Vietnamese Liaison opens
The Association for
Liaison Overseas Vietnamese-HCM City (ALOV-HCM City) was officially established
this past Thursday.
The association aims to
gather overseas Vietnamese and inform them of State policies as well as protect
overseas Vietnamese’s rights when they reside in foreign country or return to
The 35-member executive
board of the ALOV will be led for a five-year term by Dr. Luong Bach Van, vice
chairwoman of the city Fatherland Front Committee.
Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
invests $40 million for biotechnology
Ministry of Agriculture
and Rural Development reported that the Government has invested VND653 billion
(US$40.8 million) in developing biotechnology studies and agro-science projects
over the last five years.
The projects have created
over 109 new technologies, 141 new machine and equipment models, 13 production
lines and six million seedlings in a vast effort to develop the Viet Nam’s
DAN (The People)
City funds business association websites
The HCM City People’s
Committee has recently endorsed a plan pledging VND450 million (US$28,125) to
help the city’s Business Association set up websites.
Hoang Nam Son, general
secretary of the association, said that nine of the group’s sub-divisions –
including the associations of Art Handicrafts and Wood Processing, Food and
Foodstuff, Leather and Footwear and Rubber and Plastics – would receive the
investment capital to launch their websites.
"The association has
around 24 members, only three of which have their own websites," Son said.
Port receives one million TEUs
HCM City based Cat Lai
Port welcomed its one millionth 20-foot-equivalent unit (TEU) of the year on
Thursday, three months earlier than last year.
The Tan Cang Company, the
owner of Cat Lai Port expects to receive a total 1.4 million TEUs this year.
A newly opened modernised
terminal has recently helped contribute to the port’s increased operation
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