From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

12 Jan 2021 11:50AM(Updated: 12 Jan 2021 11:58AM) CNA

KUALA LUMPUR: Masks that helped save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats.

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Expansion of Hoa Binh hydropower plant begins in northern Vietnam

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Expansion of Hoa Binh hydropower plant begins in northern Vietnam
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ground-breaking ceremony of the expansion project of Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant, Hoa Binh Province, January 10, 2021 in this supplied photo.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the expansion project of Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant in northern Hoa Binh Province on Sunday morning.

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Southeast Asia’s longest road tunnel opens

By Nguyen Dong   January 11, 2021 | 01:27 pm GMT+7 vnexpressSoutheast Asia's longest road tunnel opensA staff stands inside the Hai Van Tunnel 2, January 10, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.

Hai Van Tunnel 2 in central Vietnam has opened to traffic Monday after four years of construction.

Connecting Thua Thien-Hue Province with central hub Da Nang, the tunnel of 6.2 kilometers (3.85 miles) is the longest road tunnel in Southeast Asia and helps reduce traffic pressure on Hai Van Road Tunnel 1.

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