‘Made in Vietnam’ explosive reactive tank armors

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Updated : 05/04/2017 19:19 GMT + 7

Vietnamese military engineers have been successful in producing fully domestic-made tank armors that can withstand powerful shoulder-launched anti-tank rockets.

With their strong firepower and destructive capabilities, tanks are always among top priority targets for opposing forces during battle, according to Major Nguyen Vu Hung, head of the technical design and explosives application department at the military-owned Institute of Propellants and Explosives.

“We have been dreaming of building an explosive reactive armor for our tanks to cover the vehicles’ weakest and most vulnerable spots against anti-tank shells for a while.” Hung said. “It took us a long time to finally build one.” Tiếp tục đọc “‘Made in Vietnam’ explosive reactive tank armors”

National forest protection plan unveiled

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Update: May, 05/2017 – 09:20

Rangers in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế check on the growth of a mangrove forest in Hương Phong Commune along the Tam Giang Lagoon. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Việt

HÀ NỘI – Increasing forest cover to 45 per cent of national territory and contributing to an eight per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 are among the targets of a national environmental action plan introduced yesterday in Hà Nội.

The National Action Programme aimed to trim greenhouse gas emissions by stemmig deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management of forest resources, conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks by 2030. Tiếp tục đọc “National forest protection plan unveiled”

20 nations sign up for climate change meet

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Update: May, 05/2017 – 09:16

Twenty countries registered to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s symposium for the Asia-Pacific region on climate change response to be held in Hồ Chí Minh City from May 11-13, organisers reported yesterday. — VOV Photo

HÀ NỘI — Twenty countries registered to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s symposium for the Asia-Pacific region on climate change response to be held in Hồ Chí Minh City from May 11-13, organisers reported yesterday.

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng said the symposium, co-organised by the IPU and the Vietnamese legislature, will discuss legislators’ actions to realise sustainable development goals (SDGs) amid climate change.

The head of the NA Committee for External Relations and deputy head of the organising board, Nguyễn Văn Giàu, said the symposium will focus on the SDGs and the role of parliaments; promotion of gender equality and public health when adapting to climate change; challenges and opportunities facing countries in the region; international commitments and requirements for legislators; and mobilisation of resources for realising the SDGs. — VNS

VN objects to China’s East Sea ban

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Update: May, 05/2017 – 09:34

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam adamantly opposes and rejects China’s unilateral ban on fishing in the East Sea from May 1 to August 16, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng told the media at a regular press conference yesterday.

She elaborated that “Việt Nam has sufficient legal foundation and historical evidence testifying to its sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago as well as the legitimate rights over Việt Nam’s sea areas defined in line with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).” Tiếp tục đọc “VN objects to China’s East Sea ban”

VIETNAM 100 % renewable energy target attainable: UNDP official

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Update: May, 04/2017 – 09:00

Louise Chamberlain, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country director in Việt Nam

Green economy is the new watchword for many countries as they eye sustainable development. In Việt Nam, the Government encourages all sectors to aspire for green growth. In 2012 the Việt Nam National Green Growth Strategy was formulated, and has been embraced by all sectors in around 40 provinces and cities. Việt Nam News speaks to Louise Chamberlain, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country director in Việt Nam, about the country’s green growth.

Can you tell us about the green economy and green growth concepts adopted by many countries? Why are they important?

Green economy and green growth have emerged as a solution to balance environmental sustainability and socio-economic development goals.The global agenda was set at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable development in 2012, also known as Rio+20, on the importance of building a “green economy to achieve sustainable development”, where member states followed up on the initial commitment of two decades earlier to sustainable development. These goals were later embraced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030 – altogether, seven out of 17 goals relate to climate change and environmental sustainability, showing their global importance.

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VN shrimp brand: difficult, but not too late

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Update: May, 04/2017 – 09:00

Đào Đức Huấn
Việt Nam is the third largest shrimp producer and the largest giant tiger prawn producer in the world. Shrimp is a major export item, but it lacks brand value.  Đào Đức Huấn explains why. The director of the Agricultural Development Centre also tells Vietnam News Agency it is not too late to build a national brand for Vietnamese shrimp in the global market.

Vietnamese shrimp products have been exported to 90 markets worldwide. Recent years have seen high growth in shrimp exports. Does Vietnamese shrimp have brand identification in the world market?

In 2016, Việt Nam earned US$3.1 billion from shrimp exports, overtaking Thailand as the world’s largest shrimp exporter. Major shrimp export markets included the US, the EU and Japan. Tiếp tục đọc “VN shrimp brand: difficult, but not too late”

Lotte to build smart complex in Thủ Thiêm

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Update: May, 04/2017 – 11:41

HCM City People’s Committee has selected Lotte group as the investor of a smart complex project in the city’s Thủ Thiêm New Urban Area. — Photo alotrip.com
HCM CITY – HCM City People’s Committee has selected Lotte group as the investor of a smart complex project in the city’s Thủ Thiêm New Urban Area.

The project is set to cost the investor VNĐ20.1 trillion (nearly US$884 million), excluding site clearance expenses.

It aims to develop a multifunctional finance-trade-service and residential centre, in which finance, trade and service functions play a crucial role in the core area of Thủ Thiêm. Tiếp tục đọc “Lotte to build smart complex in Thủ Thiêm”

Environmental minister proposes solutions on landslides

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Update: May, 04/2017 – 17:05

The accident site where 16 houses collapsed following a landslide on April 22 in Chợ Mới District, An Giang Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Mạo
Viet Nam News AN GIANG — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà has proposed an emergency solution to avoid further devastation in the aftermath of the landslide that destroyed 14 houses last month in Mekong Delta An Giang Province.

The use of gabions, wattle screens, bamboo, wooden poles and sand packs was one of the emergency solutionsproposed to the Prime Minister after the environmental minister completed a field trip to the devastated area on April 25-26. Tiếp tục đọc “Environmental minister proposes solutions on landslides”

How can you leave no one behind when millions of children are uncounted?

The exact figure of unregistered children around the world is unknown but it is measured in millions. Now NGOs are insisting that all children are counted

Sunny Pawar in the film Lion, which tells the story of an Indian child who is adopted by a loving family, but most of the millions of unregistered children aren’t so lucky.
Sunny Pawar in the film Lion, which tells the story of an Indian child who is adopted by a loving family. But most of the millions of unregistered children aren’t so lucky. Photograph: Allstar/Screen Australia

One night, a five-year-old boy named Sheru became separated from his older brother at a train station in central India. Somehow, he ended up on a train that took him nearly 1,000 miles away to Kolkata where he knew no one, and none of the language.

He learned to survive on the streets until a stranger reported him as a lost child to the police and he was taken to an orphanage. Then, he was adopted by a couple in Tasmania, 10,000 miles away from his home. Tiếp tục đọc “How can you leave no one behind when millions of children are uncounted?”