VietNamNet Bridge - Described as a timid species only living in primeval forests, sao la, or Asian unicorn, ( Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) have been spotted in the central province of Quang Binh. Le Thanh Tinh, director of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, has confirmed that the camera trap at Phong Nha-Ke Bang captured an image of an animal believed to be a sao la on February 9. Sao la are timid and mostly live in primeval forests, where there is no human intervention. “Sao la are very sensitive to the living environment. A man once caught a sao la in Laos, but it died a short time later Sao la are timid and mostly live in primeval forests, where there is no human intervention. “Sao la are very sensitive to the living environment. A man once caught a sao la in Laos, but it died a short time later,” Tinh said. A living sao la in the wild was first photographed in 1999 by a camera trap set by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Another sao la individual was … [Read more...] about Were sao la seen in Quang Binh after 10 years of no sightings?
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Quang Ninh Province’s local authorities requested the suspension of land use conversions and land transfers in Van Don District until the National Assembly adopts the Law on Special Administrative Economic Zones later this month. The Van Don Economic Zone in the northern province of Quang Ninh.-VNA/VNS Photo Trong Dat Secretary of the Quang Ninh Province Party Committee and chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyen Van Doc made this request during the working session with Van Don District on Thursday on the implementation of land management solutions, aimed at preventing land speculation leading to drastic price increases. Van Don District is in the pending approval phase of its quest to become a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). As investors and the Government look towards its future SEZ status, the district has received a large number of major projects with investment from the State, causing land violations and spiking land prices in this region. According … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh puts the breaks on land sales
Six banks - BIDV, Vietcombank, VietinBank, Agribank, LienVietPostBank, and SHB - pledged credit of VND26 trillion ($1.14 billion) for ten major projects in central Quang Nam province on March 26 at the Investment Promotion Conference. The projects focus on key areas such as tourism, services and facilities, infrastructure, industrial zone development, hi-tech agriculture, and hospitals. Vietcombank has signed a credit and loan agreement with the Truong Hai Automobile Joint Stock Company (THACO) and its member companies and a warehouse project belonging to the Central Gas Limited Liability Company. BIDV signed a credit agreement for the Holiday Inn Hoi An Resort belonging to the Nam Sao Investment Joint Stock Company and for expansions to the Phu Ninh ecotourism area belonging to the Hung Cuong Tourism Investment Joint Stock Company. Agribank, meanwhile, granted a working capital loan to the Chu Lai Floating Glass Joint Stock Company, while VietinBank pledged to finance the Nam Hoi An … [Read more...] about Six banks pledge $1.14bn in finance to projects in Quang Nam DTiNews
Le Tien Dat led Viet Nam to the second group win at the world championships. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn HA NOI (VNS) — Le Tien Dat played a key role in Viet Nam's 3-1 win over Turkey at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Malaysia on Mar 1. It was the second win of the Vietnamese men's squad. Dat defeated G Ibrahim 11-3, 9-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-8 in the second singles match and beat M Gencay 11-7, 11-5, 11-3 in the fourth match. Earlier, Dinh Quang Linh struggled to win 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 5-11, 11-6 over Gencay. And Doan Ba Tuan Anh lost 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 4-11, 9-11 to Ibrahim. The Vietnamese players will next play Nigeria. The women's team defeated Bulgaria 3-1 and will meet Greece in the next match. — VNS … [Read more...] about Dat helps VN beat Turkey at world championships
After a week-long competition, all the four Vietnamese students have won medals, two silver and two bronze, at the 20th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) held in Egypt. The winners of silver medals are 12th grade student Nguyen Ba Canh Son from the Le Quy Don specialized high school in Da Nang city, and 11th grade student Nguyen Pham Khanh Nhan from a gifted high school under Ho Chi Minh City National University. Two bronze medals went to 12th grade students Vu Ngoc Quang and Nguyen Thanh Dat, from the Nguyen Hue specialized high school in Ha Tay province. A Chinese student scored the highest mark of 558 points out of 600 at the contest. The organizing board presented a total of 140 medals, including 24 gold, 46 silver and 70 bronze, to the winners. There was no ranking made for each team at the contest. It is encouraging that Viet Nam was among the few teams with all their members wining medals. … [Read more...] about Four Medals for Viet Nam at Int’l Olympiad in Informatics