Saigon underground market

Last update 10:53 | 22/05/2017

In District 1, away from all the upscale restaurants and swanky bars of the financial and entertainment districts is the first underground market of Saigon, where authentic Vietnamese food is crafted and enjoyed daily.

in photos: saigon underground market hinh 1Sense Market is located at the centre of District 1, B Park 23/9 and below Sen Hong Stage. The market opened January 7.

in photos: saigon underground market hinh 2

The entry road to the Sense Market is lush with green vegetation bordering it.  It is just a short 10-minute walk to the popular Ben Thanh Market. Tiếp tục đọc

Water supplier says Chinese pipes safe amidst health concern

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/21/2017 18:17 GMT + 7

Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco), a major water supplier in Ho Chi Minh City, has reassured citizens that its ductile iron water pipes provided by Chinese firms pose no threat to public health.

The announcement came at the request of the municipal administration, which had earlier received a letter from a man who claimed to be Truong Van Hai, a former Sawaco official.

In his letter sent to multiple agencies in Ho Chi Minh City, Hai suggested that Chinese-made water pipes used by Sawaco were made from ductile cast iron that had been recycled from waste products, unexploded ordnance and expired weapons that could affect the water quality. Tiếp tục đọc

Saigon submerged following torrential rain for 2nd time this week

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/21/2017 10:27 GMT + 7

A prolonged deluge early in the rainy season swept through Ho Chi Minh City, resulting in severe flooding in many locations on Saturday, the second time this week.

The two-hour-long downpour caused congestion and inundation in various areas in the southern Vietnamese hub.

As observed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, sections of Le Van Viet Street in District 9 sank under 0.5 meters of rainwater, causing motorbikes to break down. Tiếp tục đọc

New airport terminal in Đà Nẵng officially opens

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Update: May, 20/2017 – 07:00

Passengers check-in at Đà Nẵng International Airport’s new terminal yesterday. — VNS Photo Lê Lâm
ĐÀ NĂNG — After 18 months of construction, Đà Nẵng International Airport officially launched its new terminal at a ceremony held yesterday.

The project is a key part of preparations for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit, which will be hosted in the city this November.

The new terminal, which covers an area of 21,000sq.m, with total investment of VNĐ3.5 trillion (US$155 million), offers 82 counters for check-in, check-out, migration and immigration, as well as 10 boarding gates that will accommodate six million passengers per year, and serve 1,600 passengers at peak hours. Tiếp tục đọc

Two railway routes to be built in capital city

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Update: May, 15/2017 – 09:00

A computer-generated illustration of urban railway route number 3, which will connect the Hà Nội Railway Station on Lê Duẩn Street with urban Hoàng Mai District. — Photo courtesy of the Hà Nội Urban Railway Project Management Board
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Some VNĐ62 trillion (US$2.7 billion) of official development aid (ODA) is the amount proposed by the Hà Nội People’s Committee to build two new railway routes in the city.

The 6km urban railway route number 2, connecting downtown Trần Hưng Đạo Street and the Thượng Định Ward in Thanh Xuân District, is expected to cost some VNĐ35 trillion ($1.5 billion), of which $1.3 billion will be funded through aid from Japan.
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One man, 441 people, and a community for healthier hearts

MAY 16, 2017 |

PATH _ Bringing blood pressure monitoring services to the community is transforming access to chronic disease management in Vietnam.

An animated man leans forward on a chair.
“Most people [still don’t know] the risks and complications related to hypertension,” says Mr. Phu. “Some people might feel dizzy and have a headache. They come to me for a blood pressure check and are surprised when [they learn] they have high blood pressure levels. I then tell them to go to a health clinic to confirm the diagnosis.” Photo: PATH.

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Người khuyết tật chưa tiếp cận được các công trình công cộng

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VTV.vn – Hầu hết người khuyết tật cho rằng rào cản lớn nhất với họ là việc tiếp cận các công trình công cộng, do thiết kế nhiều công trình hầu như chưa tính tới người khuyết tật.

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Online sales finally begin to bear fruit

Last update 08:00 | 16/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Retailers’ great efforts to develop online sales have been rewarded with initial success. 

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The Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) estimates that with a growth rate of 30-50 percent per annum, Vietnam’s e-commerce market value may reach $10 billion after five years.

Tran Kinh Doanh, CEO of The Gioi Di Dong, which owns The Gioi Di Dong, a mobile distribution chain, Dien May Xanh and Bach Hoa Xanh, the home appliance chains, and vuivui.com, an e-commerce trading floor, said online sales are developing rapidly. In 2015, online sales brought VND1.65 trillion in revenue, an increase of 94 percent over the year before (VND925 billion). Tiếp tục đọc

SE Asia’s longest cross-sea bridge close to completion

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Update: May, 13/2017 – 14:00

Tân Vũ – Lạch Huyện Bridge. Photo: dantri.com.vn
HẢI PHÒNG – Tân Vũ – Lạch Huyện Bridge, set to be Southeast Asia’s longest cross-sea bridge when opened, will undergo a test run to check loading capacity on Sunday.

The 5.4km-long bridge is part of the Tân Vũ – Lạch Huyện Highway project, which connects developing areas in the east of Hải Phòng with Lạch Huyện International Port in the island district of Cát Hải and the Hà Nội – Hải Phòng Expressway. Tiếp tục đọc

“Một vành đai, Một con đường:” Có gì trong đó cho ta?

English: “One Belt, One Road:” What’s in It For Us?

Ý kiến tại hội thảo của Viện nghiên cứu biển Trung Quốc

Cầu cao tốc Beipanjiang tại tỉnh Quý Châu, Trung Quốc (Ảnh: Glabb / trên trang Wikimedia Commons)

Alexander Đại đế là người được cho là đã tuyên bố: “người lo hậu cần là những kẻ không hề hài hước…họ hiểu rằng nếu chiến dịch của ta thất bại, chúng là những kẻ đầu tiên ta xử tử.” Alexander Đại đế là một trong những chiến lược gia đầu tiên hiểu được tầm quan trọng của việc kết nối và cũng là người đầu tiên chỉ ra rằng chẳng có gì đáng cười về điều này. Tốc độ và độ tin cậy của việc vận chuyển và các dạng liên lạc khác có ý nghĩa rất lớn đối với hiệu quả kinh tế cũng như đối với chiến tranh. Tiếp tục đọc

Vietnam prepares domestic trade strategy

Last update 09:56 | 05/05/2017

A strategy is being developed to promote domestic trade by 2025 with a vision to 2035.

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Consumers shop at Co.op Mart in Vinh Phuc Province. Viet Nam is developing a strategy to promote domestic trade. 

“The development of domestic trade lacks a comprehensive strategy despite its important role in the economy,” said Pham Nguyen Minh, Director of the Viet Nam Institute for Trade, at a workshop held yesterday to collect comments for the domestic trade development strategy by 2025.

Minh said special attention should be paid to developing supplying chains as well as infrastructure for goods circulation. Tiếp tục đọc

NGHIÊN CỨU KHOA HỌC XÃ HỘI VÀ NHÂN VĂN Ở VIỆT NAM: Những con số giật mình

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  • 25.04.2017, 11:42

TTCT– Quá trình phát triển kinh tế – xã hội ở nước ta là một môi trường lý tưởng cho nghiên cứu khoa học xã hội (KHXH). Trớ trêu thay, sự hiện diện của KHXH Việt Nam trên trường quốc tế rất khiêm tốn. 

Những con số giật mình

Chỉ có 4% công bố quốc tế của khoa học Việt Nam là liên quan đến KHXH. Gần 80% công bố quốc tế KHXH là do hợp tác quốc tế. Sự hiện diện yếu ớt đó là một thiệt thòi cho đất nước. Tiếp tục đọc

HCM City asks State for additional $2 billion of ODA

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Update: April, 18/2017 – 09:00

HCM City has asked the government to allocate an additional VNĐ48.76 trillion (US$2.14 billion) worth of ODA funds for the city to continue work on two projects. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh
Viet Nam News HCM CITY —  HCM City authorities have asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment and Ministry of Finance to allocate an additional VNĐ48.762 trillion (US$2.14 billion) of official development assistance (ODA) in the next three years, with VNĐ8 trillion ($352.33 million) allocated for this year.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has urged the city to work with the government to request more funds to implement two JICA-funded projects this year.

The work includes construction on metro line No 1 Bến Thành-Suối Tiên and the second phase of a water environment improvement project on the Tàu Hủ-Bến Nghé-Đôi-Tẻ canal.

Under commitments with the contractors, annual ODA loans needed for the two projects would reach VNĐ29.512 trillion ($1.3 billion) by 2020, and VNĐ7 trillion ($308.34 million) for this year. Tiếp tục đọc

The power of super projects: Tuan Chau’s proposals

Last update 14:00 | 16/04/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Tuan Chau Island “King” Dao Hong Tuyen has caused quite a stir by suggesting a series of mammoth real estate projects in HCMC with total investment capital of VND65 trillion. 

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Tuyen has suggested building a tourism resort complex – Sai Gon Marina City – in Can Gio beach with the total area of 1,430 hectares.

This would include a yacht port to connect to Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand; ferry line and speedboat to connect to Can Gio and Vung Tau; high-speed and yachts to connect to HCMC with neighboring areas; and resorts, ecological urban areas and a seafood town.

Tuan Chau Island “King” Dao Hong Tuyen has caused quite a stir by suggesting a series of mammoth real estate projects in HCMC with total investment capital of VND65 trillion. 

Tuan Chau has also suggested building a boulevard along Sai Go River, about 60 kilometers long, from the Nguyen Huu – Ton Duc Thang turning point to Ben Suc Bridge in Cu Chi district, and an aromatics and chemicals trade center on 20 hectares in Tan Kien ward of Binh Chanh district.

Of the estimated total investment capital of VND65 trillion, Tuan Chau Group would contribute 50 percent.

Tuan Chau’s president Dao Hong Tuyen, who is famous for daring projects, told the press that he hired five foreign consultancy firms, 25 planning experts and tens of engineers, who had to work nights for more than 10 days to implement the survey work and project planning. Tiếp tục đọc

Vân Đồn special economic zone must be superior: Deputy PM

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Update: April, 14/2017 – 23:00

The special preferential policies for Vân Đồn Special Economic Zone must make it superior to the country’s existing economic zones and on par with similar models in the region and world over. – Photo VNA Trung Nguyên

HÀ NỘI — The special preferential policies for Vân Đồn Special Economic Zone must make it superior to the country’s existing economic zones and on par with similar models in the region and world over.

During a meeting with provincial authorities on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình required the northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh to map out and propose specific incentive policies at the earliest to develop Vân Đồn quickly into a special economic zone. Tiếp tục đọc