Vân Long Nature Reserve

Last update 14:36 | 02/03/2017

Around 80 kilometers from Hanoi, Van Long Nature Reserve in Gia Van Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province is as beautiful as a painting.

The site is where tourists can come to find peace in a tranquil atmosphere. Although it was opened for tourism in 1998, Van Long is still as primitive as ever. It remains an attractive destination for local and foreign visitors.

Along with Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex and Tam Coc-Bich Dong National Park in the province, Van Long Nature Reserve is considered an overland equivalent of Halong Bay with imposing cliffs and mountains and vast lakes which form a stunning scene. Tiếp tục đọc “Vân Long Nature Reserve”

New Straits Times
(File pix) Mexican tuna is on display at a fish market in Mexico City, Mexico April 25, 2017. The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten. REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten.

General Assembly President Peter Thomson said Tuesday that tuna plays a critical role “in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.”

He says tuna species, which are highly migratory, account for 20 percent of the value of all fish caught and over 8 percent of all internationally traded seafood.

The former Fijian ambassador adds in a statement: “Regrettably, with the decline in the health of the ocean, the fish stocks including tuna face growing threats and an uncertain future.”

The General Assembly established World Tuna Day in December to reinforce its importance to nations around the globe. –AP

USDOC investigates tool chests imports from Việt Nam


Update: May, 03/2017 – 18:00

Tool chests and cabinets from Việt Nam and China are under the investigation of dumping in the US market. — Photo cva.gov.vn
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – The US Department of Commerce has begun investigating the possibility of dumping of imports of tool chests and cabinets from Việt Nam and China.

The investigation is being conducted following a petition from Waterloo Industries Inc., which filed an anti-dumping and a countervailing duty from the two countries on April 11.

The company alleges a dumping margin of 159.99 per cent for China and a dumping margin of 21.85 per cent for Việt Nam. It also said exporters and producers from China had received unsuitable subisidisation from their government. Tiếp tục đọc “USDOC investigates tool chests imports from Việt Nam”

Moody’s and SP affirms Việt Nam’s sovereign rating


Update: April, 30/2017 – 12:47

Moody’s has affirmed Viet Nam’s credit rating with positive outlook. – Photo customsnews.vn

HÀ NỘI – Two major credit rating agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s (S&P), on Friday affirmed Việt Nam’s sovereign rating, citing the country’s strong foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, macroeconomic and external stability and modest external debt burden.

Moody’s affirmed the Government of Việt Nam’s B1 issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings, while it raised the outlook to positive from stable.

Moody’s B1 rating, four steps below investment grade, is considered relatively stable, with a moderate chance of default. Tiếp tục đọc “Moody’s and SP affirms Việt Nam’s sovereign rating”

ADB to lend $4.2b to water security project


Update: May, 03/2017 – 22:00

The water shortage will get worse by 2050 and 3.4 billion people in the Asia-Pacific developing countries would be living in water-stress areas. ADB looks forward to providing more support to help the countries address these water-related challenges. — Photo Courtesy of ADB
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YOKOHAMA — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this year plans to provide loans worth US$4.2 billion, doubling last year’s figure, to support developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region in addressing water challenges.
The information was released by Deputy Director General of the ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Amy S.P. Leung on Wednesday.

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