The Hanoitimes - British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward said that Hanoi has done a good job to preserve the unique feel of the center. Formula 1 race expected to contribute to Vietnam's economic development Formula One (F1) racing can help Hanoi preserve its own values as well as improve the brand recognition of Vietnam's capital as a hi-tech innovative city, said British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward in an interview granted to Hanoitimes about Hanoi hosting of F1 racing, which is scheduled to take place in April next year. British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward. What can you comment on Hanoi's hosting of the Formula one racing in April 2020? I have been in Hanoi now for seven months as British Ambassador to Vietnam and I’m really appreciating the way Hanoi is opening up to the world, to the tourists, business, and the way Hanoi wants to be seen as a cultural and economic hub. Hanoi has organized many kinds of important international events, including … [Read more...] about F1 helps Hanoi become hi-tech innovative city: British Amb.
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Vietnam’s agricultural sector records progress Over the past years, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has reaped marked achievements, helping ensure national food security. Vietnamese staples such as coffee, rice, rubber, cashew nuts, pepper, fruit, seafood, wood and timber products have gained firm foothold in the global market. Statistics show that the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) grows about 2.5 percent while its production value expands by 2.73 percent each year. During the 2013-2017 period, the sector’s total export turnover reached 153 billion USD, with 36.2 billion USD earned in 2017. Seven out of the 10 major products saw export turnover exceeding 1 billion USD. To create impressive changes in agricultural production, the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) has signed a cooperation programme with the Ministry of Science and Technology, under which the two sides join hands in implementing scientific and technological tasks … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 12/12
Deputy Minister Vu Hong Nam (left) presents souvenir to Prime Minister Charlot Salwai (Photo: quehuongonline.vn) At the meeting with Mr. Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Mr. Vu Hong Nam said that Vietnam has always followed the development of Vanuatu and desired the country would continue to develop prosperously and its people have a life of comfort and happiness. He affirmed that the two countries not only have similar history in the process of fighting for independence, but also always support each other, especially at regional and multilateral forums such as United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The Deputy Minister affirmed that Vietnam has always attached importance to cooperation with Vanuatu and hoped that the two sides would exchange delegations, high-ranking meetings and businesses regularly; implement gained results … [Read more...] about Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Hong Nam visits to Vanuatu
A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Illustrative image: Photo: Thanh Giang/VNP Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad for you appear to have been laid to rest. "One can deliberate on the many limitations and caveats of nutritional research, but the take-home message of this research from a large study from China is that at the very least up to one egg a day is not linked with raised cardiovascular risk, and at best up to one egg a day may even have health benefits," says Prof Nita Forouhi, of the University of Cambridge.The study, in the journal Heart, follows years of bad press for the humble egg - from salmonella scares to cholesterol fears. BBC News takes a crack at separating the issues. How many? These days most doctors encourage the eating of eggs as part of a healthy diet, as they are … [Read more...] about An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
A diet high in carbs could bring on an earlier menopause, a study suggests. Eating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University of Leeds study of 914 UK women, also found that a diet rich in oily fish and peas and beans may delay natural menopause. But experts say many other factors, including genes, influence timing of the menopause. It's not clear how big a contribution dietary choices might make and women should not worry about changing what they eat based on the findings, they add. Food findings The research was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health and the women were asked what their typical diet contained. A diet high in legumes, which includes peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas, delayed menopause by one-and-a-half years, on average. Eating lots of refined carbs, particularly rice and pasta, was linked to menopause coming earlier by … [Read more...] about How your diet could influence the age of your menopause