EVN said it has made efforts to cut internal costs to reduce losses in 2022. (Photo: SGGP) EVN, on the afternoon of November 28, sent a press release saying that in 2022, the world situation has seen many fluctuations, and fuel prices have climbed highly, leading to many countries facing energy difficulties worldwide. However, EVN has performed well in its assigned tasks, ensuring a stable and safe power supply for production, business, and daily life of people with high growth in power demand, contributing to the economic growth of the country. “In the first ten months of 2022, electricity demand grew by 8.6 percent over the same period in 2021. According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, electricity growth has contributed 0.67 percentage points to industrial growth and 0.31 percentage points to GDP growth,” EVN informed. From the beginning of 2022, due to fluctuations in global fuel prices, the costs of electricity generation and electricity purchase of EVN … [Read more...] about EVN expects to lose more than VND31 trillion due to high costs
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At the ceremony. (Photo: SGGP) The People's Committee of Ben Tre Province, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, held a ceremony to announce the export of the first batch of green-skinned pomelos to the US market, on the morning of November 28, in Ben Tre Province. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former Politburo Member, former Chairwoman of the National Assembly; Mr. Le Duc Tho, Member of the Party Central Committee cum Secretary of the Party Committee of Ben Tre Province; Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; the representative of the US Department of Agriculture; and central and local ministries and agencies attended the ceremony. Mr. Tran Ngoc Tam, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Tre Province, expressed his honor and pride to be the first locality to export Vietnamese pomelos to the US market. This result is achieved thanks to the active support and assistance of the ministries and central agencies, … [Read more...] about First batch of Ben Tre green-skinned pomelos exported to US
After over five years of negotiations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture officially licensed the import of the fruit earlier this year, making it the seventh fresh fruit of Vietnam permitted to enter the market, following mango, longan, lychee, dragon fruit, rambutan, and star apple. The Chanh Thu Fruit Import - Export Group Joint Stock Company in Ben Tre's Cho Lach district is the one behind the shipment of the first pomelo batch. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said the U.S. is a fastidious market, but its demand for fresh fruits remains tremendous. He noted that for the coming into being of this first batch, growing and packing facilities had to prepare themselves and undergo many stages of inspection by specialised agencies of both countries, so that their production meets the requirements of quarantine and harmful organisms control, and safety and hygiene; complies with packaging regulations; and ensures accurate … [Read more...] about Vietnam to export first batch of fresh pomelo to U.S.
The newly-inaugurated items are essential and inseparable parts of the Southern Petrochemical Complex, a major project of the oil and gas sector which has a total investment of over USD 5 billion. Addressing the event, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh underlined that despite difficulties during the construction of the cluster and the plant, especially those from COVID-19, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, investors, contractors and relevant agencies exerted great efforts for their completion. He also attributed the result to the effective cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand, the sound relationship between contractors and the host locality, as well as between central and local agencies. The Southern Petrochemical Complex has a significant role, together with the Nghi Son Refinery in the north and Binh Son Refinery in the central region, forming a network of refineries across the country, ensuring the supply of petroleum for the domestic market, he noted. Highlighting the large … [Read more...] about Prime Minister inaugurates important items of Southern Petrochemical Complex project
French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu (R) and his Indonesian couterpart Prabowo Subianto (Photo: AFP/VNA) Jakarta (VNA) - France wants to further strengthen ties with Southeast Asian nations to be in a situation to have credible diplomacy, French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu told his Indonesia n couterpart Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta on November 25. France needs to maintain political interaction with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ), he said, stressing that his country wants to play a multilateral role in the region. relations hip between France and Indonesia, saying that there is a powerful strategic intimacy that is being formed between Indonesia and France. VNA … [Read more...] about France eyes to beef up ties with Southeast Asian nations
After an accident in 2007 that caused him to lose 91 percent of his ability to work, Le Huy Tich did not quit on himself, but worked to develop an electronic wheelchair that helps people in the same situation. About 2,000 electronic wheelchairs called Etic Tribike, developed and manufactured by Tich, are in use in more than 20 provinces in Vietnam. This electronic vehicle helps many paralyzed people move and work to make their lives comfortable and convenient. Inspired by a chicken Despite being confined to a wheelchair for a dozen years, Tich runs the Etic Tribike mechanic workshop as a director at Hoa Binh Provincial Disabled Limited Company in Tan Thinh Ward, Hoa Binh City. Before the unfortunate accident in 2007 that left him paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury, Tich worked for seven years at a company in Hoa Binh, a northern mountainous province located only about 76 kilometers from Hanoi to the northwest. Due to the accident, Tich had to abandon his plan to get … [Read more...] about Man with paralyzed limbs creates ‘legs’ for the disabled in Vietnam
Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre organized a ceremony to mark the official export of the first batch of Vietnamese green-skinned pomelos to the U.S. on Monday morning. As planned, the first shipment includes two containers of green-skinned pomelos shipped by sea and two to three metric tons transported by air to the U.S. market. This is the seventh fruit of Vietnam allowed to be officially exported to this market, after mango, longan, lychee, dragon fruit, rambutan, and star apple. Vietnam obtained the license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the export of fresh pomelos after nearly six years of negotiations. The U.S. demand for fruit is up to 12 million metric tons each year, according to the Plant Protection Department under Vietnam’s agriculture ministry. However, its domestic production meets just 70 percent of the demand while the remaining 30 percent, equivalent to 3.6 million … [Read more...] about Vietnam officially exports first batch of green-skinned pomelos to US