Giang’s ten-month exports soar 35.7 per cent
AN GIANG — The southern
province of An Giang reaped US$295 million in export earnings in the first ten
months of the year, up 35.7 per cent from the same period last year.
The province’s leading
export products were rice, frozen fruits and vegetables, and seafood products
Since the beginning of
this year, An Giang has shipped 4,480 tonnes of frozen fruits and vegetables,
worth $3.5 million, already reaching 90 per cent of its annual target.
Duong sells $500 million in wood products
BINH DUONG — The
southern province of Binh Duong has exported US$500 million worth of wood
products so far this year, representing 21 per cent of its total export value.
Binh Duong’s key export
markets are the US, EU, Japan and South Korea.
Binh Duong province is
home to 205 enterprises turning out wood products, 113 of which are
foreign-invested. Provincial enterprises posting high turnovers include Chan
Kiet Ltd Co, Green River Wood and Lumber Ltd Co and Doanh Duc Ltd Co.
Ngai EZ to build shipping depot, warehouse
QUANG NGAI — The Dung
Quat Economic Zone’s management board has licensed Da Nang
Multi-Transportation Corporation to build a 6ha depot and warehouse to support
With a total capital of
VND90 billion (US$5.6 million), the new warehouse is expected to be put into use
by next August.
The zone’s authority has
so far granted licences to 94 projects, with combined registered capital of $4.5
Airport receives first international flight
HUE— Phu Bai Airport in
the central province of Thua Thien-Hue officially welcomed on Sunday its first
international arrival since it was granted the status of international airport
by the Government in 2002.
The flight, carrying
Austrian tourists, was flown by Austrian Airlines from the city of Luang Prabang
Giang airport to get new terminal
KIEN GIANG — The
Southern Airport Authority will invest around VND20 billion (US$1.2 million) in
a new, modern terminal at Rach Gia Airport in the southern province of Kien
Giang, with construction begin this month.
The airport authority will
also pour an additional VND40 billion ($2.5 million) next year into building a
hangar and car park at the airport.
Bank raises dong, dollar deposit rates
Ha Noi — Viet Nam
International Bank (VIB Bank) has increased deposit interest rates by 0.01-0.07
per cent per month on Viet Nam dong deposits and 0.2-0.3 per cent per
year on dollar deposits.
The new rates for deposits
in Viet Nam dong are 0.69 per cent per month for three-month deposits,
0.71 per cent for six months, 0.72 per cent for nine months, 0.75 per cent for
one year and 0.76 per cent for 24 months.
For dollar deposits, the
new rates are 3.6 per cent for three months, 3.9 per cent for six months, 4 per
cent for nine months, 4.4 per cent for one year and 4.6 per cent for 24 months.
offers free int’l calls, expands service hour
HA NOI — The Eden Joint
Stock Co, an authorised Western Union money transfer service provider, is now
offering customers with a free 10-minute telephone call to any country until the
end of November.
The firm has also
introduced its round-the-clock service in the Viet Nam’s market. The
Eden-Western Union network operates in 64 provinces and cities nationwide with
around 700 payment locations.
production lines churn out sweets
HA NOI — The Trang An
Confectionery Joint Stock Co has put into operation two advanced production
lines of milk sweets and French cakes last week.
The US$630,000 production
lines are expected to increase annual output of the company by 1,000-1,500
tonnes of sweets per day. — VNS