Viet Nam News How have 12 loss-making projects under the management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) progressed? After more than a year since the Government’s Steering Committee carried out an overall review and proposed comprehensive solutions following a request from the National Assembly in 2016 for these 12 projects, many have had positive progress. Of the six projects that have had production and business activities but still suffered losses, two projects have turned around and started to make profit. Specifically, the Việt Trung Steel Plant made a profit of VNĐ419 billion (US$18.6 million) last year while the DAP Vinachem Plant has also earned tens of billions of đồng. The remaining projects, especially four projects of Việt Nam Chemical Group (Vinachem) including DAP Lào Cai, Ninh Bình Fertiliser and Hà Bắc Fertiliser, have been operating more stably with higher capacity so the accumulated losses have … [Read more...] about Loss-making projects see progress towards growth
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(VOVworld) - Growing mushrooms is a traditional craft of Lai Vung district in Dong Thap province. To meet a growing demand, local farmers have applied a greenhouse mushroom cultivation model to boost productivity and quality. Mushrooms contain a great deal of protein, vitamin, and growing them can be quite profitable. In Lai Vung district, Dong Thap province, straw mushrooms are cultivated along the Hau River - Dinh Hoa, Tan Hoa, Tan Thanh, and Vinh Thoi. The locals grow mushrooms in the fields, in their gardens, and now in greenhouses, a cultivation model which has made many mushroom growers in the province rich, earning up to 880 USD a month. In just 15 square meters, Ngo Minh Tan of Hoa Thanh commune can harvest more than 10 kilos of mushrooms a day. He told us: "If we grow mushrooms outdoors, we must use pesticides. But it's unnecessary to spray pesticides in a greenhouse because there are no insects. This model boosts the price of straw mushrooms." The greenhouse model reduces … [Read more...] about Dong Thap farmers make fortune growing straw mushrooms
According to the new salary scheme, to be implemented shortly, the President would make 3.77 million VND (about $US 250) a month, announced the salary reform agency on January 10. President Tran Duc Luong (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi … [Read more...] about How much does Vietnam’s President make?
VietNamNet Bridge – Many people advised Ms. Hoang Phuong Lan, a resident of Thai Binh City,Thai Binh Province to cut her hair but she has not done so since 1996. Lan was recognized to have the longest straight hair in Vietnam by the Vietnam Records Book Center in 2012. Lan loved long hair when she was a child. She let her hair grow and had the nickname “Long-hair Lan”. In 1996, for various reasons, she had to cut her long hair to shoulder length, with a lot of regret. However that was her only hair-cut. Lan said when her hair was short, she washed it almost every day with herbs like lemon leaves, citronella leaves, soapberry and holy basil. She liked the feeling of touching the smooth and silky hair. As time passed, her hair got longer and longer and it took more time to wash the hair. Currently, her hair is 2.4m long and she has to spend one hour to wash it. She usually massages the head very slowly and gently to avoid hurting the roots. She cherishes the hair. … [Read more...] about The woman with 2.4m long hair
TLC: A member of the Timeless Community gives a free hair cut to a local elder. — Photo tienphong.vn Be it cleaning up beaches or offering free haircuts to elderly people, a group of volunteers in Hoi An have taken it upon themselves to offer their support to the local community. Nguyen Trang reports. The Timeless Community has been active in Hoi An City in the central provinces of Quang Nam since July 2014. It brings together young volunteers who carry out several activities for needy elderly people and children. Head of the group Nguyen Trung Tan, 23, a graduate of Quy Nhon University, said he had joined social volunteer work organised by his university to help needy people while he was a student. “When I graduated, my friends and I decided to set up our own volunteer group of 14 graduates and students from local colleges and universities as well as the local women’s union,” he said. The group often organises activities such as clearing rubbish in streets, … [Read more...] about Volunteers try to make a difference