The production of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in HCM City grew well last month, achieving a total production value of VND329 billion (US$15.7 million), up 6.3 per cent against the same period last year, the city's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported on Tuesday.
During the period, the production value of crops increased by 4 per cent; animal husbandry, 3.7 per cent; seafood, 12.5 per cent; agricultural services, 4.2 per cent and seafood services, 8.8 per cent.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Leather, footwear sector set for good year
Many leather and footwear companies have had export orders through August, a good sign for the country's leather and footwear sector this year.
The country has targeted to export US$12 billion of leather, footwear and handbags this year, compared to these products' export value of $10.3 billion last year.
This target can be reached as the sector this year will enjoy many benefits from preferential tariff agreements from the country's main export markets, including the US, EU and ASEAN, according to the Viet Nam Leather and Footwear Association.
Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review)
Ba Ria–Vung Tau removes 15 industrial
The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has removed 10 industrial cluster projects from its zoning plan, the provincial People's Committee said on Tuesday.
Under the province's zoning plan in 2013-20, the province will develop 29 industrial clusters with a total area of 1,520ha.
The eliminated projects face problems of land clearance, prolonged implementation procedures, shortage of state budgets and unsuitable locations.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Trade unions fail to take hold
Only 35,814 companies, or 15 per cent of the country's total 246,146 companies, had a trade union as of last September, according to the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour.
The companies have a total of 8.5 million employees. Of the figure, 3.4 million have not taken part in trade unions.
The Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour targets to have 60-65 per cent of employees participating in trade unions by 2018.
Lao Dong (Labour)