$143.5m Mekong sluice project comes under fire

Last update 09:59 | 09/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The VND3.3 trillion (US$143.5 million) Cai Lon-Cai Be dual sluice project aims to control saline intrusion and adapt to climate change in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of Kien Giang. However, experts, managers and residents are uncertain about its impact.

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The Cai Be River in Kien Giang Province. — Photo tienphong.vn

Last year, Mekong Delta region suffered from the most severe saline intrusion and droughts in nearly a decade.

In response, two sluices will be built to prevent saline intrusion to the west and south of Hau River between 2017 and 2020 under the management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Continue reading “$143.5m Mekong sluice project comes under fire”

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Air quality getting worse as legal loopholes still exists

Last update 14:17 | 11/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The air pollution in Vietnam is increasing in urban areas and industrial zones, mostly due to legal loopholes. 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, air pollution, MONRE, Hanoi

The air quality measured at different monitoring stations in Hanoi and HCMC has been continuously ‘unhealthy’.

At 8am on October 6, the air quality index (AQI) measured at the US Embassy area in Hanoi was 126, meaning it is ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’. Continue reading “Air quality getting worse as legal loopholes still exists”

Low price of electricity generated by bagasse discourages investors

Last update 14:17 | 11/10/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Sugar mill owners remain cautious about plans to generate electricity from bagasse, while experts say the low price of electricity produced from bagasse makes investors hesitate to invest in the field.

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The stiff competition in the sugar industry and the tariff removal under ATIGA (ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement) , to commence from 2018, has placed big challenges on Vietnam’s sugar industry.

The industry is less competitive than other regional countries with higher production costs.

Post-sugar and by-sugar production to create higher added value is a must for sugar mills. Generating electricity from bagasse is a solution. Continue reading “Low price of electricity generated by bagasse discourages investors”

Tourism revenue forecast to amount to $22 billion this year

Last update 16:29 | 11/10/2017

The fast growing Vietnamese tourism sector is expected to obtain total revenue of VND500 trillion (US$22 billion) this year, VND100 trillion higher than last year and VND40 trillion above the full-year estimate.

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International and domestic tourist numbers have continued to expand strongly this year. The country had in the year to September reported more than 9.4 million international and 57.9 million domestic visitors, and total tourism revenue of VND376 trillion (US$16.5 billion), a 26.5% year-on-year rise. Continue reading “Tourism revenue forecast to amount to $22 billion this year”

Chinese tourists led to shops using only Chinese workers

Last update 14:21 | 11/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Some domestic and Chinese partners have refused to cooperate with licensed Quang Ninh tour operators and shops not using Chinese workers.


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Thirteen shops serving Chinese tourists have opened in Ha Long City. There are also many sales points in Mong Cai.

The owner of a shop said he could not attract Chinese travelers since the opening.

“We strictly obey the laws and don’t hire Chinese workers, who come to Vietnam with tourism visas. Chinese partners don’t bring Chinese travelers to our shop,” he said. Continue reading “Chinese tourists led to shops using only Chinese workers”

​Ho Chi Minh City bans use of music, smart boards in English teaching

Native English teachers should speak to their students rather than play music during listening lessons

By Tuoi Tre News

September 15, 2017, 09:47 GMT+7

​Ho Chi Minh City bans use of music, smart boards in English teaching
A native English teacher talks to students in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Ho Chi Minh City education department has released a set of requirements for elementary school English curricula, including a ban on giving English names to students and using music and smart boards as teaching tools. Continue reading “​Ho Chi Minh City bans use of music, smart boards in English teaching”

Concerns raised about north-south highway project

Last update 12:00 | 11/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The project to build an expressway with total length of 1,372 kilometers linking the northern and southern parts of the country through 16 cities and provinces has sparked controversy among experts.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, BOT, PPP, highway

It is estimated that the project would cost VND312.435 trillion. With the Ministry of Transport’s (MOT) plan, the project will be implemented in two phases. The first, in 2017-2020, the new road sections of Mai Son (Ninh Binh) – Bai Vot (Ha Tinh), Cam Lo (Quang Tri) – La Son (Thua Thien Hue) and Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa) – Dau Giay (Dong Nai), with total length of 632 kilometers, would be built. Continue reading “Concerns raised about north-south highway project”

Gov’t plans for tourism to spearhead economy

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Update: October, 11/2017 – 09:00

Welcoming the masses: Tourists visit the Temple of Literature in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Government unveiled an action plan on Monday to transform the tourism sector into the country’s economic engine, following the Poliburo’s decision to pursue that goal. Continue reading “Gov’t plans for tourism to spearhead economy”

Vietnamese man probed for stealing $26,000 in credit card theft

He stole the information from a customer during his time working at a restaurant

By Tuoi Tre News

October 11, 2017, 16:27 GMT+7

​Vietnamese man probed for stealing $26,000 in credit card theft
An employee of a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City has been probed for stealing Visa card information of a Japanese customer and appropriating nearly VND600 million (US$26,460).

In November 2016 a Japanese director of a company based in the Mekong Delta province of Long An, complained to local police that his Visa account had been used to complete many unusual payments in the first ten months of that year. Continue reading “Vietnamese man probed for stealing $26,000 in credit card theft”

VN shifts away from agriculture

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Update: October, 10/2017 – 09:00

Proportion of working age laborers in rural areas. – Source: GSO’s national census on rural areas, agriculture and fishery in 2016. – VNS Inforgraphic Khánh Dương
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – The economic structure in Việt Nam’s rural areas has been transformed in the past five years, with fewer people working in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors and more in construction, industry and services, according to the 2016 national census on rural areas, agriculture and fishery. The report was issued yesterday by the General Statistics Office (GSO). Continue reading “VN shifts away from agriculture”

CEOs to mull ways to develop Mekong delta at annual forum

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Update: October, 11/2017 – 22:00

The third annual CEO Forum Mekong Connect to discuss ways to develop the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and invest there will be held on October 25-26. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Thiện
Viet Nam News MEKONG DELTA — The third annual CEO Forum Mekong Connect, which focuses on developing the economy of the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and investment opportunities there, will be held in Bến Tre Province this month.

Its organisers, the Business Association of High Quality Vietnamese Goods, told a press conference in Cần Thơ city on Tuesday (October 10) that this year the event would have the theme, “Developing local resources in combination with technological strength.” Continue reading “CEOs to mull ways to develop Mekong delta at annual forum”

Đề án giảng dạy Nhân quyền các cấp học: vui đó, lo đó?

Thùy Sơn (#XHDS) Giai đoạn 3 năm sẽ là điều kiện để đánh giá và điều chỉnh nội dung giảng dạy theo từng cấp học. Nhưng câu hỏi là ai sẽ đủ điều kiện để giảng dạy trong thời điểm hiện tại đã là năm 2017; kiến thức người giảng dạy ra sao; hình thức lồng ghép vào các bộ môn hay là tách ra trở thành một tiết riêng vẫn là câu hỏi lớn. 
 

Continue reading “Đề án giảng dạy Nhân quyền các cấp học: vui đó, lo đó?”

First VN Business Summit to be held

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Update: October, 10/2017 – 10:12

The first-ever Việt Nam Business Summit will be held in Đà Nẵng City on November 7 within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of 21 leaders of economies. — Photo vietnam-guide.com

HÀ NỘI — The first-ever Việt Nam Business Summit will be held in Đà Nẵng City on November 7 within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of 21 leaders of economies, the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce (VCCI) announced yesterday. Continue reading “First VN Business Summit to be held”

Thailand to ban smoking at 20 popular beaches: Report

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Thailand’s famous Patong Beach, Phuket. (Photo: Panu Wongcha-um)

Thailand plans to impose a smoking ban on 20 of its popular tourist beaches across the country, including those in Phuket and Krabi, the Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday (Oct 10).

From next month, those who are caught smoking at these beaches will face up to a year in prison or a fine of 100,000 baht (US$3,000). Continue reading “Thailand to ban smoking at 20 popular beaches: Report”

China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

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The US Navy regularly carries out such operations to challenge China’s vast claims to the South China Sea, where Beijing has turned reefs into militarised artificial islands. AFP/Ted ALJIBE

BEIJING: China said Wednesday (Oct 11) it has lodged a protest with the United States after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea.

The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee entered into China’s territorial waters near the Sansha islands on Tuesday, according to Beijing’s foreign ministry. Continue reading “China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters”