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Bad weather threatens to put a damper on sugar harvest

Unfavourable weather has delayed Thailand’s sugar crushing season, threatening a reduction in sugar output for the 2016/17 crop. The drop will prevent Thailand, the world’s second largest sugar exporter, from capitalising on rising global sugar prices at a time it is being challenged by Brazil ...

VN firms invest in textile, dyeing

Many textile and garment enterprises are investing in textile and dyeing complexes to ensure material for sustainable development, Vietnam Television reported recently. To avail themselves of business opportunities from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, many textile and garment firms have over the past two years started building textile ...

Expenses for frozen seafood tests covered by Formosa

All frozen-seafood testing expenses will be covered by part of the US$500-million compensation paid by Taiwanese Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Steel Corporation. This was the latest order from Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, who subsequently tasked the Ministry of Finance to make the ...

Four-year plan aims to boost tourism

The National Tourism Policy Committee has unveiled a four-year plan to enhance tourism competitiveness and has also approved a special zone focusing on four islands in southern Thailand. Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn on November 30 said the committee would organise a series of training programmes ...

New domestic tourism tax breaks okayed

The cabinet gave the nod on November 29 to the reinstatement of tourism stimulus measures including a 15,000-baht tax break on domestic tour packages and hotel accommodation for individual taxpayers. The measures are intended to entice people to spend the long public holiday at home ...

Lý Sơn begins construction of new $9 million tourism port

Construction of the new Bến Đình Tourism Port in Quảng Ngãi Province’s Lý Sơn Island District kicked off on November 23. The US$9 million project is expected to meet the increased number of visitors to the island district, and is planned to be completed in 2018. ...

Labour Ministry forms new body to monitor workplace safety

A new National Committee on Occupational Safety and Health established under a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on November 21 will advise the government on all work-place safety issues – but excludes transportation accidents, which one observer said make up the majority of work-related ...

UNESCO, government to train Bagan masons

The masons tasked with rebuilding hundreds of crumbling pagodas in Bagan will receive training from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Bagan Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library later this month, department director U Aung Aung Kyaw told The Myanmar Times.`A 6.8-magnitude earthquake near ...

Factory for Nissan cars, parts proposed

A Malaysian automotive company has requested approval to establish a factory in Cambodia to assemble Nissan automobiles and manufacture spare parts for the vehicles, a government official said on November 9. Eang Sophallet, a spokesman for Prime Minister Hun Sen, said the premier met the ...

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