The power of super projects: Tuan Chau’s proposals

Last update 14:00 | 16/04/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Tuan Chau Island “King” Dao Hong Tuyen has caused quite a stir by suggesting a series of mammoth real estate projects in HCMC with total investment capital of VND65 trillion. 

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Tuyen has suggested building a tourism resort complex – Sai Gon Marina City – in Can Gio beach with the total area of 1,430 hectares.

This would include a yacht port to connect to Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand; ferry line and speedboat to connect to Can Gio and Vung Tau; high-speed and yachts to connect to HCMC with neighboring areas; and resorts, ecological urban areas and a seafood town.

Tuan Chau Island “King” Dao Hong Tuyen has caused quite a stir by suggesting a series of mammoth real estate projects in HCMC with total investment capital of VND65 trillion. 

Tuan Chau has also suggested building a boulevard along Sai Go River, about 60 kilometers long, from the Nguyen Huu – Ton Duc Thang turning point to Ben Suc Bridge in Cu Chi district, and an aromatics and chemicals trade center on 20 hectares in Tan Kien ward of Binh Chanh district.

Of the estimated total investment capital of VND65 trillion, Tuan Chau Group would contribute 50 percent.

Tuan Chau’s president Dao Hong Tuyen, who is famous for daring projects, told the press that he hired five foreign consultancy firms, 25 planning experts and tens of engineers, who had to work nights for more than 10 days to implement the survey work and project planning. Continue reading “The power of super projects: Tuan Chau’s proposals”

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New product papers over an old tradition

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Update: April, 16/2017 – 09:00

Soft light: A lantern made with nipa palm paper.VNS Photo Công Thành

Young entrepreneurs have come up with a creative way to have visitors to Hoi An City take part of its famous nipa palm forest home as souvenirs, Hoai Nam reports

Trương Tấn Thọ, 39, earns a living making traditional paper.

Apart from the famous (poonah) paper, his firm in Hoi An City, called Giấy Việt (Vietnamese paper), also makes paper from the pulp of bamboo and mulberry trees.

A few years ago, Thọ hit up on the idea of using the stems of the nipa palm (called water coconut in Viet Nam), found in profusion in the area, to make paper and paper products, using the know-how he had acquired in making traditional paper with local materials. Continue reading “New product papers over an old tradition”

Củ Chi farms its way to post-war charms

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Update: April, 16/2017 – 09:00

Floral farming: Orchid garden in Fosaco Village, Củ Chi District. Photo Lê Minh

Already famous for its incredible network of underground tunnels, Củ Chi is using its rustic ambience to attract more visitors keen to get away from urban bustle, Sơn Hà finds.

Arguably, no visitor to HCM City, or Việt Nam, even, will miss a trip to the Guerilla Warfare Tunnels.

They are a dark reminder of dark days, and a fantastic reminder of incredible bravery, ingenuity and indomitable spirit.

The underground network of tunnels that will never cease to amaze, with its sheer length and facilities like trenches, docks, dining spaces, bedrooms and warehouses, has come out of hiding to become a living museum of the Resistance.

The earliest tunnel appeared in 1948 in two communes of Tân Phú Trung and Phước Vĩnh An. At first, there were just short and simple complexes for hiding documents, weapons and some guerillas.

Later, more tunnels were dug and wound their way to neighbouring communes. Between 1961 and 1965, six communes in the north of Củ Chi had completed the “backbone” tunnel. Branch tunnels connected with the backbone to form a network that could be expanded, if needed. They were needed. The Củ Chi Tunnels expanded rapidly, especially in the beginning of 1966, as the fight against American intensified.

Reliving history: Tourists take a seat at what used to be a meeting room during the war in the Củ Chi Tunnels. Photo Lê Minh

By 1967, the tunnel system had a total length of 250 kilometres, a man-made wonder.

The “iron land” of guerilla forces has now transformed itself, from an area most devastated by war in the southern region into a popular tourist destination and now, a “new rural area”.

The world’s top underground tourist attraction welcomed around 1.5 million visitors last year, 650,000 of them foreigners, says Colonel Trần Văn Tâm, director of Historic Relics & Củ Chi Tunnel Complex. Continue reading “Củ Chi farms its way to post-war charms”

Massive mound of garbage collapses in Sri Lanka, killing 20

For old folks left to die at Myanmar’s roadsides and cemeteries, these homes are their last hope

Cast aside “like rubbish” and turned away even by nursing homes, these elderly outcasts are given dignity at the end of life by volunteer groups outraged by their plight.

The elderly woman had just been involved in a road accident. But instead of getting help, the driver had abandoned the woman next to a rubbish dump by the road to fend for herself.

Daw Khin Ma Ma said her stomach churned at the sight of the battered old woman who was eventually conveyed to her nursing home. “Her rib bones were broken, some of which had pierced her lungs. We could see a hole in her back that had been gnawed on by the rats,” she said. Continue reading “For old folks left to die at Myanmar’s roadsides and cemeteries, these homes are their last hope”

North Korea launches missile but test ends in failure

Unsuccessful testfire in eastern coastal city comes hours before US vice-president is due to arrive in Seoul

North Korea’s missile launch comes just a day after a huge military parade in Pyongyang to mark the birth anniversary of founder Kim Il-sung.
North Korea’s missile launch comes just a day after a huge military parade in Pyongyang to mark the birth anniversary of founder Kim Il-sung. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has defied Donald Trump’s demands for it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, launching a missile from an eastern port city on Sunday morning.

However, the test appeared to fail. “The missile blew up almost immediately,” the United States Pacific Command said in a statement. “The type of missile is still being assessed.” Reuters reported one US official as saying it was confident the failed projectile was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Continue reading “North Korea launches missile but test ends in failure”