Over VND1.4 trillion for agricultural promotion programme

tải xuống (2) Over VND1.4 trillion will be allocated for the national agricultural promotion programme in the 2011-2015 period, according to the National Agricultural Promotion Centre.

The fund will be used to implement seven key agricultural programmes nationwide, with a focus on promoting agricultural cultivation, breeding activities, fisheries, forestry, as well as organizing training courses on management, inspection and examination skills.

Accordingly, agro-forestry and fishery promotion projects will receive about VND500 billion, while technical transfer projects in the forestry sector will be granted nearly VND80 billion. The fisheries promotion project will be provided with more than VND100 billion to help local fishermen improve their technical skills and manage aquaculture activities in a more effective and sustainable manner.  -VOV


Brazil forestry fund eyes $350m

images (3) A Brazilian firm is launching a fund that aims to help meet the booming demand for timber while delivering high returns for institutional investors.

The VBI Timberland fund is structured as a 15-year closed-end fund and hopes to raise $350 million to invest in sustainable plantation forestry – mostly eucalyptus – in Brazil. The fund managers say there is growing appetite for such investments from major US pension funds and endowments, who see forestry investments as a way to diversify their portfolios and provide a hedge against inflation while generating healthy returns.

The fund is targeting a 14% annual internal rate of return, net of local taxes and management fees. All of its projects will be certified by either the Forest Stewardship Council or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. First closing is expected in December this year.

Vision Brazil Investments, an alternative asset management company based in São Paolo, is acting as the investment manager, while Brazil Timber, a forest management company, will be the property manager.

Returns should be higher than from comparable global funds, the managers said, thanks to low land prices and high forestry productivity in Brazil. Most of the returns will come from capital appreciation of the timber assets, but there is additional potential upside from land-use change and environmental services such as carbon credits, they added.


Wood products industry faces challenges

images (4) Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan urged the Government to boost sustainable development of the domestic wood products industry, with the aim of making it an important economic sector. Doan spoke at the opening ceremony of the first national wood products festival in the central city of Quy Nhon on Saturday. The three-day trade fair, with 110 domestic and foreign enterprises participating, is helping promote domestic wood products, boost investment and co-operation, and raise public awareness about the value of preserving forest resources.
With over 2,500 wood processing enterprises nationwide, including about 400 foreign-invested enterprises, the wood processing industry has become a major employer, creating an estimated 170,000 jobs.
Vietnamese wood products were now present in 120 countries and territories around the world, with the EU, US and Japan leading markets. Last year, the industry’s export value grew 30 per cent to US$3.4 billion, and it is expected to increase another 17 per cent this year to about $4 billion.
Wood products have consistently been among the nation’s top ten exports.
The rapid growth in the industry has boosted reforestation, and the nation’s admission to the World Trade Organisation has opened even more markets for the industry, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hua Duc Nhi, at a forestry forum yesterday.
Nhi also pointed out significant challenges facing the industry. The nation’s plantation forests yield millions of cubic metres per year, but most is exported as raw materials with low-added value. Meanwhile, millions of dollars are spent on imported materials to meet domestic demand.
Since the industry imported around 80 per cent of needed materials, its average margin was only 5-7 per cent. As a result, the industry faced the risk of becoming a mere processing line for foreign firms.
Difficulties also included a lack of processing facilities and skilled workers, low export product competitiveness, limited product designs, market instability and the hikes in input costs due to world price fluctuations.
"Despite encouraging results in production and processing in recent years, many shortcomings remain for the forestry industry," said Tran Bac Ha, chairman of the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV), which provides major financing for the industry.
Despite relatively high export value, Viet Nam has nailed down only 0.78 per cent of global market share, Ha said.
"Sources of raw materials for production remain unstable, without clear master plans or long-term strategies, and insufficient attention has been paid to forest development projects," he said.
According to Ha, the country has only about 20 enterprises engaged in forestry. He suggested the Government provide more detailed guidance under the Land Law to give enterprises easier access to lands for reforestation, as well as to give export credits and other incentives to forestry investments.
The industry also needed to develop sources of wood that meet the high standards of international partners.
Viet Nam Wood and Forest Products Association chairman Tran Duc Sinh said the industry’s margin had fallen to under 5 per cent due to the rising cost of raw materials, fuel, electricity, and labour.
The Deputy Director of the Hung Thinh Wood Products Joint Stock Co in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, Trinh Huu Hoa, said exports to Japan have dropped to two containers a month recently from six to eight earlier because of increased timber prices and insufficient supply.
In the last three months, the prices of wood imported from the US and Europe have risen by $100 per cubic metre compared with the same period last year, he said. The cost of locally-grown wood, meanwhile, has risen 35 per cent in the past two years.
La Thai Thuy Van, director of HCM City-based Danh Moc Wood Processing Co, said profits dropped from a margin of 7-10 per cent in past years to less than 5 per cent last year. To pay its workers, the company sometimes accepted contracts that represented no profit at all, she lamented.
Doan urged the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Viet Nam Timber and Forest Products Association and relevant agencies and sectors to study and propose more suitable policies to encourage the domestic forestry sector.
She suggested suitable funding be reseved for research and development to facilitate small- and medium-sized enterprises and encourage growers and forest managers.
"All of these are needed to promote the potential of the Vietnamese forestry industry in our economic development strategy, as well as environmental protection," she said.
In the national forestry development strategy for 2006-20, the country targeted to develop 825,000ha of plantation forests and reach $7 billion in wood products exports by 2020.


HCM City eyes 6% agricultural growth

images (2) The ongoing Agriculture and Rural Development Programme in HCM City targets an increase of more than 6 per cent in farm output this year, an official said.


The programme, run by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and various associations and organisations, will stop rice farming on around 1,000ha of low-yield lands, replacing it with vegetables, flowers, bonsai, and aquaculture, according to Le Hong Hoanh, deputy director of the department.

Speaking at a recent conference, she said by 2015 this would increase to 3,500-4,000 hectares.

It would continue to help six communes participating in a pilot rural development programme meet the development criteria set by the Government by 2012, she said.

It would also implement clean water and environmental programmes, equipping 90 per cent of breeding farms with wastewater-treatment facilities, she said.

In the last five years, the programme has enabled more than 30,000 rural households to get loans to build toilets and bio-gas plants.

In the period, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries grew at an average of 5 per cent a year


Agro-forestry-fishery exports increase 50%

159787 The Hanoitimes – The nation’s total export turnover of agricultural, forest and fishery products reached nearly US$3.6 billion in the first two months of this year, an increase of 50.7% against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The export value of most agricultural, forest and aquatic products rose because of higher export prices, particularly for coffee, rubber, tea, cashew nuts and pepper.

The export of key agricultural products attained US$2 billion, up 57.5% against the same period in 2010, while the aquatic and forestry products went up by 54.4% and 18.6% respectively.

In the first two months of 2011, Vietnam exported 1.1 million tonnes of rice with a turnover of US$592 million, up 55.6% in volume and 44.5% in value compared to the same period last year.

The export value of major products including coffee, tea, pepper, cashew nuts and wood also increased by 40.4%; 34.3%; 23.4%; 55.2% and 17.6% respectively.


Agro-forestry, aquatic exports reach US$12 billion


Export earnings from agro-forestry and aquatic products in the first half of 2011 was estimated at US$12 billion, up 38.7 percent over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
In June alone, agro-forestry and aquatic products fetched US$2.1 billion, mainly from key export items like coffee and rubber, which saw a sharp increase in export turnover in the Belgian and US markets.

In the past six months, Vietnam earned US$7 billion from exporting agricultural products, 1.5 times more than the same period in 2010.

Rice exports also contributed almost US$2 billion, thanks to increased volume exported to Indonesia, Cuba and Malaysia.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has taken new measures to promote the export of agro-forestry and aquatic products. It has organised seminars and trade fairs to advertise these products and worked with foreign countries to remove technical and commercial barriers.

The Ministry also asked relevant agencies to effectively implement policies to reduce post-harvest losses and establish Vietnamese standards for seafood processing and preserving.


Policies fail to increase forestry investment

tải xuống (2) Favourable conditions and policies will continue to be offered to attract sustainable and environmentally sound private investment in the forestry sector, an official of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s forestry department has said.

Nguyen Nghia Bien, head of the department’s planning division, said businesses which invested in reforestation and wood processing projects in targeted areas would receive tax exemptions.

“In addition, investors have received low-interest loans, support for transportation and personal income tax exemptions,” Bien said.

Despite the incentives, investment in the sector had been limited, he added, with foreign investment accounting for only 1.2 per cent of the total forestry industry.

Private enterprises had invested in wood processing but paid little attention to sustainably forestry and afforestation, said the deputy head of the ministry’s Forest Research and Planning Institute’s northwestern region branch, Duong Van Coi.

“The investment trend could result in unsustainable development as most of the wood processed in the country is imported or illegally exploited from prohibited forests,” Coi said. “Policies encouraging private sector to invest in forestry would create materials for wood processing and more stable development.”

Private and foreign investment in the forestry sector had increased, with the former recently surpassing State investment, he noted. Last year, total investment in the sector reached VND704 trillion (US$33.5 billion), with VND278 trillion ($13.2 billion) coming from the domestic private sector, VND245 trillion ($11.6 billion) from State sources, and VND181 trillion ($8.6 billion) from foreign investment.

Forestry department statistics show that there are more than 2,300 non-governmental businesses operating in the sector in the north, including 54 major operators and the rest small- and medium-sized enterprises. Up to 88 per cent of all enterprises are engaged in wood processing, while only 4 per cent in reforestation.

Truong Loc Construction Investment and Commerce Co general director Hoang Van Huyen said the slow process to receive land use right certificates had created difficulties for companies seeking to do business in sustainable forestry.

“It has also been difficult to access bank financing, and the short-term nature of most loans were insufficient to allow time for reforestation,” Huyen said.

“Forest land allocation policies that are unclear as to rights, investment and technical support have contributed to the problem,” Coi agreed. “There’s an overlap among relevant agencies supervising forest land allocation.”

“Forest land planning which was not suited to reality and the process of clarifying the distinction between protective and special function forests have slowed down forest land allocation,” Bien added.

Households working in the sector, meanwhile, had been given two years to decide on reforestation methods and plans to sustainably exploit forests to which they had been assigned, he said. The Government would also assist households to borrow VND10 million ($476) for a five-year term to carry out their plans.




Address: No.71, National Road 60, Chau Thanh Townlet, Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
Phone: (84-75) 3895795     

Fax: (84-75) 3895569   

Website: www.faquimex.com

Company introduction

Ben Tre Forestry and Aquaproduct Import – Export Company (FAQUIMEX) is specialized in processing and trading frozen seafood for export.
Our main products:

  • IQF/BLOCK HOSO, HLSO, PD, PTO, HLPD black tiger ( 3,500 – 4,000 MT per year).

  • IQF/BLOCK Pangasius fillets.

  • Frozen clam including IQF whole cleaned clam, IQF/BLOCK cooked clam meat, IQF/TRAY cooked half shell clam.

Company Profile

Company name:Ben Tre Forestry Aquaproduct Import Export Company

Address:No.71, National Road 60, Chau Thanh Townlet, Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam


Representative:Mr Nguyen Van Hieu

Job Title:General Director

Company type:Manufacture

Business type:Export

Primary products:HLSO, PD, PTO, HLPD black tiger, ..

Primary markets:US, EU, Japan, 


Ninh Thuan Urban Project Company

Main office          68 Thong Nhat – Phan Rang 
                           Thap Cham -  Ninh Thuan
Telephone          (068) 920563-822985.
Fax                     (068) 820328. 
website               www.nithurpco.com.vn

Ninh Thuan Urban Project Company is the state owned enterprise with main services, products and technologies applied in public urbanization, environment cleaning up, agriculture, forestry and Aquiculture development; It’s established under the 3897/CT Decision on 25/12/1996 by the Chairman of Ninh Thuan People’s Committee based on the separation of Ninh Thuan Housing Trade and Urban Management Company.

Organizational structure:
– Board of managers: Manager and two vice managers.
– Specialized departments: Planning – Trade department, Accounting – Statistics department, Engineering department, Organizational – Administrative department.
– Direct operating units: Project management unit, Servicing unit, Nursery garden unit, R&D center;

– Enhancing the effectiveness, quality and capacity for management and development of the urban technical infrastructural projects. Stepping up the development of product, service and technology brand name and the whole company brand name.
– Making preparation for developing and expanding the management and using of the urban technical infrastructural projects, urban public services, industrial parks, newly urban areas both inside and outside the province.
– Developing product consumption, transferring biotechnologies to other locations and abroad; Setting up representative offices and branches through out the country;
– Enhancing the cooperation in trading, investing and using urban technical infrastructural projects, industrial parks over the country;
– Doing researches for application, absorbing and transferring science and technology advances.



In 1981, Ha Noi Import anh Export corporation in the south of Viet Nam (Simex) was established by decision of the Ha Noi people’s Committee. The Simex’s is a state-owned enterprises are ranked first in 1994 and is the precursor of the Ha Noi import and export joint stock company in the south of Viet Nam (Simex) today.

In 1998, Simex’s was transferred to equitization as decided by People’s Committee of Ha Noi City. Currently, The Simex’s is a member of the Ha Noi Trade Corporation (Hapro).

Activities of the Simex’s available shares a growing and going into the professionalism of export, import, trade, services, etc… The strengths and potentials of Ha Noi Trade Corporation (Hapro), Simex’s will be growing stronger with my brand ready integration with the worth economy.

Certificate of business registration number : 063594. Tax code : 0301443206

The first time registration on : August 08, 1998

The thirteen time change registration on :August 19, 2009 issued by Department of Investment and Planning Ho Chi Minh City.


nongsan5 Name of Company :

Name of Company in Vietnamese : CÔNG TY CỔ PHẦN XUẤT NHẬP KHẨU NAM HÀ NỘI.


Abbreviation name : SIMEX

Head office’s address: 497 Dien Bien Phu str. ward 03, District 03, Ho Chi Minh City.

Telephone number : 84-8- 38334236 / 38326319 / 38335394 / 38330810 /

84-8- 38322043 / 38324089 / 38335393.

Fax number : 84-8- 38392208

Email : simex@haprogroup.vn / simex@hcm.vnn.vn

Website : http://www.simexhanoi.com

Director : Mr. NGUYEN VAN VINH


Name of the branch Simex’s company :


Name of Company in foreign language : HA NOI IMPORT AND EXPORT JOINT STOCK COMPANY IN THE SOUTH OF VIET NAM is a branch

Abbreviation name : SIMEX

Headquarters address : 35 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Ba Dinh District , Ha Noi City.

Transaction offices : 05 Hoang Ngoc Phach, Dong Da District, Ha Noi City.

Telephone number : 04- 37765461 / 37765469

Fax number : 04- 37765462

Email : simex@haprogroup.vn / simex@hcm.vnn.vn

Website : http://www.simexhanoi.com

Director : Mr. NGUYEN VAN VINH

Certificate of business registration number : 309821. Tax code : 0301443206-001

The first time registration on : October 20, 1998

The second time change registration on :April 17, 2009 issued by Department of Investment and Planning Ha Noi City.


LINE OF BUSINESS(According to Certificate of business registration number : 063594):

EXPORT : Types of farming, forestry, aquatic, sea products, fine arts, rubber, drug, special food, processing food, garments, contruction material and leather products.

IMPORT : Machine, equipment, material, means of transport and consuming goods, household appliance, electronic goods, types of contruction material, interior design.

PRODUCTIN AND COMMERCIAL SERVICE: Organize to process framing, forestry, aquatic, sea products, trade in contruction material and housing service. Sell and buy office equipments, telecommunication equipment, stationery, waste, contruction material, chemical. Build transportion work, civil work and industrial work. Trade and lease house, agency of real estate, service of house and land, depot for rent. Produce packing, print packing (export printing metal packing).

Sell and buy tobacco produced inside country. Design model, agency of commerce. Sell and buy cars. Commercial advertising, organize conference, seminar, fair and exhibiton. Sell and buy magazine, newspaper- pictures.

SELL AND BUY : Automobile, motorcycle, iron, branze, printing machines and spare parts- lathe-milling cutter- planning machine for industry. Supplemant : Agency.

Sell bullion and other jewelry. Retail of bullion, precious stone and semi-precious stone, jewelry in specialized stores. Explore stone, sand, pebble, clay. Sell machines, medical equipments for office. Treat pollution and activity of waste management, treat waste. Install machine and industrial equipment. Sell other chemicals.

Sell computers, peripheral equipment and software. Sell equipment and divice of electronics, telecommunication. Sell computers, peripheral equipment and software. Sell equipment and device of electronics, telecommunication. Sell meat and products made from meat. Retail of meat and products made from meat. Sell material, other installing equipment in construction. Sell bevevage. Sell electrical goods, educational equipment, paper, raw materialof paper production and products made from paper, plastic and plastic goods. Install system of air, alarm.