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Trung Quốc hiện diện đậm đặc ở Campuchia

11/04/2017 07:00 GMT+7

TTO – Kể từ năm 2012, theo Hãng xếp hạng tín dụng quốc tế Moody, Trung Quốc đã vượt qua các tổ chức đa phương gộp lại và Liên minh châu Âu về khoản hỗ trợ tài chính thường niên tại Campuchia.

Trung Quốc hiện diện đậm đặc ở Campuchia
Chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình (trái) bắt tay thủ tướng Campuchia Hun Sen tại Văn phòng thủ tướng Campuhia ở Phnom Penh ngày 13-10-2016 – Ảnh: REUTERS

Hãng tin Nikkei của Nhật Bản mới đây đã có một bài đánh giá tổng quan về quá trình họ gọi là “Trung Quốc hóa” tại Campuchia.

Qua đó chỉ ra sự hiện diện và chi phối sâu sắc trong lĩnh vực kinh tế của các tổ chức doanh nghiệp Trung Quốc tại quốc gia Đông Nam Á này. Tiếp tục đọc “Trung Quốc hiện diện đậm đặc ở Campuchia”

Campuchia tuyên bố giải tỏa làng nổi trên biển Hồ

25/03/2017 10:17 GMT+7

TTO – Hàng nghìn hộ dân sống trên các làng nổi tại ​hồ Tonle Sap (biển Hồ), tỉnh Kampong Chhnang sẽ bị giải tỏa đến nơi khác trong nỗ lực mà chính quyền địa phương là để hạn chế ô nhiễm nguồn nước.

Campuchia tuyên bố giải tỏa làng nổi trên biển Hồ
Một nhà bè ở biển Hồ được cải tạo thành nhà hàng, cây xăng và bán các nhu yếu phẩm cho dân địa phương lẫn khách du lịch – Ảnh: DUY LINH

Báo Khmer Times của Campuchia ngày 24-3 dẫn lời tỉnh trưởng tỉnh Kampong Chhnang, ông Chhour Chan Dern cho biết có ít nhất 5 làng nổi tại 3 khu vực khác nhau của biển Hồ gây ô nhiễm và tàn phá hệ sinh thái trong hồ. Tiếp tục đọc “Campuchia tuyên bố giải tỏa làng nổi trên biển Hồ”

5 cách kiểm chứng sự thật của các tuyên bố về sức khỏe/y tế

English: 5 tips for fact-checking claims about health

“Bạn có thể đưa ra sự thật chính xác 100% nhưng có thể vẫn gần như vô nghĩa đối với độc giả”

Câu nói thứ hai của Gary Schwitzer trong cuộc nói chuyện qua điện thoại của chúng tôi nghe có vẻ như không thực là một sự chấp nhận cho việc kiểm chứng sự thật.

Thực tế, điều này chỉ ra một thách thức mà những người phải kiểm chứng sự thật phải đối mặt hàng ngày.  Những tuyên bố mà các viên chức được đắc cử hoặc các phương tiện truyền thông đưa ra có thể chính xác nhưng lại gây hiểu nhầm do việc bỏ sót hoặc thiếu bối cảnh.  Những tuyên bố này đôi khi thật khó để phát hiện theo mọt cách rõ ràng cho người đọc, nhưng cũng không kém phần quan trọng hơn là những đó là ở đâu đó số liệu bị can thiệp một cách trắng trợn.

Schwitzer là ông chủ của trang HealthNewsReview.org và là trợ giảng của  Khoa Y tế cộng đồng thuộc đại học Minnesota. Tiếp tục đọc “5 cách kiểm chứng sự thật của các tuyên bố về sức khỏe/y tế”

Mural painting at Da Nang airport wins bronze at Int’l Design Awards

Last update 10:38 | 15/05/2017

A mural painting created by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy and her colleagues from the New Hanoi Art Company located in Da Nang International Airport won the bronze medal at the 10th International Design Awards (IDA), the awards jury announced on May 11.

Thuy also brought home a consolation prize for her ‘Love Heart for Hanoi’, a heart-shaped sculpture decorated with millions of ceramic tiles.

The mural at Da Nang airport covers a pillar that is 7.4m in height and 6.4m in diameter featuring images of flowers and tropical trees.

The work, made with paints produced by the French-based industrial paint producer Guard Industrie, was inaugurated in March this year as the first painting as part of an art project to transform Da Nang airport into a tropical garden.

The project was highly appreciated by the judges for creatively and successfully applying materials in building and industrial construction into community arts. The use of flowers and green trees helps to create a fresh and environmentally-friendly feel for viewers, thus meeting criteria set for the IDA’s Design for Society and Design for Environment category.

Earlier, Thuy was given an honourable mention at the eighth IDA in 2015 for her lotus-shaped fountain at Mai Xuan Thuong flower garden. Tiếp tục đọc “Mural painting at Da Nang airport wins bronze at Int’l Design Awards”

Top tours in Hanoi

Last update 14:23 | 15/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Known as the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is teeming with ornate Buddhist temples, ancient citadels, war memorials, and French colonial architecture while traditional villages and national parks are just outside the city. From full-day excursions to UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay and Ba Vi National Park to evening cyclo tours and traditional water puppet shows in the city centre, these popular Hanoi tours cater to just about any budget and preference.

Hanoi nightlife walking tour

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Ta Hien Street – the best place for Bia hoi in Hanoi

Spend an evening discovering the bustling nightlife in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Sample from popular Vietnamese foods, including pho and nem chua ran, before continuing to clubs and bars to drink Vietnamese beer and choose how you want to spend your night. Tiếp tục đọc “Top tours in Hanoi”

Hanoi faces summer shortage of clean water

Last update 17:03 | 15/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Come summer, people in the capital once again face one of the most dreaded spectres of urban life, water shortage.

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Processing water at the Ha Noi Clean Water Co, the main supplier of water to the capital city. 

This year, the situation does not look to be any better with provider companies expecting supply to fall short of demand by 70,000-100,000 cu.m every day, while many clean water projects are still in progress.

Early risers get the water

It’s only early summer, but houses in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi Hoan Kiem District are already stacking every water container imaginable – buckets, plastic barrels or basins. Tiếp tục đọc “Hanoi faces summer shortage of clean water”

Online sales finally begin to bear fruit

Last update 08:00 | 16/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Retailers’ great efforts to develop online sales have been rewarded with initial success. 

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The Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) estimates that with a growth rate of 30-50 percent per annum, Vietnam’s e-commerce market value may reach $10 billion after five years.

Tran Kinh Doanh, CEO of The Gioi Di Dong, which owns The Gioi Di Dong, a mobile distribution chain, Dien May Xanh and Bach Hoa Xanh, the home appliance chains, and vuivui.com, an e-commerce trading floor, said online sales are developing rapidly. In 2015, online sales brought VND1.65 trillion in revenue, an increase of 94 percent over the year before (VND925 billion). Tiếp tục đọc “Online sales finally begin to bear fruit”

Weekly street art show debuts in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/14/2017 17:01 GMT + 7

A new program featuring street performances were opened on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday evening.

The Ho Chi Minh City Street Show was debuted at 7:00 pm, amazing local residents and tourists with a variety of gigs along the pedestrian street.

The program is set to take place from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday night on Nguyen Hue.

The show began with the sound of EDM (electronic dance music) that attracted nearby visitors to a total of six stages featuring different genres of street art. Tiếp tục đọc “Weekly street art show debuts in downtown Ho Chi Minh City”

Vietnam’s Cat Ba archipelago faces threats from mammoth tourism project

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/14/2017 16:01 GMT + 7

A model of the megaresort upon completion in Cat Ba Archipelago off the northern city of Hai Phong
The construction of a megaresort has been initiated in a popular archipelago off the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong, mounting pressure on the local environment recognized as the world’s biosphere reserve.

The Cat Ba ecotourism resort and entertainment complex in the namesake archipelago, developed by Vietnamese conglomerate Sun Group, was kick-started on Saturday, with total investment estimated at US$3 billion.

The project began with the construction of a seaport and station of an over-the-sea cable car system, 21km long, connecting Cat Hai and Cat Ba Towns.

The third terminal of the cable car is expected to be located near the administrative center of the Cat Ba National Park on the main island.

Aside from the transportation system, the project will also include three golf courses, an amusement park, and several components to leverage the tourism potential of local areas such as Qua Vang Cave, Lan Ha Bay, Viet Hai Village, and Cat Ong Island.

A clam farm, previously owned by residents in Cat Ba Archipelago, has been backfilled for the construction of the massive resort. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Le Khac Nam, vice-chairman of the Hai Phong People’s Committee, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that local authorities and Sun Group had carried out multiple surveys and pooled feedback before laying out a plan for the project.

The building of the cable car as well as other constructions will only take place in the outer areas and along the coast, Nam said, claiming that it would not affect the Cat Ba biosphere reserve, which has always been strictly protected.

The resort complex plays a very essential role in developing tourism on Cat Ba, the official elaborated.

“Upon completion, the project will surely transform Cat Ba into a world-class tourist destination,” he added.

Meanwhile, Hoang Van Thap, director of the Cat Ba National Park, affirmed that he had not been asked to give any advice on the construction.

Thap added he had not been aware that some structures would be built within the park, where many rare animal and plant species are being protected.

A map showing the ecotourism project in Cat Ba Archipelago. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Developing tourism in the area requires careful consideration by competent agencies to ensure that the wildlife habitat will not be subject to any damage, Thap asserted.

Local conservationists are concerned that the Cat Ba langur species, the most endangered species in Vietnam being protected at the national park, would face multiple threats.

As of April, only 56 langurs had been recorded on Cat Ba.

According to Tran Thanh Liem, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee in Dong Bai Commune, Cat Hai District, among the 720 hectares of land needed to implement the project, 500 hectares is located in Dong Bai.

Two out of three villages in the commune have been relocated in order for the construction to take place, Liem said.

Vietnamese-American man acts as second ‘father’ to 12 orphans in home country

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/15/2017 08:05 GMT + 7

A Vietnamese-American has financially assisted the adoptive father of 12 orphans in his home country for years as a way to give back to his native country.    

Le Minh Trien, 53, the owner of a thriving lawn mowing business in the U.S., was deeply moved when he first learnt of a fairy tale taking place on Cam (Forbidden) Mountain in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.

The protagonists of the tale, Nguyen Tan Bong and his ailing septuagenarian mother, have provided for and taken care of 11 orphaned and disadvantaged children, including a preschooler with hearing and speech impairments, for over a decade now. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnamese-American man acts as second ‘father’ to 12 orphans in home country”

Private firm discovered building 104 unapproved apartments in central Vietnam

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/15/2017 19:04 GMT + 7

The notorious Muong Thanh Group has been found building over 100 apartments that defy approved designs in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang.

The high-rise developer unilaterally adjusted the original design of a hotel and apartment complex in Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang, to add a total of 104 apartments for sale.

Although local authorities had detected the violation last year, and ordered a cessation of the construction at the time, Muong Thanh ignored the order and completed the extra properties. Tiếp tục đọc “Private firm discovered building 104 unapproved apartments in central Vietnam”

Bottom trawling a threat to the ocean, fishermen

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Update: May, 15/2017 – 16:48

Similar to using boats, a manual form of bottom trawling – which also makes use of huge nets that can cover a portion of nearshore sea – can drag in every form of sea life in that area, and a still common in the central province of Nghệ An. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Văn Nhật
CENTRAL REGION — Bottom trawling is a particularly destructive method of fishing, in which huge weighted nets are dragged on the sea floor, catching everything in their path.Nguyễn Văn Việt, a fisherman from Hoài Nhơn District in the province of Bình Định, said locals here considered bottom trawlers to be ‘sea demons.’

“The setup is either one trawler or two trawlers running in tandem, dragging a huge net with very fine holes, scooping up fish of all sizes. Other than the fact that all sea creatures are caught and bycatches are discarded, the ecosystem along the sea floor is irreparably damaged,” Việt said. Tiếp tục đọc “Bottom trawling a threat to the ocean, fishermen”

Lawmakers vote to fire deputy over pollution disaster

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Update: May, 16/2017 – 08:33
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee (NASC) voted yesterday to remove lawmaker Võ Kim Cự, the official involved in the Formosa environmental disaster, from the 14th NA. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly’s Standing Committee (NASC) voted yesterday to remove lawmaker Võ Kim Cự, the official involved in the Formosa environmental disaster, from the 14th NA.

The NASC adopted a resolution on Cự’s dismissal by a majority vote during a closed meeting on Monday afternoon. The resolution went into effect on the same day. Tiếp tục đọc “Lawmakers vote to fire deputy over pollution disaster”

Nhã Khắc Lâm multi-level company faces inspection

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Update: May, 15/2017 – 17:08
Thiên Ngọc Minh Uy, a multi-level marketing company, has been forced to stop all multi-level marketing activities in connection with a series of violations. — VNA/VNS Photo Đức Duy
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to set up an inspection team to supervise the multi-level marketing activities of Nhã Khắc Lâm Co., Ltd.According to the ministry’s decision 1667/2017, Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh asked the inspection team to examine and verify all multi-level marketing activities of the company. Tiếp tục đọc “Nhã Khắc Lâm multi-level company faces inspection”