NDO—Vietnam has striven to increase by 25%-30% of the rate of its soluble, roasted and processed coffee exports earning a total turnover of from US$3.8 billion to US$4.2 billion by 2020. In order to achieve this target, it is necessary to set out market strategies on the principle of producing things the market needs and giving priority to shifting high added value product structures.
NDO—About 76% of European enterprises operating in Vietnam said they are optimistic about business prospects in 2017, according to a Business Climate Index (BCI) survey for the fourth quarter of 2016 conducted by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham).
NDO - The Ministry of Defence signed an agreement with the Ministry of Transport on February 21 to transfer 21 hectares of land under its ownership near Tan Son Nhat Airport to expand the overloaded international airport.
NDO/VNA – More than 580 delegates from APEC member economies attended activities and events on various fields within the first APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in the southern province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on February 20.
NDO—The consumer price index (CPI) in January increased 0.46% over the previous month and 5.22% over the same period last year, placing more pressure on management agencies to restrain inflation this year.
NDO/VNA—The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture’s manager in charge of coffee, Silvio Farnesi, has said that the government has approved the importation of robusta coffees for the first time in history, including those from Vietnam, in order to meet domestic demand for instant coffee production.
NDO - Hanoi Secretary Hoang Trung Hai on February 18 urged the Metropolitan Railway Project Management Board (MRB) to speed up the progress of the city’s metro projects, which have lagged far behind schedule.
NDO/VNA—The PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV Gas) and the PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) inked on February 17 an agreement in principle on cooperation in developing Phase II of the Su Tu Trang (White Lion) gas field.