Holly Lawrence is seen at the finish line - Photos: Nhan Tam The major racing event of the 2019 TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam Asia-Pacific Championship on May 12 was a great success thanks to nice weather in Danang City. Heavy rains hit the city on May 11, making many athletes worry about this morning’s event, especially the ocean swim course because bad weather would cause big waves. However, the weather this morning was nice with a decent amount of sunshine and small-medium size waves. Data of the website www.surf-forecast.com showed that average wave height was 0.7 meters, wind speed was 15 kilometers per hour, and the temperature was 29 degree Celsius. The race started at 6 a.m., with the ocean swim course taking place first, followed by the bike course and finally the run course. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Native_ads Speaking to the Saigon Times, many athletes said the weather was very nice and the race was amazing. Tran Tan Dien, assistant for US athletes at … [Read more...] about Patrick Lange, Holly Lawrence win 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in e-commerce and Industry 4.0 between the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs during his visit to some European countries and for attendance at the 12th ASEM summit Dialogue opportunities Playing an important role in the world’s development and innovation, and with 53 member economies representing 60 percent of the global population, 55 percent of the global trade, 65 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP) and 75 percent of the global tourism, ASEM is a pioneer in promoting international cooperation and connectivity. The 12th ASEM summit was an opportunity for leaders of the two continents to discuss global and regional issues, including economic and financial issues, and set out specific orientations and measures to create a new impetus for the Asia-Europe partnership. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Asia and Europe seek to forge global partnership
Visitors to the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2018 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2018 kicked off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22. The event attracts 233 exhibitors from 14 countries and territories, including 153 of Vietnam, showcasing aquatic products in 374 booths. The numbers of both exhibitors and booths increase by 6.8 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, from last year. Vietfish 2018, lasting through August 24, also features many workshops discussing the market situation, production trends and other hot topics in the fisheries sector at present. Ngo Van Ich, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, said over the last 20 years, Vietfish has established itself as a leading and influential fisheries exhibition in Asia as seen in the surge of exhibitors, booths and visitors. He noted fisheries is defined as … [Read more...] about Vietnam fisheries int’l exhibition opens in HCM City
Vietnam has sent a diplomatic note to oppose a seafood import suspension imposed recently by Saudi Arabia, calling on the country to withdraw its decision. Vietnam’s vice minister of agriculture, Vu Van Tam, delivered the ministry’s diplomatic note to Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Vietnam, Dakhil Al Johani, in a meeting in Hanoi on 7 February, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said in a statement. Tam said Vietnam was surprised about the temporary suspension, which he said contains aspects that violate international trading laws. Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on 30 January temporarily suspended imports of fish, crustaceans, and other products of aquatic animal origin from Vietnam due to the presence of two diseases in the Southeast Asian nation. The ban, effective 23 January, was based on the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)’s "Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report (Asia-Pacific Region) April - June 2017," … [Read more...] about Vietnam protests Saudi Arabia’s seafood import ban
VietNamNet Bridge - The domestic market is being dominated by foreign brands, but Vietnam-made products are still available, targeting low-income earners. The domestic market is being dominated by foreign brands Do Thi Thuy Huong from the Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA) affirmed that the Vietnamese civilian electronics market is still full of potential in the eyes of foreign investors. Vietnam not only has a high number of potential consumers with total population of 90 million, but also has the electronic and refrigeration engineering product consumption level expected to rise from the current 7.3 percent to 11.9 percent. The development of Vietnam’s electronics industry heavily depends on multinational corporations, especially from South Korea and Japan, which make both finished products and electronic parts. Meanwhile, Vietnamese manufacturers, including large enterprises, develop slowly and only hold a very small market share. However, over … [Read more...] about What is the status of Vietnam’s electronics firms?