Discovering unique double beach in Hon Noi Island

Last update 19:00 | 28/08/2017

Located in Hon Noi Island in the south central province of Khanh Hoa, the only double beach is famous for its warm and cold water, created by the different sea currents.

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Here are some stunning photos of the beautiful beach submitted by amateur photographers at the Zing.vn Photo Contest. Continue reading “Discovering unique double beach in Hon Noi Island”
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Revenue from bauxite projects far lower than expected

Last update 12:00 | 31/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – As warned by experts, the revenue from Nhan Co and Tan Rai bauxite projects has been disappointing.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, Nhan Co, Tan Rai, bauxite

Dau Tu cited Dak Nong provincial authorities as reporting that the Nhan Co alumina plant was expected to pay VND437.761 billion in tax every year from 2016 when the plant began operation.

However, according to the Dak Nong provincial taxation agency, the total tax estimated to be collected from the plant in 2017 is just VND107.39 billion, or VND330 billion lower than expected. Continue reading “Revenue from bauxite projects far lower than expected”

Vietnam’s plans to pump more money into economy risky: economists

Last update 08:00 | 31/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Economists have warned that many problems may arise if VND700 trillion is pumped into the national economy to raise the credit growth rate to 22 percent and obtain 6.7 percent GDP growth rate this year.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, credit growth, GDP growth, SBV
Bui Quang Tin, a lecturer at HCM City Banking University, said the increase in money supply will have an impact on GDP, inflation, interest rate and exchange rate.

He pointed out several concerns. First, the economy will need time to absorb the money. If injecting money into production, capital turnover would take 3-6 months on average.

Second, when the money supply increases, people may pour capital into non-production fields such as real estate and securities, fields called ‘instant noodles’ because return on investment capital can be done relatively quickly.

Banks have been asked to restrict lending to these sectors. If banks pour too much money into real estate, the real estate bubble in 2006-2008 will come back.

Banks have been asked to restrict lending to these sectors. If banks pour too much money into real estate, the real estate bubble in 2006-2008 will come back.

If money is disbursed for real estate and securities, the bad debt ratio will increase.

Tin said that IMF and WB had warned about the high credit growth this year which may bring new risks to the banking system.

“The high credit growth may help obtain targeted GDP growth rate, but it will also cause negative impact, which may be even higher than benefits. These are risks in inflation, exchange rate, interest rate, production cost and bad debt.” Continue reading “Vietnam’s plans to pump more money into economy risky: economists”

10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation

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The world is transforming in many different ways.

These shifts – from climate change, to migration, to new technology and urbanisation – will have a significant impact on the management of water resources and related services such as sanitation. This impact will be both positive and negative, throwing up a variety of new opportunities and challenges, for people and economies.

But how can we make the most of the opportunities and face the challenges?

Here, we outline 10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation up to 2030, to do just that. Continue reading “10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation”

Cries for help from industry cause headaches for ministries

Last update 16:00 | 31/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Ministries have been increasingly hearing calls for help from many industries.

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In late July 2017, the Ministry of Planning & Investment (MPI) proposed reducing an export tariff to rescue the cement industry. The domestic supply is 20 percent higher than demand, while the domestically made product is more expensive than Chinese, Thai and Japanese cement.

The ministry believed that it would be better to slash the export tariff to below 5 percent to pave the way for cement manufacturers to export their products and ease the pressure on domestic supply. Continue reading “Cries for help from industry cause headaches for ministries”

APG cable improves Vietnam’s internet security

VietNamNet Bridge – Though the APG submarine cable broke twice in six months, Vietnam Internet Association’s (VIA) secretary general Vu The Binh said that APG has helped improve security and provisioning capability for Vietnam’s internet.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,  APG, AAG, VNPT

Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) was put into trial operation in late October and became officially operational in mid-December 2016, after four years of installation.

The APG project attracted many Asian telecom groups, including Japanese NTT Docomo, Chinese China Telecom and South Korean KT. The four Vietnamese investors include VNPT (the Vietnam Post & Telecommunication Group) , Viettel, FPT Telecom and CMC Telecom. Continue reading “APG cable improves Vietnam’s internet security”

Internet traffic insignificantly affected by undersea cable rupture

Last update 17:50 | 31/08/2017

The rupture of two undersea cable lines Asia-America Gateway (AAG) and Intra-Asia (IA) in waters off Hong Kong’s coast on August 28 has insignificant impacts on Internet traffic in Vietnam, said domestic Internet service providers.

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A young woman is seen using the Internet. International Internet traffic in Vietnam is hardly affected by AAG and IA ruptures

When the problem is fixed remains unknown but such incidents often take several weeks to handle.

Before the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable system was put into operation in late 2016, 70% of international Internet traffic of Vietnam relied on AAG, while IA, Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 3 (SMW3) and overland cable systems were only responsible for the remaining 30%. Therefore, Internet traffic in Vietnam was badly affected every time AAG broke. Continue reading “Internet traffic insignificantly affected by undersea cable rupture”

Sexual imbalance at birth remains critical in Vietnam

Last update 16:56 | 31/08/2017

Sexual imbalance at birth is increasing and is currently at a serious level in Vietnam, with the sex ratio at birth (boys per 100 girls) remaining quite high, stated a report on population and family planning, released on August 29.

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Ethnic minority children join Khmer language class at new Tra Tim Pagoda, Dai Tan commune, My Xuyen district, Soc Trang province.

According to the report released by the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP), skewed birth sex ratio is still on the rise. The total number of children born in the first six months of 2017 was almost 485,000, increasing by over 7,100 (up 1.5%) in comparison with the same period in 2016, of which the number of newborn boys is 257,727, an increase of 3,809 (up 2.1%), while the number of newborn girls is 227,219, an increase of 3,358. Continue reading “Sexual imbalance at birth remains critical in Vietnam”

Tourism plans in Mekong Delta called too ambitious

Last update 12:00 | 29/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta expects 34 million travelers by 2020, but the goal is out of reach if local tourism continues to operate in the traditional way.


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Thirteen provinces and cities in Mekong Delta received 7.6 million travelers in 2016, including 900,000 foreign travelers, or 10 percent of total foreign travelers to Vietnam.

Under the plan for Mekong Delta tourism development, the region would have turnover of VND25 trillion by 2020, or VND15.3 trillion higher than last year’s turnover.

With the overlap in tourism products, poor infrastructure and services, and bad marketing, Mekong Delta tourism agencies should not set a high target in the number of travelers.

Some experts commented the plan is too ambitious, because the number of travelers to Mekong Delta has not increased sharply like other regions. With the overlap in tourism products, poor infrastructure and services, and bad marketing, Mekong Delta tourism agencies should not set a high target in the number of travelers. Continue reading “Tourism plans in Mekong Delta called too ambitious”

“Cấp cứu” những con rạch đen

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(TN&MT) – Trên địa bàn quận Bình Thạnh (TP.HCM) vẫn tồn tại những con rạch đen, ô nhiễm môi trường ở mức nghiêm trọng suốt một thời gian dài, gây nhiều bức xúc cho người dân. Trước tình trạng này, Sở TN&MT TP.HCM đã đề xuất thực hiện một loạt các giải pháp để cải tạo những dòng kênh đen, trả lại môi trường sống cho người dân.

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Từ lâu, rạch Bùi Hiếu Nghĩa, Cầu Bông, Cầu Sơn, Long Vân Tự…đã mặc định trong suy nghĩ của người dân quận Bình Thạnh là những con rạch ô nhiễm, mong muốn được cải tạo sớm ngày nào tốt ngày ấy. rạch Lăng, rạch cầu Sơn, rạch Long Vân Tự Continue reading ““Cấp cứu” những con rạch đen”

Exxon Mobil Vietnam gas project could start in November: state TV

Exxon Mobil Corp’s Blue Whale gas project, Vietnam’s biggest, could start in November

By Reuters

August 31,2017, 10:16 GMT+7

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Exxon Mobil Corp’s Blue Whale gas project, Vietnam’s biggest, could start in November, Vietnam Television (VTV) reported on Tuesday.

The Blue Whale field has an estimated 150 billion cubic metres of reserves. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Exxon Mobil on Tuesday he hoped to have the project starting officially at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November when U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. government officials are expected to attend, state-run VTV reported.

Vietnam is trying to switch to cleaner energy from coal-fired power plants. The country is also planning solar and wind power plants. Continue reading “Exxon Mobil Vietnam gas project could start in November: state TV”

Japan’s military seeks funds to boost missile ranges, speed in record budget

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Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) soldiers hold a drill to mobilise their Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile unit in response to recent missiles launch by North Korea, at JSDF Asaka base in Asaka, north of Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO: Japan’s defence ministry on Thursday (Aug 31) sought US$160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean threat.

If approved, the proposal for a rise of 2.5 per cent in defence spending to 5.26 trillion yen (US$48 billion) for the year starting April 1, will be the sixth straight annual increase as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military. Continue reading “Japan’s military seeks funds to boost missile ranges, speed in record budget”

China says it hopes India learns lesson from border standoff

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BEIJING — China’s foreign minister said Wednesday he hopes India can “learn lessons” from a recently resolved border standoff and avoid such occurrences in the future, as the leaders of the two Asian giants prepare to meet next week for a summit in southeastern China.

Wang Yi’s remarks came after the countries agreed Monday to pull back their troops from a disputed Himalayan plateau where China, India and Bhutan meet.

“We’re hoping that their side will learn lessons from this incident and prevent some of the things from happening again. We hope that through the efforts of both sides we will maintain healthy and stable relations,” Wang said. Continue reading “China says it hopes India learns lesson from border standoff”

Châu Á “nhập khẩu” mô hình giáo dục Phần Lan: Vì sao không thành công?

TT – Phần Lan, với dân số 5 triệu người, trở thành quốc gia có nền giáo dục tiên tiến trên thế giới những năm gần đây. Nhiều quốc gia đã cử các học giả, nhà nghiên cứu sang tìm hiểu mô hình giáo dục của đất nước này, nhưng lại không thể áp dụng hiệu quả. Vì sao?

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tuoitre.vn_Bí mật thành công của nền giáo dục Phần Lan chính là chất lượng dạy học, lấy học sinh làm trung tâm và đội ngũ giáo viên được quan tâm và ưu tiên hàng đầu, chứ không chạy đua theo thành tích.

Tất cả giáo viên đều được đào tạo nghiêm ngặt, phải có bằng thạc sĩ mới được đứng lớp và họ được xem là những chuyên gia giáo dục. Phần Lan lựa chọn và tuyển dụng giáo viên rất kỹ lưỡng. Chẳng hạn trong năm 2010, có 1.258 sinh viên đăng ký chương trình đào tạo giáo viên tiểu học nhưng chỉ 123 người (9,8%) được chấp nhận để tham gia chương trình đào tạo giáo viên tiểu học trong thời gian năm năm. Mức lương hằng năm của một giáo viên tiểu học từ 40.000-60.000 USD và giáo viên làm việc 190 ngày/năm.

“Chương trình đào tạo giáo viên tiểu học năm năm rất tốn kém, nhưng đội ngũ giáo viên được đào tạo ra đều có năng lực cao và được xã hội tôn trọng” – Jari Lavonen, trưởng khoa sư phạm tại đại học Helsinki, cho biết.

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