Phú Quốc set to live up to its Special economic zone status

With its advantages fully recognised, the southern “emerald island” of Phú Quốc off of Kiên Giang Province is set to live up to its title of a special administrative-economic zone.Keep reading ...

Four million blue swimmer crabs released off Phú Quốc Island

More than four million pregnant blue swimmer crabs on Monday were released into the sea off Phú Quốc Island in an effort to replenish stocks in the area. Quảng Trọng Thao, deputy director of the Kiên Giang Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said ...

Phú Quốc to be ‘smart city’ by 2020

The Kiên Giang Province People’s Committee has approved making Phú Quốc a smart city by 2020. The project will be based on the Việt Nam Post and Telecommunications Corporation’s information communications technology infrastructure and the province’s e-governance. It seeks to develop Phú Quốc island into ...

VN called to tackle overfishing as crisis looms

The Government should tighten its grip on overfishing as the seafood capacity in the Vietnamese sea is nearing exhaustion, a top military official said on March 21. Senior Lieutenant-General Phạm Ngọc Minh, Vice Chief of General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army and Vice ...

Shifting sands: illegal VN sales to Singapore

Quite a few Vietnamese companies are taking advantage of sand dredging privileges authorised by the Government to rake in huge illegal profits, according to an expose by the Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper. The investigative series, entitled “Tracing Vietnamese sand drain to Singapore”, reported that at ...

Vietnam to cater more to Chinese tourists

The number of Chinese travelers to Vietnam in 2016 accounted for one-third of all foreign travelers. According to the Chinese tourism administration agency, in the last five years, the number of Chinese travelers has increased by twofold to 120 million. One out of every foreign travelers ...

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