Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?
When well the world end
VietNamNet Bridge – When will HCM City’s flooding end? It is a big question raised for the municipal authorities. After 1975, the number of migrants to HCM City skyrocketed and along with this, slums formed everywhere. Houses were built arbitrarily, breaking the designed planning. Land became gold. The canals, ponds and gardens, and grass covers quickly filled up. In 2005, during a meeting with investors from the US, who wanted to restructure residential areas along the Saigon River, lawyer Xuan Lee Tan said that the highest land prices in the world are beautiful, quiet islands, followed by coastal land, riverside land and suburban land. The lowest price is for urban land. Only poor and undeveloped countries, including Vietnam, are "fond" of urban land. The reasons are very clear. People need clean and comfortable accommodations. Distance is not an issue if public transport is well organized and roads are good. The lower the density of urban residents, the less pressure … [Read more...] about When will the flooding end in HCM City?
In Vietnam, history is used as a reminder of why Vietnamese should be proud of their independence and that their destiny lies in their own hands. It might be possible to live in a country for three years, spend all your time thinking about it, and not be affected by the place. Some expats do - they float above the country, observing it dispassionately. But I've not found that possible for me. And in the case of my posting to Vietnam, it has been impossible. Living in Vietnam has changed me and my perspectives in a way that I know will enrich my professional and family life. … [Read more...] about Vietnam has much to teach the world
Outlook (28-07-2006) An attack that numbed the world by Mai Hien Israel's destruction of Lebanon has numbed the world. Using the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah on July 12 as a pretext, it has launched air strikes; fired an unremitting heavy artillery barrage and sent its infantry into southern Lebanon for the first time since it withdrew in 2000. Newly-elected Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has no reputation as a military strategist, says the massive offensive is intended to relocate the missing soldiers and rescue them. … [Read more...] about An attack that numbed the world
VietNamNet Bridge – The national economy has been growing well and expected to prosper in 2013. However, this economic growth may lead to the high inflation by the end of the year, according to the National Finance Supervision Council. The consumer price index CPI increased slightly in August by 0.63 percent after the two consecutive months of minus decreases. The National Finance Supervision Council, in a report to the government, has warned that this would be a tendency in the fourth quarter of the year. … [Read more...] about Inflation to increase sharply towards the year end