Top outdoor destination for tourists on a budget

Last update 23:59 | 24/09/2017

Cao Bang Province in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam touts itself as one of the top destinations for local tourists and photographers on a budget who like to hike and partake in outdoor recreational activities.

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Thang Hen Lake is in the district of Tra Linh, about 30km from the city of Cao Bang.

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Tour du lịch sinh thái cộng đồng KBT Ngọc Sơn – Ngổ Luông

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Trung tâm Hợp tác Quốc tế và Phát triển Tài năng Việt (CVTD)

Hành trình: Hà Nội – Ngọc Sơn Ngổ Luông, tỉnh Hoà Bình, cách Hà Nội khoảng 150 km – Hà Nội Tiếp tục đọc “Tour du lịch sinh thái cộng đồng KBT Ngọc Sơn – Ngổ Luông”

The lost land of the Muong

Last update 14:00 | 24/09/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Leaving Ngoi Village, a beautiful and pristine village on the banks of Hoa Binh Lake, we were eager to discover Lung Van.

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Joy: Children play in Lung Van. — VNS Photo Bach Lien

We set off on our trip to the northern mountainous Province of Hoa Binh in the early hours of the morning.

Lung Van is a highland commune in Tan Lac District. It is still unaffected by tourism with its spectacular natural scenery and the unique culture of the Muong people. Tiếp tục đọc “The lost land of the Muong”

Mountaintop kindergarten fights tough odds

Last update 07:35 | 24/09/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – It takes Doan Thi Xuyen, 31, three to four hours a day to climb up a trail leading to Ta Lu Dang kindergarten in a village in the northern mountainous Yen Bai Province to teach the local kids.

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Teacher Doan Thi Xuyen helps a student put on her backpack.

The steep and narrow trail leading to Ta Lu Dang Village in Xa Ho Commune can be found around five kilometres from the township of Tram Tau District. The district, one of the poorest in the country, has over ten makeshift schools that face great challenges. Of these, the Ta Lu Dang kindergarten encounters perhaps the most significant obstacles to success. Tiếp tục đọc “Mountaintop kindergarten fights tough odds”

Industrial property market booms, demand spurs investment

Last update 08:00 | 24/09/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – By the end of November 2016, Vietnam had 324 IZs, including 220 operating with an occupancy rate of 51 percent, according to MPI’s (Ministry of Planning & Investment) IZ Management Board Department.


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Sembcorp Development, a 100 percent foreign owned company belonging to Singaporean Sembcorp Industries, is a ‘veteran’ in Vietnam.

Through the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park JV Co. Ltd (VSIP), a joint venture of Sembcorp Development, Becamex IDC and other partners, the Singaporean investor has poured money into many IZ projects with the VSIP brand. Tiếp tục đọc “Industrial property market booms, demand spurs investment”

What’s behind chicken exports to Japan?

Last update 20:54 | 24/09/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has exported its first consignment of 300 tons of chicken to Japan, described as a ‘historic milestone’ for the livestock industry.

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Local newspapers all reported about the export, commenting that the acceptance by Japan, one of the choosiest markets, shows the competitiveness of Vietnam’s livestock products in the world market.

The newspapers quoted high-ranking officials as saying that the exports will pave the way for Vietnam’s other livestock products to enter Japan and other choosy markets. Tiếp tục đọc “What’s behind chicken exports to Japan?”

Legal barriers hinder businesses from entering foreign bourses

Last update 08:00 | 19/07/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – To fulfill the dream of listing shares on foreign bourses, businesses have to overcome many barriers.

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In October 2008, Vinamilk, the nation’s leading dairy producer, received a letter of approval from the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX-ST) to list 8,763,784 Vinamilk shares on the bourse. However, the listing plan was canceled.

Analysts commented that Vinamilk could not fulfill the listing plan because of vague regulations on the issue. Tiếp tục đọc “Legal barriers hinder businesses from entering foreign bourses”

How environmental pollution is ruining the Mekong Delta

Last update 16:59 | 23/09/2017

The Mekong Delta is a land carpeted in endless shades of greens, a magical water world that is being destroyed by climate change and environmental pollution, says the Vietnam Environment Administration.

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Some 20 million people call the Mekong Delta home, and 60 million are dependent on the natural environment of river system for their livelihoods, says the Environment Administration. Tiếp tục đọc “How environmental pollution is ruining the Mekong Delta”

Three new caves to open to tourists at Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang

The caves are part of an exploration tour to become available in 2018

By Tuoi Tre NewsSeptember 24, 2017, 11:25 GMT+7

A photo taken inside Over Cave at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province. Photo: Jungle Boss

The tourism department of central Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province has just concluded a survey of a new tourist route across three natural caves in the province’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

The caves – Dai A, Over and Pygmy – are part of the Vom cave system in the park’s ecological restoration zone. Tiếp tục đọc “Three new caves to open to tourists at Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang”

Over 200 pine trees poisoned with herbicide in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Only 40 out of the 210 poisoned pine trees have been able to recover

By Tuoi Tre News

September 24, 2017, 10:55 GMT+7

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An officer points at the part of a pine tree where a hole was drilled to add herbicide. The incident has happened since late June in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Over 200 pine trees in Lam Dong Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, have been poisoned with herbicide in the past three months.The incident has happened since late June in Nam Ban Town, Lam Ha District, Truong Dai, head of the forest protection unit in Nam Ban, confirmed on Saturday. Tiếp tục đọc “Over 200 pine trees poisoned with herbicide in Vietnam’s Central Highlands”

Groundwater use continues in HCM City

Update: September, 22/2017 – 08:00

Workers at Thủ Đức Water Company check the operation system. In addition to clean water supplied by companies like this, people in many residential areas use groundwater for their daily activities due to a shortage of tap water. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — With warnings about the ill effects of groundwater on users’ health and possible land subsidence due to overexploitation of water, 10 years ago HCM City authorities had adopted policies to reduce the use of groundwater.- Tiếp tục đọc “Groundwater use continues in HCM City”

Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive

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Update: September, 24/2017 – 09:00

Group music: Folk artisan Vàng Sín Phìn (third from left) practices the Thu Lao people’s melodies with women in the village. — Photo baolaocai.vn
Vàng Sín Phìn, a musical maestro from the northern province of Lào Cai, has dedicated himself to collecting musical instruments and preserving the folklore melodies of his people. Through painstaking study, Phìn has mastered the local musical instruments, ensuring that the mountainous music will be passed on to a new generation. Hồng Ninh and Cao Hương report. Tiếp tục đọc “Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive”

DEA and MOIT jointly launch Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017

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Today Mr. Thomas Egebo, Permanent Secretary of State, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and Mr. Hoang Quoc Vuong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) in Vietnam signed the Programme Document of the Energy Partnership Programme between Viet Nam and Denmark. The signing marks the beginning of another three years of close cooperation between the Danish Energy Agency and Ministry of Industry and Trade with a total budget of 21.6m DKK. Tiếp tục đọc “DEA and MOIT jointly launch Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017”

ASEAN reps endorse VN East Sea code proposal

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Update: September, 24/2017 – 19:00

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh addresses the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (GA) in New York.VNA/VNS photo Hữu Hoàng
Viet Nam News NEW YORK — ASEAN foreign ministers have endoresed a proposal by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh for the ASEAN-China Summit in November to issue an official statement on the start of negotiations over a Code of Conduct for the East Sea. Tiếp tục đọc “ASEAN reps endorse VN East Sea code proposal”