HSBC declines any involvement in Vinh Tan 3 thermal power project, adding to the ranks of financial institutions refusing to fund environmentally damaging power projects (Illustration image) One of the world’s largest financial groups, HSBC, has pulled out of a major coal project in Vietnam, marking the latest move by an international bank to go cold on funding the biggest source of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions, according to newswire eco-business.com. … [Read more...] about HSBC exits Vinh Tan 3 thermal power project
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Hanoi (VNA) - In the mornings before he opens his traditional house to visitors, Meritorious Artist To Thanh Son prepares tea to welcome his guests. When Bat Trang commune on the outskirts of Hanoi was officially recognised as a tourist site last month, his traditional house with its beautiful garden, old kiln and showroom of pottery products started receiving many tourists every day. In October 2019, the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) brought smart tourism to Bat Trang, further highlighting it on the capital’s travel map. Smart tourism Bat Trang commune is located in Gia Lam district, 10km from the city centre. It comprises Bat Trang and Giang Cao villages. A century ago, people of Bo Bat village (now Yen Thanh commune, the northern province of Ninh Binh) followed King Ly Cong Uan from Hoa Lu to Thang Long - the new capital city (now Hanoi). They set up a pottery and brick-making ward on the banks … [Read more...] about Bat Trang – A star of Hanoi craft village tourism
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia January 28, 2020 – PHOTO: REUTERS MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Ash Barty stormed into her maiden Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday with an emphatic 7-6(6) 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova that avenged her defeat to the hard-hitting Czech in last year’s quarter-final at Melbourne Park. … [Read more...] about Barty avenges Kvitova defeat to reach semi-finals
Vietnam will continue to strictly implement the Resolution on Party Building and Rectification to prevent and push back political, moral, and lifestyle degradation and signs on self-evolution and self-transformation, while upholding the campaign to study and follow Ho Chi Minh's ideology, morality, and lifestyle. … [Read more...] about Welcoming a new spring with confidence
APEC carried a lot of weight this year for Vietnam and Da Nang. Vietnam’s wish to wrap up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal although Canada at some point wanted to back out for reasons unknown was the big item. The idea was the deal would act as a ‘counterweight’ to the immense power of Chinese economic influence. With the country hoping to expand export markets further, it would have been an unexpected blow had Canada really left the negotiation table. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!