Central Highland
Economy

Africa a lucrative market for Vietnamese food

Statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Trade revealed that Việt Nam exported US$2.24 billion worth of goods to Africa in 2021, up 20.4 per cent year-on-year. The country's exports to the bloc in the first five months of 2022 saw a modest yearly decline of 3 per cent to $1.15 billion.

Economy

Vietnamese sugar failing to compete on home ground

Việt Nam has lost over 120,000 hectares of sugarcane 2016-21, a staggering 45 per cent decrease. Meanwhile, productivity has gone down from 64.8 to 61.5 tonnes per hectare during the same period, according to the Vietnam Sugar and Sugarcane Association (VASA).

Features

Secrets of the Elephant King's stilt house

The unique architecture of stilt houses has been inextricably linked with Central Highland culture and tradition for thousands of years. Ethnic minorities in the region have built their houses with designs suitable to their customs and living habits.

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

Đắk Nông solicits investment in a range of sectors

The Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông is seeking local and foreign investing in many sectors like high-tech agriculture, mining, renewable energy, and tourism, and will offer the most favourable investment terms and cooperate with investors, its leader has said.

Society

Irrigation system helps Central Highland farmers prosper

Due a severe shortage of water, farmers in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai were lucky to get just one crop each year. But thanks to a new irrigation system installed in Ayun Commune, Chư Sê District, they have doubled their rice production capabilities.