A Nepalese resident injured in the recent earthquake is carried by a relative towards an Indian Army helicopter as others follow at Lapu, in Gorkha, on April 28, 2015. Down a side street in Kathmandu, Sumit Balang watched a bulldozer rummage through bricks, concrete chunks and other pieces of a four-story apartment building left in ruins after an earthquake on Saturday. Somewhere in there was his brother. Balang’s eyes followed the slow excavation on Tuesday morning before he showed a text message he received the previous night from his older sibling, Amit: "I need food and help." Maybe Amit Balang, 33, was still alive. Maybe he wasn’t. It started to rain. "We’re all worried that if they don’t find him quickly it’ll be too late," said Sumit Balang, 28, standing before a strip of red-and-white barrier tape with his hands on his hips. More than 72 hours after the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in decades, the death toll climbed past 4,300 with no end in … [Read more...] about Nobody knows just how bad things are in Nepal
How many people are in the army
VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City is known for the helipad perched on the roof of the Bitexco high-rise downtown, but there are quite a few other helipads in the country, most of which are unknown to many Vietnamese. Keangnam Landmark Tower in HanoiMinistry of Construction's permission to build a helipad on the roof of this building. The Ministry of Construction told them that the installation and use of a helipad on the roof must comply with the requirements of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army. Since then, there has been no further information about the installation of a helipad in this building. Even the building's website no longer has information on the helipad. However, from above we can see a helipad on the roof. The purpose of the building of a helipad on the roof is firstly to serve rescue work in special cases and to serve national security and VIPs. Therefore, it is necessary to have a helipad on the roof of high-rise buildings but the number of heliports on the … [Read more...] about How many rooftop helipads in Vietnam?
Met Binh Dinh-born people thanks to power cut The SpratlyIslands town was pitch-dark in evening. A military Major, head of the main island said that the island used to have 25 solar towers, each of them was worth 16,000 USD but at that time, only 5 of them worked. The others had been already damaged by storms. The Major added that power was available round the clock at some places of the main island such as the headquarters of the town administration, the information office, the guest-house and the military medical facility. We stayed with a section of naval soldiers in block of spacious buildings without power available. Knowing that I had problems with battery charge because of the power failure, the head of the mainland himself referred me to Doctor Lieutenant Nguyen Ha Ngoc, who was in charge of the medical care in the island. Doctor Ngoc was a Binh Dinh - born person like me. Lieutenant Ngoc, 30, looked young with short-cut hair. He gave me a tight handshake after the introduction … [Read more...] about Binh Dinh-born people in the Spratly Islands
PANO - All units of the army, on the morning of March 1 st, launched a training ceremony in 2011. On this occasion, Unit S92 under Corps B01 of the Hanoi High Military Command received General Phung Quang Thanh, Politburo member, Deputy-Secretary of the Military Central Commission and Defense Minister, during his working visit to the Unit. It was quite easy to see good preparations by the unit for the training ceremony. So many of the recruits are happy and ready to serve in the army. “I used to be a student with a little practical experience in life. However, I couldn’t imagine how solemn the training ceremony of the units was before. I am sure that other recruits and I will strive hard to effectively train and strictly obey the rules next time.” Nguyen Van Tuong, a recruit under Detachment 11 proudly said. “With an aim of enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the training task, the Company attached much importance to preparations. Earlier, the … [Read more...] about Heroic tradition of the army promoted