(Yearender)Banana industry ends year in bad shape; sees challenging year ahead

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Yearender)Banana industry ends year in bad shape; sees challenging year ahead 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 26 — The year 2015 is not a good year for the banana industry as stakeholders hardly recovered from losses due to unresolved problems. Industry leaders even anticipate a carryover of the difficulties into 2016.

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Oil price decline won't affect Vietnam's 2015 budget revenue

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Oil price decline won't affect Vietnam's 2015 budget revenue 

HANOI, Dec. 16 — Do Hoang Anh Tuan, Vietnam's deputy finance minister, said reduction in the world crude price to USD36 per barrel in future transactions would not affect budget revenue this year.

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Cuba, China to replace Turkey, Egypt for Russian tourists

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cuba, China to replace Turkey, Egypt for Russian tourists 

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 — The Indian state of Goa has been removed from the Russian list of safe travel destinations.

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Vietnam hospitals reducing inappropriate antibiotic usage

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vietnam hospitals reducing inappropriate antibiotic usage 

HCM CITY, Nov. 30 — Hospital infection control activities have helped reduce inappropriate antibiotic use, which has improved quality of health care and reduced the need for medical treatment, according to Assoc. Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, president of HCM City Infection Control Society.

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HK bans import of poultry meat, products from Vietnamese province

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK bans import of poultry meat, products from Vietnamese province 

HONG KONG, Nov. 18 — Hong Kong has banned import of poultry meat and products from a province in Vietnam due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza.

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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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Vietnam respects East Sea travel freedom

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vietnam respects East Sea travel freedom 

HANOI, Oct. 30 — Vietnam has continuously respected the freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh said.

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Vietnam sees over 40% growth in FDI attraction in 10 months

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vietnam sees over 40% growth in FDI attraction in 10 months 

HANOI, Oct. 28 — Vietnam saw a growth of 40.8 percent in attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 10 months of 2015, according to Vietnam's General Statistics Office (GSO) on Wednesday.

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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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Vietnamese movie bags award at U.S. film festival

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vietnamese movie bags award at U.S. film festival 

HANOI, Oct. 26 — The movie Nuoc (2030), directed by Nguyen Vo Nghiem Minh, took the best feature film award at the San Pedro International Film Festival in the US, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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