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First solar power plant in Quảng Trị to open in June

Update: March, 14/2019 – 16:51

Licogi 13 Joint Stock Company is accelerating the construction of LIG solar power plant to bring it into operation in June. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Thủy

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The VNĐ1.08 trillion (US$46.5 million) LIG solar power plant – the first of its kind in the central province of Quảng Trị is expected to become operational in June.

The project’s investor, Licogi 13 Joint Stock Company, has installed 70 per cent of the plant, after having been assigned as the investor for the project by the provincial People’s Committee in June 2018.

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Prayer 608

The prayer series


I learned and worked in a science institute.
So I understand the difficulty of our science institutes.*
We need science autonomy.

Science autonomy is the same as university autonomy.

Science autonomy means
organisational autonomy,
financial autonomy,
staffing autonomy,
and academic autonomy.

We need science autonomy.
Do you think so?

Please bless our science.



* ‘Sức khỏe’ giới khoa học nông nghiệp – 3 bài

Durians, blockchain and politics – inside the choppy world of Chinese investors in Malaysia


The Chinese business community in Malaysia has weathered the storm of politically charged public sentiment since the Pakatan Harapan swept into government, says China commentator Tom McGregor.

Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive plantations of the spiky, pungent fruit (Photo: AFP/WANG ZHAO)

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Women power helps boost Viet Nam’s economy

Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 08:10

Le Ngoc Anh, owner of Deborah JSC, shows customers bathroom equipment provided by the company. — Photo courtesy of the company
 As far as Viet Nam’s economy is concerned, sisters really are doing it for themselves.

More and more women are running businesses across the country.

There are around 145,000 small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) currently run by women in Viet Nam.

Such SMEs businesses play a crucial role for growth, contributing 30 per cent of GDP and more than half of job creation.

And a quarter of all SMEs nationally are run by women.

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IUCN Advisory Mission to Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site

Sat, 05 Jan 2019 IUCN

In July 2018, at the request of Quang Ninh Province, IUCN hired two consultants, Janet Mackay, Director of Tourism Recreation Conservation Consultants (TRC) and Wim Vrins, a solid waste management specialist, to advise on tourism and waste management in Ha Long Bay WHS.

Fishing boats and tourist boats are operating in HLB

After a 4-day site visit and meetings with government agencies in charge of site management, the mission found that while the geological values of the site are currently not threatened, with continued growth in visitor numbers and ineffective management of visitors and waste, the impacts on the site’s aesthetic values will cause a significant threat to its OUV.

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New airport for Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay puts the popular destination at extreme risk of overtourism

Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP


  • Improved infrastructure makes the Unesco World Heritage Site increasingly accessible, hopes to welcome 16 million tourists in 2020
  • Travellers already complain of overcrowding and rubbish-infested water

Ha Long Bay’s postcard-perfect karst islets have long attracted travellers to its Unesco-approved seascape. In 2017, the destination (population circa 1,500), in northern Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province, welcomed almost 7 million international and domestic visitors, according to website Halong Bay Tourism. The region’s tourism department hopes to receive up to 16 million tourists by the end of next year, “and to rake in VND30-40 trillion (US$1.3-1.7 billion) in revenue”, it states, on its website.

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World Bank – New research on development issues in Vietnam – Volume 11, number 2 (2019 February)

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Gardeners see profits in ‘green’ produce

Update: February, 17/2019 – 09:00

Going green: A farmer in Tiên Hà commune grows citronella at home. — VNS Photo Công Thành

Viet Nam News A group of 16 farmers in Tiên Hà Commune in the mountainous Tiên Phước district of Quảng Nam Province have joined together in a ‘green herb’ co-operative – a model that helps promote production chains of farm produce and herbs and develop eco-tourism. Covering 6,000ha of forest area, Tiên Phước District has great potential as a source of material for essential oils. Bùi Hoài Nam reports.

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Drought causes big losses to Tây Nguyên farmers

VNN – Update: February, 23/2019 – 09:00

Sugarcane farmers in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai had lost hundreds of billions of đồng due to a prolonged severe drought in the region. – Photo thanhnien.vn

Gia Lai – Sugarcane farmers in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai had lost hundreds of billions of đồng due to a prolonged severe drought in the region, reported Thanh Niên (Young People) Newspaper.

The drought is forecast to continue and become more serious due to the strong evolution of the El Nino phenomena this year.

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Mother tongue vital for improved literacy, numeracy skills —UNESCO

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has said that every mother tongue is vital to literacy because it facilitates the acquisition of basic reading and writing skills, as well as basic numeracy, during the first years of schooling.

The UNESCO, in marking the 20th International Mother Language Day on Thursday, particularly called for the recognition and enforcement of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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