When it is seen from a distance, Lao Than catches the eye of visitors with a triangular monument, which is situated on its peak.
SINGAPORE – Singapore has seized 12.9 tonnes of pangolin scales found in a shipping container destined for Vietnam, the biggest seizure of its kind globally in five years, authorities said on Thursday.
The scales of pangolin, the world’s most poached animal, were found on Wednesday packed in 230 bags in the container along with 177 kg (390 lb) of elephant ivory. Continue reading “Singapore seizes record haul of pangolin scales enroute to Vietnam”
The Earth Day Compostable Campaign to minimize the use of plastic bags and replace them with compostable bags made from corn starch has been officially launched on the occasion of Earth Hour by An Phat Holdings. It is estimated that dozens of tons of plastic bags will be replaced thanks to the campaign.
Supermarket, restaurant chains and residential areas in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are working with An Phat Holdings to minimize the use of plastic bags.
In the first phase of the campaign, BigC, Aeon, Intimex, Ls Place, Unik Mart, Seika, Teekiu, V + Hoa Binh and Nam An all joined together. For restaurants and café chains, Saint Honore stores and a number of others took part. For urban areas, the EcoSunday fair in Ecopark enthusiastically responded thanks to a shared common orientation: green development and environmental protection. Continue reading “Dozens of businesses join hands to reduce plastic waste to protect the environment”
Local shrimp farmers in the Mekong Delta region and across the country will be able to sell their shrimp products on a trading floor in the coming period.
Representatives of Cuu Long Investment and Technology JSC and participants pose for a group photo at a ceremony to launch a shrimp trading floor in Can Tho on April 5
A ceremony to launch the trading floor was held today, April 5, in Can Tho City.
Addressing the ceremony, Nguyen Manh Trieu, vice chairman of the board of directors at Cuu Long Investment and Technology JSC, which operates the trading floor, said that the trading floor is a website on which shrimp farmers, processing plant operators and buyers can conduct shrimp trading activities. Continue reading “Local shrimp farmers to operate on trading floor”
Covering hundreds of hectares in Ninh Hoa town, Khanh Hoa province, Hon Khoi is one of the largest salt fields in Vietnam. Visiting the area early in the morning, tourists can admire the stunning sunrise.
The field is most crowded when it enters the harvest season
Salt farmers have to go work from the early morning and manage to finish their work as soon as possible in order to avoid the burning sunlight in the field Continue reading “Visiting Hon Khoi salt field in Khanh Hoa province”
|A woman walks on trash-covered Hai Binh Beach in the central province of Thanh Hoa. — VNS Photo Viet Thanh|
But plastic’s very strengths – convenience, cost and durability – have proved a double-edged sword and turned it into an increasingly menacing, ubiquitous and resilient threat to the environment once the one million bottles produced a day have outlived their original purpose. Continue reading “Vietnamese researchers repurpose plastic waste with world’s first PET aerogel”