Daily Archives: March 4, 2020

Rice export prices surge amid high demand

Prices of rice exports have been surging in recent time due to high demand from some markets such as Malaysia, the Republic of Korea (RoK), the Philippines, and Indonesia, according to the Vietnam Food Association.Malaysia has agreed to purchase

Reference exchange rate down 5 VND on March 4

The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,204 VND per USD on March 4, down 5 VND from the previous day.With the current trading band of /-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial

North Korea calls artillery strike drill ‘self-defense’

Kim Yo-Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, who is a senior member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party, said Tuesday that a live-fire drill was strictly for self-defense.Ms. Kim slammed South Korea for complaining about the North'...

Vietnam’s macro-economy positive in February

In February and the first two months of 2020, Vietnam's economy saw encouraging signs despite the Covid-19 epidemic and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, said Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung at a regular

EU helps people affected by drought, saline intrusion in Vietnam

The European Union has announced it will provide 60,000 euros in humanitarian aid to the Mekong Delta to help 24,000 local residents cope with drought and saltwater intrusion.The aid is part of the EU's contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency

Quarantine in Vinh Phuc lifted

The quarantine placed on Son Loi, a rural commune in Vinh Phuc province that had reported cases of Covid-19, was officially lifted at midnight on Tuesday.All 12 surveillance stations surrounding the commune were also removed, together with public secur...

EVFTA brings opportunity to agricultural sector

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), officially ratified by the European Parliament, makes Vietnam the first developing country in the Asia-Pacific region to have free trade with the EU. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan, Director of the Department of Interna...

ASEAN women delegation welcomed in Ha Noi

Head of the Party Central Committee's Mass Mobilisation Commission Truong Thi Mai on Tuesday gave a reception in Ha Noi for a delegation of the ASEAN Community Women's Group led by Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, on the occasion of the

Hanoi plans to recognise culture artisans

The Hanoi People's Committee has announced a plan to award titles of 'People's Artisan' and 'Meritorious Artisan' in the field of intangible cultural heritage for the third time in 2021.The titles will be awarded to outstanding artisans and culture

Another solar power plant to begin operation in Ninh Thuan

A new solar power plant is scheduled to become operational in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan in June, following an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract inked between Ninh Thuan Energy Industry JSC and Sharp-NSN joint vent...