(VOV) – All 12 contestants in the Vietnam’s Next Top Model competition faced major difficulties strutting on a catwalk over water; some even slipped and fell.
Wearing a thin scarf covering a bikini, they had to walk to the beat of DJ Fabien’s music and avoid giant swinging balls, which were affected by strong winds.
Kha My Van and Do Thu Ha gave impressive performances but still admitted that the balls caused them a lot of trouble.
Nguyen Ngan was actually knocked down when she walking back to the starting point, but she managed to sit back, stand up and keep on walking. Her brave and intelligent reaction helped her win the challenge.
Thanh Thao fell down right after her first steps and Ngoc Thuy did not do well because of her illness.
People in some areas in Hanoi are facing serious water shortages again after a major pipeline that transports water from the Da River Plant broke for an eighteenth consecutive time on July 11. More than 200 households living in Lane 93, Hoang Van Thai Street in Thanh Xuan District were left without water for the past 10 days. "We have to buy water from a truck which runs by our area every day," said a local man, Dinh Van Thanh. "Some families even save water from air-conditioners for use." Thanh said that they usually face water shortages every summer but…... [read more]
Vietnam facing water security challenges Van Nam HCMC - Vietnam's demand for water is skyrocketing while water resources are being depleted, certain river basins are being overexploited and competition for water resources is soaring. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in a report that the basins of some rivers like Ma, Huong and Dong Nai are being overused during dry months. The report, which came out on January 9, issues a warning against significant impact on the lives of many people as underground water resources are being overexploited, water pollution is worsening, and upstream forests are overexploited, leading…... [read more]
Present plans by China and India for biofuel production could mean they face water scarcity by 2030, a researcher said. Charlotte de Fraiture, a Colombo-based scientist with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), said in an interview that she did not "see a lot of potential for biofuel production in either China or India because of the water. Natural Fuel's biodiesel production facility "It's not that I'm saying don't go for biofuels. It's just that India and China are two water-short countries." The IWMI carried out a five-year study on water which was completed in the spring of this year.…... [read more]
(VEN) - The Water Resources Administration Department held a workshop on October 20 in Hanoi under the theme, "Water Resources and Communications". Statistics from the Department show that underground water resources in Vietnam are generally substandard and that Vietnam is facing water shortage as upper underground water resources have been polluted due to waste water and waste in industry, agriculture, fishery and mining. Several production areas have used water resources without planning and out of control, causing pollution, salinization and lower water levels. In addition, arsenic pollution has been increasing due to excessive exploitation. Surface water resources in cities, urban…... [read more]
At the height of the dry season in southern Vietnam, thousands of households in Ho Chi Minh City face water shortages from lack of moisture among other events recently. Households from districts 6, 7, 8 and Nha Be extract their water from the Saigon River, which has become highly salinated, and the salty water has disrupted the districts' natural water supply, said Mr. Ly Chung Dan - Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Water Supply Company (WSC). According to Mr. Dan, people in districts 11, Tan Binh, Tan Phu and Go Vap face the most severe water shortage from…... [read more]
DONG NAI (VNS) — The Tri An reservoir's level in Dong Nai has fallen dramatically low, triggering fears of a power shortage this year, Tri An Hydropower Company Director Nguyen Kim Phuc said. Due to the low water levels, the company has scaled down its operations, he said. The reservoir can hold 62m of water, but the current level is 58m. The reservoir in the southern province has usually been full in the month of September in previous years, but this year the water levels are lower than usual. Phuc said the reserve water at the reservoir should be 2.7…... [read more]
Residents in several areas of the capital Hanoi, including Ba Dinh, Tay Ho, Hoan Kiem, and Dong Da districts, might face water shortages this summer, said the municipal Department of Construction. The department warned demand for tap water would increase by 12 percent during hot weather and a water shortage is expected to reach 60,000 cubic meters per day. The situation may be acute when a major pipeline supplying 27 percent of the city’s total water volume, taken from the Da River in Hoa Binh province, is likely to experience other breakdowns. The pipeline has broken down 17 times since…... [read more]
Many parts of HCMC to face water supply disruption Van Nam HCMC – Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco) announced on May 24 that Tan Hiep water treatment plant would suspend water supply for 11 districts for six straight hours starting 10 p.m. on May 28 till 4:00 a.m. the following day. The corporation ascribed the interruption to Cu Chi Power Company’s installation of 22kV electricity cables in the districts and the water treatment plant’s periodical technical maintenance. The temporary water cut will affect a number of wards in districts 6, 8, 10, 11, Tan Binh and Go Vap. Meanwhile, the impact…... [read more]
Some hospitals in Hanoi are facing water shortages due to a sharp rise in demand in the capital, with Hanoi Obstetric and Gynecology Hospital and the National Paediatrics Hospital among those affected. The Hanoi Water Supply Company said the city’s water demand this summer is expected to rise by seven-to-10 percent on the previous year, which means usage of 620,000-675,000 cubic metres per a day. But changing environmental conditions of the Red River has caused ground water to decline by about two percent. Attempts to raise the level of the Red River and the Duong River have been unsuccessful due…... [read more]
Vu Hoang Diep, who won Miss International Beauty 2009, has announced that she'd sashay off the catwalk if she got married because she would not want to sacrifice her family in the scandalous and often unpleasant world of showbiz. She said that she had experienced a very stressful time and sympathised with fellow model Vu Thu Phuong who had also recently announced her retirement to spend more time with her family. Some sources said that Phuong's early retirement had been triggered by weariness over the scandals that plague the Vietnamese fashion and entertainment industry. "I still love the art very…... [read more]