Over 140 hectares of protection forest in south-central Vietnam is being destroyed to make way for a golf course, hotel and resort complex without the premier's approval. Over 140 hectares of protection forest in south-central Vietnam is being destroyed to make way for a golf course, hotel and resort complex without the premier's approval. Administrators in Phu Yen Province had given the project the green light and encouraged the quick clearance of protection forest, only to later admit that it had not submitted a plan to the prime minister for approval as required by law. The developers of the luxury projects have paid a total of VND7.3 billion (US$325,000) as compensation for destroying the forest. Project of mass destruction In April last year, aerial footage from a drone flown by one of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper's photojournalists over Phu Yen captured swaths of 20 meter high Australian pine trees covering an entire half-kilometer width of shoreline along Le Duan Street in … [Read more...] about Protection forest illegally cleared for golf course, resort in south-central Vietnam
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Viet Nam News A clip documenting the refusal of security guards to allow an ambulance transporting a dying baby to leave the Hà Nội Paediatrics Hospital early this month has generated public anger. Health workers, officials and patients shared with Việt Nam News their opinions about health service issues, particularly relating to emergency medical aid. Doctor Trần Văn Phúc, Saint Paul General Hospital, Hà Nội. Patient transportation is a very complicated process in which transporters or accompanying medical staff, including doctors, nurses and technicians, play the most vital role. The transporters and health workers should possess high professional qualification so that they can assess whether the patient is in a life-threatening condition. That is the reason why a majority of patients and their families hire ambulances that charge far more than a taxi or any other type of transport. The incident at the Pediatrics Hospital, as reported in the media and on social networks … [Read more...] about Are the country’s ambulance services sick?
Quang Nam, RoK’s Gwangyang city ink cooperation deal Chairman of the People’s Committee of central Quang Nam province Dinh Van Thu and Mayor of Gwangyang city of the Republic of Korea Jeong Hyun Bok signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation on June 10. The two sides agreed to expand economic, investment, trade exchanges, share experience in managing and developing economic zones, and boost cooperation in seaport logistic services, tourism, and health care. The signing took place at a meeting between Quang Nam’s leaders and representatives from foreign localities and partners which have developed friendship with the province and accompanied it during the development process. It was part of the activities of the sixth Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2017. Thu affirmed that Quang Nam is keen to further international cooperation with foreign localities and partners. After 20 years, Quang Nam has been … [Read more...] about Social News 12/6
French building to be moved for Kinh Thien Palace restoration The Prime Minister has approved the moving of the two-storey building of the Department of Operations to a new location for the restoration of Kinh Thien Palace of Thang Long Citadel Complex in Hanoi. The French-built building where the Department of Operations was located during wartime blocks the front view of Kinh Thien Palace and disrupts the direct link between the palace and Doan Mon (South Gate) of the citadel. According to Dai Viet Su Ky Toan Thu (Complete Annals of Dai Viet), construction of the palace began in 1428 under the reign of King Le Thai To and was completed under King Le Thanh Tong. The palace is among the most important buildings in the citadel complex which was often used for royal meetings during the Ly (1009-1225), Tran (1226-1400), Le (1428-1789) and Nguyen (1802-1945) dynasties. Most of it was destroyed by French in 1886. They left behind only the floor and a staircase bordered by two stone … [Read more...] about Social News 8/5
The Truong Thanh Furniture Corporation, in cooperation with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), has opened a training centre for wood processing workers in Central Highland Dak Lak province. The 1,000 sq.m centre, built at a cost of US$420,000, will provide regular and short-term training courses for workers, technicians and managers of wood processing establishments in Dak Lak and its neighbouring provinces. In the first two years, the centre will pay training fees for participants. According to economists, the wood processing sector is facing a shortage of qualified workers, technicians and managers. So it is necessary to improve the content of the training courses to meet increasing demand for indoor furniture in the world. … [Read more...] about German GTZ helps train wood-processing workers in Dak Lak province