Mr. Le Van Quang, Chairman of Minh Phu Joint Stock Corporation, said that the transport cost for a container of shrimps from Vietnam to the US is merely VND41 million, from Vietnam to Japan is VND16 million, but from Ho Chi Minh City to Ca Mau Province is VND10 million, from HCMC to Hanoi is VND80 million, and from HCMC to the border between Vietnam and China is up to VND100 million. Meanwhile, the transport cost of shrimps exported from Ecuador to China with a distance of thousands of kilometers is merely less than half of that of Vietnam. According to Mr. Nguyen Duy Minh, General Secretary of VLA, the factors that cause the logistics costs to increase include high transport cost; high surcharge and local fees imposed by foreign carriers on shippers; limits on ports and infrastructure, and new infrastructure fees charged by cities and provinces; specialized inspection cost. In the process of transporting, consuming, and exporting agricultural products, such as vegetables and fruits, … [Read more...] about Transport costs of agricultural products at extremely high levels
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Nam Du archipelago can be found situated 83km from Rach Gia city in Kien Giang province. In order to reach the archipelago, visitors must purchase a ticket for a high-speed boat that operates twice a day at 8:15am and 12:15am from Rach Gia pier. A single boat trip takes two hours and costs passengers VND210.000. … [Read more...] about Nam Du archipelago proves to be favourite check-in spot among young people
The pronunciation is the most difficult thing for me when learning Vietnamese. Sometimes the staff at the embassy often suggest that I speak Vietnamese, but when I say it aloud, they say ‘no, wrong’. Sometimes when I am out, I try to speak Vietnamese, but people don’t understand. I hope my Vietnamese skills will be better as I stay longer in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about What would the US Ambassador to VN wish for if he had a magic lamp?