The Saigon Times

New Zealand contributes VND800 million to forestation project in Vietnam

The New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam and the Song Foundation on May 9 announced a contribution of VND800 million (NZ$48,000) from New Zealand to the Forest Symphony project in Vietnam’s south-central province of Ninh Thuan in response to the Vietnamese Government’s commitment to plant one ...

Wet rice farming increases greenhouse emissions: expert

Methods of farming wet rice in Southeast Asia have resulted in a vast increase in greenhouse gas emissions, posting a major climate change challenge for the agricultural sector in the region. Of all 10 countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia take the top spots, ...

Nhan Tam

High-speed railway plan presented to PM

The Ministry of Transport has sent to the prime minister the prefeasibility study for the north-south high-speed railway project, which requires an estimated investment of US$58.71 billion.Keep reading ...

Le Anh

Climate change Vs. energy security

In fact, to promote renewable energy, the Government has set a target of expanding the total wind power capacity to 800 MW by 2020, 2,000 MW by 2025 and 6,000 MW by 2030.[]In Vietnam, climate change, or extreme weather phenomena in particular, is no longer ...

Vu Dung

Foreign and private investors invest more than $ 11.5 billion in electricity

As of 2017, about 9.8 GW of foreign invested thermal power plants and 3.4 GW of small hydro and other renewable energy (wind, solar power) are privately owned. domestic investment, corresponding to about 8.5 billion dollars from international investment in thermal power and about 3 ...

New growth motivation

The Government is aiming to develop a digital economy into a new growth engine of Vietnam, opening up opportunities for the country to keep up with the countries in the higher development stage.Keep reading ...

Vietnam National Assembly ratifies Pacific Rim trade pact

Vietnam’s National Assembly has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership which will take effect at the year’s end after Australia became the sixth nation to ratify it last month. Keep reading  ...

Vu Dung

Vietnam’s labor productivity remains low

Despite being a middle-income country, Vietnam’s labor productivity last year was equal to more than half of that of lower-middle-income economies and only 18.3% of that of upper-middle-income ones, said Nguyen Duc Thanh, director of the Vietnam Center for Economic and Policy Research.Keep reading ...

Vu Dung

Higher tobacco tax recommended to reduce incidence of premature death

Experts have recommended tobacco tax hikes to negate the harmful effects of smoking.[]In Vietnam, one out of every two adult males in Vietnam is a smoker. Smoking is attributed to 24%-28% of premature deaths among Vietnamese men aged over 35. More than 40,000 smoking-related deaths ...

Saigon Times Reporter

Fed’s interest rate hike could affect Vietnam’s budget balance

The likely move by the United States Federal Reserve System on further hiking the interest rate and the ongoing trade war between the United States and China could have an adverse impact on Vietnam’s State budget balance and public and national debts in the coming ...

SGT Reporter

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