Representatives from twenty five traditional medicine and pharmaceutical producers attend the workshop. — Photo TRAFFIC Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Representatives from twenty five traditional medicine and pharmaceutical producers joined a workshop last Friday in Hà Nội, focusing on promoting sustainable harvesting and fair trade practices as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in particular through the application of the FairWild Standard. The workshop gave attendees a greater understanding of how medicinal and aromatic plants are harvested, processed and traded. The event included sessions on CSR opportunities related to sustainable plant collection and environmental protection where the FairWild Standard was introduced as the beneficial model to underpin such efforts. The FairWild Standard is an internationally recognised best practice framework, developed by a number of organisations, including the UK-based Wildlife Trade … [Read more...] about Traditional medicine producers encouraged to adopt sustainable plant harvesting
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NA questions Government ministers on thorny issues (25-11-2006) HA NOI – The National Assembly began its three-day question and answer session yesterday, focusing on several thorny issues such as corruption at some government agencies, too many traffic accidents and other matters related to socio-economic development. Yesterday’s session had Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Mai Ai Truc and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat answer questions from NA Delegates. Transport Minister Ho Nghia Dung was the first minister in the hot seat, answering questions about bribery in the granting of transport licenses and the large death toll across the nation due to traffic accidents. Thanh Hoa Province deputy Le Thi Nga asked the minister about instances of corruption at certain road management offices, where government officers took bribes for the granting of transport licences, required for starting transport businesses. The minister … [Read more...] about NA questions Government ministers on thorny issues
Vietnam’s sixth fruit shipped to U.S. By Trung Chanh Cao Lanh mangoes are displayed at the ceremony held on April 18 – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH CAN THO – Vietnam shipped eight tons of mangoes to the U.S. for the first time today, April 18, making the mango the sixth Vietnamese fruit to conquer the selective market after dragon fruit, rambutan, longan, litchi and star apple. Nguyen Quang Hieu, a representative of the Plant Protection Department, said that the United States had approved mango imports from Vietnam after 10 years of negotiations starting in 2009. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development collaborated with the Dong Thap government and Chanh Thu Import-Export Company to hold a ceremony to publicize the first shipment of mangoes to the United States. Speaking at the ceremony, Dong Thap vice chairman Nguyen Thanh Hung said that the province has large output of farm produce. With some 30,000 hectares of land used for fruit farming, the province turns … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s sixth fruit shipped to U.S.
HÀ NỘI — The Government will not accept resignations from officials under investigation, according to the Law on Officers and Public Servants, said Mai Tiến Dũng, Chairman of the Government Office regarding the resignation recently submitted by Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Hồ Thị Kim Thoa. At a press conference held after a monthly Government meeting on Thursday, Dũng said the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission proposed agencies consider striping Thoa of her titles. If the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat agrees with the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, Thoa will have all her current positions striped. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will assign Minister of Home Affairs and Party Delegation to Ministry of Industry and Trade to carry out the stripping. On July 31, the Party Delegation to the Government received a report about Thoa’s resignation letter. Earlier, on Monday, the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission issued a … [Read more...] about Resignation from controversial official rejected
Preclearance program resumes to continue exporting Vietnamese fruits to U.S. By My Huyen Timothy Westbrook, an APHIS expert, inspects dragon fruits. To avoid a disruption in the export of Vietnamese fresh fruits to the United States, the Plant Protection Department is coordinating with the Representative Office of the USDA’s Animals and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to resume the preclearance program - PHOTO: MY HUYEN HCMC - To avoid a disruption in the export of Vietnamese fresh fruits to the United States due to the challenging developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Plant Protection Department is coordinating with the Representative Office of the USDA’s Animals and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) as well as officials of the U.S. Embassy to resume the preclearance program. Despite the impact of Covid-19, Vietnam exported about 5.18 tons of fresh fruit to the United States since March 25, 2020. The estimated value was up to US$8 million. During … [Read more...] about Preclearance program resumes to continue exporting Vietnamese fruits to U.S.
Authorities inspect a canteen in Central Đà Nẵng Province. Consumers drawn to shops advertising “clean” vegetables and fruit are beginning to question if the stores’ claims are valid. — Photo thanhnien.com.vn HCM CITY — Consumers drawn to shops advertising “clean” vegetables and fruit are beginning to question if the stores’ claims are valid. A woman from HCM City with a two-month-old child, for example, often buys produce at a store in her district that sells safe food. But she is unsure about the quality. “I’m confused about whether the food is clean and safe. I also want to know how the city authorities manage and check food at such stores,” she said. Other consumers in the city are becoming increasingly worried, especially after many reports of food containing banned chemicals or grown with excessive pesticides. At a roundtable on food safety and hygiene held on Thursday by Pháp Luật (Laws) newspaper, Huỳnh Lê Thái Hòa, head of the city’s Food … [Read more...] about City plans stronger food safety checks