APEC carried a lot of weight this year for Vietnam and Da Nang. Vietnam’s wish to wrap up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal although Canada at some point wanted to back out for reasons unknown was the big item. The idea was the deal would act as a ‘counterweight’ to the immense power of Chinese economic influence. With the country hoping to expand export markets further, it would have been an unexpected blow had Canada really left the negotiation table. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia January 28, 2020 – PHOTO: REUTERS MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Ash Barty stormed into her maiden Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday with an emphatic 7-6(6) 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova that avenged her defeat to the hard-hitting Czech in last year’s quarter-final at Melbourne Park. … [Read more...] about Barty avenges Kvitova defeat to reach semi-finals
Kien Giang (VNA) - The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will focus on increasing the value and competitiveness of its agriculture produce this year, especially key items such as rice and fisheries, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Kien Giang, the country’s largest rice producer, targets producing 4.3 million tonnes of paddy this year, as well as catching and breeding a total of 755,000 tonnes of aquatic species, including 85,000 tonnes of shrimp. Last year, the province harvested more than 4.2 million tonnes of paddy and the rate of high quality rice farming area accounted for 72 percent of the province’s total rice farming area. The province also had 56 large - scale rice fields with a combined area of more than 33,000ha in many districts like Hon Dat, Go Quao, Tan Hiep and Chau Thanh districts. It caught and bred a total of 845,430 tonnes of aquatic species last year. Of the figure, the outlet of shrimp cultivation was … [Read more...] about Kien Giang aims to raise value of key farming products
Third, reform of the educational system, with more emphasis placed on technical training and practical skills, especially in the era of the digital economy, is also important. Development of educational system that could equip workers with appropriate skill sets for the new era is crucial. Availability of a skilled labour pool is imperative for both domestic businesses, which would eventually rely on self-innovation and technology adoption for survival and growth, and international investors, who find hiring low-skilled workers less attractive as wages rise. … [Read more...] about New decade of growth built on diligent and smart work
Acute pneumonia caused by the nCoV virus has spread rapidly in 30 provinces across mainland China. Besides Vietnam, the disease has also spread to Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, France, Canada and Germany. … [Read more...] about Vietnam health ministry calls for tighter virus control in 11 localities