Vietnam’s pangasius exports to Mexico earn US$73.5 million in seven months

Monday, 15/08/2022 17:00
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that Vietnam’s pangasius exports to Mexico reached US$73.5 million in the initial seven months of the year, a year-on-year rise of 73%.

Pangasius processed for export (Photo: VNA 

These figures highlight how Mexico has become the country’s third largest consumer, behind China and the United States, accounting for 4.5% of total export turnover of Vietnamese pangasius, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

Throughout the reviewed period, the export turnover of frozen pangasius fillet to the North American nation reached US$69 million, accounting for 94% of the total value, while sliced pangasius products grossed US$4.4 million, making up 6% of the figure.

The average export price of frozen pangasius fillets in the first half of this year stood at US$2.8 per kilo, 63.5% higher than the figure recorded in the same period last year.

The VASEP forecasts that pangasius exports to Mexico are likely to reach US$125 million by the end of the year, representing an increase of 80% compared to 2021.

To meet the target, experts advised local enterprises to pay close attention to market demand, determine the competitive advantages, and utilise incentives for products which bring about high added value.

They also emphasised the necessity of gaining more insights into taxes and customs procedures, especially non-tariff regulations such as Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT), as well as incentives from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in an effort to make further inroads into the market.

Leading data centre opens in Vietnam

The Tan Thuan CMC Data Centre, considered the most modern and safest data centre and cloud computing infrastructure facility in Vietnam, officially opened on August 15.

With investment of 1.5 trillion VND (64 million USD) from the CMC technology group, the centre covers 13,000 sq.m. at Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. It was designed by B-Barcelona of Singapore and meets strict international standards for a modern data centre, according to the Vietnam News Agency.


At launching ceremony (Photo: VNA) 

Addressing the opening ceremony, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc repeated the goal of developing HCM City into a high-quality service, modern technology, and advanced cultural hub that can take the lead in developing the digital economy and society.

To that end, the direct engagement of strong, visionary and enthusiastic tech companies like CMC is highly important, he said, calling on businesses to mobilise resources to help HCM City quickly become a major centre for artificial intelligence and big data in Vietnam and the region.

The State leader applauded CMC’s strong investment and impressive progress in the IT sector, describing the Tan Thuan Data Centre - its third data centre that is comparable to others in Southeast Asia - as a proud stride.

The firm should pay special attention to forming professional and high-quality personnel and increasing cooperation with other technology businesses to develop digital technology infrastructure and manpower, he noted, expressing his hope that the centre will be the “heart” of digital transformation services for the Government, the city, as well as domestic and foreign clients.


President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates visit Tan Thuan CMC Data Center. (Photo: VNA) 

The President took this occasion to ask ministries and sectors to create breakthrough mechanisms to facilitate investment in digital transformation and application of digital technology in enterprises, thus helping turn Vietnam into a digital hub in Asia-Pacific.

Stamp collection featuring famous Vietnamese waterfalls released

A set of stamps featuring famous waterfalls in Vietnam was launched by the Vietnam Post Corporation on August 15 aiming to promote the country’s scenic landscapes among the public.

The four 43x32mm stamps, designed by painter Nguyen Duc Lan, depict the waterfalls of Dai Yem in northern Son La province, May in central Thanh Hoa province, Pongour in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, and Suoi Tranh in southern Kien Giang province, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

Dai Yem is at its most beautiful in the rainy season, when strong flows of upstream water fall to create a breathtaking view. It has long been a magnet for visitors in the magnificent and poetic Moc Chau Plateau.

Boasting pristine beauty with crystal clear waters, the over-100m May Waterfall is a charming destination in Thach Lam commune of Thanh Hoa’s Thach Thanh district. It is part of the northern Truong Son karst mountain landscape.


The stamps are designed by painter Nguyen Duc Lan. (Source: 

Meanwhile, Pongour Waterfall in Tan Hoi commune of Duc Trong district, about 50km to the south of Da Lat city's centre, is also called the “seven-level waterfall” since its waters flows down seven layers of rock. Thanks to its untouched and overwhelming beauty, Pongour is dubbed “Nam thien de nhat thac” (The best waterfall in the south) and has become one of the must-visit places in Da Lat.

Suoi Tranh, located in Duong To commune of Phu Quoc island district, comes from small streams on Ham Ninh Mountain. Its clear waters flow through rocks and cliffs to form a stunning setting in the forest.

This set of stamps will be available from August 15 this year through June 2024.

Ha Long Bay named among most beautiful global destinations

Situated in the north-eastern province of Quang Ninh, Ha Long Bay has been listed as one of the 10 most beautiful destinations for 2022, as selected by the Canadian newswire The Travel.

The Travel stated that Ha Long Bay, which has twice been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is the Vietnamese representative to make the list, coming in fifth place.

Scattered throughout the bay are over 1,600 limestone towers and islands covered in tropical trees, with the majority of the islands left uninhabited and unaffected by humans.


Ha Long Bay has been twice recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site

According to Radio the Voice of Vietnam, the article noted that the best way to experience this mist-shrouded landscape is to board a traditional junk boat and then sail through the area to enjoy the outstanding scenic beauty on offer. Visitors can then get off to explore the various cave formations across the bay, including Thien Cung Cave and Surprise Cave, both of which offer impressive sweeping views of the water below.

Along with Ha Long Bay, the Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat is the second representative in Southeast Asia to make the list, coming in fourth.

Elsewhere, China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest topped the list, which was the inspiration of the movie Avatar offering equally stunning scenes.

Rounding off the list are all famous global tourist locations, including Venice (Italy), Yellowstone National Park (USA), Santorini island (Greece), the world’s largest salt flat of Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia), Patagonia region (Chile), Bora Bora island (French Polynesia), and Banff National Park (Canada)./.

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