VietNamNet Bridge - Most of the scrap stuck at ports is imported by Vietnamese companies for re-export to China. However, if the re-exports fail, importers will refuse to receive the scrap. Most of the scrap is imported for re-export to China According to Tan Cang Sai Gon Corporation, the volume of waste materials that arrived the port in the first six months of the year increased sharply, with 8,000 containers still uncleared. Vietnamese importers cannot re-export to China as China last year informed WTO that it had stopped importing 24 kinds of waste. The country has prohibited the import of all kinds of household waste. Many enterprises would rather give up imports, because the costs to ruin the scrap would be much higher than the pay for it. As a result, scrap has been left for many days at ports. RELATED NEWS Scrap steel imports threaten Vietnam’s environment Imported waste flooding Vietnam’s ports Mai Nam … [Read more...] about How does waste and scrap enter Vietnam?
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Blood rushed up his head, swelling the face as gravity dropped to near zero. Three days later, the swelling started to go away, and with it, bits of skin. That’s just a glimpse into how going to space on Russian flight Soyuz 37 felt like, Lieutenant General of the Air Force Pham Tuan said as he shared his story with hundreds of Vietnamese students at Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City on May 19. On July 23, 1980, Tuan became the first Vietnamese and the first Asian to travel into space. Accompanying him on the mission launched from Baikonur Space Center was his Russian mentor, astronaut Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko. Prior to becoming an astronaut, he was already a national hero, the first Vietnamese pilot to shoot down a U.S. B52-bomber during aerial combat on December 27, 1972. But an astronaut’s job was a whole lot different from that of a fighter pilot. Tuan recalled stress taking its toll on his sleep, which he had none for many days as the body adapted to … [Read more...] about Home isn’t just Vietnam, it’s Earth: Asia’s 1st astronaut recalls historic journey
One morning in April, an organ donor was brought into an operating room in Hanoi, all alone. Not long after, the recipient was brought in, with a whole family waiting outside, and a man in suit. By the afternoon, the kidney had been successfully transfered from the donor to the recipient. The man in the suit received a load of cash from the recipient’s family, and off he went. For doctors and nurses, the long hours just meant another to hundreds of operations they perform, but for the poor family waiting outside, they had just spent every penny they had on a kidney for their son. The son, Binh*, is a 24-year-old engineer. On the verge of losing a bright future at such a young age due to chronic kidney disease, Binh made the call himself to buy a healthy kidney from the black market. He wanted to leave the chapter of hemodialysis behind. Days of needles For the past five months, Binh had been on hemodialysis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Two large needles were laid out … [Read more...] about For kidney patients in Vietnam, it is either hemodialysis or organ black market
The thief was heavy-set and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. He approached me from behind when I was crossing Le Loi Boulevard in the heart of Saigon, stopping for one second to avoid a foreign motorbike driver. It was like my head had short circuited just a few meters from the most luxurious shopping mall in Saigon, Takashimaya. Across the street, people were still speaking and laughing in front of Saigon Square, but I could only see the man heading straight towards Ben Thanh Market, blending in during rush hour. Some people even moved out of the way to allow him through. I walked back to my office and borrowed a phone from a colleague to lock my bank account and SIM card. The next day I had to go to the police and report the case. There was no chance of getting my belongings back, but I had to report the case so that I could register my ID papers that were lost in the robbery. Glancing up at me from his phone after I told him the story, a young officer asked aimlessly: “5 … [Read more...] about Street theft plagues Vietnam’s largest city
A doctor shows ethnic minority people in the border commune of Dan Hoa, Tuyen Hoa district, Quang Binh in central Vietnam how to prevent malaria. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has been making great strides to move from malaria control towards elimination of the disease, but increasing malaria in disadvantaged areas is threatening the country’s overall progress. According to the World Malaria Report 2017 by the World Health Organisation, the global progress against malaria appeared to have stalled after many years of great public health achievements in response to the disease. In 2016, 91 countries reported a total of 216 million cases of malaria, an increase of 5 million cases over the previous year. The global tally of malaria deaths reached 445 000 deaths, about the same number reported in 2015. Although malaria case incidence has fallen globally since 2010, the rate of decline has stalled and even reversed in some regions since 2014, the report said. Without … [Read more...] about Increasing malaria in disadvantaged areas threatens Vietnam’s progress