Milk, automobile imports rise

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Imports of milk, dairy products and a number of goods subject to import restrictions have increased dramatically in March, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the General Department of Customs.

HA NOI —

Around US$57.4 million was spent on imports of milk and dairy products, an increase of 29.5 per cent against February.

Automobile and motorbike imports rose $61.8 million, up 38.1 per cent and $7.2 million respectively, and the number of imported automobile and motorbike accessories also soared compared to last month.

HA NOI — Viet Nam Data Communication Company (VDC) held a conference on digital signatures, applications and methods for financial organisations on Thursday.

Digital signatures serve online transaction purposes in e-government, e-commerce, banking, online payments and online transactions.

Digital signatures help individuals and enterprises save money on printing and commuting while enhancing efficiency and protecting against forgery.

HCM CITY — Sacombank and the HCM City University of Economics signed an agreement to develop a skilled workforce to meet a rising shortage of quality human resources.

Nguyen Thi To Uyen, human resource manager at the Sacombank, said the tie-up would encompass training, research, scholarships, internships, and recruitment.

Pham Van Nang, the rector of the university, said in 2009 and 2010 the university and the bank provided free training in sales skills to thousands of traders at traditional markets in the City.

The university, one of 14 major national universities, offered courses in economics and business administration, he said.

HCM CITY — Intel Viet Nam Co Ltd in collaboration with HCM City Department of Education and Training on Saturday organised the affiliated International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to select two outstanding research projects for ISEF 2011 in Los Angeles, which will take place in May.

Forty-six research projects were submitted for the affiliate ISEF in HCM City this year. Thirty-two projects were chosen for an exhibition at Tran Dai Nghia Gifted High School.

The students are Tran Dai Nghia, Le Hong Phong, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai high schools, Pedagogy University's Practice high school, Ngoi Sao and Binh Tri Dong A secondary schools.

HA NOI — Manulife Viet Nam has opened a new sales office in Ha Noi in an effort to expand its business and customer services in the city and the north.

Established in 1999 as the first 100 per cent foreign-owned life insurance company licensed in Viet Nam, the company is one of the top three life insurers in the country with more than 9,000 agencies nationwide. — VNS

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