Vietnam targets ecological, sustainable agriculture Vietnam is striving to become a transparent, responsible and sustainable producer and supplier of food and foodstuff under a draft strategy on agricultural and rural development for 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2050. The strategy, which was sketched out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), targets ecological and sustainable agriculture. Vietnam’s commitments at the United Nations Food Systems Summit and the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) have been integrated into the strategy. The agricultural sector is facing challenges presented by the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, intensive and extensive international integration, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, natural disasters, diseases, climate change, and great changes in consumption markets. Dragon fruit business seek to penetrate deep into Indian market Dragon fruit businesses of Binh … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 19
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'Great things often come from the simplest things'. This might be the best description for the tech world in 2022. The key technologies of the future come from the research and development labs. Self-driving cars will appear on the streets, augmented reality glasses will become more popular, governments around the world will control Big Tech more strictly… 2022 may be the pivotal year for many new technologies to take off. Emerging technologies Rodney Zemmel, an official at McKinsey Digital, said quantum computing is still at a relatively early stage of development. However, we've already seen the real advancements of this technology, and it's time for technology leaders to consider its impact on business. In 2022, the world will see the ecosystem grow faster, investments increase more strongly, and breakthrough research accelerated. In 2021, investments in quantum computing startups surpassed US$1.7 billion, doubling that in 2020. The momentum is expected to be … [Read more...] about What should we expect in the world of technology in 2022?
Your browser does not support the audio element. A tour to the famous Cham Islands off the coast of Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam is being offered at 30 percent lower than the minimal price set by authorities, as a price war heats up among local travel companies. The Cham Islands, known in Vietnamese as Cu Lao Cham, are a group of eight small islands which consitute the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a World Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO in 2009. The main island is 15 square meters in area. It takes about 15 minutes to travel by speedboat to get to Cu Lao Cham from Cua Dai Port in Hoi An, a touristy city in Quang Nam. Fearing that the Cham Islands will become crowded with tourists, Quang Nam authorities have recently limited the number of people on the islands and now prefer quality to quantity, imposing a price control on tours to the destination. The emerging tourism spot for beach-goers could receive up to 6,000 visitors a day during peak time, nearly double … [Read more...] about Tourists hit with poor service quality as firms race to cut prices to Cham Islands
The latest changes to the country’s power plan are adding focus to both solar and wind power Photo: Shutterstock The number of registered projects in the wind and solar power sector continues to increase, despite the reductions in power generation in 2021. Bui Quoc Hung, deputy director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), said at a press conference on January 12 that the ministry “received many requests from localities about the addition of power projects to the plan (PDP8), especially from those localities with naturally high potential for renewables such as solar and wind. “The PDP8 cannot meet all requirements of localities,” Hung said. “The huge amount of solar and wind power that has been developed over the past few years can only be used appropriately if supply and demand are met with local load capacity.” According to Hung, the PDP8 will be calculated and put into distribution in accordance with each … [Read more...] about Solutions coming thick and fast for draft PDP
What do you think about the prospects of Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2022 and beyond? Despite many challenges, many investors continue to view Vietnam as an appealing market in Southeast Asia. Vietnam, behind Singapore and Indonesia, is considered the third most dynamic economy in ASEAN, according to a report from two Singapore-based venture capital funds, Cento Ventures and ESP Capital. Apart from its negative consequences, the pandemic has also been a potent stimulus for the emergence of revolutionary business strategies. In 2021, MoMo has become Vietnam’s latest unicorn while other start-ups received funding worth tens to hundreds of millions of dollars in the fintech, edtech, and blockchain game. Moreover, Vietnam’s startup ecosystem also sees the launch of many projects that resolve social and environmental issues. Which sectors will become the next trends in the startup scene? At the moment, the prominent startup trend in Vietnam is centred on business projects … [Read more...] about Rosier times ahead for Vietnam’s startup scene in 2022
The craft of tending to majestic, decades-old yellow apricot trees -- the harbinger of spring -- has made once poor rice farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Long An some of the richest people in town. Though yellow apricot trees can be seen blossoming all year round in different areas of Vietnam, mostly in the southern region, the trees, together with cherry blossoms, have long been considered harbingers of spring. The perennial trees are now big money for artisans in Tan Tay Yellow Apricot Tree Village, tucked away in the namesake commune in Thanh Hoa District after they made a bold switch from much less lucrative rice farming to tree farming just ten years ago. The men are eagerly awaiting the moment their prized trees will draw throngs and scoop up whopping sums at the last minute, as they go on sale at spring flower markets which open every year prior to the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. This year's Tet festival is due around late January and early February, with … [Read more...] about Blooming miracles: Apricot trees bring fortunes to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta villagers