The trial is now expected to begin on April 1. After the trial was postponed, Hương met with Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Lê Quý Quỳnh. She thanked the Party, State and the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia for their help and support. Ambassador Quỳnh said lawyers and the Vietnamese Embassy would try their best to support Hương and that the Vietnamese Government and Embassy hope the Malaysian court will give Hương a fair trial and quickly release her from custody. Earlier, Hương’s lawyer asked the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General of Malaysia to release her after the Indonesian suspect had been freed.
March 14, 2019 06:33 UTC
Thanks to his business skills, experience in chocolate processing, and his skills in metal work, he designed components for his machines and equipment and spent two years building his chocolate factory. In April 2017, when Kimmy’s chocolate factory opened, local cocoa farmers were the first to taste his chocolate products made in Việt Nam. “Fermentation, which plays a key role in processing, helps to make the best chocolate products,” he said. They are then ground to make chocolate products. “Many foreign tourists have visited my factory and said that my Vietnamese chocolate was not inferior to other kinds of chocolate in the world,” Durassamy said.
March 14, 2019 06:00 UTC
KUALA LUM PUR — A Malaysian court on Thursday announced it would temporarily postpone the trial of Vietnamese citizen Đoàn Thị Hương, a suspect in the murder of a North Korean national in 2017, due to her health condition, Vietnam News Agency reports. After the trial was postponed, Hương met with Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Lê Quý Quỳnh. She thanked the Party, State and the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia for their help and support. Ambassador Quỳnh said lawyers and the Vietnamese Embassy would try their best to support Hương and that the Vietnamese Government and Embassy hope the Malaysian court will give Hương a fair trial and quickly release her from custody. At a trial in August 2018, the Malaysian court declared they had collected sufficient evidence to indicate the two women and four North Korean suspects who fled the country had taken part in a scheme to murder the man.
March 14, 2019 04:52 UTC
HCM CITY — With their high demand for agricultural products, South Korea and Japan offer opportunities for Việt Nam to boost export of farm produce, especially fruits and vegetables, Đỗ Quốc Hưng, deputy director general of the Asia-Africa Market Department, has said. “Currently, the South Korean market has allowed the import of coconut, banana, mango and dragon fruits from Việt Nam. But like the Korean market, export of Vietnamese farm produce to Japan is still low. Free trade agreements that Việt Nam has signed with the two countries offer advantages for domestic firms to boost exports. Vietnamese fruits and vegetables were exported to more than 60 countries and territories, with China, the US, South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia among the biggest importers.
March 14, 2019 01:52 UTC
World number one Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed by Belinda Bencic on a day that saw second-ranked Simona Halep sent packing, too. Bencic, ranked 23rd in the world, defeated Osaka 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the prestigious WTA premier mandatory event, where Osaka won her first tour title last year according to vietnamnews.vn. Osaka’s defeat capped a black day for top seeds in the combined WTA-ATP Masters event, with men’s world number one Novak Djokovic stunned by 39th-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber. Fourth-seeded Federer, seeking a record sixth Indian Wells title, next faces Britain’s Kyle Edmund, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Macedonian qualifier Radu Albot. The women’s field lost its top two seeds as Romania’s Halep, the 2015 Indian Wells winner, fell to Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
March 13, 2019 12:56 UTC
All 31 ministries and ministerial-level agencies, 63 provinces and centrally-run cities and the Party Central Committee’s Office have connected with the platform with e-documents being sent and received quickly and safely. Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng said the launch, in Ha Noi, exemplifies the determination to build up e-government systems. Phúc said the launch of the platform is an important breakthrough in the sending and receipt of documents from the central to local levels, better serving the people and businesses. Ministries, agencies, and localities were asked to continue working to complete national databases on population, insurance, finance, business registration, national land, electronic household registration, and specialised data, which will be connected with the platform during the 2020-2025 period, while ensuring absolute safety of information and cyber security. The PM also required relevant agencies to create a comprehensive legal framework for the sending and receipt of e-documents on the platform and the connection and sharing of data among state agencies.
March 13, 2019 01:52 UTC
Hanoi (Viet Nam News) — Vietnam was featured among the world’s top ten emerging markets by logistics industry performance, according to a recent ranking by global logistics company Agility. Vietnam surpassed Thailand to rank tenth by Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2019 with an overall score of 5.48. The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2019 examined domestic logistics opportunities, international logistics opportunities and business fundamentals to measure logistics market development of 50 emerging markets. According to Agility, Vietnam’s international logistics market was the standout driver of its overall performance in the 2019 index. China held the top rank in Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2019 with a score of 8.87, followed by India with a score of 7.39.
March 12, 2019 02:37 UTC
Eco-friendly straws include those made from bamboo, metal, glass, green grass and rice flour. Many young people are popularising the use of the eco-friendly straws and sharing information on their Facebook pages. Last month, images and information about rice flour straws, for instance, were shared widely on Facebook, with many people showing interest. Many coffee chains in the country have ordered the rice flour straws, he said. Around 43,000 plastic straws were picked up around beaches and waterways all over the world in a 2017 international coastal cleanup.
March 12, 2019 00:56 UTC
Eleven countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Việt Nam – signed the CPTPP on March 8, 2018 in Chile. The trade deal officially came into effect on December 30, 2018 for the first six signatories which completed the approval procedures for the trade deal, including Mexico, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. For Việt Nam, the National Assembly approved the trade deal and relevant documents on November 12. The CPTPP came into force for Việt Nam from January 14. CPTPP members committed to eliminate between 97 and 100 per cent of tariff lines on products originating from Việt Nam.
March 11, 2019 07:07 UTC
Disbursement of FDI projects also rose by 9.8 per cent year-on-year to $2.58 billion, hitting a three-year record high. Notably, foreign investment in science and technology surged sharply, helping it for the first time rank third in the hottest sectors in the country’s FDI attraction. “The US, for example, invested some US$300 billion in foreign markets every year while the investment in Việt Nam was less than $1 billion,” Toàn said. According to experts, the inflows of high-quality investors, especially big names, will help Việt Nam solidify its position as a global manufacturing powerhouse besides appealing to many other big components suppliers to the country. “It is also necessary to put investment protection regulations in the laws since multinationals with high-tech projects are very interested in this.
March 11, 2019 04:41 UTC
According to a report on the implementation of Government Resolution 1 and the socio-economic situation in the first two months of the year, the rate was below the level of the low growth scenario forecast in November last year. With this growth, the country’s GDP would be 6.55 per cent, 6.89 per cent and 6.4 per cent in Q2, Q3 and Q4, respectively. "To achieve the economic growth rate at the proposed low growth scenario, ministries, sectors and localities must make their utmost efforts and take advantage of every opportunity in the country and abroad,” the MPI said. Accordingly, GDP in Q2, Q3 and Q4 would be 6.77 per cent, 7.13 per cent and 6.7 per cent, respectively. In a report issued by Việt Dragon Securities Corporation (VDSC), GDP growth in Q1 was forecast to be lower than the same period last year.
March 11, 2019 04:30 UTC
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) lowered its estimate for Việt Nam’s GDP growth to 6.58 per cent in the first quarter of this year.— Photo vietnamnet.vnHÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) lowered its estimate for Việt Nam’s GDP growth to 6.58 per cent in the first quarter of this year. According to a report on the implementation of Government Resolution 1 and the socio-economic situation in the first two months of the year, the rate was below the level of the low growth scenario forecast in November last year. "To achieve the economic growth rate at the proposed low growth scenario, ministries, sectors and localities must make their utmost efforts and take advantage of every opportunity in the country and abroad,” the MPI said. According to the MPI, Việt Nam’s economy would continue to face many difficulties and challenges, including the risk of countries avoiding goods originating in Việt Nam. In a report issued by Việt Dragon Securities Corporation (VDSC), GDP growth in Q1 was forecast to be lower than the same period last year.
March 11, 2019 01:52 UTC
The participants will take part in a free five-month-long camp in HCM City called A.Farm. They will join workshops and discussions in contemporary fine arts, exhibition-making and projects. The camp will be held in HCM City from June to November. San Art began its activities in 2007 and has offered cultural and arts exchanges, training programmes, shows and exhibitions. He first visited Viet Nam in 1993 and later decided to develop his career in HCM City.
March 02, 2019 08:37 UTC
HÀ NỘI — The recent summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the US was a big success for Việt Nam, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said while chairing a regular government meeting in Hà Nội on Friday. Despite a short period of time to prepare, Việt Nam did its best to organise the summit and ensured absolute security and safety, he said. Việt Nam promoted its image as a peace-loving country with various accomplishments in reform and international integration, he said. Some 2,600 foreign reporters from the world’s leading news agencies were present in Hà Nội and their reports helped promote the image of Hà Nội and Việt Nam, he said. The Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) mobilised 1.75 million gift packages and 900 billion ($38.6 million) to support poor people for the holiday, he noted.
March 01, 2019 10:42 UTC
He emphasised that the North Koreans did not seek a complete removal of all sanctions, but only partial relief. However, he said the US side was insistent on North Korea moving “one more step” besides the shutting down of the Yongbyon plant, the country’s main nuclear facility. “It became crystal clear that the US was not ready to go through with this proposal,” the North Korean top diplomat said. The North Korean official said it would be difficult to come up with a better proposal than the one his country was putting on the table. The North Korean foreign minister did not take questions from the press afterwards.
March 01, 2019 00:56 UTC