Manufacturing sector accounts for 84.9 percent of Q1’s FDI

Manufacturing sector accounts for 84.9 percent of Q1’s FDI

Vietnam’s manufacturing sector has proven a magnet for foreign direct investment in the first quarter, absorbing 6.54 billion USD, which accounted for 84.9 percent of total registered capital in the period, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

HCM City metro to be linked with high-rises

HCM City metro to be linked with high-rises

HCM City’s Urban Railway Management Board has submitted a plan to the municipal People’s Committee to link the urban railway system underground with high-rise buildings, apartments and shopping complexes.

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Japan eyes educational investment in HCM City

Japan eyes educational investment in HCM City

Japan’s Kate Educational Institute is planning to establish a vocational training school in Ho Chi Minh City in order to meet the increasing demand of skilled labourers in Vietnam, according to a representative from the institute.

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Vietnam earns 27.3 bln USD from export in two months

Vietnam earns 27.3 bln USD from export in two months

Vietnam’s total export earnings hit 13 billion USD in February, raising the total in the first two months of this year to 27.3 billion USD, up 15.4 percent annually, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

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Vinamilk opens first European-standard dairy farm in Vietnam

Vinamilk opens first European-standard dairy farm in Vietnam

The European-standard dairy farm Vinamilk Organic Da Lat was inaugurated in Tu Tra commune, Don Duong district, the central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

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Vietnam suspends US poultry import to contain bird flu

Vietnam suspends US poultry import to contain bird flu

Vietnam has suspended the imports of poultry and poultry products from the US states of Wisconsin and Tennessee which have been affected by a strain of low pathogenic H5N2 and the high-pathogenic H7 avian influenza virus.

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Quang Ninh: Tonkin Gulf fishery logistics centre to be launched

Quang Ninh: Tonkin Gulf fishery logistics centre to be launched

The construction of the Tonkin Gulf fishery logistics center in Co To island district, northern Quang Ninh province, is expected to be put into operation in March, said Secretary of the district Party’s Committee Hoang Ba Nam.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.