President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) Prof Dr Nguyen Quang Thuan at the event (Photo: VNA) Moscow (VNA) – A delegation led by President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) Prof Dr Nguyen Quang Thuan attended an international symposium on Vietnam-Russia cooperation in Russia on June 4. The event, part of activities in the Vietnam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Vietnam, was organised by the Institute of Economy under the Russian Academy of Sciences. Reports at the symposium analysed impacts of international situations and globalisation on the economies of Vietnam and Russia and compared the development models of the two nations. They also commented on Vietnam-Russia cooperation potential in the 21st century and within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union - Vietnam free trade agreement. Participants said that as a scientific-technological power, Russia should bolster its science-technology strengths in the Vietnamese market … [Read more...] about Experts of Vietnam, Russia discuss cooperation in economic globalisation
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Lychees for exports (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – With the positive outcomes from 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, Vietnam is likely to gross 10 billion USD from exporting fruits and vegetables in the foreseeable future, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh. The Southeast Asian country earned a record 3.45 billion USD from fruit and vegetable exports in 2017, a year-on-year rise of 40.5 percent, much higher than traditional staples like rice, crude oil and coffee. In January-March this year, Vietnam raked in 960 million USD from fruit and vegetable exports, up 35.6 percent against the same period last year. Doanh said the country is shifting ineffective rice cultivation areas to grow fruits under the national agricultural restructuring programme. Provinces in the Mekong Delta region such as Tien Giang, Dong Thap and Can Tho have zoned off large areas for growing fruits, he added. Furthermore, most farmers in the region are … [Read more...] about Vietnam targets 10 billion USD from fruit, vegetable exports
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh (R) and State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office Andreas Michaelis (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches much importance to the relations with Germany, its key partner in the Europe as well as the European Union (EU), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh said on December 5. Receiving State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office Andreas Michaelis, Deputy PM Minh hailed the outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Vietnam – Germany Strategic Management Group, with the adoption of the Plan of Action for the 2019-2020 period, and various cooperative agreements in the fields of politics, security, defence and labour, among others. He said that the strategic partnership between the two nations lays solid foundation for them to step up ties in the time ahead, particularly in economy, trade and investment. He expressed his hope that Germany, playing a … [Read more...] about Vietnam values relations with Germany: Deputy PM
It is expected that AI will make up US$15.7 trillion in the global economy. From 2020, the global GDP will grow more rapidly than the previous period, of which 50% will come from AI’s influence. In Vietnam, AI is being used in apps such as face-identification technology cameras, smartphone chatbots, self-propelling vehicles, and nano robots. However, Viet said with limited financial capability, Vietnamese enterprises should think carefully about what they need. “Vietnam may waste time on research that Google, Facebook and Microsoft have done,” he said. “Vietnamese scientists should help businesses catch up with the fourth industrial revolution,” said Nguyen Xuan Hoai, head of the Information Technology Research & Development Institute, an arm of the Hanoi University. Five or six months ago, the owner of a large seafood company came to see Hoai, The company exported US$1 billion worth of seafood products in 2017. The owner of the company said he … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam become an AI hub?
A mangrove forest in Tra Vinh province’s Duyen Hai district. (Photo: travinh.gov.vn) Tra Vinh (VNS/VNA) - Farmers in Tra Vinh province’s coastal areas expanded the breeding of shrimp and other aquatic species to an additional 1,700ha of mangrove forests this year, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The breeding in mangrove forests, which now totals 5,780ha, is sustainable and protects the environment against the effects of climate change, said the department. Farmers only need to buy shrimp and fries for breeding since the aquatic species eat wild food in the forests. Farmers normally breed shrimp with a density of 15-20 shrimp per sq.m in mangrove forests. Duyen Hai district has about 5,100ha of mangrove forests used for breeding aquatic species, the province’s largest area, according to the district’s Division of Agriculture and Rural Development. Ngo Oanh Ruong, who has a one-ha mangrove forest in Duyen … [Read more...] about Mangrove forests used to breed aquatic species