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My Hoa Co-operatives export grapefruit to Europe

Update: February, 04/2009 - 00:00

In Briefs

(05-02-2009)

Vietcombank to loan $100 million for Sai Gon M&C tower

HA NOI — A credit agreement was signed by Vietcombank, DongA Bank and Sai Gon Real-Estate M&C JSC for a total of US$133.5 million to invest in the Sai Gon M&C Tower.

Vietcombank committed to lending $110 million to the 34-storey twin-tower project, which will cover an area of nearly 6,600sq.m and will cost a total of $256 million.

My Hoa Co-operatives export grapefruit to Europe

VINH LONG — My Hoa Nam Roi Co-operatives in the southern province of Vinh Long won a contract to export 70 containers of Nam Roi pomelo to Europe this year, said the head of the co-operatives Tran Van Sang.

He said that the co-operatives aimed to sell 1,000 tonnes of the fruit this year for VND7 billion (over US$400,000).

The co-operative’s fruit was granted the GlobalGap (Global Good Agriculture Practice) certificate by SGS Viet Nam, an international food inspection and certification organisation. The certificate will facilitate exporting products directly to overseas markets.

Da Nang aims to attract more visitors this year

DA NANG — The central city of Da Nang is aiming to attract more domestic and foreign visitors this year, from both neighbouring countries like Thailand and far-reaching new markets like northern Europe, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The city planned to upgrade existing tourism facilities and improve entertainment to draw arrivals, the department said.

Da Nang welcomed 38,000 tourists during the recent Lunar New Year holidays, a year- on-year decrease of 13 per cent.

China’s cheap Chery to roll on Viet Nam’s boulevards

HA NOI — Chery QQ3, a small car popular in China, will debut in Viet Nam in the second quarter of this year, following a deal inked between the Chinese Chery Automobile Co and the Viet Nam Motor Corp (VMC).

QQ3 will be assembled and distributed by VMC. Currently, Chery QQ3 is sold in over 60 countries worldwide.

Spanish tourist companies seek opportunities in Viet Nam

BUENOS AIRES — Spain’s Mallorca Chamber of Commerce would send a delegation of tourist companies to a number of countries this year, including Viet Nam, to seek new markets in response to the current global financial crisis, the mallorcadiario.com website said.

According to the organisation’s president, Joan Gual de Torrella, about 200 companies operating in Mallorca’s tourism industry are capable of expanding their business abroad like the Sol Melia and Barcelo hotel chains.

Mallorca is the largest island of Spain’s Islas Baleares archipelago. Tourism is the focus of the island’s industry, which includes everything from hotel furniture design to hotel equipment, management and reservation software.

At a forum held by the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade last May, participants said that Viet Nam was an attractive destination for Spanish businesses wishing to invest in the hotel sector. — VNS

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