Le Van Long, head of Krong Bong District People’s Committee, said to encourage people in Yang Mao, Cư Đrăm and Cư Pui communes outside of the forest not to trespass and exploit wood, local authorities have implemented assistance programmes to help them start businesses and earn sustainable livelihoods. … [Read more...] about Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam
Mang Den tourist site in Kon Tum province, Kontum. Mang Den is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,200 metres above sea level and is part of Kon Plong district. The weather is generally cool all year round with the temperature ranging between 16 and 22 degrees Celsius. These days, Mang Den serves as a national eco-tourism site and boasts majestic primeval forests, diverse flora and fauna, in addition to dozens of lakes and waterfalls. Photo: Nguyen Khanh Vu Khoa … [Read more...] about Seven must-visit destinations of the Central Highlands region
Last Sunday, the first smart city project in Hanoi, carried out by Japan’s Sumitomo and Vietnam’s BRG Group, was officially inaugurated on an area of 330 hectares. So far, 33 cities and provinces around Vietnam have implemented smart city initiatives. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are set to become sustainable cities of the future. As part of the government target which aims to make Ho Chi Minh City the first smart city in Vietnam by 2020 and Hanoi by 2030, billion-dollar mega projects are currently underway to build smart cities. Over the years, urbanisation has been a drive for national socio-economic development. The whole country has more than 830 urban areas and the national urbanisation rate has reached 38.6 per cent. The average economic growth in urban areas is 12-15 per cent, 1.5 to two times higher than the national rate. Urban areas have been the centres of socio-economic activities, innovation, education, scientific and technological research, production, trade … [Read more...] about Big expectations for Vietnam in sustainable smart city development
Tokyo (VNA) - Vietnam is a potential and emerging market, with low risks, good economy and stable politics, Eto Shinji, General Manager of Japanese building product distributor JUTEC Corporation’s Overseas Business Department, has said. “That's why we decided to go there. That was in 2015,” he noted in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent in Tokyo recently. According to him, at first, his company tried to sell Japanese building materials in the Vietnamese market. But unfortunately, the way of building houses in Vietnam is totally different from Japan’s one, and thus, building materials used in Vietnam are totally different from those used in Japan. “We had tried to sell our products to those who have special technical knowledge of Japan, but it was not easy. As a result, we changed our mindset to adapt to the market and then, decided to enter its real estate market because we thought that there is a close link between … [Read more...] about Vietnam hailed for good economy, stable politics: Japanese business executive
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?