First cement batch of Vincem Ha Tien exported to US

Saturday, 26/08/2023 18:15
The first cement batch of Vicem Ha Tien Cement Joint Stock Company (Vicem Ha Tien) exported to the US will arrive at Guam port later this month, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the announcement of the company.

Vicem Ha Tien's first batch of cement exported to the US is expected to arrive at Guam port later this month. (Photo:

 The company's cement export to a demanding market like the US confirmed its capacity and position and marked a good sign for Vietnamese cement producers, thus contributing to the overall export turnover of the country.

In the coming time, Vicem Ha Tien will continue to diversify its consumption markets and conquer new markets which have strict requirements on product quality.

Vicem Ha Tien has to date had 13 products certificated with the “Green Mark” by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) for meeting environmental friendliness.

Vietnam ranks first at 1st Asian & Asian Youth Shuttlecock Championships

Vietnam won 11 golds and three silver medals at the first Asian & Asian Youth Shuttlecock Championships which wrapped up in Hong Kong (China) on August 26, said the Vietnam News Agency.

With these results, the Vietnamese team ranked first in the tournament, followed by China and Hong Kong (China).

During the five days of competition, the Vietnamese team showed its superiority and won almost all events. Specifically, in the Asian Shuttlecock Championships, Vietnam won six out of seven sets of medals and one silver medal and the team grabbed five out of seven sets of medals and two silvers in the Asian Youth Shuttlecock Championship. The team has continued to affirm the No.1 position in Asia as well as the first place in the 10 world championships it has participated in.

Vietnamese athletes win 11 golds and three silver medals at the 1st Asian & Asian Youth Shuttlecock Championships held in Hong Kong (China). (Photo: SGGP)

Taking place from August 22-26, the event drew the participation of nearly 260 coaches and athletes from China, Macau (China), Vietnam, Taipei (China), Mongolia, India, Thailand, Cambodia and Hong Kong (China).

Held by the Asian Shuttlecock Federation, it offered seven sets of medals in seven categories - Men’s Team, Women’s Team, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Single, Women’s Single, and Mixed Doubles. The Vietnamese athletes competed in all of the categories.

Various tours available for National Day holidays

Travel companies are offering various tours to attract more holidaymakers in the coming National Day holidays from September 1-4, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Currently, domestic tours have great pricing that is more economical than those offered during the National Reunification Day and May Day holidays. In the North, tours to highland destinations are arranged in various forms such as package tour, trekking and mountain climbing. Specifically, a Hanoi - Sapa (Lao Cai) tour in three days two nights costs about 2.7 million VND (113 USD) per person and a Hanoi - Ha Long (Quang Ninh) tour at a price of 3.6 million VND per person. Besides, leisure travel such as cruises on Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay are offered at 3.2-3.8 million VND per head are also chosen by many tourists.

Muong Hoa Valley, about 10km southeast of Sa Pa township in Lao Cai province. (Photo: TTTTDL)

Assessing tourism trends during the National Day holidays, Director of VietSense Travel Nguyen Van Tai said that after a long summer vacation, tourists will tend to choose short-term trips. In the North, tours to Sa Pa (Lao Cai), Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai), Ha Giang and Ba Be (Bac Kan), Ha Long, and Cat Ba (Hai Phong) will be favoured by many people. These are also the products with the best pricing for customers.

Popular destinations such as Da Nang, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa) and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) are chosen by a lot of tourists. Director of GBest Tourism Company Nguyen Thi Huyen said that although tourism on the occasion of September 2 holidays is not as "hot" as in the summer vacation, this is still a busy time for the tourism industry. Hanoi is also an attractive destination for tourists from neighbouring provinces and foreign tourists.

Outbound tours to Thailand, China, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan (China) are preferred by many Vietnamese people. Director of Trang An Tourism Company Nguyen Huu Cuong said that while the price of domestic air tickets for many routes is quite high, tours abroad cost between 7-10 million VND, so many Vietnamese tourists choose to travel abroad.

The price of air tickets for this period is two-fold even three-fold higher than in normal days. For example, if a customer chooses to go on August 31 or September 1 by Vietjet on Hanoi - Phu Quoc route, the ticket price ranges from 1.6 million VND to more than 2 million VND per one way depending on flight time. If you fly with Vietnam Airlines, the fare will be 2.4 million VND per one way or even more.

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Travel Association Phung Quang Thang said that the trend of self-sufficient travel with small groups and families is still chosen by many people during this year's holiday.

A part of Da Nang city (Photo:

“Families should plan ahead in booking services as well as calculate routes and destinations to avoid congestion and overload at some sites,” Thang said, adding that tourists are recommended to select a reputable travel firm when booking a tour to avoid being scammed.

Many tourists choose to travel around Hanoi on the National Day holiday as autumn is the most beautiful season of the city. According to the Hanoi Department of Tourism, visitors can take a night tour of Thang Long Imperial Citadel or Hoa Lo Prison relic site, tours to explore the Old Quarter, or craft villages.

In addition, there are many services at the commercial centres for tourists to both shop or experience skating at Royal City Urban Area, see the aquarium at Times City or Lotte Urban Area and look at the animal world at Hanoi Zoo or Bao Son Paradise Park.

Fruit and vegetable exports hit record high over eight-month period

Fruit and vegetable exports during the past eight months stood at an estimated US$3.5 billion, up nearly 56% over the same period from last year, hitting a record high for the fruit and vegetable industry, Radio the Voice of Vietnam quoted the statistics by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

In particular, durian exports throughout the reviewed period accounted for 30% of total fruit and vegetable turnover.

Dang Phuc Nguyen, general secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, attributed this sharp increase to the reopening of the Chinese market, adding that the export turnover of this item may reach US$1.5 billion this year.

According to information given by a representative of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, Vietnamese jackfruit will also see robust growth in the Chinese market moving forward as the northern neighbour's demand for the fruit increases.

Fruit and vegetable exports hit record high over eight-month period (Photo:

Currently, China is considering Vietnamese fresh coconut products for official exported in the time ahead. Furthermore, Vietnamese coconut exports will enjoy many breakthroughs as the United States has just given the greenlight to these items.

The Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association therefore forecasts that this year's fruit and vegetable exports may exceed the US$4 billion mark.

The Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed that since 2021, the Plant Protection Department has received 107 warnings about export shipments that fail to meet relevant food hygiene and safety requirements.

In order to strengthen the overall quality management of exported agricultural products, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed that the Government devise two decrees relating to management of the growing area areas and the packaging facilities for fruit and vegetable exports./.

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