Long Hải: Bustling fishing port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

Last update 09:10 | 12/08/2017

Young photographer Nguyen Hoang Phi’s photos about sunrise at Long Hai fishing port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau capture the everyday activities of fishing communities.

Phi said that being born in Long Hai District, he wanted to capture the life of local people. The photos were taken at Long Dien District’s Long Hai fishing port and Dat Do District’s Phuoc Hai Beach.

Long Hai is a coastal town in Long Dien District. Apart from tourism services and salt production, Long Hai is a major supplier of seafood for southeastern provinces.

Spending some time at Long Hai fishing port in the early morning, visitors can see its bustling atmosphere as fishermen and vendors gather to trade freshly caught fish. Fishing is a major source of revenue for Long Hai residents.

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The fishing port which was set up a very long time ago is often more bustling between 13th and 15th of every lunar month as fishing boats return after going offshore. Tiếp tục đọc

Businesses compensate VND5.5 billion for river fish death

Last update 14:54 | 02/08/2017

The People’s Court in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau announced an appeal verdict forcing 11 businesses to give 33 households VND5.5 billion ($242,000) in compensation for mass fish deaths in the Cha Va river on Tuesday.

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Fish death in the Cha Va river

The highest compensation which a business must pay is VND1.2 billion and the least amount is VND58 million.

In September 2015, hundreds of tons of fish farmed in cages in the river died en masses, causing 33 households in Long Son commune, Vung Tau city tens of billions of dong in losses.

Reports by authorized agencies show that 76 percent of the fish death was due to pollution caused by wastewater release from seafood processing companies in Tan Hai commune, Tan Thanh district, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

In December 2016, the Vung Tau city People’s Court passed the first instance verdict asking 11 companies to pay 33 households VND13.2 billion ($581,000) in compensation. Afterwards the businesses appealed against the judgement and required retrial.

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Explore Vietnam’s special ancient temple

Last update 13:00 | 19/12/2016

VietNamNet Bridge – Hon Ba Temple in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau is one of the most special temples in Vietnam. It was built in 1781 to worship the Thuy Long goddess.

Hon Ba (the Lady Island), also known as “Ba Vien Dan” (three cannon rounds) or Archinard Island, is a small island in Vung Tau City. Hon Ba Temple or Lady Temple is located on the island.

The temple was built in 1881 by a follower named Ho Quang Minh. From the foot of the island to the temple runs a winding road with solid three-step at its end. In 1939, Archinard, a Frenchman officer, aimed three cannon rounds at the temple for the purpose to demolish it, but only one hit the corner of the temple. Not much damage was made. Soon after that, the officer lost his life with his own gun due to his carelessness. That is why the island is called “Three cannon rounds” or Archinard. Local people, however, call it Hon Ba. Tiếp tục đọc