Super Early Birds running the full and half marathons will also get a finisher souvenir T-shirt with their name on it if they reach the finish line before the allotted time. For groups of 50 people or more, the group's name will be printed on the shirts. … [Read more...] about VnExpress marathon in Ha Long advanced to August 1
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Regarding the plan on artificial islands suggested by the Netherlands, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha said the two sides will need time to conduct thorough research before making a decision, because the area is near the Cu Lao Cham biosphere reserve, a marine protected area, and usually bears impact from strong winds, typhoons and big waves. … [Read more...] about Should artificial islands be built on Cua Dai sea?
An Phu Company which is responsible for the afforestation and forest management project was also shamed after 15.4 cubic metres of timber was found under three holes in their forest areas. The police launched an investigation into deforestation and Lam Dong People's Committee fined the company VND251m (USD10,800) for illegally building 14 houses and illegally converting 28ha of forest land for other usage. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS JANUARY 15
The situation has become more dangerous for locals and tourists alike as the sea continues to eat away at the beach and cause deep holes. According to the locals, erosion often occurs during the rainy season and it has got worse. Nguyen Thi Hoa from Phuoc My Ward said, "The beach was so level before. I've never seen such severe erosion." Huynh Van Nhat from Man Thai Ward agreed, saying that even though he saw lots of coastal erosion, it has never lasted so long and become so bad as had seen recently. If nothing is done then hundreds of metres of the beach will continue to be destroyed and the erosion will affect the coastal roads like Hoang Sa, Truong Sa and Vo Nguyen Giap too. By that time, it will be near impossible to fix anything. "The authorities must deal with the erosion immediately. A sturdier stone embankment must be built. Right now, the embankment is damaged easily by the waves," he said. This year, the erosion occurred later than usual. The Management Board of Son Tra … [Read more...] about Da Nang beaches continue to face erosion
Analyzing satellite images, Duong Cong Dien from the Institute of Mechanics said the formation of the ‘sand island’ is the result of the convergence and interaction between big floods on Thu Bon river, impact of the coastal wave field and hydrodynamics field of Cua Dai beach. … [Read more...] about Many questions remain unanswered about Cua Dai sandbank