HCM City: International industrial and agricultural expos open (31/10/2008)

VietNamNet Bridge – EPM Vietnam 2008, a machinery and industrial equipment exhibition, opened its doors at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) and the Phu My Hung urban area on Oct. 30.

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 opened 19 October: impressive and exciting (23/10/2008)

At 18:30pm, 19 October, from 16 hotels in Vung Tau city, the fleet with 903 athletes participating to the World Youth Chess Championships 2008 drove along streets Thuy Van, 3-2, Hoang Hoa Tham, Vo Thi Sau ... to the Sport Event Hall of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province to attend the Opening Ceremony.

Lates calcarifer Hatching – solution to improve the environment (14/10/2008)

During recent years, many households have had high income by hatching of tiger prawns (penaeus monodon), but a lot of people had to go bankrupt because of shrimp ponds “overloaded” with chemicals, antibiotic and full of germs. Therefore, some of them formerly had bred tiger prawns, now they have switched to rotational breeding other aquatic products, in which, lates calcarifer is one of species which has been chosen because they shall bring high economic value.

100 outstanding entrepreneurs honoured (13/10/2008)

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese business community has significantly contributed to maintaining high economic growth and stability, generating jobs, reducing poverty and carrying out many other social policies, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

HCM City to host first energy-saving products fair (11/10/2008)

A fair showcasing a range of “Energy and energy-saving products”, the first of its kind, will be held in Ho Chi Minh City between Nov. 7-9, expecting to feature 200 stalls representing local and foreign firms.

Press Conference on finished preparation for the World Youth Chess Championships 2008 (11/10/2008)

Morning of October 09, at Palace Hotel, the Organization Board of the World Youth Chess Championships 2008 held the 3rd press conference with the attendance of representatives of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam; Vietnam Chess Federation; Worth Chess Federation; leaders of authorities, departments, branches in the province; Consulate Generals of Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, and 60 reporters from 27 news agencies nationwide.

East Asian environmental ministers meet in Hanoi (10/10/2008)

Environmental ministers from 16 East Asian countries gathered at a summit meeting in Hanoi on October 9 to discuss burning issues regarding the environment, climate change and energy.

Vietnam ready for World Young Chess Champs (07/10/2008)

In compensation, as the host country, up to 150-200 leading Vietnamese chess players will have an opportunity to participate in this event, compared to around 20 if the tournament was organised somewhere else.


Nearly 2,000 top international players are expected to enter the competition

Vung Tau City to be the first level urban center directly under the province by 2015 (06/10/2008)

Morning of September 24, Mr. Tran Minh Sanh – Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee presided over the meeting on social – economic development plan of Vung Tau city up to 2015 and afterwards.

From 2009, a pilot scheme of labelling for ecological products (27/09/2008)

The General Department of Quality Measure Standards (The Ministry of Science and Technology) gave the information from 2009, ecological labels of the commodity products will be applied in a pilot scheme, and to 2011 it will be extended nationwide and in accordance with the route, 10% of export products, goods and 50% of consumer goods in the country will be granted ecological labels in 2020. The General Department of Environment Protection will issue ecological labels for commodity products.