The Friends of Vietnam Heritage will explore another corner of the capital this Saturday on a walking tour. The FVH walking tour will start from the Hang Dau water tower that was built in 1894 by the French.Photo redsvn.net The walk will start from Hang Dau water tower that was built in 1894 by the French before continuing to Hoe Nhai Street and Hoe Nhai Pagoda. The group then will walk along Hang Than Street – famous for bánh cốm (green sticky rice cake) shops, heading to Long Bien Rail Station and Long Bien Bridge under the arches. Tour members will learn about the history of the area and what used to be grown by courtiers along Hoe Nhai Street. They will also have chance to see a unique statue in Hoe Nhai Pagoda and learn about some of the special foods of the area, what the streets were famous for in the past and what goes on there today. The English-speaking tour, from 9.30am to 11.30am, will end at Long Bien Bridge – one of Hanoi’s most … [Read more...] about FVH city walk from Hoe Nhai street to Long Bien Bridge
According to forecasts of BMI Research, Vietnam’s food industry is expected to achieve annual growth of 10.9% in 2015-2020. Vietnam’s food industry is expected to achieve annual growth of 10.9% until 2020. Numerous international players, especially those from countries that Vietnam signed free trade agreements with, have been seizing the opportunity to enter the Vietnamese food market to take advantage of the deals. Keith Colwell, Canadian Nova Scotia’s Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, said that Canadian food businesses have shifted their focus to Vietnam after developments in the Chinese market and thanks to tariff reductions under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). These companies want to bring high-end Canadian products like seafood, agricultural products and beverages to new markets like Vietnam, Colwell said, explaining that tariff reductions under the CPTPP have … [Read more...] about Trade deals trigger foreign investments in Vietnam’s food sector
There are three problems which may make foreign investors shrink when considering investment in transport infrastructure projects in Vietnam. Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The, speaking at the National Assembly session discussing the Investment Law under the PPP mode on November 11, said that the ministry has promoted investments under the mode, but Vietnam can only attract Vietnamese investors. Minister of Transport Tran Van The It has been very difficult to attract foreign investors to large projects. There are three problems which may make foreign investors shrink when considering investment in transport infrastructure projects in Vietnam. First, they want the government of Vietnam to ensure their revenue and share risks with them. As Vietnam’s development plans change regularly, they fear risks. Meanwhile, when they finish projects, one dollar may be exchanged for VND15,000 or VND25,000. Because of the price fluctuations, they may make profit if calculating in … [Read more...] about What do foreign investors worry about when investing in VN infrastructure projects?
Liverpool celebrate beating Everton 5-2 on Wednesday. — Photo mirror.co.uk LIVERPOOL — Liverpool surged eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as Divock Origi was the scourge of Everton once more in a thrilling 5-2 Merseyside derby win for the European champions at Anfield. All but one of the goals came before half-time as Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, who replaced the rested Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, put Liverpool 2-0 up inside 17 minutes. Michael Keane pulled a goal back for Everton before Origi got his second and Sadio Mane finished off a blistering counter-attack to make it 4-1. The scoring did not stop there as Richarlison cut the deficit once more, but Georginio Wijnaldum hammered the final nail in the Everton coffin a minute from time as an eighth defeat in 11 league games sees the Toffees slip into the bottom three. "All the goals were incredible," said a delighted Jurgen Klopp, who made five changes in total. "Wonderful goals, … [Read more...] about Five-star Liverpool thrash sorry Everton
A school bus started smoking when taking students to Phú Primary School in Bình Dương Province on Wednesday. — Photo laodong.vn BÌNH DƯƠNG — School headmasters have been told they are responsible for student transportation and their safety when travelling to and from class. The warning was issued by the Education and Training Department of Bình Dương Province after smoke was seen billowing out of a vehicle carrying 10 pupils to An Phú Primary School on Wednesday. Although no one was injured, children on board panicked thinking their bus was on fire. An electric fault was the cause of the smoke. Now all schools in the area have been told they must ensure transport services chosen for school runs must be carefully checked. Both schools and drivers are required to seriously follow regulations on transporting students, the department said. Additionally, parents must also co-operate with … [Read more...] about Bình Dương orders schools’ headmasters take responsibility for student transportation