Danh mục lưu trữ: Trang tiếng Anh

Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

A field in Soc Trang Province’s Long Phu District suffers from severe drought. A shortage of fresh water and saline intrusion has affected agricultural crops in the Mekong Delta region. – VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong

HCM CITY (VNS) — A shortage of fresh water and severe saline intrusion has seriously affected agricultural cultivation in the Mekong Delta since mid-February.

Farmer Phan Van Thi, of Go Cong town in Tien Giang province told Tin Tuc (News) newspaper that he must get up early every day to pump water for his one-hectare rice field. He said fresh water in canals had been low. Đọc tiếp Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

SMEs need support to compete globally

Statistics showed that the average profitability ratio of SMEs in HCM City is just 1.8 per cent in comparison with the figure of 6.9 per cent in the industry sector. — Photo doanhnhansaigon

HA NOI (VNS)  — Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the support industry need better support policies to enhance competitiveness and participate in the global value chain, experts stated.

They added that the profit margins of SMEs remain modest. Đọc tiếp SMEs need support to compete globally

NA approves higher eco-tax on oil and gas

The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday approved an increase in environmental taxes on oil and gas products. — Photo doanhnhan

HA NOI (VNS) — The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday approved an increase in environmental taxes on oil and gas products that would take it to three times the current levels.

The amended Resolution No 1269 on environmental taxation will, however, impose no extra duty on kerosene, as this is an essential commodity for the majority of poor people, and those living in underprivileged and mountainous areas. Đọc tiếp NA approves higher eco-tax on oil and gas

Villagers sitting on a ticking pollution time bomb

Nguyen Chi Nghia from Phuong Ngan Village washes his hands with water taken from a local well, which he says smells of pesticides. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu

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QUANG TRI (VNS) — A sudden downpour on a sunny spring day sends Nguyen Mot scurrying into his house.

But he is not trying to escape the rain. He darts about, shutting all the doors and windows in a vain bid to keep out the noxious odour that comes up with vapour sent up by the sudden rain.

“Pesticides,” he says, ruefully. Đọc tiếp Villagers sitting on a ticking pollution time bomb

Male elephant dies of overwork in Dak Lak

Elephants carry tourists on sightseeing trips in Ban Don Area Tourism. — Photo Yokdonnationalpark.vn

DAK LAK (VNS) — A 40-year-old male elephant, which carried tourists on sightseeing trips for years in the Central Highland Dak Lak Province’s Ban Don tourism area, died of overwork yesterday.

Authorised local agencies disposed of the body of the captive elephant as per regulations. Đọc tiếp Male elephant dies of overwork in Dak Lak

Female entrepreneurs gather to enhance ASEAN equality

ASEAN enterpreneurs pose for a picture with Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan (sixth from the right, second row) at the 2015 AWEF held by the VCCI and MOLISA in Ha Noi yesterday. Yesterday was a hectic day for Doan, involving various functions in celebration of Women’s Day tomorrow. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh.

HA NOI  (VNS) — Viet Nam has committed to encouraging more women entrepreneurs to participate in the global value chain, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said yesterday at a forum in Ha Noi. Đọc tiếp Female entrepreneurs gather to enhance ASEAN equality

Nghe An attracts nearly $1b in new projects

A view of Vinh City in the central province of Nghe An. The province is committed to improving its investment climate and offering the best possible incentives to businesses. —VNA/VNS The Duyet

NGHE AN (VNS) — The central province of Nghe An yesterday granted investment licences to eight projects and signed deals worth over US$967 million at a meeting in Vinh City.

Addressing the meeting, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung expressed his hope that investors would continue implementing feasible projects and fostering innovation in Nghe An. Đọc tiếp Nghe An attracts nearly $1b in new projects

Viet Nam, Laos okay zero tariffs on most traded goods

Fertilisers packed for export to Laos. More than 95 per cent of goods traded between Viet Nam and Laos will enjoy zero tariffs under a new agreement. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam

VIENTIANE (VNS) — Tariffs are scheduled to be eliminated on more than 95 per cent of goods between Viet Nam and Laos.

A document to this effect was signed by Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and his Lao counterpart Khemmani Pholsena on March 3 in Vientiane, Laos. It replaces the 1998 trade agreement. Đọc tiếp Viet Nam, Laos okay zero tariffs on most traded goods

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Tien Giang could lose forest buffer to climate change

Recent sea water levels have eroded and destroyed parts of the preventive forest in the Go Cong coastal region, Tien Giang Province. — Photo vov.vn

TIEN GIANG – VNS — The mangrove forest in Tien Giang’s province Go Cong coastal region could disappear forever if effective solutions are not identified and implemented immediately, worried officials say. Đọc tiếp Tien Giang could lose forest buffer to climate change

HCM City students ask for more lively history lessons

At the annual New Year meeting on Saturday more than 150 student representatives told HCM City leaders that they need more practical and interesting classes. — Photo Vnexpress

HCM CITY (VNS) — School children in HCM City have demanded that authorities make their history lessons more interesting since they need to learn about their country’s past.

At the annual New Year meeting on Saturday more than 150 student representatives told HCM City leaders that they need more practical and interesting classes. Đọc tiếp HCM City students ask for more lively history lessons

Farmers using river water polluted by cassava factories

Cassava residue on Poko River in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. — VNA/ VNS Photo Cao Nguyen

KON TUM (VNS) — Farmers in Dak To District’s Tan Canh Commune claim they are forced to use polluted water pumped from the Poko River to water their coffee bushes.

They said the water had a foul smell and contained starch residue, probably from two new cassava processing plants upstream. Đọc tiếp Farmers using river water polluted by cassava factories

VN celebrates health sector on Doctors’ Day

A doctor at the Bach Mai’s Pediatric Deparment is examining a child on emergency care. Today is a day to acknowledge the nation’s doctors and an occasion to measure the health sector’s progress over the past 60 years. — VNA Photo Duong Ngoc

HA NOI (VNS) — Doctors’ Day, today, February 27, is a day to acknowledge the nation’s doctors and an occasion to measure the progress the health sector has achieved over the past 60 years. Đọc tiếp VN celebrates health sector on Doctors’ Day

Wrestling bout bustles Hue village

THUA THIEN – HUE (VNS) — Hundreds of people flocked to the 200-year-old Thu Le Village in Thua Thien Hue Province yesterday to enjoy a traditional wrestling competition. The competition is held annually on the sixth day of Lunar New Year for wrestlers from the province’s Quang Dien District.

Village elders said the event aimed to emphasise the importance of training and hard work. Wrestlers compete with respect for each other, and no vicious behaviour is allowed.

A ring is set up in the yard of the village’s communal house. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu

Đọc tiếp Wrestling bout bustles Hue village

Five major projects to revamp HCM City in 2015

The Y-shaped steel flyover at Go Vap Intersection has one stretch that measures 234m in length and 6m in width, and connects Nguyen Oanh Road and Nguyen Kiem Road. The other stretch, which is 274m long and 6m wide, links Nguyen Oanh Road and Pham Ngu Lao Road.

HCM CITY (VNS) — There are five urban projects that the country’s largest city aims to complete in 2015. According to online newspaperVnexpress, these include the building of its first-ever pedestrian zone, bringing into use the Pham Van Dong Road, the construction of a steel flyover at the Go Vap six-way intersection and the Thanh Da Channel Bridge, and making improvements to the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal, which will also involve expansion of the roads lining it. Đọc tiếp Five major projects to revamp HCM City in 2015