Bitter market for local coffee

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Bitter market for local coffee

The Kingdom’s once-promising home-grown coffee industry has been laid low by adverse weather and fierce global competition, with the total area under coffee cultivation cut in half over the last three years as desperate farmers switch to other crops, a senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture said yesterday.

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Spooked by unsafe greens, Vietnam farmers switch away from soil

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Spooked by unsafe greens, Vietnam farmers switch away from soil

Environmentally conscious farmers and engineers in localities scattered throughout Vietnam’s Central Highlands are going to great lengths to adopt organic growing methods that leave traditional soil and hydroponics out of the equation.

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Human-powered water purifiers get Ho Chi Minh City residents exercising for good cause

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Human-powered water purifiers get Ho Chi Minh City residents exercising for good cause

Residents along a canal-side road in Ho Chi Minh City have been lining up for a run on newly installed exercise bikes that power water-purifying machines cleaning contaminated water taken from the canal.

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Ha Tinh fishermen receive assistance following unusual fish deaths

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Ha Tinh fishermen receive assistance following unusual fish deaths

More than 80,000 labourers in the fishing industry and other marine businesses in the central province of Ha Tinh have received assistance in various forms from local authorities following the serious environmental incident that affected four north central coastal localities.

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A tighter race for telecoms

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

The phenomenal growth of mobile phone use, and more recently the switch to smartphones, is driving the development of Cambodia’s telecom sector and putting more demands on infrastructure. The Post’s Cheng Sokhorng sat down with Im Vutha, director of the regulation and dispute unit at the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia, to discuss the industry’s challenges.

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Ho Chi Minh City administration begins transition into paperless era

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Ho Chi Minh City administration begins transition into paperless era

The Ho Chi Minh City administration has requested all of its subordinate departments, agencies, and offices cease issuing paper invitations for meetings and other events.

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Google supports Vietnamese firms to switch to Google Apps for Work

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Google supports Vietnamese firms to switch to Google Apps for Work

Google began to offer support to Vietnamese large- and medium-scale businesses in switching to its Google Apps for Work in late June, according to ICTnews website.

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Vietnamese firms yet to focus on TPP opportunities

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Vietnamese firms yet to focus on TPP opportunities

Though the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is looming, few Vietnamese businesses have plans to switch from subcontracting to direct exports or reduce their heavy reliance on feedstock imports or increase exports of processed goods to improve value addition.

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4G testing result to be reported

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4G testing result to be reported

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) was finalising the 4G licensing policy, Deputy Minister Phan Tam said at an international workshop on spectrum management for mobile broadband.

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U.S. to activate $800 million missile defense site in Romania

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U.S. to activate $800 million missile defense site in Romania

The United States will switch on a $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, part of an umbrella from Greenland to the Azores against Iranian rockets that Russia aims to knock out its nuclear weapons.

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U.S. to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm

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U.S. to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm

The United States' European missile defense shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe.

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Delta farmers switch to drought-resistant crops

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Delta farmers switch to drought-resistant crops

Many farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces have switched from growing rice to drought-resistant crops to cope with the region’s worst drought in 100 years.

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Rapid bus system the right choice for Ho Chi Minh City: transport experts

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Rapid bus system the right choice for Ho Chi Minh City: transport experts

Transport experts in Ho Chi Minh City agreed that developing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is the right way for Ho Chi Minh City to ease traffic congestion during a seminar held on Wednesday by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

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Drought killing Vietnam rice crops compounds Mekong water crisis

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Drought killing Vietnam rice crops compounds Mekong water crisis

The nine acres in southern Vietnam that double as rice paddy and shrimp pond for farmer Nguyen Thi Tam have become a wasteland. After the worst drought in 90 years, almost nothing grows.

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Vietnam urges banks to switch to chip cards for better security

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Vietnam urges banks to switch to chip cards for better security

The State Bank of Vietnam has urged local banks to switch from magnetic-stripe to chip-based cards to ensure better security for holders and counter the alarming rise in card fraud.

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