Experts say such tight restrictions should have been imposed long ago to avoid the current mess and chaos on many roads. Cars and motorbikes crowded Pho Quang Street in Tan Binh District on Tuesday morning last week, dragging themselves sluggishly towards the downtown area. The road, an entrance to the Tan Son Nhat Airport, is just two kilometers long and only eight meters wide. Yet there are 15 skyscrapers lining it, with tens of thousands of apartments, hotels and offices. The largest project on the street is an apartment complex with four blocks and 16 floors, hosting around 500 apartments. It has been open for about five years. There are other complexes with 8-10 floors and a hospital, so the street is always crowded. It gets hellish during rush hours. Pho Quang isn’t the only street plagued by quickly rising skyscrapers and infrastructures that can’t keep up with them. Nguyen Huu Tho, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Mai Chi Tho are a few more examples. HCMC … [Read more...] about HCMC takes belated steps to sort out skyscraper mess
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For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life at a building site on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, record high temperatures are making it unbearable. As India grapples with an unprecedented heatwave, the country's vast majority of poor workers, who generally work outdoors, are vulnerable to the scorching temperatures. "There is too much heat and if we won't work, what will we eat? For a few days, we work and then we sit idle for a few days because of tiredness and heat," Tundre said. Temperatures in the New Delhi area have touched 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) this year, often causing Tundre, and his wife Lata, who works at the same construction site, to fall sick. That in turn means they lose income. "Because of heat, sometimes I don't go to work. I take days off... many times, fall sick from dehydration and then require glucose bottles (intravenous fluids)," Lata said while standing outside their house, a temporary shanty with … [Read more...] about Poor workers bear the brunt of India’s heatwave
The PM hailed the efforts by the embassy in implementing the external policies of the Party and State, building and promoting the image of the nation and people of Vietnam to U.S. friends, and contributing to making the Vietnam-U.S. ties more practical and effective, including the thorough preparations for the PM’s trip to the U.S. to attend the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit and make a visit to the U.S. and the U.N. He asked the embassy to promptly implement agreements reached between the two countries during this visit. Meeting representatives from the Vietnamese community in the East Coast of the U.S., the Government leader thanked the community for their contribution to the homeland as well as to the relationship between Vietnam and the U.S. He reiterated that the Party and State always consider the Vietnamese community abroad as an indispensable part of the community of ethnic groups in Vietnam, and always do their best to support overseas Vietnamese to settle down in the host … [Read more...] about PM meets Vietnamese embassy officials, community in U.S.
The talks were co-chaired by Chief of the Vietnam Border Guard Command Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and General Sao Sokha, the Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie. At the event, Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai expressed his joy in working with General Sao Sokha and the delegation of the Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie to exchange views on coordination in border management work. During the talks, Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and General Sao Sokha agreed that over the past time, despite the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have effectively coordinated in managing and protecting security in border areas, contributing to building a shared borderline of peace, stability, cooperation, and development. They emphasized that the successful organization of important events have contributed to disseminating the bilateral friendship to troops and people of the two countries. Notably, … [Read more...] about Vietnam Border Guard Command and Royal Cambodian Army Gendarmerie hold talks
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left) met with US President Joe Biden, photo VNA All eyes were focused on last week’s US-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington D.C., where both sides demonstrated their closer ties across many sectors including global health security, climate change, sustainable development, maritime cooperation, human capital development, and education, as well as connectivity and economic engagement, and especially digital development. The US and ASEAN have reaffirmed their commitment to support digital development in the bloc so as to realise its vision “of a peaceful, secure, open, interoperable, reliable and resilient ICT environment”. The US vows to “support development of ASEAN’s digital infrastructure to drive robust, inclusive economic growth and prosperity; and promote development of a secure, resilient, and innovative 5G ecosystem as well as exchange views and experiences on cyber threats and on the regulatory framework and technical standards … [Read more...] about United States widens ASEAN engagement