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Vietnam renews India oil deal in tense South China Sea

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Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region.

FILE PHOTO: A Vietnamese naval soldier stands quard at Thuyen Chai island in the Spratly archipelago January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Quang Le/File Photo

HANOI/NEW DELHI: Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region.

The moves come at a delicate time in Beijing’s relations with Vietnam, which claims parts of the sea, and India, which recently sent warships to monitor the Malacca Straits, through which most of China’s energy supplies and trade passes. Continue reading “Vietnam renews India oil deal in tense South China Sea”

US: Ready to use force in North Korea ‘if we must’

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US vows to defend itself and allies against North Korea’s missile threat if necessary, but prefers to use trade clout.

Nikki Haley directed her comments to the Russian delegation at UN Security Council [Mike Segar/Reuters]

The United States vowed to use military force to defend the country and its allies against North Korea if necessary but said it prefers to use its clout in international trade to address the growing threat. Continue reading “US: Ready to use force in North Korea ‘if we must’”

Tam Hai Island offers pristine weekend getaways

Last update 08:40 | 06/07/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Isolated from the mainland by a river, Tam Hai island commune, in the central province of Quang Nam is an ideal destination for adventure trips, with crystal-clear water and white beaches.

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Unspoiled nature: A rural view of Tam Hai Island commune. Photos: Cong Thanh/VNS

As summer approaches, islanders from Tam Hai Commune, just five minutes by boat from Nui Thanh District’s Tam Quang Commune, will begin collecting seaweed (sargassum henslowianum) from the waters surrounding the island.

The seaweed harvest lasts nearly two months, so the beach will be crowded with local fishermen during this time. Continue reading “Tam Hai Island offers pristine weekend getaways”

Discovering Bau Truc pottery village

Last update 12:33 | 05/07/2017

Pottery art in Bau Truc Village in Phuoc Dan Commune, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province has been recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The pottery village has some 400 households making pottery goods, representing 70% of the total Cham population in the area.

Despite many ups and downs, the Cham people have handed down their pottery making techniques from generation to generation.

The village captures the attention of many tourists, and has more than 600 workers with incomes of VND3 million to VND4 million.

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Tourists buy pottery products in the Bau Truc pottery village Continue reading “Discovering Bau Truc pottery village”

Sand exploitation out of control as violators threaten authorities

Last update 07:30 | 06/07/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Sand exploitation brings huge profits even higher than that brought by illegal logging. Experts say.

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At a working session with Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung, local officials in the Mekong Delta asked for the right to exploit sand on a riverbed without consulting with local residents.

Under current law, to collect minerals, individuals and organizations must submit reports on the possible impact on the environment, and to dredge passage, they must consult with the local community. Continue reading “Sand exploitation out of control as violators threaten authorities”

Vietnam chemical giant calls for gov’t help with $125mn Chinese loan

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Updated : 07/05/2017 20:04 GMT + 7

When its fertilizer plant funded by Chinese bank loans was bogged down by losses, state-run Vietnamese chemical giant Vinachem immediately turned to the government for help, instead of seeking solutions to revitalize the loss-making project.

In 2007, Vinachem closed a US$250 million loan deal, mature in 15 years, with China Eximbank to finance the construction of its nitrogenous fertilizer plant in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

As of March 2017, the state-run chemical giant had made seven payment installments worth a combined $87.5 million. Continue reading “Vietnam chemical giant calls for gov’t help with $125mn Chinese loan”

Down in the dumps over a ‘natural’ compromise

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Update: July, 06/2017 – 09:40

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Earlier this month, the Environment Minister said “we can’t dump waste into the sea.”

More than understandable, given all the facts and dire warnings that were brought to the fore on World Oceans Day (June 8).

And no Vietnamese will ever forget what happened in April last year when steel maker Formosa discharged untreated effluents into the sea, killing millions of fish and disrupting, if not destroying, the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people living on the country’s central coast. Continue reading “Down in the dumps over a ‘natural’ compromise”

14 ex-officials prosecuted for Đồng Tâm land violations

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Update: July, 05/2017 – 16:00

Hà Nội People’s Committee chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung (centre, white shirt) meet Đồng Tâm Commune residents to resettle land dispute last April. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Mỹ Đức District Police in Hà Nội on Tuesday announced they were prosecuting 14 former officials of the district and of Đồng Tâm Commune.

The officials were allegedly involved in land violations in the commune.

The accused will appear in court this month, facing charges of “abusing power while on duty” and “irresponsibility causing serious consequence.” Continue reading “14 ex-officials prosecuted for Đồng Tâm land violations”

Extracting extra 1 million tonnes oil tough: Association

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Update: July, 05/2017 – 15:00

A corner of oil platform Thỏ Trắng 3. — Photo vietsea
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Government’s goal to extract another one million tonnes of crude oil by December to meet its economic growth target is challenging, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Association (VOGA) said.

At a meeting in early June with State-run corporations on stimulating economic growth, Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng asked the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) to add another one million tonnes of crude oil to its projected output so that the country’s GDP can record 6.7 per cent growth in 2017. Continue reading “Extracting extra 1 million tonnes oil tough: Association”