Businesses in the field of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) have been the pioneers in transiting to a circular economy model. Enterprises need to build a roadmap for circular strategy from a senior management perspective, following steps such as improvement in the production process, product and business model, Brendan Edgerton, Director of Circular Economy under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recommended. An overview of the workshop. Photo: VCCI Speaking at the circular economy-related workshop on October 14, Edgerton said about 8.6% of production volume in the world has been made following the circular model. If the enterprise lacks close supervision of this roadmap, the number of resources consumed by 2060 is estimated to double that of 2015. The circular economy is a model of using limited resources of water, energy, raw materials, and food towards efficiency, and higher value than the linear economy. Sharing his views at … [Read more...] about Foreign manufacturers boost circular economy in Vietnam
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Chinese ships are dredging more than 100,000 tons a day. Operations of Chinese dredging vessels near Vietnam's Paracel and Spratly islands violate not only Vietnam's sovereignty, sovereignty rights but also international law, a spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated. China's dredging in South China Sea. Image: H I Shutton “Any activities by any parties in Vietnam’s two islands (Paracel and Spratly) and other areas that are under Vietnam’s jurisdiction in the East Sea (referring to South China Sea) violate Vietnam’s sovereignty, sovereignty rights and international law,” Deputy Spokesperson of the Vietnamese foreign ministry Doan Khac Viet said at a press conference on May 28. Forbes reported on May 12 that an unrelenting fleet of China-based dredging vessels are churning up the South China Sea, triggering concerns over the ecological damage by their illegal acting. Satellite images show the incredible scale of the activity. … [Read more...] about China dredging in South China Sea violates Vietnam’s sovereignty, int’l law: Spokesperson
At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
It said a plan to carry out the vaccinations will be sent to the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee soon. As of Friday, some districts had compiled their listing of children aged 12 and above, and were ready to begin vaccination once the plan is approved. The health department did not announce a date for the vaccinations to begin. The Ministry of Health has approved the administration of Covid-19 vaccines for the 12-17 age group, with priority given to the 16 and 17 year olds. Two doses of the same vaccine will have to be used in the vaccination for which parents or other legal guardians must sign their consent. The ministry has not specified the Covid-19 vaccine or vaccines to be used. So far, only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this particular age range. Vietnam has vaccinated around 40.7 million adults with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shots. Around 16.8 million people have been fully vaccinated. Children under … [Read more...] about HCMC to vaccinate 700,000 children against Covid-19
The movie was shown in the "News Currents" category at 2021 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on Oct. 10, 11 and 14, without the presence of crew members as Quy, having health issues, cannot attend the festival. "The film’s clarity, focus and eloquence come from poetic images of decay, crisply captured by cinematographer Xuan Truong Dang. Rotted fruit, fallen leaves, a bowl of rice swarming with ants, broken pots, empty buildings, fading portraits on a weathered wall, collapsed roofs and abandoned villages all speak to the absence of something that was once vital and alive," film news website Screendaily commented. According to the website, "Mien Ky Uc" uses a chain of interrelated stories to explore attitudes about death in Vietnam. "Ritual and practicality, harmony and discord, fond wishes and hard choices all compete in the struggle to achieve a lasting peace for the dear departed," it said, adding in the movie, Hanoi is a clutter of construction sites, traffic jams, … [Read more...] about ‘Mien Ky Uc’ earns kudos at Busan International Film Festival
Vietnam plans to receive 34 million vaccine doses in October and more by the end of the year. It is creating a master vaccination plan for 2022, including vaccinations for children. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu at the meeting The Government’s taskforce on vaccine diplomacy on October 13 convened its regular meeting to review the implementation of tasks assigned by the Prime Minister. Under the Government and Prime Minister’s instructions on focusing on campaigning for vaccines, and with the spirit ‘the best vaccine is the one given to you at the earliest’, more and more vaccine doses have arrived. As of October 13, Vietnam had received 90 million vaccine doses, and it expects to receive 34 million doses more in October. The figure will further increase by the end of the year. The taskforce gave advice and proposed that the Government step up cooperation in vaccine production manufacturing and support the process of producing and testing home-grown … [Read more...] about Vietnam creates vaccination plan for 2022, plans to vaccinate children