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Work begins on wharf at Vung Ang

Update: September, 24/2015 - 09:13
Construction began on Tuesday of wharf No3 at Vung Ang Port in Ha Tinh Province by Viet-Lao Vung Ang Port Joint Stock Company.

It is being built on a 4.39ha area at a cost of VND999.9 billion (US$44.4 million).

The wharf will be 225m long, 31m wide and 13m deep with an 8,760sq.m open storage space, a 5,080sq.m container storage space and other supporting features.

It can berth ships weighing up to 45,000 DWT.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Viet Nam Economic Times)

Bitter harvest for dragon fruit farmers

The price of dragon fruit has dropped as harvest began in Dong Nai Province's Trang Bom and Xuan Loc districts, causing difficulties for farmers.

According to farmers, the price has fallen by half from last year to VND15,000 (66 US cents) per kilogramme, the lowest in the last two years.

In recent years, since the market was steady, Xuan Loc District encouraged farmers to grow the fruit instead of other low-profit crops.

The fruit is grown on around 300ha there, mainly in the communes of Xuan Hung, Xuan Tam and Suoi Cat.

Tin Tuc (News)

VN climbs 19 places in innovation index

Viet Nam has risen 19 places to 52nd out of 141 countries in the 2015 Global Innovation Index, according to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Cornell University and the Emerging Markets Institute INSEAD.

In Southeast Asia, the country is in third place behind only Singapore and Malaysia.

Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the US are the world's five most innovative nations.

China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, India, Jordan, Kenya, and Uganda are some countries outperforming their economic peers.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

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