The ceremony to export the first batch of rice in 2021 by Trung An Company to Singapore and Malaysia. (Photo: SGGP)

First batch of rice in 2021 exported to Singapore, Malaysia

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the People's Committee of Can Tho City, on the afternoon of January 13, at Trung An Agricultural High-Tech Joint Stock Company (Trung An Company), held a ceremony to export the first batch of rice in 2021 by Trung An Company to Singapore and Malaysia.
Production of high-tech plastic products at Saigon Industry Corporation. (Photo: SGGP)

Positive prospects for Vietnam’s economy in 2021

Besides the target to achieve a 6-percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) or to control inflation at or below 4 percent, the mission of the year 2021 is to begin a new period and a new term. Therefore, the impressive results in 2020 are expected to create resilience for this year, thereby creating a foundation for Vietnam to continue to successfully fulfill the socio-economic targets for the period from 2021 to 2025.
Customers go shopping at Aeon Mall Binh Tan. (Photo: SGGP)

FDI capital heavily shifts to Vietnam

37 Japanese enterprises had decided to invest in Vietnam. This is the latest information that the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) released at the end of December this year. According to analysts, not only Japanese enterprises but many foreign enterprises from Europe, the US, Singapore, and South Korea also choose Vietnam as their investment destination. It has made Vietnam become the safest and most attractive destination for foreign investors in 2021.
GDP grows 2.91 percent this year

GDP grows 2.91 percent this year

The General Statistics Office of Vietnam said that gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated to increase 2.91 percent compared to the previous year in a regular press conference held on December 27 in Hanoi.
Preliminary processing of yarn at Phong Phu Corporation. (Photo SGGP)

Garment, textile industry starts to warm up

Many garment processing enterprises for export in Ho Chi Minh City said that in the fourth quarter of this year, some orders, especially from the US market, have started to increase again. This is good news for the industry in the context that the Covid-19 pandemic still develops complicatedly in many traditional markets of Vietnam.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss sign the agreed minutes on the conclusion of negotiations over the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement on December 11. (Photo: VNA)

UKVFTA ushers in new opportunities for Vietnam-UK trade

The conclusion of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) demonstrates the importance of Vietnam as a market and its heightened position in the eyes of the UK, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Tran Ngoc An told the Vietnam News Agency after the finalisation of the bilateral trade deal in Hanoi on December 11.
Vietnam, South Korea agree on cumulation of origin of textile materials

Vietnam, South Korea agree on cumulation of origin of textile materials

The Ministry of Industry and Trade on December 13 said that it and the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy have just signed many important documents, including an exchange letter between the Government of Vietnam and the South Korean Government on the implementation of the cumulation of origin of textile materials between the two countries in the EU- Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
Farmers in Hau Giang Province grow rice by rice planting machine. (Photo: SGGP)

Opportunities for Vietnamese rice to strengthen position in global market

At the end of the year, the weather in the South has started getting cold. This is also the time when the water in the fields downstream began to recede. Many farmers along the National Highway 61C, which connects Hau Giang and Can Tho provinces, are rushing to plow the soil to sow the winter-spring rice crop.