Mekong Delta calls for over $340 million investment in tourism and infrastructure

vietnamnet.vn_Localities in the Mekong Delta region have called for investment in 33 projects in the groups of real estate and tourism, with a total investment of nearly VND7.8 trillion (US$343.2 million), along with 45 other projects related to industry, agriculture, processing and logistics infrastructure development with a total capital of VND150 trillion (US$6.6 billion).

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Tourism development in the Mekong Delta has not been on a par with its potential.

The figures were introduced at the 5th Annual Mekong Delta Investment Forum (MekongInvest) 2017, hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) – Can Tho branch, in collaboration with Mekong Promotion Club (Mekong PC), gathering centres for trade, investment and tourism promotion of 13 Mekong Delta provinces, on October 25. Continue reading “Mekong Delta calls for over $340 million investment in tourism and infrastructure”

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Singapore has declared 2018 the year of climate action—so why are its banks still funding coal?

eco-business_2018 is officially the year of climate action in Singapore, and yet the country’s powerful banks are bankrolling huge, greenhouse gas-producing coal-fired power stations in Asia Pacific, a report has found.

DBS is co-financing four 1200 MW coal-fired power plants in Vietnam—Nam Dinh 1, Nghi Son 2, Vinh Tan 4 and Vung Ang 2—and is a financial adviser for a number of planned coal-fired projects in Indonesia including the Jawa-6, Jawa-9 and Jawa-10 plants.

Singapore banks are bankrolling fossil fuel power projects that are at odds with public promises to fight climate change, a report from Market Forces has found. Continue reading “Singapore has declared 2018 the year of climate action—so why are its banks still funding coal?”

Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar

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UN warns of ‘toxic fear’ among tens of thousands of children trapped in Rakhine state, some of whom have become separated from their parents

Rohingya children who fled Myanmar into Bangladesh at Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar
 Rohingya children who fled Myanmar into Bangladesh are seen in Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar. Many remain trapped in dire conditions in Rakhine state, according to the UN. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP

Tens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left “trapped and almost forgotten” in remote, squalid camps and isolated villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the UN has said. Continue reading “Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar”

Thâm nhập đường dây buôn bò lậu từ Campuchia về nội địa – 2 kỳ

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Thâm nhập đường dây buôn bò lậu từ Campuchia về nội địa

18/12/2017, 14:31 (GMT+7) Đường biên giới giữa Việt Nam và Campuchia dài hàng trăm km, ranh giới chỉ là sông, rạch, đường đất nên rất khó kiểm soát, bò nhập lậu năm này qua năm khác, cứ đủng đỉnh “xâm nhập” về Việt Nam vô tư.

Ngày thường bò nhập lậu đã nhiều, ngày cuối năm khi nhu cầu thị trường tăng cao thì bò biên giới về càng tưng bừng “khí thế” hơn.

Nội hóa bò lậu

Chúng tôi đến xã Hưng Điền, huyện Tân Hưng (Long An), nơi được coi bò lậu từ Campuchia xâm nhập thị trường nội địa nhiều nhất của tỉnh Long An, với con số bình quân theo ước tính của cơ quan chức năng khoảng 100 con/ngày thường, còn lúc cao điểm như những ngày cuối năm, gần lễ tết thì khó thống kê được.

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Cung đường biên giới chở bò lậu từ Campuchia về Việt Nam

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