China starts rice imports from Laos

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on China starts rice imports from Laos 

SHENZHEN, Jan. 11 — The first shipment of rice imports from Laos have passed through inspection and quarantine procedures at south China's Shenzhen port, according to local authorities.

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Tourists arrivals jump 13% in Nov

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourists arrivals jump 13% in Nov 

HA NOI, Nov. 30 — More than 730,000 foreign visitors traveled to Viet Nam so far in November, a 12.9 per cent increase since last month and 20.5 per cent higher than the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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ADB provides USD 64-M to Cambodia for irrigation, malaria control

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on ADB provides USD 64-M to Cambodia for irrigation, malaria control 

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 10 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed up to provide a total of USD64 million loan and grant to cambodia for the projects of irrigation and malaria control system, according to an ADB statement.

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DOT highlights benefit of ASEAN integration in tourism sector

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT highlights benefit of ASEAN integration in tourism sector 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Oct. 29 — A one-day workshop highlighting the benefits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) integration to the tourism sector was held in this resort island Thursday.

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Number of foreign visitors to Vietnam continues to rise

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Number of foreign visitors to Vietnam continues to rise 

HANOI, Oct. 26 — Foreign visitors will continue to increase by this year end and beyond partly due to the positive visa policy, said an official of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

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Feature: Polio death in Lao renews int'l effort to eradicate polio around world

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Polio death in Lao renews int'l effort to eradicate polio around world 

VIENTIANE, Oct. 17 — The recent death of a polio-stricken eight-year-old Lao boy had refocused local and world attention to polio, an ailment which is now almost extinct in other parts of the world.

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(Sports) Former SHS-Ateneo footballer suits up for PHL Under-19 Squad

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Sports) Former SHS-Ateneo footballer suits up for PHL Under-19 Squad 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 27 — Former Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu star Kintaro Miyagi is suiting up for the Philippine Under-19 Squad that will be seeing action in the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Championship qualifiers next month in Laos.

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Ministry to boost sale of lychees

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ministry to boost sale of lychees 

HCM CITY, May 12 — Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s Domestic Market Department is working with relevant agencies to boost lychee sales for this year's crop.

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Thailand to host special meeting on irregular migration in Indian Ocean

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Thailand to host special meeting on irregular migration in Indian Ocean 

BANGKOK, May 12 — The Thai government will hold the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean here later this month, the ministry of foreign affairs said Tuesday.

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UNICEF: Viet Nam's number of breastfed children still too low

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF: Viet Nam's number of breastfed children still too low 

HA NOI, April 8 — UNICEF aims to assure 50 per cent of children around the world are breastfed exclusively in their first six months, but Viet Nam has only reached 17 per cent, an Asia-Pacific UNICEF representative said at a conference on nutrition held in Ha Noi last Thursday.

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