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Vinh Long produces breeding tra fish in Global Gap standard

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:26 am

The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has carried out two key projects to enhance tra fish breeds for the catfish development program by 2020.

Farmers harvest tra fish in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Accordingly, the first project is estimated to cost VND300 million (US$15,000) and will produce breeding tra fish in the Global Gap standard, at Vinh Long aquatic breeding farm.


The second is to join the Vinh Long Agriculture Seed Center’s project, which will hand the technology to produce high quality tra fish breeds over to provinces in the delta.


Global Gap is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe.

Source: SGGP

Standard Chartered Bank offers medical glasses to students

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

Vietnam to have internationally standard university in 2017

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Vietnam to have internationally standard university in 2017


QĐND – Friday, August 13, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

The World Bank will provide 180.4 million USD for Vietnam in the form of preferential credit to build the Vietnam-Germany university.


An agreement to this effect was signed between the State Bank of Vietnam and the World Bank (WB) in Hanoi on August 13.


The project, which is scheduled to complete in November 2017, will develop infrastructure facilities as well as build a policy framework to make the Vietnam-Germany university a leading technology training and research centre in Vietnam, meeting regional and international standards.


The university is expected to enroll 5,000 students each year, half of them will follow post-graduate courses.


The university will include faculties specialised in electric and information technology, civil engineering, bio-technology, economics and industrial technology, computer science and natural science.


Addressing the signing ceremony, State Bank Governor Nguyen Van Giau spoke highly of the WB’s assistance to Vietnam in strengthening education capacity and development, especially tertiary education.


Construction of the university will help improve tertiary education quality in Vietnam, he said.


The project will receive technical assistance from a group of German experts.


The Germany government will finance the development and implementation of teaching programmes and cover expenses for its lecturers who will teach at the university.


Source: VNA/Vietnam+


Source: QDND

Vietnamese youth see much better living standard

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:07 am




Vietnamese youth see much better living standard


QĐND – Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 21:31 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese youth enjoy a much better standard of living than they did just five years ago, according to the Survey Assessment of Vietnamese Youth released in Hanoi on June 1.


The survey, based on the responses of 10,050 young people aged 14-25 in every city and province in the country, was conducted by the General Department of Population and Family Planning, the General Statistics Office, the Asian Development Bank and the Project on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Young People.


Similar to results in the first survey in 2005, Vietnamese youth reported being optimistic about the country’s rapid development which has given them opportunities and confidence in their future.


The survey results suggested young people had better access to education, jobs, and information than just five years ago. Over 70 percent of respondents thought that their material lives would be better in three years’ time.


Family remained the firmest support for young people, but the survey also gathered extensive information about Vietnamese youth in such areas as health, employment, and awareness and attitudes towards important issues in life.


The new survey also found that the dropout rate, particularly those under 15, was much lower than in the 2005 survey. Nearly 40 percent of the interviewees said “to keep going to school” was their first wish for the next five years, while getting good academic marks was not only their dream but also their parents’ top priority.


The northwest witnessed the lowest rate of young people attending school (86 percent), compared to an overall average of 97 percent.


The survey also saw an increasing trend of pre-marital sex among Vietnamese youth. Almost 10 percent of the interviewees admitted having sex before marriage, while 53 percent of young people living in cities and 34 percent of those living in the countryside said premarital sex was acceptable.


On average young males had sex for the first time at the age of 18.2 while the girls had their first experience only slightly younger, at 18.


The survey also showed that acceptance of homosexual behaviour ranged from 9 percent among uneducated respondents to 24 percent among university graduates.


About 60 percent of Vietnamese youth thought prostitution was immoral, while 20 percent thought prostitution could be understandable in some certain circumstances.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Rice of high standard produced on trial basis

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The My Thanh Cooperative in the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang has kick-started a programme to produce rice that matches the Global Good Agricultural Practice (GLOBALGAP) on a trial basis in the Summer-Autumn crop this year.

Around 14.4 ha of rice paddies in My Thanh Nam commune have been chosen for the implementation of the programme which aims to coordinate efforts of scientists, farmers, and enterprises in improving the quality of rice in the region.

Participating farmers are required to apply steps of a production process in line with strict criteria for quality under the supervision of agricultural experts.

The GLOBALGAP standard rice programme is the follow-up of the farmer participatory research (FPR) programme which has been carried out in My Thanh Nam commune since 1995. FPR programme required farmers to refrain from spraying insecticides during the first 40 days after planting in order to produce high-quality and safe rice.

According to the local agricultural department, the My Thanh cooperative has signed a contract to sell rice produced under the GLOBALGAP standard rice programme at a price of 20 percent higher than the usual rice.

The GLOBALGAP is a standard primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operation, reducing the use of chemical treatments and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.

It is a single integrated standard with modular applications for different product groups, ranging from plant and livestock production to plant propagation materials and compound feed manufacturing.

Tien Giang province is one of the provinces lying along the Tien River in the Mekong Delta, where Good Agricultural Practice has been applied in the cultivation of fruit trees since early 2007.-

Standard Chartered to open 30 branches across VN

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2008 at 10:27 am

HA NOI — Standard Chartered Bank has signalled that it plans to open 30 branches in Viet Nam over the next four years, after gaining approval to be the first overseas bank to incorporate their local operations in the country.


Ashok Sud, chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank in Viet Nam, yesterday told reporters in Ha Noi that local incorporation would enable it to be better positioned to help Vietnamese companies raise capital in international markets.


The UK bank expressed confidence in the long-term development of Viet Nam’s economy, saying that, “Given the turmoil in the global and local markets, all investments of the bank in Viet Nam have been thoroughly considered.”


It is expected that Viet Nam’s economy will need an injection of about US$50 billion. Foreign banks will need to supply some of that capital.


The liberalisation of the banking sector comes amid a worsening economic backdrop in Viet Nam, with annual growth revised down to 7 per cent and credit growth limited to control double-digit inflation.


But Viet Nam remains attractive, because it is one of the least penetrated markets in Asia, with just 1 in 10 of its 87 million population holding a bank account.


Sud added that the effective controls the Government put in place to curb inflation and stabilise the economy demonstrated a sure touch.


In terms of market share in Viet Nam, some 40 foreign banks account for less than 10 per cent of total lending in the country. Over the next 5-10 years, local banks are still expected to hold an 85 per cent market share.


However, the participation of foreign banks like Standard Chartered will help domestic enterprises access high quality banking services.


Standard Chartered Bank owns a 15 per cent stake in Asia Commercial Bank (ACB). The UK bank said it had no plans to increase its investment in ACB at this time. In contrast, HSBC has increased its stake in Techcombank from 15 per cent to 20 per cent.


Standard Chartered Bank opened its first branch in Viet Nam in 1904. The bank has two branches in the country, the maximum permissible. They focus on serving the wholesale banking needs of Asia-based companies in the country.


Standard Chartered Bank plans to sign a contract today to loan the Vinacomin group $58 million. —

Standard Chartered to open 30 branches across Vietnam

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2008 at 9:38 am

Hanoi (VNA) – Standard Chartered Bank has signalled that it plans to open 30 branches in Vietnam over the next four years, after gaining approval to be the first overseas bank to incorporate their local operations in the country.

Ashok Sud, chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank in Vietnam, on September 15 told reporters in Hanoi that local incorporation would enable it to be better positioned to help Vietnamese companies raise capital in international markets.

The UK bank expressed confidence in the long-term development of Vietnam ’s economy, saying that, “Given the turmoil in the global and local markets, all investments of the bank in Vietnam have been thoroughly considered.”

It is expected that Vietnam’s economy will need an injection of about 50 billion USD. Foreign banks will need to supply some of that capital.

The liberalisation of the banking sector comes amid a worsening economic backdrop in Vietnam, with annual growth revised down to 7 percent and credit growth limited to control double-digit inflation.

But Vietnam remains attractive, because it is one of the least penetrated markets in Asia , with just 1 in 10 of its 87 million population holding a bank account.

Sud added that the effective controls the Government put in place to curb inflation and stabilise the economy demonstrated a sure touch.

In terms of market share in Vietnam , some 40 foreign banks account for less than 10 percent of total lending in the country. Over the next 5-10 years, local banks are still expected to hold an 85 percent market share.

However, the participation of foreign banks like Standard Chartered will help domestic enterprises access high quality banking services.

Standard Chartered Bank owns a 15 percent stake in Asia Commercial Bank (ACB). The UK bank said it had no plans to increase its investment in ACB at this time. In contrasts, HSBC has increased its stake in Techcombank from 15 percent to 20 percent.

Standard Chartered Bank opened its first branch in Vietnam in 1904. The bank has two branches in the country, the maximum permissible. They focus on serving the wholesale banking needs of Asia-based companies in the country.

Standard Chartered Bank plans to sign a contract to loan the Vinacomin group 58 million USD on September 16.-