International Pepper Community comprising nearly 40 representatives from pepper associations in the US, China, some European and African nations; together with foreign and domestic pepper businesses visited black pepper planting models in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on December 5.
About 3,000 scrap containers comprising steel, plastics and paper have been congested at Cai Mep-Thi Vai seaport complex as owners have not received their goods, reported the Customs Department in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
President Tran Dai Quang has asked the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau to mobilise and use domestic and foreign resources effectively in order to develop the local economy rapidly and sustainably.
The People’s Committee of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday met with nearly 200 businesses and investors in the province and gave investment decisions to eight projects with the total capital of VND8.7 trillion (US$383 million).
The People’s Court in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau announced an appeal verdict forcing 11 businesses to give 33 households VND5.5 billion ($242,000) in compensation for mass fish deaths in the Cha Va river on Tuesday.