For years, Ta Thi Thanh Thuy toiled on a sliver of land sandwiched between the Mekong River and the East Vietnam Sea, a region widely known as Vietnam's rice bowl, to grow the prized grain.
Unlike regional competition, Vietnamese branding approaches of well-established rice varieties could still see some improvements because of existing ambiguities in the product development strategies of the responsible government agenies. Nevertheless, the renowned ST25 rice could still participate in next year’s World Rice competition, and thus secure fame for one of the most important export goods of the nation.
Over the past three years, Kien Giang Province, the Mekong Delta’s largest rice producer, has restructured cultivation methods on more than 24,000ha of rice fields to adapt to climate change and improve farmers' incomes.
Over the past 46 years, Vietnam has weathered numerous difficulties in the economic sphere. Raymond Mallon, a senior economic expert based in Vietnam, provides perspective on how the economy has performed since national reunification in 1975, and analyses the key factors and measures that might help Vietnam achieve its objective of becoming a developed nation by 2045.
The global chip 'fever' has spread to Vietnam, where manufacturers of electronic and technological products are racing to buy microchips to meet their production needs.
Viet Nam plans to further enhance trade and investment cooperation with the US, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, said a city official.
Anti-corruption efforts by the Vietnamese government have paid off spectacularly, producing the greatest improvement in a decade and reflecting a strong increase in public confidence.
The skewed concentration of property projects in some areas of HCM City has resulted in an imbalance in the development of satellite cities and causes a strain on the transport system, a workshop heard in the city yesterday.
The delay in revising the country’s land laws has made negative impacts on the real estate market with many halted projects due to unclear and overlapping guidelines, subsequently causing new supply limitations and increasing the risk of a market bubble.
While domestic travel has kept tourism buoyant amid the pandemic, the industry has barely survived without foreign tourists. Experts have recommended that it reinvent itself while waiting for global travel to resume.