Many old villas in Hanoi which are in the list of being needed for preservation have been transformed into restaurants. Villas at 51, 51A and 55 on Hang Chuoi Street in Hai Ba Trung District have been converted into restaurants. The houses have also seen big interior changes with various decorations on the walls. Particularly the villas 51 and 55 are named in the city’s architectural value list. So, the change of construction materials or paint colour needs to be approved by the municipal Department of Architecture. Meanwhile, the owner has to seek a licence for the restoration work. The same problem has also reported on streets such as Hai Ba Trung, Tran Quoc Toan and Nguyen Thai Hoc. Old architectural styles have been replaced with modern interiors which are suitable for shops and restaurants. Most of Hanoi’s old villas are located on main streets with high land prices. This encourages their owners to take advantage of them to earn money. Part of … [Read more...] about Hanoi old villas turned into restaurants
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Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. The Hanoi City Delegation of National Assembly Deputies held a meeting with voters in Thanh Xuan district several days ago in which city leaders answered questions about the fate of To Lich, the 100-year old river which is dying because of pollution. Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. “The last choice is to build a sewage system that collects waste water along the river banks which will be sent to Yen Xa waste water plant for treatment,” Duc said. Kim Chi Hanoi to use Red River’s water to clean To Lich River An idea put forward 40 years ago has again been put into discussion: using water from the Red River to … [Read more...] about Can To Lich River be cleaned with Japanese technology?
There are four flights a week in either direction on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, the budget carrier said in a release on Monday. The first flight from Hanoi to the Indian capital left on December 7. It is a thrice-weekly service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For decades airlines in the two countries disregarded the other market, but last month Indian carrier IndiGo launched direct flights from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to HCMC and Hanoi, the first ever direct flights between the two countries. Randir Brar of Indian travel agency Destinos India told VnExpress that the number of Indian visitors to Vietnam could see a surge following the launch of the direct flights. "The direct air routes will help cut traveling time between the two countries from 15 to six hours, making it easier for Indians to travel to Vietnam." Vietjet had announced plans for a HCMC-New Delhi service in July last year, but they failed to materialize. India is one of the fastest … [Read more...] about Vietjet Air begins flying to India
Prof. Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Vietnam online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. Severe drought hits central Vietnam Climate change: Quang Binh faces severe drought Water shortages loom for Hanoi as Da River dries up Sapa faces serious water shortage Professor Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn Is Vietnam included in the list of countries seriously hit by water shortage? Total rainfall in the Mekong basin from early June to July 25 this year is much lower than the average of the same period for many years – by 30 to 70 per cent. The water levels in the sub-Mekong region are also lower than the average water level for many years by between 2.5 to 5.5m. The water level in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam is also much … [Read more...] about Drought, water shortages pose a big threat for Vietnam
The prolonged severe drought has dried up thousands of hectares of protection forest in the southern coastal province of Phu Yen, causing many forest fires. Hundreds of hectares of protection forest have dried up in southern coastal Phu Yen Province. — Photo vov.vn Several forests in Tuy An District and Tuy Hoa City have been badly affected by the hot weather. Most of the protection forests are unable to recover, the Voice of Việt Nam (VoV) reported. According to statistics of the provincial afforestation project executive board, about 190ha out of 460ha of newly planted protection forest in Tuy An District and Tuy Hoa City has been destroyed and the remainder is at risk of drying up. Bui Van Thanh, chairman of Tuy An District People's Committee, said that the local government has to prepare water for residents and solutions to fight forest fires. “This year we have seen a large number of forests being destroyed. There is no water available to save the forest," … [Read more...] about Drought in Phu Yen destroys several hectares of forest