Mrs. BOT finds a way as villagers volunteer to pay

VNE – By Hoang Hanh   October 29, 2019 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

A 66-year-old widow collects very moderate toll fees for a one-km path she and her husband built on their own six years ago.

They call her Mrs. BOT, but as an endearment, not a derogatory epithet. The term, build-own-transfer, otherwise carries the connotation of many expensive toll fee stations along Vietnamese roads.

Mrs. BOT of the southernmost province of Ca Mau is a total different story.

Truong Thi Yen, 66, is at her home in Ca Mau Province, where she and her husband built a concrete road for locals for free. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Hanh.

Truong Thi Yen, 66, is at her home in Ca Mau Province, where she and her husband built a concrete road for locals for free. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Hanh.

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Asia Poised to Become Dominant Market for Wind Energy

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Wind energy could cover more than one third of global power needs in 2050 reducing global carbon emissions by a quarter, new IRENA report finds

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Beijing, China, 21 October 2019 – Asia could grow its share of installed capacity for onshore wind from 230 Gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. By that time, the region would become a global leader in wind, accounting for more than 50 per cent of all onshore and over 60 per cent of all offshore wind capacity installed globally.
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Rừng trong văn hóa Tây Nguyên

dhc – Nguyên Ngọc – Thứ sáu, 02 Tháng 7 2010 11:05

Đối với người Tây Nguyên rừng hoàn toàn không chỉ là vật chất, là tài nguyên, là môi  trường theo nghĩa hẹp. Rừng là tâm linh. Vì vậy nó là cội nguồn văn hóa ở đây. Đố ai có thể tìm ra được một biểu hiện văn hóa nào ở đây mà không liên quan đến rừng, hay đúng hơn, không có mối quan hệ sâu xa thăm thẳm của con người với rừng làm cơ sở…

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