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Three enterprises win int’l quality award

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:25 am




Three enterprises win int’l quality award


QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:28 (GMT+7)

Three Vietnamese enterprises have won the International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) by the International Asia Pacific Quality Organisation.

The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) announced the winners on Dec. 21.

They were the Viglacera Ha Long Joint Stock Company from the northern province of Quang Ninh, the Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) from Ho Chi Minh City and the Long Hau Joint Stock Company from southern Long An province.

The STAMEQ also announced a list of 96 enterprises winning the National Quality Award, including 11 golds and 85 silvers.

A ceremony to hand over the IAPQA and the national awards is scheduled to be held on Dec. 26.

Source: VNA/ Photo: Vnexpress


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Lending interest rates up, troubling enterprises

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 7:53 am

Rice prices go up but enterprises commit to meeting domestic demand

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm




Rice prices go up but enterprises commit to meeting domestic demand


QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:14 (GMT+7)

The information about the rice price increases in the world market has promptly pushed the domestic prices up. Meanwhile, enterprises have been told to get ready to stabilize the market, in case the “price fever”, the thing that once occurred in 2008, returns.


Sales agents in HCM City have raised the retail prices by 3,000-10,000 dong per kilo for every five-kilo bag. Especially, Thai sticky rice is now selling at over 30,000 dong per kilo, or 8,000 dong per kilo higher than previously. Scented sticky rice is being sold at 60,000 dong per kilo, an increase of 12,000 dong per kilo.


Huynh Cong Thanh, Director of Foocosa Company in HCM City, said that the domestic prices have increased because of the higher input materials. For example, first class rice (5 percent of broken rice), which was traded at 7,000-7,100 dong per kilo, is being sold at 7,450 dong. Meanwhile, it is now the time for Vietnamese exporters to deliver products to importers. Some countries are pushing up rice purchases, including Iraq (60,000 tons) and Cuba (200,000 tons).


Thanh said the demand has increased sharply recently. Previously, the shops of Foocosa chain sold 12-15 tons a day, while they sell 25 tons a day now.


Chair of the Vietnam Food Association Truong Thanh Phong said the world market seems to be stable but the imbalance in supply and demand can be seen in some regions. It is now clear that some countries plan to import rice in big quantities, namely Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and African countries.


The sharp rice price increases have raised the worry that the “rice fever” which once occurred in 2008, may return. At that time, people, fearing that the rice supply would become short since enterprises boost exports, rushed to purchase rice to store up. As the result, some big cities seriously suffered from the lack of rice, while enterprises could not carry rice from other provinces at once.


“You should learn the lesson from the 2008 rice price fever. Not only the enterprises in Hanoi and HCM City but also the ones in rural areas have to get ready to stabilize the market when troubles occur,” said Phong.


Thanh has reassured the public that Foocosa is still selling normal rice at no more than 8,000 dong per kilo as it has committed, while scented rice price is being at 10,500 dong per kilo. Foocosa still has 5,000 tons of rice in stocks to be provided to the shops in the city. If troubles occur, Foocosa will carry rice from other provinces to HCM City.


Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Deputy General Director of Saigon Co-op, said the prices of food and necessities available at Saigon Co-op chain remain stable. The prices of some products such as canned food, drinks have just increased slightly.


Le Ngoc Dao, Deputy Director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, said the city’s authorities are following a plan to stabilize the market. To date, the prices of the most essential goods remain stable, while the supply remains profuse.


Source: VNN


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Enterprises buries stale milk in landfill, say police

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm




Enterprises buries stale milk in landfill, say police


QĐND – Friday, May 21, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)

A waste treatment company in Binh Duong province allegedly buried thousands of tonnes of expired milk as landfill instead of treating it as contracted, according to police from the National Department of Environment’s southern office.


Friestland Campina Vietnam Co had contracted the Waste Treatment Enterprise, a subsidiary of Binh Duong Water Supply – Sewage and Environment Company, to dispose 2,060,136 cartons of milk through its waste treatment plant. The value of the contract was 20 billion VND (1 million USD).


Police visited a landfill area used by the Waste Treatment Enterprise on Wednesday morning and uncovered thousands of expired milk still in cartons.


Friestland Campina Vietnam signed the contract with the Waste Treatment Enterprise on May 3 to treat 15,500 tonnes of milk.


The contract allegedly specified that the enterprise should collect the milk at the Friestland Campina Vietnam warehouse in VSIP II Industrial Park in Binh Duong province and separate the milk waste from the cardboard and plastic waste at the site.


It also contracted the enterprise to transport the milk waste for treatment at its treatment plant and separately burn the cardboard containers, plastic wrap and straws.


Police said both the out-of-date milk and containers should have been treated as hazardous waste.


Jan Wegennar, production manager of Friestland Campina Vietnam, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper the contract stated clearly that the milk had to be separated from solid waste and transported for waste treatment at the enterprise.


If the waste was dumped in the landfill area, it was a breach of the contract, he said.


Huynh Minh Tu, a truck driver who transported the milk, said he saw some of the milk being transported to the treatment plant while some of it was transported to the landfill.


Police also reported other hazardous solid waste had been burned at the landfill area.


Nguyen Thanh Phong, the enterprise’s deputy manager, said the waste caught fire accidentally because of the hot weather.


He said dumping hazardous solid waste at landfill sites intended for household waste was “common at every landfill site.”


Professor Le Huy Ba, director of the HCM City Institute of Science, Technology and Environment Management, told Nguoi Lao dong (The Labourer) newspaper the milk dumped at the landfill was dangerous because it would breed mice and black beetles which could spread disease.


Source: VNA


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EU helps make small enterprises go green

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm




EU helps make small enterprises go green


QĐND – Friday, April 23, 2010, 21:24 (GMT+7)

A project entitled ‘Sustainable product innovation in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’ was launched in Hanoi on April 22 to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get oriented toward green growth.


The EUR 2.3 million project is funded by the SWITCH-in-Asia Programme under the European Union that benefits 500 SMEs operating in food packaging, apparel, footwear, handicrafts and furniture in the three countries.


Sean Doyle, Ambassador and Head of the EU mission in Vietnam, said he expects the project to help boost sustainable production and consumption in Vietnam and make practical contributions to legislation when the Vietnamese Government is drafting its socio-economic strategy for the 2011-2020 period.


Under the project, a representative office will be opened in Hanoi in connection with assistance offices in Vientiane (Laos), and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).


The offices will serve as a stable network to provide SMEs with assistance in managing and conducting relevant research and supplying information toward environmentally-friendly products and marketing.

Source: VNA

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City supports enterprises to improve environment

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:44 am

Dong Nai River in Vietnam will be cleaner only when environment projects are carried out. The city decides to support small and medium enterprises with zero interest to imrpove environment poluution

The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DoNRE) will give loan with prime rate to small and medium enterprises to improve production and reduce environmental pollution, said an official on April 18.


Nguyen Van Phuoc, DoNRE’s deputy director, said two funds with zero interest for companies available in the city include Industrial Pollution Minimization Fund (IPMF) from the city budget and Revolving Fund supported by the Asian Development Bank.


The city targets encouraging small and medium enterprises to improve current polluted environment.


Any firm wanting to borrow loan from two funds should work out a project and mortgage valuable property for 70 per cent of project total in five years. Enterprises must use the loan for improvement of waste treatment and product quality, technology upgrade, manufacturing worth by-products.

Source: SGGP

Enterprises have free websites to promote brands

In Vietnam Economy on October 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm




Enterprises have free websites to promote brands


QĐND – Monday, October 05, 2009, 20:27 (GMT+7)

The centre for development of Vietnamese brands has launched a programme to offer 10,000 websites free of charge for enterprises nationwide to facilitate their operation and efforts to promote brands.


The information was released at a seminar on IT application which took place in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on October 3. The event was hosted by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA).


Through the network of websites, run by VUSTA, Lam Dong’s farm products are expected to become more popular on both domestic and international markets.


Source: VNA/VOVNews


Source: QDND