Fruit, vegetable sector targets export revenue of $10 billion The agricultural sector has determined to improve quality to meet import market standards and achieve the export target of 10 billion USD by 2030. Of which, the proportion of export turnover of processed fruit and vegetable products will reach 30 per cent or more; fruit and vegetable processing capacity will reach two million tonnes per year, nearly double that of last year. To achieve these goals, the agricultural sector will boost investment in improving the capacity of fruit and vegetable processing in the future; develop establishments for preliminary processing and preservation of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as promoting key fruit and vegetable products and high value-added products. New stocks on HoSE will temporarily trade on HNX Companies that want to list on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) will temporarily trade on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) as a temporary solution to the overload … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS APRIL 12
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YOKOHAMA: Honda launched the world’s most advanced self-driving car licensed for the road on Friday, releasing an initial batch of 100 models in Japan. The Legend is capable of adaptive driving in lanes, as well as passing and switching lanes under certain circumstances. The car also features an emergency stop function in case a driver is unresponsive to handover warnings, and Honda tout’s extensive safety testing. “Approximately 10 million patterns of possible real-world situations were simulated during system development, and real-world demonstration tests were conducted on expressways for a total of approximately 1.3 million kilometers,” it said in a statement. Experts said the limited rollout would help determine whether there is sufficient demand for more autonomous vehicles. Vehicle autonomy is classified along a 0-5 scale, with 5 indicating essentially total autonomy. The Legend is Level 3. Several automakers have already manufactured vehicles capable of Level 3 … [Read more...] about Honda starts selling self-driving cars
Rasta Flex has sat at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West for 30 years. But you wouldn’t know it’s there. The shop has been tucked behind tall fencing that lines the street since construction started on the Eglinton Crosstown’s Oakwood station a few steps away. “Nobody can see my sign,” behind the thick barriers, store owner Debbie Edwards told the Star. She said her business “went down the drain” after construction started on the Eglinton LRT. The project was previously scheduled to open in 2020, but in 2015 the province announced it would be delayed until 2021. Recently, the Crosstown suffered a setback that will delay completion until 2022. Edwards is behind on rent payments, relying on a foodbank once a week because she has exhausted her savings trying to keep her business running. “Everybody around here is suffering,” she said. Even if customers could see the sign advertising the Jamaican clothing store, it’s difficult to get to. The sidewalk … [Read more...] about Eglinton business owners ‘desperate’ as Crosstown construction faces new delay
Residents of England are expected to flock pubs and cafes next week following four months of lockdown, with businesses reporting record bookings. The development seems to be good news for the economy, which have suffered enormous losses due to the coronavirus pandemic . However, business owners are unhappy about the upcoming flood of customers. "We think roughly one third of pubs will open on Monday, and perhaps only a third of those will be profitable. The idea that 'the pubs are opening, therefore everything is now OK' couldn't be further from the truth", said James Calder, chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers, which represents 830 independent craft breweries across Britain. © AP Photo / Frank Augstein The window of The Rutland Arms pub shows their opening date in Hammersmith, London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. After the Coronavirus related lockdown, restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve customers outdoors from upcoming Monday April 12 but … [Read more...] about Happy Customers & Sad Business Owners: Why Are English Pubs Unhappy About Easing of Lockdown?
Travel agencies in the Central region are creating new tourism products in preparation for the upcoming holidays on April 30 and May 1. Provinces in the Central region are expected to see significant tourism growth this summer. — Photo courtesy of tuoitre.vn The tourism industry expects to see significant growth during this peak season, especially if COVID-19 is effectively under control. During the first days of April, the human resources department at Danang Golden Bay Hotel in Da Nang has been calling former staff and recruiting new interns to host future guests. Business director of the hotel, Mai Thi Kim Oanh, told Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper that the hotel has received over 100 bookings for the upcoming holiday and the number of bookings continues to increase. Even though hotel guests have a tendency to book only a few days in advance, the current growth rate is a positive sign for the industry and Oanh expects to have 60 to 80 per cent of rooms booked this … [Read more...] about Central Vietnam prepares for busy upcoming holiday