Future of paper factory uncertain Experts and officials are trying to decide what to do with a paper factory worth VNĐ3 trillion (US$133 million) in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An that has been out of operation for many years due to technical problems. Phương Nam Paper Factory's construction commenced 10 years ago. The factory's investor, Transport and Communication Development Investment Company (Tradico) under Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No 6, promised to "produce the best quality paper in Việt Nam, equivalent to European standard" from jute plants. Along with the ambitious plan, local authorities called on residents to plant jute over an area of 9,000ha in the districts of Mộc Hóa, Tân Thạnh and Thạnh Hóa, the Nông thôn ngày nay (Countryside's Today) newspaper reported. The investment management of the factory was handed over from Tracodi to Việt Nam's Paper Corporation (Vinapaco) in 2009. More than 11,000ha of jute were then harvested and run through … [Read more...] about Social News 10/7
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Excerpts from memoir Ship With Paper Sails, Story of a Hanoi Newsman* by Nguyễn Khuyến, former Viet Nam News Editor-in-Chief War I cannot claim to have been more exposed to war hazards than were other average residents in Hà Nội in those years of war, and certainly no more than members of the Militia, the Fire Brigade and the Red Cross. In fact, care was even taken to protect me and some other "assets" of the Foreign Desk from unnecessary risks. Early in 1965, Trần Văn Chương and I were secreted to a sort of "safe base," a cave among a cluster of massive limestone outcrops west of the city, where the agency had set up a reserve transmitter. For a week, we were drilled in emergency measures in the utter stillness of the natural bunker. This protective cocoon notwithstanding, I remained in Hà Nội throughout the American air war, to be close to "where the action is". In the absence of my wife and children, who were evacuated to the countryside again and again, I would stay at the … [Read more...] about Ship With Paper Sails
Viet Nam News Readers ranging from foreign diplomats to local businesspeople - and expats falling somewhere in between - all have their own reasons for reading Viet Nam News. Ha Chan Ho, senior strategic advisor to Samsung Electronics Vietnam I have been living in Viet Nam for more than four years, and I have been reading Viet Nam News every day. I usually start with the front page, followed by the national and business sections as well as lifestyles. If I had more time, I would read all the pages. I found that by reading Viet Nam News daily, I can understand more about Viet Nam and get all the information I need about the country. I feel that this newspaper has become a very important part of my daily life. Việt Nam has a lot of newspapers and television networks. But there are not many English media outlets. Việt Nam News is the only national English daily newspaper. The foreign community in Việt Nam is getting bigger, and I believe that they need more information about Việt … [Read more...] about Readers Review: Why read Việt Nam News?
A man cycles past an advert on a bus stop in Leicester, Britain April 21, 2016. Leicester City's remarkable Premier League triumph after starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders to win the title made the pages of the press around the world on Tuesday. Leicester clinched the English league title for the first time in their 132-year history on Monday night when second-placed Tottenham Hotspur drew with Chelsea, leaving them too far behind the leaders with only two games left to play. Praise poured in around the world for Leicester, who were on the brink of relegation last season. France Football led with the news that "Leicester has achieved the impossible," while Germany's Bild said: "Europe's biggest football sensation - Leicester's title miracle is real." Major U.S. newspaper the New York Times' article, "Leicester City Completes Rise by Clinching Premier League Title," drew attention to their meteoric rise after flirting with a drop to the Championship last year. The Sydney … [Read more...] about Leicester’s Premier League fairytale makes papers worldwide
It is the opinion of Deputy Director General (VEA) Le Ke Son at the Conference on reviewing the works of 2012 and direction of action in 2013 held by Environment Magazine. In 2012, the Magazine was published and issued periodically 12 editions annually. 02 specified editions on green economy and law, policies on environmental protection in mining, 02 specified editions published in English, editing and posting 1114 news, papers and pictures. The important papers of each edition have summary translated in English. Deputy Director General also conducted that in 2013 Journal of Environment needs to focus on implementing main contents such as information extraction about building amended environmental protection laws, environmental protection issues in river basin, etc. In which, papers are necessary to increase more sharp theoretical features in papers about life and environmental protection laws in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Increasing the sharp theoretical features in the environmental papers