Vietnam expands international cooperation in maritime issues

Last update 18:15 | 11/01/2019

The promulgation of Resolution 36-NQ/TW at the eighth session of the 12th Party Central Committee in October 2018 on the marine economic development strategy illustrates Vietnam’s broad strategic vision of turning the country into a strong maritime nation.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung

In an article titled “Proactively enhancing and expanding external relations and international cooperation in maritime issues” published on Nhan dan (People) newspaper on January 11, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung said the resolution affirms Vietnam’s special attention to this matter.

Trung, also head of the National Border Committee, said promoting foreign relations and cooperation in sea-related issues is one of the five major guidelines set in the resolution, aiming to build and maintain a peaceful, stable environment and legal order at sea as the basis for the safe and efficient use of maritime resources. Continue reading “Vietnam expands international cooperation in maritime issues”

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Waste-to-electricity projects in big cities appeal to investors

Last update 17:00 | 11/01/2019
VietNamNet Bridge – Many waste-to-electricity projects have kicked off recently around the country, especially in major urban areas. 

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Many WTE projects have  kicked off recently

In November 2018, the HCM City Department of Natural Resources and the Environment joined forces with Tasco JSC to start construction of Tasco Cu Chi, a 500 ton per day solid recycling plant.

In Hanoi, the municipal authorities approved the Soc Son waste-to-electricity (WTE) plant project with capacity of 4,000 tons per day.

With huge volume of domestic waste of up to 9,300 tons per day, HCM City has released a set of criteria for investments in waste-to-electricity projects. Continue reading “Waste-to-electricity projects in big cities appeal to investors”

Thủ tướng ra quy định mới, vạn gia đình nhẹ gánh tiền điện hàng tháng

Thủ tướng Chính phủ vừa ban hành Quyết định sửa đổi quy định về giá điện đối với dự án điện mặt trời trên mái nhà.

Thủ tướng Chính phủ ban hành Quyết định sửa đổi, bổ sung một số điều của Quyết định số 11/2017/QĐ-TTg ngày 11/4/2017 của Thủ tướng Chính phủ về cơ chế khuyến khích phát triển các dự án điện mặt trời tại Việt Nam. Trong đó, Quyết định sửa đổi quy định về giá điện đối với dự án điện mặt trời trên mái nhà.

Continue reading “Thủ tướng ra quy định mới, vạn gia đình nhẹ gánh tiền điện hàng tháng”

Ministry insists iron mine should not be reopened

VNN Update: January, 11/2019 – 09:00
 

HÀ TĨNH – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has raised concerns over the controversial Thạch Khê Iron Ore Mine in central Hà Tĩnh Province, saying the mine should not restart operations due to environmental risks.

Hoàng Văn Thức, deputy head of the ministry’s Việt Nam Environment Administration said the ministry shared the concerns of the provincial authority. Last month, Hà Tĩnh Province proposed shutting down the mine to protect the environment instead of temporarily halting operations. Continue reading “Ministry insists iron mine should not be reopened”

Dangerous drivers to receive lifetime bans

VNA Update: January, 11/2019 – 15:17

The scene of an accident where a container truck hit 21 motorbikes waiting at a red light in the southern province of Long An, killing four people and injuring at least 16 others. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport was looking at handing out lifetime bans to dangerous drivers, said Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể at a conference held in Hà Nội on Friday. Continue reading “Dangerous drivers to receive lifetime bans”