New pavements that have been laid down as part of Haiphong City’s attempt to improve its environment have already shown cracks some 10 days after being put into use. The pavement needed to be redone Even though the pavement along Tam Bac River near Sat Market, Hong Bang District, has only been built a few days ago, it already has cracks and subsidence and needs to be redone completely. Nguyen Van Loc, director of the Management Board of Construction Projects in Hong Bang District, said the pavement was damaged because the embankment of that section was built a long time ago. At that time, there was no decision to dredge the river to direct the water flow. The management board realised the threat of erosion so they built a barrier with a row of piles to protect the pavement. However, the compressors are too heavy and damaged the pavements. The district authorities have asked the contractor to redo the pavement. The pavement belongs to an urban facelift project along Tam … [Read more...] about Hai Phong pavement project sees damage after 10 days
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Many large players including Vingroup, Hoa Phat Group and Thaco Group are becoming strategic investors in agricultural companies. — Photo baodansinh.vn Digitisation of farming is inevitable and Viet Nam should embrace it to resolve the agricultural paradox of producing more while preserving natural resources and to grab the opportunities brought by free trade agreements, experts have said. Reports from research organisations said the world population would increase by 2.2 billion by 2050 and demand for food would increase by 50 per cent. During this period climate change is expected to reduce harvests by 17 per cent while arable land will shrink by 20 per cent. The agricultural sector globally and in Viet Nam is therefore set to face big challenges. A more resilient food future will rely on sharp increases in agricultural research and development; better alignment of government finance and incentives for farmers with long-term, sustainable and climate-smart production; and a … [Read more...] about Digital farming could hold the key to solving agriculture paradox
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-China working group on cooperation in less sensitive sea-related areas held the 13th round of negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City on November 19 and 20. The Vietnamese delegation was led by Nguyen Manh Dong, Director of the maritime affairs division under the Foreign Ministry’s National Boundary Commission. The Chinese side was led by Yang Renhuo, a representative for the border and maritime issues at the Chinese Foreign Ministry. In a sincere and constructive atmosphere, the two sides reviewed the implementation of the signed projects since the 12th round of negotiations. They highly valued the obtained achievements, affirming that the cooperation has helped intensify the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and maintain peace, stability and security at sea. Discussing cooperation orientations for the time ahead, both sides agreed that on the basis of the serious implementation of the important common perceptions between … [Read more...] about Vietnam, China hold talks on less sensitive marine cooperation areas
Nhip Cau Dau Tu quoted its sources as reporting that the deal began half a year ago and LINE is now holding a controlling stake in the Tre Tho Information Service JSC, which runs webtretho.com. Established in 2002, and receiving investment capital from IDG Ventures, webtretho.com is now a forum for women with the highest number of visits. According to similarweb, there are over 13 million visits to webtretho each month and the forum ranks 91st out of 100 most visited websites in Vietnam. Webtretho.com has annual revenue of US$2 million. IDG Ventures once planned to use webtretho.com as a ‘springboard’ to join the e-commerce market with beyeu.com (products for mothers & kids), lamdieu.com (cosmetics) and foreva.com (underwear), but the projects failed. LINE, a subsidiary of Naver, is a familiar name to Vietnamese. It appeared in Vietnam in 2012-2013, when messaging apps boomed. LINE was one of the apps, competing fiercely with Kakao Talk, Viber, Zalo and … [Read more...] about LINE app to return to Vietnam?
Thousands gathered in the northern province of Viet Tri on April 12 for a grand procession to commemorate Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the nation. Thousands gather in Viet Tri city, the northern province of Vinh Phuc, April 12 for a grand procession to honour the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the nation In celebration of the festival, a range of activities showcase local culture for tourists Each procession was led by dancers, followed by a group carrying national and festive flags and another group playing ritual drums and gongs and other traditional instruments According to Vietnamese legend, the 18 Hung Kings ruled during the first period of Vietnamese history, from 2879-258 BC The worshipping rituals of the Hung Kings are closely related to the ancestor worshipping tradition of most Vietnamese families, which forms an important part of people's spiritual lives The ritual of worshipping Hung Kings was recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of … [Read more...] about Cultural activities to commemorate Hung Kings