Substandard products removed from Ministry’s list The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has removed unsafe and substandard pesticide, veterinary medicine, fertilizer from its list. 1,774 pesticide products; 1,052 veterinary medicine and 3,621 fertilizers were banned in Vietnam as per the Ministry’s decision. Additionally, the Ministry said that there has been progress in linkage between farmers and enterprises in consumption and supply chains of safe agricultural produce. There has been 1,249 supply chains with 1,450 safe products and 3,181 places to sell safe products in 63 cities and provinces. Enterprises such as Vingroup, Dabaco, Hung Nhon, Sanha, Ba Huan poured its investment in cooperatives and household farms to provide high qualified agricultural products on a large scale. Vietnam Cooperative Alliance also set up supermarket chains connecting with over 100 agricultural cooperatives to form supply chains of safe farm produce. There have been … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 13/3
Limit raise in bridge
Melody Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times Published 7:22 am PST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay Bridge is seen through the open door of a CalTrans vehicle in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday March 28, 2017. In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay Bridge is seen through the open door of a CalTrans vehicle in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday March 28, 2017. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay Bridge is seen through the open door of a CalTrans vehicle in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday March 28, 2017. In this file photo, the final steel truss span of the Old Bay … [Read more...] about Oakland Caltrans worker retires with $405k in unused vacation. That wasn’t tops in California.
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Many experts agree that HCM City authorities should focus on improving public transport before making decisions about limiting vehicles in the inner city. HCM City’s Việt Nam Fatherland Front on March 1 organised a conference about a draft plan to develop a public transport system (metro lines, bus, taxi, waterbus and urban railway) and limit the circulation of private vehicles (bikes, motorbikes and cars) by 2030. Nearly 63 per cent of 35,000 people who were surveyed about the plan agreed to limiting inner-city travel only if public transport met demand, according to a recent survey conducted by the Transport Development and Strategy Institute (TDSI) in collaboration with the city’s Department of Transport and district authorities. The survey was conducted face to face with 30,000 people living in all of the city’s 24 districts and with 5,000 people who were driving through nine traffic hotspots in the city. Lawyer … [Read more...] about Improve public transport first before limiting vehicles in inner city: experts
Online Friday kicks off with 5,000 promotional products Online Friday 2018 officially kicked off on December 7, with 5,000 products at promotional prices of 0 VND or with prices reduced by 80 to 90 percent, according to event organiser the Vietnam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency (IDEA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Around 3,000 businesses registered to join the programme. Around 120,000 buyers can access the website onlinefriday.vn or the Online Friday app at the same time. Many big brands participate such as Samsung, Jetstar, Vinamilk, Lazada, Shopee, Tiki, Lotte, Adayroi, The gioi di dong (Mobile World), Yes24, FPTshop and ViettelStore. Delivery businesses such as VnPost, Nijavan, Lalamove and Snailship would support firms by reducing delivery costs for the event. Twenty banks will join in cash-back programmes to help customers use card payments. To ensure product and service quality, the organiser told firms to provide certificates of origin. The organiser … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 9/12
In a year of political upheaval, Colorado’s anti-politician lost his job as secretary of state Tuesday night.El Paso County’s most prominent elected official, Wayne Williams paid a price for his Republican ties, losing to a virtually unknown Democrat even though his politics are best described as purple.It’s a strange thing for a man who shunned a push to put him in the governor’s race. Williams declined, he says, because he just doesn’t like politics that much. He loves policy but could live without the partisan bickering.“For me, it’s more about getting things done,” he said. “I can rail against the pothole, or I can fix it. I’d rather fix things.”But Williams, from his post as the state’s top vote counter, says Colorado has entered a period of rigid partisanship with the blue wave that swept the GOP from every statewide office on the ballot.“For the first time in state history, we saw a straight, pure … [Read more...] about Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams leaves office as he entered: building bridges