Chicken feet are among Vietnam's major meat products exported to the Republic of Korea. (Photo: VOV)
February saw the country rake in USD1.34 million from shipping meat and meat products to the RoK market, representing an increase of 197.9% over January, as well as marking an annual rise of 256.5%.
As a result, the RoK made up 19.3% of Vietnam’s total meat export value in February, the highest export rate for Vietnamese livestock products to this market.
Major export items throughout February include frozen chicken and duck feet which account for 77.3% of the country’s total export value of livestock products to the RoK.
During the two-month period, the RoK increased its imports of poultry products to compensate the domestic supply source which has been negatively impacted by avian flu since the end of last year.
Vietnam also exported other products such as frog meat and processed meat to the RoK market.
Remains of Vietnamese martyrs repatriated from Laos
A memorial and burial ceremony was held by the authorities of Quang Tri province on May 5 for the remains of 24 volunteer Vietnamese soldiers and specialists who sacrificed their lives in numerous battles in Laos during their international missions, reported the Voice of Vietnam.
Speaking at the event, Hoang Nam, vice chairman of the provincial administration, praised the contributions made by the fallen Vietnamese soldiers to the revolutionary cause.
Their contributions served to help tighten the solidarity and special friendship that exists to this day between the Parties, States, and people of both Vietnam and Laos, Nam added.
The remains of the martyrs were returned to the nation from Laos during the 2020-2021 dry season. They were laid to rest at the Road 9 National Martyrs Cemetery in Quang Tri province.Th
is marks the 35th time since 1993 that Quang Tri has received and reburied the remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Laos.
HCM City prioritises clean-fuel vehicle development
Ho Chi Minh City has prioritised the development of vehicles with clean fuel, particularly buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG), in a project to bolster the use of public transport in tandem with restricting personal vehicles for 2021-30, reported Vietnam News Agency.
A bus arrives at a station in HCM City (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)
The development of public transport is also essential for curbing traffic congestion in the southern hub.
Statistics of the municipal Department of Transport showed that 2,043 buses are running on 127 routes in the city. Of them, 496 are CNG ones, which help reduce environmental pollution.
Deputy Director of the department Vo Khanh Hung said at present, PetroVietnam Gas (PVGas) South is the sole supplier which sets clean fuel prices. The prices often see upward trends, dealing a major blow to CNG bus investment.
In addition, there are only three CNG pump stations serving 180 vehicles per day.
To address the problem, the transport sector has rolled out various measures for clean-fuel vehicle development in the coming time.
The Transport Department is working with PVGas South and relevant agencies in simplifying administrative procedures for the building of new pump stations.
Local authorities have also mulled over electric bus development. Three routes have been piloted since 2017 and the city will test the vehicle for tourism purpose in Can Gio district.
Of note, the Government has allowed HCM City to pilot the use of large electric buses with a capacity of 60-70 passengers.
Meanwhile, the municipal People’s Committee is advised to propose the Government promulgate policies and guide the locality to make planning on infrastructure system serving buses using clean fuel, along with incentives for investors./.