Le Ha Mong Ngoc, director of the HCM City-based Nam Viet Co, said after hard negotiations her company exported 200kg of dried wood ear mushroom to Japan on an exploratory basis.
Ngoc said Japan needs to import 10,000 tonnes of wood ear mushroom per year.
The company has imported many other varieties of mushroom from Japan to grow and re-export.
It is growing Japanese shiitake mushroom on a trial basis, which, if successful, could fetch three or four times more revenue than other popular varieties.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
HCM City hospital treats 1,200 foreigners
HCM City's Cho Ray Hospital reported that this year it has admitted nearly 1,200 foreign patients, with Cambodians being the most numerous, followed by Americans, Koreans, Australians, French, and British.
Most of the Cambodian patients came for treatment while the others were mainly people living and working in Viet Nam.
Besides Cho Ray, many other hospitals in HCM City such as University Medical Centre Hospital and 115 People's Hospital also often get Cambodian patients.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Tra fish exports to US hit by tariffs
According to the Viet Nam Seafood Exporters and Producers Association and General Customs Office, tra fish exports to the US decreased 16.2 per cent year-on-year in the first 10 months to US$273.3 million.
Vietnamese businesses said the fall was caused by the US's high anti-dumping tax rate.
The US is the second largest importer of Viet Nam's tra fish after the EU, accounting for 18.7 per cent of all shipments.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Dak Lak to repair old reservoirs
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has agreed to earmark over VND2.34 trillion (US$111.4 million) to repair and upgrade old reservoirs by 2030 to ensure their safety following a proposal by the local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
In 2015-2016, 41 reservoirs will be repaired at a cost of VND426 billion ($20.2 million), while over VND1 trillion ($47.6 million) and VND840 billion ($40 million) will be spent on 98 other reservoirs in phase two and 168 in phase three.
Saigon Times Daily