"I felt so sorry looking at him. He told me that he is 65 years old. But he had lost all his teeth. And his body was full of injuries. He kept asking me to let him stay, so Hoa and I took him in," Do recalled. … [Read more...] about Russian man stranded in central Vietnam, rescued by locals
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Hien said the country should standardise the regulation on power purchase agreements (PPA) in accordance to international practices because this is the most important factor that determines the cost of capital. The regulation also should have a reasonable risk-sharing and allocating mechanism, avoiding pushing risks to investors. … [Read more...] about International financing key to develop Vietnam’s power sector
Yes Vietnamese companies were at a massive advantage thanks to the government’s success in containing the pandemic. But also the best Vietnamese companies and people shone with their exceptional abilities during the crisis. The old fashioned companies with strict inflexible hierarchies and staff saying “tell me what to do” are probably still nervously waiting for things to get back to the old normal. The modern agile companies on the other hand wasted no time and were able to spring into action in March already. Their organisational structures could be realigned fast, with everyone empowered to help with creative solutions. Nobody has ever dealt with a pandemic like this before, so being creative became the most valued skill. … [Read more...] about How the best companies in Vietnam grew during COVID?
HCM City (VNA) - Located at the centre of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5, Cho Quan Church is the oldest church in the city. It was first built in 1720 with one small building and a prayer area inside. It has suffered frequent destruction and gone through several reconstructions. In 1882 Father Nicolas Hamm decided to rebuild it in its current form. The bell tower has three floors. There are five bells in the second floor that are rung from the first floor. The bells were made in France and sent to Vietnam. The third floor is empty. The interior includes a typical layout of pews for the faithful on either side of an aisle and an ornate altar with an idol of Jesus on the wall. The chapel can accommodate 1,500 people./. … [Read more...] about Visit one of the oldest churches in South Vietnam
On this note, strong partnerships between the United Nations, ASEAN and national governments and other stakeholders are essential to deal with the increasingly complex and uncertain extreme weather and climate situations along with the impacts of transnational slow-onset disaster risks. ASEAN and the United Nations has enjoyed fruitful cooperation through implementation of the Comprehensive Partnership and the Plan of Action. This joint ASEAN-ESCAP work has reflected our cooperation and partnership for the benefit of our peoples. … [Read more...] about Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia