Vietnam, China hold first fishery patrol in 2017

Last update 15:01 | 21/04/2017

The coast guards of Vietnam and China conducted a joint fishery patrol on shared fishing grounds in the Tonkin Gulf from April 18-20, Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) daily reported. 

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Ships coded 8004 of the Vietnam Coast Guard in the patrol

Ships coded 8003 and 8004 of the Vietnam Coast Guard joined Chinese ships coded 3301 and 3304 in the first patrol this year.

The Vietnamese and Chinese sides were led by Colonel Tran Van Tho, Deputy Commander and Chief of the Staff of the Coast Guard High Command Region 1 under the Vietnam Coast Guard, and Liu Tianrong, Deputy Head of the China Coast Guard’s Nanhai bureau.

They examined fishing boats working across nine locations in the countries’ shared fishing grounds. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam, China hold first fishery patrol in 2017”

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Cheap meat imports affecting domestic animal breeders

Last update 12:00 | 21/04/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The average price for imported pork is now $1.2 per kilo, or VND27,000, while the domestic pork price has dropped dramatically to a 30-year low.vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, livestock, MARD, import meat

According to GDC, by mid-March, Vietnam had imported 7,800 tons of pork of different kinds, worth $9.4 million. The figure represented a 16 percent increase in quantity and 21 percent in value compared with the same period last year.

As such, one kilo of imports is priced at $1.2. Post-slaughter by-products were imported at $0.88 per kilo (5,400 tons were imported, worth $4.8 million), while fresh pork was VND42,500 per kilo, Tiếp tục đọc “Cheap meat imports affecting domestic animal breeders”

Hà Nội prosecutors annul decision to arrest Đồng Tâm resident

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Update: April, 21/2017 – 04:00

Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung yesterday met with Mỹ Đức District representatives to exchange views as they seek common ground on the land issue in Đồng Tâm Commune.—VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The capital city’s prosecuting agency, Hà Nội People’s Procuracy, today anulled a decision taken by the local police on April 15 relating to the arrest of a senior resident over a land-reclaimation protest.The anullment came in response a police department request that preventive measures relating to 82-year-old Lê Đình Kình, a resident of Đồng Tâm Commune in Mỹ Đức District, Hà Nội, be rescinded.

The police requested the anullment saying Kình had “admitted his wrongful acts” and have never been convicted previously. Tiếp tục đọc “Hà Nội prosecutors annul decision to arrest Đồng Tâm resident”

Teacher loses her voice, finds her calling

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Update: April, 16/2017 – 09:00

To your health: Phương (right, first row) delivered free medicines on a field trip to Ea Phang in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.
Viet Nam News A throat affliction putting paid to her chosen vocation as a teacher, a young woman stumbles on to a new art form, courtesy some lotus flowers and a Buddhist spirit. Hồng Vân tells an inspiring story.

Nguyễn Nhật Minh Phương was very clear about her choice of career.

She majored in pedagogy and duly became a teacher. She loved her job.

Two years ago, at the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, she found that her throat was hoarse all the time. At the hospital, she received shocking news.

“They told me that I would have to undergo surgery or quit teaching, otherwise, I may not be able to speak anymore.

“It was very hard at first. I couldn’t help feeling lost and was uncertain about the future,” Phương said. “I still loved children and I loved teaching a lot.”

A few months later, life sprung another surprise. Tiếp tục đọc “Teacher loses her voice, finds her calling”

Tehri village selected for pilot project on climate change

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TNN | Apr 21, 2017, 12.57 PM IST

DEHRADUN: Pheti Kimoda village of Jaunpur area in Tehri has been selected for running a pilot project for strengthening climate resilience of forest-based communities.

The village was one of the top ranking sites featured in the vulnerability-risk assessment of the climate change wing of the forest depts. The villagers were found to be suffering from lack of clean drinking water and health facilities, agriculture problems, migration and poor socio-economic conditions.

Tiếp tục đọc “Tehri village selected for pilot project on climate change”

Indigenous group takes Brazil to court in landmark case

by Sam Cowie | Thomson Reuters Foundation  Friday, 21 April 2017 09:00 GMT

This is the first time the Brazilian state stands accused of indigenous rights violations at an international courtBy Sam Cowie

SAO PAULO, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An international human rights commission has accused Brazil of failing to obey its own constitution and ringfence ancient tribal territories in a landmark court case that pits the state against indigenous people.

Brazil could be forced to pay damages if it loses the trial in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which is hearing evidence from both sides in Guatemala.

“This case could strengthen the fight of indigenous people, who continue to have their rights threatened in Brazil,” said Raphaela Lopes, a lawyer at Global Justice, a non-governmental organisation that is supporting the case.

The case seeks to end a vicious dispute over land which the indigenous Xucuru people say has dragged on for 27 years, cost it lives and threatens to erode an ancient way of life.

“Our case is emblematic of indigenous people across Brazil,” Marcos Xucuru, leader of the indigenous group, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone.

“More than 20 years after the constitution, demarcating land is still in chaos, during which time violence against indigenous people continues to increase,” said Xucuru.

Brazil has been a pioneer in setting aside – or demarcating – parcels of land for its indigenous people, a process meant to safeguard their culture, ward off unwelcome incomers and enshrine legal rights over ancient turf. Tiếp tục đọc “Indigenous group takes Brazil to court in landmark case”

Quả bom hẹn giờ: tình trạng người già nghèo đói ở Việt Nam

English: Vietnam’s ticking time-bomb of elderly poverty

Nhiều người đang làm việc ở tuổi già để mưu sinh, ở quốc gia có tỷ lệ người già đi nhanh nhất thế giới. Liệu các giải pháp có quá ít và quá trễ cho số người già đang tăng lên ở Việt Nam? Phần 1 của loạt bài về  tình trạng đói nghèo ở khu vực châu Á Thái Bình Dương sẽ đi sâu vào các vấn đề này.

Cụ Tran Thi Huong, 82 tuổi làm việc để mưu sinh bằng việc bán vé số dạo trên đường phố

Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh: làm quần quật trong căn bếp nhỏ tin hin, dưới ánh đèn lờ mờ từ 4 giờ sáng, chị em bà Chau cuối cùng đã xong việc pha trộn, xào nấu, hấp đồ trong khoảng 7 tiếng sau đó.

Nhưng, khi mặt trời gần đứng bóng, ngày làm việc của họ mới chỉ xong một nửa. Bấy giờ tới  phần việc khó khăn hơn: đi bán đồ ăn vặt – thực đơn gồm súp đậu đỏ, bánh bao đậu xanh, và đồ uống đậu phộng lạnh – dưới nắng nóng. Tiếp tục đọc “Quả bom hẹn giờ: tình trạng người già nghèo đói ở Việt Nam”

GIỌT LỆ MO HỒN

GIỌT LỆ MO HỒN1

                   Truyện ngắn

Gợi ý giải quyết vụ Đồng Tâm – Mỹ Đức

Hai giờ chiều, để thực thi một nhiệm vụ tối đặc biệt, Cư bỏ xe con công vụ, một mình nhảy xe ôm đi một chặng đường dài, rồi xuống đò tới một trong những bản cuối cùng còn vướng mắc giải tỏa: bản Púng Lầm.

Trên con thuyền đuôi én sứt sẹo vượt sóng, Cư nhìn về phía thượng nguồn. Hàng chục cây số dọc bờ sông, cách đây không lâu từng là những khu dân cư trù phú, giờ đã tiêu điều hoang vắng dành cho lòng hồ thủy điện. Từ ngoài bến vào bản, lối đi trồi sụt, cỏ rậm rì. Vài ba con khỉ rừng thập thò trong các mảnh vườn lút cỏ. Những cối giã gạo bằng nước và bằng chân chỏng trơ đã mốc thếch. Vài túp lều dựng tạm bằng nilông, tôn lợp, tre nứa… Có người quay về chỉ để thu hoạch nốt vườn tược nương rẫy, có người khăn gói quay lại hẳn bản cũ. Và cũng có người quyết không đi đâu cả! Tại đây, theo một nguồn tin, các gia đình cố thủ còn dấu hai khẩu súng kíp, họ tung lên “tai rừng” những tuyên bố đáng sợ! Ba lần cán bộ của Ban đã tới thuyết phục, rồi đều phải quay về, lắc đầu. Một cuộc họp liên tịch căng thẳng. Cưỡng chế! Cư như bị á khẩu. Kinh hoàng. Sao cứ phải gạch vỡ, nhà cháy, máu đổ?!… Nhưng tình hình quá nghiêm trọng, lại trước một tập thể “cây đa cây đề”, Cư tạm bó tay. Trước đó, Cư và một số người trẻ trong Ban đã không chỉ làm “Dân vận” mà còn phải làm “Quan vận” nữa! Chính anh là người kiến nghị để đồng bào được di chuyển ngôi sàn đến nơi tái định cư, phù hợp với nguyện vọng, tập quán. Và không chỉ một lần, Cư xin trực tiếp đến ăn ngủ tại những gia đình chây lỳ, khiến vợ anh phải bồn chồn lo lắng cả đêm. Nhưng lần này… Tiếp tục đọc “GIỌT LỆ MO HỒN”

HCM City residents plagued by overloaded dumps

Last update 11:57 | 21/04/2017


VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City faces a shortage of garbage collection stations, with empty pavements in public areas often used as makeshift stations.

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A garbage collection station in District 3 of HCM City. 

At the collection stations, rubbish is collected, sorted for disposal and then transferred to dumping sites or treatment zones, but these unhygienic tasks have been performed in public areas.

Meanwhile, current garbage stations are dilapidated and overloaded, polluting the environment and becoming a nightmare for those living nearby.

A garbage collection station located at the Quang Trung-Tan Son Intersection in Go Vap District is an example. The station has become a nightmare for local people, including hundreds of students and teachers from the school nearby.

Le Van Truc, resident in Ward 8, told Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper that the garbage collection station was built ten years ago, causing a terrible odour and traffic chaos.

He said locals asked authorised agencies to move the station, but received no reply.

In the area near September 23 Park in District 1, three stations plague the downtown area of the city. The one on Hai Ba Trung Road has become overloaded due to the large amount of rubbish collected from Ben Nghe and Ben Thanh wards.

Pham Le Nghia, resident in Ben Nghe Ward, said garbage was collected twice a day. Tiếp tục đọc “HCM City residents plagued by overloaded dumps”

Vietnam, US talk to strengthen bilateral ties

Last update 11:48 | 21/04/2017

Vietnam and the US should sustain and strengthen economic and trade links, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said, describing these links as key to bilateral relations.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The Vietnamese official, who is on an official visit to the US from 20-21 April, made the suggestion at a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Advisor of the US National Security Council Herbert Raymond McMaster on April 20 in Washington DC.

He reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations, and international integration.

Vietnam and the US boast great potential to strengthen cooperation, he said, suggesting the two sides expand links in education, training, science-technology, security-defence, and humanity, and in overcoming the consequences of war. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam, US talk to strengthen bilateral ties”

High demanding foreigners pay attention to real estate projects in Vietnam

Last update 11:06 | 21/04/2017

Real estate analytics show a marked rise in foreign-ownership of high-end properties in Vietnam.

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Despite the flourishing supply featuring remarkable variety, foreign investors come to Vietnam with a particularly discerning eye for real estate projects.

Apart from amenities, service quality, profitability, and legal conditions of ownership, foreign clients have a special concern for the reputation of developers.

With a solid track-record of cooperating with Marriott to develop a chain of high-end real estate projects at favoured tourism destinations, such as Sapa, Danang, and Quy Nhon, Alphanam is highly regarded for its sustainable financial capacity and credibility. Tiếp tục đọc “High demanding foreigners pay attention to real estate projects in Vietnam”

New forest law excludes disadvantaged groups

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Update: April, 21/2017 – 09:00
Residents of Mường Nhé District in the northern province of Điện Biên grow pineapple trees on land given to them by the Government. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn
HÀ NỘI — Disadvantaged groups are not benefiting from the new Law on Forest and Development, experts said at a conference Wednesday in Hà Nội on amendments to the fifth draft of the Law on Forest and Development.

Although altered five times, the draft has not regulated the rights of disadvantaged groups to own and use forests, especially of the ethnic minorities who will be most affected by the law, said Lương Thị Trường, director of the Centre for Sustainable Development of Mountainous Areas (CSDM). Tiếp tục đọc “New forest law excludes disadvantaged groups”

Your next Kobe beef may come from Vietnam

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Updated : 04/20/2017 17:00 GMT + 7

The administration of Quang Binh Province in north-central Vietnam has inked deals with Japanese businesses from Hyogo Prefecture to fast-forward investment in a Japanese-style cow farm in the province.

Hyogo is known as the birthplace of world-famous Kobe beef, a reference to beef from the Tajima strain of Wagyu cattle raised in the Japanese prefecture, according to naming regulations set forth by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association.

The meat is a delicacy renowned for its flavor, tenderness, and fatty, well-marbled texture. Tiếp tục đọc “Your next Kobe beef may come from Vietnam”