASEAN’s importance to US

The 2022 US-ASEAN Special Summit will take place in Washington on May 12-13, demonstrating the US’ long-term commitment to countries in the region. Vu Tu Thanh, deputy managing director for the US-ASEAN Business Council, shared with VIR’s Hai Van the highlights of the summit to address pressing problems in the region.
Transforming energy in the race against climate change

Transforming energy in the race against climate change

Vietnam has set itself ambitious goals when it comes to climate neutrality, yet current schemes are being deemed insufficient by energy experts, who are now recommending following Europe’s framework for energy transition and carbon neutrality.
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