A group of more than 30 students from the U.S. are visiting Vietnam to build houses for disadvantaged families in the central province of Quang Ngai. Pho Thanh and Pho Chau Communes. … [Read more...] about American students help build houses for poor people in Vietnam
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(VEN) - A day in July, it was in the broiling sun at noon. The street was quiescent because electricity was cut. Intending to give him some newspapers and look for a source of inspiration of electricity conservation articles, I called "ozone man" Nguyen Van Khai. He said as if he could know what I was thinking: "Do you want to write about electricity conservation? Come here. I'll show you." "Yes," I said and rode a motorbike to the village called "electricity conservation commune". Welcoming me at the village gate, he said: "How quickly you come! Are you curious?" Of course, I am very curious because the national campaign on electricity conservation has faced many difficulties due to people's poor awareness and the habit of electricity waste. However, it is surprising that in this village, people know how to save electricity. That is why the village is called electricity conservation village. Pham Van Phung, the chairman of the Ninh So Commune People's Committee in Thuong Tin … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of a Power Saving Commune
Opinion is divided on whether the common man will benefit if the government licenses these gambling houses; analysts are skeptical even about tourism benefits Ethnic women smile on Dong Van Plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang. It is not clear how the idea of building a casino there would benefit the needy. The plan is part of an intended casino-building spree across Vietnam, where entry barriers for foreign investors are much higher than in neighboring countries. Photo by Luu Quang Pho After being dogged by financing and licensing issues, the five-star casino-resort The Grand - Ho Tram Strip finally opened last week in Vung Tau as part of a US$4.2-billion tourist development aimed at attracting foreign visitors. The massive integrated resort is the sixth casino to be licensed in Vietnam. Elsewhere, in tourism-haven Phu Quoc Island, local leaders have been looking for investors for a casino planned since 2007. Ha Giang and Quang Binh provinces have apparently … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s casino rush in the offing, but will it be a silver bullet?
It is the goal of the project "Disaster Risk Reduction" (abbreviated as DRR), funded for Phu Yen province by Norwegian Red Cross. Implementing this project in the province over the past time has helped to ensure the safety of people's life and property in case of floods, contributing to social security assurance... THE WORKS FOR THE SAKE OF PEOPLE … [Read more...] about Increasing the “resistance” against natural disasters for people in flooded areas
PART A SOCIO-ECONOMIC, NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY OVERVIEW IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2009 In the first 6 months of 2009, the socio-economic situation, national defense and security in the province have advantages but also face difficulties and challenges that affect the socio-economic development. Well-timed measures introduced by Government along with the great effort made by all sectors, departments, enterprises and production and business establishments has helped remain the local economic growth rate. Estimated GDP in six months of 2009 (in comparison with 1994) is VND 14,005.5 billion, reaching 41.9% of the plan, up 7.14% over same period. Specifically, industry - construction sector gains VND 9125.8 billion, reaching 42.1% against the plan, up 7%; service sector gains VND 3622.8 billion, reaching 44.9% of the plan, up 8.9%; the agriculture, forestry and fisheries gain VND 1256.9 billion, reaching 34.1% of the plan, up 3.6% over the same period. … [Read more...] about Socio-Economic Overview In The First 6 Months, A Number Of Tasks And Solutions In The Last 6 Months Of 2009