For farming, the latest climate fix isn’t especially high tech or glossy. By spreading rock dust over large swatches of land, carbon dioxide could be trapped in transformed, scrubbing it from the atmosphere. If this technique, called enhanced weathering, were to be employed around the world, scientists estimate two billion tons of carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere each year. Tiếp tục đọc “Rock Dust Could Be Farming’s Next Climate Solution”
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Vietnamese officials, air carriers and companies band together to deliver 2.5 million masks to U.S. through a partnership with Los Angeles relief organization
LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today announced it has partnered with VietJet Airlines, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and several Vietnamese companies to bring 2.5 million masks and other personal protective equipment into the U.S. by air and sea in support of ongoing COVID-19 response efforts. A majority of the masks will be distributed in the Greater Los Angeles area, with additional masks being shipped to partners in New York City. OpUSA is working closely with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, the Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, Ambassador Nina Hachigian, and the Port of Los Angeles to arrange transport and distribution. Tiếp tục đọc “Forty Years After Operation USA Aids Vietnamese “Boat People” Crisis, Vietnam Sends COVID-19 Aid to United States”
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HÀ NỘI — The Prime Minister has requested the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) propose suitable management solutions for solar power projects to ensure national security.
The Government Office has released this PM direction on this issue for the MPI, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and relevant agencies after local media has reported that a Thai investor has acquired solar power projects in Bình Phước. Tiếp tục đọc “PM asks to manage solar power projects for national security”
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has forecast the highest 2020 GDP growth rate in Southeast Asia for Vietnam at 4.1 percent.
The regional bank has placed Myanmar in second place with an estimated growth rate of 1.8 percent while Brunei in third place with 1.4 percent. Thailand is at the bottom of the list at -6.5 percent, behind Singapore (-6 percent) and Cambodia (-5.5 percent).
Southeast Asia’s average GDP growth is estimated to contract by -2.7 percent this year and expected to rebound to 5.2 percent next year.
This is the first testing facility for Qualcomm in South East Asia and will help local companies fast track their 5G developments.
The deployment of 5G technology worldwide has made chip makers intensify production further to ensure that smartphone manufacturers will have enough hardware to meet the continually growing demand. The introduction of 5G has also led to need for research and testing facilities. To meet that need, Qualcomm has announced that it is opening a “Interoperability Testing Laboratory” in Vietnam. The new test facility will primarily cater to its research and development needs and offer “world-class testing and engineering development services to local OEMs and partners”. Also Read – Qualcomm launches its RB5 robotics platform with Artificial Intelligence and 5G Tiếp tục đọc “Qualcomm opens new testing facility in Vietnam to expand 5G development in South East Asian markets”
Every year, the long-standing preference for boys in Vietnam’s society terminates 40,800 baby girls before they are born, according to the United Nations Population Fund. Tiếp tục đọc “40,800 female births doomed in Vietnam every year”
Issues of dependency and lack of support leave many elderly citizens exposed to mistreatment by those charged with their care. Tiếp tục đọc “Elderly Vietnamese at mercy of abusive families”
Vietnam is struggling to fully utilize the potential of renewable energy because of policy roadblocks even though power shortages are expected in upcoming years. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam yet to optimize renewable energy utilization as shortages loom”
TTO – Cao tốc Bến Lức – Long Thành kết nối các tỉnh miền Đông và miền Tây Nam Bộ vẫn chưa thôi lận đận sau 2 năm trễ hạn. Vốn vay không kịp nhận hết, dự án phát sinh nhiều khiếu nại, nợ nần và đường chưa biết bao giờ mới xong!
Restarting Vietnam’s nuclear power projects, which have been suspended since 2016 for economic reasons, is one of the options to be considered as the country seeks to ensure energy security after 2035.
The Institute of Energy, on behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, is drafting a master plan for the country’s electricity development between 2021 and 2030, looking toward 2045. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam might reconsider nuclear power”
Vietnam is expected to attract 15 Japanese firms of different sizes that will receive Japanese government’s subsidies to shift manufacturing plants out of China to diversify its supply chain.
|Manufacturing semiconductors at MTEX – a Japanese invested company in Vietnam (Photo: Cao Thang)|
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has recently unveiled a list of 87 firms that will receive JPY 70 billion (US$653 million) to implement the scheme, according to Nikkei Asian Review. Tiếp tục đọc “15 Japanese firms to move China production lines to Vietnam”
Many private enterprises said they want to invest in building renewable energy infrastructure, but Viet Nam still lacks mechanisms to encourage private enterprises to participate in this activity. Tiếp tục đọc “VN lacks mechanisms for private investment in renewable energy”