Coffee output for the 2012-13 crop in Dak Lak Province was 412,182 tonnes, down 15.5 per cent compared to the last crop, heard a conference held in Dak Lak Province on Wednesday.
The Central Highland province exported 221,243 tonnes of coffee for a sum of US$463,468 million in the 2012-13 crop, a reduction of 24.8 per cent in volume and 25.4 per cent in value against the last crop.
For the 2013-14 crop, coffee output is estimated to exceed 400,000 tonnes. The province hopes to export 300,000 tonnes of coffee of the new crop.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (V iet Nam Economic Times)
HCM City to keep retirement pensions
The HCM City People's Committee has asked the Prime Minister and the Viet Nam Insurance Agency to allow the city to continue payment of retirement and social insurance pensions at People's Committees of wards, communes and towns.
The move followed a recent direction of the Viet Nam Insurance Agency to pay retirement and social insurance pensions via post office system.
According to authorities, the city has 144 post offices, while there are 322 wards, communes and towns that are dwelling areas of beneficiaries, making it difficult to hand out retirement and social insurance payments via post offices.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Dak Nong calls for more investment
The Central Highlands Province of Dak Nong has called for investment in many sectors, including hi-tech agriculture, processing industry, tourism, vocational training and others.
Infrastructure of the 179.5ha Tam Thang Industrial Park in Cu Jut District has been completed, and the province has called for developers to build infrastructure for the Nhan Co Industrial Park in Dak R'lap District.
The province so far has attracted 207 projects with a total registered capital of more than VND18 trillion (US$851.06 million).
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Can Tho targets higher production value
Can Tho City will strive to increase its industrial production value from now to the end of the year to VND8.56 trillion (US$404.72 million), raising its total production value of the year to more than VND41 trillion.
To achieve the target, the Mekong Delta city will expand industrial parks, cretae more investment policies and speed up administration reform.
Along with encouraging businesses to promote their brands, the city will promote industries and economic sectors with the aim of reaching their potential.
Tin Tuc (News)