An excavator clears a road blocked after heavy rains in Nghia Do commune of Bao Yen district, Lao Cai province (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Torrential rains on October 22 caused big damage to residents’ properties agriculture and infrastructure works in several communes in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Ha Giang. According to the Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, heavy rains measuring 100mm in Nghia Do commune, Lao Cai’s Bao Yen district, caused floods sweeping nine houses away, inundating 87 other houses, more than 100 ha of food crops. Local authorities have dispatched rescue forces to help affected families move to safe areas. Quang Binh district of Ha Giang reported rains of 60-90mm. Floods and landslides caused by rain claimed one live and destroyed seven houses, while one is still missing. Local police and civil defence force are searching for the missing victims and helping … [Read more...] about Heavy rains cause big damage to Lao Cai, Ha Giang
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Authorities in Ha Giang Province have admitted wrongdoings in the issuing land use rights for the H'mong King Palace to a local authority department. The H'mong King Palace is a popular tourist attraction in Ha Giang Province Vuong Duy Bao, former deputy head of the Culture Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, had sent a letter to PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc to ask for help in returning the palace built by his grandfather Vuong Chinh Duc who was known as the H'mong King in Ha Giang. Bao said the family wasn't informed about the fact that the palace was recognised as a national cultural and architectural heritage site in 1993 until officials asked them to move out so that they could turn it into a museum in 2002. Even though they were apologised to and given the promise that their house would not be used by the public, in 2012, Ha Giang Province People's Committee then granted the land use rights where the palace is situated to Dong Van District's Department of … [Read more...] about Ha Giang retreat on H’mong King Palace land rights dispute
Viewing the ancient home in Ha Giang By Kinh Luan in Ha Giang The northern province of Ha Giang, located at the highest latitude of the country, is popular for its Quang Ngan Waterfall, Than Thuy-Thien Bao National Frontier Pass and Dong Van Highlands, which are popular for camping and hiking. "They are Meo people. The women have to do everything, even mining and digging roads, while the men just drink with friends as they follow matriarchy," said our driver Binh while negotiating rugged boulders on a crumbled section of road. About 20 kilometers from Dong Van District is Sa Phinh Commune which is famous for its mountains, forests, hidden grottoes and caves, plum and peach trees, persimmon orchards and is home to ethnic H'Mong people. H'Mong are known for their agility on treacherous mountain roads and trails. We reach the commune at 9 p.m. when the dewdrops are already sitting on the samu leaves. The market on that day is deserted. Only a group of children on the way back home from … [Read more...] about Viewing the ancient home in Ha Giang
It was a summer afternoon. There were a few kilometres before she could reach Bảo's house. Braving the scorching sun, she walked on the beaten track where three years before this place was her second home. Those trails were very familiar to her, with a lot of memories attached. Having graduated university, Bao left the urban life and came back to his home to get a job without any hesitation. Giang, with a journalism certificate, stayed back and worked for a famous newspaper in Saigon. Four years in love had consolidated their faithfulness. Out of the blue, Giang received a paper for an interview to go to the US. She had been waiting for it for more than 10 years and now she was 25 years old. So she had no mood to go. She felt contented with her life here and was enthusiastically preparing for a nuptial life. But her uncle had prepared everything for her. This landed her in a difficult situation. Her parents were old now, while her younger siblings were still young. This had forced her … [Read more...] about Do come back, Giang!
The Ministry of Transport will reduce the number of state own enterprises (SOEs) directly under the ministry to 22 including seven corporations and 15 subsidiaries after 2015, according to its business restructuring plan. The ministry has equitized 70 businesses including nine corporations, 61 firms and subsidiaries by the end of this year. In the upcoming time, it will continue stepping up equitization at five large corporations including Vietnam Railways, Vietnam National Shipping Lines, Vietnam Expressway Corporation and Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and Cuu Long Corporation for Investment, Development and Project Management of Transportation Infrastructure. In related news, the Government has decided to sell entire state capital of ten state owned giants namely, Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) which the government holds 45.1 percent of shares, Bao Minh Insurance Corporation (BMI) 50.7 percent, Vietnam National Reinsurance Corporation (VNR) 40.4 … [Read more...] about Transport Ministry has 22 SOEs after 2015