According to the NA-assigned targets, Vietnam’s GDP growth rate in 2020 will be 6.8% while inflation will be kept below 4%. However, the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 in more than 200 countries around the world has made this goal a major challenge which, as assessed by the Government, is difficult to be achieved. Given that fact, the proposal to adjust the growth targets is necessary and consistent with objective reality, looking directly at the socio-economic situation and forecasting the international and domestic situation in the near future. Under the Government’s updated scenario, the country’s GDP will grow by about 4.5% in 2020. The Government has also set a higher growth target of 5.4% in the event of a favourable global situation, with the disease being put under control and the global market recovering. Meanwhile, the consumer price index (CPI) for the whole year will rise by 4% on average; total state budget revenue will see a reduction of VND163 trillion … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30
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Bien Ho Che (Tea lake), in Gia Lai province. The lake is located in Chu Pah district of Gia Lai province, roughly 13km north of the centre of Pleiku city. As the name Bien ho Che (Tea lake) implies itself, it represents the sheer vastness of the surrounding tea hill. Early in the morning when the dew still lingers on the leaves, visitors are able to enjoy the pristine beauty and vitality of the new day. Photo: Nguyen Quang Ngoc Tonkin / Shutterstock. … [Read more...] about Seven must-visit destinations of the Central Highlands region
Two houses with special designs along the bamboo bridge in Tra Su cajuput forest. Tourists can also see flocks of birds, such as cormorants and storks, roaming in water to seek food and singing songs of the wildlife. The deeper tourists go into the forest, the more peaceful they feel as they can hear the sound of oars in the water only. … [Read more...] about Tra Su cajuput forest in summer
The Mekong Delta Region has a total of 564 erosion spots that are over 834km long. 104 spots that are 203km long are the most dangerous. Since 2010, erosion in Mekong Delta has become more urgent and dangerous every year. The Mekong Delta has lost about 300ha of land and mangrove forest to erosion. On May 27, the banks of the Hau River were washed away and one-third of the surface of Highway 91 was lost, threatening dozens of households. On May 13, the erosion on Bui Huu Nghia Street swept two houses into Binh Thuy River. Luckily no one was hurt. In April 2019, serious erosion occurred at the construction site of an incomplete embankment at the O Mon River in Can Tho City. Around 60 metres long and 5 metres deep land was lost. About 11 households were affected. The embankment project was approved after serious erosion occurred there in 2019, damaging 11 houses. Research and surveys have revealed erosion were caused by various reasons such as climate change. The construction of … [Read more...] about Erosion problem keeps getting worse in the Mekong Delta
In 2013, police of H.Krong Pak District in the same province found 1,042 marijuana plants in a garden of a local woman. The grower said that she used the plant to feed pigs, fish, chickens and ducks and did not know marijuana was harmful. … [Read more...] about Chickens chowing down on sweet Mary Jane?