The farmer is harvesting dragon fruits  (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam optimizes dragon fruit exports

Confirming information about China’s plan to expand dragon fruit growing area to 30,000 hectares by 2020, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong yesterday said that Vietnam is not too concerned about that.
Traffic jam in a HCMC street (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC needs $4.12 billion to ease traffic congestion

Ho Chi Minh City needs a total of VND96,159 billion (US$4.12 billion) for traffic jam and accident reduction program in the phase of 2018-2020, announced city People’s Committee Office yesterday.

Visitors to Hoi An city (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese cities receive ASEAN Clean Tourist Awards

Hoi An city in Quang Nam province, Hue city in Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Lat city in Lam Dong province have been presented with ASEAN Clean Tourist Awards, and the titles will be valid for 2018-2020.
Members of the executive committee of the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association debuts in HCM City

The Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association (VCCA) made its debut at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on September 14, during which it announced its vision, strategy, and operational plan for the 2018-2020 period.
Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the conference. (Photo: Sggp)

HCMC calls for investment in building smart city

The Ho Chi Minh City’s government on September 15 hosted a conference on calling for investment in Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) and Socio-Economic Simulation and Forecast Center, developing HCM City into a smart city in 2017-2020, with a vision to 2025.
HCMC to have heart center for kids

HCMC to have heart center for kids

The Heart Center for Children at the Children Hospital No.1 in Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to open in the end of 2020, said the Department of Health

MoT proposes $50 million for Cai Mep – Thi Vai port upgrade

MoT proposes $50 million for Cai Mep – Thi Vai port upgrade

The Ministry of Transport August 16 proposed the Prime Minister to use the medium-term budgetary plan for Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water port upgrading project in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau from 2018 to 2020.

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Vietnam appeals wind energy projects

According to the Electricity and Renewable Energy Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam aims at 800 MW of installed capacity by 2020 and 6,000 MW by 2020, as compared to 190 MW now for wind power.