Illustrative photo (Photo: Prensa Latina) Havana (VNA) - Suchel TBV S.A., a joint venture between Vietnam and Cuba, was approved by the Cuban Government to build a detergent plant in the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM), according to the Cuban News Agency (ACN). The agency quoted a statement of the ZEMD as saying that the joint venture was set up by Cuba’s Mercantile Society Industries Nexus S.A. and Vietnam’s Thai Binh Detergent JSC, with an operational period of 30 years. The plant whose construction is scheduled to last for 24 months is designed to have an annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes of detergents for domestic and industrial use, replacing more than 90 percent of detergents Cuba has imported from foreign countries. The ZEMD said with an initial investment capital of some 17.6 million USD, the plant will have environmentally friendly production lines, require less energy and generate a minimum of industrial waste. In 2016, Vietnam’s Thai Binh … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Cuba joint venture licensed to produce detergents in Cuba
By Hồ Hoàng Chè đậu xanh rong biển (Seaweed – green bean sweet soup) may not be a familiar specialty for Vietnamese people, but its unique flavour does put footprints on the Vietnamese culinary map and can blow away the hot wind of summer at first bite. A combination of green beans and seaweed, this sweet soup is a perfect blend of land and sea, which brings natural fresh nutrients and delighting flavour to customers. The reason why seaweed – bean sweet soup is still relatively unknown is due to the use of seaweed, which is not so common in daily foods in the country. People nowadays usually use seaweed for snacks, rolling Shushi, or making soup and salad, Thu Quỳnh in Hà Nội’s Đống Đa District, said. Cooling: Green beans, cooked with seaweed help to cool one down in the summer. Students of Hà Nội Medical University, however, feel lucky to have “Ms. … [Read more...] about Seaweed sweet soup a cure for summer heat
Online panacea Some traditional medicines labeled as "Ethno medicine" for various illness including joint treatment, cough, diabetes, and even gynecology are advertised widely on Facebook, said the Dong Nai province Department of Market Management. Without prescribing or consulting with doctors, consumers can click through to purchase and receive folk medicines at home with a guarantee of "a full refund if they do not work" offered by "online pharmacists". However, not only is it hard to check the origin and use of these drugs but also they pose a lot of potential health risks. For example, some mothers have recently passed on the use of a cough medicine for kids which was widely advertised on Facebook. It was said to be an application for pain relief, swelling, cough, cold, healing, burns, insect bites, acne, and itchy rash. The online pharmacists also asserted that the drug was 100 percent natural, formulated by the Dao, and safe for all ages, including infants. However, the medicine … [Read more...] about Online counterfeit goods trap consumers
After the scandal brought out, DeAura spas have been renamed to Lily, Aphrodite Eros, Camellia, and Venus DeAura swindles customers to sign loan agreement DeAura set foot in Vietnam just two years ago, during which a lot of scandals point out dishonest business practices. Dozens of customers have visited the company headquarters to ask for a refund on DeAura's skincare products. Nguyen Thi Hoi coming from Thach That district (Hanoi) was very tired and said that after clicking “Like” on facebook by accident, she was invited to try DeAura’s beauty services and put into loan trap of VND43 million ($1,900). After trying the product on half of her face, she was invited to buy a set of skincare products at the preferential price of VND43 million ($1,900) (the original price was VND73 million–$3,200). Hoi denied numerous times because she was unemployed at the time. However, DeAura officers enticed her with sweet words that she should spend only VND50,000 ($2.2) a … [Read more...] about DeAura scam hard case to punished?
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — To many it may just be you’re everyday life, but to others, it’s art. An exhibition, featuring 60 photos inspired by daily life in Việt Nam is on a display in HCM City. Entitled Pot-Au-Phở, the exhibition is a project by co-authors —French man Julien Brun, and Nguyễn Dạ Quyên. It is part of a wide range of activities being held to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of a diplomatic relationship between Việt Nam and France. The French language is at the source of more than 500 common Vietnamese words such as pâte (pa tê), poupee (búp bê), sandale (xăng đan), balcon (ban công), cirque (xiếc), etc. This exclusive photo exhibition gives visitors a glimpse into the daily life of Vietnamese people, unveiling the secrets of this unique linguistic connection. The exhibition title combines French word pot au feu and … [Read more...] about Photo exhibition to unveil French, Vietnamese linguistic connection