Press digest – November 17
08:55 | 18/11/2014

Government members join question-and-answer session

PM Nguyen Tan Dung and the Ministers of Industry and Trade, Home Affairs, Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Transport will answer questions about issues concerned by the National Assembly delegates from November 17-19.

Mongolian Deputy PM keen to boost ties with VN

Mongolian Deputy PM Terbishdagva called for closer cooperation on trade, investment, healthcare and culture during a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Minh Khoi in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia.

The Mongolian Government and people wish to deepen ties with Vietnam in a number of fields, the host said, adding that both sides should facilitate high-level visits in the near future. 

Int’l conference on cooperation for regional security in East Sea organized

The 6th International Conference on the East Sea themed “East Sea: Cooperation for regional security and development” is being held in the central city of Da Nang.

The November 17-18 event, attracting the attendance of more than 200 domestic and foreign professionals and scholars, is aimed at strengthening exchanges and viewpoints on the East Sea issue.

US continues anti-dumping tariffs on VN’s pangasius

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has decided to keep anti dumping tax on pangasius imported from Viet Nam at least in the next five years, according to the Viet Nam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The USITC stated that the revocation of the tariffs on the Vietnamese goods would be likely to lead to “continuation or recurrence of material injury” to the US’s frozen-fillet industry within a foreseeable time.

VN helps Royal Cambodian Army develop personnel

Viet Nam’s Ministry of National Defense has provided an aid of US$100,000 for the Personnel Department of the Cambodian Ministry of National Defense to support the Cambodian side to renew policy and personnel works.

In 2014, 300 Royal Cambodian Army officers at all ranks have been trained in Viet Nam.  

Media’s role in respond to climate change enhanced

A seminar themed “Media with climate change, agriculture and food security” was jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

At the event, reporters and editors from media agencies were informed about negative impacts of climate change on socio-economic development, including the agriculture sector as well as solutions to coping with climate change.

Dong Nai’s FDI up 55.6%

Industrial parks in the southern province of Dong Nai attracted US$1.4 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) so far this year.

The figure recorded an increase of US$500 million compared to the same period last year and up 55.6% in comparison with the year’s plan.

As many as 31 industrial parks (IPs) have been established on a total area of 9,560 ha in the province. As of October this year, 67.49% of the area has been leased.

Fruit, vegetable exports to reach US$1.4 bln in 2014

Viet Nam earned around US$120 million each month from exporting fruits and vegetables. 

The nation’s fruit and vegetable exports are expected to set a new record of US$1.4 billion in 2014.

China topped the importers, making a turnover of US$321 million in nine months, a year-on-year increase of 43.84%.

By Thuy Dung

 

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