Exports of Chinese ‘stinky’ noodles soar in H1

Combining the traditional cuisine of the Han people with that of the Miao and Dong ethnic groups, Luosifen is a delicacy of rice noodles boiled with pickled bamboo shoots, dried turnip, fresh vegetables and peanuts in spiced river snail soup. It emanates a “stinky” smell after being boiled.

NA Standing Committee to convene 48th meeting from September 10-18

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will deliver an opening speech. She and vice chairpersons will alternately chair the session, according to an announcement released by the NA Office. The committee is scheduled to scrutinise five draft laws, comprising the law amending and supplementing some articles of the trade union law, the law on forces safeguarding […]

STF helps poor students continue learning amid Covid-19

The “STF-Pham Phu Thu Scholarships” program sponsored by the Novaland Group donated 60 scholarships worth VND60 million in total to students from low-income families with an outstanding academic performance from Dong Thap, Kien Giang and An Giang provinces.

Craft villages in Mekong Delta wait for floods

Unlike the bustling atmosphere in previous years in craft villages making fishing gears, namely Thom Rom fishing-net village in Thot Not District in Can Tho City, Lai Vung fishing-net village, and the crab trap village in Hong Ngu Town in Dong Thap Province, this year, most of the activities are quite subdued.  Mr. Nguyen Van […]

Capital convergence helps boost poverty reduction

One typical example was the Happiness Programme in Quang Tri, which is funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The provincial People’s Committee has assigned the VBSP in Quang Tri to collect payment for the projects. The bank has opened accounts for borrowers with an amount of nearly 65 billion VND. So far, the […]


There are many reasons behind the stabilization of the exchange rate, said a representative of a HCMC major commercial bank, adding that among them is the fact that the hoarding of U.S. dollars has been subdued as other investment options such as gold and securities have become more attractive and the 2020 inflation rate was […]

The richest self-made streamers in Vietnam

More Vietnamese use livestream, says e-commerce company Vietnamese consumers, across ages, are tending to use livestream as a way to connect with sellers and gather information about products while shopping from home, e-commerce giant Shopee said in a report.  

Thai jackfruit price increases sharply in Mekong Delta

Chau Thanh District currently has nearly 5,000 hectares of Thai jackfruit and is the place with the largest growing-area of Thai jackfruit in Hau Giang Province. In Tien Giang, Dong Thap provinces, and Can Tho City, many farmers are also excited because of the high prices of Thai jackfruit. According to the Ministry of Agriculture […]

Vietnam News Agency’s anti-fake news project wins int’l prize

The “Say No to Fake News” programme, meanwhile, has been carried out by VNA youth union and teaches primary, secondary, and high school students how to recognise false news reports on social media and how to respond to such reports. Large numbers of students from schools nationwide have registered to participate.

New breakthroughs expected to be made in poverty reduction

2020 is the last year to implement the development strategy of the VBSP for the 2011-2020 period. Therefore, the bank has strived to well implement the credit plans assigned by the Prime Minister, prioritised lending to poor and near-poor households, those just getting out of poverty, communes in ethnic minority, extremely difficult, remote and border […]