Long Hải: Bustling fishing port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

Last update 09:10 | 12/08/2017

Young photographer Nguyen Hoang Phi’s photos about sunrise at Long Hai fishing port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau capture the everyday activities of fishing communities.

Phi said that being born in Long Hai District, he wanted to capture the life of local people. The photos were taken at Long Dien District’s Long Hai fishing port and Dat Do District’s Phuoc Hai Beach.

Long Hai is a coastal town in Long Dien District. Apart from tourism services and salt production, Long Hai is a major supplier of seafood for southeastern provinces.

Spending some time at Long Hai fishing port in the early morning, visitors can see its bustling atmosphere as fishermen and vendors gather to trade freshly caught fish. Fishing is a major source of revenue for Long Hai residents.

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The fishing port which was set up a very long time ago is often more bustling between 13th and 15th of every lunar month as fishing boats return after going offshore. Tiếp tục đọc “Long Hải: Bustling fishing port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau”

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Third generation AO victims in need of proper support

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Last update 10:18 | 12/08/2017

Trinh Tran Nam Dat spends his daily life on a bamboo mat in the middle of his home.

Emaciated body, urinating and defecating onto the floor…

His father, Trinh Nam Khoa stays by him all day and night, not thinking of leaving him for a while for tens of years now. He himself is not well enough to work.

Dat’s grandfather was a former soldier. He died of cancer in 1998. His parents had no idea of Agent Orange until Dat was diagnosed cerebral palsy.

The faith of the children in AO victim families has been decided 56 years ago. However, until now there has not been any specific policy designated for the third generation victims.

Between 1961-1971, US troops sprayed some 80 million liters of defoliants over southern Vietnam, 44 million liters of which were Agent Orange. The later contained a total of nearly 370 kilograms of dioxin, the most poisonous toxin people have ever known. As many as 4.8 million Vietnamese people are exposed to AO/dioxin, of whom over 3 million are victims and hundreds of thousands of children are in the third and fourth generations. The agony lasts from generations to generations, bringing along the silent pain.

The move of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs is imperative to pay tribute to generations of people who devoted themselves for the independence of the nation.

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Imports with outdated technologies from China flood market

Last update 08:30 | 14/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The import of machines, equipment and spare parts from China in the first four months of the year increased by 40 percent over the same period last year. Of this, machine imports increased by 31 percent, or $803 million, reaching $3.4 billion.

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In 2016, China was also the biggest supplier of machine, equipment and spare parts for Vietnam with export turnover of $9.25 billion.

Luong Minh Khoi from MPI warned that it would be a danger for Vietnam if it continues importing outdated waste technologies form China. Tiếp tục đọc “Imports with outdated technologies from China flood market”

Vietnam vows to revive biofuel plan

Last update 08:09 | 14/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The government’s decision to stop the use of RON 92 petrol is expected to revive a series of ethanol plants which have been bogged down in problems.

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Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has stated at a meeting discussing the implementation of the biofuel development plan that RON 92 petrol will only be available in the market until December 31, 2017.

After that, only E5 RON 92 (biofuel) and RON 95 will be allowed to be produced in Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam vows to revive biofuel plan”

Hotels, resorts thrive as travelers flock to Vietnam

Last update 12:00 | 13/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The competition in the market is heating up and luxury hotel developers are struggling to scramble for clients. Still, the market is large enough thanks to the increasing number of travelers to Vietnam.

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Grant Thornton’s 2017 report shows that the number of domestic travelers, mostly businesspeople, staying at luxury hotels and resorts (4-5-star) in the last three years (2014-2016) has been increasing rapidly. Tiếp tục đọc “Hotels, resorts thrive as travelers flock to Vietnam”

The pagoda that sent its monks and nuns to fight for their country

Last update 21:47 | 13/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Among the thousands of pagodas in Viet Nam, Co Le Pagoda in the northeastern province of Nam Dinh stands out. For centuries, inhabitants have cited three strange aspects of the edifice: its architectural mix of occident and orient, its bell, and its courageous monks and nuns who joined armies to fight against invaders. 

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Authentic touch: Dragon carvings on the pagoda roof.

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Nam Dinh – the native land of the Tran Kings

Last update 14:30 | 07/11/2016

VietNamNet Bridge – Nam Dinh, a coastal province in the southern Red River Delta, is the sacred land of the Viet people, Tran Kings and national hero Tran Hung Dao, the spirit of the Tran Dynasty.

Nam Dinh has nearly 4,000 historical cultural sites including 77 national, 216 provincial ones; and many typically historical, cultural, architectural monuments like Keo Hanh Thien pagoda, Ngoi Bridge, Luong temple, Nam Dinh flagpole.

Nam Dinh is also the native place of Tran dynasty which was the most prosperous in the history of Vietnam feudal era with remains typified by King Tran Relics, Thap temple, Co Le Pagoda, Keo Hanh Thien Pagoda, Phu Day Temple, ect.

In addition, there are historical and cultural monuments associated with famous men like Nguyen Hien (the first doctoral candidate), Luong The Vinh (famous for measuring and intelligence, a sense of humor), Tu Xuong poet memorial house of Nguyen Binh, the memorial site of Truong Chinh, the late General Secretary.

Along with the historical and cultural heritage, Nam Dinh preserved and developed over 70 traditional villages with the industries and products such as the wood carving village of La Xuyen, baamboo lacquer Cat Dang, Tong Xa copper casting village (Y Yen district), Vinh Hao baamboo and rattan village (Vu Ban district), Vi Khe floriculture and ornamental plants (Nam Truc district).

Nam Dinh preserved cultural heritage including typically over 100 traditional festivals held every year. Many unique and great festivals attract tourists such as Phu Day Festivals (national intangible and cultural heritage), the seal opening ceremony at the Tran temple, Vieng fairs, etc.

Below are the mostworthy destinations in Nam Dinh Tiếp tục đọc “Nam Dinh – the native land of the Tran Kings”

How A Kidnapping In Berlin Could Bring Down Vietnam’s FTA With Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 7, 2017. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

A proposed free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union could be hanging in the balance after the German foreign ministry accused Vietnam’s secret service of kidnapping a Vietnamese businessman from the streets of Berlin late last month. Trinh Xuan Thanh, who is wanted by Vietnamese authorities for alleged financial crimes, was abducted in the heart of the German capital on July 23, the German government says, but Hanoi claims he voluntarily returned to Vietnam and turned himself in to the police. He later appeared on Vietnamese state-television to deliver a “confession,” which his lawyer called “forced.”

War of Words

Earlier this month, Germany’s foreign ministry said there are “no longer any serious doubts” that Vietnam’s secret service and embassy were involved in the abduction, and described it as an “unprecedented and blatant violation of German law and international law.” It also called on Hanoi to return Thanh to Germany, where he was applying for asylum. The German foreign minister later described the event as akin to “thriller films about the Cold War.”
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Mongolia and China envision giant power grids to light up Asia

Mongolia and China envision giant power grids to light up AsiaBuildings and streets are illuminated in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. The lights of the district’s high-end boutiques and bars may someday be powered by coal burned more than 2,700 km away in Mongolia. | BLOOMBERG

 

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Japantimes_The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza district may someday be powered by coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 km) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines across deserts and under seas. Tiếp tục đọc “Mongolia and China envision giant power grids to light up Asia”

APEC SOM 3 to host most events

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Update: August, 12/2017 – 09:59

As many as 2,600 delegates will make it to the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM 3) expected to open in HCM City next Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Khang

HÀ NỘI — As many as 2,600 delegates will make it to the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM 3) expected to open in HCM City next Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced.

Slated for August 18-30, SOM 3 will accommodate 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues by four committees and 38 working groups of the Asian-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC). Tiếp tục đọc “APEC SOM 3 to host most events”