Export of basketwork from Vietnam in general, and from the Hong Delta in particular, in the past decade has produced encouraging results, helped restore and develop traditional basketry guilds in rural areas. Companies that export basketwork have also played a role as an indispensable nucleus in such guilds. Although the export of this commodity from Vietnam, and from the Hong Delta to be precise, in 2008 and early 2009 met with difficulties cause by the global economic crisis; and many companies operated at subsistence level, there are grounds for believing that the export of basketwork will regain its momentum when the economy passes its crisis. This article tries to analyze main difficulties to production and export of basketwork by companies in the Hong Delta employing result of our survey, and suggest measures to be taken by companies and authorities to deal with difficulties and promote the export of this commodity in the coming years.
The result shows that the area for safe vegetable (SV) production in large scale has not developed in Can Tho city (CC). In addition, link between SV producers and distributors has not been really well. The SV producers’ technical efficiency from the studied area has obtained absolutely (100%). However, due to inappropriate use of factor inputs, the economic and allocative efficiency reached a level of 75%. From the result of analysis documents we conclude that production efficiency is effected greatly by a range of factors such as experience of SV production, number of times being trained in productive technology in year, diversification in farming styles, plot size for production and market information (MI). To develop an SV supply for CC, expansion of market and MI for planters are considered as main solutions.
The East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) is an effort of the ASEAN bloc to beef up cooperation among countries to encourage economic growth and poverty alleviation for areasalong this corridor, including 13 provinces of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. As one of starting points of the corridor, Da Nang enjoys favorable conditions for development of logistics. This report analyzes opportunities and estimates logistics management in order to find out measures to enhance the role of Da Nang in development of this service on the corridor.