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maandag 6 augustus 2018

Vietnam: VN should become one of world’s top 15 farming nations: PM

VN should become one of world's top 15 farming nations: PM

The government and the business community must work together to make Vietnam one of the world's 15 most agriculturally developed countries, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said. Speaking at a conference on promoting corporate investment in the agricultural sector in Lam Dong Province on Monday, he said agriculture has helped improve the lives of farmers while contributing to the country's economic growth.

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EVFTA expected to be signed late 2018

Bernd Lange, Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, has said he expects the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to be signed at the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in October or sometime in November this year.

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PM visits high-tech agricultural production model in Lam Dong

The high-tech agricultural production model is an important direction of Vietnam's agriculture, bringing high value of farm produce and raising income for farmers, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Wider investments needed for agriculture to flourish

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pointed to conclusions and direct the implementation of important policies and measures to resolve difficulties in agricultural investment promotion at a national conference in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on July 30.

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Vietnam, Netherlands hold potential for stronger cooperation

The dynamic and effective partnership between Vietnam and the Netherlands is built on strong political, trade-investment ties and diverse cooperation areas, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands Ngo Thi Hoa said in an interview to the press on the occasion of the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.

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Vietnam mulls solutions to encourage organic agriculture

The Ministry of Science & Technology (MST) in April 2018 issued Vietnamese standards for the production, cultivation, husbandry, processing and labeling of organic agricultural products. It is expected to cause a breakthrough in organic agriculture production in Vietnam.

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More investment needed for agriculture sector

Vietnam's agriculture sector, from production to exports, has developed impressively in recent times, but its progress is still yet to meet its full potential. To develop the sector sustainably, the Government and relevant ministries have carried out a number of preferential policies, but the number of enterprises investing in this field remains quite modest.

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Forum talks technological application in energy use

Intensifying technological application to increase energy efficiency is one of the important solutions to challenges facing the domestic energy sector, heard a forum in Hanoi on July 31. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung pointed out that to meet the increasing demand for energy, Vietnam has maximized hydropower at home, while importing primary energy to serve electricity production.

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Make loans easier for agriculture investors: Vietnam PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for a drastic reduction in administrative procedures and easier access to agricultural loans. He said at a recent conference in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat that relevant departments and ministries should reduce the number of administrative procedures by 50 percent, make it easier for enterprises investing in agriculture to get loans, and create opportunities to expand infrastructure for agriculture production.

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Agricultural production and sale cooperatives, associations to be strongly promoted

The Government on July 5 issued Decree 98 on policies to promote cooperation and association in the production and sale of farm produce. Accordingly, cooperation and association to link the production with the sale of agricultural products means willing agreement among farmers, individuals, cooperatives and enterprises to carry out joint investment in, production and sale of their products (associated parties) to raise the efficiency of production and quality of agricultural products.

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Solutions to building farm produce brand names in Can Tho discussed

Businesses in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho are facing challenges providing clean agricultural products that conform to international standards, experts said on July 31 at a workshop held in the city. Tran Giang Khue, deputy head of the National Office of Intellectual Property in Ho Chi Minh City, said that enterprises should be aware of branding, which plays a major role in the operation of an enterprise.

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Concerns over Vietnam-EU FTA signing

During his working trip to Vietnam last week, Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) Bernd Lange spoke to Vietnam News reporter Nguyen Linh Anh about the remaining concerns during discussions towards the signing of the EVFTA.

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Positive economic index in July

Vietnam's socio-economic performance in July continued to see positive developments with equal growth in all the three sectors, namely macro economy, industrial production and services. According to the General Statistic Office, the index of industrial production (IIP) in the month rose 14.3%, the highest level since February this year.

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Driving forces for economic growth need to be upheld: PM

Driving forces for Vietnam's economic growth need to be maintained not only in 2018, but also in the years to come, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at the Government's regular meeting on August 1. "We should continue working to create market confidence, and win trust of enterprises so as to branch out business and production in the coming time", he stressed.

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Positive Signels for Vietnam's Recovering Tomato Market

The end of 2017 saw Vietnamese tomato growers in great distress when nearly 2,500 hectares were infected with a strange virus causing a major crop loss for tomato growers. The disease began in Lam Dong province affecting foliage and stunting growth of affected tomato plants. Government agencies and research institutes both in and outside of the country have undertaken research to identify the cause, as well as potential solutions, to this ongoing problem. Many seed companies are also participating in helping solve Vietnam's tomato virus problem.

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AkzoNobel Introduces Pevicoat Paint Management System for Fast On-site Service

To provide fast and flexible service to our customers in the pre-coated metal industry, AkzoNobel has introduced the Pevicoat® Paint Management System, which empowers customers to create coatings of any gloss or color on the spot.

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Vietnam, Croatia sign double taxation avoidance agreement

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Finance Do Hoang Anh Tuan and Croatian Minister of Finance Zdravko Maric have signed an agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income.

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Dairy producers run race in high-end market segment

Domestic dairy producers are developing their A2 milk cow herds to serve their plan to make A2 milk, starting a new race in the high-end market segment. In late June, both Vinamilk and TH True Milk, the two largest dairy producers in Vietnam, announced the development of A2 milk cows and the launch of A2 milk in the near future.

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CPTPP, EVFTA help Vietnam's garment-textile lure investment

Free trade agreements, particularly the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), are the driving force to attract big investments in Vietnam's garment-textile industry.

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MoF draft law gives taxpayer interests a nod

Taxpayers will have the right to know the time limit for tax refunds and non-refundable tax amount with legal grounds, according to a draft revision for the Law on Tax Management. According to the draft law, the taxpayers will be assisted and guided through tax payments as well as being provided with information and documents relevant to taxation.

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Tay Ninh encourages safe and high-quality farming

Tay Ninh will zone around 17,000ha of land to orient farmers and solicit investments by enterprises in producing safe and high-quality agricultural products, according to the province People's Committee. Tran Van Chien, its vice chairman, said growing fruits trees with high economic value such as durian, pomelo, long an and custard apple, and vegetables and producing quality seedlings would be a priority.

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Vietnam's seafood exports hit US$4.63 billion in first seven months

The value of Vietnam's seafood exports in the first seven months of 2018 was estimated at US$4.63 billion, up 6.3% over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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Agribank helps farmers access high-tech agricultural machines

Farmers who purchase agricultural machines of Tata International Vietnam Company Limited will be supported by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank). An agreement to this effect has been recently signed by Agribank and Tata International Vietnam, a subsidiary of India's Tata International.

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Legal corridor needed for digital industry

The fourth industrial revolution offers many opportunities for Vietnam, but also poses a number of challenges. To take advantage of Industry 4.0, the country requires strong government reforms, especially in building a firm legal corridor for the digital industry.

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Vietnam's rice exports on the rise

Vietnam's rice exports in the first seven months of this year brought home US$2 billion, rising 32% against the same period last year. From January to July, the country sold 3.86 million tons of the grain abroad, a year-on-year increase of 12.8%.

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Putting the Blue Back Into Bluebird With AkzoNobel Coatings

The restoration of British speedboat racer Donald Campbell's Bluebird, a record-breaking hydroplane, has been ongoing since the wreckage of the vessel was recovered in 2001 – however it was only when the iconic blue paint was applied that the famous Bluebird really came back to life.

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Damen Verolme Rotterdam Wins Refit Contract for Drilling Rig 'Stena Don'

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR), one of Damen Shipyards Group's most experienced yards in the repair and refit of complex offshore structures, has been awarded a contract by Stena Drilling for a refit of its drilling rig Stena Don. The vessel will arrive at DVR in October 2018 and is expected to remain there for around three months. The most significant aspect of the works will be the installation of an eight-point mooring system prior to the rig being deployed off the UK's Shetland Islands.

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