Notable changes in the Investment Law 2014

On 26 November, 2014, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam passed Law No. 67/2014/QH13 on Investment (Investment Law 2014) with many new provisions that have significant impacts for both foreign and domestic investors. The law will take effect on July 1, 2015. Investment Law 2014 has shown several outstanding points compared with the Investment Law 2005.

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Hong Hanh

Spring tours in Ben Tre

This year’s Tet, tourists who come to Ben Tre will have a chance to admire what the Vietnamese Tourism Bureau has chosen as the province’s best attractions, and the province is also chosen to be among the five best destinations in the Mekong Delta.

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Le Luong

60 cleft-palate children charitably operated

In days from December 22 to December 27, 2014, a volunteering group of nurses and doctors from the Japanese Cleft Palate Foundation (JCPF) led by Dr Nagato Natsume has come to Nguyen Dinh Chieu Hospital in Ben Tre Province to carry out a charitable cleft-palate surgery program on 60 selected children. The total cost for this year’s program is estimated at US$60,000.

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Written by Dai Lien - Translated by Truong Hung

ADB senior specialist on urban development in Ben Tre discussing financing urban infrastructure

On December 18, 2014, Mr Vo Thanh Hao, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ben Tre Province accompanied by the Ben Tre City leadership and officials from several provincial departments were met with the working group from Viet Nam Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) led by Mr Hubert Jenny, the bank’s Principal urban development specialist.

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Written by Quoc Hung - Translated by Truong Hung

PCI 2013: Ben Tre making leapfrog to top 6 best rankings

At the Launch of the 2013 Provincial Competitiveness Index last month in Ha Noi, held by the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the ninth-year report indicated the comments of 8,093 non-state enterprises and opinions of 1,609 FDI businesses operating in the country over the quality of business environment governance in all 63 provinces and cities.

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My Linh

Ben Tre to hold the 4th Coconut Festival in 2015

In recent years, in efforts to put into use internal resources as well as to increase production efficiency in the coconut industry, and to promote and introduce coconut-based products, Ben Tre province previously held 2 successful coconut fairs.

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Truong Hung

Ben Tre ranking 26 out of 63 provinces/cities on the 2012 PCI list

This year’s Provincial Competitiveness Index Report (PCI) reflects the assessment by 8,053 business entities in the private sector about business governance and investment environment among the country’s 63 provinces/cities during the past year.

A kich-off workshop for project design for climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta

An international workshop named “Kick-off Workshop for Project Design Adaptation in the Mekong Delta”, was held in Ben Tre on March 20, 2013, at the opening of a working tour by the experts from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Ben Tre for reality check for a new project design.

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How coconut water helps our health

For a very long time, coconut water has been used as a favourite drink, and it has also been used a great deal in cooking, such as making food color additive, stew meat soak to add more favourable flavour. More recently, there has been a new kind of food made from coconut materials being sold in the market, which is called coconut jelly.

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Tuan Kiet

Binh Dai District authorities assist farmers with cocoa seedlings

In an effort to assist farmers with cocoa seedlings for blending growing in coconut groves, Binh Dai District’s Agricultural and Rural Development Department has collaborated with communal Farmer Societies to supply local farmers with more than 60 thousand cocoa seedlings to blendingly grow in more than 90 thousand hectares of coconut groves

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