Renewable energy development rate in HCMC accounts 0.99 percent

Renewable energy development rate in HCMC accounts 0.99 percent

The Ho Chi Minh City has set a target to develop renewable energy of 1.74 percent of the city’s total renewable energy consumption in the period of 2016 -2020, said the HCMC department of natural resources and environment.
Eco-friendly products are sold at Co.opmart supermarkets. (Photo: Sggp)

The 2018 Green Consumption Campaign kicked off

Ho Chi Minh City's annual Green Consumption Campaign encouraging people to buy eco-friendly products and discourage enterprises with operations harmful to the environment has been kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on May 20.
Consumers shop at Co.op Mart Quang Trung in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)

Domestic trade, services crucial to economic growth

Domestic trade and services have played an important role in meeting people’s consumption demand and contributing to the economy’s growth in recent years, an official of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said.
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (second right) is examining food safety at a workers' canteen in the Tan Thuan Processing Zone in HCM City’s District 7 (Photo: VNA)

Deputy PM urges high-tech for better food safety

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged Ho Chi Minh City to boost the application of high technology in tracing the origins of food products as a way to gradually change the habits of production and consumption to improve awareness of food safety.
HCMC plans to build logistic centers

HCMC plans to build logistic centers

In its project to develop logistics till 2025 with the vision to 2030 aiming to shrinking cost, the Department of Industry and Trade in HCMC has planned to build logistics centers in locations with huge consumption market, in production districts or near ports with container terminals.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the Ministry of Finance to remove the special consumption tax for locally-manufactured auto parts. (Photo: vietnambiz.vn)

MoF urged to revise automobile industry laws

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has asked the Ministry of Finance to remove the special consumption tax for locally-manufactured auto parts.
Overseas Vietnamese make chung cake for Tet

72 percent overseas remittances run into production, trading

Seventy two percent of US$5.2 billion remitted to HCMC last year ran into production and trading, 22 percent to real estate and the remaining funds to consumption and relative assistance, reported chairman of Committee for Overseas Vietnamese in HCMC Phung Cong Dung yesterday.

A gas station selling E5 bio-fuel. (Photo: SGGP)

Ministry assures E5 bio-fuel meets int’l standards

The quality of E5 bio fuel in Vietnam is ensured and meets international standards. All features, capacity and fuel consumption remain the same, and in some criteria E5 is better than RON 92, officials said.
A view of the workshop on challenges of policy and regulatory changes for foreign investors in Vietnam in Hanoi on December 7 (Photo: SGGP)

Foreign investors raise voices against special consumption tax on soft drink

Value added tax increase and special consumption tax levy on soft drink might do more harm than good, small and medium firms in this field would suffer most and may stop operation, said Mr. Herbert Cochran, director of Vietnam Trade Facilitation Alliance (VTFA) in Hanoi this morning.