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Economy

Lâm Đồng lures FDI in hi-tech agriculture

The Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng will need to train a highly skilled workforce, expand international cooperation and lure foreign investment in hi-tech agriculture in an effort to become a national agriculture hub.
Expat Corner

There’s something very special, and uniquely Vietnamese, about Tết atmosphere: Australian Ambassador

As the Tết (Lunar New Year) Festival – the biggest and longest festival of the Vietnamese people – is approaching, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie shared with the Vietnam News Agency’s reporter about her feeling about Tết and the outcomes of cooperation between the two countries in the recent past as well as prospects of the relationship in the near future. 

Features

Life not so sweet for Vietnamese beekeepers

On December 2, the US Department of Commerce announced a preliminary anti-dumping tax rate for Vietnamese honey at 412.49 per cent. This is the first time Vietnamese honey producers faced trade remedy lawsuits.

Economy

Australian programme helps Vietnamese farmers overcome pandemic

The Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) Programme is an AU$ 33.7 million (US$22.5 million) Australian Government funded initiative that promotes gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, with a focus on the ethnically diverse provinces of Sơn La and Lào Cai in Việt Nam’s north-west. The programme has spared no efforts in helping local enterprises overcome the obstacles caused by the pandemic to maintain operations. Lê Hương chats with Phil Harman, the programme’s team leader, on the efforts.